New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

Saturday Worship: 6:00 PM

(1st Saturday of the Month)

Sunday Church School: 10:30 AM (Sept-May)

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Mon-Fri)



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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for August 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2018

July 30, 2018


 May God fill you with his New goodness everyday in 2018

and may the love of Jesus overflow

from you to others throughout the year!


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​​Servants for Sunday, August 5, 2018

Acolyte:  Gabrielle Miller

Altar Guild:  Alice Wallace; Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

Coffee Hour:  NO Coffee Hour

Lector:  Frank Petak, Jr.

Ushers:  Katie Fogel, Ariana Klein, Jere & Phyllis Reiss





​​Saturday, August 4, 2018 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) AND

Sunday, August 5, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost ~ Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is daily manna they want.  As always in John’s gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself.  He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world.  He calls us to come to him and believe in him, and through that relationship to know the one who sent him.

Servants for Sunday, August 12, 2018

Acolyte:  Ben Fogel

Altar Guild:  Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Bill Young

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Joyce Leith

Coffee Hour:  Barbara Young

Lector:  Denise Hoffert

Ushers:  Greg & Cindy Frederick, Wendy Pepkowski, Tina Young




​​Sunday, August 12, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day.  In Ephesians Paul tells us what this life Jesus gives us looks like, this life we live as those marked with the seal of the Holy Spirit in baptism.  We live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us.  The whole purpose of life is giving yourself for the other.

Servants for Sunday, August 19, 2018

Acolyte:  Alyssa Milan

Altar Guild:  Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch

Assistant to the Pastor:  Cindy Ziegler

Assisting Minister:  David Moser

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

Coffee Hour:  Choir

Lector:  Leatrice Soldo

Ushers:  Glenn Cressman, Cindy Hart, Ron & Carol Miller




​​Sunday, August 19, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Wisdom prepares a feast, sets her table, and invites all to come and eat her bread and drink her wine.  The first chapter of John’s gospel owes much to the biblical tradition that imagined Wisdom as existing before anything was created and having a role in the work of creation.  Christ, the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:24), today invites us to eat his flesh and drink his blood. John’s gospel includes no account of the institution of the Lord’s supper, but here we can't help hearing Jesus’ words as an invitation to the meal of bread and wine we share.

Servants for Sunday, August 26, 2018

Acolyte:  Kenneth Young

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Marianne Zellner

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Congregational Care & Outreach

Lector:  Cris Hess

Ushers:  Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Larry Brown, Tammy Welch




Sunday, August 26, 2018 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ In today’s gospel many people take offense at Jesus’ invitation to eat his flesh and drink his blood; even many of Jesus’ disciples peel off.  This is the backdrop in John’s gospel for Peter’s confession of faith.  “To whom can we go?” asks Peter, in words we sometimes sing just before the gospel is read.  “You have the words of eternal life.” In order to take such a stand, as Peter and Joshua did, Paul tells us to arm ourselves with the word of God.  We pray in the Spirit that we might be bold ambassadors of the gospel.

​​ New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church wishes you a blessed day

and we pray that Christ's message of eternal life fills you with hope and love!



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