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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SATURDAY SERVICES will be held on the following dates in 2018-2019
12/01/2018; 01/05/2019; 02/02/2019; 03/02/2019;
04/06/2019; 04/20/2019 (Easter); 05/11/2019; and 06/01/2019
Saturday Services have a smaller, more intimate feel, and are typically held on
the first Saturday of the month, with some variations to capture important dates
in the church year, like Easter. You are invited to join us for these communion services.
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Servants for Sunday, November 4, 2018
Acolyte: Brady Skuba
Altar Guild: Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Terry Ravier
Assisting Minister: Tim Fulmer
Chalister: Kathy Shermetta
Coffee Hour: LeeAnn Malesky, Doris Smith, Alice Wallace, JoAnn Young
Lector: Larry Brown
Ushers: Katie Fogel, Ariana Klein, Jere & Phyllis Reiss
Sunday, November 4, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost/All Saints Sunday ~ Of all three years of the lectionary cycle, this year’s All Saints readings have the most tears. Isaiah and Revelation look forward to the day when God will wipe away all tears; in John’s gospel, Jesus weeps along with Mary and all the gathered mourners before he demonstrates his power over death. On All Saints Day we celebrate the victory won for all the faithful dead, but we grieve for our beloved dead as well, knowing that God honors our tears. We bring our grief to the table and find there a foretaste of Isaiah’s feast to come.
Servants for Sunday, November 11, 2018
Acolyte: Jaymen Mingora
Altar Guild: Trisha Corcoran, Loretta Duch, Tina McCardle
Assistant to the Pastor: Greg Frederick
Assisting Minister: Cindy Ziegler
Chalister: Joyce Leith
Coffee Hour: Robin Rooth-Fogel, Barbara Young
Lector: Riley Craig
Ushers: Glenn Campbell, Greg & Cindy Frederick, Tina Young
Sunday, November 11, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Widows are visible everywhere in today’s readings. Jesus denounces those scribes who pray impressive prayers but devour widows’ houses. He commends the poor widow who in his view gave far more than the major donors. Jesus doesn’t see her simply as an object of compassion or charity. She, like the widow of Zarephath who shares her last bit of food with Elijah, does something of great importance.
Servants for Sunday, November 18, 2018
Acolyte: Alyssa Milan
Altar Guild: Sarah Acker, Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart, Kathy Shermetta
Assistant to the Pastor: Marianne Zellner
Assisting Minister: Barbara Young
Chalister: Linda Weaver
Coffee Hour: Preschool Sunday
Lector: Quinette Brucker
Ushers: Glenn Cressman, Cindy Hart, Ron & Carol Miller
Sunday, November 18, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost ~ November begins with All Saints Day and ends in or near Advent, when we anticipate Christ’s coming again. So the readings today tell of the final resurrection and the end time. In the turmoil of hope, fear, and disbelief that these predictions provoke in us, Hebrews sounds a note of confident trust. Christ makes a way for us where there is no way, and we walk it confidently, our hearts and bodies washed in baptismal water, trusting the one who has promised. The more we see the last day approaching, the more important it is to meet together to provoke one another to love.
Servants for Sunday, November 25, 2018
Acolyte: Angeline Young
Altar Guild: Terry Ravier, Alice Wallace, Barbara Young
Assistant to the Pastor: Bill Young
Assisting Minister: Pauli Connelly
Chalister: Denise Hoffert
Coffee Hour: Lee Ann Malesky, Doris Smith, Alice Wallace
Lector: Brianna Arrington
Ushers: Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Larry Brown, Tammy Welch
Sunday, November 25, 2018 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Twenty-seventh Sunday after Pentecost/Christ the King ~ Even after Israel had experienced the vagaries of kings, they still longed for a true king to set things right. He would have the king’s title of Anointed One (Messiah); he would be the “one like a human being” (Son of Man) given dominion in Daniel’s vision. Jesus is given these titles, even though he is nothing like an earthly king. His authority comes from the truth to which he bears witness, and those who recognize the truth voluntarily listen to him. We look forward to the day he is given dominion, knowing his victory will be the non-violent victory of love.
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!