New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3233 Apples Church Road

Bethlehem, PA 18015

Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

Saturday Worship: NO Worship TBD

(1st Saturday of the Month)

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

Office Hours: 7:15 AM - 11:15 AM (Mon-Thurs)



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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for January 5 & 6, 13, 20 (CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER), and 27, 2019

December 29, 2018


  May God fill you with his New goodness everyday in 2019

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 2019:

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 Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. &

Sunday, January 6, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Acolyte:  Milli Warjas

Altar Guild:  Loretta Duch, Tina McCardle

Assistant to the Pastor:  Cindy Ziegler

Assisting Minister:  Tina Milan

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Lee Ann Malesky, Doris Snyder, Alice Wallace, JoAnn Young

Lector:  Quinette Brucker

Ushers:  Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Glenn Campbell, Kenneth Young




Saturday, January 5, 2019  (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) and

Sunday, January 6, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Epiphany of Our Lord ~ Epiphany means “manifestation.”  On this day we celebrate the revelation of Christ to the Gentiles—that is, to all nations.  Some Christian traditions celebrate three great epiphanies on this day:  the magi’s adoration of the Christ child, Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River, and his first miracle, in which he changes water into wine.  The word and sacraments are for us the great epiphany of God’s grace and mercy.  We go forth to witness to the light that shines brightly in our midst.

Servants for Sunday, January 13, 2019

Acolyte:  Jadelyn George

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Terry Ravier

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

Coffee Hour:  Nancy Litzenberger, Ron & Carol Miller, Caroline Skuba

Lector:  Marianne Zellner

Ushers:  Alyssa & Tina Milan, Kathy Shermetta, Tina Young



​​Sunday, January 13, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Baptism of Our Lord ~ The Baptism of Our Lord cannot help but recall our own and all baptismal blessings.  We recall and celebrate our adoption as daughters and sons, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.”  On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of the beloved Son of God in bread and wine.

Servants for Sunday, January 20, 2019

Acolyte:  Brianna Arrington

Altar Guild:  Terry Ravier, Alice Wallace, Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Jere Reiss

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Quinette Brucker

Coffee Hour:  Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

Lector:  Denise Hoffert

Ushers:  Glenn Cressman, Ron & Carol Miller, Barbara Young



(CANCELLED) Sunday, January 20, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Second Sunday After Epiphany ~ The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of the glory of God to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at the baptism of Jesus—today using wedding imagery.  Our God rejoices over God’s people “as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride.”  By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone.  In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last.  Taste and see.

Servants for Sunday, January 29, 2019

Acolyte:  Riley Craig

Altar Guild:  Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Glenn Campbell

Assisting Minister:  David Moser

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown, Tammy Welch

Lector:  Sharon Bender

Ushers:  Larry Brown, Cindy Hart, Tammy Welch, Kenneth Young



Sunday, January 29, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Third Sunday After Epiphany ~ The glory of the Lord is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention.  People weep.  People prostrate themselves in prayer.  The unity of the church is another reflection of the glory of God.  Most gloriously, the promises of God are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ.  Gather round.  Listen up.  Glimpse the glory of God.



​​ 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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