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!