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)

610-838-0731

610-838-8573

newjerelc@gmail.com

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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for March 2 & 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2019

February 28, 2019

  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 Sunday, March 2 & 3, 2019

Acolyte:  Jaymen Mingora

Altar Guild:  Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Jere Reiss

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

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

Lector:  Marianne Zellner

Ushers:  Greg & Cindy Frederick, Forest & Jen Swett

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) AND

Sunday, March 3, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Transfiguration of Our Lord ~ Witnesses to the glory of God in the face of Jesus will be unable to avoid reflecting that glory in the world.  It was true for Moses.  It was doubtless true for Peter, James, and John.  We pray that it will be true of all of us who see the glory of the Lord in the word and in the supper and who are being “transformed into the same image” by the Spirit of God.

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 ~ Ash Wednesday Service at 7:00 p.m. ~ Lent begins with a solemn call to fasting and repentance as we begin our journey to the baptismal waters of Easter.  As we hear in today’s readings, now is the acceptable time to return to the Lord.  During Lent the people of God will reflect on the meaning of their baptism into Christ’s death and resurrection.  The sign of ashes suggests our human mortality and frailty.  What seems like an ending is really an invitation to make each day a new beginning, in which we are washed in God’s mercy and forgiveness.  With the cross on our brow, we long for the spiritual renewal that flows from the springtime Easter feast to come.

 

Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead!

 

 

Servants for Sunday, March 10, 2019

Acolyte:  Gavin Mingora

Altar Guild:  Loretta Duch, Tina McCardle

Assistant to the Pastor:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

Coffee Hour:  Robin Rooth-Fogel, Barbara Young

Lector:  Tammy Welch

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

 

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Sunday, March 10, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ These forty days called Lent are like no other.  It is our opportune time to return to the God who rescues; to receive the gifts of God’s grace; to believe with the heart and confess with the mouth the wonder of God’s love in Jesus; and to resist temptation at every turn.  This is no small pilgrimage on which we have just embarked.  It is a struggle Jesus knew.  It is a struggle Jesus shares.  The nearness of the Lord, in bread and wine, water and word, will uphold and sustain us.

Servants for Sunday, March 17, 2019

Acolyte:  Brianna Arrington

Altar Guild:  Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart

Assistant to the Pastor:  Pat Leith

Assisting Minister:  David Moser

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch

Lector:  Sharon Bender

Ushers:  Glenn Campbell, Greg & Cindy Frederick, Kathy Shermetta

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 17, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Though we sometimes doubt and often resist God’s desire to protect and save us, our God persists.  In holy baptism, God’s people have been called and gathered into a God-initiated relationship that will endure.  Lent provides the church with a time and a tradition in which to seek the face of the Lord again.  Lent provides another occasion to behold the God of our salvation in the face of the Blessed One who “comes in the name of the Lord.”

Servants for Sunday, March 24, 2019

Acolyte:  Jocelyn George

Altar Guild:  Terry Ravier, Alice Wallace

Assistant to the Pastor:  Marianne Zellner

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

Coffee Hour:  Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

Lector:  Larry Brown

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

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, March 24, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ The warnings are plentiful and blunt on the third Sunday in Lent.  Lent is a season of repentance.  Cut it out or get cut down!  The warnings are accompanied by God’s invitation to attentiveness:  “Incline your ear, and come to me; listen, so that you may live.”  The landowner’s ultimatum is forestalled by the gardener’s readiness to till the ground one more year.  That is good news for all of us.  Thanks be to God!

Servants for Sunday, March 31, 2019

Acolyte:  Milli Warjas

Altar Guild:  Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assistant to the Pastor:  Cindy Ziegler

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

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

Lector:  Quinette Brucker

Ushers:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch, Forest & Jen Swett

 

  

 

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ The psalm sets the tone this day:  “Happy are they whose transgressions are forgiven, and whose sin is put away!”  Happy are those who have “become the righteousness of God” in the merits of Christ Jesus.  Happy are those for whom the forgiveness of God has “rolled away. . .the disgrace” of former times.  Happy is the father at the return of his prodigal son.  Happy are we that our sins are forgiven for Jesus’sake.  Rejoice!

 

PLEASE NOTE TODAY FOLLOWING WORSHIP ~ Special Congregational Meeting for Members ~ We will be meeting to vote on the Agreement of  Sale that New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Council has reached with the Saucon Community Bible Fellowship Church regarding the Christ Lutheran property on Easton Road, Hellertown, PA.  The Agreement of Sale is similar to what we have discussed in prior Congregational Meetings and we will have copies available for pick-up by Sunday, March 24, 2019.

 

 

​​ 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!

 

Think Spring!

 

 

 

 

 

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