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 April 6 & 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2019

March 29, 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!










Wishing You and Your Family A Blessed Easter, Alleluia!




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SATURDAY SERVICES will be held on the following dates in 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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Please contact the church office if you are willing to serve on Maundy Thursday,

Good Friday, Easter Vigil, or any remaining roles on Easter Sunday.  Thank you!


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​​Servants for Sunday, April 6 & 7, 2019

Acolyte:  Brady Skuba

Altar Guild:  Loretta Duch, Tina McCardle

Assistant to the Pastor:  Pat Leith

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

Coffee Hour:  Amanda Bokan, Angela Fulmer, Denise Hoffert, Brenda Leister, Jayne Schrantz

Lector:  Cris Hess

Ushers:  Glenn Campbell, Jocelyn George, Amelia Warjas, Tina Young



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

Sunday, April 7, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Fifth Sunday in Lent ~ The Lord our God makes all things new.  In the first reading God promises it.  In the gospel Mary anticipates it, anointing Jesus’ feet with costly perfume in preparation for the day of his burial.  In the second reading we recall the transformation of Saul, the persecutor, into Paul, the apostle.  In baptism, God’s new person (you!) rises daily from the deadly mire of trespasses and sins.



Servants for Sunday, April 14, 2019

Acolyte:  Kenneth Young

Altar Guild:  Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart

Assistant to the Pastor:  Terry Ravier

Assisting Minister:  Dave Moser

Chalister:  Joyce Leith

Coffee Hour:  Robin Rooth-Fogel, Barbara Young

Lector:  Denise Hoffert

Ushers:  Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Jaymen Mingora, Kathy Shermetta




Sunday, April 14, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Palm Sunday ~ The voice of the suffering savior, Jesus, can be heard in the prophet Isaiah’s words and the pleading of the psalm.  We are invited into the agony of our Lord in the extended reading of the story of Jesus’ passion.  In the second reading, we who have put on Christ in holy baptism are urged to let the mind of Christ be our own.  Lent leads us to this holy moment.  Embrace it.




Servants for Thursday, April 18, 2019

Acolyte:   TBD

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assistant to the Pastor:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  TBD

Chalister:  TBD

Coffee Hour:  No Coffee Hour

Lector:  TBD

Ushers:  TBD



Thursday, April 18, 2019 (Worship Service at 7:00 p.m.) ~ Maundy Thursday ~ With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection.  At the heart of the Maundy Thursday liturgy is Jesus’ commandment to love one another.  As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we are called to follow his example as we humbly care for one another, especially the poor and the unloved.  At the Lord’s table we remember Jesus’ sacrifice of his life, even as we are called to offer ourselves in love for the life of the world.



Servants for Friday, April 19, 2019

Acolyte:   TBD

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assistant to the Pastor:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  TBD

Chalister:  TBD

Coffee Hour:  No Coffee Hour

Lector:  TBD

Ushers:  TBD



Friday, April 19, 2019 (Worship Service at 7:00 p.m.) ~ Good Friday ~ At the heart of the Good Friday liturgy is the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross.  The ancient title for this day—the triumph of the cross—reminds us that the church gathers not to mourn this day but to celebrate Christ’s life-giving passion and to find strength and hope in the tree of life.  In the ancient bidding prayer we offer petitions for all the world for whom Christ died.  Today’s liturgy culminates in the Easter Vigil tomorrow evening.



Servants for Saturday, April 20, 2019

Acolyte:   TBD

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assistant to the Pastor:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  TBD

Chalister:  TBD

Coffee Hour:  No Coffee Hour

Lector:  TBD

Ushers:  TBD



Saturday, April 20, 2019 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) ~ Easter Vigil ~ This is the night!  This is our Passover with Christ from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life.  Tonight is the heart of our celebration of the Three Days and the pinnacle of the church’s year.  The resurrection of Christ is proclaimed in word and sign, and we gather around a pillar of fire, hear ancient stories of our faith, welcome new sisters and brothers at the font, and share the food and drink of the promised land.  Raised with Christ, we go forth into the world, aflame with the good news of the resurrection.



Servants for Sunday, April 21, 2019

Acolyte:   TBD

Altar Guild:  Terry Ravier, Alice Wallace

Assistant to the Pastor:  Jere Reiss

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  TBD

Coffee Hour:  Easter Breakfast (8:00–9:30 a.m.)

Lector:  Quinette Brucker

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




Sunday, April 21, 2019 (Worship Service at 10:00 a.m.) ~ Easter ~ “This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  God has indeed raised from the dead the one who was put to death “by hanging him on a tree.”  Alleluia!  God allows Jesus to appear “to us who were chosen by God as witnesses” in holy baptism and invites us to eat and drink at the table of the risen Christ.  Alleluia!



Servants for Sunday, April 28, 2019

Acolyte:  Brianna Arrington

Altar Guild:  Satah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assistant to the Pastor:  Barbara Young

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

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

Lector:  Angie Fulmer

Ushers:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch, Barbara Young, Tina Young 



 Sunday, April 28 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Second Sunday of Easter ~ In spite of all we have heard and all that we have seen, it is often hard to believe.  Because it is hard to believe, we will invest ourselves in the Easter mystery for fifty days (a week of weeks).  Because it is hard to believe, John the evangelist will provide sign after sign celebrating Jesus’ victory over death.  Because it is hard to believe, the Lord Jesus will return to us again and again in the mystery of the holy communion, inviting us to touch and taste his presence, and offering us his peace.



​​ 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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