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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Ministries for June 1-30, 2019 and Upcoming Events

May 29, 2019

 

 

 

. . .  in June

 

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Worship Service

 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

   9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Seventh Sunday of Easter

10:00 a.m.—NO Fellowship

12:00 noon—Church Picnic at Spring Valley Sportsmen Club (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

7:00 p.m.—Cemetery Assoc. (LS)

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Volunteer Training

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019 

1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Preschool Closing Program

 

Friday, June 7, 2019

Free

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

11:00 p.m.—Knoebels  (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Day of Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:00 a.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

10:30 a.m.—Congregational Care & Outreach (CC&O) Committee Meeting

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, June 10, 2019

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

6:00 p.m.—Men's Ministry Dinner at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Men's Ministry Meeting at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Announcement deadline

7:00 p.m.—AA  

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at Grida's in Richlandtown (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Friday, June 14, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Food Bank Delivery (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

8:45 a.m.—Food Bank Distribution (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019

 

   9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Holy Trinity
10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

5:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Dinner (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts

7:00 p.m.—Saucon Valley Lions Club Meeting

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

9:30 a.m.—Prime Timers (see Mark Your Calendar below)

5:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Dinner (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

5:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Dinner (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

5:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Dinner (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Friday, June 21, 2019

 

 

 

 

5:30 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) Dinner (see Mark Your Calendar below) 

6:00 p.m.—Vacation Bible School (VBS) (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

8:45 a.m.—Food Bank Distribution (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Sunday, June 23, 2019

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Second Sunday of Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  7:00 p.m.—AA

 

Monday, June 24, 2019

 

6:30 p.m.—Choir Practice

7:00 p.m.—Boy Scouts

 

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Deadline for the July Angelus

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at Rita's in Hellertown (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

7:00 p.m.—AA  

 

Thursday, June 27, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—Iron Pigs Game (see Mark Your Calendar below)

 

Friday, June 28, 2019

Free

 

Saturday, June 29, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Saturday Worship Service

 

Sunday, June 30, 2019

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Third Sunday of Pentecost

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  3:00 p.m.—AA Special Event

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 2019 UPDATES

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Offering Envelopes are available for pick up in the Narthex.  Please take yours, a family member, or neighbor's with you to help defray the costs of mailing the envelopes. 

 

 

Please be aware that the envelope numbers have changed for 2019. Please be sure to put your new number on your check or contribution. Effective January 1, 2019, please discard your 2018 envelopes in order to help with the accounting process.  Thank you.

 

Offering Checks ~ Offering checks should be made out to New Jerusalem Church or NJELC.  

 

If you are not receiving the Angelus (Church Newsletter) either electronically or via the mail, please contact the church office at 610-838-0731 and provide your name, email, and address to correct to error.

 

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HELP US GROW AT NEW JERUSALEM

 

 

 

We have partnered with Vanco Payment Solutions to allow church members to contribute their offerings electronically from their personal checking or saving accounts directly to the church at no cost to them.  Click this link Vanco Website to create your free online profile and set up your giving preferences.  Giving will now be easier and hassle free.  

 

Below is a brief description about 'Giving Electronically'.

 

Electronic gifts are fast and secure, and they reduce administrative costs, allowing more of every dollar to fund the important work we are called to do.

 

+  Give anytime, anywhere to your favorite funds

+  Schedule and manage recurring donations even when you are on vacation.

+  Make one-time donations to special appeals

+  Pay for events, programs, and other activities

+  Don’t have to cash or a checkbook

 

Peace be with you,

Terry Ravier

 

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2019 Altar Flower Sign-up Sheet is located in the Narthex. 

 

Altar flowers are a great way to honor or remember someone dear. 
The cost is $35.00 or 2 people/families may share a week for $17.50/each.

 

The Altar Guild is in need of 46 oz. cans to put the Sunday flowers in to take them to our shut-ins.

 

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Mr. Phil Diaz’ Music Corner

 

Music has always played a pivotal role in Phil's life.  Success at the PMEA District, Region and State Chorus festivals motivated Phil to pursue vocal studies at the collegiate level.  Studies at The University of The Arts, The Boston Conservatory, and East Stroudsburg University have only strengthened his musical foundation.  He has performed with the Pennsylvania Lyric Opera, Amici Opera, Boston Conservatory Opera Studio, Philly Pops, and at Northampton Community College.  Phil has extensive conducting and music directing experience having directed ensembles at The University of the Arts, Northampton Community College, Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, and Northampton Area High School.  Many of his vocal students have successfully auditioned into music programs at DeSales, Muhlenberg, Ithaca, Northwestern, The New England Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music.  Phil is a proud member of The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Lehigh Valley Arts Council, and The Nazareth Bath Regional Chamber of Commerce.  In his spare time, Phil enjoys reading, working out, and traveling.  Phil is very excited to be a part of New Jerusalem community and looks forward to a great year.

 

 

Choir practice will be held on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.  All are welcome!

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Phil at voicemage5486@hotmailcom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prayer Shawls

 

There is a basket of beautiful handmade prayer shawls in the Narthex.  If you know of someone who is having hard times (illness, sadness, troubles), please take one for them.  These shawls are meant to show a tangible message of God's love and the care and concern of friends from New Jerusalem.

 

 

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​Would you like to learn to Quilt?

 

If you would like to learn or already know how, please join our quilters on Tuesday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

 

 

 

 

 

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Do you like to pray?  Do you like to pray for others? 

 

Please join our Prayer Team if this sounds like you.  If you prefer notices by email contact Kathy Fenstermacher at kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com.  If you would to receive a phone call please write your name and phone number on paper and submit to the church office.  If you want to include your name and number and place in the offering plate we will be sure to get it to Bernice Sandy.  Thank you being part of this ministry! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Volunteers Needed for the Fellowship Committee ~ The Fellowship Committee provides tasty treats for your enjoyment after worship every Sunday and is in need of additional volunteers to provide items.  Currently the number of congregational members is at a minimum and could use some help.  If you have any interest in providing an occasional snack for coffee hour, please see or get in touch with LeeAnn Malesky.  If you would like to team up with another family or a couple of people, we can work with you on doing that.  If you would like to offer your assistance on setup and or clean up, that is welcome also.  We thank all of those that have provided for us in any way with this ministry.  With thanks, Fellowship Committee.

 

 

 

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NJELC Ride Share ~ Consider adding your name to the NJELC Ride Share list, which will be distributed to our members who require home visitation, to be used in the event that they need a ride to a doctor's appointment, worship, or community event.  

 

Sign up on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex or by contacting the church office at 610-838-0731.

 

 

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Weston Nursing Home Visits in Hellertown ~ Participants may visit residents, play games, share stories, read to residents, etc.  

 

Dates and times are listed on a form in the Narthex, please sign up.  Contact Robin Rooth-Fogel for more information or the church office at 610-838-0731.

 

 

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​​Giant Gift Card Rewards Program ~ GIANT SHOPPERS!  We have been selling Giant Gift Coupons for the past year and about 10 families that support the program.  

 

We would invite you to participate in this EASY program to support New Jerusalem Church!  

 

Giant gift coupons are available in the Upper Room during coffee hour each Sunday.  You can purchase your gift coupons with cash or a check made out to NJELC.  Denominations are $100, $50, $25, and $20 cards are available immediately.  If you wish to place a larger order, over $300.00, please contact or see Tina McCardle and she will see that your order can be filled properly. 

 

We could be selling more of these coupons if you would only give it a try and get in the habit of making the gift coupon purchase prior to your food shopping trip!

 

Please see Tina McCardle in the Upper Room to help support our efforts in the church.  Call her with questions or future special orders at 610-838-6784 or email her at cameron35@rcn.com.  Tina Young will be assisting when Tina McCardle is not available.

 

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New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church (NJELC) Food Bank has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program for the month of June 2019.  The GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program 

(https://giant.bags4mycause.com), which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  The NJELC Food Bank was selected as the June beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the GIANT located at 1800 Leithsville Road, Hellertown, PA.

 

NJELC Food Bank will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable

Bags 4 My Cause Bag is purchased at this location during June. 

 

Please help support this fundraiser for our Food Bank!

 

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Clothing (see styles, sizes, and price list below) with the new logo 'New Jerusalem founded as Apples Church' is now available in your choice of the small left chest decal or a full center decal.  Let's get our name out there.  This is not a fundraiser.

 

The first price listed is for sizes Youth and Adult Small thru XL - next price is size 2XL - next price is size 3XL.  Youth sizes available just let me know the item and I will check if it is available in youth size.  Not all items may be available in all sizes and colors.  These are complete prices with the decal.  Prices are based on Jerzees, Gildan, or Port and Company brands of apparel.

 

Tee Shirt - $9 - $10 - $11; Women's V-neck Tee - $11 - $12 - $13; Men's V-neck Tee - $11 - $12 - $13; Long Sleeved Tee - $14.50 - $16.50 - $18.50; Polo or Golf Shirt - $16 - $18 - $20; Crew Neck Sweatshirt - $16- $18 - $20; Cardigan Fleece - sizes S/M or L/XL (meaning 2 size options only) - $23; Hoodie Sweatshirts - $23 - $25 - $27; Zip-up Hoodie Sweatshirt - $29 - $31 - $33.  Prices vary by size.  Prices are a group rate.

 

For those that may not be interested in clothing but want to support the church's new logo consider a tote bag.  

 

Colors available on your preference based on item's manufacture availability.  If you'd like to see any actual item in person you may stop by Saucon Valley Sporting Goods, 37 West Water Street, Hellertown, PA 18055 (610-838-7296) to try on similar clothing for sizes and see color options.  Their information will be listed below.

 

COLORS:  Negotiable ~ The goal is to get the name of New Jerusalem out in the community.  The main design is outlined in white so it will show up nicely on a variety of colors.  The larger design may be used on the tee shirt, long sleeved tee shirt, crew neck or hooded sweatshirts. They will go on the front unless you specify the back.

 

Any questions may be directed to Kathy Fenstermacher at 610-984-3489 or kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com.

 

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Cooke Tavern Soup Sale Benefiting the Youth Group Activities ~ The group will be selling soup for $8.00 each or 2 for $15.00.  They will make great gifts. 

 

Funds will stay in the account for future youth activities. 

 

The gourmet recipes are easy to prepare and offer only the finest freeze-dried and all-natural ingredients.  The product offers:

* No salt, preservatives, or MSG

* All vegetarian mixes

* Many mixes are gluten free to accommodate for dietary challenges

 

Soups include:

  • Barn Raising Country Vegetable

  • Blacksmith's Black Bean Chili

  • Candlelight Corn Chowder

  • Colonel Maxwell's Minestrone

  • Colonial Broccoli Cheddar Chowder

  • Farmer Al’s Homegrown Tomato Basil Bisque

  • Henna Marie's Potato Cheese Soup

  • Mi Madre Maria's Chicken Tortilla

  • Pioneer Split Pea

 

We do have the beef sticks to sell also.  Assorted flavors are available.  They are $1.00 each.  If you don't see them set out, please contact a youth or adult associated with our Youth.

 

Please see Kathy Fenstermacher or any member of the

Youth Group for more information.

Thank you.

 

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New Jerusalem Community Food Bank

 

Current Needs:  Paper Products:  paper towels, toilet paper, tissues plates, etc.  Thank you for your contributions!

 

Food Bank Delivery:  Friday, June 14, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Days:  Saturday, June 15 and 22, 2019 from 8:45–10:45 a.m.

 

During the month of May 2019, 70 families were served at New Jerusalem Food Bank.  Income was $100.00, expenses were $825.00.  There is a grant from Second Harvest that is used for food. 

 

Food donations from local area churches, organizations, and families for May were:  Christ Lutheran Church–Hellertown, First UCC, Hellertown Post Office, Saucon Bible Fellowship Church, St. Luke's Old Williams Church, and Apples Preschool Families.

 

Volunteer Information:  If you or your group or organization (ages 12 or older) are interested in volunteering at the food bank, please see or contact Tammy Welch at donniesmom180@yahoo.com.  

 

For more information about our Food Bank, please click here.

 

Thank you to all of the volunteers that ensure the New Jerusalem Food Bank runs smoothly and to our most generous community! 

Thank you for making this community stronger! 

 

 

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New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church (NJELC) Food Bank has been selected as a beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program for the month of June 2019.  The GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program 

(https://giant.bags4mycause.com), which launched in March 2019, is a reusable bag program that facilitates community support with the goal to make a difference in the communities where shoppers live and work.  The NJELC Food Bank was selected as the June beneficiary of the program by store leadership at the GIANT located at 1800 Leithsville Road, Hellertown, PA.

 

NJELC Food Bank will receive a $1 donation every time the $2.50 reusable

Bags 4 My Cause Bag is purchased at this location during June. 

 

Please help support this fundraiser for our Food Bank!

 

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Apple's Preschool News

 

 

The Pre-K Classes are finishing the alphabet and assessments have been completed for:  letter and number recognition, shapes, colors, name writing, scissor and puzzle skills, opposites, patterning, sequencing, sizes, rhyming, and spatial positioning.  The Letters Q and U have been married, on their special day, with a fun-filled reception that followed the ceremony.  Miss Katrina and her fiancé, Mitch have also joined together in matrimony on May 19, 2019.

 

We are offering a summer program during the week of July 15th through 19th in which our new and returning students can enjoy mornings filled with learning activities and crafts, snacks, and music.

 

We currently have 40 children enrolled for the 2019–2020 school year, with plenty of openings still to be filled.

 

All are welcome to join us for our Closing Program to be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., with a Make-Your-Own-Sundae Party to follow.

 

 

Check out the fun things we did at Preschool in June!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 

2019 APPLE'S PRESCHOOL GRADUATES!

 

We look forward to a year filled with many new learning experiences in 2019-2020.  For more information, click here to see our church website's Preschool tab introducing you to our teachers, school days and times, and our philosophy.

 

You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ApplesChurchPreschool.

 

Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise

 

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Food donations from local area churches, organizations, and families for May were:  Christ Lutheran Church–Hellertown, First UCC, Hellertown Post Office, Saucon Bible Fellowship Church, St. Luke's Old Williams Church, and Apples Preschool Families.

 

Thank you to all our volunteers that ensure the New Jerusalem Food Bank runs smoothly.

 

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FOR  2019 EVENTS

 

 

 

 

Our next book is titled Lilac Girls

 

Our next meeting is on Tuesday, June TBD, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Sacristy.  Look for the signs.

 

Happy reading!

 

 

New Jerusalem's Church Picnic will be held on

Sunday, June 2, 2019 starting at 12:00 noon at the Spring Valley Sportsmen's Club

 

The Fellowship Committee will provide Beef BBQ, Hot dogs and Beverages.  Please bring a side and/or dessert to share.  Bring along games and a lawn chair to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship. 

 

Barbara Young will be calling Bingo and if anyone would like to make a donation for prizes, they should let her know ASAP.

 

Please use the sign-up sheet in the Upper Room or Narthex.

 

See you there!

 

 

 

HIKE  & BIKE MONDAYS

 

Where:    Upper Saucon Park (meet near the bathrooms)

Time:       Monday evenings at 6:00 p.m. starting June 3, 2019

Activity:  Bike/Hike Rails to Trail—ride as a group

 

All are welcome!

 

Contact Drake Brintzenhoff for more information at 610-737-4674.

 

 

 

Calling all New Jerusalem Church's Youth and Members for a Planting Party ~ Dave and Shirlene Moser are looking for individuals who would be interested in helping them plant dahlia bulbs and watch the beauty of God's creation grow.

 

Date:  Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time:  8:00 a.m.  until ?

Location:  Their home at 3826 Mockingbird Hill Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015

 

 

Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for planting.

Please contact Dave and Shirlene for more information at 610-838-9975.

 

All proceeds from the Moser's 'Delightful Dahlia' arrangements  

benefit the New Jerusalem Food Bank.

 

 

 

 

 

Come join us at Knoebels on Saturday, June 8, 2019

The park opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m. 

Meet us at Pavilion K! 

 

Please contact Glenn Campbell for more information at 610-838-2576.

 

 

 

 

 

 

meetingImproving Men’s Group Congregational Activities

 

If you are interested in starting or improving a vibrant men’s ministry in your congregation, please consider attending an interactive light dinner and meeting sponsored by the Synod’s Men in Mission group (http://nepasynod.org/). The focus will be on sharing successful practices and listening to what’s working well for Men’s Groups at congregations of various sizes. Some resources will be provided, and together we hope to jointly develop some congregational action plans based on the

experience in the room. The Synod’s Men in Mission group hopes to offer this program at various locations around our territory.

 

The second such offering will take place on Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019 at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, PA 18078. The event will begin with a catered light dinner at 6:00 p.m., with the program following at 7:00 and concluding by 8:30 p.m.

 

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by June 4th with your name, contact information, congregation, and number of attendees to the following e-mail address (info@nepsynod.org) or phone number (610) 266-5101).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice Cream Socials ~ Come enjoy some ice cream and fellowship this summer; if able wear a New Jerusalem, Thrivent, or VBS related shirt.

 

 

Meet at 7:00 p.m. on:

  • Thursday, June 13, 2019—Grida's, 36 N. Main St., Richlandtown, PA 18955

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2019—Rita’s, 1130 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

  • Wed., July 3, 2019—Bethlehem Dairy Store, 1430 Linden St., Bethlehem, PA 18018

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019—Vassi's Drive Inn, 1666 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

  • Monday, August 5, 2019—Inside Scoop, 301 N. Third St., Coopersburg, PA 18036

  • Thursday, August 22, 2019—McDonalds, 14 Main St., Hellertown, PA 18055

 

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Fenstermacher at 610-838-6059 or email kathyfenstermacher@gmail.com.

 

 

Bring a friend!

 

 

 

2019 Graduates and Families of Graduates ~ Please contact the church office at newjerelc@gmail.com or drop a note in the offering plate with their information, i.e., name, school, graduate level, so we can congratulate and recognize them.  Please have the information into the church office by Sunday, June 23, 2019. 

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019! 

Save the date June 17–21, 2019. 

 

We're going To Mars and Beyond.  

 

"Glory to God who is able to do far beyond

all that we could ask or imagine by his power

at work within us!"  Ephesians 3:20 

 

Please consider how you can be a part of this exciting Children's Ministry.  Team Leader, Decorations Leader, Storyteller Leader, Dinner Leader, Snack Leader, Games Leader, Volunteer in Music, Crew, Science, Crafts, Skit, Clean Up, etc.

 

 Many things will be worked out as we move forward.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

 

There will be two training sessions prior to the week of VBS.  VBS volunteer training sessions will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. OR Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will meet at the New Jerusalem Church parking lot on

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. 

  

We will be touring Martin Guitar (510 Sycamore Street, Nazareth, PA 18064).

 

The sign-up sheets will be located in the Narthex. 

For questions, contact Loretta at 610-838-7428.   


All are welcome.  Hope to see you there. . .Loretta Duch

 

 

NJELC at Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs ~ Join us on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to see the Pigs play the Rochester Red Wings. 

 

Drake Brintzenhoff has the LV Iron Pigs tickets (50 seats ) & 1 lucky person will be able to throw out the first pitch.  We will pick that person on Sunday, June 23rd & Drake can deliver your tickets then.  So please see Drake or make arrangements to pick them up.  For more information, call or text Drake at 610-737-4674 or djdrake@epix.net.  I will be at most of the church events next week, also.  The seats are in Section 119 & parking is extra.

 

Laugh, Cheer, Oink!

Go Pigs!

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH BENEFIT (COB) 2019:

Keep Your Donation Dollars Local 

 

Once again, for the 18th year, COB is fundraising to help our neighbors in need in the Southern Lehigh and surrounding communities. 

 

Please go to www.cobcares.org for information on our recipients this year:  Pam Wallace of Coopersburg, Stacie Herceg of Center Valley, Dana and Maddy Kershner, Jim Hardy and David Tankelewicz of Quakertown.  David is a US Marine Veteran.

 

To date, COB has helped neighbors needing financial support due to serious medical issues.  We have been blessed to help 56 individuals/families by raising over $892,000. 

 

Though we no longer have our beloved block party, we still fundraiser by solicitations, raffle, restaurant fundraisers, our COBCares Golf Invitational on July 24, 2019 at Wedgewood and our COBScares 5K, 2.5 walk and Kids Fun Run at DeSales on October 19, 2019.  Registrations and more info on these events is available through our website. 

 

Raffle tickets are now available for our $5,000 raffle. Tickets will be sold at Link Beverage on Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends, available by contacting Mike Loew 610-248-7056 or lurf812@yahoo.com or at Coopersburg Community Day on September 21, 2019 where the raffle drawing will be held at 4:00 p.m. at the Main Stage.

 

Please come out in support of our 2019 recipients and the upcoming COB events!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training ~ Training will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church-Hellertown, 69 Main Street, Hellertown, PA.

 

Eucharistic Visitors are members of the congregation who under the supervision of their pastor, are trained to bring the communion meal from worship to ill and homebound members of their congregation who are unable to attend service.  

 

LCSs training ministry engages learners in the Biblical and theological background of the Sacrament of Holy Communion and teaches potential Eucharistic Visitors about visitation and administration of the sacrament.  The cost is $25.00 per person and registration is required. 

 

Please contact Julia Menzo, at jmenzo@libertylutheran.org.

 

 

 

Bear Creek Lutheran Camp offers year-round opportunities for environmental education programs, nature day camp, residential youth camps, and weekend retreats for all age groups.

 

We have been in conversation with Bear Creek Camp in Wilkes Barre, PA.  New Jerusalem will participate in an Adult Service Project the weekend of October 4–6, 2019.  Anyone 18 and older that would consider joining us for the event, please reply to tsravier3@gmail.com by April 15, 2019.  They don't know what the service projects will be at this time.

 

We will be preparing our own means.  Cabins house 10 people with bunk beds and heat.  There will be free time for activities. 

 

Check out their website at https://bearcreekcamp.org/our-history/.

 

 

 

 

  

SAVE THE DATE ~  Saturday, November 9, 2019

 Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m.

 

More information to follow.

 

 

 

 

 

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