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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Ministries for July 1-31, 2019 and Upcoming Events

June 29, 2019




. . .  in July




Monday, July 1, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7:00 p.m.—Ice Cream Social at Bethlehem Dairy Store in Bethlehem (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, July 4, 2019 




Church Office CLOSED

1:00 p.m.—NO Cards



Friday, July 5, 2019



Saturday, July 6, 2019



Sunday, July 7, 2019

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

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 8, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

7:00 p.m.—AA  


Thursday, July 11, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

5:45 p.m.—Goose Chase (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00–10:00 p.m.—Support the Community Outreach Benefit/COBCares at the Inside Scoop


Friday, July 12, 2019

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


Saturday, July 13, 2019



Sunday, July 14, 2019

   9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Fifth Sunday of Pentecost
10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:00 a.m.—NO Congregational Care and Outreach (CCO) Committee Meeting 

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 15, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike (see Mark Your Calendar below)

7:00 p.m.—Preschool Summer Program

7:00 p.m.—Saucon Valley Lion's Club Meeting


Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  9:00 a.m.—Quilters

12:00 noon—Prime Timers (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  7:00 p.m.—Preschool Summer Program

  7:00 p.m.—Endowment Meeting


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

11:00–9:00 p.m.—Support the Community Outreach Benefit/COBCares at Ecco Domani

  7:00 p.m.—Preschool Summer Program

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, July 18, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Preschool Summer Program

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


Friday, July 19, 2019

7:00 p.m.—Preschool Summer Program


Saturday, July 20, 2019

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


Sunday, July 21, 2019

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

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:30 a.m.—Worship & Music Committee Meeting

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 22, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Deadline for the Angelus

9:00 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

5:00 p.m.—Food for Friends  

7:00 p.m.—AA  


Thursday, July 25, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting


Friday, July 26, 2019



Saturday, July 27, 2019

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

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.—'Loaves & Fishes' Free Community Luncheon Meal at St. Paul's Methodist Church

                                       (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, July 28, 2019

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

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, July 29, 2019

6:00 p.m.—Hike & Bike (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

7:00 p.m.—AA  








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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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





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.









Have you ever taken a photo* at a New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church (NJELC) event? 


We would LOVE to share your photos on the NJELC website and/or Facebook!


Send them to:


+  Facebook:  Kathy Fenstermacher at;

                       Caroline Skuba at; or

                       Pastor Lauren at


+  NJELC website:  Linda Weaver at


*PLEASE NOTE:  If you share photos, you are giving NJELC permission to post the photo publicly of all persons in the photograph(s). 





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. in the Fall.  

All are welcome!

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















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.






​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.









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  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! 














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






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.








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.






​​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  Tina Young will be assisting when Tina McCardle is not available.





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






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.





New Jerusalem Community Food Bank


Current Needs:  Canned soup, peanut butter & jelly

Thank you for your contributions!


Food Bank Delivery:  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Days:  Saturday, July 20 and 27, 2019 from 8:45–10:45 a.m.


During the month of June, 78 families were served at the New Jerusalem Food Bank.  Income was $400, expenses were $200.  There is a grant from Second Harvest that is used for food.


Food donations from local area churches and organizations for June were:  American Legion Post 397, Christ Lutheran Church–Hellertown, Hellertown Lions Club, Lower Saucon UCC, Saucon Bible Fellowship Church, St. Luke's Old Williams Church, and SV Lions Club.


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  


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! 








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!





  Our teachers are looking forward to a year filled with

many new learning experiences in 2019–2020. 


Apple's Preschool is looking for substitute teachers for our 2019–2020 school year. 

If you know of anyone interested in becoming a substitute teacher,

please contact Shani Fassbender at  Thank you.


We currently have openings in all our classes. 
Apples' Preschool's first day of class will begin on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.  


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


Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise






Rachel Lugo is a 2019 Northampton Community College Graduate in Early Childhood Education.  She's currently teaching at Saucon Valley Community Center in the 3-year-old class.


Daniel Fulmer graduated with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh.


Eric Fulmer graduated with a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Delaware.


Galina Riley graduated from Saucon Valley High School.


Ali Schrantz graduated from Saucon Valley High School.


Mackenzie Swett graduated from Saucon Valley High School.


Eric Young graduated from Shippensburg University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree.  He is currently employed with ADP in Allentown PA.


Congratulations to all of you!  We are so proud of your accomplishments!








Thank you for the food donations from local area churches and  organizations for June were: American Legion Post 397, Christ Lutheran Church–Hellertown, Hellertown Lions Club, Lower Saucon UCC, Saucon Bible Fellowship Church, St. Luke's Old Williams Church, and SV Lions Club.  And hank you to all our volunteers that ensure the New Jerusalem Food Bank runs smoothly.


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Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2019 "To Mars and Beyond" was a great success with 30 children participating.  We had an “out-of-this-world” experience learning to Go Beyond with Faith with the story of Daniel in the lion’s den, Go Beyond with Boldness when we heard how Queen Esther took a stand, Go Beyond with Kindness as we listened to the story of the good Samaritan, Go Beyond with Thankfulness as we saw one of the ten lepers do, and Go Beyond with Hope in the story of Jesus comforting his friends on the way to Emmaus.  The Voyagers (kids) had a wonderful week as our church was transformed into a space station.  Everyone participated in collecting gently used books for our mission project, Read for the Stars.  The three very large boxes of books will be donated to a local youth serving organization.  Thank you to the approximately 30 teens and adult volunteers who made it all possible.  When we work together as we did for VBS, we can indeed go To Mars and Beyond!



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A special note of thanks to Denise Hoffert for hosting a"Porch Party".  It was a perfect night to sit out on the porch, eat, and have fellowship with each other!  A fun time was had by all!


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The organ from Christ Lutheran Church has now found a new home at New Jerusalem Church.  Thanks to the donation from the congregation and from the sale of the property this project is paid in full.  The Organ Repair Account will be closed.  Thank you!














NJELC Spotify Playlist!  Spotify, a music streaming app, provides us the opportunity to have a shared playlist of songs that get us moving, keep us wondering, and keep us connected.  We will be making a community playlist over the next few weeks during and after worship.  It is our hope to incorporate this community playlist into the life of our community!





Where:    Upper Saucon Park (meet near the bathrooms)

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

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


All are welcome!


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




We had a great turnout at Rita's to discuss our last book!  Conversation was lively and the treats were delicious!


As agreed, we are skipping July due to vacations, but will resume meetings in August.


The meeting dates and titles are as follows:


August 20, 2019 ~ Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.  The novel focuses on 29 year old Eleanor Oliphant, a social misfit, who becomes enamored of a singer she sees performing named Johnnie Lomond, who she believes she is destined to be with. 


Come one and all, whether or not you've finished the book,

there is always something to talk about!


Happy reading!

Hope to see you there!







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



Meet at 7:00 p.m. on:

  • 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  


The Goose Chase will be held Thursday evening, July 11, 2019 starting in the conference room promptly at 5:45 p.m. 


Please download the free app "goose chase" (

on your cell phone or tablet before you arrive to save time.


This is a scavenger hunt for all ages!






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 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. 


JULY COB RESTAURANT FUNDRAISERS!  Enjoy some wonderful lunch or dinner and yummy treats and help your neighbors in need via the Community Outreach Benefit/COBCares!  Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 6:00–10:00 p.m. at the Inside Scoop for some yummy treats!  Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from  11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m. at Ecco Domani for a delicious lunch or dinner! Thank you to these fine eateries for their support of COB!


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 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! 





Join us at New Jerusalem Church on

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 12:00 noon. 


Jacklyn Payne, a nutritionist, will be our guest speaker.

We will also be celebrating the 4th of July with a picnic.


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





There will be a Worship & Music Committee Meeting on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 10:45 a.m.  All are welcome to include input for working with Pastor to create a prayer for the autumn church sessions in September and possibly up to Advent.




“Loaves & Fishes” Free Community Luncheon Meal will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church located at 645 Main Street, Hellertown, PA

Cookout – Meat:  Sausage & Meatballs. 


For more information call 610-869-5086.





Please join us for our Saturday Worship Services for the summer will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome!



Food Bank School Supply Drive ~ Help our Confirmation Crew "Serve God and Neighbor" by collecting School Supplies for local students!


Drop off school supplies at NJELC by Sunday, August 11, 2019.  The list of items needed:  Pencils, pens, washable white school glue, large glue sticks, kid's scissors, rubber erasers, 9 count washable markers, 24 count crayons, colored pencils, 4 count dry erase markers, highlighters, composition journal, 2 pocket folders, spiral notebook, loose-leaf paper, Post-It notes, book covers, backpacks.  Thank you! 



Mountainview Moravian Clothing Ministry will be distributing clothing for those in need on Saturday, August 17 and Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Mountainview Moravian Church, 331 Constitution Avenue, Hellertown, PA

from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.



Pack Your Own Picnic ~  Sunday, August 18, 2019 join us at Lake Nockamixon.


Come enjoy the sunshine, fellowship, and bring along your kayak, if you have one.  The charcoal grill will be hot at noon, if you choose to bring something along to cook over an open flame or just pack a lunch and enjoy the afternoon by the lake.  Bring chairs and whatever else you would like to have fun or just relax for a few hours.


Haycock Boat Ramp Site:  Route 563

The first entrance, if coming off Route 412 (approx. 4.1 miles).

The last entrance, if you are traveling from Route 313 (approx. 5 miles).


Call Terry Ravier at 610-360-0956, if you have questions or help with directions.



Upcoming Book Club meeting dates and titles are as follows:


September 25, 2019 ~ 355:  The Women of Washington's Spy Ring. 

This book chronicles the lives of three remarkable women who use daring, skill, and, yes, a bit of flirtation to help liberate America.  We're planning a campfire for this meeting, so bring a chair and  your favorite s'Mores stick! 


Come one and all, whether or not you've finished the book,

there is always something to talk about!


Happy reading!

Hope to see you there!




The Congregational Care & Outreach (CCO) Committee is hosting a Christian Coffeehouse Music Event on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6:30–8:00 p.m. in the Upper RoomMore information to come. 




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




"Not Ashamed:  Living Out and Standing Up for the Gospel of Faith!" ~ Come join us on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Union Lutheran Church in Schnecksville, PA from at 9:00 a.m.–7:30 p.m. for a day of faith, food, and fun. 


The day will include faith building sessions, yummy food, music, art, cooking workshops, and sports activities.  Sponsored by the Youth, Young Adult, and Family Ministry Team and sports activities.  The registration form and flyer are posted in the Narthex.  Registrations is $20.




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 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





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.




A Community Bus Trip will be hosted by New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church (NJELC) on Saturday, November 16, 2019 to the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, PA to see "Joy to the World" (


Cost for adults $75, children (4-12) $60. 

Seats are orchestra right rows, M, N, & P. 

Seating limited to 50 tickets. 

All purchases are non-refundable.


We will depart from NJELCs parking lot at 10:45 a.m. sharp. 

Lunch provided by Miller’s Smorgasbord Restaurant.

The “Joy to the World” show begins at 3:00 p.m.

Return to the church parking lot at approximately 7:00 p.m


Please contact Terry Ravier to reserve your seat(s) at or call

610-838-9230 before 8:0.0 pm.




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