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 September 7 & 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2019

August 30, 2019

  May God fill you with his New goodness every day 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 on:

September 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.


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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Acolytes, Assistant Ministers, Chalisters, Lectors, Pastor Assistants (Council only for Pastor Assistant), please see the sign-up sheets in the Narthex for volunteer opportunities in October, November, and December.  Thank you.


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Servants for Sunday, September 1, 2019

Acolyte:  Milli Warjas

Altar Guild:  Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

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

Lector:  Sharon Bender

Pastor's Assistant:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Ushers:  Ron & Carol Miller, Forrest & Jen Swett




Sunday, September 1, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Twelfth Sunday of Pentecost ~ Invited and inviting—that is the nature of the church.  By God’s grace in holy baptism we have a place at the banquet table of the Lord.  When, by the power of that same Spirit, humility and mutual love continue among us, the church can be more inviting still.




Servants for Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2019

Acolyte:  Alyssa Milan

Altar Guild:  Terry Ravier, Alice Wallace

Assisting Minister:  Tina Milan

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Coffee Hour:  Robin Rooth-Fogel, Barbara Young

Lector:  Quinette Brucker

Pastor's Assistant:  Cindy Hart

Ushers:  Glenn Cressman, Greg & Cindy Frederick, Kenneth Young




Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) 


Sunday, September 8, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Thirteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ Called to contemplate the cost of discipleship today, we might be helped by translating Paul’s request to Philemon into our prayer of the day:  Refresh my heart in Christ.  Strengthened by the company and forgiveness of the Christ in the blessed sacrament and recalling God’s grace in remembrance of baptism, we can be strengthened in this hour to “choose life”—to choose life in God as our own.



Servants for Sunday, September 15, 2019

Acolyte:  Jadelyn George

Altar Guild:  Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch

Lector:  Cris Hess

Pastor's Assistant:  Tina McCardle

Ushers:  Glenn Campbell, Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta




Sunday, September 15, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ The grumbling of the Pharisees and the scribes in today’s gospel is actually our holy hope:  This Jesus welcomes sinners and eats with them. That our God wills to seek and to save the lost is not only a holy hope, it is our only hope.  As Paul’s first letter to Timothy reminds us, “The saying is sure and worthy of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”  Thanks be to God.




Servants for Sunday, September 22, 2019

Acolyte:   Zach Fogel

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

Lector:  Denise Hoffert

Pastor's Assistant:  Marianne Zellner

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


Sunday, September 22, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Fifteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ As we are invited today to consider what it means to be managers (rather than owners) of all that we have, it is crucial to recall that we are bought with a price.  “Christ Jesus, himself human, . . . gave himself a ransom for all.”  Apart from the generosity of God we have nothing—we are nothing.  By God’s gracious favor we have everything we need.




Servants for Sunday, September 29, 2019

Acolyte:  Brianna Arrington

Altar Guild:  Loretta Duch, Tina McCardle

Assisting Minister:  David Moser

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

Coffee Hour:  Rita Frey, Janis Hadley, Carole Kalman, Tina McCardle

Lector:  Tim Fulmer

Pastor's Assistant:  Terry Ravier

Ushers:  Greg & Cindy Frederick, Barbara Young, Tina Young



Sunday, September 29, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ Consideration of and care for those in need (especially those “at our gate,” visible to us, of whom we are aware) is an essential component of good stewardship. It is in the sharing of wealth that we avoid the snare of wealth. It is the one whom death could not hold—who comes to us risen from the dead—who can free us from the death grip of greed.



​​ 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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