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!