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 October 1-31, 2019 and Upcoming Events

October 1, 2019





. . .  in October




Tuesday, October 1, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

5:00–9:00 p.m.—COB Restaurant Fundraiser at West End Pub  (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Wednesday,October 2, 2019

7:00 p.m.—Finance Committee Meeting 

7:00 p.m.—AA 


Thursday, October 3, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, October 4, 2019



Saturday, October 5, 2019

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.—We Love: Building Safer & More Welcoming Congregations (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:00 p.m.—Worship ~ Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost


Sunday, October 6, 2019

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

10:30 a.m.—Cross Training

10:30 a.m.—Prayer Shawl

10:45 a.m.—Congregational Care & Outreach (CCO) Committee Meeting

  6:30 p.m.—Confirmation

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, October 7, 2019

6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Church Council Meeting


Wednesday, October 9, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Announcement Deadline

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 10, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, October 11, 2019

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


Saturday, October 12, 2019



Sunday, October 13, 2019













  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ Harvest Home ~ Baptism

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:30 a.m.—Cross Training

TBD by City—CROP Hunger Walk

  6:30 p.m.—Confirmation

  7:00 p.m.—AA 


Monday, October 14, 2019

6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, October 15, 2019

  9:00 a.m.—Quilters

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


Wednesday, October 16, 2019

7:00 p.m.—AA  


Thursday, October 17, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards


Friday, October 18, 2019



Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

10:00 a.m.—Medicare Presentation (see Mark Your Calendar below)

10:00 a.m.—COBSCARES Costume Dash (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  4:30 p.m.—Spaghetti Dinner to Honor our Country (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, October 20, 2019

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

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:30 a.m.—Cross Training

  1:00 p.m.—Bingo (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  2:00 p.m.—Saucon Valley Parade (see Mark Your Calendar below)

  6:30 p.m.—Confirmation

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, October 21, 2019

5:00–8:00 p.m.—ProJeCt Fundraiser (see Mark Your Calendar below)

6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)

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


Tuesday, October 22, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Deadline for the Angelus

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

5:00–6:00 p.m.—Pick Up Hoagies


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 24, 2019

1:00 p.m.—Cards

7:00 p.m.—Property Committee Meeting


Friday, October 25, 2019



Saturday, October 26, 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 (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Sunday, October 27, 2019

  9:00 a.m.—Worship ~ Reformation Sunday ~ Special Speaker

10:00 a.m.—Fellowship

10:30 a.m.—Cross Training

  3:00 p.m. ~ Voice & Piano Recital

  6:30 p.m.—Confirmation

  7:00 p.m.—AA


Monday, October 28, 2019

6:30 p.m.—Choir (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

9:00 a.m.—Quilters

7:00 p.m.—Book Club (see Mark Your Calendar below)


Wednesday, October 30, 2019

7:00 p.m.—AA


Thursday, October 31, 2019






Happy Halloween

1:00 p.m.—Cards



. . .that if you have not picked up your Offering envelopes, you can pick them up on the window in the Narthex. 



Please make your Offering Checks out to New Jerusalem Church or NJELC.  

Thank you for the offerings you have made and are making to New Jerusalem Church. 

Your offerings of your time, your God-given talents, and your money help support all that we do.  Together, we are the Body of Christ.  


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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,

NJELC Finance Committee






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.






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.







What is Mutual Ministry at New Jerusalem?  Did you know that there is a Mutual Ministry Committee here at New Jerusalem?


Mutual Ministry is loosely defined as the interaction between the pastor, professional staff, Church Council, and the congregation to foster communication and support between these three groups.  Typical tasks of the Mutual Ministry Committee include providing a listening ear to each group and a means to interact in a confidential way to resolve issues that may arise between, and within, each group.  The committee also assists Church Council in conducting an annual performance review of the Church’s professional staff, as well as providing input into creating and revising employee job descriptions. 


Currently, this committee is comprised of three members (Tina Miller, Tina Young, and Tim Fulmer) who are appointed to serve a three-year term as approved by the Pastor and Church Council President.  The committee is currently seeking additional members, so any interested members of the congregation are invited to contact Pastor Lauren; Church Council President, Marianne Zellner; or any current Mutual Ministry Committee member for more information. 


Any member of the congregation that desires to seek assistance from the Mutual Ministry Committee may do so by contacting a member of the committee to arrange a meeting with the committee to discuss issues dealing with interactions with pastor/professional staff, Church Council, and/or other members of the congregation.  All contact with the Mutual Ministry Committee is kept confidential between the parties involved in the issue; and the hopeful outcome of this process is to resolve the issue to the satisfaction of all parties.







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 rehearsals are held on Monday evenings from 6:30–7:30 p.m.


Feel free to join the choir—all voices and skill levels are welcome! 

See you in the choir room!


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
















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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Please provide your email address to both the church office at and to Caroline Skuba at so the electronic volunteer sign-up sheet link can be sent to you.









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, or just because), 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.









New Endeavor ~ New Jerusalem will be expanding our efforts to support Veterans.  We reached out to the Hellertown American Legion, Battle Borne, and Valor Clinic Foundation.  These organizations help our local veterans in various ways. 


We will hold periodic fundraising events and create an account so when one of these organizations has a veteran in need (home project, necessities, or monetary), we can offer support.  The congregation will be kept informed of the veterans we are helping.  Any questions, contact Cindy Hart.







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:  Pancake Mix, Syrup, and Toilet Paper

Thank you for your contributions!


Food Bank Delivery:  Friday, October 11, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Days:  Saturday, October 19 and 26, 2019 at 8:45–10:45 a.m.


During the month of September, 74 families were served at New Jerusalem Food Bank.  Income was $100, expenses were $1,464.17.


There is a grant from Second Harvest that is used for food.  Donations from local area churches, organizations, and families for September were:  Christ Lutheran Church-Hellertown, First UCC, GFWC PA SV, St. Luke’s Old Williams Lutheran Church, Saucon Valley Lion's Club, and Saucon Community Bible Fellowship Church.


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


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



Welcome to Apple's Preschool at New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church! 


Our program consists of four classes designed to fit the needs of every student and their family.  Through many learning activities, crafts, songs, books, and much more, children are engaged to learn their letters, numbers, colors, shapes, patterns, opposites, rhyming, sequencing, size, etc., along with writing skills. With a soft Christian environment children are guided through their days to share and care, while using their imaginations and energy to fill our spacious classroom with joy.


Apple’s Preschool is collecting CAPS. . .plastic caps from water and juice bottles, laundry soap, etc. They will be given to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Easton. The goal is to use this plastic waste and turn it into usable furniture.


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The children and teachers of Apple's Preschool are off to a busy start of our 2019-2020 school year.  We are all making new friends, learning classroom rules, and exploring a lot of different learning activities.


In just a few weeks it will be time for our annual field trip to Trauger's Farm Market for our hayride and treats of pumpkins, apple cider, and popcorn.  We will also be having Patti Kramer, our school photographer, come take class and individual photos outside.  She captures their personalities perfectly.  We are back to doing our favorite fundraiser:  Joe Corbi's!!!  This event kicks off on October 11, 2019 and we will be taking orders at Coffee Hour on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  The products will be delivered right before Thanksgiving.


Preschool Sunday will be held on Sunday, November 17, 2019. The children are practicing their songs to share with the congregation.  Apple's Preschool will be hosting coffee hour after the service.  We look forward to having you meet our amazing preschool families.


​Check out the fun things we did at Preschool in September!


  Our teachers are looking forward to a year filled with

many new learning experiences in 2019–2020. 


We currently have openings in all our classes.


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.


For more, click here to see our church website's Preschool tab introducing you to

our teachers, school days and times, our philosophy, and upcoming events.


You can also find us on Facebook at


Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise







Thank you for the donations from local area churches, organizations, and families for September were:  Christ Lutheran Church-Hellertown, First UCC, GFWC PA SV, St. Luke’s Old Williams Lutheran Church, Saucon Valley Lion's Club, and Saucon Community Bible Fellowship Church.  Thank you also to all our volunteers that ensure the New Jerusalem Food Bank runs smoothly.


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Thank you so very much for your generous donations on September 8th. We were blown away by the delicious food, snacks, drinks, beautiful prayer shawls and grief bags! Your thoughtfulness and generosity is beyond words—thank you, thank you, thank you! In deepest appreciation, the staff and families at St. Luke’s Hospice House.










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!







The PA German Culture Event was held on

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at NJELC in the Upper Room



  • Celebrated the PA German heritage by learning and helping to make fastnacht donuts.

  • Church made Pork and Sauerkraut, Hot Dogs, and Beverages

  • Brought favorite PA German dishes to share in our Potluck Supper, an appetizer, side dish, or dessert to share.

  • Heard guest speakers share stories in the dialect and learn about the culture which many of us are part of.

  • Learned to sing popular songs in the dialect while participating in our sing along. 


Highlights from the PA German Culture Event:






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 ($4,000 was raised to help our recipients), 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. 


The final Restaurant Fundraiser for COB 2019 (Community Outreach Benefit) will be on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 5:00–9:00 p.m. at West End Pub, 750 North West End Blvd. (Rt. 309) Quakertown, PA.  Hope you can make it to support the generosity of this restaurant and the 2019 COB Recipients.


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          Saturday, October 19, 2019 a 10:00 a.m.

          Also a 2.5K Walk & Kids Fun Run


          Register at



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





On October 5, 2019, 'We Love:  Building Safer & More Welcoming Congregations for LGBTQ+ Youth and Families' at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 474 Vine Street, Bethlehem, PA from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  A day to learn more about how to make your congregation safer and more welcoming for people whom the church often excludes.  Workshops by Reconciling Works, Bradbury Sulivan, and more.  Keynote speaker:  Jamie Bruesehoff from the ELCA Youth Gathering. 


Registration is $15.00 (includes lunch). 

Scholarships are available.


To download a flyer and/or the registration form, visit the synod website at





Please join us for our Saturday Worship Service which will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome!






Confirmation Crew Assemble!  Interested in learning and engaging your faith with us through Confirmation Blocks?  You are welcome to join in on the fun of serving, learning, and growing together. 

Any questions?  Contact Pastor Lauren.


Serving God and Neighbor:  Weston Planning, 6:30–8:00 p.m., October 6, 13, 20, 27


Liturgy:  The Work of the People to Bring Glory to God, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.,

                November 3, 10, 17, 24


Many Faiths, One Creation:  Time and Dates TBD (4 Sessions, Starting Early February/Late April)




Please share with friends and acquaintances as you are able to.  Join us at McDonald's–Hellertown for a Saucon Valley Lion's Club Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 for 'White Cane' from 4:00–8:00 p.m. 


All sales count.  If you're not a big fan of McDonald's it's okay.  They do offer a basic side salad and some other choices that might work in to your preferences.  Of course, you could always purchase a bottle of water.  Keep your fingers crossed for a couple of buses to stop in with really hungry athletes!  Please come bring friends or share. 


We'd like to dedicate the donation we raise at this event to 'White Cane' needs that supports the blind and visually impaired.  Please help us to continue with this project.  Thank you.


Next up: Spaghetti Dinner with Santa on December 8, 2019.


We also provide support to HLS Little League and Girls Diamond Softball teams, Scholarships to Vo-tech and SVHS Senior, all our local Fire Companies, the New Jerusalem and Emergency Food Bank, Hellertown Library as well as many other groups and organizations. 


Please write to me if interested in more information about the Lion's Club.  I realize that I'm sending this to people that are already a Lion.  Consider this a friendly reminder or invitation to share.  


Kathy Fenstermacher—Saucon Valley Lion's Club

610-984-3489 cell / 610-838-6059 home






is Sunday, October 13, 2019!











HARVEST HOME will be observed on Sunday, October 13, 2019.  Food items can be donated until Saturday morning, October 12th by 9:00 a.m.  A basket in the Narthex will be marked for 'Harvest Home'.





Sunday, October 13, 2019 is the CROP Hunger Walk in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lehighton, Palmerton, and Reading.  For more information to register or to donate, please contact your congregation or go to









Join us at New Jerusalem Church on

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon. 


Our speaker will be Wendy from Sacred Heart Senior Living. 

She will discuss senior living options.

All are welcome, please be sure to sign-up located in the Narthex. 

A free lunch will be provided.


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

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



Honor Our Country Dinner ~ Come and enjoy a fun patriotic event on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 5:00–7:00 p.m.  Dinner will include spaghetti, salad, bread, desserts, and drinks. There will be a basket raffle as well as patriotic trivia.  There will be a free will offering for local veterans.  Battle Borne will be present to ask questions.


This event is open to public so feel free to promote.





Veteran Donations ~ Beginning October 20, 2019, we will be collecting NEW underwear and socks for veterans in need.  Deadline for donations is Sunday, November 10th.  Contact Cindy Hart with any questions.







Save the date for Upper Room BINGO on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. 

Cash Bingo, $20 for 20 games.  Doors open at noon.






The Youth of New Jerusalem are inviting all members to join us at the Saucon Valley Community Parade on Sunday, October 20, 2019.  Planning meetings will take place Sunday, October 6th and possibly decorating planning on October 13th following worship.  This year's theme is 'Halloween' and we've been discussing having our message be that "We Welcome You As You Are".





Save the Date for ProJeCt Fundraiser ~ 10th Annual Simply Savory Event on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Easton, 3723 Easton-Nazareth Highway, Easton, PA 18045.  Reservations $75 per person.  Contact PROJECTEASTON.ORG for more information.





5 Foot Long Hoagies from THE COUNTRY PLACE.

Select from:  Italian, turkey, ham, roast beef, chicken salad, or tuna salad.


Pick up:  Tuesday, October 22, 2019 from 5:00–6:00 p.m.

Orders and money due by Sunday, October 13, 2019.


If you have any questions, please see Tina Young or contact her at 610-797-8440.


Profits will be going toward the 'Driveway Project'.






"Loaves & Fishes" Free Community Luncheon Meal  




Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2019 

Time:  11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Place:  St. Paul's United Methodist Church 

             645 Main Street, Hellertown, PA 18055 (610-869-5086)

Meal:  St. Paul Specialties



We had a wonderful time at the campfire in September, talking about the Revolutionary War and the women spies who helped pass information. 


On to new adventures!  The meeting date and title for October's Book Club is:


Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. ~ Educated by Tara Westover. 


Tara Westover was 17 the first time she set foot in a classroom.  Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her "head-for-the-hill bag".  In the summer, she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father's junkyard.


Come one and all, whether or not you've finished the book, there is always something to talk about!


Read and come to talk about her experiences!

Hope to see you there!





SAVE THE DATE ~  Saturday, November 9, 2019

 Doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m.


Tickets are available now!

Please help us spread the word!


Funds being raised will go towards the 2021 National Youth Gathering. 


Monetary donations may be combined with others for larger prizes.


Please contact Kathy Fenstermacher at 610-838-6059 or

email for more information.








Honoring Veterans ~ We will be honoring our church family/friends that were or are in the military on Sunday, November 10, 2019.  If you wish to add your family member or friend to the current list, please contact Cindy Hart at 484-548-3937 or  Deadline for submitting your information will be Sunday, October 27, 2019.




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 8:00 p.m.


 annual ​​







THEME:  Your Day in Court

DATE:  January 17–19, 2020

WHERE:  St. Francis Renewal Center

COST:  Please note, there has been a cost increase—everything for the weekend is included in the price.  $175 for Double occupancy / $185 for Single occupancy


Registration forms will be available next month.  Any questions contact Terry Ravier.




Youth Gathering ~ 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota!


Calling all high school students interested in being part of this once in a lifetime experience, join us on TBD to hear all about it!  Please bring a parent or adult family member with you.



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