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 October 5 & 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2019

October 1, 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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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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SATURDAY SERVICES will be held on the following dates on:

October 5, 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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Servants for Sunday, October 6, 2019

Acolyte:  Brady Skuba

Altar Guild:  Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart

Assisting Minister:  Tina Milan

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Coffee Hour:  Nancy Litzenberger, Ron & Carol Miller, Caroline Skuba

Lector:  Frank Petak, Jr.

Pastor's Assistant:  Pat Leith

Ushers:  Jocelyn George, Forrest & Jen Swett, Amelia Warjas




Saturday, October 5 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) & 

Sunday, October 6, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ A little faith goes a long way is our Lord’s point in the gospel.  A mustard seed’s-worth has miraculous potential.  The patience, tenacity, and endurance required for the life of faith are the blessings received in water and the word (holy baptism), bread and wine (holy communion), the word read and proclaimed in this assembly.  Anticipate them.  Receive them with thanksgiving.




Servants for Sunday, October 13, 2019

Acolyte:  Gavin Mingora

Altar Guild:  Alice Wallace

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Amanda Bokan, Angela Fulmer, Denise Hoffert, Brenda Leister, Jayne Schrantz

Lector:  Quinette Brucker

Pastor's Assistant:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Ushers:  Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Jaymen Mingora, Kenneth Young




Sunday, October 13, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Harvest Home ~ Eighteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ It’s a miracle!  Multiple miracles!  The waters of holy baptism have healed us.  The body and blood of Jesus in holy communion have made us clean.  We have died with Christ and been raised with him.  For all this we have returned to offer thanks.  From this place we are sent on our way rejoicing to share the good news.



Servants for Sunday, October 20, 2019

Acolyte:  Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Glenn Cressman

Coffee Hour:  LeeAnn Malesky, Doris Snyder, Alice Wallace, Doris Snyder

Lector:  Cindy Ziegler

Pastor's Assistant:  Sharon Bender

Ushers:  Glenn Cressman, Ron & Carol Miller, Kathy Shermetta




Sunday, October 20, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Nineteenth Sunday of Pentecost ~ Pray always.  Do not lose heart.  This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today.  Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed. Wrestle with the word.  Remember your baptism again and again.  Come regularly to Christ’s table.  Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be blessed.




Servants for Sunday, October 27, 2019

Acolyte:   Jadelyn George

Altar Guild:  Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Gina Grekula

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch

Lector:  Bob Kalman, Jr.

Pastor's Assistant:  Cindy Hart

Ushers:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch, Glenn Campbell, Tina Young




Sunday, October 27, 2019 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) Reformation Sunday ~ On this day we celebrate the heart of our faith:  the gospel of Christ—the good news—that makes us free!  We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite the church today in its proclamation and witness to the world.  In the waters of baptism we are made one body; we pray for the day that all Christians will also be one at the Lord’s table.





​​ 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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