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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In case of inclement weather, please watch Channel 69 WFMZ, or call the church office to listen to the message.

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Servant Schedules and Sermon Topics for January 4 & 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2020

December 31, 2019



Our Sunday, January 19, 2020 Church Service at 9:00 a.m. is CANCELLED

due to the inclement weather.



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


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Listen to Pastor Lauren's 'Sermon To Go' on Facebook at


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SATURDAY SERVICES will be held on the following dates on:

January 4, 2020 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 Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5, 2020

Acolyte:  Milli Warjas

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

Coffee Hour:  Leeann Malesky, Doris Snyder, JoAnn Young, Alice Wallace

Lector:  Larry Brown

Pastor's Assistant:  Cindy Ziegler

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




Saturday, January 4, 2020 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) &  

Sunday, January 5, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Epiphany of Our Lord ~ The feast of Epiphany (“manifestation”) concludes the Christmas season with a celebration of God’s glory revealed in the person of Jesus Christ.  In Isaiah and Ephesians, that glory is proclaimed for all nations and people.  Like the light of the star that guided the magi to Jesus, the light of Christ reveals who we are: children of God who are claimed and washed in the waters of baptism.  We are sent out to be beacons of the light of Christ, sharing the good news of God’s love to all people.



Servants for Sunday, January 12, 2020

Acolyte:  Gavin Mingora

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

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

Lector:  Gabi Miller

Pastor's Assistant:  Kathy Fenstermacher

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




Sunday, January 12, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Baptism of Our Lord ~ In the waters of the Jordan, Jesus is revealed as the beloved Son of God.  Through this great epiphany, Jesus fulfills all righteousness and becomes the servant of God who will bring forth justice and be a light to the nations.  In the waters of baptism we too are washed by the Word, anointed by the Spirit, and named God’s beloved children.  Our baptismal mission is to proclaim good news to all who are oppressed or in need of God’s healing.






Servants for Sunday, January 19, 2020

Acolyte:   Jaymen Mingora

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  Dave Moser

Chalister:  Kathy Shermetta

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

Lector:  Frank Petak, Jr.

Pastor's Assistant:  Marianne Zellner

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





CANCELLED Sunday, January 19, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Second Sunday after EpiphanyToday’s gospel opens with further reflection on Jesus’ baptism.  He is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world and the one anointed by the Spirit.  In the liturgy we come and see Christ revealed among us in word and meal.  We go forth to invite others to come and worship the Holy One and to receive the gifts of grace and peace made known among us







Servants for Sunday, January 26, 2020

Acolyte:  Riley Craig

Altar Guild:  TBD

Assisting Minister:  Barbara Young

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Endowment Committee

Lector:  Tim Fulmer

Pastor's Assistant:  Cindy Hart

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





Sunday, January 26, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Third Sunday after Epiphany ~ Jesus begins his public ministry by calling fishers to leave their nets and follow him.  In Jesus the kingdom of God has come near.  We who have walked in darkness have seen a great light.  We see this light most profoundly in the cross—as God suffers with us and all who are oppressed by sickness, sin, or evil.  Light dawns for us as we gather around the word, the font, and the holy table.  We are then sent to share the good news that others may be “caught” in the net of God’s grace and mercy.



​​ 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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