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 February 1 & 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2020

January 29, 2020



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:

February 1, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

At this time there will be NO Saturday Evening Worship Services (TBD)


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, February 1 & Sunday, February 2, 2020

Acolyte:  Brady Skuba

Altar Guild:  Sarah Acker, Kathy Shermetta

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Kathy Fenstermacher

Coffee Hour:  Robin Ruth-Fogel, Barbara Young

Lector:  Marianne Zellner

Pastor's Assistant:  Terry Ravier

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




Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Worship Service at 6:00 p.m.) &  

Sunday, February 2, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany ~ Who are the blessed ones of God? F or Micah, they are those who do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God.  For Paul, they are the ones who find wisdom in the weakness of the cross.  For Jesus, they are the poor, the meek, the merciful, the pure in heart, the peacemakers, those who mourn, and those who hunger for righteousness.  In baptism we find our blessed identity and calling in this counter-cultural way of living and serving.



Servants for Sunday, February 9, 2020

Acolyte:  Jadelyn George

Altar Guild:  Janis Hadley, Sarah Parente, Barbara Young

Assisting Minister:  Tim Fulmer

Chalister:  Linda Weaver

Coffee Hour:  Jere & Phyllis Reiss, Kathy Shermetta

Lector:  Denise Hoffert

Pastor's Assistant:  Cindy Ziegler

Ushers:  Glenn Campbell, Jaymen Mingora, Jere & Phyllis Reiss




Sunday, February 9, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany ~ Light shines in the darkness for the upright, the psalmist sings. Isaiah declares that when we loose the bonds of injustice and share our bread with the hungry, the light breaks forth like the dawn.  In another passage from the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus, the light of the world, calls his followers to let the light of their good works shine before others.  Through baptism we are sent into the world to shine with the light of Christ.






Servants for Sunday, February 16, 2020

Acolyte:   Zoey Bokan

Altar Guild:  Loretta Duch, Tina McCardle

Assisting Minister:  Dave Moser

Chalister:  Denise Hoffert

Coffee Hour:  Larry Brown & Tammy Welch

Lector:  Cindy Ziegler

Pastor's Assistant:  TBA

Ushers: Amanda & Zoey Bokan, Jadelyn George, Amelia Warjas



Sunday, February 16, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany ~ In today’s reading from Deuteronomy we are called to choose life by loving and obeying God.  Much of today’s gospel reading echoes portions of the Ten Commandments.  Jesus’ instructions to the crowd reveal a pattern of behavior that honors both God and the neighbor, resulting in life and health for the whole community.  We too are invited to embrace these commandments, not out of fear of retribution, but because God has promised that to do so means life for us.







Servants for Sunday, February 23, 2020

Acolyte:  PJ Miller

Altar Guild:  Sharon Bender, Cindy Hart

Assisting Minister:  Cindy Ziegler

Chalister:  Sharon Bender

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

Lector:  Tim Fulmer

Pastor's Assistant:  Glenn Campbell

Ushers:  Ron & Carol Miller, Forrest & Jen Swett




Sunday, February 23, 2020 (Worship Service at 9:00 a.m.) ~ Transfiguration of Our Lord ~ Today’s festival is a bridge between the Advent-Christmas-Epiphany cycle that comes to a close today and the Lent-Easter cycle that begins in several days.  On a high mountain Jesus is revealed as God’s beloved Son, echoing the words at his baptism.  This vision of glory sustains us as Jesus faces his impending death in Jerusalem.  We turn this week to Ash Wednesday and our yearly baptismal journey from Lent to Easter.  Some churches put aside the alleluia at the conclusion of today’s liturgy.  This word of joy will be omitted during the penitential season of Lent and will be sung again at Easter.








Worship Service on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.









​​ 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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