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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Apple's Preschool March 2020 Newsletter

February 25, 2020

March 26, 2020 ~ I hope this email finds everyone well.  Unfortunately COVID-19 continues to be an issue and we need to CANCEL the following worship services and fellowship activities.  

  • Soup Supper/Worship--Wednesday, April 1

  • Worship--Sunday, April 5 Palm Sunday

  • Breakfast--Sunday, April 12 (We are praying we can worship beginning with Maundy Thursday services through Easter, but we are not sure if this will occur.)

All other activities scheduled at the church have been CANCELED (AA, Lions club, preschool, card group, quilters, prime timers, etc.).  We are asking everyone to refrain from entering the building unless absolutely necessary (secretary, church maintenance, cleaning staff, etc.) as the building has been sanitized.  Church council is meeting virtually and there is a skeleton crew of food bank workers that are providing life sustaining supplies to families by curbside pick up.

Stay well, Cindy Hart–Church Council Presdient


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March 17, 2020 ~ The Church Council has been following the progression of the coronavirus.  Following the recommendation of Governor Wolf, and in an effort to do our part, the Church Council has taken a measured approach to discontinue worship and all activities at the church for two weeks.  Stay safe and be well.  Church Council


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March 14, 2020 ~ As a precautionary measure, New Jerusalem Lutheran Church will CANCEL Sunday, March 15, 2020 worship.  All events that are held at NJ are CANCELED from March 16–28, 2020 including Apple's Preschool which is CLOSED from March 16–27, 2020.  The Food Bank and Wednesday Lenten services are being handled individually so look for information from that organization.  We would much rather err on the side of safety, health and well-being than risk the spread of COVID-19.  Please keep those who have been effected by this virus in your prayers. 


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Located at

New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church

3323 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem, PA 18015










3 Year Old Classes are held on Monday and Tuesday

from 9:00–11:30 a.m. AND 12:30–3:00 p.m.


Pre-K Classes are held on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday

from 9:00–11:30 a.m. AND 12:30–3:00 p.m.






          Meet Miss Shani                           Miss Katrina                                 Miss Denise  





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.


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


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Apple's Preschool is enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year.  We are excited to say that we already have 33 students enrolled for next year! 


We are kicking off our Reading Awareness Program for March and April.  If you would like to be a Mystery Reader please contact Miss Shani.  The children would love to have you come read to them.  You may bring your own book or choose from our collection.  Our Spring fundraiser is "Magnets in a Tin".  They are personalized magnets that come in many colors with different choices of art to add.  They make great gifts for Easter, Mother's Day, Graduation... Miss Shani will be taking orders on Sunday, March 1st.  Magnets will be in before Easter.

We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Lucky the Leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day.  We have never seen him, but he sure leaves a mess behind!









Check out the fun things we did at Preschool in February!

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.


You can find more information about Apple's Preschool on New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church's Preschool tab at AND on Facebook at  ​


Miss Shani, Miss Katrina, and Miss Denise










2019-2020 Year in Advance - Save the Date

(dates may be rescheduled accordingly)



September 3, 2019:  Preschool Begins (9:00 a.m.)

September 30, 2019:  (Three Year Old Class) Photo Day

October 4, 2019:  (Pre-K Class) Photo Day

October 8, 2019(Three Year Old Class) Trauger’s Farm Market Field Trip (9:30 a.m.)

October 10, 2019:  (Pre-K Class) Trauger’s Farm Market Field Trip (9:30 a.m.) 

October 29, 2019:  (Three Year Old Class) Fall-O-Ween Party

October 31, 2019:  (Pre-K Class) Fall-O-Ween Party

November 17, 2019:  (All) Preschool Sunday (9:00 a.m.)

November 26, 2019:  (Three Year Old Class) Thanksgiving Feast

November 27, 2019:  (Pre-K Class) Thanksgiving Feast

November 28–December 2, 2019:  (All) CLOSED for Thanksgiving Holiday

December 17, 2019:  (Three Year Old Class) PJ Stuffy Day

December 19, 2019:  (Pre-K Class) PJ Stuffy Day

December 19, 2019:  (All) Christmas Program (7:00 p.m.)

December 20, 2019 thru January 5, 2020:  (All) CLOSED for Christmas Holiday

January 6, 2020:  Preschool Resumes (9:00 a.m.)

January 20 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) CLOSED for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

February 11, 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) Valentine's Day Party

February 14, 2020(Pre-K Class) Valentine's Day Party

February 17, 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) CLOSED for President’s Day

CLOSED March 17, 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) St. Patrick's Day Party

CLOSED March 18, 2020(Pre-K Class) St. Patrick's Day Party

CLOSED April 2, 2020:  (Pre-K Class) DeSales Act 3 Field Trip to "Jungle Book"

April 7, 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) Egg Hunt and Easter Party

April 9, 2020:  (Pre-K Class) Egg Hunt and Easter Party

April 10–13, 2020:  (All) CLOSED for Easter Holiday

May 25, 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) CLOSED for Memorial Day

June 2, 2020:  (Three Year Old Class) Last Day

June 4, 2020:  (Pre-K Class) Last Day

                         (All) Closing Program (7:00 p.m.)

June 5, 2020:  (All) Family Fun Day at the Park (10:00 a.m.)














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