Grace Lutheran Church--ELCA

              Bayonne, NJ  

            Connected to CHRIST - Connected to EACH OTHER - Connected to COMMUNITY

South Hudson

Lutheran (TMZ) News

Jersey City churches: Bethany, Redeemer, Trinity, Christ Our Savior 
Bayonne: Grace Lutheran




               Christ Our Savior



             ANNUAL MEETING      4:00 pm
             Good Shepherd, Weehawken

    (see midweek schedule below) 

3/10      WELCA Thankoffering Service
             St. Paul's, Jersey City

4/8        South Hudson Lutherans
             Common Worship (one service)
             Redeemer Lutheran, Jersey City              11:00 am 
             Guest Preacher
             The Rev. Dorothy Patterson
             Wallace Temple AME, Bayonne
             & the Wagner College Choir

6/20      Day of Pentecost
             Pulpit exchange between 
             South Hudson ELCA churches

                        Ongoing Events

Wednesdays, Christ Our Savior
                       Choir Practice, 7-8:30 pm
                       FREE beginning piano                            Wednesday PM's

Volunteers are also needed for the Food Pantry at Bethany

Food Pantry at Trinity, 3rd Saturday of the Month, 10-2 pm 

Wednesday Midweek Lent
       "Radical Renovation"
Feb.21  Redeemer Lutheran, JC  7pm 
Feb.28 Christ Our Savior Luth,    7pm
March 7 Bethany Lutheran, JC    7pm
March 14 Trinity Lutheran, JC     7pm 
March 21                Lutheran, JC  7pm

(the midweek meals of soup & sandwich precedes the service that follows)

Holy Week Services

March 29   Maundy Thurs, Grace 7pm
                    "Seder Meal"
March 30  Good Friday
        Grace Lutheran, Bayonne  Noon 
        Bethany, Jersey City             7pm
March 31   Vigil, Grace, Bayonne 7pm


From the Pastor

You're giving it up for Lent and then what?.................................

I guess I have never really understood the logic behind it. You are giving it up but that's for only 40 days and then back at it again?

Doesn't this way of looking at Lent make the season and those choices sound cavalier? And doesn't it more resemble Little Jack Horner and less identify with the man/God who stands over against all that the world can offer? And in the end he is still standing!

No one has to be reminded of sin. However, the pervasiveness of this condition that we face at every turn forces us to make some changes. We are not making progress...we are getting help, from the one source that is left to turn. The only way this is thwarted is if we fail to recognize who is with us in these dark places.

Giving out ashes last Wednesday, I met people in dark places even when there was plenty of light. I watched some people enter those dark places completely unaware of the gravity of their condition. Lent is about owning up to the fact that our course is terminal. "Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return."The response went something like this, "I would like to stay and talk but I am late for a meeting." The mortality of the moment forces us to take another look, because it is the only look we may ever have. Praise God that God's moment is everlasting. 

Up for the challenge? This look will take you to places you have never dreamed of. It will take you home, where it is safe, and you will be cared for. Perhaps it is about giving up, about giving in. As Luther put it, a "sweet surrender and a joyful daring!"


  Memorial Brick Fund     
In this 500th Anniversary time, buy a paver in honor of or in memory of a loved one!!

Upcoming Events


South Hudson Lutheran churches host midweek


This Wednesday, February 21, 7:00 pm
at Redeemer Lutheran Church on Warner in Jersey City!
Rides are available by calling 201-339-3895

Preacher: Don Egen, pastor, Christ Our Savior, Jersey City

"Radical Renovation"

Join us for soup & sandwich followed by the service!


Bayonne Civic League sponsors

American Red Cross Blood Drive 

Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 
Saturday, February 24

10:00-3:00 pm


Nationally-known choirs

highlight spring & summer

worship with South Hudson


Sunday, April 8, 11:00 am   Join all five churches of the South Hudson Lutherans as we celebrate our unity in community. One service that day at Redeemer Lutheran in Jersey City. The guest preacher for the service is Dorothy Patterson, pastor at Wallace Temple AME Zion in Bayonne. Special guests at the service will be the renowned Wagner College choir. Wagner College is a college and university of the ELCA.

And then.. on Saturday, June 23, join the community of Grace Lutheran as we welcome back the Milwaukee Children's Choir at our Neighborhood barbecue, followed by an evening concert from the choir. They will also join us on Sunday morning, June 24, for the 
11:00 am worship service.

And if that's not enough...join us for worship on Sunday, March 4, at 11:00 am for worship with special guest organist Mark Gould. Mark is a seminary classmate of Pastor Gary and is currently the Director of Music and Organist at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Delafield, Wisconsin.

Christmas Pageant 2017

500th Anniversary Events

 Medieval Masked Ball 

Ecumenical Reformation Service

 Celebrating 500th Anniversary

  Join Us For Fellowship!!



Connected to Community

Grace Sale

AOutreach Ministry of Grace Lutheran Church

426 Avenue C--18th Street

"Everything new, priced to fit your budget                  
                                             -- and fill your need!!"


Mon-Fri:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

        Sat:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


This is the season of


Fall Sunday Schedule: 

10:00 a.m.  Sunday School

10:00 a.m.  Choir Practice

11:00 a.m.   Prayer Time

                  & Worship with Communion & Fellowship

            Additional worship parking is available at
   Bayonne Memorial Home, 854 Avenue C, Bayonne
                   (One block north of the church)

Weekly Events

    Bible Study        11:00 a.m.
    Confirmation Class    4:00 p.m.

Monthly Events

Saturdays & Sundays

Lamaze Childbirth classes
By appointment

1st Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
Prayer Group
Bayonne Women's Club

1st Saturday  
WELCA group meets @ Trinity Lutheran, Jersey City or Grace Lutheran in Bayonne  Next meeting: 1/6/18 at Trinity Lutheran, Jersey City, 10 am

1st Saturday@10:00-2:00 p.m.
The Fun Factory

2nd Sunday @12:30 p.m.
Church Council Meeting

2nd Tuesday Mornings
Parent Empowerment sessions

2nd Friday @ 7:00 p.m
Book Talk 

2nd Saturday @ 9:00 a.m.

Men's Breakfast

3rd Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study

For more information, contact 
Kim Martinez at 201-221-6864 or

Bible Odyssey

Bible resources


Daily Bible Reading

Click HERE for daily devotional!

Click HERE Lenten Devotionals  
from Nashotah House Seminary.

There is Strength

Sometimes the weight of life can hurt,

And it can keep us down;

Sometimes our lives are overwhelmed,

Surrounding as to drown.

But in each moment in the storm,

The minutes can feel long;

And as the hours turn to days,

We find we can be strong.

There is strength in the spirit,

When it finds its wings to fly!

There is strength in our sorrows,

That no one can deny!

For when we reach our weakest point,

Then we can only rise...

There is strength in a hurting heart,

Beyond all compromise!

Sometimes the weight of life can hurt,

But this is not the end...

There is strength in the prayers of,

A sweet and loving friend!

Dillia Sookdeo


Grace Lutheran Church
836 Avenue C (corner of 37th Street), Bayonne, N.J. 07002
phone: 201-339-3685