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

                                
     Bethany

   Redeemer



 Trinity

               Christ Our Savior

               Grace


WHAT'S UP??


7/12  American Red Cross Blood Drive
         3-8pm, Fellowship Hall
         Grace Lutheran Church, Bayonne

7/14 37th Street Block Party @ Grace

7/15 BreakTime in Concert @ Grace
        High School Cover Band playing             hits from the 60's, 70's and 80's

               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



From the Pastor

The choices for this Sunday represent a sharp contrast to living the faith. The New Testament reading focuses on the very nature of the church through the lives of the congregation at Ephesus. The Gospel tells the story of the beheading of John the Baptist. What to do? Which one should I preach on?

Thank goodness for preaching series! This Sunday I begin a two-month study  on Paul's letter to the church at Ephesus that helps to identify the very heart of what it means to be the church. Where John the Baptist loses his head over moral improprieties, Jesus gives his life as a way out, as a source of life, as a connection to the eternal, and as our adoption into this promise.

There are many very helpful and benefits assets that the church can provide the larger community. It speaks to the very nature of the church, not necessarily by what it does but where it's source of strength originates.

We feed those who are hungry because we have first been fed with heavenly food.

We give clothing to those in need because we have first been clothed with the Gospel of grace. We have put on Christ.

We are able to set aside time for helping others because Christ has shown us that in the fullness of time, He has adopted us as children of God forever.

We fellowship with each other because He regularly calls us to his heavenly banquet where all are welcome.

It seems that when one speaks of the Church we are really talking about Christ as the doorkeeper of God's grace. Where John the Baptist's message centered on repentance and turning, the message of the Gospel continues to be God's unmerited and undeserved gift of grace.

It may look like mere brick and mortar, but it really is a window to a heavenly promise. We are destined to receive this gift of grace, because of what God has first done for us in Jesus Christ.

Want a splash of heaven or a foretaste of the feast to come? The door is open, and we've left the light on--the light of Christ always shines in the darkness!!



Gary






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

































Vacation Bible School






Milwaukee Children's Choir



Just another night at Grace...





First Communion 2018

   




Mother's Day Service






Upcoming Events


Sunday, August 12, 2018                       11:00 a.m.

Installation of Intern Pastor: A. J. Houseman

Trinity Lutheran, Jersey City

There will be no worship at Grace.


Grace Sale

An Outreach Ministry of Grace Lutheran Church

426 Avenue C-18th Street, Bayonne 

Everything new, priced for your budget & fill your need!


    STORE HOURS


Mon-Fri:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

        Sat:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.




  Join Us For Fellowship!






This is the season of

Pentecost




Summer Sunday Worship

    9:15 a.m.  Youth/Adult Choir Practice

   10:00 a.m.   Worship & Fellowship

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




Weekly Events

     Monday    
    Bible Study        11:00 a.m.
    
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday     4:00-6:00 p.m.
    Art Classes ($10 a session)
  

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 

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

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

    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 BirthGraceNJ@gmail.com




http://www.bibleodyssey.org/people/related-articles/ark-of-the-covenant.aspx

Bible Odyssey



Bible resources


 ELCA

Daily Bible Reading


Click HERE for daily devotional!

Click HERE Lenten Devotionals  
from Nashotah House Seminary.


Tell Me Why

A day beginning with a light,

That turned to acid rain...

A day eventless at its dawn,

That brought on so much pain...

A day emblazed in memory,

Takes its toll upon the heart...

God, why is life so breakable,

Causing us to fall apart?

Tell me why...

Does evil still invade,

As YOUR grace and mercy reign?

Tell me why...

Can we be stripped away,

Like a flame in a hurricane?

A day beginning with a light,

But the darkness quickly came...

Seeking cause without avail,

Or where to place the blame!

Tell me why...

Can life stop on a dime,

As the world goes on each day?

Lord, tell me why...

Do some bear such a weight,

Seeking answers as they pray?

                  Dillia Sookdeo

Dillia.sookdeo@aol.com

201-978-6174




Thank You 

Dear Grace Lutheran, 

On behalf of Mayor Davis, the City of Bayonne, and the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation, thank you for your donation for Baytown and Puerto Rico. Your generous donation of $500 will be a tremendous help to the victims of the hurricanes as they work to find a new normal in their lives. 

Best regards,
Samantha Howard
BEOF


Dear Grace Lutheran,
On behalf of the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation, thank you for your support of this organization and the people we serve. These items will bring warmth and joy to so many. Please accept our thanks for the toys, blankets, hats & scarves totaling $9,207.
Sincerely,
Samantha Howard
BEOF







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