Grace Lutheran Church--ELCA     

 Bayonne, NJ  

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

Pastor Gary A. Grindeland

Intern Pastor A.J. Houseman

Follow Me!! 

There's a big difference between what you do and what you are or what you will become. That's why for this reflection you need to turn your phone off and listen. Otherwise, how are you going to hear when Jesus calls?

You'll be so busy trying to answer the phone that you will not be able to hear the call you have been waiting for! Sure enough, the phone rang just when I was saying this on Sunday morning. Has life become so mundane that it is just about a job, paying bills, getting benefits? 

Is there something about being content, about being fulfilled? Jesus pays a visit to your work site and asks you to cast out again. Please spare me the religious talk. God is good but better applied on Sundays, not during a regular work week.

Wrong!! This Jesus beats us at our own game. I've never caught that many fish. The nets were breaking? Had to call another boat? I have yet to have a work experience like that. It's enough for me to change vocations. Jesus said to try some human fishing. Everyone thinks it's so tough, but the human fish are so hungry; they'll bite on almost anything.

The irony of it all is that the thing that is the most fulfilling is that which we spend the least doing. Talk about a trophy catch! And there's no trick to it. Just let Jesus find the spot so that you can fish.
What a photo op!!.


South Hudson

Lutheran (TMZ) News

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




Christ Our Saviour


Upcoming Events

    South Hudson Lutherans

            Ongoing Events

Mondays, Citizenship classes
Grace Lutheran, Bayonne, 6:30-8:30pm
The cost: $30 for the ten-week sessions

Tuesdays, ESL Classes 
Grace Lutheran Bayonne, 6:30-8:30pm
The cost: $30 for the ten-week sessions
        Free childcare and dinner!!

Hand in Hand Art School, Wednesdays
     Classes from 4-6pm, $10 per session
     Grace Lutheran, call 201-339-3685

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

         Grace Lutheran, Bayonne
         Art Classes, 4-6 pm
         Call for details, 201-339-3685

Volunteers are also needed for the Food Pantry at Bethany

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

Memorial Brick Fund     
Buy a paver in honor of or in memory of a loved one!!

Sophie enjoyed St. Valentine's 

Day. Hope you did, too!

The Good News

A Season of Lights--Still!!

Sunday School Pageant

and now Epiphany!

Bayonne Interfaith Service

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, November 19

Hand in Hand Citizenship and ESL classes, 

                        Ten-week classes!

Citizenship Classes, Mondays,6;30 PM

ESL Classes, Tuesdays,, 6;30-8:30 PM

plus free childcare and free dinner

The cost is $30
All classes held at Grace Lutheran Church, 836 Avenue C
For more information, please call 201-339-3685

Grace Sale

An Outreach Ministry of Grace Lutheran 

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!

Following 11:00 am worship!!!

This is the season of Epiphany

Fall/Winter Sunday Worship

    10:00 a.m.  Choir Practice

   10:00 a.m.    Sunday School

    11:00 a.m.    Worship and Fellowship
Available worship parking Bayonne Memorial Home
854 Avenue C, Bayonne
(One block north of the church)


Weekly Events

    Bible Study        11:00 a.m.

ESL Reading Class       6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

 Art Classes ($10 a session)
4:00-6:00 p.m.

Confirmation        4:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Monthly Events

    Saturdays & Sundays

    Lamaze Childbirth classes
    By appointment

1st Tuesday @ 6:30 p.m.
Good Grief Group  

  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

Birth Grace NJ     (Lamaze Classes)

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.

"Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 55.22

Cast Your Burdens...

God said, "Cast your burdens to be sustained!
I'll take whatever has you chained!
For in this moment, you cannot see,
The strength in YOU that flows from ME!"

To know that when your heart had cried,
You walked with Jesus as your guide...
To know when troubles come your way,
Your Savior listens as you pray...

To know that when it feels too much,
A hand is reaching out to touch...
To know within the heart of prayer,
The Strength of Christ is always there!

God said, "Cast your burdens and see the light!
You'll be the victor in the fight!
For at this time, though hope seems far,
There lies a promise in a star!"

The darkest night, a manger cold,
Yet such a story would unfold...
The darkest corners of the earth,
Would know of this child's humble birth!

Your darkest night, your foul feels list,
Not knowing what this time would cost...
But in the stars this light shines through:
Christ paid the price for the love of you!

God said, "Cast your burdens to be sustained!
An oath...this promise was ordained:
For even when you cannot see, 
There is a light that flows from ME!"

Dillia Sookdeo


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