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


               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 

Here's an amazing baseball stat: there is no batter in major league baseball history that has got a hit every time they went to the plate. They didn't even hit .900 or .800 or .700 or .600 or .500. However, one player, Ted Williams, was able to hit over .400 in one major league season. In fact, if a player hits over .300, they are considered a very good hitter.

As a part of God's great creation, we become a child of God, based upon God's action on the Cross and in Christ's resurrection. That's a given, even though we still have feet of clay. And we await the consummation of that relationship in Christ's final coming. In the meantime, what kind of batting average do we carry in this in between life that is acceptable to God? Three out of ten, six, even seven? It gets tricky; the relationship to God has already been established. But iff that is the case, then do I just get up and intentionally miss because I know that God will allow me to cross all the bases?

It seems to me that if a lot of time, energy, and resources go into making a player a good hitter, then what does it take to make a child of God into a good Christian?

Remember Michael Jordan? Be like MIke!! Even though we know we cannot  be God, the writer of Ephesians implores his witnesses to be imitators of God. It makes one think. Better yet, it makes one act!!

Awaiting that final day, wouldn't it mean something for people to say "well done, good and faithful servant??


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

Find the New Intern Pastor 

in the Picture

Sometimes a picture tells the whole story, and 

this was certainly true on Sunday, August 12, at 

Trinity Lutheran Church in Jersey City as some 

80+ members of Grace Lutheran and Trinity 

gathered together to welcome their new 

Intern Pastor A. J. Houseman. They even look as 

if they are enjoying themselves! Welcome A.J.

Upcoming Events


Tuesday, September 4:

 6:30 - 8:00 pm

ESL/Citizenship Registration

Citizenship Class begins 

Monday, September 10, 2018:  6:30-8:30 pm


ESL Classes begin

 Tuesday, September 11, 2018:  6:30 - 8:30 pm

Vacation Bible School

Milwaukee Children's Choir

Just another night at Grace...

Back to School--already??

It's happening again. No, not going back to 

school but collecting school supplies for the fall. 

It is a part of our God's Work. Our Hands 

outreach to the community. For more details, call 

the church office at 201-339-3685.

Grace Sale

An Outreach Ministry of Grace Lutheran Church

426 Avenue C-18th Street, Bayonne 

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


Mon-Fri:  10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

        Sat:  10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  Join Us For Fellowship!

Following 10:00 am worship!!!

This is the season of


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

    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

Bible Odyssey

Bible resources


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


Thank You 

2018 New Jersey Synod

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