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

Christmas Going...Going...

Okay, it's not the greatest segue between Christmas and Epiphany, but much more novel than "On the twelfth day of Christmas..." This is especially true in the year that the Day of Epiphany lands on a Sunday. When did you attend the last Day of Epiphany service on January 6. Probably the last time it landed on a Sunday!

And to think before we celebrated Christmas, it was the celebration of Epiphany that trumpeted the good news of the birth of a baby in Bethlehem, who is Emmanuel or God with us. Today, this baby Jesus gets lost somewhere between sports equipment and garden supplies, yet Epiphany remains unscathed, probably for good reason. 

When was the last time that the kids came home for Epiphany on those memorable Sundays of Baptism of Our Lord or Transfiguration? Epiphany is just when things start to get interesting. Three astrologers or astronomers, not kings and most likely not three, follow a star. I went outside and picked a star and then tried to relocate it. I had several choices. Anyway, they pay tribute to Jesus and then return home by another way.

This is where it gets so intriguing! You may know how you got here, but you often can't even fathom where this journey with Christ will take you. It is God bringing things to light. Tired of wandering in the dark? God's light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. So here we go, wherever that takes us. He'll leave the light on!! 


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

Monday, January 14 Citizenship classes Grace Lutheran, Bayonne, 6:30-8:30pm
The cost: $30 for the ten-week sessions

Tuesday January 15 ESL Classes begin
Grace Lutheran Bayonne, 6:30-8:30pm
The cost: $30 for the ten-week sessions
Free childcare and dinner!!

Wednesday, January 26, Hand in Hand
Art School classes begin from 4-6pm

         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!!

Baptism of Our Lord
January 13

33 Baptismal families remember their baptism into 


11:00 am worship

Waiting for Santa!

Sunday School Pageant

Bayonne Interfaith Service

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, November 19

 Bayonne Interfaith Association of Bayonne

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Community Unity Service, Sunday, January 13, 2019. 3:30 pm

Wallace Temple AME Zion Church, 392 Avenue C, Bayonne 

Hand in Hand Citizenship and ESL classes, 

                                            ten-week classes!

Citizenship Classes, Monday, January 14, 6;30 PM

ESL Classes, Tuesday, January 15, 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

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.

"And Joseph went up to Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem. To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child...And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn." Luke 2.4-7

From Where I Stand

He told them that he had no room,

He simply had no place;

He understood the need was great,

For mercy and God's grace.

A stable in the dark of night,

He felt it would debase;

But as the thoughts came bearing 


He saw a desperate face;

"From where I stand, and what I see,

God led us on this way;

From where I stand, I still believe,

He hears us when we pray!"

A child of God to bring His light,

A manger, to be born;

No jewels and no royalty,

To cover and adorn.

But when he came, the angels sang,

That baby in the straw:

The Son of God, the promised one,

Made shepherd stand in awe.

"From where I stand, and what I see,

Made heaven glow with pride!

From where I stand, oh, I believe,

God's blessings shall abide!"

Dillia Sookdeo


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