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



6/23      Milwaukee Children's Choir
             concert, 6:00pm at Grace

7/1    Annual 4th of July worship
         service, 10:00am at Grace with                Trinity Episcopal & Trinity Lutheran

                        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

Sunday, May 20

Women's Day Service        11:00 a.m.
Trinity Lutheran, JC
Guest speaker: Rev. Kimberly Vaughan
Featuring King's Daughters of Praise
Reception immediately following!

From the Pastor

Day of Pentecost

I admit I spent most of the week by the phone waiting for a phone call for THE WEDDING. I had already laid out my best stuff for Windsor Castle and was miffed that I would not be officiating.

So it's back to business as usual. Same old; same old. I opened the church doors this morning welcoming the rush of the Spirit on this Pentecost Sunday. No wind, no rush, and perhaps no rush of people at 11:00.

I was met with more excuses for why they would not be making it to church on Sunday. Thank God the Holy Spirit does not have other plans! I guess that's why church folk call this ordinary time.

However, sometimes you don't have to attend a royal wedding to get a royal decree. That's what we are celebrating today. It's has nothing to do with us but rather has to do with a royal promise that the King of Glory made to his disciples, that indeed he would not leave them alone. He goes away so that the one who is called alongside us will have power in our lives. It is this Spirit that gives life to the Church and meaning for our lives.

All right! Everybody up.

Lectern side
    "We've got spirit, yes we do,
     We've got spirit, how bout you?"

You can do better than that.

Pulpit side
    "We've got spirit, yes we do,
     We've got spirit, how bout you?"

People would think we were crazy if we did something like that. Or maybe filled with new wine like the disciples in the Book of Acts.

By the way, how are you doing about keeping things under control?

It still holds true. We have spirit, in whatever way God chooses to send it. Happy ordinary days!!


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

Mother's DayService

Easter Sunday

He Is Risen Indeed!

Upcoming Events

            Two consecutive weekends at Grace         

Milwaukee Children's Choir

On Saturday, June 23, join the community of 

Grace Lutheran as we welcome back the 

Children's Choir at our Neighborhood barbecue, 

4-6pm, followed by an evening choir concert. 

The choir will also join us on Sunday morning, 

June 24, for the 11:00 am worship service.

    Annual 4th of July Joint Worship 

Then on Sunday, July 1, celebrate with us at Grace Lutheran for our annual July 4 holiday service at 10am.
Join Trinity Lutheran Church in Jersey City, Trinity Episcopal Parish in Bergen Point, and Grace Lutheran for this commemorative worship service.

Between these two events, Grace Lutheran will host, Vacation Bible School with the them "Splash Canyon." June 26-29 at Grace from 9:00 - 1:00 p.m. The cost is $25 per child or $30 per family. There is after-care until 3:00 p.m. at no extra cost. A snack and lunch will be provided. Click on the registration form.

First Communion, Confirmation, New Members

It all begins with First Communion instruction in early June with First Communion held on Sunday, June 10!!
For more information, call the church office.

And then it's the rite of Confirmation and the reception of new members on Sunday, June 17.

New Date!!

Grace Sale on the Green 

 Saturday, May 26, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

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!


2018 New Jersey Synod

All rights reserved

Bayonne Chamber of Commerce

4th Annual Gala Event honoring

Joseph Barbero, Patricia Murphy, Luciano Ventrone,

and Shop Rite of Bayonne!

Grace Lutheran was there!


This is the season of


Spring 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.

While We Wait...

One Friday, desolate!

The next day, isolate!

We knew he would return to us,

As words clearly dictate!

He came to be a sacrifice,

Straight from the Father's heart'

He came because he surely knew,

Our worlds would fall apart.

He understood how it would end,

But chose that broken road...

Because he knew we needed him,

To help us bear our load.

Born to bring salvation,

With grace wrapped up in creed;

The Christ-Child would grow up to be,

The Savior we would need!

Born to bring redemption,

God's mercy to receive;

His light and love would intertwine,

When our hearts choose to believe!

On Friday, he would die!

The next day, we would wait!

And then, he will return to use,

With a glimpse of heaven's gate!

                  Dillia Sookdeo


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

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.
Samantha Howard

Bayonne Civic League 

and the

American Red Cross Blood 

Drive at Grace

The Bayonne Rotary Club

 Dinner and Concert 

Fundraiser at Grace

Hudson County

Family Promise


Pictured above are local representatives of the community:  Family Promise Executive Director Tiffany Kane, Mayor Steven Fulop, Freeholder Anthony Romano, and Caroline Caulfield, Correspondence Coordinator for U.S. Senator Cory Booker.

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