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??

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



From the Pastor

Happy Easter!

He is risen indeed!!!

Most of the time when we hear the words, 'He is risen indeed!," we are more concerned about the enthusiasm with which they are uttered than with what they mean. In the Greek language, this perfect tense connotes action in the past that has implications for the present moment that has great application for the future as well.

This excitement is the by-product of what has already taken place, it is not about what emotion we can create but rather the result of what has been accomplished for our sake that now generates lasting excitement in our lives.

The beginning of the good news of Jesus the Anointed that the writer of St. Mark signals at the outset of the Gospel finds final expression in the once-and-for-all-time Cross. However, suffering and death are not the end of the story. Otherwise, the Cross is simply a past tense event that has no present value, and we are left with the centurion's summary, "So this is the Son of God?"

Nor is the resurrection yesterday's news. The women approach the tomb with yesterday's news, too. Their reality is that the stone is very large, not to mention that Jesus is dead. Even upon hearing that yesterday's news is their today and tomorrow, they flee the tomb and tell no one anything about what they have seen and heard because they are afraid. The resurrection story lies ahead of them, when death gives way to life.

However, this is not the end of the story. It is only the beginning of the Good News in Jesus the Anointed and now resurrected. This reality for the women who journey to see the one who goes ahead of them But most of all, it is also our journey for the one who suffered and died on a cross and went ahead of the women who came to the stone-rolled-away-from-the-tomb who is the one goes in front of us in faith.

And just as the gospel does not end with Chapter 16, we await God's final ending to life that is without end. This is the story of the church. This is our story!! He is risen indeed!







Gary





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































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 Milwaukee Children's Choir at our Neighborhood barbecue, from 4-6pm, followed by an evening concert from the choir. They 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.


Vacation Bible School in June


And in the days between, it is Vacation Bible School and the theme of the week "Splash Canyon,." June 26-29 at Grace. Times yet to be announced!


First Communion and Confirmation

It all begins with First Communion instruction in early May and the Rite of Confirmation in early June!!

Don't forget the college tour to Princeton in May!!





Connected to Community



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!




  












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

Easter


Fall 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

 Monday    
    Bible Study        11:00 a.m.
    
Wednesday
    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 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.



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

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




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

Ribbon-Cutting


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