We are open!

Come join us for worship at 11:00 a.m.

We will continue to live stream on Facebook for those who cannot attend.

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Reflections from Pastor Gary

Old dog and new tricks? Sure, it’s possible; sometimes it is necessary. It is very similar to good habits and bad habits. However, breaking a bad habit can produce huge roadblocks to overcome. Anyone that has quit smoking knows how difficult this can be. How many times did you quit before you quit for good? God always equips us with the tools for life that we need, but it is easier said than done.

The path of this discipleship begins with not taking what doesn’t belong to you, especially taking someone’s life. I even get the instruction of not craving or lusting over those things that are your neighbor’s. Obviously, these are those good habits to keep center focus, but the one about not bearing false witness about my neighbor makes my wheels lose traction as I spin in the mud, dragging God’s name through that same mire. When I finally get to the big exhortations, like not having any other gods, my knees wobble and I begin to tremble.

I confess that I am to “fear, love, and trust God above anything else.” It is such a simple, good habit to get into. It would be a snap if it weren’t for all those other gods. The one and only God just seems to get in the way of living life to my fullest. Then there’s the one about leaving regular room for God. Our mom used to preach regularly that it took her eighteen years to teach us the good but the bad seem to come naturally.

After over one year of COVID paralysis and wholesale life adjustments, I often wonder how lessons learned will impact our “new normal.” I wonder if making time for the Sabbath is still a good habit. People regularly joke with me about rolling over in bed to pick up a morning meditation or a Sunday worship service. It certainly gives the impression that faith no longer sprouts hands or feet. I could be wrong. Our mom lamented that it took eighteen years to do the good. Grace Lutheran is opening on Sunday, May 2, at 11:00am. Now is the time to start a good habit. I will see you on Sunday!!

Gary

Upcoming Event

WELCA Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

"A Different Matter"

by Rena Trefman Cobrinik

Happy Ascension Day!

May 14, 2021

Easter VI

May 9, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

Easter 5

May 2, 2021

Easter 4

April 25, 2021

Easter 3

April 18, 2021

Grace Worship

Liturgy for Easter

Setting 5 WOV

Kyrie

Hymn of Praise

Gospel Acclamation

Sanctus

Agnus Dei

Grace Lutheran Church

Padlet of Information

An Introduction to the Parables.

Presented by

Professor Garwood P. Anderson, Ph.D.

Nashotah House Theological Seminary

Day 4 Outline

Day 4 Readings

Day 4 Discussion Questions

Day 4 Handout

Day 3 Outline

Day 3 Readings

Day 3 Discussion Questions

Day 3 Handout

Fall/Winter

Sunday Worship

10:00 a.m.    Sunday School (Via weekly eMail)

11:00 a.m.    Worship  (Live on Facebook)

 

Confirmation classes will be held weekly via Zoom - "Here We Stand" 

Sundays at 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested, please call the church at 201-339-3685

 

 

 

Ongoing Activities

Monday Mornings         11:00 a.m.

Bible Study

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4611838857?pwd=THZ4K0tIOUZPeXkwMCticlJ3MW45UT09

Zoom Meeting number:  461 183 8857

Password:  handNhand

2nd Friday of the Month     

 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Book Talk

Zoom Meeting

Dates: , 5/14, 6/11, 7/9, 8/13

Book: The Only Woman in the Room

Author: Marie Benedict

Next Book: Carnegie's Maid

Author: Marie Benedict

https://zoom.us/j/94183188991?pwd=MUNyekJGTlpaSXZ3V3NpcWg2M1djdz09

 

Meeting ID: 941 8318 8991
Passcode: 691491

3rd Saturday of the Month

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Bible Chat

Zoom Meeting

Dates:  5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21

https://zoom.us/j/99943732748?pwd=NGRQNEZIZ0NxdzJid3M1cnZxY2FnZz09

 

Meeting ID: 999 4373 2748
Passcode: 693244

Discussion will be on Daniel and Esther in Exile.

 

Monthly activities

 

1st Monday @ 6:00 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 


2nd Sunday @12:30 p.m.

Church Council Meeting


2nd Saturday @ 9:00 a.m.
Men's Breakfast

 Saturdays & Sundays Lamaze Childbirth classes By appointment

Programs and Services

Music Classes

TBD

Citizenship Class

Mondays - TBD

ESL Classes 

Tuesdays - TBD

Art Classes

Wednesdays. TBD

All classes suspended until Grace reopens.

 

For more information, please call

201-339-3685

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(18th Street)

Bayonne 

 

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STORE HOURS

Mon-Fri: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

At this time, masks are required.

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