Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

Connected to Christ        Connected to Each Other         Connected to Community

This is the season of Pentecost

Grace Lutheran Church remains committed to the community of Bayonne and the surrounding area. Many of our programs and services serve the larger community, such as our music and art schools, citizenship and ESL classes, birth parent classes, CDA training, American Red Cross blood drives, the Little Read Library, Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, Highways Food Pantry and vegetable giveaways, and more. OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ARE PRESENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS WITH THE PANDEMIC. WE CONTINUE TO HOLD YOU IN PRAYER AS WE TOGETHER SEARCH FOR THAT “NEW NORMAL.” WHATEVER THE FUTURE MAY HOLD, WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO BEING THERE FOR YOU!!

From the Pastor

When Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won those six NBA championships, much of the credit was given to Jordan, the greatest player to ever play the game. He, in turn, talked about rallying around a common goal, teamwork, and a unity that propelled them through “The Last Dance.” Jesus prayed that we all might be one, telling the disciples he would not leave them orphaned but would give them the Holy Spirit, which would be called alongside them to support and reinforce God’s pledge of love for the human family. Pentecost and Trinity Sundays are church festivals that allow us to celebrate just that. However, our reality today is far from celebrative. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is brokenness, pain, and disillusionment, a far cry from the excitement of the Bulls’ two, three-peats.

The Coronavirus and its living death, massive unemployment, racial tension spurred on by blatant social inequality, and lack of leadership across this country and throughout the world, have thrown us into a downward spiral that is threatening the very freedoms we were founded upon. We are looking for a way out, but there is no clear direction. And Michael Jordan has long since retired.

However, we are at our best when we are at our least. It’s because it is there that we see God’s footprints carrying us. Why are we so intent on controlling our destiny? Maybe we, too, have taken a bite out of Eden’s apple and have been exposed to the naked truth. We are so blessed to be led by the Savior, who will lead us to still waters and green pastures. Unless you have a better idea? We ask for a leader; we already have one, one who promises to make us one! It is not about being like Mike; it is our Lord making a way in the wilderness and his invitation for us to dance with him.


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Pastor Gary's Morning Meditation

June 6, 2020

From Sundays and Copyright 2020 Augsburg Fortress. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission under Augsburg Fortress Liturgies Annual License #47157. 


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)


Summer Hours

9:00 a.m. Choir Practice

10:00 a.m. Worship and Fellowship



Weekly Events


Sunday School             10:00 a.m.

Choir Practice            10:00 a.m.


Bible Study                  11:00 a.m.

Citizenship Class                      6:30 p.m.



ESL Classes                6:30 p.m.


   Art Classes                   4:00-6:00 p.m.



   Confirmation            4:00 - 5:30 p.m.




Monthly Events

 Saturdays & Sundays
 Lamaze Childbirth classes
 By appointment

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 

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

Programs and Services

Music Classes


Citizenship Class

Mondays - through March 30

ESL Classes 

Tuesdays - through March 31

Art Classes

Wednesdays. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

All classes held at

Grace Lutheran Church

836 Avenue C

(37th Street)


For more information, please call


426 Avenue C

(18th Street)



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Mon-Fri: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sat: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church

A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

836 Avenue C

Bayonne, NJ 07002


Hand in Hand Bayonne, Inc.

For more information please call

Kim Norton at 201-443-8260.

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