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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!!
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
May 9, 2021
Happy Mother's Day
May 2, 2021
April 25, 2021
April 18, 2021
Liturgy for Easter
Hymn of Praise
Grace Lutheran Church
Padlet of Information
An Introduction to the Parables.
Professor Garwood P. Anderson, Ph.D.
Nashotah House Theological Seminary
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
Monday Mornings 11:00 a.m.
Zoom Meeting number: 461 183 8857
2nd Friday of the Month
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
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
Meeting ID: 941 8318 8991
3rd Saturday of the Month
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Dates: 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21
Meeting ID: 999 4373 2748
Discussion will be on Daniel and Esther in Exile.
1st Monday @ 6:00 p.m.
Good Grief Group
1st Thursday @ 7:00 p.m.
Bayonne Women's Club
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.
Saturdays & Sundays Lamaze Childbirth classes By appointment
Programs and Services
Mondays - TBD
Tuesdays - TBD
All classes suspended until Grace reopens.
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