Grace Lutheran Church is reopening once again.
Come join us for service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021
Reflections from Pastor Gary
The agony of death and Easter life has taken on new meaning for my sister Annie and me this year. Tragically, our brother, David Dwight Grindeland (named for his common birthdate with former President Dwight David Eisenhower), was killed in a single-car crash on Palm Sunday evening. We expected Mom and Dad to go, but death came like “a thief in the night” and stole our brother. I don’t remember much about Holy Week; we clergy normally lament about how busy we are during this season doing “religious things.” All those days have become a blur. In shock and disbelief, we have remained empty and heartbroken. We spend hours thinking about him, missing him, and cherishing the time we did have together, but it is never enough. Just one more time…
Anyway, he hit a rock, a front yard decoration at a residential home in Ft. Collins, Colorado. What are the chances of that happening? It was more like a boulder, about the size of the one the women encountered at the tomb that day. Someone rolled the stone away for them; we are still waiting. All we know is that the stone is too heavy to move on our own. We wait, hoping against hope, that the promise that was told to us will be the promise that we continue to live for.
Irony of ironies, he nearly made it through the pandemic unscathed, only to meet an unmovable object. Lord Jesus, come quickly and rescue us for all our “bones are out of joint and our hearts are like wax, they are melted within our breasts.” O Savior, move the stone away for we “lay in the dust of death.”
WELCA Book Discussion
Tuesday, June 15 @ 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 17 @ 7:00 p.m.
"A Different Matter"
by Rena Trefman Cobrinik
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.
For more information, please call
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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.