This is the season of Pentecost.

We are open for worship. Come join us in person on Sundays at 11:00 a.m.

(Masks recommended)

Also live streamed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gracelutheranbayonne

Pet Blessing

Sunday, October 2

9:30-10:30 a.m.

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September 22, 2022     2:00-7:00 pm American Red Cross

Blood Drive

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Pentecost 15

September 18, 2022

Pastor Will Henkel

(Please check the Facebook link)

https://www.facebook.com/gracelutheranbayonne/videos/455713499838776

Pentecost 14, September 11, 2022

Pastor Mona Fitch-Elliott

Pastor's August Reflection

Dear Friends,

Grace to you from God our Father and from our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

I know that it is a bit late in the month, but for what will soon be obvious reasons, I chose to wait till now to post my August reflection. We have come to the end of our journey together and it is now time to say thank you and goodbye.

First, I want to thank Jim and the Grace council for their dedication and hard work but also and especially for their willingness to take the risk of inviting me to be your interim pastor. Their diligence, thoughtfulness, and love for this congregation came to fruition in an excellent Ministry Site Profile that will serve you well in the call process.

 

I especially want to thank Patty who although no longer a council member, serves as their recording secretary and can always be counted on to make sure everything gets done. She picked me up at the airport, gave me a tour of Bayonne and has ever since that first day always been there when I needed her. Her service to me and to this congregation have been invaluable.

 

And so, we get to the problem with thanking people in a public way. I had included others in an earlier draft but had to step back for fear of inevitably leaving someone out.  I will have to settle for a more general offer of my sincerest thanks to each and everyone of you who has made me feel welcome, to those of you who contribute in so many ways to the life of this congregation, and especially to those of you who have held me in prayer. Thank you!

 

Being an interim pastor has its unique challenges and being an interim pastor during a pandemic even more so. My mistakes have no doubt been many and I hope I can count on your forgiveness. I have learned so much during my time here that will serve me well in the future. I will always be grateful for the privilege of ministering for and with you over the last ten months.

 

I had hoped that by this point everything would be in final form regarding my next call, but unfortunately church wheels turn slowly sometimes. I look forward to sharing what is coming next for me with all of you in the very near future. In the meantime, I will be home in Indiana for a few weeks as the final details get ironed out. As you can imagine, not having everything signed, sealed, and delivered is the source of some anxiety. In your charity, please continue to pray for me. I promise my prayers for all of you.

 

Pax,

Austin

Interim Pastor

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Monthly Activities

Monday Mornings         11:00 a.m.       Bible Study

Grace Lutheran Church

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Fridays       5:00 p.m.       Koffee Kafe

Zoom Meeting number: 461-183-8857

Password: handNhand

Online Grace fellowship.

Bring your own coffee or tea!

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1st Saturday       10:00 a.m.       WELCA Group

Alternately meeting at Trinity Lutheran, Jersey City

and

Grace Lutheran, Bayonne

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2nd Friday       7:00 - 9:00 p.m.           Book Talk

Dates: 4/8, 5/13

Next Book: The Little Woman

Author: Gladys Aylward

Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 941 8318 8991
Passcode: 691491

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3rd Saturday        10:00 - 12:00 p.m.       Bible Chat

Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 999 4373 2748
Passcode: 693244

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Grief Share Group

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Prayer Group

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Programs and Services

Hand in Hand Bayonne Inc

 

Music Classes

 Piano, Violin, Voice

For more information, please call

201-339-3685

Grace Sale

426 Avenue C  (18th Street)

Bayonne 

 

Everything new, priced for your budget & fill your need!

STORE HOURS

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

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

At this time, masks are required.

American Red Cross

Monthly blood drive

Various Dates