Due to the rise in COVID 19 numbers, in-person worship is cancelled until further notice. We will continue to post a live service Sundays at 11:00 a.m. on Facebook. Communion will be distributed at the end of the service outside the church doors - on the green.

Lent 2021
Amazing Grace
Grace L
Reflections from Pastor Gary

How big is your plate? Are your eyes bigger than your stomach? Remember, as children, separating the different foods on the plate so that they wouldn’t touch? Now it seems that everything touches. I know I have a plateful. Maybe it’s time for a diet or at least become more selective with what I choose to eat.

Superbowl Sunday, Transfiguration Sunday (Valentine’s Day), and Ash Wednesday (Lent) have already been loaded on our plates, but before we “chow” down on these tasty morsels, it is time for pause (even a prayer) and recognize just how “super” we really have it, even with the terrors of death and division. More than that, if we examine our portions, we find they are more than enough and the road we have traveled in faith has yielded great things indeed and that are lives have changed (transfigured)—for the good. As we begin another forty days of Lent, this can become a time of reflection, prayer, and fasting that will refresh and restore our lives.

We cannot give way to naysayers and doubters who only want to tear down and find fault. I am not talking about those who think the glass is half-empty. I am talking about those who have removed the glass and then complain about where to put the water. It is so easy to blame others or create “windmills” to fight. Lent reminds us that our walk will not be easy, but I would rather take the narrow road that leads to life rather than the long and winding road that takes us to a “bridge too far.” The suffering, pain, and death of our Lord remind us that there is a way out. The Savior will lead us; there still is hope and much to be thankful for, from death to life.

How big is your plate? I’m opting for smaller portions so that I can leave room for Jesus, indescribably delicious!


Rich with Grace

A weekly reflection


"A Man: by Kim "Morning Star" Snyder

Daily Meditation

March 8, 2021

Mid-Week Lenten Service

March 3, 2021

"Martin Luther at the Diet of Worms" A one act play by Acie Cargill Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform 

Lent 3

March 7, 2021

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"Ash Wednesday" by Will Humes is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Grace Worship

Setting Six - ELW


Hymn of Praise

Gospel Acclamation


Agnus Dei

Upcoming Events

Lenten Theme

The Post-Pandemic Parish -

Crisis at the Crossroads


Wednesday, March 10    7:00 p.m.

Midweek Lenten Service

Theme     The Cure: Going Through Treatment

Sunday, March 14    11:00 a.m.

Lent 4

Live service on Facebook

Communion on the green.


Wednesday, March 17    7:00 p.m.

Midweek Lenten Service

Theme        Residual Impact: Side Effects

Sunday, March 21    11:00 a.m.

Lent 5

Live service on Facebook

Communion on the green.


Wednesday, March 24    7:00 p.m.

Midweek Lenten Service

Theme        The Vaccine: Final Triumph -

Not in the Arm; Through the Heart

Sunday, March 28    11:00 a.m.

Palm Sunday

Live service on Facebook

Communion on the green.

Palm branches will be delivered to the

community immediately following service.

Sunday, March 28     7:00 p.m.

Introduction to the Parables

Monday, March 29     7:00 p.m.

"That Pesky Widow" Luke 18.1-18

Tuesday, March 30     7:00 p.m.

"Those Ungrateful Vineyard Laborers"

Matthew 10.1-16

Wednesday, March 31     7:00 p.m.

"That Conniving Businessman" Luke 16.1-13

Thursday, April 1     7:00 p.m.

"The Lost Sheep, Coins, & Sons" Luke 15.1-32

Maundy Service Foot washing, stripping of the altar, and communion on the green following the Parable lesson.

Friday, April 2     7:00 p.m.

Good Friday

Saturday, April 3     7:00 p.m.

Easter Vigil

Sunday, April 4     7:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday

Live service on Facebook.

Communion on the green.


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


Zoom Meeting number:  461 183 8857

Password:  handNhand

2nd Friday of the Month     

 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Book Talk

Zoom Meeting

Dates: 3/12, 4/9, 5/14, 6/11

Book: The Muse by Jessie Burton

Reading, Part 1:  Cabbages and Kings - June 1967. (approx. 47 pages)



Meeting ID: 941 8318 8991
Passcode: 691491

3rd Saturday of the Month

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Bible Study

Zoom Meeting

Dates:  3/20, 4/17, 5/15, 6/19 



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


Citizenship Class

Mondays - TBD

ESL Classes 

Tuesdays - TBD

Art Classes

Wednesdays. TBD

All classes suspended until Grace reopens.


For more information, please call


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(18th Street)



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

At this time, masks are required.

Grace Lutheran Church

A member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

836 Avenue C

Bayonne, NJ 07002





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