Grace Lutheran Church is reopening once again.

Come join us for service at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021

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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.”


Upcoming Event

WELCA Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 17 @ 7:00 p.m.

"A Different Matter"

by Rena Trefman Cobrinik

Daily Meditation

April 9, 2021

Easter 3

April 18, 2021

Easter 2

April 11, 2021

Easter Sunday

April 4, 2021

Grace Worship

Liturgy for Easter

Setting 5 WOV


Hymn of Praise

Gospel Acclamation


Agnus Dei

Grace Lutheran Church

Padlet of Information

An Introduction to the Parables.

Presented by

Professor Garwood P. Anderson, Ph.D.

Nashotah House Theological Seminary

Day 4 Outline

Day 4 Readings

Day 4 Discussion Questions

Day 4 Handout

Day 3 Outline

Day 3 Readings

Day 3 Discussion Questions

Day 3 Handout


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: , 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
Passcode: 691491

3rd Saturday of the Month

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Bible Chat

Zoom Meeting

Dates:  5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21


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


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.

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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For more information please call

Kim Norton at 201-443-8260.

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