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.

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Reflections from Pastor Gary

Boo! I really scared you, didn’t I? I know you put on your masks, not just for that mouth-watering treat but also for your family, your neighbors, or the stranger you have yet to meet. We hosted a safe Halloween celebration with a Grab & Go on the front lawn of Grace Lutheran from 1-5pm on Saturday, October 31. The only thing that was time sensitive was the treat; you need to wear your mask year-round.

Of course, we are coming on the middle of November, the clocks fell back one hour, and there was the annual All Saints Sunday remembrance for those who had perished during 2020. What was particularly unnerving about the All Saints event was the lack of closure surrounding so many of those deaths. We didn’t have the opportunity to say good-bye to many of our loved ones. They just went away; ironically, they were much more than this in life! This has been the final ugliness of the COVID-19 virus. It separates us from each other in life, and, tragically, it continues that estrangement even in death.

As a pastor during this time, I have not been able to say good-bye to many of my parishioners. It has left 2020 with such a numb feeling. Am I imagining all this? Did this really happen? And when I awake, it is not a dream. It is the hard reality that we live with. However, we have the one thing that COVID-19 can’t take away from us—the promise of eternal life. Death does not have the final answer. Faith in a risen Lord reminds us that God is not done with us yet. God has all of eternity to complete God’s heavenly task. And that eternal promise, in turn, fuels and invigorates us for life now. No virus, no things present, no things to come can separate us from that love in Christ Jesus. My hope today that this message will go viral as well.

 

Gary

Rich with Grace

A weekly reflection

 

"A Man: by Kim "Morning Star" Snyder

Christmas at Grace

Daily Meditation, November 28

Sunday Worship Service,

September 20

Grace Worship

Setting Six - ELW

Kyrie

Hymn of Praise

Gospel Acclamation

Sanctus

Agnus Dei

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Upcoming Events

Fall/Winter

Sunday Worship 

10:00 a.m.  Choir Practice

10:00 a.m.    Sunday School

11:00 a.m.    Worship and Fellowship

 

Available worship parking Bayonne Memorial Home

854 Avenue C, Bayonne
(One block north of the church)

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Summer Hours

9:00 a.m. Choir Practice

10:00 a.m. Worship and Fellowship

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Upcoming Events

Sunday, November 29   11:00 a.m.

Advent I Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Wednesday, December 2    7:00 p.m.

Midweek Advent Outdoor Christmas Tree Lighting on the Green

Sunday, December 6,   11:00 a.m.

Advent II Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Wednesday, December 9  7:00 p.m.

Midweek Advent Hanging of the Greens                  

Thursday, December 10    3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive

Friday, December 11    7:00 p.m.

Book Talk on Zoom

Sunday, December 13  11:00 a.m.

Advent III Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Wednesday, December 16   7:00 p.m.

Midweek Advent Lessons & Carols

Saturday, December 19   10:00 a.m.

Bible Study on Zoom

Sunday, December 20   11:00 a.m.

Advent IV Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Wednesday, December 23  7:00 p.m.

Midweek Advent "Blue Christmas"

Thursday, December 24  8:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Friday, December 25   11:00 a.m.

Christmas Day Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Sunday, December 27   11:00 a.m.

Christmas I Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Thursday, December 31   8:00 p.m.

New Year's Eve Service live streamed on Facebook

with Communion immediately following

outside the church on the green

Ongoing Activities

Monday Mornings         11:00 a.m.

Bible Study

Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4611838857?pwd=THZ4K0tIOUZPeXkwMCticlJ3MW45UT09

Zoom Meeting number:  461 183 8857

Password:  handNhand

2nd Friday of the Month     

 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Book Talk

Zoom Meeting

Dates: 12/11, 1/8, 2/12, 3/12

Book: The Muse by Jessie Burton

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

 

 

3rd Saturday of the Month

10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Bible Study

Zoom Meeting

Dates:  12/19, 1/16, 2/20, 3/20  

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

 

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

Ongoing

Citizenship Class

Mondays - TBD

ESL Classes 

Tuesdays - TBD

Art Classes

Wednesdays. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

All classes held at

Grace Lutheran Church

836 Avenue C

(37th Street)

 

For more information, please call

201-339-3685

426 Avenue C

(18th Street)

Bayonne 

 

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