The "awkward age" in the life of the church are those years between Holy Baptism and the beginning of Sunday School. Parents try to fulfill their parental responsibilities and take seriously those baptismal promises and bring their new son or daughter to church. At Grace we have also pledged to keep that son or daughter in front of the congregation in those early years by developing a "Cradle Roll" where at least once a year, we recognize those young people and their "baby steps" of faith. For more information about the Cradle Roll, please contact the church office.
Sunday School is open to children from Preschool through fifth grade. Grade Lutheran uses a lectionary-based curriculum, Whirl, for its Sunday School program, which means that the readings during worship provide the basis for the Sunday School lesson. Classes begin at 10:0 a.m. and conclude each Sunday with the pastor leading the children into church to begin worship. We welcome and encourage new registrations throughout the year. Please contact the church office for more information.
Vacation Bible School, 2019
Rylee Burns - Freshman - Cecil College
Eddie Collins - Junior - St. Peter's University
Shannon Dwyer - Freshman - Montclair State University
Emma Kostenbader - Junior - St. Bonaventure University
Marc Kostenbader - Freshman - NJCU
Christyn Trimblett - Freshman - NJCU
Gabrielle Trimblett - Freshman - Penn State
Emma Wodzanowski - Freshman - Ramapo College
Monday Morning Bible Study
Join the pastor for weekly reflection and study of the readings for the following Sunday. The study begins at 11:00 a.m. and is open to the community. No previous knowledge of the Scriptures is necessary, just a believing heart!!
Saturday Morning Bible Stury
The study is open to the community and meets on the third Saturday morning of the month at 10:00 a.m. at Grace. These studies are short overviews of various books of the bible.
The Book Club meets on the second Friday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Book suggestions are always welcome. Please come join us!
We are currently finishing up To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Beginning in October, our next book will be The Story of God and All of Us by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett.
The men's group meets on the second Saturday of the month at the 53rd Street Diner (Chandelier) at 9:00 a.m. Join us as we engage in fellowship and conversation.
Bethel Bible Series - New Testament
The Bethel Series offers an excellent tool to enhance the biblical literacy within Christian congregations nationally and internationally. The study uses a historical approach to the Hebrew-Christian heritage of faith with an overview of the Old and New Testaments. Hermeneutics, the study of the Scriptures in the context of the period in which they were written, brings a new understanding of the biblical narrative.
New Member Orientation