Our Worship Service
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Grace is currently live streaming our Sunday worship service on YouTube only. In-person attendance and Sunday Church School are temporarily suspended. We strongly believe in maintaining our physical distance but remaining in touch spiritually and socially by video, phone, email, shouting across the yard - whatever it takes.
The doors on the building may be closed, but the church is the people, not a place. We remain welcoming to all who would join us.
Grace Lutheran is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. As Christ’s church, we offer a radical welcome to all people. We recognize that our diversity is a gift from God. "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
As Grace searches for a new full-time pastor, we are in great hands.
Stated Supply Pastor
Timothy J. Wengert
Dr. Timothy J. Wengert is the Ministerium of Pennsylvania emeritus professor of Reformation History and the Lutheran Confessions at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. A parish pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for over seven years in Minnesota and Wisconsin, he received his doctorate from Duke University in 1984 and was on Philadelphia's faculty from 1989-2013. He has written and edited books on the Reformation, history of the Lutheran Church, the interpretation of the Bible, and ecumenism. Dr. Wengert is married to the Rev. Ingrid Fath Wengert, pastor at Zion Lutheran Church, Long Valley, and has two children (by his late wife Barbara). In October 2013, he became the grandfather of twin girls.
Pastor Jaye Newbold is the Associate Pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Succasunna, NJ. Prior to that, Jaye served as the Director of Music at Grace Lutheran Church in Phillipsburg, NJ. She has earned degrees from Syracuse University in Elementary Education and Special Education, and Westminster Choir College in Organ and Church Music. With 30 years’ experience serving the church as an educator, worship specialist and musician, and 10 years as a pastor, Pastor Jaye’s strengths are in the areas of creative worship and preaching, community building and the inclusion of parishioners in parish life and spiritual growth. Her presence during our pastoral search is a blessing to Grace.