Come as you are!
To worship at Grace is to attend a party.
PLEASE NOTE: We are resuming in-person services at 9:00 am and 11:00 am starting May 16th.
We will continue to have a virtual service via Zoom and Facebook for those who cannot attend.
For in-person services, the usual Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed since Hudson County is still in a high risk zone.
Please wear a mask and continue to social distance.
Communion will be given with the Bread of Christ only. No wine/juice will be offered.
If you plan to attend, if possible, please sign up in advance with your name and contact information so that we may contact you if necessary. Use THIS FORM to sign up.
9:00 AM TRADITIONAL SERVICE
The 9:00 a.m. service is quiet, contemplative, very relaxed and friendly. Hymnals and bulletins are used for the worship songs and prayers. Healing prayer is offered during communion and kids are welcome to join us or engage in parallel worship in the kids' worship corner.
11:00 AM CONTEMPORARY SERVICE
At the 11:00 a.m. service, everything you need to follow along with worship is projected so that instead of looking down at your prayer book and hymnal, you can focus on worship and use your hands for clapping. Our praise band often has a cellist, a drummer or two, and sometimes a violin. Our choir is open to anyone who wants to sing. Healing prayer is available during communion which occurs every Sunday.
Children & Youth
At the 11:00 a.m. service, there is a children's sermon right after the opening prayer that can involve anything from stilts to party hats, puppets, spontaneous skits or games. All ages of children are invited forward to participate.
Right after the children's sermon, kids (Pre-K to 5th grade) are invited to go to Sunday School,
returning to the sanctuary for communion with their families.
Infants and toddlers are invited to move around and explore in the worship corner with their caregivers in the sanctuary,
or to be dropped off at the nursery area in the gym next door.
Members of the youth group meet every other Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and for special outings and events throughout the year.
Our youth are also active participants in many of our ministries, serving in worship as acolytes and readers,
as assistants in Sunday school, and as members of the hospitality ministry.
Rev. Laurie is an energetic and effective preacher who delivers sermons that connect us to the Scriptures through everyday illustrations and narratives. Grace Church is also blessed with a number of lay preachers who each bring their own individual styles in their presentations of the Word of God.
Grace Church Van Vorst Choir
Our choir is a dynamic group of many talents led by the incredible Dr. Colin Britt. During the pandemic, the choir has continued to virtually meet weekly and to record individually from home with Colin editing all the recordings into extraordinary videos which have brought us closer together through worship.