• God's Work Our Hands Sunday" - Paper goods shower for Villa International
  • "God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday - Paper goods shower for Villa International
  • "God Work, Our Hands" Sunday - Paper goods shower for Villa International
  • Delivering paper goods to Villa International
  • Grateful students at Villa International on Emory Campus
  • Re-opening for in-person worship Sunday, 5 July, at 9:30 a.m.
  • Easter Altar/Christ Is Risen! He Is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!
  • Passion/Palm Sunday 2020
  • Drive Through - Imposition of Ashes - Ash Wednesday, 26 February
  • A Savior is Born
  • A Blessed Christmas
  • Celebrating Martin Luther's Birthday, Sunday, 10 November
  • Organ Concert on Sunday, 29 September by Steve Honeychurch, Living Grace's Director of Music/Organist
  • Organ Concert on Sunday, 29 September by Steve Honeychurch, Living Grace's Director of Music/Organist
  • Pastor Hardy accepting his plaque from Inspiritus for all his work given to him at the SE Synod Assembly
  • Plaque given to Pastor Hardy for his work with Inspiritus (Lutheran Services of GA)
  • Community Garden Work Day
  • Community Garden Work Day
  • Community Garden Work Day
  • Outreach Ministry - Living Grace supports Rebecca's Tent Women's Shelter by manning it two weeks while open
  • Outreach Ministry - Living Grace supports Rebecca's Tent Women's Shelter by manning it two weeks while they are open
  • Front of Living Grace
  • Back of Living Grace
  • Inside Living Grace's worship space (nave)
  • Living Grace young adutls offering their musical talents for the worship service
  • Potluck lunch after a Sunday worship
 

Welcome

WELCOMES YOU!!

 

Living Grace Sunday Services
Open for in-person Worship

at 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion

 

 

The Twentieth  Sunday after Pentecost

18 October 2020

In today’s first reading God uses the Gentile ruler Cyrus to accomplish divine purposes.  When the Pharisees try to trap Jesus, he tells them to give the emperor what belongs to him and to God what belongs to God.  To gather for worship reminds us that our ultimate allegiance is to God rather than to any earthly authority.  Created in the image of God, we offer our entire selves in the service of God and for the sake of the world.

First Reading: Isaiah 45:1-7

The prophet announces that Cyrus the Persian emperor is the one the Lord has anointed to end Israel’s exile.  The Lord makes this choice so that the whole world will recognize this Lord as the only God.  Persia had a god of light and a god of darkness; the Lord claims sovereignty over both light and darkness.

Psalm 96:1-9

Ascribe to the Lord honor and power. (Ps. 96:7)

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Most likely this letter is the first written by Paul.  Paul gives pastoral encouragement and reassurances to new Christians living in an antagonistic environment.  Their commitment of faith, love, and hope makes them a model for other new Christian communities.

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22

After Jesus begins teaching in the temple, religious leaders try to trap him with questions.  First they ask if God’s people should pay taxes to an earthly tyrant like Caesar.

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Contact Information

Living Grace Lutheran Church

1812 Cooledge Road
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone (678)406-9229

Regular Schedule

Office Hours

  • The Church Office is opened during the week:

    Tuesdays through Fridays

    10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Sunday

  • Worship Service - Holy Communion
    – 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Announcements

  • Celebration of the Life of Margie M. Linnartz

    Margie M. Linnartz, a long time member of St. Michael Lutheran Church and then a member of Living Grace before moving out to Gainesville, GA.  On 1 June 2020, Margie was called to her eternal home.  On Saturday, 3 October, at 2:00 p.m., her memorial service was held at the Little-Davenport Funeral Home Chapel in Gainesville, GA. 

    A video was made of her memorial service and is now uploaded on our worship page entitled, "In Celebration of the Life of Margie M. Linnartz.

  • Thanksgiving Family

    The Healthy Ministry of Living Grace as in previous years sponsors an Adopted Family for Thanksgiving.  This year they include a mother, a son, age 16, and two daughters, ages 8 and 13.

    We are asking for monetary donations so the family can buy groceries.  If you wish to make a donation, please mail to the church:

    Living Grace Lutheran Church

    1812 Cooledge Road

    Tucker, GA   30084

    Please mark in the memo line of the check, "Thanksgiving Family."  The last day for donations will be 22 November.

    Blessings,

    The Healthy MInistry of Living Grace

  • Martin and Katie Luther to visit Living Grace, Saturday, 24 October

    Martin and Katie Luther to Visit Living Grace:  On Saturday, 24 October, at 2:00 p.m., Martin and Katie Luther (aka The Rev. Charles and Linda Beckler) have been invited by the Anna Circle to come to talk with us.  Safety procedures will be followed for those in attendance.  We will also videotape the visit for those who are yet not comfortable in coming to the church.  The visit will last approximately 2 hours which after the visit the Anna Circle will have sandwiches and drink.  You can stay and visit or you can take the sandwich and drink with you.  You will need to register so we know how many people are coming in-person for the visit and food.  Please send your name and how many to livinggracelutheranchurch@gmail.com.  Deadline will be Monday, 19 October.

  • Reopening In-Person Worship

    For your information, we have made a small video of what to expect when you come to church for worship.  It has been uploaded to our website.  Go into the Worship Page and click on

                In-person Worship Welcome

    We hope this will help you with the expectations of the worship during this time.

    Yours in Christ,

    The Rev. David E. Hardy, D.D.

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The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, 18 October

Roxann Thompson, Pastoral Intern
Date: October 18, 2020
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