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  • Living Grace at Lutheranch on "God's Work, Our Hands" Sunday, 10 September
  • Pastor Hardy blessing the quilts prior to being shipped by Lutheran World Relief
  • Finished quilt ready to go to Lutheran World Relief to be shipped
  • Finished quilt ready to go to Lutheran World Relief to be shipped
  • Come join the fun and walk away the pounds with us every other Friday at 9:30 a.m.
  • I could do this all day!
  • Walking away the pounds is FUN!!
  • Pastor Hardy greeting his congregation on Sunday, 16 July
  • Pastor Hardy greeting his congregation on Sunday, 16 July
  • Pastor Hardy greeting his congregation on Sunday, 16 July
  • Pastor Hardy greeting visitors/guests on Sunday, 16 July
  • Pastor Hardy greeting visitors/guests on Sunday, 16 July
  • Reception for Pastor Hardy
  • Reception for Pastor Hardy
  • Pastor Hardy 45 years of ministry
  • Pastor Hardy and family at reception on Sunday, 16 July
  • Kate Herndon presenting Living Grace with a plaque representing our 5th Ark donated to Heifer International since 2006
  • Popcorn anyone??? Offered during the showing of "Lutherland" prior to lunch
  • Sew 'N' Sews women - in memory of one of the faithful, Viola Main, seated in middle
  • Sew 'N' Sews women - Sew Layettes for DeKalb County
  • Sew 'N' Sews women - Sewing Layettes for DeKalb County
  • Living Grace Volunteers at MedShare
  • New Communications Ministry - Get information out to the congregation and community
  • Martin Luther returning on 29 October 2017 - Reformation Sunday





        REFORMATION 500

  Martin Luther


"[Christ] is everywhere, but he does not wish that you grope for him everywhere.  Grope rather where the Word is, and there you will lay hold of him the right way."

----Martin Luther

“If, unfortunately, there are things in Rome which cannot be improved, there is not---nor can there be!---any reason for tearing oneself away from the church schism,.  Rather, the worse things become, the more one should help her and stand by her, for by schism and contempt nothing can be mended.”

----Martin Luther

“The church needs a reformation which is not the work of man, namely the pope, or of many men, namely the cardinals, both of which the most recent council has demonstrated, but it is the work of the whole world, indeed it is the work of God alone.  However, only God who has created time knows the time for this reformation.”

----Martin Luther

Reformation Figures

Joachim Vadian (1484 – 1551)

An ally of Zwingli, Swiss humanist Vadian, became mayor of St. Gallen, Swtizerland, in 1526 and converted the city to Protestantism.

Things You May Not Know About Luther

Luther’s chief complaint in the 95 Theses was bad preaching and how it undermined the listerners’ faith in God.

Things you may not know about the Reformation

The Reformation created a demand for all kinds of religious writings.  Readership was so great that the number of books printed in Germany increased from about 150 in 1518 to nearly 1,000 six years later.

Things Luther taught that you may not know

Luther wanted us to be sure that Christ’s work is “for us” (LW, Vol. 34).  But the strength of one’s faith is not his hang-up.  Even a weak faith saves, Luther said (LW, 12:262).  In fact, when it comes to salvation, we’re passive------getters, not givers (LW, Vol. 52).

Reformation Hymns

"A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" Written in the late 1520s and first circulated as an inexpensive single-sheet broadside, Martin Luther's metrical commemtary on Psalm 46 has probably been translated more frequently than any other hymn in church history.  Luther and his contemporaries viewed this text asone of "comfort" in the face of adversity, confessing Christ as "the Lord of hosts by name" and reminding us that "no other God we claim."

"I'm Going on a Journey"  In the Large Catechism, Martin Luther wrote that it is baptism "by which we are first received into the Christian community."  This hymn reminds us that whatever "roads[we]trod," our heads are dripping wet with the mark of Christ and sign of God's love.

(information from the Living Lutheran Magazine)





























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Living Grace Lutheran Church
1812 Cooledge Road
Tucker, Georgia 30084
Phone (678)406-9229
Regular Schedule  
  • Worship Service - Holy Communion
    – 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Adult Bible Class
    – 9:30 AM to 10:20 AM
  • Worship Service - Holy Communion
    – 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Women of the ELCA Sunday

Living Grace will celebrate, Women of the ELCA Sunday, 24 September, in both services.  The women of the church will be assisting in the services.  One of our laypersons, Diane England, will be preaching.

Healing and Anointing

Sunday, 1 October, we will have healing and anointing in both services.

Celebrating the Reformation 500

Living Grace will be celebrating the Reformation 500 on Sunday, 29 October.  We will have ONE SERVICE at 9:30 a.m.,  We will be hosting the Atlanta Trombone Ensemble.  They will be playing the prelude and postlude and accompanying our organist on the hymns.  After the service, "Martin Luther" will revisit us.  He was at Living Grace last year to "kick-off" the Reformation 500.  He is returning to talk with us again.  After the visit, we will have lunch with Luther.

Quilting for Lutheran World Relief

The Quilting Group makes quilts to be shipped to third world countries.  Once a year, Lutheran World Relief will pick up the quilts that were made during the course of the year.  You are welcome to come and help with the quilts.  If you don't know how to quilt, the ladies will teach you.  They quilt on Thursdays, 9 am to 1 pm. , except for the second Thursday of each month.