• 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




Living Grace Sunday Services
Open for in-person Worship

at 9:30 a.m. with Holy Communion



The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

20 September 2020

Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables in which Jesus says that the reign of God is like that of a landowner who pays his workers the same wage no matter what time of day they began to work.  When God changes God’s mind about punishing Nineveh for their evil ways, Jonah is angry.  Yet God is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love.  In baptism we receive the grace of God that is freely given to all.  As Martin Luther wrote, in the presence of God’s mercy we are all beggars.

First Reading: Jonah 3:10--4:11

After Jonah’s short sermon in 3:4, the Ninevites all repented and God decided to spare the city.  Jonah objected to this and became even more angry when God ordered a worm to destroy a plant that was providing shade.  The book ends with a question that challenges any who are not ready to forgive:  You, Jonah, are all worked up about a bush, but shouldn’t I be concerned about a hundred and twenty thousand Ninevites?

Psalm: Psalm 145:1-8

The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. (Ps. 145:8)

Second Reading: Philippians 1:21-30

Paul writes to the Philippians from prison.  Though he is uncertain about the outcome of his imprisonment, he is committed to the ministry of the gospel and calls on the Philippians to live lives that reflect and enhance the gospel mission.

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16

Jesus tells a parable about God’s generosity, challenging the common assumption that God rewards people according to what they have earned or deserve.

(from Sundays and Seasons, 2020)










































Contact Information

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


  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month - October

    The month of October has been designated as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month."  We want to recognize awareness by wearing pink on Sunday, 11 October.

  • Lutheran World Relief - Beirut Harbour

    On 4 August there was an horrific explosion in a warehouse in the Beirut harbour area killing hundreds and leaving homeless thousands.  In the warehouse were at least three 40-foot shipping containers belonging to Lutheran World Relief.  The contents were destined to the refugee camps in Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus, and the Sudan among other places.  Despite all its problems, Beirut is the main port of entry and distribution point for the Middle East.  Lost in the explosion were the 3 containers holding:  22,500 quilts; 3,500 school kits; 19,500 personal care kits; and 2,250 baby care kits.  The loss of lives and homes is the great tragedy here, but the material loss of these goods emphasizes again the dangers of this world and the need for true peace and understanding.

  • 50.40.10 Bible Study "We are in this together"

    Living Grace Lutheran Church invites you to this Bible Study whch honors Women's Ordination and Anniversaries among American Lutherans.  A four-week Bible Study around the themes of Proclaiming, Restoring, Celebrating. 

    Dates:  24 September and 1 and 8 October

    Time:  7 pm to 9 pm

    Via ZOOM

    Register at



  • 50.40.10 Bible Study Flyer

  • Resume Bible Studies via ZOOM and In-Person

    Pre-COVID we were studying 1 & 2 Samuel.  We had 4 lessons to go.  Two approaches will be taken to accomplish finishing the lessons.  ZOOM sessions began Wednesday, 16 September at 7:00 p.m. for about 1.5 hours; in-person begins on Friday, 18 September, at 1:30 p.m.  For this class appropriate safety care will be taken.  You MUST REGISTER.  You can register via:

    Email:  livinggracelutheranchurch@gmail.com

    Telephone:  678-406-9229

    Drop a note by the church:  1812 Cooledge Road, Tucker, GA - Tuesdays through Fridays

    Still not too late to register.

  • Living Grace Newsletters

    The ministry meetings, bible studies, Sew ‘N’ Sews, WELCA meetings, choir rehearsals etc., are not scheduled at the church until further notice because of COVID-19.  The only activities at the church at this time are the Sunday Services and the quilters, therefore starting in September the monthly newsletter will no longer be published until further notice.  However, we will send out the monthly birthdays and prayer lists via MailChimp and Prayer List and anything that comes up for your information. 

  • 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.

  • In-Person Worship Service time

    Until further notice, we will only be having ONE SERVICE AT 9:30 AM instead of the normal two services.

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The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 20 September

Rev. David Hardy
Date: September 20, 2020
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