Welcome, and thank you for visiting Trinity Lutheran Church in Logan, Ohio online. We hope that you will look around our website and discover a little bit about who we are. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.
At the heart of our Christian faith is the sure confidence that we are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, on account of Jesus Christ alone. All that we believe, teach, and confess is based on God's Word alone.
Sunday School classes start at 9:30
Sunday Morning services are at 10:45
Prayer and Praise service at 6:30 pm
at Carlin House Assisted Living
Radio Broadcast of Sugar Grove morning service at 8:30am on 98.3 FM
Any additional services will be announced in our bulletin and on our website.
We have resumed services each week in the sanctuary. In addition, the service will also be offered through Facebook live videos. Please like and follow our Facebook page - Trinity Lutheran Church - LCMS Logan Ohio to receive notice of our live services.
Please watch here for any notice of rescheduled meetings, including Men's and Women's Bible study.
Trinity members: For concerns and needs, please contact your Elder. Their numbers are on the Contact page.
The Lutheran Hour- Sunday
8:30 pm on 90.9 WFCO FM
8 am on 102.5 FM and 1240 AM
Worship Service - Sunday Morning
8:30 to 9:00 a.m. on 98.3 WKNA FM
Sunday's Bible Lessons
First Reading: Isaiah 55: 6-9
Epistle: Philippians 1: 12-14, 19-30
Holy Gospel: Matthew 16: 1-16
Collect of the Day
Lord God, heavenly Father, since we cannot stand before You relying on anything we have done, help us trust in Your abiding grace and live according to Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Study Guide for September 20, 2020
Our Giving God
Matthew 20: 1-16
God's vineyard, His gracious reign in Jesus, is no place for disciples of Jesus to compare themselves to one another. God manages by means of grace and mercy. Jesus' parables compare something we know about to something in His "kingdom."
1. In Jesus' parable, the first group of workers sent to work in the vineyard agrees to the wage offered by the manager (Jesus). (Matt. 20: 1-2) The other groups of workers are content to receive whatever pay the manager determines to be right and fair. (20: 3-7) The manager is very generous with His payroll and pays the same wage to all the workers, no matter how long or hard they worked. (20: 8-10) The first group of workers grumbles and complains, (20: 11-12) comparing themselves to the other workers, thinking they are better and more deserving of higher wages.
Jesus' kingdom works by the extraordinary giving of His grace. The workers cried out, "That's not fair." We fallen sinners often make the same lament.
Jesus' "kingdom" does not function on the basis of fairness or equality. (20: 13-16) Jesus chooses to be generous and give away His things - His blood-bought, cross-won forgiveness, life, and salvation - as He pleases.
2. We compare others to ourselves as the standard. In our pride, like the workers in the vineyard, we look down on people around us who do not measure up to our standards. We also compare ourselves to others as the standard. We even compare the people of God to worldly standards.
3. Christ's kingdom is a different, more radical way for a vineyard to operate - the way of extraordinary giving and management-by-mercy.
Jesus has absorbed the full cost of our sins, including our sins of comparing, grumbling, and complaining. In His death on the cross, our Lord Jesus made Himself last in order to make us first in God's vineyard kingdom. Now we enjoy His eternal "day's wage" of forgiveness, life, and salvation.
Thank the Lord He does not give you what you deserve. Instead, He gives you what you do not deserve, what is not fair.
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