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.
Women's Bible Study meets on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. We are on week 6 of The Promised One. Study books are available on Amazon. See Erin Beal for more details.
Community Meal hosted by our church on Thursday, February 20th at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church at 5:00pm
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: Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
Epistle: I Corinthians 3: 1-9
Holy Gospel: Matthew 5: 21-37
Collect of the Day
O Lord, graciously hear the prayers of Your people that we who justly suffer the consequence of our sin may be mercifully delivered by Your goodness to the glory of Your name; 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 February 16, 2020
Leave Your Gift and First Be Reconciled
Matthew 5: 21-37
1. It is dangerous to go to the altar when harboring resentment and anger toward one another. Forgiving others or asking others to forgive you is not optional for those who desire to come to the Lord's Supper. These are things that should be done prior to coming to the altar.
It is a dangerous thing to go into the very presence of God, where all sin and excuses are exposed for what they are: lies, self-deception and idolatry. Anger, insults and name-calling cut people off from one another. They are an unavoidable part of life in this fallen world. First, reconcile with your brother (your brother or sister in Christ)! And then return to the Lord's presence, where forgiveness is bestowed.
2. Reconciliation and peace with others must precede reception of the body and blood. Following the practice of the ancient kiss of Peace some churches have reintroduced the practice of the handshake of Peace that shares the reconciliation and peace that are ours because of the saving activity of our Savior for us.
Instead of being an opportunity to celebrate the peace with our brothers and sisters who have God's forgiving peace, this may become a time when the Peace is refused or avoided. Reconciliation is a bloody, hurtful, messy business.
3. Jesus tells us, "First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift." That is what Jesus Himself did. He was taken outside Jerusalem to Calvary in order there to reconcile the world to Himself by the shedding of His blood. We should imitate Jesus, whose perfect life and merciful death reconciled the world with Himself. Nevertheless, our efforts at reconciliation are never enough and never finished.
We give thanks that Jesus left the altar in the temple to reconcile with His brother. We are that brother, and our reconciliation cost Him His life. With Him, we can now return and offer our gifts.
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