Category: News

  • Joint service tomorrow

    Reminder: Sunday’s service is a Joint service – there is no service in Monkton, and after the service Logan is holding their annual meeting. See you there!

  • Lent 2023

    Lent (Latin: Quadragesima,’Fortieth’) is the solemn observance in the liturgical year commemorating the 40 days Jesus Christ spent fasting in the desert and enduring temptation by Satan, as described in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, before beginning his public ministry. This is a time of fasting, repentance, and contemplation.

  • Welcome to Gesimatide!

    We are entering the season of Gesimatide, the pre-lent season. This Sunday and the two that follow it lead us and prepare us for Lent, the time of repentance and fasting that comes before the joy of Easter!

  • February/March Service Times

    In February:Monkton service time is 9:30 AM.Logan service time is 11:00 AM.Tavistock service time is 2:00 PM. Exception:February 26th is a joint service at Monkton at 9:30, with the Monkton annual meeting to follow. In March:Logan service time is 9:30 AM.Monkton service time is 11:00 AM.Tavistock service time is 2:00 PM. Exception:March 5th is a…

  • Happy Epiphany!

    The Epiphany marks the coming of the wise men to Bethlehem. This marked the first proof that Jesus, the Son of God, was sent to all men, not just to first century Jewish Palestinians. This is great news for all of us!

  • Happy New Year!

    Welcome to 2023! May the Lord richly bless you all as we move into 2023.

  • Merry Christmas!

    A very happy Christmas to you all. May the knowledge of the coming of the Lord strengthen you and give you hope! For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince…

  • December Service Times!

    In December & January, in-person services will be in Logan at 9:30 AM, Monkton at 11:00 AM and Tavistock at 2 PM. Christmas Eve December 24th: Online Only. Closed for in-person due to blizzard Christmas Day December 25th: Online Only. Closed for in-person due to blizzard

  • Advent Candles

  • Church services cancelled today

    Church services are cancelled in Monkton and Logan today. Stay safe, the winter weather should be largely over by lunchtime. God bless you all today!

  • Service Times – November

    Monkton: 9:30 AMLogan: 11 AMTavistock: 2 PM We hope to see you in person!

  • Creation Ministries Seminar!

  • Food drive in Monkton – Oct 30th!

  • Can and Battery Collection

    Pop Can & Battery Collection – If you have any bags of pop cans, aluminum or vehicle batteries collected for the youth group, please deliver to First or Redeemer churches on Saturday Nov. 5, 2022 before 1 pm. Alternatively if you require pick up, contact Mark Higenell 519-600-0015 or e-mail

  • Octoberfest Supper at FLC

    The annual youth group supper will be held on Sunday Oct. 16, 5 pm – 6:45 pm. It will be a dine-in dinner, but if you prefer there are take-out containers for self-service. For tickets contact Mark Higenell (519-600-0015), or your youth group members, or Pastor Mayer (519-444-4521) after Sept 18. Advanced Tickets (up to…

  • Our queen has passed away

    Our Queen, Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and a rock of stability across much of a turbulent century, has died. She was 96. She now rests in the arms of the Lord. With her death, her son Charles automatically becomes monarch. God bless our King and queen consort and the rest of the family as…

  • Organist Recognition Service

    Come join us for a special church service on September 11, 2022 in Logan at 10:30 AM. We will be celebrating Divine Service (without communion), cemetery decorating and a special thank-you to Renata Rose for her 57 years as our organist! After the service there will be fellowship in the church basement.

  • Happy Canada Day

    Canada Day is a national holiday, not a feast of the Church; and yet it is right that we Christians offer prayer and thanksgiving today, because all the good things which we enjoy as Canadians have their origin as gifts of God. The resources of our land and the oceans which border it, our diversity…

  • LCC Synodical Convention

    Well, Pastor Mayer and Mark Higenell are back from the convention. Many topics were covered, and many decisions made. For more information, please check out the Synodical Convention website!

  • Feast of the Holy Trinity

    Feast of the Holy Trinity, also called Trinity Sunday, is a Christian feast in honour of the Trinity, celebrated on the Sunday following Pentecost (the 50th day after Easter). It is known that the feast was celebrated on this day from as early as the 10th century. Celebration of the feast gradually spread in the churches of northern Europe, and in 1334 Pope John XXII approved…

  • The Feast of Pentecost

    This festival is known by several names that derive from its meaning and timing. Also known as the Feast of Harvest (Exodus 23:16), it represents the firstfruits (Numbers 28:26) gathered as the result of the labor of those who completed the spring grain harvests in ancient Israel (Exodus 23:16). It is also called the Feast…

  • Happy Ascension Day!

    The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also called Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or sometimes Holy Thursday, commemorates our Christian belief in the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. It is one of the ecumenical (i.e., universally celebrated) feasts of Christian churches, ranking with the feasts of the Passion, of Easter, and Pentecost. Following the account of Acts 1:3 that the risen Jesus appeared for 40 days prior to…

  • Pop Can & Battery Collection

    If you have any bags of pop cans, aluminum or vehicle batteries collected for the youth group, please deliver to First or Redeemer churches on Saturday May 7, 2022 before 1 pm. Alternatively if you require pick up, contact Mark Higenell 519-600-0015 or e-mail Fundraising opportunities for the youth group have been somewhat limited…

  • Happy Easter!

    Happy Easter to you and your families as we celebrate our Father’s greatest sacrifice through his Son, Jesus Christ. Have a blessed Easter!

  • Missing Devotional Posts

    It turns out an error removed the devotional posts that were supposed to appear this week. I’ve restarted it as of tomorrow, so if you like our short devotions, then check in tomorrow for a new entry!

  • Note about Sunday March 20

    Pastor Mayer will be away this weekend. Services in Monkton and Logan are online only. Tavistock is looking for a supply pastor for the afternoon service.

  • Lenten Midweek Services

    We will be having midweek Lenten services each Wednesday at First Lutheran Logan, at 7:30 PM. All are welcome!

  • Support the people of Ukraine!

    More than one MILLION civilians have already fled the country. This is in danger of creating a widespread humanitarian crisis. CLWR is focused on providing emergency kits, basic necessities, shelter, basic medical services and psychosocial support, for both refugees who have reached neighbouring countries as well as internally displaced people. Please, if you can, support…

  • Reopening and Annual Meetings

    Logan in-person services will begin March 6th with a joint service at 9:30am. Logan’s annual meeting will be held after service. Redeemer in-person services will begin March 13th with a joint service at 9:30am.  Redeemer’s annual meeting will be held after the service. Normal services will resume March 20th, Redeemer at 9:30am and Logan 11:00am.

  • Happy Epiphany!

  • Church Closures

    At this time, the councils of Redeemer Lutheran in Monkton and First Lutheran in Logan Township have decided to revert to online-only services. No functions will be held inside the church until further notice. Tavistock is remaining open at this time. Updates to church closures will be broadcast by phone to people as well as…

  • Happy New Year!

    A very blessed and prosperous 2022 to you all!

  • Merry Christmas

  • Advent is here!

  • Prayer for the Harvest

    Bounteous God, we praise Your power and majesty which You have revealed in the growing things of Your creation on land and in the sea. Teach me, dear Lord, to know that in due season You supply daily bread for us and all mankind. Banish from our hearts all selfishness, all pride. Give us the…

  • Service Times – November

    9:30 AM Logan11:00 AM Monkton2:00 PM Tavistock

  • Happy Reformation Day

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    May all of you be thankful to God for all the wondrous benefits he has showered upon you. We are truly blessed!

  • Logan Sunday School Plea

    We NEED everyone who would like to send their children to Sunday school to give Darlene Nater a call.  We are desperately in need of a teacher for the youngest children. (there is a possibility to share the teaching duties with other people). At this point, all options are being considered, including things such as…

  • Berea-on-the-water update!

    I wanted to give you all an update on Berea’s pledge requests to the region to purchase the church building and property. With the Spirit working among His people be have been overwhelmingly blessed.  Their request was for $ 150,000.  As of this past Sunday, pledges have been made of $161,675.  God is good and…

  • Church Services

    For the month of October, Monkton will have services at 9:30AM, Logan at 11AM, and Tavistock at 2PM. The FM transmitter will be used at both Logan and Monkton. Please note that online services are not going away! We will continue to provide online recorded services for the foreseeable future.

  • Berea-on-the-water update

    Berea has now obtained pledges of over 110,000 of their 150,000 goal. They have extended the time to pledge to them to the end of August. Please consider helping this congregation save not only their church building, but the Lutheran mission into that part of Ontario!

  • LCC Convention Nominations

    Click here for information on nominating someone for the upcoming quadrennial.

  • Berea By the Water

    The Berea congregation are appealing to fellow Lutherans within the East Region of LCC for donation pledges towards the purchase of their church sanctuary (and the property is sits on) from the East District Church Extension Fund. Berea are seeking to raise $150,000 altogether towards this effort. After discussion, it was agreed to advertise this…

  • Reta Jung

    I wanted to put a note up about the passing of our own dear Reta Jung. Here is her obituary as posted on Lockhart’s website: Reta Jung, 87, formerly of Monkton passed away peacefully after a five year battle with Alzheimers, at the Mitchell Nursing Home on Friday, February 12, 2021. Beloved wife of Fred…

  • Church closures

    At this time, all three of our churches are CLOSED for in-person services (There will continue to be virtual services online.) Online services will continue to be made available, and we do have the ability to supply anyone who wants one with a printed copy of a service, as well as cassette tapes, CDs, or…