Attention Grace Members---
**Please plan to attend the October 17th Church service and meeting.
**The sermon that day will be about called workers and given by Pastor Michael Jensen, the Western Wisconsin District President of the WELS.  The meeting to follow is an open forum on the Church needs and the Pastor call process.

Please be sure to check the MEMBERS tab on the Main Page.  There is new information under NEWS PAGE that you might find interesting.
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2720 – 26th Street South   La Crosse , WI   54601  

  Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod        



Pastor Jonathan E. Rimmert – (Home) 788-7978  (Office) 608-788-6262  

Mt. Calvary-Grace Lutheran Elementary School Teachers  

Dana Gramarossa - 385-0796                  Rachael Thompson – 451-1445                   Vicky Gates – 784-0668   Luther High School    1501 Wilson Street, Onalaska   783-5435  


                                 Pentecost 20             October 10, 2021                                     

One thing you lack.  Go, sell whatever you have,  

and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven.   

Then come, follow me.           



Almighty God, in your bountiful goodness keep us safe from every evil of body and soul.  Make us ready, with cheerful hearts, to do whatever pleases you; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   



Attendance: 10-03) 9:30 – 50     


The Order of Service: Service of the Word on p. 38 in Christian Worship  

Hymns: 380 – MCG students – 388 –  353 – 356  

We will sing Psalm 139b on p. 117 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist/Accompanist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 2:18-24  

God’s love is very apparent in the creation of Adam and Eve.  God describes the role of man and woman in the marriage to avoid confusion and chaos.  That same love is evident when God provides us with a pious spouse.  God also provides the blessings of good order and peace where we adhere to his assigned roles in humble obedience and loving service to one another.  

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 2:9-11  

God loves us so much that he did not spare his only Son.  He gave him into death.  God’s Son obeyed his Father in order to make us his own.  We pray that his example of love and obedience to gain our salvation will inspire and motivate us to walk in God’s ways. 

The Gospel Reading: Mark 10:2-16  

Divorce not only drives a wedge between a husband and wife, but also between parents and children.  Divorce is contrary to God’s plan for a man and woman to live together in God’s love.  Divorce can also cause difficulties in bringing children up in the care and instruction of God’s word.  Following God’s plan for marriage, we will strive to grow together in the word of God.   


The Sermon: Mark 10:17-27



I.  Man’s pride  

                                                                        II.  God’s power  


Copies of today’s sermon are on the round table in the narthex and on our church website.   

          We would like to thank the students from Mt. Calvary-Grace School and principal, Jon Biedenbender, for using their musical talents to enhance our worship service this morning.  

          Altar flowers today are given by Lois Wendorf in memory of her husband, Bob.   


Today – Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Worship at 9:30 AM.   

Today – Choir Rehearsal from 10:30-11:00 AM.  

Monday – Church Council at 7:00 PM.  

Wednesday – Public school Confirmation class from 4:00-5:30 PM.  

Friday – Martin Luther College Choir of New Ulm, MN will present a sacred concert at St. Paul ’s Lutheran Church in Onalaska at 7:30 PM.  A free-will offering will offset traveling expenses.   

Next Sunday** – Worship at 9:30 AM.  Bible Class begin at 8:30 AM.  

          **Pastor Michael Jensen, the Western Wisconsin District President of the WELS will be our guest preacher.  Following the service, there will be a Pre-call meeting/open forum, where the members will be given the opportunity to give input and ask questions about the upcoming Divine Call that will be extended at the Call Meeting which is set for November 7 after the worship service.  

          We sincerely welcome everyone to our in-person worship service, as well as to our live-streamed service.  We no longer require masks in the service, but if you are not comfortable without a mask, please feel free to use a mask.  We will continue to live-stream our Sunday morning service and archive the service to www.youtube.com under Grace Lutheran Church , La Crosse , WI .  
See our webpage: www.gracelacrosse.org for more information.

          Our Wisconsin Synod is beginning to introduce a new hymnal.  You have the opportunity to purchase your own copy of the new hymnal.  There is a sign up sheet on the round table in the narthex.  The cost for the new hymnal is $24.00, but by ordering them in a larger quantity, you will be able to save some on the shipping cost.  Feel free to look over the copy of the Hymnal on the round narthex table. 

"Due to no participants in Sunday School for the last 3 weeks, Sunday School has been put on hold.  We are in the process of developing a monthly gathering for the school age children from Pre-K 4 to 5th grade.  We will let you know the details when we have completed them.  Thank you.    Sue Bluske, Sunday School Administrator."   If you have any questions, you may contact me at susanbluske@yahoo.com or 608-799-0659.  



We will continue to live stream our 9:30am Sunday service and have it available on YouTube.  
**Look under INFORMATION above for attendance directions. 

Welcome to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS)  
What a blessing to be a part of Grace! By this statement, we mean more than just being a member of our congregation here in La Crosse. That, in itself, is a special blessing from the Lord. But there is much more to it. To be a part of God's grace is the greatest blessing of all because it means that God has showered us with his undeserved love. That love is evident in the fact that he has called us to be his children and the heirs of everlasting life.
God, in his love, sent his one and only son into the world to suffer and die for the sins of the world. But death could not hold the Prince of life. Jesus showed his power over death by rising from the dead. Jesus also ascended into heaven where he sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
Everyday we see reminders of God's amazing grace in our own lives. The Lord continues to forgive us all our sins, and he continues to shower us with so many blessings. Being a part of God's grace gives us every reason to give our thanks to the Lord for all that he continues to do for us. Never forget what Grace is all about, and pray that the Lord will keep you ever firm in his word.

We welcome you to come for a visit, hear the Lord's Word and enjoy some Christian fellowship. 

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