Charter has installed a new router and modem.  Our live streaming should be improved!!




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  

                            **********************************************************************************                                                Easter 7           May 16, 2021                                     

  We love because he first loved us.  If anyone says, “I love God,” but hates his brother, he is a liar.  This then is the command we have from him: The one who loves God should also love his brother.  




Almighty God, your Son our Savior was taken up in glory and intercedes for us at your right hand.  Through your living and abiding Word, give us hearts to know him and faith to follow where he has gone;  who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   



Attendance: 05-09) 9:30 – 60          Ascension) 26  

Loose: $30.00  General Fund: $2,817.00   Luther High: $50.00  

Office Equipment Fund: $40.00   Undesignated Memorial: $100.00*  

*Includes a Memorial for Steven Zietlow from Larry & Diane Lindesmith

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

Hymns: 499 – 492 – 365 – 490  

We sing Psalm 8 on p. 67 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  

First Lesson: Acts 1:15-26  

The eleven disciples select a replacement for Judas.  Under God’s direction, they reform themselves as a full company of twelve while they wait to begin their work as witnesses of the resurrection.

Epistle Reading: 1 John 4:13-21  

We bear witness to, rely on, and live in the God who is love.  It is only right, therefore, that we love one another.  If we do not love one another, then we do not love God nor truly show his love for us through our words and actions.  

The Gospel Reading: John 17:11b-19  

Our High Priest, Jesus, prays for his disciples as he looks ahead to the time when he will no longer be with theme.  He asks that the Father would protect them and set them apart as his own.  The tool by which he will do that is the truth of God’s Word.   


The Sermon: 1 John 4:16-21



I.  The motive for love  

                                                                  II.  True Christian love  


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

The Flower Chart for 2021 is posted.  If you would like to provide flowers in memory of someone, or for a special occasion, please sign up for the date that you would like. 

          We are still in need of volunteers to do the church cleaning every other week.  If you would be able and willing to do this work, please sign up on the “Cleaning Sheet” on the round narthex table.    


Luther High School News: Mrs. Heidi Leibl has accepted the Call to replace Mrs. Kayla Eisenmann, who accepted a Call to St. Croix Luth. Academy.  Mrs. Leibl will teach four English classes and two geography classes and will also coach two sports.  She will arrive in the summer.


Today – Worship at 9:30.  

Next Sunday – Worship at 9:30 AM.  


Due to the age of the computer and copy machine in the church office, the Church Council encourages our members to contribute to an Office Equipment Fund to purchase new items in the near future.


We sincerely welcome everyone to our in-person worship service, as well as to our live-streamed service.  Please continue to practice social distancing before and after the service.  We ask that everyone use your mask in the service, as well as inside the building, and enjoy some fellowship after the service in the parking lot at safe distances from each other.  We will continue to live-stream our Sunday morning service and archive the service to www.youtube.com  See our webpage: www.gracelacrosse.org for more information.  


The Luther Knight Athletic Booster club will be holding a Rooster Andy’s Chicken Q at Luther High School on June 1st from 4:00-7:00PM. Meals include ½ chicken, potato salad, beans, and a roll. Tickets can be purchased through the Luther Athletic department. Tickets are $10/meal. Luther's Athletic Booster Club is ready for action with the 2021-2022 school year. Its purpose is to promote interest in and to sponsor activities in support of athletics at Luther High School . Memberships in the club may be secured by contacting LKABC by emailing: lkabc2018@gmail.com. Membership in the LKABC is a great way to actively support the sports programs at Luther and hundreds of athletes each year! The next LKABC meeting will be held May 16, 2021 at 7:00PM.      

It’s not too early to start thinking about and promoting the Living Nativity for this Christmas.  Hopefully things will be returning to pre-pandemic levels.  Grace’s church rotation will be again with First Lutheran in La Crosse and Christ Lutheran in West Salem on Dec. 11 & 12.  What a wonderful opportunity to share the Christmas message with others.  



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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