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We will be live streaming the Wednesday night 7:00 Thanksgiving service. 
God's blessings to you and yours!
LIVE NATIVITY INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND UNDER EVENTS!!
 
It was decided at our October 18th Annual Voter’s meeting, that starting on Sunday, November 1st, we would change the start time of our church service to 9:30am.     We will continue to have a repeat of the Sunday service on Monday evenings at 7:00pm--with the exception of when there are services on other evenings---ie day before Thanksgiving, Lent, Advent, etc....  We will continue to live stream our 9:30am Sunday service and have it available on YouTube.  Bible Study will be held before church at 8:30am.   
**Look under INFORMATION above for attendance directions. 




GRACE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH   

2720 – 26th Street South   La Crosse , WI   54601

  Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod      

  www.gracelacrosse.org

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

Our Sunday Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler                             Our Monday Pianist: Mrs. Susan Siegler

 

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

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For since death came through a man,  

the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.   

For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.    

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OUR PRAYER:  

Lord Jesus Christ, by your victory you have broken the power of the evil one.  Fill our hearts with joy and peace as we look with hope to that day when every creature in heaven and earth will acclaim you King of kings and Lord of lords to your unending praise and glory; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

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NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK:            

Attendance: 11-15) 9:00 – 38         11-16) 3          Total: 41  

     Loose: $22.00  General Fund: $2,436.72*  Luther High: $100.00  WELS Missions: $20.00  

* Includes Memorials for Gordon Bendel from Ken & Sharon Oldenburg and Family and Friends and reimbursement from Northwestern Publishing House for overpayment.  

 

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

The Hymns: 217 – 341 – 346 – 351 vv. 1 & 4  

We sing Psalm 47 on p. 85 in Christian Worship  

 

Old Testament Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 23-24  

God expected his kings to gently lead his people by their godly words and actions.  Instead, they exploited the people for their own purposes.  It was time for God to intervene.  He would tend his flock in their best interests.  He said, “I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David.”  David, the shepherd-king of Israel , had been dead for almost four centuries.  This is a prophecy of the Son of David, our Lord Jesus Christ, who would be the perfect Shepherd-King.  
 

Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:2028  

Christ’s body of w is the sure foundation of our confidence that those who have “fallen asleep in him” will participate in the resurrection of the dead on the Last Day.  The saints who are still living on earth will join the resurrected in a grand reunion with each other and an eternal communion with the Lord.  “Therefore encourage each other with these words.”
 

The Gospel Reading: Matthew 27:27-31  

Never was pagan mockery more prophetic!  Jesus is indeed the King of the Jews.  He is the King of kings.  Unlike other kings, our Savior  is a King who conquers by allowing himself to be conquered.
  

The Sermon:  1 Corinthians 15:20-28  

 

ONE DOWN, TWO TO GO  

I.  Sin is conquered because Christ has risen  

                                                  II.  The gospel’s enemies will succumb  

                                                 III.  Death itself will be destroyed forever  

                                                                                                           

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

          Altar flowers are placed by Jane Alberts in memory of her husband, Frank.  
 

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

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

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

Wednesday – Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:00 PM.  

Friday – Members from all our area WELS churches are invited to participate in the Live Nativity at Riverside Park from 5-10 PM.  If you would like to help, please contact Maria Johnson at 397-4810.  They are in NEED of 1 Mary, 1 Joseph, 4 Shepherds, 2 Tax Collectors, 4 Jewish Citizens, 6 Roman Soldiers, 1 Trailer Manager, 1 Dressing Attendant.   

Next Sunday – Worship with Holy Communion at 9:30 AM.  Adult Bible     Class at 8:30 AM.   

 

LWMS News: Our congregation was assigned an LWMS missionary family high school student to support and write letters to.  Our student is Benjamin Felgenhauer.  His birthday is June 8, 2004.  His missionary parents serve in Zambia .  He is a junior at Luther Preparatory School , 1300 Western Ave. , Watertown , WI 53094-4814 .  We are to receive a missionary assignment in December.   

 

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 service and archive the service to www.youtube.com  See our webpage: www.gracelacrosse.org for more information.  

 

Sandy Otto sent a box to the “WELS Prison Ministries” containing 110 blank cards with envelopes, 97 Christmas cards with envelopes, 414 cards with Bible passages written on the back & 80 bookmarks with Bible passages on the back.  Other cards were donated to a nursing home. Thank you.  Continue to save Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter cards.



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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