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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 17           September 19, 2021                                     

Anyone who walks in darkness and who has no bright light –  

let him trust in the name of the Lord,  

and let him lean on his God.   




Lord, we pray that your mercy and grace may always go before and follow after us that, loving you with undivided hearts, we may be ready for every good and useful work; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  




Attendance: 09-12) 9:30 – 57     

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

Hymns: 447 – 444 – 451 – 446  

We sing Psalm 116 on p. 107 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 50:4-10  

Isaiah prophecies about Jesus.  Jesus is the example of endurance in suffering.  He listened to the Word of God and obeyed it perfectly.  No one suffered as he did.  The outcome of his suffering was that in his resurrection he was victorious both in achieving the divinely ordained goal of redemption and in deliverance from all sorrow and pain.  Those who now walk in darkness should still trust in his promise still; when the goal is achieved, they will see that God is faithful to his word.    


Epistle Reading: James 2:1-5, 8-10, 14-18  

God uses the trials of the poor and needy to test the faith of those who love him.  If we honor only those who are wealthy or without care we are not imitating God.  If by our works we serve the lowly and the destitute, who cannot repay or help us, then we reflect and confess before the world a living faith that imitates its divine source.  May those in need not be driven to despair of the help of God because we are cold and loveless to them in their need!  


The Gospel Reading: Mark 8:27-35  

Even the one who is God Incarnate expected to suffer.  He knew the depths of his coming sorrow.  But he embraced it.  By it he would enter into his glory, the glory of his office as our Savior.  As his followers, we can expect the cross as a consequence of following him.  Jesus promises his cross and the cross for the disciples at the moment when their faith in him was most confident and secure.   


The Sermon: Isaiah 50:4-10



I.  He suffered willingly for us  

                                                            II.  He offered his life purposely  

                                                           III.  He won the complete victory for us  

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


Today – Sunday School and Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Worship at 9:30 AM.  In Bible Class we will continue our study of Paul’s letter to the Romans    

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

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


          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 this month during the next two weeks.  Here at Grace we will have the Choir sing one of the new hymns in our service and the Psalm on September 26.  You also 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.  Currently the congregation has not yet decided to purchase new hymnals for our use in our worship services.   

          We extend a special thank you to Carroll Vizecky and Dennis Justin and any others who helped enlighten the fellowship hall in the church basement.  Take a look and you will see a noticeable difference.  


JOB OPENING:  Luther High School is looking for a person to join our school kitchen staff.  This is a part-time hourly position.  The individual would be required to work Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The individual would be responsible to assist with lunch set-up, assist with our serving line, and assist with light cleaning. Call Principal Punzel at 783-5435.  




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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