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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 18                September 26, 2021                                     

The Lord revealed their plot to me so I became aware of it.  He showed me what they were doing.  I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter.  But, Lord of Armies, you judge righteously.   




Lord God, you call us to work in your kingdom and leave no one standing idle.  Help us to order our lives by your wisdom and to serve you in willing obedience; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   



Attendance: 09-19) 9:30 – 60     

The Order of Service: Service of Word and Sacrament on p. 26 in CW  

Hymns: 414 – Choir – 423 – 311 – 427  

The Choir will sing Psalm 115a from the New Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 11:18-20  

Jeremiah faithfully followed the Word of the Lord in his preaching of trouble to those who abandoned God’s Word.  He did it out of love for his people and to save them from destruction.  For that he received hatred from those he served.  His words prophesied the lament of Christ himself.  God will take vengeance on those who oppose him and his spokesmen.  In the midst of suffering for the Savior we will want to proclaim God’s word of truth.  


Epistle Reading: James 3:13-18  

Gentleness and unselfish service are virtues that imitate Christ’s own actions.  Selfish ambition and jealousy are from the devil; they not only add to the suffering of others, but also hinder the preaching of the gospel.  Where those virtues are found among God’s people, there the gospel of righteousness from him in is sown in peace for the everlasting peace of those who hear it.   


The Gospel Reading: Mark 9:30-37  

Just when Jesus wants most to shun popularity and outward success, the disciples want most to pursue it.  He wants the cross for them and their salvation.  They want the crown, not for him but for themselves.  How desperate our need for a Savior.  We will strive to live in humble service for the Lord, which imitates his service to us  


The Sermon: Jeremiah 11:18-20



I.  He knows what is happening  

                                                           II.  He is on our side  


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

          Altar flowers today are given by Ken and Sharon Oldenburg in memory of their son, Troy


Today – Sunday School and Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Worship at 9:30 AM. with Holy Communion.  If you are not a Grace member, please talk with Pastor before joining us at the Lord’s Table.  He will briefly explain the Bible’s teaching on fellowship.  All WELS/ELS members are invited to join us for communion.  Please fill out a communion card from the pew rack and hand it to the usher.   

Monday – Mt. Calvary-Grace School Board at Grace at 7:15 PM.   

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

Next Sunday – Worship at 9:30 AM.  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.  Here at Grace we will have the Choir sing one of the new hymns in our service and the Psalm today.  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.  

          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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