Starting December 2nd, Advent services will be held on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm.  For those who wish to stay home, these services will be live streamed.  We will NOT be holding Monday evening services during Advent.
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. 


2720 – 26th Street South   La Crosse , WI   54601

  Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod      


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

*************************************************************************************      ADVENT  1       November 29 & 30, 2020       
“What I say to you, I say to everyone:  




Stir up your power, O Lord, and come.  Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  



Attendance: 11-22) 9:00 – 30         11-25) 19          Total: 49  

     Loose: $22.00  General Fund: $1,847.00*  Luther High: $50.00   Energy Fund: $25.00  

* Includes Memorials for Gordon Bendel, Don Kinstler, Isabelle Stigen, Ardella Role from Carmen Viner and for Gordon Bendel from friends.  


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

The Hymns: 1 – 9 – 472 – 6  

We sing Psalm 24 on p. 73 in Christian Worship  


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 63:16b, 17; 64:1-8  

Isaiah cries to the Lord to come to his wayward people and restore his place as their God and Redeemer.   


Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9  

Paul encourages us with the promise that God will keep us in his grace as we “wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to be revealed.”  Jesus will “be revealed” on the Last Day, when he returns in glory.   


The Gospel Reading: Mark 13:32-37  

Jesus urges his followers to “be on guard” and to “be alert.”  No one knows when the day of judgment will take place.  We will want to be ready for the Lord’s glorious reappearing.      


The Sermon:  Mark 13: 33-37  



I.  Be alert  

                                                                           II.  Be responsible  

                                                                          III.  Be waiting  


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


          It pleased Almighty God to call out of this vale of tears to himself in heaven the soul of Mrs. Jennie Freng last Sunday at the age of 92 years at Mulder Nursing Home in West Salem .  Her Christian funeral was held on Friday morning.  May all those who mourn for her thank the Lord for her Christian life and her Christian death.          


          For all those who might be interested, we are planning to have a Christmas choir that will rehearse on Sunday mornings in December from 8:10-8:30.  We will wear masks for rehearsal and for singing.  Please sign the Choir sheet on the round table in the narthex.   


Today – Worship at 9:30 AM. with Holy Communion.  Adult Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  For those who are not Grace members, please talk with Pastor before joining us for communion.  He will briefly explain our fellowship practice.  All WELS/ELS member are welcome to join us at the Lord’s Table.  Please fill out a communion card found in the pew rack and hand it to an usher.   

Tuesday – WELS Grief Support Meeting at St. John ’s in Barre Mills at 7:00 PM.  

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

Wednesday – First Midweek Advent Devotion at 7:00 PM.  

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

Choir rehearsal from 8:10-8:30.   


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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