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Lenten services will begin on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm.  Area Pastors will be rotating speaking at the evening services.  The theme for these services will be “The Hands of the Passion.”   Lenten services will be live streamed!



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  

                            **********************************************************************************                                                                        Lent 2        February 28, 2021                                     

  Since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  For if, while we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, it is even more certain that, since we have been reconciled, we will be saved by his life.   


Almighty God, you see that we have no power to defend ourselves.  Guard and keep us both outwardly and inwardly from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  




Attendance: 02-21) 9:30 – 57         02-24) 14  

Loose: $14.00   General Fund: $3,369.00    Energy Fund: $70.00     Capital Improvement Fund: $5.00  

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

      Hymns: 463 – 579 – 311 – 381  

We sing Psalm 73 on p. 94 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  

Old Testament Reading: Genesis 28:10-17  

God repeats to Jacob the promise he had given to his grandfather Abraham and to his father Isaac.  This promise is ultimately fulfilled in Jesus, who is himself the stairway to heaven.  

Epistle Reading: Romans 5:1-11  

Jesus’ redemptive work links us with God.  Before we were at war with him; now we are at peace.  This gives us joy and hope for this life and for the next.    

The Gospel Reading: Mark 8:31-38  

Jesus instructs his followers about his suffering, death, and resurrection.  When Peter tries to discourage him, Jesus points out that the way of the Christ – and of the Christian – is the way of the cross.   


The Sermon Romans 5:1-11



  I.  They are abundant  

                                                                    II.  They are undeserved  

                                                                   III.  They are guaranteed  


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

          Altar flowers today are given by Paul, Amanda and Marissa Kuecker in memory of Amanda’s aunt, Idella.  

Please keep our MCG principal, Mr. Biedenbender and Mrs. B. in your prayers as they consider calls to Mt. Calvary School in Waukesha and Pastor Wassermann, who holds a call to Immanuel, Woodville , WI.

We are 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. 

          We will once again be decorating the church with flowers for our Easter celebration.  An order sheet is in your mailbox.  You may order Easter lilies, mums or hydrangeas for Easter.  Please return your order no later than today, February 28, and put it on Pastor’s desk. 


Today – Bible Class at 8:30; Worship with Communion at 9:30.  If you are not a member of Grace, please talk with Pastor before communing.  He will briefly explain the Biblical teaching about fellowship.  All WELS/ELS members are welcome to join us at the Lord’s Table.  Please fill out a communion card from the pew rack and put it in the basket at the front of the church as you come up for communion.   

Monday – Caring Christians Mental Health Mtg. at First Lutheran Church in La Crosse at 6:30 PM.  

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

Tuesday – WELS Grief Support Mtg. @ St. John’s , Barre Mills at 7 PM.  

Wednesday – Public School Confirmation Class – 3-4:30 PM.   

Wednesday – 3rd Lenten Devotion at 7:00 PM.  Our theme this year is “The Hands of the Passion.”  We will consider the different hands that played a part in the Passion History of our Lord.  This week we will consider: “The Hands of Betrayal.”  Pastor Richard Pamperin from First Lutheran in La Crosse will be our guest preacher.  Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.   

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


It pleased almighty God, to call out of this world to himself in heaven the soul of Mrs. Helen Noffke on Friday, February 19 at the age of 99 years.  Pastor conducted her funeral on Friday, February 26 in Sparta .  We pray that the Lord would comfort those who mourn with the joy of the resurrection to eternal life.   

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.  




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 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. 

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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