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Lenten services will begin on February 17 at 7:00pm.  Area Pastors will be rotating the evening services.

SUNDAY's BULLETIN

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  

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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The time is short.  From now on, let those who have wives live as if they have none; those who weep, as if not weeping; those who rejoice, as if not rejoicing; those who buy, as if not possessing; and those who use the world, as if not getting any use out of it.  For the way of life that belongs to this world is passing away.   

 

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OUR PRAYER:  

Almighty God, you sent your Son to proclaim your kingdom and to teach with authority.  Anoint us with the power of your Spirit that we, too may bring good news to the afflicted, bind up the brokenhearted, and proclaim liberty to the captive; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

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NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK:

Attendance: 01-10) 9:30 – 34        

Loose: $96.00   General Fund: $4,5432.16 
    

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

The Hymns:  220 – 207 – 216 – 213 vv. 1,2,5,6  

We sing Psalm 62 on p. 88 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  
 

Old Testament Reading: Jonah 3:1-5,10  

The Lord calls Jonah to preach the message of repentance to the people of Nineveh .  Jonah’s message touches their hearts and moves them to repentance.   

 

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31  

God calls on believers to realize that this world is temporary and to live their lives accordingly.  Christians use the things of this world without losing sight of their heavenly goal.   

 

The Gospel Reading: Mark 1:14-20  

Jesus proclaims the gospel loudly and clearly, “Repent and believe the good news!”  After this, Jesus calls Simon and Andrew to be “fishers of men.”  James and John also leave their nets to follow Jesus.      

 

The Sermon:  1 Corinthians 7:29-31  

 

TIME MARCHES ON  

I.  Live as the children of God  

II.  This world is passing away  

                                           

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

             

          At our Annual Voters’ Meeting last Sunday, the budget for 2021 was adopted.  Salaries for called workers will remain the same.  New Church Council members elected were Wayne Alderman and Dennis Justin.  Pray for the continuing work of the Lord here at Grace.  

After the prayers and Lord’s Prayer today our Church Council for 2021 will be installed.  Besides the newly elected Council members, Wayne Alderman and Dennis Justin, those continuing to serve are: Bruce Gilbertson, Larry Gilbertson, Luke Gilbertson, Jeremy Tomesh, and Carroll Vizecky.  We thank Al Bluske, Carl Cox, and, John Flotterud for their years of faithful service on the Church Council.   
 

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

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

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

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

 

The Flower Chart for 2021 is posted.  If you would like to provide flowers in memory of someone, or for a special occasion, please sign up for the date that you would like.  
 

We are in need of volunteers to do the church cleaning every other week.  There are numerous openings for 2021.  If you would be able and willing to do this work, please sign up on the “Cleaning Sheet” on the round narthex table.
     

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.
 

In our Sunday morning Bible Class we are currently studying Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians.  Unlike most of the letters we have from the apostle’s pen, his letter to the Romans does not seem to have been written to solve any particular problem in the congregation or to settle a theological debate.  Instead, it offers a systematic treatment of God’s plan of salvation.  It especially emphasizes the concept of righteousness, by which we are declared holy in God’s sight for Jesus’ sake.  Why not join us to help grow in your knowledge of God’s love through Jesus.   
 

Just a reminder that our WELS Recovery in Christ group meets on Sunday evenings at St. Paul ’s Lutheran Church in Onalaska at 6:00 PM.  This is for anyone who is dealing with any kind of addiction.  If you have any questions, please call Pastor Bader at (608) 567-3038.

 
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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