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Our church service is held on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM with a repeat on Monday evenings at 7:00 PM. **Look under INFORMATION above for attendance directions. 
For the time being, we will continue to stream the 9:00 am Sunday service on Facebook.  We also have past services on YouTube.


 

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
 

Our Sunday Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts                                  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

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Pentecost 9            August 2 & 3, 2020                    

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty!   

My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord;  

my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.   

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OUR PRAYER:  

 Grant us, Lord, the spirit to think and do what is right that we, who cannot do anything that is good without you, may by your help be enabled to live according to your will; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  

 

NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK:            

Attendance: 07-26) 9:00 – 51     07-27 -  08    Total: 59  

          Loose: $43.00  General Fund: $3,653.00  WELS Missions: $40.00  

          Energy Fund:  $20.00          Capital Improvement Fund: $20.00  

          Kwik Trip: $73.40  
 

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

The Hymns: 233 – 235 – 237 - 249  

We sing Psalm 18 on p. 69 in Christian Worship  

 

Old Testament Reading: Joel 3:12-1  

The Lord calls his enemies to assemble and advance.  Let them do what they will.  He sits on his throne and he is the judge.  The forces of darkness are many, but their destruction is as sure as the fall of ripe grain before a sickle or grapes under a press.  For those who trust in the Lord he is their shelter and refuge  

 

Epistle Reading: Romans 8:26, 27  

When God’s saints are suffering, sometimes they don’t know what to pray.  Here we have the gracious promise that God the Holy Spirit prays on our behalf!  With such a perfect petition prayed for us, we can be sure that God’s good and gracious will is done.  

 

The Gospel Reading: Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43  

In righteous zeal, Jesus’ followers have been tempted to destroy the enemies of God’s church.  In this parable Jesus demonstrates why his church must never use the sword.  First of all, we may destroy believers together with unbelievers.  Secondly, final judgment of the wicked belongs to God and his angels on the Last Day.  

 

The Sermon:  Psalm 84:1-5, 9-12  

 

OUR BLESSED FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD  

I.  We long for this fellowship  

II.  We are strengthened by this fellowship  

III.  We enjoy the blessings of this fellowship  

 

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

 

Today’s altar flowers are in honor of Mike and Cindy Renken’s Wedding Anniversary.  

We rejoice with Aspen Popoutsis and Andrew Bakalars whom the Lord joined in marriage here in church yesterday.  We pray that the Lord would bless them in their new life as husband and wife.  
 

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today – Worship at 9:00 AM.  

Monday – Caring Christians Mental Health Meeting at First Lutheran Church at 6:30 PM.  

Monday – Worship at 7:00 PM.  

Tuesday – WELS Grief Support Meeting at St. John ’s in Barre Mills at 7:00 PM.
 Tuesday – Conference of Delegates Meeting at Luther at 7:30 PM. 

Next Sunday – Worship at 9:00 AM.  

 

We sincerely welcome everyone to our in-person worship services, as well as to our live-streamed service.  Please continue to practice social distancing before and after the service.  After the service, you will be ushered out from the back to the front.  Please be patient as we work together to keep each other safe.  We ask that everyone use your mask in the service, as well as inside the building, in keeping with the governor’s Executive Order, and enjoy some fellowship after the service in the parking lot at safe distances from each other.  We pray that you will be edified as we gather together around the word of God.   

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.  

 

Please continue to pray for unity in our country as we continue to deal with the Covid 19 pandemic, as well as with the civil unrest that continues across our country.  Ask the Lord to watch over our land and bless our country as he has done in the past.   
 

          We are looking for volunteers to do the church cleaning every other week, starting in August to see if you might be able to help.  
 

How about sending a greeting to one or more of our shut-in members?  There are note cards, stamped envelopes, and addresses on the small square table in the narthex for that purpose.  Thanks in advance for taking a moment to brighten someone’s day!  

Please note that Mary Albrecht is now at:  

Brookdale – Clarebridge, 3161 East Ave. S.   La Crosse   54601  

 



 

 



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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