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Monday evening services with communion will be held the last Monday of the month at 7:00 pm.  The dates are July 26 and August 30th.  This Monday service is a repeat of the Sunday service.    

Traveling this summer??? 
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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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                           Pentecost 9                    July 25, 26, 2021                                     

But now in Christ Jesus, you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.  So then, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but you are fellow citizens  

with the saints and members of God’s household.   

 

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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.  

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NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK:

Attendance: 07-18) 9:30 – 57            

 

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

Hymns: 532 – 362 – 536 – 569  

We sing Psalm 23 on p. 72 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  
 

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6  

Listen to the warning of God himself to those who are unfaithful to their shepherd calling.  Look at the terrible damage they do, whether they intend to or not, with their false teaching.  Look too at God’s own verdict over them for their unfaithfulness to his Word.  May God give us faithful shepherds who pasture the flock with the righteousness of Christ given in his pure Word.  May he by the saving Word raise up a flock that delights in the pure Word alone and refuses to settle for less.  
 

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 2:13-22  

Christ has worked a great miracle.  He has effected a reconciliation that for us was impossible, a reconciliation with God himself, a reconciliation that was made at the cost of his own blood.  He wants us to know exactly the cost, the cause, and the benefit of that reconciliation.  That’s why he came; that’s why he preached and preaches still in the Scriptures of the apostles and prophets.  Through that word alone he makes us members of God’s family 
 

The Gospel Reading: Mark 6:30-34  

May we always be like apostles, ready to speak his Word and not ashamed to return to him with a full report of what we have said and done in our God-given office.  When he gives us rest, may we use it to hear his Word, not the noise of the world or the babble of human opinion.  The Lord still has compassion on the multitude and sends us back to it, not to ask it what it wants, but to give it what it needs: teaching, doctrine from the mouth and heart of God.   

 

The Sermon: Ephesians 2:13-22

 

WHEN THE WALLS C0ME TUMBLING DOWN  

I.  Some walls seem solid  

            II.  Jesus has destroyed all the walls  

III.  All Christians are united  
 

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

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today – Worship at 9:30 AM. with Holy Communion.  If you are not a member of Grace, please talk to the Pastor before the service.  He will briefly explain the Biblical teaching on 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 place it in the basket at the front of the church when you come up for communion.   

Monday – Worship with communion at 7:00 PM.  

Monday – Church Council at 8:00 PM.  

Next Sunday – Worship at 9:30 AM.  We will hold our quarterly Voters’ meeting after the service.  Please plan to attend this meeting to keep up to date with what is happening in our congregation.  Your presence shows your support for the Lord’s work and an eagerness to serve the Lord in whatever way you can.   

 

This summer we will be holding Vacation Bible School for three days, August 10-12, at Mt. Calvary-Grace School from 9:00-11:30 AM.  Please see the display in the narthex or on the church's website under the INFORMATION tab with directions on registration.  Pre-registration will run until August 1, but you are still welcome to send your students on August 10 if your schedule changes.   

 

Due to the age of the computer and copy machine in the church office, the Church Council encourages our members to contribute to an Office Equipment Fund to purchase new items in the near future.

 

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.  You are welcome to spend some time enjoying fellowship with each other.    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.  


   

 

 

 

 

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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