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Monday evening services with communion will be held only 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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At the top of the WELS website home page, you will find a heading “Find a Church/School.” That website feature will enable you to find our churches in various locations.
https://wels.net/



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 10             August 01, 2021                                     

Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.”…There were about five thousand men.  Then Jesus took the loaves and, after giving thanks,  he distributed pieces to those who were seated.   

He also did the same with the fish. 

 

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OUR PRAYER:  

O Lord, your ears are always open to the prayers of your humble servants, who come to you in Jesus’ name.  Teach us always to ask according to your will that we may never fail to obtain the blessings you have promised: 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: 07-25) 9:30 – 66      07-26) 7  

 

The Order of Service: Service of the Word on p. 26 in Christian Worship  

Hymns: 295 – 349 – 347 – 483  

We sing Psalm 84 on p. 96 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  

 

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 24:3-11  

There is no fellowship with God apart from the shedding of blood.  Even when the children of Israel have promised to do all that God commands, they need to be sprinkled with blood to make them holy and acceptable to God.  Sinful they are and sinful they will remain.  But once God has cleansed them with blood, he hosts a meal of fellowship as a reflection of their blessed union with him.  In the New Testament that fellowship is more intimately marked with the Lord’s Supper.  We give thanks for that meal and pledge to do his will, while trusting his promises.  
 

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16  

Our primary goal of our fellowship with the Lord is the strengthening of our fellowship with one another.  The grace that he has shown to me is the same grace that he has shown to us.  The fellowship is strengthened through an imitation of Christ’s patience with us.  Following God’s way is the goal.  We only know that way from the Word of truth.  That Word creates love for one another. 
  

The Gospel Reading: John 6: 1-15  

With humility Jesus shows both his compassion and his almighty power.  When it was clear that the people wanted to make Jesus their king, he left them.  The Lord richly feeds us with his Word and the sacraments plus our daily bread.  We pray that we will use our physical strength and spiritual strength to serve the Lord and others.   

 

The Sermon: John 6:1-15

JESUS HAS THE ANSWER  

I.  In seeing the need  

         II.  In spite of our weakness  

     III. According to his grace    
 

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. 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.   

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

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

Next Sunday – Worship at 9:30 AM.     
 

     Baptized in our service today is Watson Dale Wilhelm, infant son of Dustin and Kasha (Von Ruden) Wilhelm, born on May 28, 2021.  Witnesses are: Eric and Kayla Wilhelm.  May the Lord bless this little one and his parents and brothers Weston and Waylon.   
 

     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 with information 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.  
 

      Mona Cox would like to thank everyone for their generous donations of lightly used, clean sweatshirts of all sizes for the homeless.  At the present time she has an ample supply.  

 

 

 

 

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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