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God's Blessings on your Confirmation Marissa!

 



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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 Easter 3 - Confirmation            April 18, 2021                                     

  Blessed is the man who endures a trial patiently,  

because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life,  

which God promised to those who love him.            

 

 

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OUR PRAYER:  

O God, by the humiliation of your Son you lifted up this fallen world from the despair of death.  By his resurrection to life, grant your faithful people gladness of heart and the hope of eternal joys; through your Son, Jesus Christ 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: 04-11) 9:30 – 46          

 

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

Hymns:  279 – 116 – 597 – 203  

We sing Psalm 118 on p. 108 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  
 

First Lesson: Acts 4:8-12  

Peter tells the Jewish high council that Jesus lives and reigns as the Savior of all people.  Peter quotes the prophecy in Psalm 118, which speaks of Christ as the stone that the builders rejected, who has become the capstone.   

 

Epistle Reading: 1 John 1:1-2:2  

John speaks of the “Word of life,” “Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.”  He has brought light into the world by paying for the world’s sin.   

 

The Gospel Reading: Luke 24:36-49  

          Our risen Lord appears to the disciples.  He tells them that his suffering and rising from the dead is the fulfillment of God’s plan foretold in the Old Testament Scriptures, and he instructs them to wait in Jerusalem until the Father gives them the power to be his witnesses.   

 

The Sermonette: James 1:12

 

SOME BLESSINGS AHEAD  

I.  Perseverance under trial  

                                                               II.  Receiving the crown of life  

                                                                                      

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

 

Confirmed in our service today, after instruction in the Word of God, is:  

 

MARISSA ROSE OIUM-KUECKER – Revelation 2:10b – “Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.”  

 

          We are still 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.    

 

          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.

           

          Please remember to mark your calendars for the upcoming quarterly voters’ meeting next Sunday after the worship service.   


ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today – Worship with Confirmation at 9:30.  

Wednesday – Public School Confirmation Class – 3:15-4:45 PM.   

Saturday – Luther High School Big Knight Fundraiser/Dinner/Auction from 5:30-9:00 PM. at Celebrations on French Island

Next Sunday – Bible Class at 8:30 AM.; Worship with Holy Communion at 9:30 AM.  Quarterly voters’ meeting after the service.  


 

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 continuing our study of 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.  It emphasizes the concept of righteousness, by which we are declared holy in God’s sight for Jesus’ sake.  Please join us to help grow in your knowledge of God’s love.  
 

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 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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