We are changing how we publish the Grace/WELS News & Notes on the website.  Instead of being updated on Saturdays, I will put the information in on Sunday evening or Monday.  It will still be the same information that is available at church on Sunday.   Sometimes, there is information that Pastor would like to share with the congregation before it is available to the everyone.  Thank you for understanding.

Besides the News & Notes area, check for items added in the following areas: 
11/6--Information tab, Events tab & Pastor's Page
11/9--Events and Information tab
11/20--Information tab

2720 South 27th Street
La Crosse, WI  54601
Pastor Andrew Franzo 715-574-6602

Summer office hours are: Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-Noon, Wed 6-8pm.

Mount Calvary/Grace School
1614 Park Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601

Mt. Calvary-Grace Lutheran Elementary School Teachers (Grace Teachers)

Ashley Franzo---608-784-8223     Susan Siegler---608-738-2363   Vicky Gates– 784-0668 

Principal--Jon Biedenbender

Luther High School
1501 Wilson Street
Onalaska, WI  54650
Principal--Phil Punzel

Sunday, December 4, 2022


Attendance: 11/27= 66

 Offerings- Plate: 146.00

General Fund: 3125.00

MCG:  60.00
Memorial:  10.00

Total:  3341.00



December 4: Luther choir will be singing during the service, there will be a door offering for them after the service


December 11: We will be having a potluck and Christmas decorating after church, look for a sign up sheet to indicate what is being brought/what you are bringing.


Luther will be having their Christmas concert at 2pm


December 18: MCG will be having its Christmas program at Mt. Calvary at 3pm


Advent: This year there will be no midweek advent services at Grace

Envelopes for 2023:  The envelopes have been ordered, but the printing company is behind and most likely we will not have new envelopes before the year is out.  Please talk to Larry Gilbertson if you need envelopes or a different solution.


Gas Cards: Thank you to everyone who has donated gas cards, in the past week the congregation has gifted nearly 1k in gas cards.


Pantry Goods: As part of giving out gas card we would like to start giving out some food/daily need items as well. Please talk to Ashley Franzo to get an idea of what would be useful.


Ladies Group: The Ladies Group will have a cookie walk on Saturday, December 17th.  Please plan to attend!  Bring 2 dozen items---some will be shared amongst the ladies and some will be packaged for Grace's shut-ins.



Pastor Franzo’s-contact information is 715-574-6602. Email; pastorfranzo@gmail.com  



Grief Support:  Our next meeting at St. John's in Barre Mills, WI  will be Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00pm.  Our topic for discussion will be, "Greiving during the Holidays".  If you, or someone you know is grieving, please come for comfort from God's word and encouragement from God's people.


An Invitation from our Friends at First, La Crescent

First Lutheran, La Crescent has organized a 4-day bus trip along with Philipps Tours to

visit the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum in northern Kentucky (in close proximity to

Cincinnati, Ohio). They are inviting us to join them on this amazing journey of the Old

Testament! You can even extend this invitation to other relatives and friends outside of

our congregation. The dates are Monday, May 22 - Thursday, May 25. Cost per person

for Double occupancy is $640.00. This price includes all transportation, all lodging,

admissions to both sites, 7 meals. There will also be a lot of fun planned for the bus



Christmas Diorama Information

The season for the Diorama is upon us, everyone can sign up for the day after Thanksgiving and Grace has been assigned the weekend of Dec 17,18 please sign up at the following website or speak to pastor and he can help you to do so https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AACAC2BA3FCC25-live1


LIVE NATIVITY Volunteer Options


Volunteer to help with dressing/finding people costumes or help with greeting/sign-in starting at 3:30 down at 1st Lutheran's new ECE Building (420 West Ave. Lax) We will have someone there to show you what to do for each of those jobs so if you are interested this is the year to sign up for it. Helpers needed November 25, 26, 27 and December 3,4,10,11,17,18,25.  

Sign-up with one of the advertised Live Nativity sign-up options or contact Maria Johnson. Call/text 608-397-4810 or email Johnson.maria@live.com.




Attention Grace Members---
**Any news/upcoming events, etc... that you as a member should know about, I will place on the website under the Member's tab.  Please check this area to see what's happening in your church.   If you need the password to this page, email Cheryl Gilbertson at cbeff3@gmail.com or contact one of the council members. Pastor Franzo's email and phone number are on the bottom of the website's home page!
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