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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 4                  June 20, 2021                                     

 I myself will take part of the tip of the cedar and plant it.  It will produce branches, bear fruit, and become a magnificent cedar.   

   

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OUR PRAYER: O God, protector of all the faithful, you alone make strong; you alone make holy.  Show us your mercy and forgive our sins day by day.  Guide us through our earthly lives that we do not lose the things you have prepared for us in heaven; through 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: 06-13) 9:30 – 61        

 

The Order of Service: Service of the Word p. 38 in CW  

Hymns: 188 – 280 – 544 – 282  

We sing Psalm 92 on p. 101 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  
 

Old Testament ReadingEzekiel 17:22-24  

The church of every age should, according to reason, perish.  And to be sure, if it were up to the merit of her members or the whim of the world, she would perish in an instant.  But it is not up to men.  God himself renews her, sustains her, strengthens her, and gives her fruit.  Her ultimate goal and glory is the glory of her Lord, who keeps his promise that all may know that he alone is the Savior.
 

Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:1-10  

Were we to judge only by sight, our whole existence would be one of doom and despair.  For mortality is our inheritance as the result of sin.  Even now the house in which we live, the one seen, is decaying.  But nevertheless we are confident and courageous.  For God himself has come with his Spirit to live in us by his Word.  He is not mortal, nor is the life he gives in the Gospel.  Not for death and decay did he save us, but for immortality with him. 
  

The Gospel ReadingMark 4:26-34  

How lowly is the sowing of seed in the dirt; how wondrous the result!  How insignificant, almost invisible, the mustard see; how magnificent its growth!  The lowly Word is preached and life comes to the dead soil of the human heart.  The lowly Word grows into the magnificent planting of the Lord and performs its function to the glory of God in the world.  We do not understand it; we do not always see it.  But the Lord speaks, and it is done!  

 

The Sermon: Ezekiel 17:22-24

 

THE WORD OF THE LORD GROWS  

I.  Its establishment  

                                                                    II.  Its development  

                                                                   III.  Its fruit  

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

Altar flowers today are given by Jane Alberts in memory of her husband, Frank.   
 

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today – Worship at 9:30 AM.  

Next Sunday – Worship at 9:30 AM.  

 

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.  More information will follow when it becomes available.  

 

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.  

 

TALK ABOUT JESUS:  Attend Recovery in Christ in order to talk openly about Jesus.  Recovery in Christ meets each Sunday, 6:00 p.m.  in St. Paul's Lutheran Church , Onalaska, lower-level school library and every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. at La Crosse 's Coulee Recovery Center ( 933 Ferry St .).  Recovery in Christ assists people with addictions.  Call/text Pastor Bill Bader to confirm the day/time (608-567-3038).  
 

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.    
 

          Mona Cox is collecting lightly used and washed all adult sizes of sweatshirts for distribution to the homeless.  If you have any of these items, please bring them to church and give them to Mona.  Thank you in advance for your donations

 

 

 

 

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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