Attention Grace Members---
**At the October 17th Call meeting, Synod President, Pastor Michael Jensen handed out a Pre-Call form for members to fill out that will give Synod information about our congregation and what you as a member would like to see in a new pastor.  Click here for a copy of the form.  Please fill it out and get it to either Pastor Jensen or Dennis Justin BY Sunday, October 24th.  You can either email it or drop it off in Dennis' box at church.  It is very important to hear from as many members as possible, so that Synod knows what kind of minister we are looking for.  Dennis' email address is: djustin5275@charter.net and Pastor Jensen's is: wwdp@wels.net.  

          Please be sure to check the MEMBER'S tab on the Main Page.  I will periodically be adding information about Pastor's retirement and the Call procedure on the Member's page.  If you need the password to this page, email Cheryl Gilbertson at cbeff3@gmail.com and it will be sent to you.
Also, if you need information from WELS, a shortcut to their website is located at the bottom of this screen.
Thank you!



2720 – 26th Street South   La Crosse , WI   54601  

  Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod        



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  


                   Pentecost 22                October 24, 2021                                     

“”May the Lord punish Jonathan severely and double it, if my father is planning to harm you and I do not disclose it to you and send you on your way, so that you may go in peace.  May the Lord be with you, as he has been with my father.”  




Lord, keep your household, the Church, in continual godliness and set us free from all adversities, that under your protection, we may serve you with true devotion and holy deeds; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.   



Attendance: 10-17) 9:30 – 64    


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

Hymns: 260 – 467 – 471 – 332  

We will sing Psalm 22 on p.719 in Christian Worship  


Our Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  


Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 53:10-12  

The true glory of our Savior is our salvation.  What it cost him was the agony of being crushed by his Father and made a sacrifice for our transgressions, iniquity, and guilt.  Worthy is he alone of the inheritance he receives, holy people made righteous by his sacrifice, whose service is pleasing to God because of the Savior’s service for their salvation. 

Epistle Reading: Hebrews 4:9-16  

The final rest for all believers is certain because Christ’s work is certain and because Christ’s Word is certain.  How terrible it would be, given that certainty, if we would fall back again under the wrath of God through unbelief and the other willful sins that flow from it.  Since the rest is certain, let us hold firmly to the work of Christ, by which it was won, and to the faithful confession of the Word, by which it is made our own.  With the sure work of Christ and with his certain Word, we always have access to God ‘s grace in our weakness and his help for our service.

The Gospel Reading: Mark 10:35-45  

The love and patience of Jesus is evident.  After speaking of his passion, the disciples spoke of who would be greatest in his kingdom.  Instead of leaving, Jesus redirects their eagerness for greatness.  As our Lord came to serve us, our greatest desire is to serve.  Pray that Jesus’ ransom will inspires so great an ambition for us.   


The Sermon: 1 Samuel 20:12-17




          Our guest speaker today is Pastor Emeritus Bill Bader.  We thank him for his message from God’s word this morning.   


Altar flowers today are given by Shirley Schaller’s family in memory of what would have been “Doc” and Shirley Schaller’s 75th Wedding Anniversary.  


Today – NO Bible Class today.  Worship at 9:30 AM.  Choir rehearsal after the worship service.   

Today – Fall Concert at Luther High School at 2:00 PM.   

Monday – Mt. Calvary-Grace School Board Meeting at MCG at 7:15 PM.  

Wednesday – NO public school Confirmation class.  

Next Sunday – Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Reformation Worship at 9:30 AM. with Holy Communion.   


          Grace members are reminded that the Call meeting for a pastor has been set for November 7.  This is a call to fill the vacancy that will occur when Pastor Rimmert retires on December 31, 2021.  All Voters are encouraged to be a part of the calling process.  There is an area on the church's website where retirement/call information will be posted to keep the congregation informed.

          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.  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.

          Pastor and Faith are on vacation from October 21 through October 29.  In case of emergency, call Pastor Wassermann @ 787-7443.  

          Our Wisconsin Synod is beginning to introduce a new hymnal.  You have the opportunity to purchase your own copy of the new hymnal.  There is a sign up sheet on the round table in the narthex.  The cost for the new hymnal is $24.00.  Feel free to look over the copy of the Hymnal on the round narthex table.  

          "Due to no participants in Sunday School for 3 weeks, Sunday School has been put on hold.  We are in the process of developing a monthly gathering for the school age children from Pre-K 4 to 5th grade.  We will let you know the details when we have completed them.  Thank you.    Sue Bluske, Sunday School Administrator."   If you have any questions, you may contact me at susanbluske@yahoo.com or 608-799-0659.  Parents, please take the time to fill out the survey.   



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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