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Friday, December 24th--Joint Children & Choir Christmas Eve Service
6:30 PM

Saturday, December 25th--Christmas Day Song Service
9:30 AM

Friday, December 31st--New Year's Eve Service with Holy Communion
6:00 PM

 

Attention Grace Members---
**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 or contact one of the council members.
Thank you!



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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                                   Advent 1              November 28, 2021                                    

In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line;  

he will do what is just and right in the land.   

This the name by which it will be called: The Lord Our Righteousness.   

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OUR PRAYER:  

Stir up your power, O Lord, and come.  Protect us by your strength and save us from the threatening dangers of our sins; for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. 

 

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NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK:

Attendance: 11-21) 9:30 – 116           11-24) 36  

 

Service of Word and Sacrament on p. 26 in Christian Worship  

Hymns: 1 – 47 – 3 – 12  

We will sing Psalm 25 on p.74 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  
 

Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 33:14-16  

Jeremiah proclaimed the word of the Lord that God would soon fulfill the prophecy made to Judah and Israel. A righteous Branch would come from David’s line.  He would be called “The Lord our Righteousness” and bring salvation to sinners.  This righteous Branch would establish an eternal kingdom.   

 

Epistle Reading: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13  

St. Paul rejoices because the Thessalonian believers have been given saving faith.  It is his prayer that the Lord would keep them in the true faith until they enter eternal life on the Last Day.  That is when the Lord will return in glory.  What a day of triumph and joy that will be for all the faithful believers in the Lord Jesus.  

 

The Gospel Reading: Luke 21:25-36  

Jesus explains that the end of the world will be preceded by many gloomy signs that already began appearing at his time.  These signs serve as reminders that the coming of the Lord is near.  We need to watch and pray so that we do not fall away, but stand firm in our faith in Jesus alone for salvation.  

 

The Sermon: Jeremiah 33:14-18

 

ARE YOU READY?  

I.  To welcome the king  

                                                                 II.  For his eternal reign  

 

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

 

          Pastor and Faith would like to thank everyone who helped in any way with the retirement service, the meal and the fellowship last Sunday.  Thank you also to everyone who took the time to be at the service and the meal.  All your efforts are truly appreciated. 
  

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today – Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Worship at 9:30 AM. with Holy Communion.  If you are not a member of Grace, please talk with Pastor before coming for communion.  He will briefly explain the Biblical teaching on fellowship.  All WELS/ELS members are invited to join us at the Lord’s Table.  Please fill out a communion card from the pew rack and put it into the basket in the front of church when you come up for communion.     

Today – Choir rehearsal after the service until 11:00 AM.  

Monday – Mt. Calvary-Grace School Board Meeting at Grace – 7:30 PM.  

Wednesday -  Public School Confirmation Class from 4-5:30 PM.  

Wednesday – First Midweek Advent Devotion at 7:00 PM.  As Christmas approaches, take the time to prepare your hearts from the coming of our Lord, both at Christmas and for the time when he will come again at the end of the world to judge both the living and the dead.   

Next Sunday – Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Worship Service at 9:30 AM.   

 

         The Voters of Grace on November 7 were led by the Holy Spirit to issue a Divine Call to Pastor Randall J. Ott of Greenleaf , Wisconsin to serve as Grace’s next Pastor.  He currently serves at Zion Lutheran Church in Greenleaf.  Please pray for him and his family.  
 

         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.  
 

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

          There are a number of Advent devotion booklets from Martin Luther College still available on the round, narthex table.  They begin today & are free.   

 

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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