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Lenten services will begin on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00pm.  Area Pastors will be rotating speaking at the evening services.  The theme for these services will be “The Hands of the Passion.”   Lenten services will be live streamed!



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  

                            **********************************************************************************                                          Lent 3              March 07, 2021   

  Jews ask for signs, Greeks desire wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified –
which is offensive to Jews and foolishness to Greeks,  

but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks,  

Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.   



Almighty God, look with favor on your humble servants and stretch out the right hand of your power to defend us against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ, your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.  




Attendance: 02-28) 9:30 – 47         03-03) 18  

Loose: $1.00   General Fund: $3,714.00    Energy Fund: $45.00*  

WELS Missions: $20.00  MCG School : $50.00  Luther High: $25.00  

*Includes Memorials for Joan Skarboszewski & Paul Boarman from Ron and Judy Ostreng  

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

      Hymns: 338 – 345 – 351 – 379  

We sing Psalm 19 on p. 70 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  

Old Testament Reading: Exodus 20:1-17  

The Lord speaks the Ten Commandments to his people Israel , setting out his expectations for those who are in a covenant relationship with him.   


Epistle Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:22-25  

The message of Christ crucified is a “stumbling block” and “foolishness” to unbelievers.  “But to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God.”  


The Gospel Reading: John 2:13-22  

Jesus cleanses the temple at the beginning of his public ministry.  When challenged to demonstrate his authority, Jesus made a veiled prediction of this death and resurrection.      


The Sermon:  1 Corinthians 1:22-25



  I.  Not found in man’s wisdom or strength  

                                                    II.  Revealed by God in the cross of Christ  


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


          We give thanks that the Holy Spirit led our MCG principal, Mr. Biedenbender and Mrs. B. to return their calls to Mt. Calvary School in Waukesha.  They will continue their ministries at MCG.  Pastor Wassermann continues to hold a call to Immanuel, Woodville, WI .  

           We are 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.  

           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.  


Today – Bible Class at 8:30; Worship at 9:30.   

Monday – Church Council at 7:00 PM.   

Wednesday – Public School Confirmation Class – 3-4:30 PM.   

Wednesday – 4th Lenten Devotion at 7:00 PM.  Our theme this year is “The Hands of the Passion.”  We will consider the different hands that played a part in the Passion History of our Lord.  This week we will consider: “The Hands of Misguided Zeal.”  Pastor Silas Schmitzer from St. Matthew’s in Stoddard will be our guest preacher.  Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.  

Friday and Saturday – Luther High Drama Production at 7 PM both nights.  The play will also be presented on Sunday at 2 PM.  

Saturday – Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour on Saturday night.  We begin Daylight Savings time at 2 AM on Sunday morning.    

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


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 currently studying 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 especially 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.  


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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