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It was decided at our October 18th Annual Voter’s meeting, that starting on Sunday, November 1st, we will change the start time of our church service to 9:30am.     We will continue to have a repeat of the Sunday service on Monday evenings at 7:00pm--with the exception of when there are services on other evenings---ie day before Thanksgiving, Lent, Advent, etc....  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. 

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
 

Our Sunday Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts                               Our Monday Pianist: Mrs. Susan Siegler

 

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 21                     October 25 & 26, 2020                                   
The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son…
For many are invited, but few are chosen.   

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OUR PRAYER:  

Grant, O merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve you with a quiet min; through Jesus Christ, your Son, 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: 10-18) 9:00 – 44         10-19) 4          Total: 48  

          Loose: $95.48  General Fund: $3,222.00*  

* Includes Memorials for Gordon Bendel from Carl & Mona Cox and for Isabelle Stigen from her family.  

The Order of Service: Service of Word and Sacrament – p. 26 in CW  

The Hymns: 336 – 339 – 315 – 219  

We sing Psalm 23 on p. 72 in Christian Worship  

 

Altar flowers today are in honor of Paul and Amanda Kuecker’s 16th Wedding Anniversary.  
 

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 25:6-9  

“All peoples” are invited to the eternal feast of the Lord Almighty.  Only the best is served, and the participants are in high spirits.  Death, tears, and persecution are things of the past.  The guests praise their divine host: “We trusted in [the Lord] and he saved us…Let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”   

 

Epistle Reading: Philippians 4:4-13  

From prison Paul invites Christians to rejoice with him!  Why?  “The Lord is near.”  Anxiety is put to rest by confident petitions to the Omnipotent and thankful recognition of divine blessings received.  Peace between God and man guards our hearts, fills our minds with everything “excellent and praiseworthy,” and supplies the secret of being content in every situation.   

 

The Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-14  

The kingdom of heaven is likened to a wedding banquet that is spread and announced by the lavish grace of God.  It is free to all, and all are eventually invited.  If God invited so many, why do so few actually attend?  Leave it to depraved human nature to drag its feet, to make excuses, or to seek admission while dressed in its own rebellion!  “Many are invited, but few are chosen.”      

 

The Sermon:  Matthew 22:1-14  

 

WILL WE BE MAKING EXCUSES?  

I.  Consider God’s gracious invitation  

                                                       II.  His dinner will have many guests  

                                                                                                           

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

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 service and archive the service to www.youtube.com  See our webpage: www.gracelacrosse.org for more information.  

 

             

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today – Worship at 10:00 AM. with Holy Communion.  If you are not a Grace member, please talk with Pastor before attending the Lord’s Supper.  He will explain to you the teaching on church 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 hand it to the usher.  Adult Bible Class at 9:00 AM.   

Monday – Worship at 7:00 PM. with Holy Communion.  This is a repeat of our Sunday service.  

Wednesday – Public School Confirmation from 4:00-5:30 PM.  

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

 

 

GRACE NEWS
Please note that our Sunday morning worship schedule was revised by the voters last Sunday.  Our Bible Class will begin at 8:30 AM and our worship service will start at 9:30 AM beginning next Sunday, November 1.  We will continue to offer our Monday evening services, except when we have a different weekday evening service such as during Thanksgiving week, Advent and Lent.  Changes will be announced in advance of those changes.  Watch your calendars. 


 Help is needed to set up the Diorama in Riverside Park this Saturday, October 31 from 9 AM to 5 PM.  Additional help will be needed on the next Saturdays in November.  Any questions, ask George or Carl.    Check the church's website for more information about the live nativity. 

          
 

  AREA WELS EVENTS

Recovery in Christ Meets In-Person:  Recovery in Christ is a Christian support group for those in recovery from any addiction.  Recovery in Christ meets in-person every Sunday at 6:00 p.m. in St. Paul 's Lutheran Church 's lower level school library.  Masks are provided and social distancing practiced.  St. Paul 's Lutheran Church is located at 1201 Main Street , Onalaska , Wisconsin (across from Center 90).   For more information call Pastor Bill Bader (608-567-3038).  

 

 

 

 



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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