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  

                            **********************************************************************************                                                                                  Epiphany 2                          January 17, 2021                                     

Which is easier: to tell the paralyzed man, “Your sins are forgiven,” or to say, “Get up, take your stretcher, and walk”?  But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins – he said to the paralyzed man, “I tell you, get up, take your stretcher, and go home.”    



Almighty God, you gave your one and only Son to be the light of the world.  Grant that your people, illumined by your Word and sacraments, may shine with the radiance of Christ’s glory, that he may be known, worshiped, and believed to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with you and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, now and forever.  




Attendance: 01-10) 9:30 – 46        

Loose: $25.00   General Fund: $6,532.16*    WELS Missions: $40.00  Energy Fund: $85.00  

*Includes $4,135.16 from Mt. Calvary-Grace School in support of the Kindergarten teacher position  

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

The Hymns:  385 – 304 vv. 1, 5-7, - 388 – 546 vv. 1 & 5  

We sing Psalm 67 on p. 91 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Susan Siegler  


Old Testament Reading: 1 Samuel 3:1-10  

God reveals himself at an important turning point in Israel ’s history and calls Samuel to the prophetic office.   


Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20  

Paul warns Christians about perverting Christian liberty into sexual immorality.  We use our bodies to show that we belong to Christ and to show that the Holy Spirit lives in us.   


The Gospel Reading: John 1:43-51  

As Jesus calls Philip and Nathanael to follow him, he shows his divine knowledge of all things and promises his disciples that they will see even greater things.  They respond by following his call and by sharing the good news with others.   


The Sermon:  Mark 2:1-12



I.  First the soul  

                                                                        II. Then the body  


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


          Please remember that our Annual Voters’ Meeting will be held after the worship service today.  All male members age 18 and over are able to vote.  All members are invited to attend to hear what our church is planning for the future.   

We would like to offer special thanks to those who helped take down the church Christmas decorations.  Your help was greatly appreciated.   


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

Today – Annual Meeting after the worship service  

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

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


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.

We are in need of volunteers to do the church cleaning every other week.  There are numerous openings for 2021.  If you would be able and willing to do this work, please sign up on the “Cleaning Sheet” on the round narthex table.

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.  Instead, it offers a systematic treatment of God’s plan of salvation.  It especially emphasizes the concept of righteousness, by which we are declared holy in God’s sight for Jesus’ sake.  Why not join us to help grow in your knowledge of God’s love through Jesus.   


If you have any warm blankets that you no longer need, please consider donating them to the homeless community in La Crosse .  You can bring your used blankets to church or call Mona Cox at  

(608) 215-9871 to arrange for her to pick them up.   

It was decided at our October 18th Annual Voter’s meeting, that starting on Sunday, November 1st, we would change the start time of our church service to 9:30am.    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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