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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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  Honor your father and your mother so that you may spend many days on the land that the Lord your God is giving to you.  

 

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OUR PRAYER:  

Father of lights, every good and perfect gift comes from you.  Inspire us to think those things that are true and long for those things that are good, that we may always make our petitions according to your gracious will; through your Son, Jesus Christ 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: 05-02) 9:30 – 56          

 

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

Hymns: 506 – 505 – 500 – 504 vv. 1-2, 5-6  

We sing Psalm 98 on p. 103 in Christian Worship  

Our Organist: Mrs. Jane Alberts  
 

First Lesson: Acts 11:19-26  

The Word of the Lord spreads after the first great persecution in Jerusalem .  The church at Antioch experienced substantial growth, especially among the heathen.  

           

Epistle Reading: 1 John 4:1-11  

John urges us to “test the spirits to see whether they are from God.”  The Spirit of God can be recognized in those who acknowledge that “Jesus Christ has come into the flesh.”  John also tells us to love one another, since God loved us by sending his Son as a sacrifice for our sins.   

 

The Gospel Reading: John 15:9-17  

Jesus points out the connection between love and obedience, and he tells us to put our faith into action by loving one another.  

 

The Sermon: Exodus 20:12

 

QUESTIONS ABOUT OBEDIENCE  

I.  Why obey?  

                                                                        II.  Whom to obey?  

                                                                       III.  How to obey?  

 

Altar flowers today are given by Al and Sue Bluske in memory of Penny Schieber, Sue’s sister.   
 

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

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 still 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.    

 

ACTIVITIES AT GRACE FOR THIS WEEK:  

Today –Final Bible Class at 8:30 AM.  Bible Class will resume in September.  Worship at 9:30.  

Today – Choir rehearsal after the worship service.  The Choir will be singing at the Ascension service on May 13 at 7 PM.  

Today – Luther High School Spring Spotlight at 4:00 PM.  

Monday – Church Council at 7:00 PM.  

Wednesday – Luther High Conference of Delegates at 7:30 PM.  

Thursday – Joint Ascension Service with Mt. Calvary members at Grace at 7:00 PM.  

Friday – Luther High Knight Revue at 7:00 PM.   

Next Sunday – 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.
 

Due to the age of the computer and copy machine in the church office, the Church Council encourages our members to contribute to an Office Equipment Fund to purchase new items in the near future.
 

The Luther Knight Athletic Booster club will be holding a Rooster Andy’s Chicken Q at Luther High School on June 1st from 4:00-7:00PM. Meals include ½ chicken, potato salad, beans, and a roll. Tickets can be purchased through the Luther Athletic department. Tickets are $10/meal. Luther's Athletic Booster Club is ready for action with the 2021-2022 school year. Its purpose is to promote interest in and to sponsor activities in support of athletics at Luther High School . Memberships in the club may be secured by contacting LKABC by emailing: lkabc2018@gmail.com. Membership in the LKABC is a great way to actively support the sports programs at Luther and hundreds of athletes each year! The next LKABC meeting will be held May 16, 2020 at 7:00P

 

It’s not too early to start thinking about and promoting the Living Nativity for this Christmas.  Hopefully things will be returning to pre-pandemic levels.  Grace’s church rotation will be again with First Lutheran in La Crosse and Christ in West Salem on Dec. 11 & 12.  What a wonderful opportunity to share the Christmas message with others.   Rotary Lights Live Nativity Work Day---Saturday, June 19th  Please contact Carl Cox if you are interested or want more information.

 

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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