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Whether you are new to the area, just passing through or in need of a new church home... we welcome you to join us each Sunday at 9:00 am.

We are located in Fruitport Township, just minutes from the Lakes Mall area. Click here to contact us.

Bible Based

We believe that the Bible is fully sufficient, clearly teaching people all they need to know to get to heaven. It makes them “wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 3:15), and it equips them for “every good work” (2 Timothy 3:17).

Our Family

We pray you feel a part of our church family from your very first visit!

Our family consists of a growing representation of our area - from young and established familes to single and retired members.

We look forward to meeting you soon!

Serving @ Grace

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September Ushers...

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September Flowers...

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September Acolytes...

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14th: Lilly Mears
21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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September Ushers...

Denny Wildfong
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Dave Bodey

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September Flowers...

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28th: Lindsey Jones

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September Counters...

7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
14th: Tim J. & Alan S.
21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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September Acolytes...

7th: Ayden Persicke
14th: Lilly Mears
21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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September Snacks...

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September Ushers...

Denny Wildfong
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Dave Bodey

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September Flowers...

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28th: Lindsey Jones

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September Counters...

7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
14th: Tim J. & Alan S.
21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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September Acolytes...

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14th: Lilly Mears
21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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September Ushers...

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Dave Bodey

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September Flowers...

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28th: Lindsey Jones

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September Counters...

7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
14th: Tim J. & Alan S.
21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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September Acolytes...

7th: Ayden Persicke
14th: Lilly Mears
21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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September Ushers...

Denny Wildfong
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Dave Bodey

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September Flowers...

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21st:
28th: Lindsey Jones

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September Counters...

7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
14th: Tim J. & Alan S.
21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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September Acolytes...

7th: Ayden Persicke
14th: Lilly Mears
21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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September Snacks...

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September Ushers...

Denny Wildfong
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Dave Bodey

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September Flowers...

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21st:
28th: Lindsey Jones

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September Counters...

7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
14th: Tim J. & Alan S.
21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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September Acolytes...

7th: Ayden Persicke
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21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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September Ushers...

Denny Wildfong
&
Dave Bodey

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September Flowers...

7th:
14th:
21st:
28th: Lindsey Jones

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September Counters...

7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
14th: Tim J. & Alan S.
21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


September Acolytes...

7th: Ayden Persicke
14th: Lilly Mears
21st: Dominic Jones
28th: Faith Stevens

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What's New in the WELS


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  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Galatians 3:19 - 4:7. 20080921db.mp3 Length:  3 minutes, 25 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte

  • Weekly devotions for everyone, especially for Military personnel and their families. Provided by WELS Ministry to the Military www.welsmilitary.net. 20140921Mil.mp3 Length:  6 minutes, 46 seconds © 2014 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. All Rights Reserved.

  • Galatians 3:19-4:7 (NIV84) 19What, then, was the purpose of the law? It was added because of transgressions until the Seed to whom the promise referred had come. The law was put into effect through angels by a mediator. 20A mediator, however, does not represent just one party; but God is one. 21Is the law, therefore, opposed to the promises of God? Absolutely not! For if a law had been given that could impart life, then righteousness would certainly have come by the law. 22But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe. 23Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed. 24So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ[a] that we might be justified by faith. 25Now that faith has come, we are no longer under the supervision of the law.Sons of God 26You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.Galatians 4 1What I am saying is that as long as the heir is a child, he is no different from a slave, although he owns the whole estate. 2He is subject to guardians and trustees until the time set by his father. 3So also, when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 4But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba,[b] Father." 7So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.Footnotes:Galatians 3:24 Or charge until Christ cameGalatians 4:6 Aramaic for FatherScripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright©1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. Through my Bible Yr 3 - Sep 21 --Through My Bible In Three Years

Questions & Answers


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  • Hello! Many churches stress or partake in baptism by immersion. Please help me to understand why they come to the conclusion that baptism by immersion is necessary. Answer:  It is incorrect biblical interpretation that leads some to conclude that baptism by immersion is necessary.  Such people will point to Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River (Matthew 3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22) and the Ethiopian eunuch’s baptism in water alongside a road (Acts 8:36-39) as supposed proof for the necessity of baptism by immersion.  While the accounts speak of Jesus coming up out of the water after his baptism, we are never told how far into the water he went.  Did the water cover his ankles, his knees, hip, shoulders, head?  We are not told because that information is not important.  Similarly, Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch “went down into the water” for baptism and “came up out of the water” after baptism.  We are not told how far into the water they went because that information is not essential.  Baptism is the application of water—with no amount of water prescribed—and the word of God.  People who stress the necessity of baptism by immersion also wrongly claim that the Greek word the New Testament writers used for “baptize” had the exclusive meaning of “to immerse.”  At the time the New Testament books were written, the word meant to apply water in any number of ways.  And so while we may baptize by immersion, there is no divine command to do so.  Baptizing by sprinkling demonstrates our Christian freedom in carrying out Jesus’ command to baptize.It is truly unfortunate and regrettable that many individuals and churches that mandate a specific application of water in baptism also downplay the blessings of baptism and turn it into an act that people perform for God.  Baptism is the Holy Spirit’s gracious working in our hearts (Titus 3:5-6).  Baptism joins us to Jesus and clothes us in the garments of salvation he won (Galatians 3:26-27).  Grateful for our own salvation and mindful of the Lord’s directive, we baptize and teach (Matthew 28:18-20), without being bound to a specific mode of applying water.Answered by James Pope, professor at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. Pope is a contributing editor to Forward in Christ magazine. He writes the monthly “Light for our path” question and answer column.     

  • What is the WELS' view on Alcoholics Anonymous? I have heard in various circles that alcoholism is a disease and also that it is not. I read off some religious Q&A website that alcoholism is not a disease, but that it is a type of sin, it's real name is drunkenness and that only by repenting of it you can have total victory of it. I'm confused. I went thru AA many years ago and totally overcame alcoholism through its 12 steps. Answer:  Alcoholics Anonymous is one of a number of resources available to individuals who struggle with alcoholism.  As a church body, we have concerns about the religious aspects of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).  In step number 2 of The Twelve Steps, there is acknowledgement of a “Power greater than ourselves.”  Participants in AA are free to define who or what that Power is.  In step number 3 there is reference to “God as we understood him.”  Participants in AA are free to define God however they understand him.Step number 11 uses the same wording:  “God, as we understood him.”  Once again, participants in AA are free to understand God however they like.As Christians, we know that understanding God is not like selecting an answer for a multiple choice question where all the choices are equally valid.   In the Bible God explains clearly who he is.  He is a Triune God:  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  AA certainly fails to provide clear testimony to the truth of God’s Word.  And while AA provides opportunities for Christians to state their beliefs, circumstances can be such where Christian witness is absent much more than present.Joint prayer at AA meetings is another concern.  Scripture directs us to refrain from activities like prayer when we are with others who do not share a common belief (Romans 16:17).In light of all this, WELS members like yourself have been able to participate in AA by not taking part in joint prayer.  In addition, they have recognized the concerns in the three steps mentioned previously and have not, by their words and actions, endorsed the idea that people may define God however they want.Regarding the “disease” or “sin” view of alcoholism, allow me to reference this passage from a helpful resource:  “Some people call it a disease—and it is.  Alcoholism has both defined symptoms and a well-marked progression.  Alcoholism affects a person physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually.  Some people call it sin—and it is.  Clearly the person displays sinful acts in his life.  Drunkenness is always sin.  Ignoring family obligations and misusing God’s gifts are sins.  “Neither label excludes the other.  Calling alcoholism a disease no more excuses the sin than calling alcoholism a sin eliminates the disease concept.”  John K. Cook, ed., "Conquerors through Christ" (Milwaukee:  Wisconsin Lutheran Child and Family Service, 1993), 23. How wonderful to hear of your successful journey in recovery.  God be praised!  And may God continue to bless you. Answered by James Pope, professor at Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn. Pope is a contributing editor to Forward in Christ magazine. He writes the monthly “Light for our path” question and answer column.

WELS Events


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  • 2015-07-31 (All day) View more events throughout the synod on the calendar from the homepage of Connect. If you have an event you would like us to consider sharing, please contact us.