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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).

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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.

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7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
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21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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September Acolytes...

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What's New in the WELS

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  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Romans 4:16-25. 20081023db.mp3 Length:  2 minutes, 35 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte

  • Romans 4:16-25 (NIV84) 16Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham's offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all. 17As it is written: "I have made you a father of many nations."[a]He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were. 18Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."[b]19Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah's womb was also dead. 20Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22This is why "it was credited to him as righteousness." 23The words "it was credited to him" were written not for him alone, 24but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousness—for us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.Footnotes:Romans 4:17 Gen. 17:5Romans 4:18 Gen. 15:5Scripture 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 - Oct 23 --Through My Bible In Three Years

  • Hymn of the WeekBefore you, God, the Judge of all,With grief and shame I humbly fall.I see my sins against you, Lord,My sins of thought and deed and word.They press me sore; to you I flee:O God, be merciful to me!O Lord, my God, to you I pray:Oh, cast me not in wrath away!Let your good Spirit ne'er depart,But let him draw to you my heartThat truly penitent I be:O God, be merciful to me!(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal – 306, verses 1 and 2) O God, be merciful to me!When I sin, my natural tendency is to run away from God. To hide. To ignore. To pretend. So why would I, as the author of this hymn says, flee to God, the Judge of all? When I know that I violate God’s holiness so often, when I know that I sin against him in thought and deed and word every day, why would I flee to the one, the Judge of all, who should rightly cast me away in wrath?Wouldn’t it make more sense to flee from God, like Adam and Eve hiding from God among the trees of the garden? (Genesis 3) Wouldn’t it make more sense to turn away from God, crying out like Isaiah, “Woe to me! I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips”? (Isaiah 6) Of course that makes no sense. I can’t hide from God. Nor can anything be gained by turning away from him, or ignoring my sins, or pretending they don’t matter.When my sins press down upon me, the only thing I can do is fall humbly before God in grief and shame. The only thing I can do is repent. The only thing I can do is plead: “O God, be merciful to me!”This is what the hymn writer and what God himself urges you to do: plead for God’s mercy! That mercy was evident to Adam and Eve when God first extended the promise of a Savior who would crush the devil. That mercy was evident to Isaiah when God directed one of his angels to assure him, “Your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” That mercy is evident to you throughout the Bible as God comforts you with promises like this: “Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).Confident of his promises, Children of God are moved not to flee from God but to flee to him, not to hide from God but to fall humbly before him, not to turn away from God but to plead for his mercy. Prayer:  O Lord, my God, to you I pray: Oh, cast me not in wrath away! Let your good Spirit ne'er depart, but let him draw to you my heart, that truly penitent I be: O God, be merciful to me!From September through December 2014, the Daily Devotions on Thursday and Friday are based on the Word of God expressed in a Christian Hymn selected each week. All devotions in this series are located here.Today's Devotion is brought to you by WELS and www.WhatAboutJesus.com This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica, Inc.™ Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. Devotion - October 23, 2014 --Daily Devotion

Questions & Answers

  • After reading "Bible Basics" in the Bible Discovery Series I have a question. The Northern Tribes kept the name Israel, and in 722 BC the Assyrians "transported the people of Israel to other places in their empire". page 39. The Northern Tribes are never heard of again. Why in Christ's time is it that King Herod is called the ruler of Israel? page 50 Thank you. Answer:  After King Solomon’s death, Israel split into two kingdoms.  The ten northern tribes became known as Israel and, as you pointed out, the Assyrians deported those tribes.  The two southern tribes (Judah and Benjamin) became known as Judah.  The Babylonians deported those tribes in several deportations.  After 70 years, some Jews returned to Jerusalem.  Those terms of “Israel” and “Judah” were not hard-and-fast designations in the Bible.  For example, after the Babylonian captivity came to an end, the Bible describes people from the two southern tribes as “Israelites” (cf. Ezra 6:16; 9:1; 10:1-2; Nehemiah 11:3).  With that background in mind, “Israel” in New Testament books can refer to the physical territory where the Israelites of old lived (cf. Matthew 2:20-21).  The author of the book you referenced has that in mind when he speaks of Jews returning to “their homeland” in places like pages 40, 41 and 47.Glad you are using resources like the Bible Discovery Series books.  Northwestern Publishing House has many good books to assist our Bible reading and study.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. 

  • I know that under the subject I've entitled my subject in the form of a question. The reason for this is that I really feel we should be reunited (WELS) with the LCMS. I feel it was senseless for the split that took place over fifty years ago to be fruitless. After all, I did some research into the matter and found when the WELS split with LCMS it wasn't based on God's Holy Word. It's time that the WELS mend fences with the LCMS, because there really is absolutely no reason for this. Start talking about reuniting the two Lutheran church bodies like it was years ago. The same could be said of also the ELS in reuniting with the LCMS. After all, we need to remember this and that's: What would Jesus do? So let's stop the judging by creating divisions among the Lutherans and reunite again. In so doing I feel and I pray would sure hope that God would be very pleased that WELS, LCMS, and the ELS can function as one big Lutheran church body and cut out this spiritual war. Love one another just as I have loved you as Christ once said. Answer:  The decision of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod to suspend fellowship with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) in 1961 is well documented and scripturally supported.  The doctrine and practice of church fellowship was the presenting issue that led to the split between the two synods.  There is much to read on this topic at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay File.  A Forward in Christ article nicely summarizes the issues.  You will be glad to know that in 2012 and 2013 representatives of both synods met informally to clarify and understand each other’s positions better. (Representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod also attended the 2013 meeting.) Another meeting is planned for this year.  A 2013 synodical convention resolution that addressed this matter resolved:  “That we encourage our leadership in conjunction with the Commission on Inter-Church Relations (CICR) to continue discussions with the LCMS to strive for true unity based on full agreement in doctrine and practice, and that we pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and bless these efforts to God’s glory and for the benefit of his church.”  That remains our prayer.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

  • 2015-07-27 (All day) - 2015-07-30 (All day) The 63rd biennial convention of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod will be held at Michigan Lutheran Seminary (MLS) in Saginaw, Mich., July 27-30, 2015. The theme is "One in Christ." The synod's first vice president, Rev. James Huebner, will present an essay on the theme.During the convention, called workers and lay members will hear presentations, discuss issues, and make decisions related to the synod's work, including setting a ministry plan (budget) for the next biennium. Two offices to be filled by election are the synod president and second vice president, positions currently held by Rev. Mark Schroeder and Rev. Joel Voss, respectively. Both are eligible for re-election to another four-year term.Submit a Memorial to the ConventionThe deadline for submitting memorials to be printed in the Book of Reports and Memorials is Jan. 15, 2015. Memorials submitted after Jan. 15 and approved for convention consideration will be posted on the convention Web site, www.wels.net/2015synodconvention, if they are received by June 1, 2015. A memorial, usually composed of a series of “whereas” and “resolved” statements, is a formal petition to the synod convention that requests consideration for a particular item of business. Memorials may be submitted by synodical entities, congregations, circuits, conferences, or districts. They also may be submitted by individuals; no more than three signatures may accompany the memorial. Anyone wishing to lend individual support to a memorial can express such support in writing to the convention floor committee assigned to deal with the memorial.Send memorials to President’s Office, N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr, Waukesha WI 53188; or send via the Contact Us form with the subject "2015 Synod Convention Memorial."

  • 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.