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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 Flowers...

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28th: Lindsey Jones

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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
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What's New in the WELS

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  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Romans 9:1-13. 20081031db.mp3 Length:  2 minutes, 54 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte

  • Romans 9:1-13 (NIV84)Romans 9God's Sovereign Choice 1I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit— 2I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of my own race, 4the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption as sons; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. 5Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised![a]Amen. 6It is not as though God's word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. 7Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham's children. On the contrary, "It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned."[b]8In other words, it is not the natural children who are God's children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham's offspring. 9For this was how the promise was stated: "At the appointed time I will return, and Sarah will have a son."[c] 10Not only that, but Rebekah's children had one and the same father, our father Isaac. 11Yet, before the twins were born or had done anything good or bad—in order that God's purpose in election might stand: 12not by works but by him who calls—she was told, "The older will serve the younger."[d]13Just as it is written: "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."[e]Footnotes:Romans 9:5 Or Christ, who is over all. God be forever praised! Or Christ. God who is over all be forever praised!Romans 9:7 Gen. 21:12Romans 9:9 Gen. 18:10,14Romans 9:12 Gen. 25:23Romans 9:13 Mal. 1:2,3Scripture 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 31 --Through My Bible In Three Years

  • Hymn of the WeekLord Jesus Christ, your pow’r make known,For you are Lord of lords alone;Defend your Christendom that weMay sing your praise eternally.O Comforter of priceless worth,Send peace and unity on earth.Support us in our final strife,And lead us out of death to life.(Christian Worship: A Lutheran Hymnal - Hymn 203, verses 3-4) Lord, keep us steadfast in Your Word!Martin Luther, the man who wrote these words, knew just how important God’s Word is.Maybe you’ve been where Luther had once been. He just wanted to be happy by knowing that God was happy with him. It seemed as though the best way to get there was to do the right thing. So he tried to do the right thing. He tried to be the best person he could be. But he still didn’t feel like God loved him. He tried harder. Still nothing. Eventually, Luther did something most people wouldn’t have done. He gave up a promising, high-paying career. He joined a monastery. He took vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity. He thought that this would finally give him the peace and happiness he was trying to find.  Even then, he found no comfort, no peace, no joy.For Martin Luther, the answer finally came from the pages of Scripture: “In the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed… the righteous will live by faith” (Romans 1:17). God used this Scripture passage to open Luther’s eyes. Happiness does indeed come from being righteous. But how does this happen? The gospel, the good news of Jesus the Savior, revealed to Luther that his righteousness came not from himself, but only from God.Yours does, too. It’s good to do good things, but the good things you do can’t make you or God truly happy. They don’t save you. Jesus already has.  You don’t have to fight for God’s love and acceptance. You already have it, through faith in Jesus. Every time you hear this gospel of Jesus, God fills you with true and lasting joy. And where is this gospel of Jesus to be found? Only in God’s Word. Prayer:  Lord, keep us steadfast in your Word. Amen.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 31, 2014 --Daily Devotion

Questions & Answers

  • Just read your article "Light for our path." Nov 2014 FIC. Your article left me with the impression that there will be heaven on a "new" earth, after judgement day. Is that to say that it will be the same orb that we now live in? I've never envisioned that, and would like to make sure that my thinking is on track. I've always believed that heaven (pre- and post-judgement) will be in a new heavenly realm. I know that when I die, my soul will go immediately to heaven with Jesus, and my soul will be reunited with my body (in heaven) after judgement day. I appreciate your time, and thanks for the article. Answer:  The Bible states that “the day of the Lord will come like a thief.  The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare…That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat.  But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (2 Peter 3:10, 12-13).  It is clear from this passage and others (Isaiah 65:17; 66:22;  Revelation 21:1) that on the last day this present world will pass away (Luke 21:33) and God will prepare “a new heaven and a new earth” for his people.The question that remains for us is whether God will 1) annihilate this present world and create another one, or 2) destroy this world without annihilating it and transform our present world into another one.  Total annihilation or transformation/renovation:  those are the legitimate options for understanding what the Bible says will take place on the last day.  Lutheran theologians and commentators have put forth support for both positions.  Because Scripture uses language and imagery of “renewal” (Matthew 19:28) and “rebirth” (Romans 8:21-22) in regard to this subject, there are probably more theologians who side with the transformation/renovation view.  Martin Luther was on that side.In the end—literally—it will not matter what specific course of action God takes on the last day.  The result will be a new, perfect world in which we will live with our glorified bodies (1 Corinthians 15:35-57).  How wonderful it is for us to know that whenever our lives on this earth do come to an end, we will be with the Lord forever.  You and I have that confidence because salvation—from beginning to end—is God’s doing.  It is his gift received through Spirit-worked faith.  I hope this answers your question.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'm writing a paper on Exodus chapter 3, and we need to explain the basic meaning. I understand it is on the burning bush but I don't know a lot on the text. Just need some information on the text. Answer:  I have to be careful that I do not get myself—or you—into trouble with your teacher by providing too much help!  You could get good information on the chapter by consulting “Exodus” in The People’s Bible commentary series.  The book may be available from your pastor or in your church library.  If you are looking for an online source, Kretzmann’s Popular Commentary may give you some insight.  I wish you well with your assignment.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.