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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!

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What's New in the WELS

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  • It was not with perishable things…that you were redeemed. 1 Peter 1:18In the corner of a museum in Springfield, Illinois, there is a special room where people enter quietly. In that room there is a clear, glass case. The case has special lighting. The interior of the case keeps a specific temperature and a specific level of humidity. All of this technology is necessary because of what the case contains. Inside that case is Abraham Lincoln’s stovepipe hat.  As you view this hat, there are two features that may jump out at you. One is that, on the hat’s brim, you can see wear marks from the first two fingers of Mr. Lincoln’s right hand from all the times he tipped his hat in greeting or held it steady in a stiff wind. The second feature is more sobering. It is the simple fact that the hat looks old. For all the efforts to preserve the hat’s condition, the passage of time has still made its impact. With age has come deterioration. As time goes on, the deterioration will continue. Deterioration does not just strike famous hats of former presidents, of course. Everything in this sinful, fallen world deteriorates. Everything wears out. Everything is perishable. And so when God chose to buy us back from the curse of our sin, the payment price could not be something perishable. It could not be something of fleeting, temporary value. That’s why God sent his Son. As a result, God’s forgiveness of your sins will not deteriorate. The peace you possess in Christ will not expire. The Lord’s promises to you will never perish. Not because of a museum’s preservation technology, but because of the perfect life, death and resurrection of the Son of God.  Prayer:  Heavenly Father, because of Jesus, your promises to me will never perish. In troubled times, comfort me with this truth. AmenToday's Devotion is brought to you by WELS and www.WhatAboutJesus.com. This devotion was selected from the Daily Devotion archive. 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 - April 25, 2015 --Daily Devotion

  • Daily devotion from 1 Peter 1:18. 20110511dev.mp3 Length:  3 minutes Narrator:  Pastor Mike Hintz

  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Deuteronomy 6. 20090425db.mp3 Length:  4 minutes, 23 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte © Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. All Rights Reserved.

Questions & Answers

  • Hello! I heard an interesting comment on the radio that baptism is a gracious act of God. The speaker had an interesting way of explaining how it is a gift from God vs. something we do. (It was in explanation to the question about people who believe in baptism when they are ready to make the choice vs. being "forced" to as an infant.) Is that accurate? Answer:  Yes.  Baptism is a gracious act by which God comes to people through water and the Word and brings blessings into their lives (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3; Titus 3:5-7; 1 Peter 3:21).  When people deny the power of God in the sacraments (baptism and the Lord’s Supper) and consider them only “ordinances,” then the emphasis is on them and what they do.  When we recognize the power of God in the sacraments, then the emphasis will rightly be on our gracious God.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 was speaking with someone who was not familiar with the Lutheran church. During our discussion, she asked if we were part of the early Protestant movement. I wasn't sure how to answer because I was told at one time that we did not consider ourselves to be Protestant. I know that Luther started the Reformation. I was also wondering if we consider ourselves part of the Protestants when people refer to Catholics and Protestants. Answer:  The term “Protestant” goes back to the Second Diet of Speyer in 1529.  The First Diet of Speyer in 1526 set aside the Edict of Worms and empowered Lutheran princes to establish Lutheran churches in their territories.  The Second Diet of Speyer in 1529 reversed those decisions, prompting some of the Lutheran princes to protest the decision (“protesting estates,” hence, “Protestant”).  Originally, then, the term Protestant described people who sided with Luther who protested the decisions of the Second Diet of Speyer in 1529.  Today many understand that term to describe all Christians who are not Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox.  Because confessional Lutheranism differs greatly from other churches that are under the umbrella of Protestantism, especially in the area of the sacraments, we would choose not to use that term to describe ourselves.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

  • 2015-07-09 (All day) - 2015-07-11 (All day) This conference will be held at the Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center, Waukesha, Wis.Learn how technology can aid the ministry efforts of churches, schools, individuals, and other gospel-sharing organizations at WELSTech Conference 2015Over 50 sessions and six preconference workshopsPresentation topics will include the effective use of social networks, worship technologies, introducing tablets and Chromebooks in the classroom, networking, Web site building, productivity, and many moreKeynote speakers: Wisconsin Lutheran College professor, David Tess, and award-winning filmmaker, Steve BoettcherSign up now!Registration ends June 1, 2015.> Learn more

  • 2015-06-15 (All day) - 2015-06-18 (All day) This conference is being held at Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee, Wis., and is for anyone who desires to grow and strengthen their school leadership abilities.Learn and grow from keynote presenters Timothy Glende, pastor at St. Peter in Appleton, WI; Todd Whitaker, author and professional development and education consultant; and Willow Sweeney, author and member of the developing team of the Top 20 Training program. Preconferences offered June 15 on school-based outreach, technology in the classroom, and sensory and brain development for early childhood ministry.One-Day Pass option June 17.Discounts offered through May 1 with additional discounts to current CLS Supplemental Contributing Schools.Worship with Koiné.Laugh with comedy improv team Fish Sticks.Online registration opens February 1.Make plans to attend!> Learn moreFollow on Facebook and Twitter.

  • 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." Resources Synod Convention delegate book Register online now