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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

March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

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March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
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March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

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February Snacks...

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March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

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March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

1st:
8th:
15th:
22nd:

See a name missing?


March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

See a name missing?


March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

1st:
8th:
15th:
22nd:

See a name missing?


March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

See a name missing?


March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

1st:
8th:
15th:
22nd:

See a name missing?


March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

See a name missing?


March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

1st:
8th:
15th:
22nd:

See a name missing?


March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

See a name missing?


March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

1st:
8th:
15th:
22nd:

See a name missing?


March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

See a name missing?


March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

1st:
8th:
15th:
22nd:

See a name missing?


March Ushers...

Josh Sturtevant
&
Paul Lebrun

See a name missing?


March Flowers...

1st: Mears'
8th: Virginia Bogue
15th: Walker's
22nd: Maryellen Doe
29th:

See a name missing?


March Counters...

1st: Dale C. & Larry V.
8th: Dave S. & Larry W.
15th: Tim J. & Alan S.
22nd: Boyd M. & Larry R.
29th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

See a name missing?


March Acolytes...

1st: Lilly Mears
8th: Zachery McPheron
15th: Faith Stevens
22nd: Dominic Jones
29th: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


February Snacks...

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8th:
15th:
22nd:

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What's New in the WELS

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  • "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew 26:28No Contract NecessaryLet’s say you want a new, top-of-the-line mobile phone. You don’t have the money to buy it, but the company selling it wants your business. So they make you a deal. They will let you have the phone if you agree to pay for it and the use of it over the course of two years. If you fail to make a payment or if you back out of the deal early, you must pay a penalty.We would rather not enter into a contract like that, but many of us have no choice.Something else we want, even more than a phone, is to be loved. But friends forsake, spouses betray, parents disappoint, and children turn away. Only God’s love is perfect, and he wants us to have it.Here’s the amazing deal: God doesn’t coldly offer us a bi-lateral contract which we will resent later. If we think that mobile phone contracts are stringent, God’s legal stipulations would be impossible. You see, in order to earn God’s perfect love, God’s law says that you must be perfect. But we are completely corrupted by sin. A loving relationship with God based on a two-sided contract is impossible for us.So instead, God offers us his love through a unilateral covenant. To show us just how much he loves us and how much he wants to share his love with us, God makes a one-sided promise: he meets the requirements for us and pays the penalty for our failures. The God-Man, Jesus, gave God the perfect obedience he demands. And he paid our penalty, once for all, by his death on the cross. Jesus’ blood, shed on the cross, sealed the deal. His blood signs the covenant that holds us in an unbreakable bond with God.Believe it, and rejoice to be counted as a forgiven child of God. And if you are in doubt of God’s love for you, come to the Lord’s Supper. There, God assures you of his love as you receive, together with the bread and wine, the very body and blood that Jesus offered on the cross for your forgiveness. Prayer:  Lord Jesus, I rejoice that the sin which once separated me from God’s love was paid for in love by you. Amen.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 - March 27, 2015 --Daily Devotion

  • Daily devotion from Matthew 26:28. 20150327dev.mp3 Length:  3 minutes, 20 seconds Narrator:  Pastor Mike Hintz

  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Numbers 27, 36. 20090327db.mp3 Length:  6 minutes, 33 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte

Questions & Answers

  • Jesus explains his use of parables in Mark 4:11-12: "...But to those on the outside everything is said in parables so that they may be ever seeing but never perceiving, and ever hearing but never understanding, otherwise they might turn and be forgiven." Isaiah 6 and Matthew 13 contain similar wording. Doesn't Jesus want people to repent and become believers? Answer:  Definitely.  Jesus does want people to repent and become believers through the converting work of the Holy Spirit (1 Timothy 2:3-4).  What we have in the Bible sections you cited is a judgment of God upon hardened hearts.  When people come into contact with God’s word, there can be different results.  People can be brought to faith in Christ or strengthened in the faith, or they can continue in their natural rejection of God’s truths.  God’s word is never spread in vain.  Through Isaiah God made that vividly clear.  “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth:  It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:10-11).  The time can come when God delivers a harsh judgment on people in reaction to their unbelief.  That time came in Isaiah’s ministry (Isaiah 6) and Jesus’ ministry (Mark 4).  To people who had their minds made up (and their hearts closed) that Jesus and his ministry were nothing, the Lord would speak in parables.  Through the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit Jesus’ followers would continue to derive understanding from those parables, but Jesus’ enemies would find them void of meaning.  Again, this is a judgment of God upon people’s unbelief; God is reacting to their hardened unbelief.  Since you and I are not privy to judgments like these, we share God’s word to all people in the hope and prayer that the message will be received in Spirit-worked faith.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. 

  • In reading Ezra in the Kretzmann Commentary, I see in the introduction the sentence ". . . God's promise to bring His people back to Palestine." The Bible reading refers to the exiles returning to Jerusalem in Judea. Going back further to their entrance into the Land of Canaan, is Canaan considered a part/state/section of Palestine? Some maps show Palestine and others do not. Very confusing. Answer:  It can get confusing, but those names, by and large, are pointing to the same territory.  “Canaan” is an early name for that territory, describing where the Canaanites lived.  This was the promised land for Israel.“Judea” references the southern part of the land of Israel—the area in which Jerusalem is located.“Palestine” is a later word that approximates the area known as Canaan or Israel.  It is a word that is associated with “Philistia.”  Philistia originally referred to the coastal area region, but then it was broadened to include what we know as Israel.  So, is Canaan a part/state/section of Palestine?  The two names are years removed from one another, but they largely reference the same territory.   I hope this helps.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 more

  • 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."