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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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7th: Diane Z. & Diane M.
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28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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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...

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14th: Lilly Mears
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What's New in the WELS

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  • Psalm 37:21-40 (NIV84) 21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,        but the righteous give generously; 22 those the LORD blesses will inherit the land,        but those he curses will be cut off. 23 If the LORD delights in a man's way,        he makes his steps firm; 24 though he stumble, he will not fall,        for the LORD upholds him with his hand. 25 I was young and now I am old,        yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken        or their children begging bread. 26 They are always generous and lend freely;        their children will be blessed. 27 Turn from evil and do good;        then you will dwell in the land forever. 28 For the LORD loves the just        and will not forsake his faithful ones.        They will be protected forever,        but the offspring of the wicked will be cut off; 29 the righteous will inherit the land        and dwell in it forever. 30 The mouth of the righteous man utters wisdom,        and his tongue speaks what is just. 31 The law of his God is in his heart;        his feet do not slip. 32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,        seeking their very lives; 33 but the LORD will not leave them in their power        or let them be condemned when brought to trial. 34 Wait for the LORD        and keep his way.        He will exalt you to inherit the land;        when the wicked are cut off, you will see it. 35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man        flourishing like a green tree in its native soil, 36 but he soon passed away and was no more;        though I looked for him, he could not be found. 37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;        there is a future [a]for the man of peace. 38 But all sinners will be destroyed;        the future [b]of the wicked will be cut off. 39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;        he is their stronghold in time of trouble. 40 The LORD helps them and delivers them;        he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,        because they take refuge in him.Footnotes:Psalm 37:37 Or there will be posterity Psalm 37:38 Or posterity Scripture 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 - Dec 20 --Through My Bible In Three Years

  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Psalm 37:21-40. 20081220db.mp3 Length:  3 minutes, 17 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte

  • WELS President Mark Schroeder shares a Christmas message about the perfect gift. Length:  2 minutes, 25 seconds Captioning:  None

Questions & Answers

  • Are women allowed to be voting members of WELS ? Answer:  Elsewhere on this Web site you will find This We Believe:  A Statement of Belief of the WELS.  The “Church and Ministry” section addresses your question on the basis of Scripture:  “We believe that women may participate in offices and activities of the public ministry except where that work involves authority over men (1 Timothy 2:11,12). This means that women may not serve as pastors nor participate in assemblies of the church in ways that exercise authority over men (1 Corinthians 11:3; 14:33-35).”  One of those assemblies is the voters’ assembly.While women in WELS congregations do not cast votes in voters’ assemblies, that does not speak at all to their status in God’s sight.  Scripture says to Christians:  “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ.  If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:26-29).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.

  • How should our WELS congregations view active, non-WELS Christians within their communities (i.e. Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Catholic, ELCA, etc)? I’ve discussed this question with several WELS pastors through the years. In regard to fellowship practices, it's been unanimous that the beliefs of such Christians are spiritually dangerous and we should guard ourselves against giving any suggestion of unity or support to their beliefs. However, in regard to evangelism practices, I've received differing viewpoints from pastors. Some view such Christians as evangelism prospects because what they believe is spiritually dangerous and may even have eternal consequences. Others see such Christians as children of God and heirs of eternal life, so they are not evangelism prospects for our WELS congregations. Some even say it would be “sheep stealing” to make such Christians evangelism prospects. How does WLS teach pastors to view non-WELS Christians in regard to evangelism practices? Should our congregations and pastors regard them as evangelism prospects, or simply “sheep of another pasture”? Answer:  While I am a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (WLS), I do not teach there.  Since you were interested in knowing what Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary specifically teaches future pastors about evangelism practices with regard to “active, non-WELS Christians,” I asked for a response from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.  The following response is courtesy of Professor Daniel Leyrer, who is responsible for formal Evangelism instruction at the Seminary:“Proselytizing (or ‘sheep stealing’) is the practice of making contact with and preaching to active Christian members of heterodox churches in order to move them from their Christian church into our Christian church.  It’s a practice we avoid for a couple of reasons.  First, it denies the doctrine of The Church by suggesting that Christianity can only exist within WELS congregations.  Such a suggestion is neither scriptural not confessional (cf. Augsburg Confession, Article VII).  Second, proselytizing violates the call the heterodox minister has to serve by seeking to sever the bond established by that call.“However, I italicized the three words ‘in order to’ in the paragraph above to make a point.  The purpose or intent of our action is key in determining when evangelizing crosses the line into proselytizing.  Proclaiming the gospel to a Christian of another fellowship because I have been asked to give an answer concerning the hope that I have (cf. 1 Peter 3:15) is not proselytizing.  Proclaiming the gospel to the public at large through multi-media outreach is not proselytizing.  Serving my neighbor by providing good Christian education through my church school, and in the process proclaiming the gospel in that school, is not proselytizing.  And if an active member of a heterodox Christian church makes a decision to leave their church and join ours after receiving gospel instruction in our midst by their choice, I will chalk that up not to proselytizing, but the Spirit’s working through gospel proclamation. “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 Conference Center, Waukesha, 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."