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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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Dale Carlton
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Dale Carlton
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May Flowers...

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May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

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May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

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May Snacks...

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May Ushers...

Dale Carlton
&
Bob Walker

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May Flowers...

3rd: Stevens'
10th:
17th: Lebrun's
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

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May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

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May Snacks...

3rd:
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May Ushers...

Dale Carlton
&
Bob Walker

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May Flowers...

3rd: Stevens'
10th:
17th: Lebrun's
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

See a name missing?


May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

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May Snacks...

3rd:
10th:
17th:
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Ushers...

Dale Carlton
&
Bob Walker

See a name missing?


May Flowers...

3rd: Stevens'
10th:
17th: Lebrun's
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

See a name missing?


May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

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May Snacks...

3rd:
10th:
17th:
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Ushers...

Dale Carlton
&
Bob Walker

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May Flowers...

3rd: Stevens'
10th:
17th: Lebrun's
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

See a name missing?


May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


May Snacks...

3rd:
10th:
17th:
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Ushers...

Dale Carlton
&
Bob Walker

See a name missing?


May Flowers...

3rd: Stevens'
10th:
17th: Lebrun's
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

See a name missing?


May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

See a name missing?


May Snacks...

3rd:
10th:
17th:
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Ushers...

Dale Carlton
&
Bob Walker

See a name missing?


May Flowers...

3rd: Stevens'
10th:
17th: Lebrun's
24th:
31st:

See a name missing?


May Counters...

3rd: Tim J. & Alan S.
10th: Dianne M. & Diane Z.
17th: Boyd M. & Larry R.
24th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.
31st: Dale C. & Larry V.

See a name missing?


May Acolytes...

3rd: Ayden Persicke
10th: Dominic Jones
17th: Ayden Persicke
24th: Dominic Jones
31st: Ayden Persicke

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What's New in the WELS

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  • When he [the Counselor] comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment. John 16:8It is never easy to serve as a witness in a court room. The challenge starts when the oath is taken to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” After the testimony is given, an even greater challenge follows. It is the cross-examination. Here attorneys from either the defense or the prosecution will try to find flaws in the testimony. Certainty of facts will be questioned, as will eye-witness accounts. Even the reliability of the witness will be scrutinized. It is a stressful process, but it becomes necessary to either refute or convince.It is interesting that Jesus chooses this concept to explain the work of the Holy Spirit, who is the Counselor. When he comes, he will cross-examine the world and its testimony about sin, righteousness and judgment. It is a cross-examination to which I need to pay careful attention.It is easy for me to adopt the world’s wisdom and ways. I downplay the severity of my disobedience. I lower God’s standard for my life. I maintain false notions about Judgment Day. However, will my adherence to these ways pass the Counselor’s cross-examination?Worldly ways and wisdom will be refuted when compared to the wisdom that comes from God’s Word. The truth will always stand. It will clearly define God’s position on sin, righteousness and judgment. God’s truth is that I deserve his sentence of eternal punishment for my sin. My righteous works will never measure up to God’s perfect standard. It is impossible for me to stand on my own accomplishments on the Day of Judgment.With worldly ways and wisdom refuted, I cling to the truth God provides. That truth directly leads me to Jesus. Through his work as my Savior, I am forgiven. Through his sinless life of obedience, I am clothed with his righteousness. Through his humiliation and exaltation, I am declared not guilty and ready for Judgment Day. What Jesus has done will always stand as true, and will always stand up under cross-examination.That is why I put my confidence in Jesus alone. He is my Savior from sin. He is my righteousness. He is my Rock and my Hope. He also assures me, when I put my confidence in him, I will never be put to shame. Prayer:  O blessed Savior, you have promised to send me your Holy Spirit. Fill me with his power. Lead me through his counsel. Strengthen me with his presence, so that I never fail or fall. Amen.Today'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 - May 24, 2015 --Daily Devotion

  • Daily devotion from John 16:8. 20110613dev.mp3 Length:  4 minutes Narrator:  Pastor Mike Hintz

  • Listen as Pastor David Witte reads from Mark 14:26-52. 01-0524db.mp3 Length:  4 minutes, 33 seconds Narrator:  Pastor David Witte © Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. All Rights Reserved.

Questions & Answers

  • We had the first Bible reading from Acts 1:15-26 today and in that reading it states: "(With the reward he got for his wickedness, Judas bought a field; there he fell headlong, his body burst open and all his intestines spilled out.)" How does this fit in with Matthew's account that we are all very familiar with, that Judas went out and hanged himself? I am confused!! Answer:  Imagine how two different people might approach your question.  One person believes that the Bible is filled with errors and contradictions.  That person looks at your question and says, “Well, what do you expect?  Here is one of those contradictions in the Bible.”  Another person has been convinced by the Holy Spirit to believe what Jesus says, “Your word is truth” (John 17:17).  That person looks at your question and says, “Since the Bible is true and does not contain contradictions, both accounts are true.  It’s just a matter of me trying to understand how they can both be true.”When we take that latter approach, we can make sense of the two accounts.  Judas did hang himself (Matthew 27:5), but it looks from the Acts 1 account that he hanged himself in a location and in a manner whereby his body became detached from those items that he used to hang himself and his body fell down a cliff.  Both accounts are true.  Understood together, they provide the complete picture of what happened.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.

  • John 12:47-48 “If anyone hears my words but does not keep them, I do not judge that person. For I did not come to judge the world, but to save the world. 48 There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. 1 Corinthians 6:2 Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? John 5:22 Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son 1 Peter 1:17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially The above passages are pointed to as an example of contradictions in the Bible. Are they? To a layman, they are certainly confusing. Thanks Answer:  You question illustrates how important context is:  the immediate context of a given passage and the wider context of Scripture.In John 12:44 and following, Jesus explained his connection to his heavenly Father and the gospel.  He said that people’s attitudes toward him were a reflection of their attitudes toward his heavenly Father and the gospel.  When Jesus said that he “did not come to judge the world, but to save it” (John 12:47), he was highlighting the reason why he came into the world:  John 3:16.  Jesus came into the world as the fulfillment of all the prophecies of the Messiah.  He came to “seek and to save what was lost” (Luke 19:10).  Because Jesus will be the judge on the last day (Matthew 25:31-46), he can accurately say that his “words” (John 12:48) will judge people, because his words—the Bible—clearly portray him as Savior.  People who have been led to believe God’s word about Jesus will enjoy eternity with God.  People who rejected God’s word about Jesus will bring down condemnation on themselves.1 Corinthians 6:2 – The context here is that some of the Christians in Corinth were taking each other to court in lawsuits.  The apostle Paul instructed the Corinthians to settle their differences peacefully because, after all, they were dealing with trivial matters.  In the future, on the last day, they would be involved in a greater “court case,” the judgment of all people.  They—and all Christians—would be involved in that judgment in the sense that as God’s children his will is their will.  As the Lord renders his verdict, his people will participate in that judgment.  Jesus even spoke of his disciples “judging the twelve tribes of Israel” (Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30).  John 5:22 – The Father has entrusted Jesus with the final judgment.  That is appropriate since it is people’s attitude toward Jesus and his gospel that determines where people will spend eternity.1 Peter 1:17 – Judgment belongs to God:  God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  While the Father has entrusted judgment to his Son, the Father is still involved in judgment.  The passages you selected look at judgment from different angles; there is no contradiction.  Collectively, they tell us that God, through his Son, will judge all people on the last day.  Judgment will be based on people’s attitude toward Jesus and his gospel.  When it comes to the judgment of the condemned, Christians will participate in that judgment.  How wonderful to know and believe that “since we have been justified [declared ‘not guilty’] through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).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 8 with additional discounts to current CLS Supplemental Contributing Schools.Worship with Koiné.Laugh with comedy improv team Fish Sticks.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 was Jan. 15, 2015. Memorials submitted after Jan. 15 and approved for convention consideration will be posted on the convention website, www.wels.net/2015synodconvention, if they are received by June 15, 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 2015 Book of Reports and Memorials Synod Convention delegate book Register online now Nominees for election Delegates Voting Delegates Floor Committees Advisory Delegates