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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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  • Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the war-horses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth. Zechariah 9:9-10If enemies of a nation are strong, the people rejoice to see a strong ruler take over. Maybe he will be able to defeat their enemies!When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, people imagined that he was the one who could defeat their enemies. But it gave them pause to see him gentle and riding on a donkey. That didn’t really exude power. And later, when they saw him hanging on a cross, they really had to wonder.My enemies are strong. I can’t escape death. Sometimes it seems like I can postpone it for a while, but you never know. And just when I think I have conquered some sin in my life, another one pops up and gives me trouble. In fact, there are so many things that go wrong that some evil force like the devil must be behind them. Why does God allow such things? I am directed to look to Jesus, hanging on a cross. Since he was righteous, he did not deserve to hang there. But God allowed it! He allowed this injustice so that Jesus could defeat my enemies.Jesus took my place in death and hell. Now, even when my body and soul separate, I know that my soul goes straight to heaven through faith in Jesus. I will never have to suffer hell with the devil. He is defeated.Jesus rose from the dead. That is all the proof that I need to know that I have peace with God the Father, and that peace could only exist if all of my sins are forgiven. That peace extends to all who believe in Jesus as Savior, all the way to the ends of the earth.That peace also gives me strength to struggle against sin as long as I live. I know that I will not be perfect this side of heaven, but sin no longer has to have mastery over me. Jesus has defeated it. Prayer:  I rejoice greatly, O Lord, that you have defeated my enemies. Give me eyes of faith to see your victory as you hung on the cross and rose from the dead. 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 - April 16, 2014 --Daily Devotion

  • Daily devotion from Zechariah 9:9-10. 20140416dev.mp3 Length:  3 minutes, 36 seconds Narrator:  Pastor Mike Hintz © 2014 Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. All Rights Reserved.

  • WELSTech is a podcast about how technology can be used to aid the work of the church. Martin and Sallie begin a new monthly DIY topic and faceoff to create smartphone stands on the cheap. They are also joined by Laura Harstad of Kingdom Workers to talk about volunteer ministry opportunities. Join the conversation at welstech.wels.net. Length:  55 minutes, 27 seconds Captioning:  None

Questions & Answers

  • Why does the WELS say that you have to believe all of Scripture when John 3:16 says it all? Answer:   As “the gospel in a nutshell,” John 3:16 certainly does summarize salvation very nicely.  Those words that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus explain clearly that God’s grace is behind people’s salvation.  God’s undeserved love, his grace, toward sinners moved him to send his Son into the world to live and die for them.  Salvation is God’s free gift through faith in Jesus.  Rejection of Jesus Christ merits eternal punishment in hell.While John 3:16 summarizes the gospel message beautifully, it does not address all the doctrines of the Bible.  Realizing that, you wonder why WELS maintains that we need to believe all of Scripture.  We hold that position because that is what Scripture itself teaches.  The title of your question (“Jesus is the only truth you need”) is helpful in understanding that.Jesus is the one who said, “Your word is truth” (John 17:17).  You notice that there are no qualifying words in Jesus’ statement; he did not say that some or most of God’s Word is truth.  He said, “Your word is truth.”  All of God’s Word is truth.  To hold another position is to deny Jesus’ words.  But he who is the Truth (John 14:6) has more to say on the subject.Jesus said, “The Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35).  Scripture is a unit.  People cannot “break” Scripture by pointing to one part as truth, another part as false and still another as “you decide if it’s true for you.”How important is it to believe all of Scripture?  Jesus said it is what defines discipleship.  “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples” (John 8:31).  And because the Lord wants all to be his disciples, he charged his followers to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).  The Christian Church is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others and teach the word of God.  You notice what kind of teaching is described:  “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  “Everything” rules out the idea that we can be selective in identifying some parts of Scripture as true and other parts as untruthful.If we go beyond Jesus’ recorded words in the gospels, we find God making this statement about his word:  “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-18).  All of Scripture was given by inspiration of God.  God gave the writers the very words to write (1 Corinthians 2:13).  God always speaks the truth (Numbers 23:19).In addition, Jesus condemned people like the Pharisees who added to and subtracted from his word (Matthew 23).  The New Testament epistles are filled with examples of groups and individuals who denied the truth of God’s word.  God’s consistent message is that his followers identify error and testify to the truth (Titus 1:10-11).  “All your words are true” (Psalm 119:160).  That was the God-pleasing attitude of the psalmist.  That attitude is pleasing to God still today.  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.     

  • Does Satan live outside time in the same way as God, and is he able to see everything before it happens, or is he trapped in the moment like us? Answer:  Only God is eternal.  As a fallen angel, Satan had a beginning to his existence but there will be no end to it—and no end to his suffering (Revelation 20:10).  As a spirit being, Satan is not affected by the dimension of time as human beings are.  Yet, the language of Scripture is that Satan knows that the time for his dastardly work is running out (Revelation 12:12).Only God is omniscient.  Satan’s knowledge is limited.  He acquires much information by his observation of human beings and how they react to temptations.  How thankful we are that Jesus Christ came into the world as the promised Messiah and crushed the serpent’s head (Genesis 3:15).  How thankful we are that we have God’s own promise of victory over Satan in the daily skirmishes of life (James 4:7).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

  • 2014-06-25 (All day) - 2014-06-28 (All day) 2014 WELS International Youth RallyJune 25-28University of Tennessee, Knoxvillewww.wels.net/eventsyouthrally@wels.net#welsyouthrallyFacebook: WELS International Youth RallyLearn more>

  • 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.