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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.

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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).

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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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21st: Body M. & Larry R.
28th: Robin C. & Maryellen D.

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What's New in the WELS

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  • The Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa is being monitored by our WELS Missions staff. A recent decision was made to call off planned travel for members of the Africa Administrative Committee to Nigeria during October; however, the Ebola outbreak there has ended. We are thankful that our mission work in Cameroon, Malawi, and Zambia has not been affected at this time. We are in contact with the US State Department’s resources in these countries, and will continue to reevaluate the safety of our mission teams, national church leaders, and members especially as they travel throughout the continent.Please join us in praying that the Lord keep our workers, members, and staff safe in our Africa mission fields. We pray also that the Lord will provide relief according to his will for all who are suffering in countries touched by the Ebola virus outbreak.Missions

  • The Ebola virus outbreak in Western Africa is being monitored by our WELS Missions staff. A recent decision was made to call off planned travel for members of the Africa Administrative Committee to Nigeria during October; however, the Ebola outbreak there has ended. We are thankful that our mission work in Cameroon, Malawi, and Zambia has not been affected at this time. We are in contact with the US State Department’s resources in these countries, and will continue to reevaluate the safety of our mission teams, and national church leaders and members especially as they travel throughout the continent.Please join us in praying that the Lord keep our workers, members, and staff safe in our Africa mission fields. Wepray also that the Lord will provide relief according to his will for all who are suffering in countries touched by the Ebola virus outbreak.Missions

  • Romans 4:1-15 (NIV84)Romans 4Abraham Justified by Faith 1What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather, discovered in this matter? 2If, in fact, Abraham was justified by works, he had something to boast about—but not before God. 3What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."[a] 4Now when a man works, his wages are not credited to him as a gift, but as an obligation. 5However, to the man who does not work but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness. 6David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the man to whom God credits righteousness apart from works:  7"Blessed are they       whose transgressions are forgiven,       whose sins are covered.  8Blessed is the man       whose sin the Lord will never count against him."[b] 9Is this blessedness only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? We have been saying that Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness. 10Under what circumstances was it credited? Was it after he was circumcised, or before? It was not after, but before! 11And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. So then, he is the father of all who believe but have not been circumcised, in order that righteousness might be credited to them. 12And he is also the father of the circumcised who not only are circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised. 13It was not through law that Abraham and his offspring received the promise that he would be heir of the world, but through the righteousness that comes by faith. 14For if those who live by law are heirs, faith has no value and the promise is worthless, 15because law brings wrath. And where there is no law there is no transgression.Footnotes:Romans 4:3 Gen. 15:6; also in verse 22Romans 4:8 Psalm 32:1,2Scripture 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 - Oct 22 --Through My Bible In Three Years

Questions & Answers

  • After reading "Bible Basics" in the Bible Discovery Series I have a question. The Northern Tribes kept the name Israel, and in 722 BC the Assyrians "transported the people of Israel to other places in their empire". page 39. The Northern Tribes are never heard of again. Why in Christ's time is it that King Herod is called the ruler of Israel? page 50 Thank you. Answer:  After King Solomon’s death, Israel split into two kingdoms.  The ten northern tribes became known as Israel and, as you pointed out, the Assyrians deported those tribes.  The two southern tribes (Judah and Benjamin) became known as Judah.  The Babylonians deported those tribes in several deportations.  After 70 years, some Jews returned to Jerusalem.  Those terms of “Israel” and “Judah” were not hard-and-fast designations in the Bible.  For example, after the Babylonian captivity came to an end, the Bible describes people from the two southern tribes as “Israelites” (cf. Ezra 6:16; 9:1; 10:1-2; Nehemiah 11:3).  With that background in mind, “Israel” in New Testament books can refer to the physical territory where the Israelites of old lived (cf. Matthew 2:20-21).  The author of the book you referenced has that in mind when he speaks of Jews returning to “their homeland” in places like pages 40, 41 and 47.Glad you are using resources like the Bible Discovery Series books.  Northwestern Publishing House has many good books to assist our Bible reading and study.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 know that under the subject I've entitled my subject in the form of a question. The reason for this is that I really feel we should be reunited (WELS) with the LCMS. I feel it was senseless for the split that took place over fifty years ago to be fruitless. After all, I did some research into the matter and found when the WELS split with LCMS it wasn't based on God's Holy Word. It's time that the WELS mend fences with the LCMS, because there really is absolutely no reason for this. Start talking about reuniting the two Lutheran church bodies like it was years ago. The same could be said of also the ELS in reuniting with the LCMS. After all, we need to remember this and that's: What would Jesus do? So let's stop the judging by creating divisions among the Lutherans and reunite again. In so doing I feel and I pray would sure hope that God would be very pleased that WELS, LCMS, and the ELS can function as one big Lutheran church body and cut out this spiritual war. Love one another just as I have loved you as Christ once said. Answer:  The decision of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod to suspend fellowship with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) in 1961 is well documented and scripturally supported.  The doctrine and practice of church fellowship was the presenting issue that led to the split between the two synods.  There is much to read on this topic at the Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Essay File.  A Forward in Christ article nicely summarizes the issues.  You will be glad to know that in 2012 and 2013 representatives of both synods met informally to clarify and understand each other’s positions better. (Representatives of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod also attended the 2013 meeting.) Another meeting is planned for this year.  A 2013 synodical convention resolution that addressed this matter resolved:  “That we encourage our leadership in conjunction with the Commission on Inter-Church Relations (CICR) to continue discussions with the LCMS to strive for true unity based on full agreement in doctrine and practice, and that we pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and bless these efforts to God’s glory and for the benefit of his church.”  That remains our prayer.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

  • 2015-07-27 (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."

  • 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.