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16790 Van Wagoner St
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 846-8556

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am
Sundays 10am 


Sunday, February 1, 2015

What do you treasure the most in your life? However you answer that question will reveal where your heart is at and what it is that you serve. This Sunday we continue our series, Heaven’s King Has Come to Reign, with our message, “Seek Not the World’s Goods, But the King’s Reign” based on Matthew 6:7-13, 19-34.

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are in celebration of Mike Williams' Birthday!
Sponsorships for 2015 Altar Flowers are now available to reserve at the Information Center.


We’ve raised $1715 toward the Kids Against Hunger event (including the $900 we received in coins!!)! Thrivent has also donated $500 to make our total $2115! Our goal is $4200. If you would like to still make a contribution, please mark your donation “KAH” and place it in our offering baskets by Sunday, February 7th. 

Kid’s Against Hunger Family Mission Event returning!

Everyone is welcome to join our 2.52 & Fray kids for this family fun mission event on Wednesday, February 11th at 6pm. A $2 dinner will be available starting at 5:15pm (If you are planning to join us for the meal, please RSVP). Meal packaging event will begin at 6pm. Many helpers needed! Let us know you want to help by either calling the office at 616-846-8556, writing it on Sunday’s Connection Card or signing up at the Information Center.

Lunch with Pastor

If you are visiting Lakeshore Fellowship and want to know more about who we are or just want to meet the Pastor; you are welcome to an informal lunch on Sunday, February 15th at 12:30pm in the Worship Center at Lakeshore! This is a great opportunity! Please RSVP by Monday, February 9th to our office at 616-846-8556. We look forward to meeting you!

Ash Wednesday Fish Fry & Worship

Wednesday, February 18th at 5:30pm, join us for our second annual Fish Fry to gather as a family and enjoy a meal together. Ash Wednesday service begins at 7pm in the Worship Center.

Discovery Class

If you want to learn more about Lakeshore Fellowship and its values, are interested in membership here at Lakeshore Fellowship, or recently transferred here from another LCMS church, we welcome and encourage you to sign up! Pastor Chris will be hosting these classes on Wednesdays, February 25th – March 25th from 7-8:30pm. Please RSVP by calling the office (616-846-8566) or check your Connection Card this coming Sunday to say you’ll be there!

Grand Haven Cross Info

Hope you have the chance to see the article that is scheduled to appear in the Tribune on Saturday about the Cross on Dewey Hill from Lutheran Hour Ministries devotions. This is a wonderful explanation about the outcome - that as Christians, we need not be concerned about the cross being replaced!! We can all certainly view the "anchor" differently from now on. They were able to remove the Cross from the Heart of Grand Haven, but they can’t remove Christ from our Hearts!

Captive Free Returning to Lakeshore Fellowship!

We will host a Captive Free weekend event here March 13-15! More details coming soon, however we need to secure host homes for 3 girls. If you have a room or two available in your home, starting Friday, March 13th in the evening through Sunday, March 15th in the morning, please contact Jayne in the office at 616-846-8556. (We have already placed the 2 guys!)

Community Group Challenge

One of our community groups (Empty Nesters) would like to challenge all other community groups with either serving one time at the Muskegon Supper House and/or financially support one dinner ($150). For those who don’t know, Lakeshore Fellowship sends a group of 10 volunteers once per month (on the second Monday of the month at 4pm) to serve food. We also pay for that meal which is $150. Anyone or group that would like to join in on this challenge, please make your contribution, noting that it is to go toward “Supper House” (also let us know what group you belong to). The challenge is ongoing until February 22nd! Our goal is to raise enough funds to support March – December 2015 ($1500).

The Church Extension Fund (CEF)

CEF has been blessed with another year of healthy growth and sent Lakeshore a rebate check of $1879 (calculated as a 1/4 % interest rebate on the outstanding balance of $ 468,787 mortgage.) If you would like to invest in the Church Extension Fund, contact our CEF representative Milt Boeger or Jayne Platz in the church office. Information about CEF is also available in the Atrium’s Track Rack.

Need Prayer?

At the end of worship you are invited to come to the Prayer Room (the door in the Worship Center next to the Kitchen) and receive prayer for whatever need you may be facing. 

2015 Giving Envelopes are Here!

We hope you enjoy the newer booklet style envelopes. This new style allows for easier storage (like in a glove box or file drawer), you can keep track of contributions (checkbook style), and all written contribution information will be kept confidential – once the flap has been secured. Finally, these new envelopes are mailable (in case you miss a Sunday). Please pick up your family’s envelopes in the Atrium this Sunday.

Contribution Statements for Tax Purposes

Your family contribution statements for 2014 giving have been sent out via email. Anyone without an email, will have received a paper copy in the U.S.P.S. mail.  Please contact the office if you have not yet received your statement (616-846-8556). Thank you!

Lutheran Heritage and Romantic Germany

Pastor Chris and Tracy Boehnke and Pastor Dieter and Ruth Haupt will be hosting a 13-day trip to Germany from September 25 to October 7, 2015. This will be an opportunity not only to see beautiful sights in Germany, but also to tour the places that were significant for the Lutheran Reformation as we celebrate its 500th Anniversary. Information brochures about the trip are available at the Information Center.

Pastoral Care

Are you going into the hospital for surgery? Are you experiencing a crisis in your life? Do you have a need for pastoral care? If you would like someone from the Elder and Deaconess Team, including Pastor Chris, to contact you by phone, have a prayer of healing with you, or make a visit with you to pray and support you with the Word of God, please contact Jayne at the church office (616-846-8556; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them…” James 5:14

Prayer Line

Lakeshore Fellowship greatly values the power of prayer and encourages the members to pray for each other! We have a prayer line that is managed by Marge Lembke. If you desire to pray for the needs of others, please indicate your wish to be added to the prayer line on this Sunday's Connection Card or contact Jayne in the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556).


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Audio Messages

Are now available on our website by as early as Monday (but no later than Wednesday) following Sunday's message! Check out this great tool at


ATTENTION All Expectant Parents (or New Parents)

Please let us know you are expecting a new bundle of JOY...we want to bless you with a complementary book "Pure Joy". (One book per family) Please contact Colleen Dierolf at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday Nursery

During our 9am worship service, we allow parents to use our unsupervised nursery. The room has speakers that allow you to hear all that is going on in the Worship Center. The nursery also has a private room designed for nursing mothers. During our 10:45am worship service, our nursery provides a safe, supervised, and loving environment for children, so that parents can feel comfortable as they attend worship. It is located in the ARK and is open during our 10:45am worship service for ages birth-18months. Additionally, children 18-36 months are welcome to join together in our Toddler Room. 

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry)

Meets Sunday mornings at 10:45am in the ARK! Kids learn a Bible story, create a craft, sing songs, have a snack, and play games all while learning God's Word!!

Parents: Please pick your children up immediately after the service so that your child's teacher can have time to fellowship too.

Allergies or Special Needs

Parents we want to keep all our children safe. If your child has food allergies or special needs, please let us know so that we can make name tags with an alert on them and let your child’s teacher know. 

Extra Helpers Needed in BAM

If you could serve on Sunday per month with K-1 or 2-4 graders, please talk with Colleen. Thanks!

OneHouse "The Hangout"

Fray and MOVE students can HANOUT together between services on Sunday mornings. Enjoy a snack, play some games, have a beverage and spend time with friends!!!

2.52 Children's Ministry (Preschool - 4th Grade)

Join us each week for our brand new series, Blast Off! The Outer Limits, where we are taking at trip our of this world to learn about some of God’s promises that are true for all time! Wednesdays starting with a $2 dinner at 5:30pm and event beginning at 6:15pm.

Mark Your Calendars! Faith Legacy Pre-Teen Retreats

Mother/Daughter Retreat is scheduled for May 8th–9th with the blessing event on Mother’s Day, May 10th during 10:45am Worship Service. The Father/Son Retreat will be June 19th–20th the blessing event on Father’s Day, June 21st during 10:45am Worship. Watch for more details!

FRAY Middle School Ministry

Continues with fun games and great fellowship as we learn more about "Who is God?" Wednesday 6:15-7:45pm.

MOVE - High School Ministry 9th-12th Graders

MOVE will meet in the Youth Room on Sunday, February 8th at 6pm. We will be studying the Big Bang Theory with Pastor Chris.

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Meeting in the Worship Center on Mondays from 7-8:30pm.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month (February 14th) from 7-9am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to attend!

Women’s Bible Study 2015

Will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 10am at Nancy's home (601 Lakeview Lane, Spring Lake). They plan to study from a book by Elyse Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone. If you would like join them please Nancy (616-453-6395).

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in Pastor's Office at Lakeshore. All welcome!


Talent Search

Mike Dorman (Worship Leader) is looking for additional talent! He is looking specifically for drummers, electric guitar and acoustical guitar players for our Sunday Morning Praise Team! If you know of someone (or play yourself) please contact Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Sunday Nursery/Toddler Care

We would LOVE to be able to provide care for Nursery/Toddler at our 9am service time. If you are willing to be on the schedule occasionally, please contact Colleen Dierolf 616-846-8556. 

Meal Ministry Team

Needs additional helpers to make meals! We currently support a few families with much needed meals and could use a few more individuals willing to make meals! Please contact Dana Saunders at 616-847-0665.

Fellowship Team

If you would like to serve coffee/cookies on Sunday mornings, please contact Jayne in the office at 616-846-8556.

Cookie Donations Are Always Welcome!

Donated cookies can be placed on the back counter near the fridge. Any homemade cookies should be dated and put in the freezer. Thank you!!

Opportunities to Serve in Children’s/Youth Ministries


  • Return your empty pop bottles to be donated to offset the cost of weekly dinners.
  • Someone to check the bin of bottles and handle returning the bottles for cash.
  • Organize Classroom Supplies by serving a couple hours during the week organizing children’s ministry supplies and setting up for class.
  • BAM Sunday Mornings at 10:45am ~ K–1st grade class or 2nd-4th grade class
  • Fray (Middle School Ministry on Wednesday Nights) need help with check-in and small group leaders. Contact the church office if you can help!


Honduras Trip Planned ~ July 7-14, 2015

Information and trip documents are available on our website (and at this link A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot and is accepted on a first come first serve basis. Questions please contact Pam about the La Cuesta trip via phone or email, 616-846-5109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kathy Alsobrooks for the H.O.M.E. trip to La Union at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Members of Lakeshore

If you are in need of pantry items, do not need to wait for distribution days! Please contact the church office.

The Lord's Business (Finance)

Weekly Financial Report

Weekly General Budget Need (2015) $8,877

1/25/15:  General Fund: $7,764    IMPACT: $ 1,241    Other Funds: $ 146

Total giving thru December $456,856  Total expenses thru December $464,761

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Heather Jones, having complications from surgery, please pray for healing.

Amber Ferrell at the loss of her grandmother.

Paul Beuschel – please pray for healing for his knee.

Rhonda Doerr’s mother, Theresa Richert for healing.

Gloria Jasperse at the loss of her father.

Chuck & Jeanne Schuch, who has family traveling by plane, prayers for safety.

Beuschel family's great niece, Lyndi, undergoing dialysis and waiting for a kidney and prayers for Nancylynn.

Prayers for members in need of healing: Lin Rau, Jenni Gesiakowski, William Ripple, Kaydence Beuschel, Shirley Williams, Marge Lembke, Paulette Boeger, James Sottovia and Gloria McAlpine.

Other News

Scrip ~ New in 2015! Scrip Purchases Can NOW Be Made Using Your Credit or Debit Card!

Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to learn more about it…or call Jerry Goresch at 616-212-8967. Don’t know what Scrip is? Lakeshore Fellowship participates in the Great Lakes SCRIP non-profit fundraising program. We sell gift cards to dozens of local businesses and have access to order gift cards from thousands of national businesses! You pay nothing extra for the cards, but a small profit from the sale of each card stays at Lakeshore. We have many cards available in $5, $10 and $25 denominations.

Boy Scout Sunday is on February 8th

 Any active scout is encouraged to wear their uniform to church that day, to honor God & their country.

Theological Conference on Life in the Spirit

The event is March 21st from 9am–5pm at Holy Cross in Jenison. Please contact Jayne in the office, by February 20th, to register. Cost is $20 per person.

Westshore DeColores ~ Women’s Weekend

February 19-22, 2015 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church (1206 Whitehall Road, Muskegon 231-744-1522). For more details, contact Rebecca Steinke at 602-291-0450.

Inclement Weather

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post it on our website and let the news media know by 3pm Monday through Saturday and by 7am Sunday. You can check with the following media stations to know if the church will be closed due to bad weather conditions:

WCSG (91.3 fm or 103.3 fm in Grand Haven)   WaY fm (89.9 fm)

WGHN (92.1 fm or 1370 am)       WJQ99 (99.3 fm)

WOOD-TV       WOTV4        WXSP-TV        WZZM 13

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

 in the Atrium near the restrooms for additional upcoming events and news!

Member Directories

Member Directories will be provided upon request for those that are currently listed in our directory. This policy is to protect our Lakeshore Family’s privacy.