Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews


  • Sunday Sermon - November 26th

    Christ alone. Grace alone. Faith alone. Scripture alone. To God alone be the glory. These are the five themes we covered in our series, Bedrock Truth: Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. What thoughts or questions did this series raise for you? This Sunday, we will have a Got Questions? message, where you can ask your questions about these themes or what we believe as a Lutheran church. The Scripture readings will be Jeremiah 23:5-6; Galatians 2:11-21.

  • Altar Flowers, November 26th

    Altar Flowers this Sunday are given by Ron & Peggy Steinke with Thanksgiving for the gift of family!  

  • Thanksgiving Eve Worship

    Join us for Thanksgiving Eve Worship on Wednesday, November 22nd at 7 PM. 

  • Aldea Coffee Sales this Sunday

    Andrew Boyd, with Aldea Coffee will be here this coming Sunday, November 26th, to offer holiday sales of Aldea - Honduran coffee. He can share with you information about each farmer and help you make gift giving ideas a breeze. 

  • Decorating for Christmas

    The wonderful season of Christmas is nearing! We are planning to decorate our Worship Center and Atrium on Saturday, November 25th at 10 AM. Please let us know you can help, by signing up at the Information Center. Hope to see you there!

  • 2018 Budget Review - All Congregational Meeting

    The GMB (Governance Ministry Board) has approved our 2018 Lakeshore Fellowship budget. This is an annual process which follows our formal policy guidelines. This pre-approved budget must then be presented to the congregation prior to year end. Lakeshore's 2018 Budget review by the congregation will be Sunday, December 3rd at 10:15 AM (between services). Copies of said budget will be available at the meeting. Any questions or concerns, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Poinsettia Orders

    Orders for Christmas Poinsettias has begun. Please help us decorate our Worship Center with these beautiful plants. Order forms are in the Atrium. Cost is $7.50 per plant and each can be dedicated "in Honor" or "in Memory" of loved ones. Checks should be made out to "Lakeshore Fellowship" with the memo section "Poinsettias". Orders are due by Sunday, December 3rd. Thank you!

  • Christmas Worship Schedule

    Christmas Eve Morning, Sunday, December 24th, we will have ONE worship at 10 AM. Christmas Eve Candlelight services will be at 5 PM and 11 PM. New Years Eve Morning, Sunday, December 31st, we will also have ONE worship at 10 AM. 

  • Pastor Chris' Blog

    Did you know? Pastor Chris maintains a weekly blog at Visit anytime!

  • First Communion

    First Communion is for any student, 5th grade or above, who has not completed the instruction of the Sacrament of Communion. First Communion instruction will be on Saturday, January 20th from 9 AM - 11:30 AM. First Communion celebration will be on Sunday, January 21st. Please sign-up at the Information Center, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection
    Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection

    Sunday Morning Kids program!! Nursery thru 4th Grade meet in the ARK at 10:45 AM! 


    CREW...come "hang out" every Sunday morning, between services in the Youth Room! All 5th - 12th Graders are welcome! Any questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at 231-286-1517 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • CREW (High School Ministry)
    CREW (High School Ministry)

    CREW (High School) meets every Sunday evening from 6-7:30 pm in the Youth Room! Enjoy the New Youth Room!! Bring your friends!!

  • CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)
    CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)

    Children's Ministry is going strong on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 pm! Optional $2 dinner served 5:30-5:50 pm. Kids can continue wearing their "farm clothes" and bring their friends!!

  • CREW Middle (Wednesday Night Middle School Ministry)
    CREW Middle (Wednesday Night Middle School Ministry)

    CREW Middle meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 pm! Optional $2 dinner offered at 5:30-5:50 pm. Contact Shannon Johnson if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • CREW Lock-in

    CREW High School and Middle School Lock-in date set for Friday, December 29th at 8 pm and releasing on Saturday, December 30th at 7 am. Kids can sign up at CREW or at the Information Center. 6 Adult volunteers will be needed to fill shifts, which are; 8pm-12am, 12am-4am, 4am-7am. See Shannon Johnson for more details. 

  • CREW Concert

    CREW (High School and Middle School) plan to attend a concert at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Sunday, January 7th. Donation of $15 will be taken at the door which opens at 5 PM. Concert begins at 6 PM. Poster is on display outside the Youth Room. Sign-up by December 31st! Questions, see Shannon Johnson. 


  • CREW and CREW Jr. Service Project

    CREW and CREW Jr. will be collecting items (now through Christmas) to make "Chemo Survival Kits". Items can be dropped off on Sunday or Wednesday nights. Here are some of the items we are looking for; hand sanitizer, Pedialyte, Boost or Ensure, bottled water, dry mouth rinse, Tylenol, Gatorade, lotion, sanitizing wipes, magazines, word search books, gum, soup, granola bars, notebooks, pens, Band-Aids, Kleenex, peanut butter crackers, Carnation instant breakfast, throw blankets, anything with positive quotes on it, gift cards, or items that will make someone smile!

  • Hospitality Team

    Would you like to be a part of our Hospitality Teams on Sunday mornings? If you have the gift of hospitality and would like to greet guests for Sunday Worship, please contact John Koscielniak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Donna Huff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Household Necessity Pantry

    The Household Necessities Pantry Give-A-Way occurs several times a year where members of our community in need of personal care items are given shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, laundry soap, toilet paper, trash bags and household cleaner. For more information, contact our church office at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Remaining 2017 Pantry Give-A-Ways:
    December 16th at 8:30 am - Christmas Breakfast and Give-A-Way.

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

  • Missions in Honduras

    To learn about Lakeshore Fellowship's most recent work in Honduras (2017), click on "Stories" (under the GO tab on our front web page). 

  • Honduras Trip 2018

    Our 2018 Honduras Mission Trip will be July 19th-26th. Please pray and consider going! Contact Pam Heins by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 616-846-5109.

The Lord's Business (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,232 
    11/19/17 General Fund: $ 5,687    Other Funds: $ 55

    General Fund giving thru October $ 327,200    General Fund expenses thru October $ 341,960
    Year-end giving must be received (or postmarked) by 12-31-17 to be included on your individual 2017 Contribution Statements. Thank you all for your generous support of the ministries here at Lakeshore Fellowship!

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers

    Charlie (Carol) Hibnar, had knee replacement surgery on 11-14-17.

    Please pray for one of our member's who is in a tough financial situation. 

    Prayers for healing of racial issues in schools. 

    Prayers for members in need of healing;  Jenni Gesiakowski, Bev Ward, Aprelle Nettrour (for healing of her foot, thyroid & depression), Gloria McAlpine (recovering at her brother's; Barry & Kim McAlpine's, 1111 West 32nd St. Holland, MI 49423), Eloise Boyd, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

    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.).

  • Prayer Line

    Lakeshore Fellowship greatly values the power of prayer and encourages the members to pray for each other! 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 Bonnie Pendell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other News

  • Who is your Elder or Deaconess?

    Have you ever wondered who is your assigned Elder or Deaconess at Lakeshore Fellowship? We have a listing of E&D assignments available to pick-up at the Information Center. You can also click the title "Who is your Elder or Deaconess?" to download the PDF.  If you have any questions, please either contact the church office (616-846-8556) or Randy Deater; Chairman of the E & D (616-402-5248).

  • All Congregational Meeting update - ARK Roofing Project

    At our congregational meeting on November 5th, we had 57 members of Lakeshore in attendance. The approval was given to move forward with replacement of the roof on the ARK portion of the church building; which is planned for Spring of 2018. A contract has been secured and gifts for this project are welcome. Our anticipated need is up to, but not to exceed $50,000 per our contract. The congregation was also informed of a possible timeline of other future facility improvements (i.e. parking lot) to be considered at a congregational meeting in January (date is to be announced). In the New Year, we will discuss a possible capital campaign to fund any congregationally approved projects, plus potentially roll in any remaining roof deficit. If you missed the November meeting, please ask for a copy of the presentation.

  • Scrip

    Proceeds from Scrip sales is now going toward the ARK Roofing Project! Help us earn free money to help pay for our project! We order cards from thousands of merchants locally and nationally! You pay nothing extra for the cards, but a small profit from the sale of each card stays at Lakeshore. Scrip will be available on Sundays following service (in the Atrium) and in the church office on Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. Reminder: Scrip purchases can also be made online at If you are new to online scrip ordering, please contact Dana Saunders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive Lakeshore's enrollment code. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. 

  • Bring in your empty printer/ink cartridges for recycling

    Our office is collecting your empty ink cartridges and recycling them for savings at a local store. Please help us defray the cost office supplies. Bring in your empty cartridges and give them to the person behind the Information Center. (There will be a container under the counter for them to place them in.) Thank you all for this support!! Any questions, please contact our office at 616-846-8556.

  • Facebook

    Lakeshore Fellowship has a Facebook page! Like us at Lakeshore Fellowship.

  • Inclement Weather

    If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post on Facebook and our website at as well as let the news media know by 3pm Monday thru 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


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