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

Regular Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am

Summer Schedule
Memorial thru Labor Day
Sundays at 9:30 am

Worship

Sunday Sermon

"Joy to the World!" we hear or sing every Christmas season.  Joy - deep, abiding joy - is something we each long for as we "mourn in lonely exile here." We wait for Jesus to "cheer us by Thy drawing nigh" and "disperse the gloomy clouds of night." This Sunday we continue our series, Unshakable Hope in Fearful Times, with the message "The Lord Will Delight Us!" based on Isaiah 61:1-11.

Noisy Offering (to support Kids Against Hunger)

Annually, Lakeshore Fellowship supports "Kids Against Hunger" (KAH) by raising funds to purchase a "food packaging event" to help feed the hungry; locally and globally! One way we raise funds is by hosting a "Noisy Offering". We ask that people begin to save their loose change and plan to donate it on Sunday, January 22nd. We will have a special offering that morning, dedicated to support this project. There will be metal collection bins to make "a noisy offering". (We will also take paper money and checks.) Thank you all for your contributions! The KAH event will be on Wednesday evening, February 15th. More details on the event will be coming. 

Parking

As a courtesy to our visitors, please keep the closest parking places, near the sidewalk, for our guests. We are now also reserving 2 specific parking places “just for visitors”. They are the first two spots before the Handicap spots, near the sidewalk. Thank you all for your willingness to give our GUESTS the BEST parking!

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! 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.

Audio Messages

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Grow

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 Children's Ministry

Nursery will be provided at both services (9 am & 10:45 am) and B.A.M. for K-4th grade will be during our 10:45 am service. In B.A.M. we will be presenting the Gospel Project. The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for Kids, that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of three years, they will journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God's plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God! For information on this exciting series, click here http://www.gospelproject.com/ Hope you will send your kids to the ARK some Sunday soon!!

Please Note: NO SUNDAY MORNING B.A.M. on CHRISTMAS DAY OR NEW YEAR'S DAY. 

2.52 (Preschool - 4th Grade) & Fray (Middle School)

2.52 (K – 4th Grade) and Fray (5th – 8th Grade) on Wednesday nights.  Dinner 5:30 – 6:00 pm for $2. Program begins at 6:15 pm. Kids invite your friends! 

Fray students (5th-8th grade) meet at the same time and will be exploring how to navigate through the Bible! 

ANNOUNCING... 2.52 and Fray kids will be putting together Gift Boxes for each family who attends our Household Necessities Pantry Breakfast on Sat Dec 17thWe need donations of cute Christmas ornaments and shoe boxes. Any questions, please contact Colleen Dierolf at 616-846-8556. 

MOVE (High School Ministry)

MOVE will have their Christmas Party on Sunday, December 18th at 5:30-7:30 pm in our Youth Room. Bring your friends & a snack to share!! 

OneHouse Fray & MOVE ~ The Hangout

Come enjoy a treat, play games and "hang out" every Sunday, between services in the Youth Room! All 5th - 12th Graders are welcome! We encourage members to sign-up to share a treat with the group. 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..

Faith Legacy Series


Is a family ministry curriculum that helps parents be effective spiritual nurturers in the home from birth through high school. We are incorporating this ministry here at Lakeshore. Parents, Grandparents and Congregation - We need all of you to make Faith Legacy a success! For details on this wonderful program, please talk with Colleen Dierolf or click on this link to read all about it. http://www.lakeshorefellowship.com/113-image-slider/841-faith-legacy.
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This Sunday, December 11th at our 10:45 AM service we will be blessing our 9th graders; Alonna Clark, Sanora Sauers, and Adam Vitek. Congratulations! 

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Crossways Adult Education Class

This adult education class series, led by Pastor Chris, meets Monday nights (weekly) at 7-8:30 pm in the ARK. All welcome. Any questions, please call our office at 616-846-8556. NO CLASS on Monday, December 12th. 

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. Join them December 10th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

GAP Prayer Team meets in the Youth Room at 8 am on Sunday mornings! All are welcome to join us; even for just one Sunday! Questions, call (or text) Jane Buerhle at 616-450-2899 or Rebecca Steinke at 602-291-0450. 

Fresh Hope

A Christian support group for those who suffer mood disorders & for those who love someone with such disorders. The group will meet with Jen Sauers next on December 10th at 1-2:30 pm in the Prayer Room. Questions, please contact Jen at 616-546-1648.

Kid’s Books Library - Sharing Cart

Check out our book cart in the Atrium! Have a Book? Give a Book! Need a Book? Take a Book! The sharing cart is located in the Atrium near the Children's area. There will be no "formal" check out process. You can simply take a book to read and return it when you are done. If you have books to donate, we welcome them. 

Paper Gator ~ Fundraising Opportunity for Our Children and Youth!

Please help support them by bringing specific recycling from home to Lakeshore! In the back area of our parking lot you will notice a large Green “Paper Gator” bin. We are encouraging you to bring your unwanted newsprint, catalogs, magazines, regular paper, junk mail, telephone books, as well as hard and soft cover books. These items are then re-purposed for cat litter, hydro-seeding mulch, and small animal bedding. Please note, this bin does not accept any plastic, metal, glass, cardboard or paperboard (cereal box material). We will continue to recycle those “other” products in our blue bin located in the kitchen. Tell your friends they are welcome to use it! Thank you for your support of this program!


Serve

Meals for Jenni Gesiakowski

The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 5 with meals on treatments days. Please click on the link here to sign up for meals http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4da5a92aa20-sign . If you have trouble with this link, please contact our church office at 616-846-8556. Thank you!

Cookies needed

for our coffee/fellowship time! Donations are always welcome to be dropped off in our kitchen. Prepackaged cookies can be left on the counter, homemade cookies should be labeled with "date made" and placed in our freezer. Thank you!!

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empty "10 cent RETURNABLE" pop/soda cans/bottles to help support 2.52 and Fray Wednesday night dinners. (Please no glass Perrier water bottles or recycle products.) Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you to all who have been donating! If any one would be willing to "manage returning the cans", please talk with Colleen Dierolf at 616-846-8556.


Go

Honduras Trip 2017

Mark your calendars for Lakeshore Fellowship's 2017 Mission trip to Honduras! Please pray & consider going! Trip is set for July 20th - 27th. Please 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.

Scrip

Christmas Scrip! If you are planning to purchase gift cards this Christmas for gifts, PLEASE purchase them through our Scrip Program! We order cards for thousands of merchants locally and nationally! Please stop to see Dana Saunders on Sunday, December 11th to place your orders. You pay nothing extra for the cards, but a small profit from the sale of each card stays at Lakeshore. Scrip will also be available in the church office on Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. (Please call ahead to make sure someone is in the office) Reminder: Script purchases can also be made online. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. Thanks for your feedback. 

Household Necessity Pantry

Our next Pantry will be on Saturday, December 17th, beginning with a breakfast at 8:30 am. Volunteers will be needed by 7 am and can sign-up on your Connection Card on Sunday or call the office (616-846-8556). If you are helping for the Pantry only, you can arrive at 7:45 am.

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.


The Lord's Business (Finance)

Weekly Financial Report

Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,877 

12/4/16 General Fund: $ 13,653    Other Funds: $ 305

Total General Fund giving thru November $ 381,272    Total General Fund expenses thru November $ 410,120


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Praise for a healthy baby girl (Elena Joy) born to James & Melissa (Goresch) VandenBerg on December 2nd.

Sauers Family
, as they are going through a tough time right now. 

Ruth Simpson
, recovering from back surgery at River Haven Nursing Home.

Jim Pendell, who will be having surgery on December 13th.

Prayers for members in need of healing
; Eloise Boyd, Darrell Boyd, Paulette Boeger (Hospice), Gloria McAlpine, Jenni Gesiakowski, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.


Other News

Giving Envelopes for 2017 are now available

Your personalized giving envelopes for 2017 are now available to be picked up in the Atrium. If you don't have any envelopes assigned to you, but would like them...please contact the church office at 616-846-8556.

Christmas Scrip Sales going on now thru December 11th

If you are thinking about purchasing a gift card for someone this Christmas, please consider purchasing it through our Lakeshore Fellowship Scrip program. A portion of every sale is donated to the church. You pay nothing extra for the card, only face value. There are over 1,000 merchants you can get cards from. Just let us know the store, and we will order them for you. Any questions, please call the church office at 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.

Inclement Weather

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post on our website at www.lakeshorefellowship.com 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