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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, November 29th

Open Question Sunday! Pastor Chris will be accepting questions you may have from this recent sermon series, "Turning Away From Religion". You can text your questions to Pastor at 616-843-6128.

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are to the Glory of God by Dan and Clare Bush!

Altar flowers are available for sponsorship ($25) on December 6th, please sign up at the Information Center!

Blessing Event ~ Faith Legacy for 4 & 5 year olds

We will have a Blessing Event this Sunday, November 29th at our 10:45am service. Those being blessed will include: Bellamie Deater (Becky and Jeff Deater), Bentley and Raylee Kiser (Megan and Adam Kiser) and Jacob Wallish (Kelly and Tom Wallish). Classes were facilitated by Kitty and Jon Braun.

Note to All

I would like to thank my Lakeshore family for the prayers and cards during my recent knee replacement surgery. Your caring ways are heart-felt. The prayers have helped expedite my recover! What a gift it is to be a member of such a caring Christian Community.

Dan Bush

Decorating the Worship Center

We will be decorating the Worship Center for Christmas on Saturday, November 28th at 9am. Please join us as we prepare for Christ's birth in fellowship together.

Christmas Eve Worship

Come celebrate the birth of our King Jesus at one of our identical candlelight services at 5 and 7pm on Thursday, December 24th. Communion will be served at both services. Nursery care will also be provided.

Time to Order Your Christmas Poinsettias

Order forms are available in the Atrium. Plants are $7.50 each and checks can be made out to Lakeshore Fellowship. All orders must be in the office by Monday, November 30th. Questions, please call our office at 616-846-8556.

Happy 13th . . .

Service Anniversary to our faithful servant, Colleen Dierolf on December 1st.


We would like to have families light the Advent Candles and read a scripture verse at both service throughout the Advent season. This Sunday, we welcome Carl & Marilyn Jessen; Jon & Kitty Braun; and Megan, Raylee, Bentley, & Urban Kiser.  If your family would like to serve one Sunday, please contact Colleen at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Share Your STORY!

Lakeshore Fellowship wants to collect your STORY! It can be a real blessing to hear someone’s story to reflect on the goodness of our God! When we share our personal stories, we can encourage and bless others. Life’s journey is to be shared. Please take a few moments to tell us your story. How has Lakeshore made an impact on you? How has Jesus made an impact on your story? Email us your story today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Stories will be kept private until we are given written approval to be publicized. We would like to collect and use various stories throughout the year.

Kid’s Books & DVD’s Library

We are putting together a children's book/DVD cart for the families of Lakeshore to borrow from. If you would like to donate any of your gently used children’s books or DVDs, please drop them off at the Children’s Ministry Desk. The library cart will be located just outside the ARK for all to use. Any duplicates will be donated to Supper House for children there to take. Thank you so much!

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 Gater” 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. Thank you all for your support!

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. You may also write your prayer requests on the back of Sunday's Connection Card.

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.


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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..

Nursery/B.A.M. (Big Adventure Ministry)

There will be nursery care for birth - 18 months old at the 9am Worship Service. Child care for birth – 4th grade will be provided during the 10:45am service. Children in Kindergarten - 4th grade are welcome to attend B.A.M.

2.52 (Preschool - 4th Grade)

Meets on Wednesday nights starting with a $2 dinner from 5:30-6pm and event at 6:15pm. Contact Colleen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions. Starting December 2nd, the theme will be Spin It To Win It! Kids will play fun games and win awesome prizes as they learn who Jesus is and how we can be like Him!! "In all these things we will do even more than win! We owe it all to Christ, who has loved us!" (Romans 8:37 NirV). Happy Birthday Jesus party will be December 16th.

Happy Birthday Jesus Party ~

2.52 and Fray kids will be celebrating the birth of Jesus on December 16th by putting gift boxes together for families who will attend the Household Necessities Pantry Breakfast on December 19th. We would like to include a Christmas Ornament in each box. If you would like to donate an ornament (non-breakable) please bring it to church by December 9th. Please keep the cost under $5. We could also use your empty shoe boxes. Thanks!

Thank You to Those Who Have Committed to Serve with Lakeshore's Kids!

We now only have a few volunteer spots remaining to fill:

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry:
Check-In Desk ~ Several spots open at the Kid's Check-In Desk at both services
K–4th Grade ~ A few more leaders are needed for the K-1st and 2nd-4th Grade classes at 10:45am

Fray 2015 (Middle School Students)

All middle schoolers are welcome to come on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45pm where we will be studying "The Life of Jesus: The Things That He Said". Come from 5:30-6pm for our $2 Dinner.

We are continuing recruiting for our Fall Wednesday Evenings Middle School “Fray” Ministry! Opportunities to serve include: help set-up, be a Game Leader, Worship Leader, or a Small Group Leader (especially need men to serve as a Small Group Leader). Contact Hillary Eddy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

OneHouse Fray and MOVE ~ The Hangout

Will be held on the second Sunday of the month between services. Come enjoy a treat, play games and "hang out" this Sunday! Our next hang out will be December 13th.

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.

Shannon Johnson will be leading the 9th grade group on January 9th from 5:30-8:30pm. For more details, pick up a brochure at the Information Center.

Final meeting for parents of 8 & 9 year olds is on December 2nd at 6:30pm in the Dock.

Crossways Class (Adult Education)

Meets Mondays at 7pm in the ARK. All are welcome! 

Faith Legacy ~ 8 & 9 Year Olds

Final meeting for parents of 8 and 9 year olds is on December 2nd at 6:30pm in the Dock.

Women's Fall Bible Study

The final 2015 study will be Tuesday, December 1st at Nancy's home (601 Lakeview Lane in Spring Lake) at 7pm. All welcome, we hope to see you there! Questions, call Nancy at 616-453-6395.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9am in the Atrium. Join them December 12th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in Mike Dorman's office at Lakeshore.


Are You Serving at Lakeshore?

Maybe you are not sure what is needed! ~ Check out our list of opportunities to serve at the Information Center!

Middle School Ministry (Fray) . . .

would like to borrow 4 skateboards and a bag of ball pit balls (plastic balls usually about 3” in diameter). Items are needed by Sunday, December 6th and will be returned by Sunday, December 13th. Please contact Hillary at 231-343-7807.


We are in need of people to serve on Hospitality Teams at our 9 & 10:45am services. Duties include greeting, offering and Communion. If you are willing to serve, talk to Colleen.

Meals for Jenni

Jenni Gesiakowski's cancer has returned and she again requires treatments. 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 If you have trouble with this link, please contact our church office at 616-846-8556. Thank you!

Fellowship Team

Is in need of a few new volunteers! We serve coffee and cookies on Sunday morning following both services. If you think this is an area you would like to give of your time, please contact our office at 616-846-8556 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Families usually serve one Sunday per six weeks or so.)

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empties to help support 2.52 and Fray Wednesday night dinners in the fall. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you!



Lakeshore Fellowship participates in the Great Lakes SCRIP non-profit fundraising program. We sell gift cards to dozens of local businesses (such as Meijer, Wesco, Walmart, etc.) 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. Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to learn more about it...or call Jerry Goresch at 616-212-8967. Reminder: Script purchases can NOW be made online.

Journey to Bethlehem is Looking for Cookie Donations!

They are asking the supporting churches to donate 750 dozen cookies! We are hoping Lakeshore Fellowship could prove 30 dozen!!! If you are willing and able to make cookies and drop them off, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be taken to Church of the Dunes (Grand Haven) on Wednesday, December 9th anytime from 9am to 7pm to the lower level Social hall. There will be signs directing you. Questions, please call Rose at 616-437-7815.

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 (2015) $ 8,877

11/22/15 General Fund: $ 7,310   IMPACT: $ 470  Other Funds: $ 115

Total giving through October $363,152    Total expenses through October $366,671

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Meghan Johnson, healing from a broken leg.

Prayers for members in need of healing:
Dan Bush, Jenni Gesiakowski, Gloria Jasperse, Gloria McAlpine, Sue Wood-Lukkari, Kaydence Beuschel, Wayne Beuschel, and Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones: Kelly Wallish's friend, Chris, who lost her mom to cancer; Ruth Simpson’s son, Doug; and family of Beuschel - Lindi, Nancy Lynn & Lorraine.

Other News

All Congregational Meeting

Will meet on Tuesday, December 15th at 7pm in the Worship Center. Pastor Chris will review the GMB-Pre-approved budget and share goals for Lakeshore in 2016.

A Simple Way to Help the Hungry

The Meijer Simply Give Campaign runs November 1st, 2015 - January 2nd, 2016. Purchase a $10 Meijer Simply Give card at the Grand Haven Meijer store and Meijer will match the value of the card for a $20 donation to the LoveINC network of food pantries!

Journey to Bethlehem Tickets Still Available

Tickets are still available ($5 each) and for sale from 1-4pm weekdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grand Haven. This year’s event will be on December 10, 11, & 12.

The Lutheran Witness magazine ~

It's time to re-subscribe or subscribe to THE LUTHERAN WITNESS at a discounted rate. The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is published 11 times a year. It provides Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective. The new subscription year doesn't begin until March 2016, but orders need to be in to the church office by December 12, 2015 to take advantage of a discounted District rate of $11/year. (Individual subscriptions ordered directly from CPH are $19.99/year). Payment for subscriptions should be made directly to our church. Late orders will be charged an additional $2. If you have any questions about subscriptions, contact Jayne in our church office at 616-846-8556.

St. John's Lutheran Church & School Cookie Walk ~

Don’t miss their Cookie Walk on December 5th, 9am-noon in the gym. Cookies are $6.00/lb. We’ll have lots of holiday and specialty cookies. Come early for the best selection. No admittance fee. All proceeds benefit their day school field trip to Washington, DC. St. John's is located at 527 Taylor Avenue in Grand Haven. For more information, call (616) 842-4510.

Christmas Nativity Walk

Come see the true meaning of Christmas portrayed in 8 live scenes at Trinity Lutheran, Muskegon's 15th Annual Free Christmas Nativity Walk on Friday, December 18th or Saturday, December 19th, anytime between 6-9pm or on Sunday, December 20th between 2-4pm. Trinity is located at 3225 Roosevelt Road in Muskegon. The walk takes approximately 40 minutes.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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

Inclement Weather

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post on 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