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

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


Sunday, August 24th

Isn't it great when you own something new and genuinely improved! A new car, a new iPhone, or new flooring in your house. Yet, all of our excitement over new things pales in comparison to the joy we will experience when King Jesus ushers us into a new creation on a new and improved earth. This Sunday we finish our Revelation series with the message, "All Things New!" based on Revelation 21:1-22:21.

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers are celebrate Lou and Dee Tripp's 60th Anniversary!

Altar Flower sponsorships are still for various dates in November. Please stop by the Information Center to sign-up.

Need Prayer?

Following our 10am worship service prayer partners will be available in the Prayer Room (the door in the Worship Center next to the kitchen). At the end of worship you are invited to come to the Prayer Room and receive prayer for whatever need you may be facing. 

Worship Time for September

For the month of September we will remain with one worship service at 10am so we can prayerfully plan and prepare for returning to two services possibly in October.

Hospitality Team & Fellowship Team Meeting - August 24th

If you are serving on either team or would like to join one of these awesome teams, please mark your calendar for a special meeting on Sunday, August 24th following worship at approximately 11:30am in the Worship Center. Any questions, please contact your team leaders: Colleen Dierolf or Jayne Platz at 616-846-8556.

What Empowers and Directs Your Life?

On Sunday, September 7th, we will begin a new message series titled, The Promise-Empowered Life. This 3-week series will look at the importance of God's promises for our lives. Our first message will be "Go Against the Flow" based on the life of Noah.

Mark Your Calendars…Potluck on Sunday, September 7th Following Worship!

Lakeshore Fellowship will be hosting a family potluck! Sign up for your dish to pass and let us know how many will be attending from your family by clicking on this link.

If you would rather sign up in person, please indicate your information on the Connection Card this coming Sunday or call the church office at 616-846-8556.

The Books of the Bible New Testament

If you plan on being a part of the Community Bible Experience with a Community Group or you would like a copy of this special New Testament, please sign up on Sunday, August 24th with $8 for the cost of the book and we will order it on Monday for you to receive the next Sunday (August 31st).

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 this class on Saturday, September 27th from 9am to 12 noon. Please RSVP by calling the office (616-846-8566) or check your Connection Card this coming Sunday to say you’ll be there!

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.

Note of Appreciation

We would like to thank our Lakeshore family for your various notes, emails, prayers, phone calls, visits, etc. during the recent hospital stays of two of our family members Katie Albright and our father, Bob Holzinger. We definitely found strength and felt the power of prayer from being lifted up by so many of you. It's nice to know, especially at difficult times like that, we have the love and support of so many brothers and sisters here at Lakeshore.

Love, Jim and Hilda Albright & Barb and Rick Johnson

Faith Legacy

Faith Legacy Series is a DVD-based family ministry curriculum that helps parents be effective spiritual nurturers in the home from birth through high school. The classes include DVD teachings interspersed with small group discussions. The entire church supports families at the Blessing Events, which can happen during a worship service. Faith Legacy provides easy to use ideas and plans for parents to use at home. At the end of each faith step, parents are given the opportunity to speak a blessing over their child and present a blessing object. The object reminds the child of the discipleship skill they’ve been learning with their parents. To learn more, you can view the Faith Legacy Scope and Sequence on our website,

We will be asking for parents and volunteers to help. This volunteer effort is for only 3 meetings per year per age group. If you are interested in knowing more or are willing to lead a group of parents for your age child, please talk to Colleen Dierolf or Pastor Chris to find out more. 

Opportunity for Someone to Clean our Lakeshore “House”

We are looking for someone to fill in during vacation/time-off for our cleaning staff. Please contact the church office (616-846-8556) if you have any interest. Right now, we are looking to fill the dates of October 2nd-12th (two Fridays and one Monday).

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 and Toddlers & Preschoolers BAM

The Nursery Ministry desires to provide a safe, 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 10am worship for ages birth-18 months. Children 18 months-36 months should enter the Toddler Room and 37 months-K in the Pre-School Room. We have a paging system in the event you are needed during worship.

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry)

We will be starting BAM again for K-4th grade on September 7th. Please prayerfully consider serving in Nursery-4th grade. How often you serve is up to you. Once a month or every week. No preparation required – all lessons and supplies are prepared and ready for you to serve each week. Requirements:  we run background checks on everyone who serves in Children’s Ministry, be in the classroom at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the service, lead the lesson (story, crafts, games, etc), and stay until every child has been picked up. Contact Colleen if you are interested in serving. 

Attention BAM Parents

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

The Community Bible Experience

Read big. Read real. Read together. This is a 40-day reading plan for Community Groups to read through the whole New Testament and discuss it together in a way that gets the big picture using a specially formatted New Testament called "The Books of the Bible." Community Groups will begin this journey in September. If you would like to be a part of the Community Bible Experience this fall, please contact Wendy at the church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Adult Bible Study

Coming this Fall 2014! Crossways Adult Bible Study, led by Pastor Chris, will meet Monday evenings from 7-8:30pm. More details coming soon.

Women's Ministry

Women's Ministry Team Statement of Faith - "Connecting the women of Lakeshore Fellowship to the love of Jesus through relationships with each other and through His word." Join us this coming Monday at either 10am at the Spring Lake Beach (rain location of 601 Lakeview Lane) OR 7pm at church. Questions call Nancy at 616-453-6395.

Women of Lakeshore Fellowship

There are a few tickets still available for the Kathy Troccoli's "Hope's Alive" event in Grand Rapids on September 12-13. Cost is $30 per ticket. Please contact the church office at 616-846-8556 for tickets. They are on a first come first serve basis.

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meets on Tuesday nights at 7–8pm in the Prayer Room. All are welcome to join!

Fresh Hope

(A Christian support group for those who suffer from mood disorders & those who love someone with such disorders) meets every other Sunday at 6pm in the Prayer Room. (meets next on August 24th) Questions, call Hillary Eddy at 231-343-7807 or Jen Sauers at 616-843-5369.


Sound Team Helpers Needed

If you have an ear for sound, have a knack for technology and all things audio, and enjoy serving people please talk with the Worship & Arts Director, Mike Dorman. He will be available Sunday mornings after the service or can be reached by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone office: 616-846-8556 cell: 616-520-5732.


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 $ 9710*

8/10/14:  General Fund: $ 7,113   IMPACT: $ 763   Other Funds: $ 11

Total giving through July $257,790   Total expenses through July $287,073

*this number is based on an adjusted budget approved by the GMB on 7-8-14.

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Union Micro Finanza would like prayers and God’s guidance on how to find more money to pay staff ~ Three Honduran men on staff have been making $380/month the last three years. They have families and really could use financial support. Andrew Boyd, Charlie Heins and Patrick Hughes humbly serve by working very hard to continue helping this poor area of Honduras. These men shy away from asking for money, so may God Bless them with the solution. 

Jude Michael Pease (newborn son of Casey & Chris) is now home from the hospital!  

Prayers for members in need of healing: Marge Lembke, Paulette Boeger, Katie Albright, Jenni Gesiakowski, James Sottovia and Gloria McAlpine.

Prayers for the many members of Lakeshore with loved ones in need of healing: Janice Beuschel’s mother, Lorraine Gatz; Dan Tooker’s mother, Phyllis Tooker; Hillary Eddy’s grandfather, Jim Eddy; Sherry Travis’ mother, Ruth Cooper (has pneumonia); Kelly Reyes’ mother, Peggy Holland (not doing well) and Hilda Albright’s dad, Bob Holzinger.

Other News

Looking for a Donation of a Gently used DVD/VHS Dual Player

Our children's area equipment is not working up to par. If you have such an item to donate, please let Colleen know or contact the church office.


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. This is a wonderful and easy fundraising program for non-profit organizations! We have many cards available in $ 5, $ 10 and $ 25 denominations. All make great gifts and support your church family here at Lakeshore! Please see Jerry at the Information Center on Sundays or contact Jayne in the office at 616-846-8556.

Worship on the Waterfront (W.O.W.)

W.O.W. is every Sunday night, June 22nd-August 24th from 7:30-8:45pm at the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium. To view the summer 2014 schedule, click here The schedule will also be posted on our bulletin board located on the wall between the restrooms. Hope to see you there!

Herman Miller in Zeeland is Accepting Applications for Employment

Check online for details.

Life-Line Screening

A leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on September 9, 2014 here at Lakeshore Fellowship. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. Also, we are happy to announce that Life Line Screening is working with us to provide our members $10 additional discounts off of a screening package in addition to a $10 donation to Lakeshore Fellowship Church. Please note that you must sign up by calling the special Helping Hands registration number, which is 1-800-324-9458, in order for us to receive our $10 donation as well. If you prefer to visit the exclusive Helping Hands website to register, you may do so by visiting You must sign up in order to get both the $10 discount as well as the $10 donation for our organization.

Life Line Screening - Coming Tuesday, September 9, 2014

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.