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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

If Jesus had a Facebook page, would you “Like” some of His posts, or would you also click “Following”? It’s easy to like Jesus for what He can do for our lives. But He calls us to lose our lives and follow Him in all that He says. This Sunday we continue our series, The Politics of Jesus, with the message: “Not Mere Fans, But Followers” based on Matthew 7:13-29.

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.

Altar Flowers

in celebration of Jon & Kitty Braun's 6th Anniversary! 

Altar Flower sponsorships are still available for the following dates; October 2,9,16,30. The cost to sponsor flowers is $25 and can be in "celebration" or "memory" of someone special in your life. Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to sign-up or call the church office at 616-846-8556.

Congregational Meeting

Sunday, August 28th we plan to briefly meet following service to review and vote on policy changes. Paper copies of the changes are available for review now at the Information Center.

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!

Summer Service Schedule

Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend; 9:30 am.

(Starting on Sunday, September 11th we will return to our normal service times of 9 AM and 10:45 AM)

Thank you

Kitty Braun and Colleen Dierolf for painting 2 of our kids’ classrooms this past week!! Your passion for making the Kid’s area the BEST it can be is Awesome!! Way to go!!

Getting to Know YOU...

If you are not currently a member at Lakeshore, but would like to move in that direction, please fill out the Getting to Know You card found at the Information Center. We would love to help you take the steps toward learning more about Lakeshore and, if desired, become an official member. To fill out the form electronically, click http://lakeshorefellowship.com/worship/get-plugged-in/getting-to-know-you.

First Step Lunch with Pastor

We welcome anyone who would like to have lunch with Pastor Chris to learn more about Lakeshore Fellowship Church. This is for guests and those who would like to take the first step toward becoming a member here at Lakeshore! Please RSVP by calling the church office at 616-846-8556 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Discovery Class Series

Looking for a way to get connected, but not sure where to start? ~ If you’re ready to grow stronger in your faith, make a difference in someone’s life, and meet new friends, then get plugged into the next step! Classes will be Sundays, October 2nd thru 23rd at 12:30 – 2:00 pm. RSVP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phoning the church office: 616-846-8556 or sign-up on your Sunday Connection Card. “Discover Lakeshore” is for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Lakeshore family.

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.

Facebook

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

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 http://lakeshorefellowship.com/worship/audio-sermons1.


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..

Summer Children's Ministry

Sunday at 9:30 am ~ Nursery - 2nd grade are welcome to check in at the ARK for Kids Ministry (Big Adventure Ministry - B.A.M.)

Fall schedule will resume on Sunday, September 11th. 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. Hope you will send your kids to the ARK some Sunday soon!! 

MOVE & Fray - END of SUMMER CELEBRATION at Boyd's

for all Students entering grades 5-12! Join MOVE & Fray for an exciting get-together of swimming/kayaking/water fun, hotdog/hamburger lunch and s’mores! Sunday, August 28th at 11:45am-2:45pm. Please RSVP at the Information Center or on your Connection Card this Sunday! You are also welcome to call the church office to RSVP. Boyd's location is 118 E. Lakeview in Muskegon. Directions will be given upon request.

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.

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! We received our first check for $ 25!! WAY to GO!! 

Women's Summer Bible Study

All women are welcome on Mondays, in August at 6:30 - 8pm in the Prayer Room. Bring your Bible/phone/tablet and join us as we dig into God's word together. Please enter using the office doors (in front of the circle drive) Questions, call Nancy at 616-453-6395.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

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

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

GAP Prayer Team now meets in the Youth Room at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings! All are welcome to join us; even for one Sunday this summer! Questions, call (or text) Jane Buerhle at 616-450-2899 or Rebecca Steinke at 602-291-0450. 


Serve

Opportunities to serve

Imagine visiting a church for the first time and not being greeted at the front door, or not having someone to answer your questions or to hand you a bulletin. Or imagine being a visiting parent being told we have no one to care for your baby today or to teach your child. Would you return? Thankfully, Lakeshore is not like this. We want to continue warmly welcoming people with the love of Jesus. And we desire to provide opportunities to care for babies and to teach kids and students about the love of Jesus! Please consider serving this Fall. We will be returning to two services on Sept 11th and still have many open opportunities to serve on our Hospitality teams, Children’s and Student Ministries. Contact Colleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empty RETURNABLE pop/soda cans/bottles to help support 2.52 and Fray Wednesday night dinners. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you!


Go

School Supply Give-a-way

was a big success! We gave away 39 bags of school supplies and general care items to those in our community in need of support! We also supported 4 area public schools with boxes of our extra supplies. Thank you all for your donations of supplies!! And way to go, GO Local Team!!

Supper House

Volunteers needed to sign-up to serve! Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, September 12th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:15 pm, then carpool to the location. Questions, please contact Rick Dierolf at 616-402-5545.

Scrip

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. We have recently made a change to our program and the sale of Scrip cards will temporarily only 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 NOW be made online. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. Thanks for your feedback. 

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 

8/21/16 General Fund: $ 7289   IMPACT: $  224   Other Funds: $ 220

Total General Fund giving thru July $ 243,127    Total General Fund expenses thru July $ 265,248


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Prayers for all students going back to school, especially those in college that are moving away from home for the first time.

Patty Chapman for comfort as her mom, Barbara Geick passed away on Monday. 

Prayers for members in need of healing; Lin Rau (heart surgery and recovery), Paulette Boeger (Hospice), Carole Hibnar (back pain), Gloria McAlpine, Carol Johnson (loss of home to a fire), Marjorie Rozeboom (Hospice), Jenni Gesiakowski, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

Prayers for loved ones; todd Green's son, Todd Jr; Jim & Bonnie Pendell's daughter, Brynda; Carole Hibnar for her mom, Priscilla Smith; and Hilda Albright & Barb Johnson’s dad, Bob Holzinger.


Other News

Discovery Class Series

Looking for a way to get connected, but not sure where to start? ~ If you’re ready to grow stronger in your faith, make a difference in someone’s life, and meet new friends, then get plugged into the next step! Classes will be Sundays, October 2nd thru 23rd at 12:30 – 2:00 pm. RSVP by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by phoning the church office: 616-846-8556 or sign-up on your Sunday Connection Card. “Discover Lakeshore” is for anyone interested in becoming a member of the Lakeshore family.

Lutheran Adult Gathering

There is still time to register for the Lutheran Adult Gathering on October 14-16, 2016 Grand Hotel | Mackinac Island, Mich. The registration deadline has been extended to September 8, 2016 giving you more time to register and/or invite your friends to enjoy a weekend this fall in the beauty of God's creation where you will learn again of His marvelous handiwork and His ongoing care of that creation. Weekend activities include a champagne reception, delicious dining in the Grand Hotel, and a wide array of speakers, entertainment, and music. Sectionals will help participants explore how to care for creation through community gardens, care of our own bodies, outreach to the needs of our neighborhoods, greater appreciation of the biological wonders of Michigan, and preparation of wills as a final act of stewardship. Go online to http://www.michigandistrict.org/events/lutheran-adult-gathering-2016.

Worship on the Waterfront

Final Summer Sunday, August 28, Worship On the Waterfront 2016 welcomes Mark Schultz to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Listeners have come to expect inspiring and remarkable stories in song from this Dove Award winning artist who is inspired by God in daily life. There is no cost, nor any tickets needed to attend W.O.W. Check out their web site at www.worshiponthewaterfront.org. Any questions? Call: (616) 842-6600.

Job Posting

Cleaning Help Wanted: St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Spring Lake is looking for a housekeeper for their preschool. The position is approximately 10 hours per week and must be done after 6:00 PM daily. Call Holly Simons, Footsteps Preschool director, at 616-846-4019 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Bridge to Life Ministries

will be offering a 12-week series of classes, The Heart & Soul of a Real Marriage, in Spring Lake beginning September 6, 2016. We all carry baggage into our marriages that hinder our ability to meet each other's needs. Couples will learn how to help rather than hurt each other. Participants can begin at any point of the 12 weeks. For more information or to pre-register, contact them at 616-846-1051, ext. 0 (bridgetolife.org or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Love INC

Meijer has recently selected Love INC as the recipient for their fall Simply Give campaign, running now until September 24th. Buy a $10 Simply Give card at the Grand Haven Meijer and Love INC food pantries will receive $20! Please note, Double Match days are September 1st-3rd. For each $10 Simply Give purchase, Love INC pantries receive $30! These funds will go to 11 area food pantries and our Backpack Blessings ministry.

Michigan’s Church Extension Fund Helps Build a Future

Building a solid future for our Michigan District churches and schools is important. Building a solid future for your family is important as well. Why not include the ministry of the Church Extension Fund (CEF) in your investment plan and accomplish both? When you invest a portion of God’s blessings in CEF, you create a personal stewardship ministry, while providing loan opportunities for Michigan District organizations that want to build or expand their facilities. Call the CEF Rate Line for this month’s rates (1-800-232-7313) or for more information, call 1-800-242-3944 or visit www.mi-cef.org

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.

Recycle your metal & electronics all year long!

First Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven has annually held a Metal & Electronics Recycling Event. Unfortunately, they are unable to hold it this year. But the GOOD NEWS is their Recycling Ministry now operates year round! They offer free Tri-Cities area pick up of your metal & electronic items (no TVs or computer monitors…sorry!). They also have a free drop-off site by the church that is available 24/7. If you have metal or electronics to recycle, please call their church office, 616-842-6370, to schedule a free pick up or get details about dropping off your items. Remember, if it’s metal, has a cord or battery, is unusable or unrecognizable, they can recycle it. Check out http://www.firstchurchgrandhaven.com/ministries-and-programs/recycle-ministry/ for a listing of recyclable items. Thank you for helping take care of our small piece of God’s good earth!