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

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


Sunday, September 21st

When our way gets dark, we may at times wonder if there's any ray of hope ahead. This Sunday we finish our series, The Promise-Empowered Life, with the message "You're Going to Make It Through!" based on the story of Joseph in Genesis 37-50.

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers celebrate the marriage of Sandy Mikowski and Dan Tooker on September 20, 2014!

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. 

Worship Time Change

We will return to two worship services beginning Sunday, October 5th! Service times will be 9 and 10:45am. Please mark your calendars. Thank you for all the input and prayers as we have sought God's guidance to do what will help us best accomplish together Lakeshore's mission of "Joyfully Connecting People to the Love of Jesus." We encourage everyone to step out in faith and invite someone new to worship!

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. Two identical informational meetings have been scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd at 7pm here at Lakeshore and Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven.

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.

Nursery News…Starting October 5th

Our nursery will be staffed during our 10:45am worship service ONLY. (During our 9am worship service, we allow parents to use our unsupervised nursery. The room has speakers that allow you to hear all that is going on in the worship center. The nursery also has a private room designed for nursing mothers.)

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry)

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. Sign-up sheets are also at the Information Center.

Attention BAM and 2.52 Parents

Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to register your child for the 2014-2015 school year. ALL children need a new form filled out. Thank you for helping us best manage the Children’s Ministry Area!

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

Beginning October 1st ~ 2.52 (Kids Ministry – Wednesday Evenings – Preschool thru 4th grade)

We offer a $2 dinner from 5:30-6pm in the Atrium; then program begins at 6:15pm in the ARK. This year’s theme is “Out in the Wild - African Safari”. Journey with us through the plains of Africa on a Safari. A wild adventure awaits you!! See Colleen for details.

Allergies or Special Needs

Parents we want to keep all our children safe. If your child has food allergies or special needs, please let us know so that we can make name tags with an alert on them and let your child’s teacher know. 

Bottle Returns

Please save your cans and bottles to help defray the cost of Wednesday evening dinners for 2.52 (children’s ministry) and Fray (middle school ministry). You can place your bottles in the green marked container as you enter the building. 

OneHouse "The Hangout" Returns!!!

Hey OneHouse Fray and MOVE (5th-12th grades)! The Hangout will be starting up October 5th between the two worship services. Come "hangout" with your peers, play games, and laugh, all in the spirit of Christ! We'll provide the hot chocolate and you provide the "snack". Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to sign-up to bring donut holes, cookies, muffins, or whatever you like. See you at "THE HANGOUT"!

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Ever wish you had a better grasp of each book of the Bible and how its message relates to that of all the others? Crossways is a faith-enriching, life-changing course that serves as your "road map" for an unforgettable journey through the entire Bible. This two-year class will cover the Old Testament the first year (three 10-week sessions) and then the New Testament in the second year (three 10-week sessions). Each 10-week session is $20 for the materials. We will meet in the Worship Center on Mondays, 7-8:30 pm, starting September 29th. To sign up please contact the church office.

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.). For audio or e-books, click here for your link E-books are also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $5.

Women's Ministry Bible Study - Fall Session - Where Does Your Help Come From?

Ladies of Lakeshore we are offering a Monday Morning Bible Study this fall starting September 15th at 10am. This group will continue meeting the first and third Mondays each month. Depending on numbers, we will be at Nancy Davis' Home at 601 Lakeview Lane, Spring Lake (or at church)! All those interested in joining please let Nancy know at 616-453-6395 by call or text or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will let you know in advance of the location. There will be no homework! We hope to see you!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meets on Tuesday nights at 7–8pm at Lakeshore Fellowship. All are welcome to join!


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.

Opportunities to Serve in Children’s/Youth Ministries


  • Return Bottles ~ Check the bin weekly and return bottles
  • Organize Classroom Supplies ~ Serve a couple hours during the week organizing children’s ministry supplies and setting up for class
  • BAM Sunday Morning ~ Registration Desk, Nursery (0–18 mos, Toddlers (18 mos-3 yr olds), Preschool (4–5 yr olds) K–2nd grade class, 3rd & 4th grade class
  • 2.52 Wednesday Evenings ~ Dinner, Preschool Leaders, Small Group leaders for K–4th Grade, Worship Leader, Store

You can get more information or sign up at the Children’s Ministry Desk.  Ask for Colleen Dierolf.

Painting Opportunity

Someone to paint a door and its trim and some ceiling touch up. Call the office if you are able to serve Lakeshore in this way.


Ride For Refuge

It’s our annual bike ride to raise money for Missions! We have 2 teams so far: Union Micro Finanza (UMF) and H.O.M.E. You are invited to ride with one of these teams or start your own team of bikers! Donations can be given to your favorite team! This Sunday, a representative will be in the Atrium with more information! You can also go directly to this link to make your donation or sign up to ride… You can even donate right at the Ride for Refuge table! This year’s event is Saturday, October 4th at All Shores Wesleyan in Spring Lake. Registration begins at 8am with the ride starting at 9am. Lunch provided! Please support our missions!!

Honduras Water Project

Lakeshore Fellowship has committed to a clean water project in Honduras to provide much needed fresh water to the people. More information will be coming, but our mission team will be going July 7-14, 2015 to work on it. If you wish to donate to this project, please make a note on your check (or on your giving envelope in “other”) “Water Project”. Any questions, please contact the office at 616-846-8556.

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 $ 9,710*
9/14/14:  General Fund: $ 7,227   IMPACT: $ 1,118   Other Funds: $ 228
Total giving through August $296,998    Total expenses through August $321,068
*This number is based on an adjusted budget approved by the GMB on 7/8/14

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Bonni Norwood recovering from knee replacement surgery.

Jerry Goresch as he prepares for shoulder surgery on 10-1-14.

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

Bill Boyd - prayers for all our college students from Honduras.

Sherry Travis - praying for placement of her mom, Ruth Cooper, into an assisted living center.

Todd Green - prayers for granddaughter. Her parents are being evicted, but still need to provide a home for her.

Jenni Gesiakowski's dad, Doug Leatherman - feel off a ladder and is in pain. Prayers for complete healing.

Kelly Reyes' mom, Peggy Holland as they meet with hospice.

Other News

John's Lutheran at 527 Taylor St. Grand Haven will be celebrating 150 years in October 2015

To begin their yearlong celebration they are planning guest speaker, Pastor Philip Baerwolf to join them on Sunday, October 5th. Following worship, they welcome you to a FREE congregation/community pig roast, but ask that you RSVP by Friday, September 26th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the number of people attending. Any questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text 231-343-4814.

See you at the Pole

On Wednesday, September 24th at 7am, gather around your school’s flagpole for a time of prayer! This year’s theme is “Never Stop Praying” - Ephesians 6:18. Pray for your school, friends, teachers, government, and nation! Questions, please call First Priority of the Lakeshore @ 616-842-9042.


A group of Grand Haven area church leaders are exploring Young Life and the possibility of bringing it to the Grand Haven area. Young Life is about impacting kids’ lives with the Gospel. This is a world-wide, non-denominational Christian organization that builds relationships with middle and high school students offering them a positive environment to meet with friends and grow spiritually. You (parents, middle & high school youth & other church leaders) are invited to come and learn about Young Life on Tuesday, October 7th, 7–8pm at the Grand Haven Community Center. For immediate information, contact Pastor Rich Hamstra, (616) 846-4243, or Chris Theule-VanDam, (616) 446-7733. You can also find out more at:

Barnabas Ministries - Male Mentor Needed

Barnabas Ministries is in need of a male mentor for a 15 year old male. The mentor would commit to meeting with this young man for two hours once a week for a year. Please pray for the mentor to volunteer. If you are interested please contact Chad Sheppers from Barnabas Ministries at 616-748-8435.


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.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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

Member Directories

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