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

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


Sunday, October 19th

We welcome guest speaker, Chris Pease, who will be sharing the message, “Staying Pure in a Sex-Crazed Culture”. Pastor Chris Boehnke will be here to facilitate both services and host Holy Communion. Worship times are at 9 and 10:45am.

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers are given celebrates Tracy Boehnke's birthday and Joel Elam's birthday!

October is Pastor Appreciation Month

Please keep Pastor Chris and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Prayer guides will be in your weekly bulletins. Cards of appreciation can be sent to the church office with his attention to 16790 Van Wagoner Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456.

The Lakeshore Choir

The choir performance planned for October 26th has been cancelled, but anyone 5th grade through adult who can "carry a tune" can make plans to sing in the Christmas Choir! We will sing Sunday, December 21st and Christmas Eve (5pm) and want lots of new and returning singers to come be a part of the fun! Rehearsals will begin mid-November so be watching for more information. Questions: Contact Mike Dorman (846-8556) or Joella VanOosterhout (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


Happy Birthday to Tracy Boehnke on October 20th!

Happy 4th Service Year Anniversary to Jayne Platz on October 20th!

Happy 2nd Service Year Anniversary to Mike Miller on October 25th!

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. 

Pictorial Directory Time!!!

Family of Lakeshore PLEASE begin signing up for your photo session ASAP. Prescheduling is currently available online. Click on the link here and create your own log-in and password, then set up your desired photo session. If you would rather have someone else enter your information, please contact Jayne in the church office at 616-846-8556. Manual sign-ups will be available at the Information Center beginning Sunday, October 12th between services. Dates of photography will be Friday, November 21st; Saturday, November 22nd; Friday, November 28th; and Saturday, November 29th. Appointment times are available on first come, first serve basis. We need you to complete our book! Anyone who considers themselves a regular attender or member is encouraged to be included! If you want to check on your membership status, please call the church office at 616-846-8556.

Save the Date for Oktoberfest!

Saturday, October 25th 5-7pm. This is a free and fun community event for the whole family. We’ll have food, games, pony rides, hayrides and much more. There will be live music by the Sherri Casey Band! To put on this kind of event, we need a lot volunteers. Please sign up on your Connection Card or at the Information Center if you can help.

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. Informational meeting is scheduled for 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

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. During our 10:45am worship service, our nursery provides a safe, supervised, and 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 10:45am worship service for ages birth-18months. Additionally, children 18-36 months are welcome to join together in our Toddler Room. 

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry)

Meets Sunday mornings at 10:45am in the ARK! Kids learn a Bible story, create a craft, sing songs, have a snack, and play games all while learning God's Word!!

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

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. 

2.52 (Kids Ministry – Wednesday Evenings – Preschool thru 4th grade) and FRAY Middle School Ministry Has Begun!

We offer a $2 dinner from 5:30-6pm in the Atrium; then program begins at 6:15pm. This year’s theme for 2.52 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. FRAY also has an exciting new series. Invite your friends and join in the fun!

2.52 Looking Ahead . . .

we want to bring some joy to foster children by providing Birthday’s in a Box in December. We will need a lot of shoe boxes ~ please save yours for us! 

Confirmation News

Pastor Chris invites all students and parents of students who have not completed Confirmation (grades 7th-12th) to meet briefly in the Youth Room following second service this Sunday, October 19th. Here you will learn how Confirmation classes will be offered for 2014-2015. Please let us know if you are not able to attend, but still want to be included by calling the church office. 

OneHouse "The Hangout" Returns!!!

Hey OneHouse Fray and MOVE (5th-12th grades)! can "Hangout" together between the two worship services on Sunday mornings. Enjoy a snack, play some games, have a beverage and spend time with friends.

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 continue meeting in the Worship Center on Mondays, 7-8:30 pm. It's not too late to join in!

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 at 10am the first and third Mondays of each month. This group will continue meeting the first and third Mondays each month (Our next study will be October 20th). We will be at Nancy Davis' Home at 601 Lakeview Lane, Spring Lake! All interested, 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.. There will be no homework! We hope to see you!

Men's Ministry

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Studgy meets the second Saturday of the month at 7am! Mark your calendar to join them on Saturday, November 8th in the Atrium here at Lakeshore. Great Food! Great Fellowship! Great Fun!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meets on Wendesday nights at 7–8pm at Lakeshore. All welcome!


Pictoral Directory Team

12 Helpers are needed to volunteer during photo sessions to sit at check-in tables (November 21, 22, 28 and 29) and 1 or 2 helpers with a variety of other small jobs to make this 2014 Directory a successful event! Please contact Jayne in the office to say you can help (616-846-8556).

Someone to weekly move tables & chairs for various ministry needs. If this is a way you can serve,

 Please contact the office at 616-846-8556. 

Do you have a passion for the next generation?

Do you have a desire to see the kids of Lakeshore Fellowship grow closer to Jesus? Does it excite you to experience kids praying for and witnessing to their friends and family? You can make a difference in the lives of our kids and families. Whether you serve once a month on a Sunday morning or weekly at 2.52 or Fray. Our kids and parents need you!!! Stop by the Information Center in the Atrium or the Children’s Ministry Desk in the ARK to find the perfect fit for you. Or talk to Colleen 616-846-8556. Serving like Jesus on the outside, can make you feel like Jesus on the inside – who wouldn’t want that?!

Opportunities to Serve in Children’s/Youth Ministries


  • Return your empty pop bottles to be donated to offset the cost of weekly dinners.
  • Someone to check the bin of bottles and handle returning the bottles for cash.
  • Organize Classroom Supplies by serving a couple hours during the week organizing children’s ministry supplies and setting up for class.
  • BAM Sunday Mornings at 10:45am ~ 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 ~ Praise God we have a full team in 2.52!!!
  • Fray (Middle School Ministry on Wednesday Nights) need help with check-in and small group leaders. Contact the church office if you can help!

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


Supper House

Lakeshore Fellowship serves on the 2nd Monday of the month. Supper House provides more than a meal. People hunger for many things: food, attention, respect, dignity, love, opportunities, friendship, and a sense of "belonging". If you would like to be part of this ministry you can sign up at the Information Center or talk to Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998. Our next time to serve is November 10th. Dinner is served from 4-5:30pm. "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'" Matthew 25:40.

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*
10/12/14:  General Fund: $ 8,720   IMPACT: $ 1,540   Other Funds: $ 205
Total giving through September $338,071    Total expenses through September $356,876
*This number is based on an adjusted budget approved by the GMB on 7/8/14

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Kelly Reyes and family at the passing of Kelly’s mom Peggy Holland on 10-16-14.

William Ripple, has a concussion that isn’t healing as expected, has a MRI on Monday and a referral to Mary Free Bed for further consultation. 

Prayers for families mourning the loss of loved ones this year.

Diana Schultz’s mother, Karen Cloutier, as she starts her chemotherapy again for lung cancer.

Jenni Gesiakowski, as she prepares for her next surgery at the end of October.

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


Other News


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.

Journey to Bethlehem

Area event that takes place outdoors at Duncan Woods Park in Grand Haven on the evenings of December 11th, 12th and 13th. Ticket sales will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church (Grand Haven) on Saturday, November 15th. Doors open at 8am with sales beginning at 9am. To volunteer or gather information, visit their website at

Grace Lutheran Church (Coopersville)

Grace Lutheran is hosting a "Kids Against Hunger" packaging event on Saturday, November 1st from 9-11am at 300 E. Cleveland Street, Coopersville. Their goal is to have at least 100 volunteers (kids and adults) from area churches and the Coopersville community who will package 10,000 meals on that day to feed hungry children locally and around the world. Contact their office if you have any questions 616-837-7831.

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.