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16790 Van Wagoner St
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 846-8556
Service Times
Sundays 9 and 10:45am

Worship

Sunday, April 13th

"Hosanna!" the crowds shout in praise for Jesus. yet, by the end of the week some of them were shouting "Crucify Him!" When life is going well, we may easily praise God. But what about when suffering and hardship comes? Do we turn away from God in those times? This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday with our message titled, "Welcome Your Crucified King" based on John 12:12-19 and John 19:16b-22.

Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers are in celebration of Katrina Elam's Birthday!

A Note of Thanks

Thank you for your kinds words, cards and support during the recent passing of Colleen's mom, Valarah Cook. Special thank you to Pastor Chris for the time of prayer at her bedside.

Rick & Colleen Dierolf

Easter Sunday There will be Nursery at Both Services

Childcare will be provided at our 10:45am worship time as follows K-4th grade will join together in the ARK for an Easter video - "What's the Meaning of Easter?" Veggie Tales creator Phil Vischer along with Buck Denver and Friends - will help kids discover what Easter is all about!

Holy Week Services

Please join us for our Holy Week Services which include: Maundy Thursday (April 17th) at 7pm with Holy Communion, Good Friday (April18th) at 7pm and Easter Sunday (April 20th) Worship at 9am & 10:45am.

Easter Fellowship Time

We would also love to have donations of pastries/donuts/homemade cookies/etc. for our fellowship time following both services. Please stop at the Information Center to sign-up for what you plan to bring. Thank you!

Easter Egg Hunt - Thank You for Helping Us Exceed Our Goal of 4,000 Eggs!

Join us on Saturday, April 19th at 10am in front of our building (Lakeshore Fellowship). Bring your friends and neighbors to our Community Easter Egg Hunt! Kids ages 2-10 years old can gather for this exciting and fun event. Bring your Easter baskets (or bags) to fill with Easter eggs. Volunteer are needed, please sign up on Sunday's Connection Card or contact Colleen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to say you'll help. We are half way to our goal of 4000 eggs! If you would like to donate eggs with wrapped candy, you can place them in the basket in the Atrium.

Sunday, April 27th

Chris Pease will be sharing the message on April 27th as Pastor Chris will be at Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Tea, SD for their building dedication (he was their first pastor).

Save the Date! SpringHill 2014 Summer Camp

This popular day camp will be hosted again by Lakeshore Fellowship, Trinity Reformed and Hope Reformed. Camp will be at White Pines Middle School in Grand Haven the week of August 11-15th. The camp is for area kids who have completed grades K-4th. You can register online anytime at http://springhillcamps.com/go/DayCamp/MI/Grand_Haven.aspx. Cost is $169.00 and $159 for each additional sibling(s). If you would like to be on a payment plan, please make sure you register before the end of April with a $50 deposit. Payments can then be made online. Please note that full payment will automatically be pulled the first week of May unless you call SpringHill and make arrangements to continue making payments. Any questions, please contact SpringHill at (231)734-2616. Sponsored by Thrivent Financial.

Spring Hill Camp - Special Need ~ We want all kids to have the opportunity for a positive camp experience. There are a few kids who need to have one-on-one attention. We are in need of volunteers who would be willing to spend each day with one of these kids. Please contact Colleen Dierolf for details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

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; info@lakeshorefellowship.com).

“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).

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 www.lakeshorefellowship.com.


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. .

Sunday Nursery

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 9am worship for ages birth ~ 36 months as well as during our 10:45am worship for ages birth ~ 17 months. (children 18 months ~ 36 months will meet in our new Toddler room) We have a paging system in the event you are needed during worship.

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry… for Kids) ~ Second Service ONLY

Each Sunday Preschool through 4th grade will continue their journey through the narrative of Holy Scripture! Join the fun in the ARK at 10:45am! 

2.52 (Kids Ministry – Wednesday Evenings – Preschool thru 4th grade)

Meets Wednesday evenings with $2.00 dinner at 5:30-6pm and program from 6:15–7:45pm. Kids invite your friends for this exciting and FUN adventure! Questions, contact Colleen. NO 2.52 on April 16th (Holy week).

Final two weeks will be April 23rd & 30th!

"HANGOUT"

Invites OneHouse MOVE (our Senior Youth grades 9th–12th) & OneHouse Fray (our Junior Youth grades 5th–8th) to "HANGOUT" on Sunday mornings from 9:56am-10:45am in the Youth Room with hot cocoa, donuts, games and time with your friends!

MOVE (High School Ministry)

MOVE meets this Sunday, April 13th at 6pm. Bring your friends!

FRAY (Middle School Ministry ~ 5th - 8th Grade)

Meets every Wednesday evening, at 6:15pm through 7:45pm. NO FRAY on April 16th (Holy Week). Final two weeks will be April 23rd & 30th!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30–8pm in the Prayer Room. All are welcome to join! GAP will NOT meet this Wednesday, April 16th due to Holy Week.

Fresh Hope

(Christian support group for those who suffer from mood disorders and those who love someone with such disorders) meeting on Sunday evenings at 6pm in the Prayer Room. Questions, call Hillary Eddy at 231-343-7807 or Jen Sauers at 616-843-5369.

JOIN A COMMUNITY GROUP

Being a part of a community group...It's not an EVENT it's a RELATIONSHIP! If you are not yet connected to a group, contact the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.


Serve

Holy Week Services - Maundy Thursday (April 17th) & Good Friday (April 18th) at 7pm - Hospitality & Child Care Help Needed

Hospitality Teams - If you can help greet, collect the offering and serve Communion (Communion on Maundy Thursday) at one of these services please contact Randy Deater at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-842-6882.

Child Care - We would like to provide nursery care for both services. If you are willing to serve at one of these services, please contact Colleen Dierolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Volunteers Needed for the Easter Egg Hunt

This community event will be at Lakeshore Fellowship at 10am on Saturday, April 19th. Please contact Colleen if you can help at this fun event (616-846-8556).


Go

April 26th is the Next Household Necessities Pantry

Our next pantry is coming up soon on April 26th at 9am. Volunteers are needed at 8am. Please mark your Connection Card or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you can help.

Sponsorships Welcome fo SpringHill Day Camp

Lakeshore Fellowship is promoting this wonderful day camp opportunity to area non-churched families and plan to offer sponsorships to kids in need. Please consider any donation toward this opportunity. One full week of camp costs $ 169 per child. Checks can be made out to Lakeshore Fellowship with "SpringHill" in the memo section.

2014 Honduran Trip

Trip is now scheduled for July 15-22, 2014. Approximate cost is $ 1600 per person. Deposit money of $ 100 is now being accepted to reserve your spot. Please note we are hosting two mission trips that will take place at the same time this year. Deadline for application and deposit is this Sunday at NOON. Any questions, please contact Pam Heins at 616-846-5109.

Please Note

Members of Lakeshore Fellowship, who are in need of pantry items, do not need to wait for distribution days! Please contact our Community Service Mobilizer, Kris Jackson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) to make an appointment.

Investment on your Returns! (Pop Bottle Returns)

You can invest in a kid this summer by helping to sponsor them at SpringHill Camp. You can either bring in your empties or return them to the store and bring your refund slips in and we’ll cash them in. Leave bottles in the Atrium by the blue bin or leave your refund slips at the Information Center.  

Hope for America

Billy Graham has an outreach tool you may want to utilize either as a part of your community group or as a family. You are welcome to preview this half hour presentation and decide if this tool is for you!  http://myhopewithbillygraham.org/programs/the-cross/


The Lord's Business (Finance)

Weekly Financial Report

Weekly General Budget Need $ 11,276

4/6/14:  General Fund: $ 3,618  IMPACT: $ 1,215  Other Funds: $ 80

Total giving through February $ 69,957   Total expenses through February $ 80,647


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Gloria McAlpine who is going through chemotherapy right now.

Peggy Holland (Kelly Reyes’ mother), who is receiving radiation for cancer in her bronchial area.

Ruth Cooper (Sherry Travis’ mother), who is battling infection.

Pray for our members of Lakeshore that are working in Honduras, especially for financial support.

Prayers for those in need of healing: Paul Tomandl, Paulette Boeger, Bev Ward, Bonnie Pendell, Sue Hitsman, and Sandy Grey.


Other News

Summer 2014 Lakeshore Fellowship will be going to One Service

Sunday, June 1st through Sunday, August 31st; worship service will be at 10am only!

SCRIP

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.

Stations of the Cross (NOTE NEW DATES)

Covenant Life Church in downtown Grand Haven will again host an amazing event to experience, Stations of the Cross. This is an interactive free event connecting you to what Jesus went through on his journey during Passion Week. This event will run on April 16th-18th. Times are as follows: Wednesday 5-9 pm, Thursday 5-9 pm, and Friday 12-9 pm. (NO Saturday as previously promoted.)

Appliance Ministry Needs Appliances

If you are planning spring renovations and replacement of your working appliances, please consider donating your gently used, working appliances to Love INC’s Appliance Ministry. They have over 20 families on a waiting list needing anything from washers and dryers to stoves and refrigerators. Contact Love INC at 846-2701 to make your donation. Thank you!

Spring Metal and Electronics Recycle Event Scheduled

Don't throw that stuff away!  Do what's right by the environment and bring them to the 1st CRC annual Recycle Event on Friday, May 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm & Saturday, May 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 noon, in the parking lot of 1st CRC, 516 S. Ferry in Grand Haven. Need help getting your stuff to the event? Want more information? Call 1st CRC at 842-6370. This year's event will also benefit Love INC and all of its programs.

Barnabas Ministries

Barnabas Ministries is hosting a Golf Outing at Clearbrook Golf Club on April 26th. Enjoy some friendly competition while supporting Barnabas Ministries! Call 616.748.8435 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration information or visit the events page at www.barnabasmin.org.

Mentors Needed!

Barnabas Ministries is looking for men and women who would be willing to mentor youth in the Grand Haven/Spring Lake area. On their waiting list for a mentor is Tom, a 10 year old who is artistic and loves Star Wars. He is looking for someone to hang out with that is patient and willing to listen to him. Also waiting is Kristin, a 15 year old who is very outgoing and loves music. She is looking for someone to be her friend who is willing to hang out and try new things. If you are interest in mentoring Tom or Kristin, please contact Nikki at 616-748-8435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Strengthen Your Marriage in 12 Weeks

Bridge to Life Ministries is offering its Heart & Soul of a Real Marriage, 12-week marriage seminar series beginning April 15th from 7-9pm. The Heart & Soul series has helped thousands of marriages with practical tools in a non-threatening setting. For more information or to register, visit their website at www.bridgetolife.org for details.

Hospice Volunteer Training to be Offered

Hospice Volunteers serve in a wide variety of capacities, including respite for a family, massage therapy, playing games with a patient, assisting in our office with administrative duties, baking cookies, doing minor repairs and the list goes on. Your special talents can be utilized to help provide services to a patient or family facing an end of life issue. Volunteer services are needed days, evenings and weekends. If you would like to find out more information on how you can make a difference, consider attending our May 14th and 21st training form 5-9pm. To register or for more information, please contact Kristyn Ireland at 616-847-5215 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.

e-News Paper Copies

Paper copies of the e-News will be available upon request at the Information Center.

 
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