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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


Sunday Sermon

Next Sunday we welcome Bill & Sherri Casey to share their STORY! 

Need Prayer?

At the end of worship you are invited to come to the Altar area to receive prayer. You may also write your prayer requests on the back of Sunday's Connection Card.

Altar Flowers

in to the Glory of God!

Altar Flower sponsorships are still available in October. 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.


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!

First Communion Instruction

Any student in 5th grade (or older) who has not participated in a First Communion Instruction is invited to join Pastor Chris and Colleen in the ARK on Saturday, October 15th 9 am–Noon. At 11:30 am; parents will meet with Pastor Chris while students paint a personalized chalice. First Communion will be celebrated on Sunday, October 16th at the 10:45 am Worship Service. Please sign up on your Connection Card. Contact Colleen Dierolf for more information 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.


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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


MOVE (High School Ministry)

Starts this Sunday, October 2nd with a movie night from 6:30-8:30pm. All 9th-12th grade students are encouraged to invite your friends!!

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..

Children's Ministry

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. In B.A.M. we will be presenting the Gospel Project. The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered Bible study for Kids, that examines how all Scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. Over the course of three years, they will journey from Genesis to Revelation and discover how God's plan of redemption unfolds throughout Scripture and still today, compelling them to join the mission of God! For information on this exciting series, click here Hope you will send your kids to the ARK some Sunday soon!!

2.52 (Preschool - 4th Grade) & Fray (Middle School)

2.52 (K – 4th Grade) and Fray (5th – 8th Grade) start back up on Wednesday, October 5th.  Dinner 5:30 – 6:00 pm for $2. Program begins at 6:15 pm. Kids invite your friends!


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.


Faith Legacy for 
9th grade students 
Your Blessing Event will be December 11th at the 10:45 am service.  We suggest a purity ring as the blessing object for this age group. The rings that are can be ordered from & also at your local Christian bookstore, jewelry store or other online locations.


Faith Legacy Sunday, October 9th ~ 5:30 – 8:30 PM  for 10th grade students and parents (light snacks provided)

You are invited to Faith Step:  Looking Ahead-Life After High School

Legacy Point 1:  What is God’s Purpose for My Life

Legacy Point 2:  Becoming the You That You Were Meant to Be

Legacy Point 3:  It’s Time to Plan

Blessing Object:  Personalized plaque 

Your Blessing Event will be Sunday, October 23rd at the 10:45 am service. 


Faith Legacy - Spiritual Parenting at Birth October 9th – 9 am during the Worship Service.  Child care will be provided. 

The Birth Faith Legacy series is three one hour seminars with a video followed by discussion.  (dates for other two will be decided by those attending).  If you’re looking ahead to a new baby in your home, or have a new baby, Spiritual Parenting at Birth gets you started nurturing faith at home. Faith Legacy Series-Birth videos focus on “beginning with the end in mind” and talks about what baptism and baby dedication represent in different churches. Topics include:

  • Creating a Christ-centered atmosphere at home
  • Blessing your child with words, trust, and prayer
  • Baptism
We also show you how to create a blessing for your child that can be used throughout their life. 


If you and your child plan to attend any of these events, contact Jon or Kitty Braun at 616-402-8669 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

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!

Crossways Adult Education Class

This adult education class series, led by Pastor Chris, meets Monday nights (weekly) at 7-8:30 pm in the ARK. All welcome. Any questions, please call our office at 616-846-8556.

Women's Fall Bible Study

All women are welcome on Mondays, October 3rd thru November 21st at 7 - 8:30 pm in the Prayer Room. Bring your Bible/phone/tablet and join us as we dig into God's word together. October 3rd-24th they will be studying the book of Phillipians and then October 31st-November 21st will be a study on Colossians. Please enter using the office doors (in front of the circle drive) Questions, call Nancy at 616-453-6395.


Join us on Tuesday, October 18th at 7 pm for a special evening of appetizers, connecting with ladies, and to hear a message. This CONNECT; "Wired for Relationship: Where are You Plugged In?" We learn that God has made us for relationships and our technology can steal away what God intends for our interactions. Our guest speaker Brian Davis, a liaison between the police force and the schools, will share with us how technology (iphones, internet) can pose a dangerous threat to what God intends for us. Additionally, he will help moms become more aware of warning signs and how to help protect your children from potential problems. Any questions, please contact Jane Buerhle (616-450-2899) or Nancy Davis (616-453-6395). Members, please bring an appetizer to share and invite your friends. Beverages provided. 

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. Join them October 8th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

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

Fresh Hope

A Christian support group for those who suffer mood disorders & for those who love someone with such disorders. The group will meet with Jen Sauers next on October 1st at 1-2:30 pm in the Prayer Room.


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 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.

Meals for Jenni Gesiakowski

The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 5 with meals on treatments days. Please click on the link here to sign up for meals . If you have trouble with this link, please contact our church office at 616-846-8556. Thank you!

Cookies needed

for our coffee/fellowship time! Donations are always welcome to be dropped off in our kitchen. Prepackaged cookies can be left on the counter, homemade cookies should be labeled with "date made" and placed in our freezer. Thank you!!

Hospitality Team Meeting

October 23rd, immediately following our 10:45 am service (approximately 12-1 pm). If you are currently on a team or interested in joining a team, please plan to attend. Questions, please contact Colleen Dierolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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!


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, October 8th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:15 pm, then carpool to the location. Questions, please contact Rick Dierolf at 616-402-5545 or Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998.

Fund Raising Opportunity to support Kids Against Hunger

fresh, all natural, farm raised heritage pork; either whole or 1/2, is available for purchase at $2/lb. A whole pig generally finishes at (approximately) 180 lbs of meat. The cost to cut, smoke, and wrap (at a local USDA approved facility) is approximately $1/lb. Twenty cents of every dollar spent on the pig, will go to Lakeshore’s food packaging event in February (Kids Against Hunger). Please email Christina Sanchez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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. 

Household Necessity Pantry

Our next Pantry will be on Saturday, October 8th at 9 am. Volunteers will be needed by 8 am and can sign-up on your Connection Card on Sunday or call the office (616-846-8556).

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.

Honduras Trip 2017

Mark your calendars for Lakeshore Fellowship's 2017 Mission trip to Honduras! Please pray & consider going! Trip is set for July 20th - 27th. Please contact Pam Heins by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone 616-846-5109.

The Lord's Business (Finance)

Weekly Financial Report

Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,877 

9/25/16 General Fund: $ 10,630    IMPACT: $  433    Other Funds: $ 319

Total General Fund giving thru August $ 271,789    Total General Fund expenses thru August $ 304,147

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Tony DeVecht recovering from brain surgery (to remove a mass) on Friday (9-23-16).

Blayze Sauers
 who is a 9th grader that is going through a difficult time. 

Prayers for the Pendell family; Jim for healing of a cyst; Christina for healing from elbow surgery; Brynda for healing of her wrist.

Prayers for Hillary Eddy's mother who will be having neck surgery on Monday.

Prayers for Doug Blamer's nephew, Kevin, who was in a bad auto accident. 

Prayers for members in need of healing
; Aprelle Nettrour (hospital), Sandy Christmas (recovery), Lin Rau (recovery from surgeries), Paulette Boeger (Hospice), Carole Hibnar, Gloria McAlpine, Marjorie Rozeboom (Hospice), Jenni Gesiakowski, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

Other News

Are you missing a Garage Door Key?

Found on Sunday, August 28th a single key for a garage door. Please call the office to identify at 616-846-8556.

Life Line Screening here at Lakeshore Fellowship...

A leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Lakeshore Fellowship Church on 10/27/2016. 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 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit

Ark Encounter and Creation Museum trip

St. John's Lutheran School is sponsoring an overnight bus trip to the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. It is a fund raiser for our 7th/8th grade class trip to Washington DC. You will find all the information in this link

West Shore Lutheran School Event

Calling all veterans, active, inactive, retired, reserves, and ready reserves. West Shore Lutheran School, Muskegon, MI. would like to honor you at a Veteran's Day celebration on November 7, 2016 at 9 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 3225 Roosevelt Rd., Muskegon MI. Our children are making lots of plans and practicing their songs to honor your service. Grand Haven's American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post #28 Honor Guard will also be present. We would like to see you in uniform if possible. Please call West Shore Lutheran School at 231-755-1048 ext. 10 by November 1st. to RSVP.

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.

St. Luke Lutheran in Nunica...

is hosting a family friendly movie night on Saturday, October 8 and our members are invited. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the movie will begin at 6:00 pm. Popcorn, beverages and snacks will be provided at this FREE event.