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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, May 3rd

With all the confusing claims about spirituality, how should we seek and identify the genuine work of the Holy Spirit? How does He give us new life? This Sunday we continue our series, Come Holy Spirit, with our message, "The Spirit of Truth" based on John 14:15-27; 15:26-27; 16:7-15.

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers celebrates Doug and Cheryl Blamer's 35th Anniversary!

Happy Birthday to Pastor Chris on May 4th!


This Sunday is Potluck Sunday!

Please plan to bring a dish to pass and join our potluck following our second service. Hope you can join us!

Spring Clean-up Helpers Needed

May 16th at 9am outside on our property! Bring your gloves, rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and helping hands!

Needed for Pentecost Sunday

25 singers, age 5th grade through adult, who can "carry a tune" to be a part of our Pentecost Choir on Sunday, May 24th as we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit. There will be a “choir-only” rehearsal on Sunday, May 19th at 12:15pm and a rehearsal “with the band” during the week prior (date TBD). Returning singers, please check your email for more information. New singers, please contact Mike Dorman, Worship Leader, or Joella VanOosterhout, choir director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by Sunday, May 3rd. Come be a part of the fun!

Governance Ministry Board Elections (GMB) will be May 31st

We ask that the members of Lakeshore prayerfully consider being a member of this vital leadership board. If anyone has any questions they can connect with Mike Krause (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-834-3416) or speak with any GMB member. If anyone is interested in running, please inform the church office no later than May 24th. We will have 4 open seats. Each term is three years (however, one of the four current seats will be for only one year). Elections are to be held between services on May 31st.

SpringHill Scholarship Fundraiser

Stop by the table in the Atrium this Sunday to check out PartyLite Candles. Fifty percent of your purchase will go towards camp scholarships for SpringHill Camp this summer. Kids planning to go to camp, may also take an order form and get outside orders to help offset the cost of camp. Orders will be due May 3rd.

High School Senior Sunday

We invite your graduating senior come to our 10:45am service on May 31st; dressed in their cap & gown. There will be a special time of blessing for them. We need your child’s senior picture and a couple snap shots submitted to Wendy by May 17th for a special collage. If you know the future plans for your child, we would like to know that as well. Questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Needed: Fashion Magazines

. . . for posters the girls will be making at the Mother/Daughter Retreat. If you have any you could donate, please drop them off at the Information Center. 

Unity Ticket Pre-sales

have started and are now available at a discount! See Linda Goresch at the Information Center this coming Sunday or call 616-846-8556 for details.

Lakeshore Fellowship Softball Team

Lakeshore is putting together a co-ed team of players this spring to play at Robinson Township Park on Thursday evenings. For more information, please contact Mike & Rebecca Steinke at 616-844-8578. They will be in the Atrium this Sunday to help get you signed-up.

Directories Are Here

Stop by the Information Center on Sunday to pick up your family copy.

Returning to Grand Haven . . . SpringHill Day Camp!

SpringHill Camp will be at Peach Plains Elementary School, July 20 – 24 from 9am-4pm. Day Camp is 5 days of SpringHill fun for kids who have completed K – 4th grade. The camp consists of small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and engaging activities including: archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, making tie dye t-shirts, and so much more! The invitation post cards are here! If you are willing to distribute some to the kids in your neighborhood; please stop by the Children’s Ministry Registration booth and pick some up.Cost will then be $179 each (sibling discounts still available). You must personally register on line at Invite your friends!!!! Any questions, please contact Colleen at 616-846-8556 ext. 203. If you can sponsor a child, please also let us know.

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. 

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).


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


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.

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. 

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. For details on this wonderful program, please talk with Colleen Dierolf or click on this link to read all about it.

Faith Legacy Calendar

Pre-teen (5th and 6th grade) Retreats: May 8–9 Mother/Daughter Retreat (or special Mentor) with the blessing event on Mother’s Day, May 10th during 10:45am Worship Service and June 19–20 Father/Son Retreat (or special Mentor) with the blessing event on Father’s Day, June 21st during 10:45am Worship. Contact Colleen for more information 616-846-8556.

Father/Son Retreat (5th/6th Graders) June 18–19

Dads (or a sponsored dad in cases where dad is unavailable) sign up now for the Father/Son Retreat. It will be a great “guy’s retreat” with Capture the Flag, campfire, games, and just hanging out. Spend a weekend of quality time with your son while discussing what it means to become a man, specifically, God’s plan for a man. Sign-up by checking your Connection Card or at the Information Center. Special Orientation meeting for the dads on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30-8pm in the Youth Room.

2.52 and Fray Trip to Craig’s Cruisers (Preschool – 8th grade)

Meet at Craig’s Cruisers in Muskegon (Pontaluna Road) for a fun night on Wednesday, May 20th at 6-7:30pm. Preschool and Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult. Cost details coming soon.

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Meeting next on Monday, April 13th at 7-8:30pm at Lakeshore Fellowship.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month (next meeting is on May 9th) from 7-9am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to attend!

Women’s Bible Study 2015

Will continue to meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 10am at Nancy's home (601 Lakeview Lane, Spring Lake). Call Nancy if you would like to join (616-453-6395).


Join the Women of Lakeshore at our next CONNECT event happening Tuesday, May 19th at 7pm. Bring your favorite snack or dessert and enjoy the evening with friends.  

Women's Bible Study Summer Series

Begins June 2nd at 7pm in the ARK. More details coming soon.

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in the Prayer Room at Lakeshore. All welcome!


"1st Service 5th Sunday” and “2nd Service all Sundays” ~ Hospitality Members Needed

To serve once a month by greeting, handing out bulletins, and helping with offering. Responsibility includes arriving one half hour prior to service time to meet with team for prayer and special instructions. If you would like to be a part of this “First Impressions” team check on the Connection Card. 

Praise Team

If you play drums, guitar, or sing (or know someone who does) and would be interested in being a part of the Sunday morning Praise Team please talk with Mike Dorman Sunday morning(s) after worship. Or feel free to contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Summer Nursery Help Needed

Do you have a heart for kids? Are you willing to give an hour of your time to serve in the nursery or preschool class so that parents of small children are able to attend worship services? We would love to provide child care at both services (9 and 10:45am) so that parents who choose to have their children in the nursery/preschool can worship knowing their babies are being loved and well cared for. There are 26 opportunities between June and August.  If you can serve one (or two) Sundays this summer, please call Colleen Dierolf or sign up at the Information Center.

Cookie Donations Are Always Welcome!

Donated cookies can be placed on the back counter near the fridge. Any homemade cookies should be dated and put in the freezer. Thank you!!

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empties to help send a child to SpringHill day camp. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you! (SpringHill day camp is tentatively set for July 20-24. More details coming soon.)

Opportunities to Serve in Children’s Ministry - Sunday Mornings

  • BAM Sunday Morning at 10:45am in Nursery-4th grade levels.
  • Sunday morning - 9am Nursery Care.


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 (2015) $8,877

4/26/15 General Fund: $ 8,787    IMPACT: $ 3,304    Other Funds: $ 2,864

Total giving thru March $108,772    Total expenses thru March $108,758

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Paul Abbott, injured his lower back, is in a lot of pain.

Chris Pease and family as they mourn the loss of Chris’s dad, Jerald Pease, Sr.

Rick Yonker and family, as they mourn the loss of Rick's brother, Terry.

Debi Miller and Sandy Grey (and family) as they mourn the loss of their dad, Albern Schoolcraft.

Sherry Travis, praise that her biopsy came back negative.

Nancy Davis, for healing from a negative reaction to antibiotics.

Paul Beuschel has painful arthritis and meds are not working.

Jenni Gesiakowski, whose cancer has returned.

Todd Green, for his son, Todd Jr. to seek salvation

Prayers for members in need of healing: Karen Foupht, Sandy Christmas, Dave Ladd, Alison Rudick, William Ripple, Wayne Beuschel, Marge Lembke, and Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones: Alison Rudick’s sister; and Rhonda Doerr’s mother, Theresa Richert.

Other News


Supporting Scrip this springtime means supporting a child to go to our SpringHill Day Camp this summer! Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to learn more about it…or call Jerry Goresch at 616-212-8967. Don’t know what Scrip is? 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. Reminder: Scrip purchases can NOW be made using your credit or debit card!

New Ways to Purchase Scrip

Start by:

  1. Signing up for SCRIP at the Info Center with Jerry Goresch
  2. Jerry will give you a User Name & Password on the spot
  3. Wait 24 hours
  4. You’ll be asked to fill out a form (Prestopay) that includes your banking information. SCRIP purchases will then come directly from your banking account.
  5. Now you’re able to purchase SCRIP directly from your computer or smart phone.

 How it works:

  1. Access your SCRIP account at
  2. Search for a merchant.
  3. You can purchase gift cards.
  4. OR purchase “SCRIPNow”. If at a participating store, be logged in & ready at, purchase the amount needed (increments vary store to store) your e-card will come up on your phone, show it (bar code) to the cashier who will scan it for payment. Sometimes the e-card takes up to 20 minutes so it may be best to estimate what you will spend. Examples of stores are Walmart, Cabelas, Amazon, Buffalo Wild Wings & more!
  5. OR “Reload” a gift card you already have. Stores like Meijer, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and more participate!



Muskegon Rescue Mission

is sponsoring a run to “overcome life’s obstacles” called Fore Shore Adventure Run, Saturday, May 16th. For more details on this exciting event, visit

Strengthen Your Marriage in 12 Weeks

Bridge to Life Ministries is offering its Heart & Soul of a Real Marriage, 12-week marriage seminar series. Classes begin on Tuesday, May 5th at 7-9pm. Visit their website at for details.

Did you know that Church Extension Fund is not a credit union or bank . . .

but a non-profit corporation of our Michigan District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, designed to allow you to see your savings dollars build and expand the mission and ministry of sister congregations(and very likely your own)? ~ If you know, thank you for being a partner in this ministry.  If you didn’t know, then consider how God’s abundance to you can be invested in Church Extension and used for the blessing of many.  You can visit CEF online at or call 800-242-3944.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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