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


Sunday, April 20th

He has risen! He has risen, indeed, hallelujah! This Sunday we celebrate the day that changed history and changes our lives today. Our message is, "See Your Risen and Exalted King!" based on John 20:1-18.

Altar Flowers

Altar Flowers are in celebration of Larry and Bev Ward's 28th Anniversary!

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!

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).

Elections for the Governance Ministry Board (GMB) are Coming in May

Men and Women faithfully represent the congregation through this leadership board. Terms are for three years. Please prayerfully consider if the Lord is calling you to serve Him through this role. For more information, or to submit your name, talk with Bonni Norwood, Jerry Goresch, or Mike Krause.

Congregational Letter

. . . has gone out to the members of Lakeshore Fellowship concerning Christina Gammon's intention to seek new ministry opportunities outside Lakeshore Fellowship. Please continue to pray for her and Sophia during this time. Any questions, please contact Pastor Chris, Mike Krause, Randy Deater, or Debi Miller. If you did not receive this congregational letter, please contact Jayne in the office to update your membership records and to receive your copy.

Are You New to Lakeshore? Do You Want to Know More About our Church?

 First Step Lunch with Pastor Chris may be just what you are looking for! Join Pastor for a casual time of food and fellowship on Sunday, May 18th at 12:15–1:30pm in our Worship Center. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the office at 616-846-8556 to sign up.

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 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.

Scholarships are available through Lakeshore; contact Colleen Dierolf for more information.


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;

“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

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. Final two weeks will be April 23rd meeting at Craig’s Cruisers & April 30th will be a potluck here at Lakeshore!


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 27th at 6pm. Bring your friends!

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

Meets every Wednesday evening, at 6:15pm through 7:45pm. Final two weeks! Meeting April 23rd at Craig's Cruisers and April 30th at Lakeshore with a potluck!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30–8pm in the Prayer Room. All are welcome to join!

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. Not meeting this Sunday, April 20th, enjoy Easter with your family.


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.


Summer BAM (Children’s Ministry on Sunday Mornings)

Many of you are aware; Lakeshore will be having one worship service time throughout the summer (10am - June 1-August 31). With this new schedule, we want to give our regular BAM (children’s area) teachers a break from teaching for the summer. If you can help out one or two Sundays this summer please contact Colleen Dierolf for details This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   / 616-846-8556 or simply sign up on the schedule at the Information Center. Help is needed in the Nursery, Toddler, Preschool and Elementary classes. 

SpringHill 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   or 616-846-8556.


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.

Please Note

Members of Lakeshore Fellowship, who are in need of pantry items, do not need to wait for distribution days! Please contact the church office.

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.  

The Lord's Business (Finance)

Weekly Financial Report

Weekly General Budget Need $ 11,276

4/13/14:  General Fund: $ 6,976    IMPACT: $ 764   Other Funds: $ 140
Total giving through March $ 118,808   Total expenses through March $ 127,641

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Mike Fellows, following surgery to remove a brain tumor on Friday, April 18th.

Praise for Rick Yonker’s brother, Terry who has been released from his nearly 5 month stay in the hospital with Leukemia - now in remission.

Dan Tooker’s mother, will be having a second surgery for breast cancer on April 25th.

Prayers for those in need of healing: Paul Tomandl, Paulette Boeger, Gloria McAlpine, 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!


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.

National Day of Prayer

Will be Thursday, May 1st at various local venues including Grand Haven City Hall and Spring Lake Township Hall. Gathering will take place outside the building site…Rain or shine…Midday 12:15-12:45pm. This is the 63rd Annual Day of Prayer! This year’s theme is “One Voice, United in Prayer”, based on Romans 15:6. “That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Everyone is encouraged and welcome to intercede for America and its leadership!

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

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 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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