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

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


Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! This Sunday we celebrate Palm Sunday when Jesus rode into Jerusalem as the King of Israel in order to rescue humanity and a broken creation. Our message is titled “Receive the King with Praise and Prayer!” based on Matthew 21:1-17.​

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given in loving memory of Wyatt Jansheski's 2nd Birthday.

Sponsorships for 2015 Altar Flowers are now available to reserve at the Information Center.

Happy Birthday . . .

to Wendy Lonergan on March 31st!

Community Easter Egg Hunt

Will be hosted at Lakeshore again on Saturday, April 4th. We will need lots of eggs filled with wrapped candy. Our goal is to collect 3,000 eggs; so far we have collected only 1785 (1,215 still needed). Please place your donated eggs in the marked container in the Atrium as soon as possible. Eggs can be dropped off prior to the event on Sunday or during the week during office hours (9am-3pm). Thank you!

Bring Your Donated Baked Goods & Fruit for Easter Sunday Fellowship

Easter Sunday we would like to provide homemade goodies (instead of our regular cookies) and fruit for our fellowship time following each Worship service. (Note, this is not a formal "brunch", simply we wanted special treats following worship times).Please let us know you can bring something by signing up at the Information Center this Sunday or call the church office at 616-846-8556.

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! Early Bird Registration is going on NOW thru April 15th for a reduced price of $159 each (for the first 15 kids). Contact Colleen for your discount code. After April 15th, the discount code will expire. 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).


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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.

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.

Mark Your Calendars! Faith Legacy Pre-Teen Retreats

Mother/Daughter Retreat (or special mentor) is scheduled for May 8th–9th with the blessing event on Mother’s Day, May 10th during 10:45am Worship Service. The Father/Son Retreat (or special mentor) will be June 19th–20th the blessing event on Father’s Day, June 21st during 10:45am Worship. Watch for more details! Mom’s and daughters can sign up now on your Connection Card this Sunday or email Colleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Meeting in the Worship Center on Mondays from 7-8:30pm.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month (April 11th) 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). They will continue to study from a book by Elyse Fitzpatrick, Idols of the Heart: Learning to Long for God Alone. Call Nancy if you would like to join (616-453-6395).

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in Pastor's Office at Lakeshore. All welcome!


Needed ~ Someone Willing to Serve as our Building Certified Food Manager

This person will need to complete classes through Ottawa County and pass a test; then be available a few times during the year when we host a public food serving event. Please contact Jayne in the office to discuss 616-846-8556.

Talent Search

Mike Dorman (Worship Leader) is looking for additional talent! He is looking specifically for drummers, electric guitar and acoustical guitar players for our Sunday Morning Praise Team! If you know of someone (or play yourself) please contact Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Sunday Nursery/Toddler Care

We would LOVE to be able to provide care for Nursery/Toddler at our 9am service time. If you are willing to be on the schedule occasionally, please contact Colleen Dierolf 616-846-8556. 

Meal Ministry Team

Needs additional helpers to make meals! We currently support a few families with much needed meals and could use a few more individuals willing to make meals! Please contact Dana Saunders at 616-847-0665.

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/Youth Ministries


  • 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 ~ K–1st grade class or 2nd-4th grade class.


Household Necessity Pantry (HNP) Give-A-Way

Our next HNP will be on Saturday, April 25th at 9am. Volunteers will be needed by 8am. Please sign up on your Connection Card this Sunday to let us know you can help.

Honduras Trip Planned ~ July 7-14, 2015

There are still spots available!! Please check our website for details (and this link There will be a Honduras Trip Meeting after the 10:45am Worship in the Youth Room on Sunday, March 29th. Both Kathy Alsobrooks and Andrew Boyd, the trip leaders, will be on hand to give specific information as well as answer any questions you may have. If you are unable to attend, Pam Heins will be at the Information Center between services.

A $100 deposit is required to hold your spot and is accepted on a first come first serve basis. Questions please contact Pam about the La Cuesta trip via phone or email, 616-846-5109 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Kathy Alsobrooks for the H.O.M.E. trip to La Union at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

3/22/15:  General Fund: $ 10,278    IMPACT: $ 767   Other Funds: $ 34
Total giving thru February $63,013    Total expenses thru February $69,293

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Safe travels for all of our families during Spring Break!

Praise for Asher Williams, born on 3-16-15.

Adam & Desiree Hutton, praise on the birth of their first baby.

Jerry Goresch
, for upcoming hand surgery on 3-30-15.

Sandy Christmas for her knee surgery on 3-31-15.

Jim & Hilda Albright for safe travels as they visit Katie.

Heather Jones, for health.

Rhonda Doerr's mother, Theresa Richert for continue healing and free of complications.

Dan and Clare Bush's son-in-law, Ed who has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Beuschel family’s great niece, Wayne, who is recovering at Hackley Hospital and expected to stay for another week; great niece Lyndi waiting for a kidney and prayers for Nancylynn.

Prayers for members in need of healing: Paul Beuschel, Kate Kelch, Kaydence Beuschel, Shirley Williams, Marge Lembke, Paulette Boeger, and Gloria McAlpine.

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!

Annual Spring Metal and E-Recycle Event

First Christian Reformed Church announces its annual metal and electronics recycling event! Mark your calendar for Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd, and begin stocking up on your unwanted metal and electronics. Watch for more information in April or call their church for details at 1-616-842-6370.


Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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