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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am

Worship

Sunday Sermon

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Discovery Class Series

This series is for anyone attending Lakeshore Fellowship that wants to “discover” who we are and what we believe. This exciting class series will be instructed by Pastor Chris on Wednesdays evenings at 7pm; May 11, 18, & 26. Please mark your calendars!

Governance Ministry Board Elections

It is time once again to prayerfully consider serving on this vital ministry board that serves Lakeshore Fellowship and guides our policies. Candidates must be members of Lakeshore Fellowship with plans to serve a 3 year term. Candidate names are being collected now through May 1st. Candidates will need to provide a personal write-up for the congregation to review about you by the same date. Elections will be held between services on Sunday, May 22nd. Candidates should plan to be available that day to answer any last minute questions from members prior to voting. You may also nominate someone you feel would be a great candidate. Any questions, please contact Mike Krause at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or our church office at 616-846-8556.

Full Immersion Baptism

If you have not been baptized or would like to renew your baptism, please contact our office at 616-846-8556. You will need to meet with Pastor Chris sometime in May. We are planning to offer a group full immersion baptism opportunity on Sunday, June 5th. 

Youth Sunday

has been scheduled for Sunday, June 5th! This will also be the Sunday we plan to honor our high school/college graduates as well as celebrate our 6 students being confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Group "full immersion" baptism will also be offered that Sunday! More details coming soon! 

Do you have someone graduating from high school or college?

Please let us know if you have a 2016 graduate (high school or college) in your household. We plan to honor them on Sunday, June 5th. Please contact the church office soon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kid’s Books Library - Sharing Cart

Our Book Cart is ready for use! Have a Book? Give a Book! Need a Book? Take a Book! The new cart will be 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 always welcome them. 

SpringHill Day Camp

SpringHill Day Camp is returning to Peach Plains in Grand Haven, July 11th – 15th from 9 am – 4 pm. Day Camp is 5 days of SpringHill fun for kids who have completed K – 4th grade. Camp includes small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and engaging activities including;  archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, giant slip ‘n slide, creating tie dye t-shitrts, and so much more! Camp cost is $ 189 for the week. If you register before June 5th, you can receive $20 off – by using the code $20PPEARLY. Scholarships available. (Final registration is June 24th) Must register on line at www.springhillcamps.com. Talk to Colleen Dierolf if you have questions 616-846-8556.  Volunteers needed: Monday Morning Registration, Host Families for Camp Counselors, Staff Meal Preparation, Counselors In Training CIT’s student counselors, Host Staff Gathering, Medical Volunteers, and Activities Helper.

SpringHill Day Camp - Host Homes

Is in need of host homes for their college aged camp counselors. If you would be able to provide housing and breakfast for 2 or more counselors the week of July 11 – 15, please talk to Colleen Dierolf ASAP or you can register yourself by clicking this link;https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bc7CdwE9hsqk1n2p3NpdPyJd60dRE-gCj7knHTZZSGM/viewform?edit_requested=true Students will have their own transportation, but may need an occasional dinner. We need to get homes in place soon, so background checks can be completed.

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! We received our first check for $ 25!! WAY to GO!! 

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. You may also write your prayer requests on the back of Sunday's Connection Card.

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.

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 http://lakeshorefellowship.com/worship/audio-sermons1.


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..

Nursery/B.A.M. (Big Adventure Ministry)

There will be nursery care for birth - 18 months at our 9am Worship time. Child care for birth – 4th grade will be provided during our 10:45am Worship time. Children in Kindergarten - 4th grade are welcome to attend B.A.M.

Craig's Cruisers Night

For all 2.52 and Fray students on May 18th at 6-7:30pm! More details coming soon! Contact Colleen at 616-846-8556. 

Middle School & High School Students

who would like to be a part of the Youth Sunday Skit (on June 5th) should plan to attend practices every Sunday in May at 6:30-7:30 pm in the Youth Room. Questions, please call the church office at 616-846-8556.

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. http://www.lakeshorefellowship.com/113-image-slider/841-faith-legacy.

2 Year Olds' Faith Legacy Event

Parents of 2 year olds who are part of the "2 year old Faith Legacy"; your blessing event will be on Sunday, May 22nd. Any questions, please contact Kitty Braun (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Colleen Dierolf (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Crossways Class (Adult Education)

Meets Mondays at 7 pm in the ARK. All adults are welcome! There will be no class on Monday, May 2nd. The final two classes will be on May 9th & 16th. This class will resume in the Fall of 2016.

Women's CONNECT

The next Women's CONNECT is Tuesday, May 17th at 7 pm here at Lakeshore. You won't want to miss this very special evening! We welcome guest speaker, Lisa Van Ryn. Lisa's sister, Laura, was killed in an accident 10 years ago, but her initial mistaken identity had Lisa thinking Laura was still alive. Laura's friend, Whitney, was the girl in that hospital bed in a coma. Please invite your friends & neighbors! If you are a member at Lakeshore, please bring your favorite appetizer/dessert to share! Any questions, please contact Nancy Davis (616-453-6395) or Jane Buehrle (616-450-2899).

Women's 2016 Bible Study

All women are welcome! The group will be completing their study on the book of Galatians on May 3rd! You are welcome to join them this coming Tuesday at 7 pm at Nancy's home (601 Lakeview Lane, Spring Lake). Bring your Bible/phone/tablet and join us as we dig into God's word together. Questions, call Nancy at 616-453-6395.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. Join them May 14th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in Mike Dorman's office at Lakeshore.


Serve

Sound Technician Needed

We are currently looking for individuals who have a passion for sound/technology that could serve once a month on Thursday nights (for rehearsals) and Sunday mornings (for services). This person should have a desire to create great “sound” environments,  be teachable, reliable, and eager to serve.  If you, or anyone you know, meets these qualifications, please see Mike Dorman (Worship Arts Director) after service or email any questions to him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Toddler Room Volunteers for Sunday Mornings needed

Parents, grandparents, students, or anyone who enjoys playing with toddlers; we need you! A lot of the babies in our nursery are quickly become toddlers. We would love to be able to staff the Toddler room for both services. It’s up to you how often you serve. Once a month or serve at one service, then attend another. Please talk to Colleen Dierolf if you are interested in serving This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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!!

Meals for Jenni

Jenni Gesiakowski's continues chemotherapy. The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 5 with meals on treatments days (usually on Thursdays). Please click on the link here to sign up for meals http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4da5a92aa20-sign. If you have trouble with this link, please contact our church office at 616-846-8556. Thank you!

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empty 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!


Go

Honduras Trip 2016

Lakeshore Fellowship will be offering an opportunity for a team of 12 volunteers to travel to Honduras to further work on the Water Project! Please pray and consider going! Trip is set for September 7th - 14th. There is a blue sign-up sheet at the Information Center. Questions, contact Pam Heins at 616-402-6748.

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, May 9th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:30 pm, then carpool to the location. Please call Carl Jessen (231-578-0998) for more details. 

Scrip

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. Currently, proceeds are going to support financial assistance to help needy families afford 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. Reminder: Script purchases can NOW be made online.

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.


The Lord's Business (Finance)

Weekly Financial Report

Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,877 

5/1/16 General Fund: $ 8,106    IMPACT: $ 566    Other Funds: $ 76

Total General Fund giving thru April$ 136,120    Total General Fund expenses thru April $ 157,691


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Prayers for members in need of healing; Karen Foupht, Carol Johnson, Sue Hitsman, Shirley Williams, Gary Core, Sara Malott, Carole Hibnar, Marjorie Rozeboom, Jenni Gesiakowski, Gloria Jasperse, Gloria McAlpine, Ginny Mulligan, Sue Wood-Lukkari, Kaydence Beuschel, & Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones;  Tim Toggatz's brother, Jon (in the hospital with sepsis), Karen Foupht's sister, Jill Douglas; Joe Kovac's brother, Scott; Maryellen Sottovia's son, Randy; David & Heather Cech's grandmother, Doris; Todd Green's son, Todd Jr.(in jail and dealing with depression/addictions); Joyce Dekkenga’s father, Paul; Kaydence Beuschel's dad, Jason (diagnosed with MS); Hilda Albright & Barb Johnson’s father, Bob Holzinger; Carole Hibnar's mother, Pricilla Smith (who broke 3 bones in her back and 2 ribs); Ruth Simpson’s son, Doug; and family of Beuschel - Lindi, Nancy Lynn & Lorraine for healing.


Other News

Softball League

Join the Lakeshore Fellowship Softball Team! Sign-up this Sunday at the information table near the fireplace in the Atrium. Mike & Rebecca Steinke will be there to answer any questions you may have (or call the church office at 616-846-8556). Games will be Thursday evenings in May at the park in Robinson Township. 

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.

Recycle your metal & electronics all year long!

First Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven has annually held a Metal & Electronics Recycling Event. Unfortunately, they are unable to hold it this year. But the GOOD NEWS is their Recycling Ministry now operates year round! They offer free Tri-Cities area pick up of your metal & electronic items (no TVs or computer monitors…sorry!). They also have a free drop-off site by the church that is available 24/7. If you have metal or electronics to recycle, please call their church office, 616-842-6370, to schedule a free pick up or get details about dropping off your items. Remember, if it’s metal, has a cord or battery, is unusable or unrecognizable, they can recycle it. Check out http://www.firstchurchgrandhaven.com/ministries-and-programs/recycle-ministry/ for a listing of recyclable items. Thank you for helping take care of our small piece of God’s good earth!