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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

Worship

Sunday Sermon

When a couple has just been married or has had a baby they can’t wait to spread the news. When someone has seen a good movie or eaten at a great restaurant, they can’t wait to tell everyone. In our message series, Follow the Leader, we’re looking at how we’re being transformed by the Good News into the image of Jesus. So we serve others like Jesus because we‘re empowered to “Spread the Good News.” That’s the message for this Sunday from Luke 4:14-30.

Altar Flowers

In celebration of Dan & Clare Bush's 49th Anniversary!

Noisy Offering (to support Kids Against Hunger)

Annually, Lakeshore Fellowship supports "Kids Against Hunger" (KAH) by raising funds to purchase a "food packaging event" to help feed the hungry; locally and globally! One way we raise funds is by hosting a "Noisy Offering". We ask that people begin to save their loose change and plan to donate it this Sunday, January 22nd. We will have a special offering that morning, dedicated to support this project. There will be metal collection bins to make "a noisy offering". (We will also take paper money and checks.) Thank you all for your contributions! The KAH event will be on Wednesday evening, February 15th. More details on the event will be coming. 

Parking

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! (Hospitality Team members, please remember to bring the Guest Parking signs inside after second service. Thank you!)

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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Grow

First Step Lunch with Pastor

Are you new to Lakeshore? First Step is a casual lunch after worship on a Sunday where you can meet with Pastor Chris, ask questions, and receive more information about Lakeshore Fellowship. Our next opportunity is Sunday, January 22nd! Please call the church office 616-846-8556 to RSVP to Jayne Platz.

Next Step - Discovery Class

meets for four Wednesdays at 7 pm starting on January 25th. Whether you are exploring Christianity or you are ready to take the next step in your spiritual growth at Lakeshore Fellowship, Discovery is a class where Pastor Chris will teach you what it means to follow Jesus as a disciple in community with other disciples. You will learn what we believe and why we believe it. You will also learn about our mission and values, as well as what our ministries are at Lakeshore. This class is essential for you to fully engage as committed disciple within the community of Lakeshore Fellowship. Please register by calling the church office 616-846-8556, on the Connection Card or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday Children's Ministry

Nursery will be provided at both services (9 am & 10:45 am) and Big Adventure Ministry (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 http://www.gospelproject.com/ Hope you will send your kids to the ARK some Sunday soon!!

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


2.52 and Fray kids.  Due to painting in the Atrium we will not be offering dinner on Wednesday, January 18.  Please arrive at 6 PM and enter in the doors by the circle drive. Fray kids please use the hall to get to the youth room.


2.52
(K – 4th Grade) and Fray (5th – 8th Grade) on Wednesday nights. Program begins at 6:15 pm. 

MOVE (High School Ministry)

MOVE will now be meeting EVERY Sunday evening at 6 pm in our Youth Room. This is for all 9th - 12th graders! Bring your friends! Have a great time together!! Questions, please call or text Shannon Johnson at 231-286-1517.

OneHouse Fray & MOVE ~ The Hangout

Come enjoy a treat, play games and "hang out" every Sunday, between services in the Youth Room! All 5th - 12th Graders are welcome! We encourage members to sign-up to share a treat with the group. Any questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at 231-286-1517 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.
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Faith Legacy Seminars -  

Parents of 6 year olds  ~  January 22, 2017
Join us that Sunday for the second of three Faith Legacy video sessions. Jon and Kitty Braun will lead the parents of our 6 year olds after the 10:45 AM service. (Child care will be provided while they meet with the parents.) 

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Parents of age "Birth" ~ January 29th 
Join us on Sunday, January 29th for your seminar at 12:15 PM in the ARK. Please RSVP to Allison Roberts at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or Colleen Dierolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 Ministry

Dear Ladies of Lakeshore,

We would like to share our plans for the New Year!

We will be beginning with a Book Study on Monday, January 23rd, continuing for a total of 6 weeks, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Prayer Room at Lakeshore. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

The Book we will be discussing is by Ann VosKamp  entitled THE BROKEN WAY.

In order to participate you will need to purchase the book and the study guide, available on Amazon or Christian Family Books, and Hobby Lobby also has the book. – If you are interested in participation but are unable at this time to afford to purchase the books needed, please let Jane (616-450-2899)  or Nancy (616-453-6395) know or let Jayne Platz know. We don’t want anyone to miss this opportunity!

We hope to see as many women as possible participate, as this book is helping women to see how the brokenness in our lives is transformed by the Gospel. Please visit the website http://annvoskamp.com/thebrokenway/ for more information.

We hope you can join us for a time of sharing our Faith and Fellowship as Women of the Word.

NEXT: MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 25TH! We have a very special guest speaker and brunch planned – you won't want to miss it!!!!!! AND in April we will be studying together 1st, 2nd, and 3rd John before breaking for the summer. May the Lord, Who calls us out of darkness into the Light of His amazing LOVE, encourage us with His Peace, His Grace, His Mercy, and His Love that we may know His Deep Deep Love each and every day.

With all our Love,  Nancy and Jane

LAKESHORE FELLOWSHIP WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Will be hosting a book/video discussion group of THE BROKEN WAY starting Monday January 23rd and the next 5 consecutive weeks at 7:00 pm.
You will need to purchase the study guide and book, available on Amazon or Family Christian Book Stores.
Please join the Women of the Word as we share our Faith And Fellowship - All are welcome

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. Join them February 11th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

GAP Prayer Team meets in the Pastor's Office at 7-7:45 PM on Wednesdays! All are welcome to join us! 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 meets with Jen Sauers on the first and third Saturdays of the month at 1-2:30 pm in the Prayer Room. Questions, please contact Jen at 616-546-1648.

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!


Serve

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 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!

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!!

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empty "10 cent RETURNABLE" pop/soda cans/bottles to help support 2.52 and Fray Wednesday night dinners. (Please no glass Perrier water bottles or recycle products.) Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you to all who have been donating! If any one would be willing to "manage returning the cans", please talk with Colleen Dierolf at 616-846-8556.


Go

Supper House

Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, February 13th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:15 pm, then carpool to the location. This is a great opportunity to try serving in the mission field with your family or your Community Group. Questions, please contact Rick Dierolf at 616-402-5545.

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.

Scrip

We order cards from thousands of merchants locally and nationally! You pay nothing extra for the cards, but a small profit from the sale of each card stays at Lakeshore. Scrip will be available in the church office on Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. Reminder: Script purchases can also be made online. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556.

Household Necessity Pantry

Our next Household Necessity Pantry will be held on Saturday, February 18th at 9 am.

The Household Necessities Pantry Give-A-Way occurs several times a year where members of our community in need of personal care items are given shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, laundry soap, toilet paper, trash bags and household cleaner. For more information, contact our church office at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 Pantry Give-A-Ways:

February 18, at 9 am; April 22, at 9 am; June 24, at 9 am; August 23, 2017 (anytime between 5-7 pm) School Supplies and Household Pantry items; October 7, at 9 am; and December 16, 2017 8:30 am - Christmas Breakfast and Give-A-Way.

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 $ 8,232 

1/15/17 General Fund: $ 8,246    Other Funds: $ 377

Total General Fund giving thru December (2016) $ 433,156    Total General Fund expenses thru December (2016) $ 446,429


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Shirley Williams for healing from bronchitis & asthma; and Jerry Williams' younger sister, a widow, who is suffering from pneumonia.  

Dave Rudick who has a broken back & bulging discs.

Prayers for Muskegon Heights Public Schools. 

Prayers for the Sauers family.

Prayers for members in need of healing
; James Sottovia (for healing), Jim Pendell (recovery), Ruth Simpson (recovery), Eloise Boyd (nursing home), Darrell Boyd (home recovering), Paulette Boeger (Hospice), Gloria McAlpine, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.


Other News

Painting of the ATRIUM

In the past year we’ve had two teams – First Impressions and Assimilation – hard at work to help us as Lakeshore Fellowship to be more intentional in our mission. Both teams have given us regular updates and we have begun to see some good and helpful changes taking place to welcome guests and help people become a part of the Lakeshore family. These projects are all being funded with memorial money for our ministry. In a couple weeks you are going to a see a big change coming – a new look for Lakeshore’s atrium. The atrium is going to get a much-needed refresh as it is repainted with new colors that express a “splash of joy” that ties in with our water drop image and our mission of Joyfully Connecting People to the Love of Jesus. We’re excited about this new look and we hope you will be too.

Giving Envelopes for 2017 are now available

Your personalized giving envelopes for 2017 are now available to be picked up in the Atrium. If you don't have any envelopes assigned to you, but would like them...please contact the church office at 616-846-8556. Also, some envelopes have been taken by mistake. Please double check your envelopes to make sure your family name is on them. Thank you!! 

Your 2016 Contribution Statements should arrive via email very soon. Please check your inboxes for your tax purposes. If you do not have email, a paper copy will be available at the Information Center on Sunday. 

Life Line Screening here at Lakeshore Fellowship...

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings will be in our community on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Lakeshore Fellowship Church. Ultrasound screenings to Identify risk factors for Cardiovascular disease include; Carotid Artery (plaque buildup-a leading cause of stroke), Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an enlargement or weak area in the main blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body), Peripheral Arterial Disease (hardening of the arteries in the legs), a Heart Rhythm Screening (an EKG to detect Atrial Fibrillation-irregular heartbeat) and an Osteoporosis Risk Assessment for men and women. Being proactive about your health by knowing your risks helps you and your doctor address problems early.

As a member of Lakeshore Fellowship; Register online TODAY at www.lifelinescreening.com/advantageclub  and receive your “Advantage” club discount and your Preferred Appointment!

Alzheimer's Association Support

Free resources and counseling is available for anyone in our congregation that may have a need for such services. Susan Thorpe, an Alzheimer's Association volunteer in our community, provides free one-on-one consultations with patients and families to help navigate the journey of the diagnosis. Additionally, she facilitates a monthly caregiver support group at Second Reformed Church, 1000 Waverly St., Grand Haven on third Tuesdays of the month at 6:30 pm. If you know of anyone who is dealing with this diagnosis, please share this with them or if you have questions, contact Susan at 248-310-2312.

Lakeshore Pregnancy Center

POSITIVE OPTIONS, a service of LAKESHORE PREGNANCY CENTER, with centers in Holland, Grand Haven, Allegan and Allendale, plus our roving Mobile Medical Center, is offering volunteer training for both Receptionists and Male/Female Client Advocate training on February 20th, 21st, and 23rd. All days are required for Client Advocates and the first day only for Receptionists. These high-impact volunteer opportunities, consisting of a 4-hour shift twice per month, directly affect the lives of men, women, and babies in our communities. Please email our volunteer coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Visit lpcenters.com to learn more about Positive Options and other volunteer opportunities.

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.

Love INC (Love in Action) NEWS...

They are excited to share that they have filled the position of Executive Director. Michael Stowell began last Monday and  are happy to welcome him to their team!

Michael has been the Vice President of Non-Traditional Education at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids for the past five years. He is also an adjunct professor at several schools, including Cornerstone University. In the past, Michael served for many years as the lead pastor at a church he started in Caledonia that grew to serve over 600 members. Mike has a Master's degree from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and earned his undergraduate degree in business from Cornerstone University.

Next Thursday, January 19th, they will be holding a grand opening of their newly renovated sheltered housing facilities at 1615 S Despelder St. Come join them from 5 pm-7 pm, to see all that God has done and meet the new director! 

For more information, questions, or to RSVP please contact Kyle Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inclement Weather

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post on our website at www.lakeshorefellowship.com as well as let the news media know by 3pm Monday thru Saturday and by 7am Sunday. You can check with the following media stations to know if the church will be closed due to bad weather conditions: 

WCSG (91.3 fm or 103.3 fm in Grand Haven)   WaY fm (89.9 fm)

WGHN (92.1 fm or 1370 am)       WJQ99 (99.3 fm)

WOOD-TV       WOTV4       WXSP-TV       WZZM 13