Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews


  • ONE SERVICE THIS SUNDAY, April 22nd at 10 am

    Lakeshore Fellowship will host one worship service at 10 am for Worship-Connect. We worship together at 10:00 am and the service will end at 11:00 am. Then, at 11:15 am everyone is invited to gather at tables in the Worship Center for a soup lunch and to enjoy a time to connect. Each table will have opportunity to discuss and apply the message text. Then people may share any prayer needs before we close in prayer at 12:00 noon. We are enjoying this opportunity to Worship and Connect together! No CONNECT on Sunday, April 29th. 

  • Sunday Sermon - April 22nd at 10 am
    As a Jesus community of new life, our identity - corporately and individually - is "hidden with Christ in God."  We share in this Divine life together through our union with Christ, as we spiritually renew our minds and actions. The central place this happens is when we, as His body, gather together for worship. This Sunday our message is titled, "Worship Together as the Lord's Body" based on Colossians 3:1-17.
  • Altar Flowers - April 22nd

    Celebrate George & Donna Huff's 26th Anniversary! 

    Altar Flower sponsorships are available for 2018! Stop by the Information Center to sign-up for a special date. Cost is $25 per arrangement. Thank you! 

  • RENEW Campaign

    Members of Lakeshore Fellowship voted to enter into a capital campaign to manage our larger maintenance needs (roof, technology, parking lot). The campaign has been named: RENEW. Brochures are available (RENEW Brochure) to educate you on the campaign, and how we need your help to make it succeed!  Commitment Cards are still being accepted. If you have not yet had the opportunity to fill out a Commitment Card, please prayerfully do so. We would like to collect a card from EACH family-unit here at Lakeshore Fellowship (even if you cannot give at this time). RENEW Commitment Card 

    We will be personally contacting all families that do not reply, so all members will have the opportunity to know about our facility needs. Please simply let us know. Commitment Cards can be returned via mail, email, or dropping in the offering basket this Sunday. Thank you, Family of Lakeshore Fellowship! 

  • Mully
    Mark your calendars for a special FREE family movie night here at Lakeshore Fellowship on Wednesday, May 23rd at 7 pm. Free popcorn too! More details coming soon!! Questions? See Randy Deater.


  • Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection

    Sunday Morning Kids program!! Nursery thru 4th Grade meet in the ARK at 10:00 AM! Starting in May, kids will be encouraged to start in the Worship Center until the praise songs are finished, then parents can walk them back to the ARK for check-in to Kidz Connection. More details coming soon. 

  • CREW Support Team Meeting
    The newly formed CREW Support Team will meet on Wednesday, April 25th at 11:45 am in the ARK. This team supports Shannon Johnson and the children's ministry by managing the shopping of supplies, organizing for events, helping with Faith Legacy, and with our upcoming Vacation Bible School.
  • Junior High Youth Gathering

    Our Junior High Youth will be traveling to Frankenmuth, MI for the 2018 LCMS Jr. High Gathering (Friday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 3rd)! This is for all current 5th graders thru current 8th graders. Cost will be $70 per student and must sign up at our Information Center. All paperwork and money ($70) MUST be turned in to Shannon by Sunday, April 22nd! To learn a bit more about this exciting opportunity, visit Any questions, please see Shannon Johnson. 

  • VBS (Vacation Bible School)

    More BIG NEWS...Lakeshore Fellowship is hosting VBS this summer! Mark your calendars for July 9-13, every evening from 6-7:30 pm. More details to follow. Questions, please talk with Shannon Johnson. 

  • Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

    Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to join them May 12th! Great food, great time & great study! Any questions, please contact Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.


  • Fellowship Team - Coffee/Cookies

    We have an opportunity for someone who would like to serve coffee & cookies! If you are not serving and want to get connected by serving in this area, please contact Jayne Platz at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • Theology on Tap

    Men, please prayerfully consider inviting men you know who are unchurched or who have doubts/questions about Christianity. Bring them to this evening, where we can freely discuss together questions about Christianity over a beer in a safe, non-threatening environment. Theology on Tap will be at Odd Side Ales on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm. Men, bring a friend, and enjoy some Theology on Tap! 

  • Supper House

    Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, May 14th. This is a great opportunity to try serving in the mission field with your family or your Community Group. If you would like to serve some Monday or if you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rick Dierolf at 616-402-5545 or Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998.

  • Household Necessity Pantry

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

    Remaining 2018 Pantry Give-a-ways: April 21st at 9 AM, June 23 at 9 AM, August 18 at 9 AM (includes school supply give-a-way. MUST  Pre-register for school supplies by calling 616-846-8556 during business hours of Monday thru Thursday - 9am-2pm), October 20th at 9 AM, December 15th at 8:30 AM (includes Free Christmas Breakfast and HNP 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 (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,232 
    4/15/18 - General Fund: $ 3,701   RENEW: $ 3,240   Other Funds: $ 280
    General Fund giving thru March $ 92,127  General Fund expenses thru March $ 100,710

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers

    Charlie (Carole) Hibnar, has asked for prayers concerning her mother (Priscilla Smith) who lives in Battle Creek and is currently in the hospital due to a recent fall. She will soon be discharged with Hospice involvement. Please pray for peace for Priscilla, Carole and the rest of her family during this time.

    Bill & Gloria Long, requested prayers as they minister to those in the men's prison in St. Charles/Chicago to hear and accept the Good News of Jesus into their lives (April 28th). 

    Prayers for members in need of healing; Aprelle & Randy Nettrour, Bev Ward, Eloise Boyd, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

    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.).

  • 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..

Other News

  • Lakeshore Fellowship's Softball Team

    Join our softball team this spring and meet some great folks! Sign-ups begin Sunday, April 8th at our Information Center. Cost to play is approximately $20. The league is co-ed and you must be 16+ years of age to play. Games are Thursdays, beginning May 3rd thru the end of August. Each one-hour game will rotate weekly, at 6pm, 7pm, or 8pm. All games are played at Robinson Township Park. Contact Mike or Rebecca Steinke at 616-844-8578.

  • Life Line Screening event at Lakeshore Fellowship

    Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship Church on 5/16/2018. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).  All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979 

  • Scrip

    Proceeds from Scrip sales is now going toward the ARK Roofing Project! Help us earn free money to help pay for our project! 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 on Sundays following service (in the Atrium) and in the church office on Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. Reminder: Scrip purchases can also be made online at If you are new to online scrip ordering, please contact Dana Saunders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive Lakeshore's enrollment code. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. 

  • 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.

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