|16790 Van Wagoner St
Spring Lake, MI 49456
Open Question Sunday! Pastor Chris will be accepting questions you may have from this recent sermon series, "Turning Away From Religion". You can text your questions to Pastor at 616-843-6128.
The altar flowers are to the Glory of God by Dan and Clare Bush!
Altar flowers are available for sponsorship ($25) on December 6th, please sign up at the Information Center!
I would like to thank my Lakeshore family for the prayers and cards during my recent knee replacement surgery. Your caring ways are heart-felt. The prayers have helped expedite my recover! What a gift it is to be a member of such a caring Christian Community.
Come celebrate the birth of our King Jesus at one of our identical candlelight services at 5 and 7pm on Thursday, December 24th. Communion will be served at both services. Nursery care will also be provided.Order forms are available in the Atrium. Plants are $7.50 each and checks can be made out to Lakeshore Fellowship. All orders must be in the office by Monday, November 30th. Questions, please call our office at 616-846-8556. Service Anniversary to our faithful servant, Colleen Dierolf on December 1st.
We are putting together a children's book/DVD cart for the families of Lakeshore to borrow from. If you would like to donate any of your gently used children’s books or DVDs, please drop them off at the Children’s Ministry Desk. The library cart will be located just outside the ARK for all to use. Any duplicates will be donated to Supper House for children there to take. Thank you so much!
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 Gater” 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. Thank you all for your support!
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.
“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them…” James 5:14
Lakeshore Fellowship has a Facebook page! Like us at Lakeshore Fellowship.
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.
2.52 and Fray kids will be celebrating the birth of Jesus on December 16th by putting gift boxes together for families who will attend the Household Necessities Pantry Breakfast on December 19th. We would like to include a Christmas Ornament in each box. If you would like to donate an ornament (non-breakable) please bring it to church by December 9th. Please keep the cost under $5. We could also use your empty shoe boxes. Thanks!
We now only have a few volunteer spots remaining to fill:
Sunday Morning Children's Ministry:
Check-In Desk ~ Several spots open at the Kid's Check-In Desk at both services
K–4th Grade ~ A few more leaders are needed for the K-1st and 2nd-4th Grade classes at 10:45am
All middle schoolers are welcome to come on Wednesday evenings from 6:15-7:45pm where we will be studying "The Life of Jesus: The Things That He Said". Come from 5:30-6pm for our $2 Dinner.
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.
Shannon Johnson will be leading the 9th grade group on January 9th from 5:30-8:30pm. For more details, pick up a brochure at the Information Center.
Final meeting for parents of 8 & 9 year olds is on December 2nd at 6:30pm in the Dock.
Final meeting for parents of 8 and 9 year olds is on December 2nd at 6:30pm in the Dock.
The final 2015 study will be Tuesday, December 1st at Nancy's home (601 Lakeview Lane in Spring Lake) at 7pm. All welcome, we hope to see you there! Questions, call Nancy at 616-453-6395.
Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9am in the Atrium. Join them December 12th! All men are welcome to attend!
Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in Mike Dorman's office at Lakeshore.
would like to borrow 4 skateboards and a bag of ball pit balls (plastic balls usually about 3” in diameter). Items are needed by Sunday, December 6th and will be returned by Sunday, December 13th. Please contact Hillary at 231-343-7807.We are in need of people to serve on Hospitality Teams at our 9 & 10:45am services. Duties include greeting, offering and Communion. If you are willing to serve, talk to Colleen. Jenni Gesiakowski's cancer has returned and she again requires treatments. 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!
We are collecting your donated empties to help support 2.52 and Fray Wednesday night dinners in the fall. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you!
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. 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.
They are asking the supporting churches to donate 750 dozen cookies! We are hoping Lakeshore Fellowship could prove 30 dozen!!! If you are willing and able to make cookies and drop them off, it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be taken to Church of the Dunes (Grand Haven) on Wednesday, December 9th anytime from 9am to 7pm to the lower level Social hall. There will be signs directing you. Questions, please call Rose at 616-437-7815.
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 General Budget Need (2015) $ 8,877
11/22/15 General Fund: $ 7,310 IMPACT: $ 470 Other Funds: $ 115
Total giving through October $363,152 Total expenses through October $366,671
Prayer Requests & Praises
Meghan Johnson, healing from a broken leg.
Prayers for members in need of healing: Dan Bush, Jenni Gesiakowski, Gloria Jasperse, Gloria McAlpine, Sue Wood-Lukkari, Kaydence Beuschel, Wayne Beuschel, and Paulette Boeger.
Prayers for loved ones: Kelly Wallish's friend, Chris, who lost her mom to cancer; Ruth Simpson’s son, Doug; and family of Beuschel - Lindi, Nancy Lynn & Lorraine.
The Meijer Simply Give Campaign runs November 1st, 2015 - January 2nd, 2016. Purchase a $10 Meijer Simply Give card at the Grand Haven Meijer store and Meijer will match the value of the card for a $20 donation to the LoveINC network of food pantries!
Tickets are still available ($5 each) and for sale from 1-4pm weekdays at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Grand Haven. This year’s event will be on December 10, 11, & 12.
It's time to re-subscribe or subscribe to THE LUTHERAN WITNESS at a discounted rate. The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is published 11 times a year. It provides Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective. The new subscription year doesn't begin until March 2016, but orders need to be in to the church office by December 12, 2015 to take advantage of a discounted District rate of $11/year. (Individual subscriptions ordered directly from CPH are $19.99/year). Payment for subscriptions should be made directly to our church. Late orders will be charged an additional $2. If you have any questions about subscriptions, contact Jayne in our church office at 616-846-8556.
Don’t miss their Cookie Walk on December 5th, 9am-noon in the gym. Cookies are $6.00/lb. We’ll have lots of holiday and specialty cookies. Come early for the best selection. No admittance fee. All proceeds benefit their day school field trip to Washington, DC. St. John's is located at 527 Taylor Avenue in Grand Haven. For more information, call (616) 842-4510.Come see the true meaning of Christmas portrayed in 8 live scenes at Trinity Lutheran, Muskegon's 15th Annual Free Christmas Nativity Walk on Friday, December 18th or Saturday, December 19th, anytime between 6-9pm or on Sunday, December 20th between 2-4pm. Trinity is located at 3225 Roosevelt Road in Muskegon. The walk takes approximately 40 minutes. in the Atrium near the restrooms for additional upcoming events and news!
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