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

Service Times
Oct-May
Sundays 9 & 10:45am
Jun-Sept
Sundays 10am 

Worship

Sunday, December 21st

What a crazy busy time of year this can be! And it’s during this busy Christmas season that we sing about “Peace on Earth.” Can we really experience God’s peace when our lives are so harried and hurried? This Sunday we continue our Advent series, Waiting on God, with the message “God’s Peace in Unlikely Circumstances” based on Matthew 1:18-25.

Altar Flowers

Christmas Poinsettias

Thank you for gracing the Worship Center
with your donation.

Glenn & Karen Abbott ~ To the Glory of God
Jim & Hilda Albright ~ In memory of our parents & grandparents
James Alexander ~ To the Glory of God
Darrell & Jo Boyd ~ In memory of Dawn Boyd & Jack Dirheimer
Clare & Dan Bush ~ In memory of Helen & Harold Bush, George & Grace Slinn, & in honor of our six grandchildren
Tom & Sandy Christmas ~ To the Glory of God
Randy & Vicki Deater ~ To the Glory of God
Rick & Colleen Dierolf ~ In memory of our daughter, Jodi Lynn & our parents
Hillary Eddy ~ In memory of my dad, Jim Eddy
Joel & Diane Elam ~ To the Glory of God
Jessica Gooch-Sonnevil ~ In memory of my Parents
Gary & Brenda Kling ~ In honor of Lyla, Addilyn, Jasper & Amelia
Mike & Debi Miller Family ~ To the Glory of God
Jim & Bonnie Pendell ~ In memory of Dave & Dollie Pendell, Milton & Millie Karnitz and Jack Pendell
Dan & Jane Pjesky ~ To the Glory of God
Ruth Simpson Family ~ In memory of Jay Simpson,  the Simpson Families & Neitring Families
Karen & Bill Spychalski ~ In memory of Ernest Spychalski & Bill Zettel
Les & Cathie VanAllsburg ~ In honor of our Parents
Randy & Sherri VanderWal ~ In memory of Donna Jarembo
Bob & Sandy Vollmer ~ In memory of Luella Laning & Audrey Vollmer
L
arry & Bev Ward ~ In memory loved ones, our parents & Joan
Jerry & Shirley Williams ~ To the Glory of God
The Zambetis Family ~ In memory of Angelo & Stephanie Zambetis and Mary Jane Halvarson

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

Advent Candles Being Lit by Families of Lakeshore

This Sunday we welcome Kyle and Marielle Richie at our 9am service. At our 10:45am service we welcome CJ and Michelle Koop. Thank you!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services with Holy Communion

5pm and 10pm

Sunday, December 28th

We will welcome guest speaker, Chris Pease to share the message.

Church Office Closed

The Church Office will be closed between Christmas Eve and New Years; reopening on January 5, 2015.

Happy 13th Anniversary . . .

to Mike and Shannan Dorman on December 29th!

Christmas Campaign

Update on giving: Global Missions $150 and Local Missions $565. Thank you for your prayers and contributions. If you have not yet taken a star off of our small Christmas tree in the Atrium, please do so. You are encouraged to pray for the mission listed on the back of the star and consider a donation to that mission. Thank you to our Lakeshore Family for your generosity! 

2015 Giving Envelopes are Here!

We hope you enjoy the newer booklet style envelopes. This new style allows for easier storage (like in a glove box or file drawer), you can keep track of contributions (checkbook style), and all written contribution information will be kept confidential – once the flap has been secured. Finally, these new envelopes are mailable (in case you miss a Sunday). Please pick up your family’s envelopes in the Atrium this Sunday.

Contribution Statements for Tax Purposes

Your family contribution statements for 2014 giving will be sent out via email in January. If you have changed your email address in the past year, please make sure the office has your new address. If you are not sure, please call the office to verify your address (616-846-8556). Anyone without email, will receive a paper copy in the U.S.P.S. mail. Thank you!

Pictorial Directory Update

Your free 8x10 photos are in! If you had your photo taken by Lifetouch and are waiting for your free 8x10 – they are at the Information Center this Sunday!

We are still missing a few family photos of members of Lakeshore! If would still like a photo taken, please plan to be in the Atrium after services on Sunday, Dec. 21st. Hillary Eddy has volunteered to take a professional quality photo that we can submit for you to Lifetouch (Lifetouch charges us $5 per submitted photo, so please help us with that cost).

As another option, you may also submit a previously taken vertical (portrait style) photo (cost is still $5). If you provide us with a photo (digital image preferred) you can still receive a free directory!! If you are not pictured in the directory, then you can order a directory for $5. (We will only receive the number of directories that match the number of family pictures.)

Submitted photos and orders of directories must be received by Monday, December 22nd!

Please note that the printed directories are expected hopefully in late January 2015.

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. 

Lutheran Heritage and Romantic Germany

Pastor Chris and Tracy Boehnke and Pastor Dieter and Ruth Haupt will be hosting a 13-day trip to Germany from September 25 to October 7, 2015. This will be an opportunity not only to see beautiful sights in Germany, but also to tour the places that were significant for the Lutheran Reformation as we celebrate its 500th Anniversary. Information brochures about the trip are available at the Information Center.

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).

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..

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. Additionally, children 18-36 months are welcome to join together in our Toddler Room. 

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. 

OneHouse "The Hangout"

Fray and MOVE students can HANOUT together between services on Sunday mornings. Enjoy a snack, play some games, have a beverage and spend time with friends!!!

2.52 Children's Ministry

No 2.52 December 24th or 31st. We will "Blast Off" again on January 7th!

Coming soon to a galaxy not so far away ~ Blast Off! Eight weeks full of God’s promises. Preschool kids will go on a space mission to share Bible stories with aliens on far away planets. K – 4th grade will travel through the outer limits of space and time to see how God’s promises are true forever.

FRAY Middle School Ministry

NO Fray on December 24th and 31st. We will start up again on January 7th with fun games and great fellowship as we learn more about "Who is God?"

MOVE - High School Ministry 9th-12th Graders

Meets next on January 11th. See you there!

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Breaking until January 5th, where it will resume meeting in the Worship Center on Mondays from 7-8:30pm.

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Taking a break until January 7th. Meets on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm at Lakeshore. All welcome!


Serve

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!!

Fellowship Team

If you would like to serve coffee/cookies on Sunday mornings, please contact Jayne in the office at 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.

Do you have a passion for the next generation?

Do you have a desire to see the kids of Lakeshore Fellowship grow closer to Jesus? Does it excite you to experience kids praying for and witnessing to their friends and family? You can make a difference in the lives of our kids and families. Whether you serve once a month on a Sunday morning or weekly at 2.52 or Fray. Our kids and parents need you!!! Stop by the Information Center in the Atrium or the Children’s Ministry Desk in the ARK to find the perfect fit for you. Or talk to Colleen 616-846-8556. Serving like Jesus on the outside, can make you feel like Jesus on the inside – who wouldn’t want that?!

Opportunities to Serve in Children’s/Youth Ministries

 

  • Return your empty pop bottles to be donated to offset the cost of weekly dinners.
  • Someone to check the bin of bottles and handle returning the bottles for cash.
  • 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 ~ Registration Desk, Nursery (0–18 mos), Toddlers (18 mos-3 yr olds), Preschool (4–5 yr olds) K–2nd grade class, 3rd & 4th grade class
  • 2.52 Wednesday Evenings ~ Praise God we have a full team in 2.52!!!
  • Fray (Middle School Ministry on Wednesday Nights) need help with check-in and small group leaders. Contact the church office if you can help!

You can get more information or sign up at the Children’s Ministry Desk.  Ask for Colleen Dierolf.


Go

Lakeshore’s Household Necessities Pantry Give-A-Way

Is scheduled for the December 20th at 8:30am starting with a breakfast and the give-a-way follows. All "food preparers" should be here by 6:30am and "pantry volunteers" and "food servers" by 7:30pm. Please contact Jerry Goresch to say you'll help or email the church office 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 $ 9,710*
12/14/14:  General Fund: $ 6,740   IMPACT: $ 6,013   Other Funds: $ 415
Total giving thru November $415,245    Total expenses thru November $430,512*
This number is based on an adjusted budget approved by the GMB on 7/8/14


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Prayer for safety for the many families that will be traveling over Christmas and for those who may be home alone.
Lin Rau, as she recovers from shoulder replacement on 12-16-14.
Kitty Braun, recovering from foot surgery on 12-17-14.
Sam Malott, as he recovers from a spinal surgery 12-10-14.
Rick Dierolf’s brother, Gerry, recovering from a recent stroke and his other brother, Ken, as he awaits results from CT scan regarding recovery from spinal cancer.
Prayers for members in need of healing: William Ripple (age 9 - healing from a concussion), Kaydence Beuschel, Paul Beuschel, Nancy Mulder, Shirley Williams, Marge Lembke, Aprelle Nettrour, Jenni Gesiakowski, Paulette Boeger, Katie Albright, James Sottovia & Gloria McAlpine.
Prayers for loved ones of members who need healing: Makayla Snodgrass’s dad, Jeff (recovering from shoulder surgery), Joyce Dekkenga’s father, Paul; Eric Drake’s mother, Nora; Diana Schultz’s mother, Karen Cloutier; Kevin Kruger’s family member, Thomas Kruger; Wayne Beuschel’s sister, Nancy Lynn (w/brain tumor); and Beuschel’s great niece Lindi (age 7 - on a list for kidney donation)


Other News

Addresses

Some have been asking for addresses for Marge Lembke (c/o Mike & Nancy Lembke, 5087 183rd Ave., Miramar, Florida 33029 - until January 3rd) and for Jim Sottovia (Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, 3000 Monroe Ave. NE, 3 North, Grand Rapids, MI 49505).

SCRIP

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. This is a wonderful and easy fundraising program for non-profit organizations! We have many cards available in $ 5, $ 10 and $ 25 denominations. All make great gifts and support your church family here at Lakeshore! Please see Jerry at the Information Center on Sundays or contact Jayne in the office at 616-846-8556.

A New Year is Coming!

Is one of your resolutions to make a difference through volunteering? Love INC has some excellent opportunities to serve. Their Ministry Center is in need of receptionists; shifts are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9am to 1pm. Computer and phone skills are needed. Drivers are needed for a box truck. This is to pick up donations and deliver items to and from the general stores. A good driving record and the ability to lift 50 pounds are needed. Shifts are available in the morning, afternoon, Thursday evening, and on Saturday mornings. Please call Rebecca at 846-2701 x 31.

Inclement Weather

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post it on our website and let the news media know by 3pm Monday through 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

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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

Member Directories

Member Directories will be provided upon request for those that are currently listed in our directory. This policy is to protect our Lakeshore Family’s privacy.