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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am

Worship

Sunday Sermons

What obstacles or fears are getting in the way of following Jesus each day and becoming like Him? This Sunday we begin a new message series during the Lenten season titled, Fear Factor. The first message, “Letting Go of Wealth,”  is based on Mark 10:17-31.

Altar Flowers

Celebrate Keith & Marva Ensing's 57th Anniversary! 

Altar Flower sponsorship ($25) for Sundays in March/April are still available. Please stop by the Information Center to reserve your spot.

Thank You

To the many who helped make our annual Fish Fry fundraiser a huge success! We raised over $400 to support our GO Local outreach!! Many thanks to the hard working volunteers and those who participated in this fun & tasty event!

Our New Business Manager

Hal Bailey has been hired as a part-time Business Manager to assist with administrative, financial, and facility responsibilities. Hal has a background in marketing and e-commerce for Family Christian Stores and Gordon Foods. He has experience in full-time ministry; he's the founder and president of a non-profit for orphans and widows; and he serves as a professional life-coach for clients across the nation. We look forward to welcoming Hal in his service to Lakeshore Fellowship.

Kids Against Hunger (KAH) Annual Family Event

All ages are invited to help package meals that will be distributed globally and locally! Our goal this year is to package 15,000 meals!! This well loved event will be Wednesday, February 17th! Optional $2 pizza dinner served from 5:30–6 pm with event beginning at 6 pm. Please sign up at the Information Center and let us know if you plan to be here for dinner and/or serve. Additional volunteers are needed for set-up (8-10 volunteers to unload truck and set up tables) and clean-up (8-10 volunteers needed to pack up supplies and reload truck). We thank Thrivent Financial, who will be partially sponsoring this event. We are still collecting donations to support this event! Checks can be made out to Lakeshore Fellowship with a memo of "KAH".

First Communion Instruction for 5th Graders (and older)

We will be having First Communion Instruction on Saturday, February 20th for all students in 5th grade and older (who have not had First Communion instruction). The class will be with Pastor Chris and Colleen Dierolf from 9–11:30am. Pastor Chris will meet with parents from 11:30–Noon while students paint their chalice. Students will make their First Communion with their families on Sunday, February 21st at the 10:45am service. Please indicate on Sunday's Connection Card if your child plans to attend or contact the office at 616-846-8556.

Easter Choir

Easter Choir rehearsals begin in two weeks and we are seeking great new singers - especially men! Rehearsals are Sundays, February 28th and March 6th, 13th, and 20th from 12:15-1:45 pm and the choir sings Easter Sunday, March 27th. For more information contact Joella VanOosterhout, choir director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mike Dorman, Worship & Arts Director (616.846.8556) by February 21st.

Easter Egg Hunt

Lakeshore's Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt is Saturday, March 26th at 10 AM for preschool – 5th grade. Invite your friends. Donations of plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy are needed. We additionally have a lot of empty eggs to be filled if someone would like to purchase wrapped candy and fill them. Volunteers also needed that morning. Check the back of your connection card if you can help out. Any questions, contact Colleen at 616-846-8556.

Honoring Marriage Dinner Event

Saturday, March 12th at 6 pm at the clubhouse at Wildwood Springs in Spring Lake. You won't want to miss this evening of comedy, buffet dinner, drinks (beer & wine) and time with your spouse! This event was created by Focus on the Family, and we are excited to bring it to you! We only have room for 30 couples, so don't delay signing-up! Cost is $ 50 per couple. RSVP's must be turned in (with payment) by Sunday, February 28th (to the Information Center or the church office). After that date, any remaining tickets will be open to the public for purchase. Any questions, contact your Events Team; Brenda Kling, Cliff Cook, Courtney Smith, Keena Steinke or Tracy Boehnke.

Men's Opportunity to go to CAMP!

April 1st - 3rd at Grace Adventures Camp in Silver Lake, MI where they welcome Jonathan Herron; a comedian who studied under Tina Fey and has a passion for engaging people toward God! Join a great group of guys and be ready to step away from everyday life to be refreshed, challenged, and equipped. Enjoy great food, worship, dynamic speakers, Man Games, insightful workshops, and much more. Contact Chris Pease or the church office for more details.

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 – 5th 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. However, we are anticipating bringing the cost down by having fundraisers. Register on line now to hold a spot for your child. Make your $ 75 deposit and then, depending on how much we raise, the cost may be substantially lower. (www.springhilldaycamp.com) Deadline to sign-up is June 1st!

Share Your STORY!

Lakeshore Fellowship wants to collect your STORY! It can be a real blessing to hear someone’s story to reflect on the goodness of our God! When we share our personal stories, we can encourage and bless others. Life’s journey is to be shared. Please take a few moments to tell us your story. How has Lakeshore made an impact on you? How has Jesus made an impact on your story? Email us your story today at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Stories will be kept private until we are given written approval to be publicized. We would like to collect and use various stories throughout the year.

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 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!

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.

2.52 (Preschool - 4th Grade)

Kids 2.52 will meet to participate in our Kids Against Hunger event (2-17-16). We are offering an optional $2 dinner from 5:30-6 pm and event at 6 pm. Contact Colleen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556 if you have any questions. 

Fray 2015 (Middle School Students)

Meets again on Wednesday, February 17th while joining our church-wide "Kids Against Hunger" event starting at 6 pm. A dinner for $2 is served from 5:30-6 pm. Invite your friends!! 

MOVE (High School Ministry)

Meeting on Sunday, February 14th for a Valentines Party at 6 pm in the Youth Room. Invite your friends! If you have any questions, please call or text Shannon Johnson at 231-286-1517.

OneHouse Fray & MOVE ~ The Hangout

Will be held on the second Sunday of the month between services. Come enjoy a treat, play games and "hang out"! Our next Hangout will be February 14th.

OneHouse Fray & MOVE Tubing Event at Double JJ

Sunday, February 28th all Fray & MOVE students are encouraged to invite your friends and have fun tubing! Cost is $ 15 per person; must also have a signed waiver and be paid in advance before Monday, February 22nd. Sorry, but NO LATE SIGN-UPS. Please plan ahead for this super fun event!! We will provide sandwich lunch following second service and then leave church around 12:45 pm; arriving back around 5:30 pm. PARENT DRIVERS NEEDED. Please contact Hillary at 231-343-7807 or Shannon at 231-286-1517 for more details or to sign-up.

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 have an interest in attending an upcoming seminar designed to bless their (2 year old) child, 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.).

7th Grade Faith Legacy Event

All 7th graders and their parents are invited to attend our Faith Legacy event designed just for them. The 7th grade Faith Step is "A teenage home where everybody wins (and nobody kills each other)". Your group will be meeting in the ARK on Saturday, March 12th from 5-9 pm, with plans to attend our 10:45 am worship service on Sunday, March 13th for the blessing event. Cost of this event is $10 per family and includes dinner on Saturday. Please let us know you plan to attend by filling in your Connection Card on Sunday or by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

8th Grade Faith Legacy Event

Class has been scheduled for Saturday, February 27th at 9 am - noon in the ARK. All 8th graders and their parents are encouraged to attend. Blessing Event will be the following morning, Sunday, February 28th at our 10:45 am worship. More details coming soon. 

Crossways Class (Adult Education)

Meets Mondays at 7pm in the ARK. All are welcome! 

Women's 2016 Bible Study

All women are welcome! The group is focusing on an OPEN BIBLE STUDY OF THE BOOK OF GALATIANS! Please join them Tuesday nights at 7pm 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 7–9am in the Atrium. Join them February 13th! 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

Are You Serving at Lakeshore?

Maybe you are not sure what is needed! ~ Check out our list of opportunities to serve at the Information Center!

Children's Ministry Help is Very Much Needed

We have several positions that need to be filled in Children's Ministry on Sunday mornings at both services. This is a once a month commitment and you can worship at one service and serve at the other. Our children need you. Thank you.

Desk – Help keep our kids safe! Attend the Registration Desk in the Ark, register new children, check regular attenders in, assist leaders in the event a parent is needed, remain at desk until all children have been picked up.

1st service –  3rd Sunday

2nd service – 3rd & 4th Sunday

B.A.M. Big Adventure Ministry – present a lesson – story, game, craft and object lesson will be provided to compliment the story. All materials are prepared in advance and ready in the classroom. 

K – 1st Grade – 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday

2nd – 4th Grade – 1st, 4th & 5th Sunday

Please contact Colleen Dierolf know if you are interested in serving our children or if you have any questions. 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hospitality

We are in urgent need for a Hospitality Team Leader for our "2nd service -4th Sunday of the month" team. Duties include: sending a reminder to your team of the week they are serving, arrive 30 minutes prior to service, gather your team for prayer, and assign positions (Greeters, Offering duties, and Information Center). If are willing to take on this role, please talk to Colleen Dierolf ASAP in person, at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Meals for Jenni

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!

Mentor opportunity...

for those who would like information on opportunities to mentor middle school aged children in our community are encouraged to visit the website for Kids Hope USA at www.kidshopeusa.org or contact the office for more details.

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 another 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. Please contact Pam Heins for more details or to sign up. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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, March 14th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:30 pm, then carpool to the location. Please call Rick Dierolf for more details (616-402-5545). 

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.

Household Necessity Pantry

Our next Pantry will be on Saturday, February 20th at 9am. Volunteers will be needed by 8am and can sign-up on your Connection Card this Sunday or call the office (616-846-8556).

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 

2/7/16 General Fund: $ 10,790    IMPACT: $ 497    Other Funds: $ 636

Total General Fund giving thru January $ 32,664    Total General Fund expenses thru January $ 32,738


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Christopher VanOosterhout  & family, for his dad; Tom VanOosterhout is in the hospital with a brain hemorrhage. 

Todd Green's son, Todd Jr., prayers for God to do a great work in restoring him during his 3 month rehab.

David & Heather Cech's grandmother, Doris, for healing from a broken bone.

Sara Malott, following an emergency appendectomy.

Prayers for members in need of healing
; Jim Pendell, Carole Hibnar, Marjorie Rozeboom,  Jenni Gesiakowski, Gloria Jasperse, Gloria McAlpine, Ginny Mulligan, Sue Wood-Lukkari, Kaydence Beuschel, & Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones; Joyce Dekkenga’s father, Paul; Hilda Albright & Barb Johnson’s father, Bob Holzinger; Carol Hibnar's mother, Pricilla Smith; Scott Kovacs (brother of Joe Kovacs); Ruth Simpson’s son, Doug; and family of Beuschel - Lindi, Nancy Lynn & Lorraine for healing.


Other News

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.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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

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