Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews


  • Sunday Sermon - February 18th

    Now in the season of Lent we focus on what it means to follow Jesus to the cross and the empty tomb. Our new series titled "The Jesus Way" begins this Sunday with the message, "See Jesus with the Eyes of Faith" taken from John 9:1-41.

  • Altar Flowers, February 18th

    To the Glory of God!

    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! 

  • Congregational Meeting

    All members of Lakeshore, please mark your calendars and plan to attend our Congregational Meeting on Sunday, February 18th at 7 PM. We will be discussing and voting on various potential facility projects. We greatly value your input and hope you can attend.

  • Easter Lily Orders

    As we once again celebrate our Lord’s glorious resurrection, we again offer you the opportunity to sponsor Easter lilies which will be displayed in the Worship Center on Easter Sunday, April 1st. Easter lilies come in 6” pots and have 5+ blooms for a cost of $7.50 each. Order forms are available at our Information Center and are due by Sunday, March 18th.


  • Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection
    Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection

    Sunday Morning Kids program!! Nursery thru 4th Grade meet in the ARK at 10:45 AM! 


    CREW...come "hang out" every Sunday morning, between services in the Youth Room! All 5th - 12th Graders are welcome! 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..

  • CREW (High School Ministry)
    CREW (High School Ministry)

    CREW (High School) meets on Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 PM in the Youth Room. (No CREW on February 25th)

  • CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)
    CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)

    Children's Ministry (CREW Jr.) meets Wednesdays from 6-7 PM. Optional $ 2 dinner offered at 5:30-5:50 PM. Contact Shannon Johnson if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

  • CREW Middle (Wednesday Night Middle School Ministry)
    CREW Middle (Wednesday Night Middle School Ministry)

    CREW Middle meets on Wednesday evenings from 6-7 PM. Optional $ 2 dinner offered at 5:30-5:50 PM. Contact Shannon Johnson if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Youth LOCK-IN

    The Youth LOCK-IN will be Friday, March 30th starting at 8:30 PM. All middle school and high school students can now sign up at our Information Center for this much anticipated event! Questions, please see Shannon Johnson. 

  • Junior High Youth Gathering

    BIG NEWS...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 by Sunday, February 18th. 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. 

  • Women's Bible Study

    Women's Bible Study group meets for regular Bible study on Monday nights from 7-8 pm in the Prayer Room. We are studying from the book "Making Peace with Prickly People" by Deb Potts. Questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Women's Retreat

    Life is busy, and it's hard to find a minute to stop and breathe. But you can't pour into other people if you are running on empty yourself. Come up to Cran-Hill Ranch and  enjoy a weekend of worship, fellowship, and time in the word with other women. Allow their staff to serve you, and provide a worry-free weekend. Over the three-day retreat, there will be plenty of activity sessions to choose from, live worship each day, and refreshing sessions with our speaker Shannon Popkin. We hope that you will join us for this memorable weekend, March 9-11! Cost is $99 for food and lodging. Some extra fees are optional. Check out the website for details. ( Sign-up at our Information Center this Sunday! 

  • 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 February 10th! Great food, great time & great study! Any questions, please contact Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.


  • Meals for the Gesiakowski Family

    The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 4 with meals. Ed Gesiakowski just had knee replacement surgery and Jenni is continuing cancer treatments. Please let us know you can help. For more details and to sign up click the following link Thank you! 

  • Thrivent Choice Dollars

    Many of you have insurance through Thrivent Financial. Did you know Thrivent gives back to your favorite church or charity? Each member of Thrivent has the ability to direct where they want their "Choice Dollars" to be sent. Please log-in to your account, and direct your "Choice Dollars" today! Lakeshore Fellowship is a qualified recipient. Choice Dollars are expected to expire on March 31st, so don't miss out. This does not cost you anything, but gives great support to organizations, like our church. Any questions, please talk with Randy Deater. 


  • Honduras Trip 2018

    Our 2018 Honduras Mission Trip will be JUNE 19th-26th. Please pray and consider going! Sign-up at our Information Center this Sunday! Trip information packets are available. If you would like to ask questions, 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. MUST REGISTER BY MARCH 1st, no exceptions. 

  • Theology on Tap

    Pastor Chris and Jim Albright have started a new men's outreach called Theology on Tap. Men, please prayerfully consider inviting men you know who are unchurched or who have doubts or 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!

  • 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. 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..

    Remaining 2018 Pantry Give-a-ways:

    February 17th at 9 AM

    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 
    2/11/18  General Fund: $ 13,067    Other Funds: $ 295
    General Fund giving thru January $ 27,367  General Fund expenses thru January $ 39,111

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers

    Dan Bush, as he manages challenging health issues. 

    The Gesiakowski family, as Jenni is going through new radiation treatments and Ed just had knee replacement surgery on February 7th.

    Aprelle & Randy Nettrour, for healing of Aprelle's oppressions and Randy's back & leg pain. 

    Denny Boyd, for healing of heart malfunctions. 

    Prayers for Muskegon Heights public schools, car accident stresses and daughter's tuition. 

    Prayers for members in need of healing; 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


    Immediate Job Opening for our Bookkeeper Position. Randy Vanderwal, who has faithfully served as our Bookkeeper for almost 5 years, has resigned his role to pursue other opportunities. Please let us know if you are interested in applying for this part-time position. The job requires a minimum of an Associate Degree in Business or 2 years accounting experience, detail oriented, ability to work independently, and self starter. This part-time position will have flexible hours, no benefits, 10-20 hours/week at startup; 10-12 hours/week ongoing. Please submit your cover letter, resume and references ASAP, but no later than March 1st to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Who is your Elder or Deaconess?

    Have you ever wondered who is your assigned Elder or Deaconess at Lakeshore Fellowship? We have a listing of E&D assignments available to pick-up at the Information Center. You can also click the title "Who is your Elder or Deaconess?" to download the PDF.  If you have any questions, please either contact the church office (616-846-8556) or Randy Deater; Chairman of the E & D (616-402-5248).

  • 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. 


    Members of Lakeshore Fellowship may be familiar with AGAPE. If not, this is a special account of which members can financially designate funds toward; in order to support other Lakeshore Fellowship members that may have dire financial needs. (This account previously was financially funded by Scrip, however, funds from Scrip are now supporting our roofing project.) We have a team that manages AGAPE and analyzes each need as they come forward. Applications for support are available in the church office.

    If you have the means and feel led to support AGAPE, please note your contribution for "AGAPE" when utilizing your giving envelopes (or somehow note your contribution). Thank you!

  • Camp Concordia

    Are you looking for other ways to nurture faith in your children or grandchildren?  Camp Concordia, our Lutheran camp just 1 hour east of Grand Haven, supports your job as parents by providing fun, but serious, young adults who share their faith in Jesus in a safe, healthy, summer overnight camp environment.  They’re so serious about taking care of your kids they raise money each year to have two cabin group counselors in each cabin.  Kids are never left alone.  Invite your neighbors and friends to check out  It’s a great way to share Jesus with the unchurched.

  • 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.

  • Inclement Weather

    If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post on Facebook and our website at 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


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