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

Regular Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am

Summer Schedule
Memorial thru Labor Day
Sundays at 9:30 am


Sunday Sermon

To live a more fruitful life that glorifies God doesn’t mean we have to work or strive harder. On the contrary, as we rest content in our  union with Jesus, then His presence, His love, and His joy will be more fruitfully evident in our lives. Today we consider the words of Jesus in John 15:1-17 with our message, “Life in the Vine.”

Altar Flowers

Celebrate Rick & Leslie Yonker's 31st Anniversary!

Happy 21st Anniversary

To Pastor Chris and Tracy Boehnke!

Baptism this Sunday

Sunday, May 29th at 9:30 am for Immanuel Hall, son of Dominique Sauers and Zachary Hall.

Summer Service Schedule

Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend; 9:30 am. (Starting Sunday, May 29th we will have one service at 9:30 am.)

Full Immersion Baptism

If you have not been baptized or would like to renew your baptism, please contact our office at 616-846-8556. We are planning to offer a group full immersion baptism opportunity on Sunday, June 5th. 

Youth Sunday - Graduation Sunday - Confirmation Sunday - Group Baptism Sunday

all on Sunday, June 5th! You won't want to miss this very special Sunday! Cake reception following service.

Kid’s Books Library - Sharing Cart

Our Book Cart is ready for use! Have a Book? Give a Book! Need a Book? Take a Book! The new cart will be located in the Atrium near the Children's area. There will be no "formal" check out process. You can simply take a book to read and return it when you are done. If you have books to donate, we always welcome them. 

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 Young 5's– 4th 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-shirts, and so much more! Camp cost is $ 189 for the week. If you register before June 5th, you can receive $20 off – by using the code $20PPEARLY. Scholarships available. Deadline for registration is June 24th. Must register on line at
Volunteers needed: Monday Morning Registration, Host Families for Camp Counselors, Staff Meal Preparation, Counselors In Training CIT’s student counselors, Host Staff Gathering, Medical Volunteers, and Activities Helper. Talk to Colleen Dierolf if you have any questions (616-846-8556) or stop by the table in the Atrium to sign-up.

SpringHill Day Camp - Host Homes

Is in need of host homes for their college aged camp counselors. If you would be able to provide housing and breakfast for 2 or more counselors the week of July 11 – 15, please talk to Colleen Dierolf ASAP or you can register yourself by clicking this link; Students will have their own transportation, but may need an occasional dinner. We need to get homes in place soon, so background checks can be completed.

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 Gator” 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. Tell your friends they are welcome to use it! Thank you for your support of this program! We received our first check for $ 25!! WAY to GO!! 

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.


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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


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)/Childcare

(thru completed 2nd grade) will be offered in the ARK!

NO K-2nd Grade B.A.M. on Sunday, June 5th

Kids will want to attend "Youth Sunday" so that they can witness our middle and high school student’s skit, Confirmation, Baptism of one of our youth, and Honor our Graduates.

Craig's Cruisers Night

For all 2.52 and Fray students... NEW DATE! June 1st at 6 pm. Cost is $11 (for 4 activities). Parents are welcome to stay. (All parents of 1st graders and younger; must stay.) Adults wishing to participate, will need to also buy a pass. Adult tickets are $14. If you have questions, please contact Colleen at 616-846-8556.

Middle School & High School Students

Students participating in the skit for Youth Sunday, your next practice will be Wednesday, June 1st at 5:30-7:30pm.

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.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. Join them June 11th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

NEW...Coming May 29th, GAP Prayer Team will be meeting in the Prayer Room at 8:30am! All are welcome to join us, even for one Sunday this summer! Questions, call (or text) Jane Buerhle at 616-450-2899 or Rebecca Steinke at 602-291-0450. 


Sound Technician Needed

We are currently looking for individuals who have a passion for sound/technology that could serve once a month on Wednesday nights (for rehearsals) and Sunday mornings (for services). This person should have a desire to create great “sound” environments,  be teachable, reliable, and eager to serve.  If you, or anyone you know, meets these qualifications, please see Mike Dorman (Worship Arts Director) after service or email any questions to him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Cookies needed

for our coffee/fellowship time! Donations are always welcome to be dropped off in our kitchen. Prepackaged cookies can be left on the counter, homemade cookies should be labeled with "date made" and placed in our freezer. Thank you!!

Children's Ministry - Summer Help is Very Much Needed

Summer Nursery – 2nd Grade ~  Please consider serving in our Children’s Ministry one or two Sundays this summer! Indicate on  your Connection Card your interest or email Colleen Dierolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meals for Jenni

Jenni Gesiakowski's continues chemotherapy. The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 5 with meals on treatments days (usually on Thursdays). Please click on the link here to sign up for meals If you have trouble with this link, please contact our church office at 616-846-8556. Thank you!

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empty RETURNABLE 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!


Honduras Trip 2016

Lakeshore Fellowship will be offering an 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. Sign-up deadline is June 8th!! There is a blue sign-up sheet at the Information Center. Questions, contact Pam Heins at 616-402-6748.

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, June 13th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:30 pm, then carpool to the location. Please call Carl Jessen (231-578-0998) for more details. 


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, June 25th at 9 am. Volunteers will be needed by 8 am and can sign-up on your Connection Card on 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 

5/22/16 General Fund: $ 9920    IMPACT: $ 736    Other Funds: $ 120

Total General Fund giving thru April$ 136,120    Total General Fund expenses thru April $ 157,691

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Prayers for members in need of healing; Keith Ensing, Karen Foupht, Carol Johnson, Shirley Williams, Marjorie Rozeboom, Jenni Gesiakowski, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

Prayers for loved ones; Hilda Albright & Barb Johnson’s dad under Hospice, Carl & Marilyn Jessen with nephew under Hospice & Sister-in-law who recently passed. Tim Roggatz brother, Jon who is back in the hospital and very ill.

Prayers for the family of Bob Kurtz (Grandfather of Trinity Nelson), who passed away 5-14-16.

Craig Petersen and family, as they mourn the loss of a good friend, Kevin, to cancer on 5-25-16.

Alison Rudick,
for healing from surgery on 5-26-16. 

Carole Hibnar
, prayers for healing for her mom, Priscilla Smith, and for her heart to be open to Carole. 

Prayers for Makayla Snodgrass as she travels to Italy in June.

Prayers for the Sauers' family to find a home soon as well as healing for the whole family from a marriage separation.

Other News

Softball League

Join the Lakeshore Fellowship Softball Team! Games will be Thursday evenings this summer at the park in Robinson Township. We also welcome you to cheer on our team by coming to the games! Contact Mike & Rebecca Steinke at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

Detroit Tigers Game with Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial has invited us to a Tiger's Bus Trip! Detroit Tigers team will take on the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park at 1 pm on July 20th! Bus will leave from Grand Rapids (Alpine & I-96 area) on Wednesday, July 20th at 8 am. 50 tickets remain available (out of 100) and are on a first come first serve basis. Cost is $49 per person (which is the ticket price only; Thrivent is providing transportation). Please RSVP by June 10th by calling our Thrivent Financial Representative; Randy Oppenneer at 616-304-2604.

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.

Recycle your metal & electronics all year long!

First Christian Reformed Church of Grand Haven has annually held a Metal & Electronics Recycling Event. Unfortunately, they are unable to hold it this year. But the GOOD NEWS is their Recycling Ministry now operates year round! They offer free Tri-Cities area pick up of your metal & electronic items (no TVs or computer monitors…sorry!). They also have a free drop-off site by the church that is available 24/7. If you have metal or electronics to recycle, please call their church office, 616-842-6370, to schedule a free pick up or get details about dropping off your items. Remember, if it’s metal, has a cord or battery, is unusable or unrecognizable, they can recycle it. Check out for a listing of recyclable items. Thank you for helping take care of our small piece of God’s good earth!

Church Extension Fund

 BLOOMS  -  The flowers that bloom in the spring are a microcosm of human life.  Born of a seed, they are nourished by God's bounteous blessings, bloom into the beauty of maturity, only to wither and die. But as God's children, we have the gift of choosing everlasting life through faith in Jesus. The Church Extension Fund helps bring that saving gospel to others through loans to congregations which are funded entirely on investments from people like you - which is why your investment is pretty blooming important. More information and current interest rates are available by calling 800-242-3944 and at