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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, July 26th Sermon

“What About Gay Christians?" That's the question we will address this Sunday. On this sensitive subject we seek to be grounded in the truth of God's Word, but also to follow the command Jesus gave us to demonstrate His love to each person at all times no matter what. Our scripture reading is from Romans 1:28-32; 2:1-4; 3:20-24; 13:8-10.

Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers are given in celebration of Randy and Vicki Deater's 35th Anniversary!

Happy 13th Service Anniversary to . . .

Mike Dorman on August 1st!

SpringHill Day Camp Thank You

We want to thank the many who supported SpringHill Day Camp this past week! We had 74 local kids attend camp and experience the love of Jesus. We especially want to thank our hands on volunteers and host homes as well as those who financial supported sending a child to camp.

Open Question Sunday

On Sunday, August 2nd, Pastor Chris will respond to questions provided that morning either written out or given verbally. It will be an exiting opportunity to hear him address questions in an "unedited and raw" way as he takes us into the Scriptures for the answer. Bring your Bible with you!

Annual Summer Picnic

Saturday, August 15th from 11am-3pm at North Shore Beach! We have the pavilion reserved! Pulled pork, prepared by our very own Greg Smith, will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass and enjoy games and fun in the sun!! There is a sign-up sheet at the Information Center to indicate if you will bring a salad, side or dessert.

Boy's Survivor Event (Kindergarten thru 4th grade Boys)

Monday, August 3rd at 6-7:30pm. Games, activities, and fun! Join us and strive to “survive” the event! This will take place our property, outside the building. Please dress for the weather. Rain location will be inside. Please help us plan by signing-up today! Contact Colleen at 616-846-8556 or reply on next Sunday's Connection Card.

Choir Members (Past, Present, and Future)

You are invited to a conversation to discuss the 2015-2016 season. We will meet after worship at noon on Sunday, August 2nd for 30-45 minutes to discuss ideas and plans for the upcoming year. New singers ages 5th grade through adult are more than welcome! For more information, please contact Joella VanOosterhout, Choir Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mike Dorman (616.846.8556).

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..

Summer Child Care/Nursery / BAM

During the summer months: June, July and August we will be providing child care for Birth – 18 months at the 9am service and Birth – preschool at the 10:45am service. (Kindergarten – 4th grade will enjoy worship with their parents. There will be activity pages and crayons available in at the Children’s Ministry Check-In desk.) BAM will resume in the Fall. Please pray about serving in Kids Ministry on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings (October 2015-May 2016). 

Summer Needs in the Children's Area

Greeting Desk - Several Sundays 9 and 10:45am are open
Nursery - 9am - 5th Sunday; 10:45am 5th Sunday

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. 

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. For details on this wonderful program, please talk with Colleen Dierolf or click on this link to read all about it.

Launching Faith Legacy ~ Parents, Grandparents and Congregation! We need all of you to make Faith Legacy a success!

There will be an informational meeting this Fall for parents and those interested in being facilitators. Watch for more details coming soon.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month during the school year from 7-9am in the Atrium. Meets next time on Saturday, September 12th. All men are welcome to attend!

Women's Bible Study Summer Series

Meets at 7pm in the Worship Center every Tuesday throughout the summer.

They are studying through the book, IDOLS OF THE HEART - LEARNING TO LONG FOR GOD ALONE by Elyse Fitzpatrick. Hope you can join them!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in the Prayer Room at Lakeshore.


Hospitality Team Members Needed

We are in need of people to serve on the 9 and 10:45am Hospitality Teams. Duties included greeting, offering and Communion. If you are willing to be part of one of these teams, talk to Colleen Dierolf at 616-846-8556.

Bottles and Cans!

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!

Are You Serving at Lakeshore?

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


School Supply Give-A-Way

Coming soon on August 19th at 5-7pm! We need the family of Lakeshore Fellowship to start shopping soon for items to be donated. A list of items needed is available and can be found on the blue household necessities items cart. Also, our reverse offerings will be for school supplies and not household items. Thank you all for supporting this local outreach project! Any questions, please contact Jerry Goresch at 616-212-8967.

Mission for Area People – Supper House

This is a great opportunity for students and families to serve together this summer. Lakeshore Fellowship serves on the second Monday of each month; serving dinner to approximately 100 men, woman & children. If you would like to give of your time, contact Carl Jessen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-578-0998. We meet at the United Methodist Church on 2500 Jefferson St., Muskegon Heights (at Mission for Area People) 3:30-5:50pm.

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 (2015) $8,877

7/19/15 General Fund: $ 8,321    IMPACT: $ 973   Other Funds: $ 542

Total giving through June $226,066    Total expenses through June $226,348

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Todd Green’s oldest son, please continue prayers that he follows through with going to Teen Challenge.

Ruth Simpson's son, Doug, who was hospitalized this past week. 

Karen Foupht's dad, who had surgery this past week to insert a valve for future chemo therapy. 

Prayers for members in need of healing: Nancy Davis, Jenni Gesiakowski, Paul Abbott, Larry Ward, Kathy McLain, Sherri and Randy VanderWal, Gloria McAlpine, Wayne Beuschel, Paul Beuschel, Sue Wood-Lukkari, and Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones: Paul and Eleanor Beuschel’s daughter-in-law for recovery from neck surgery, Jessen’s grandson (healing); Hilda Albright and Barb Johnson (healing for their father); Rick Dierolf’s brother, Ken; and the Beuschel family for Lyndi (still awaiting kidney transplant) and Nancylynn.

Other News


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.

Unity Christian Music Festival

Free night will be Wednesday, August 5th at the Heritage Landing in Muskegon. For more details, visit

Worship On the Waterfront this Sunday, August 2nd

W.O.W. welcomes Plumb to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:30–8:45pm. Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, singer and author. She has co-penned songs for other artists, as well as music for films and TV shows. Her music is honest and addresses the highs and lows of life. There is no cost, nor any tickets needed to attend W.O.W. Check out our website at Any questions? Call: (616) 842-6600. Next Sunday, August 9th welcomes, Gaither Style Homecoming SIng-a-long with the Down Home Horns & Choir. Come ready to sing those hymns and gospel songs we all love with this toe-tapping band and inspiring chorus under the direction of Chris Hansen. 

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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