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Living things always grow! The same is true of a living faith in Jesus. It needs to grow to stay alive. This Sunday we will be challenged to grow in our daily walk with Jesus in the message, "Life is About Growing - Stepping Up to Spiritual Growth" based on Romans 12:1-2 and John 15:1-12.

Given by Gary & Brenda Kling, in celebration of Courtney Smith's Birthday!

Altar Flower sponsors can still be made for 2017 on October 8 or 15, November 5 or 12. Please contact our office to let us know you would like to sponsor one of those dates ($25 per Sunday).

For the month of October, there will be a card box in the Atrium, for anyone who wishes to bless Pastor Chris (and his family) with cards of appreciation for his leadership here at Lakeshore Fellowship! If you don't have a card, but want to share a note, there will be "note cards" available to write on. Thank you all for your loving support!

Has been CANCELLED. If you pre-paid, please look for your refund at the Information Center. We unfortunately, didn't have enough signed-up to have the event.

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).

Lakeshore will again celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 21st from 4-7 PM. More details coming soon. Mark your calendars for a great evening together!

Our Nursery thru 4th grade will be available during our 10:45 AM worship! (Sorry, no nursery currently at our 9 AM service) Any questions, please call our office at 616-846-8556.

This event was a huge success! Thank you to the MANY who supported our youth as well as giving Bella Mack a try! We hope everyone enjoyed the pizza! 

Sunday, October 1st following second service, please plan to stay for a spaghetti dinner, served by our Lakeshore Fellowship Youth! Free will donations being accepted to fund youth missions, youth camps and youth ministries. Also, if you have a youth that would like to serve, please contact Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-286-1517.

Crew (High School) begins on Sunday, October 1st at 6 pm in the Youth Room! There is a new and exciting Youth room waiting for you! You're going to love it!! Bring your friends!!

Children's Ministry is gearing up for the fall and in need your help. Let us know if you can help with our Wednesday night ministry, Crew Jr. (previously named "2.52"). Now is the time to contact Shannon Johnson, to let her know you would be willing to give of your time to help guide our youngest Lakeshore Fellowship members and community guests! Thank you for praying about this opportunity! (Help is also needed on Sunday mornings for Kidz Connection.) Crew Jr. begins on October 4th from 6-7 pm. Optional $2 dinner served 6:30-6:50 pm. Theme is "on the farm", so kids...wear your "farm clothes" and be ready for fun!!

Middle School Ministry (formally FRAY) is now called Crew! In fact, all middle and high school age kids are considered the "Crew"! Crew Middle starts Wednesday, October 4th from 6-7 pm! Theme is Olympics! Be ready for competition and games! 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..

All Middle School and High School students are invited for a very special opportunity to see and experience a professional auto-racing airbrush demo!! Our very own, Steve Dekkenga, will open his shop to our youth for a special time on Sunday, October 22nd at 12:30 PM. More details to come, but mark your calendars now. You will be glad you did! Questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or text to 231-286-1517.

Join the Women's Ministry Team for a Bible study on Monday nights this fall at 7-8 pm for 8 weeks. We will be using the study, "Beatitudes" by John Stott. Questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark your calendars! Women's CONNECT is coming back to Lakeshore!! On Monday, October 16th at 6:45-8:30 PM in the Worship Center at Lakeshore Fellowship. This is a FREE Women's CONNECT. This exciting event will offer food, fellowship and humorous Christian guest speaker; Deb Potts. Deb has written several books, most recently, "Making Peace with Prickly People". Deb currently lives on the east side of Michigan. We are so excited to have her visit and speak with our group. Please make room on your calendars. Invite your friends! It will be a very special evening!

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to join them October 14th! Great food, great time & great study! Any questions, please contact Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.

Would you like to be a part of our Hospitality Teams on Sunday mornings? If you have the gift of hospitality and would like to greet guests for Sunday Worship, please contact John Koscielniak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Donna Huff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have an opportunity for someone who would like to serve coffee & cookies! If you are not serving and want to get connected by serving in this area, please contact Jayne Platz at 616-846-8556 or 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. We also accept refrigerated flavored coffee creamer. Thank you!!

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 2017 Pantry Give-A-Ways:
October 7th at 9 am; and December 16th at 8:30 am - Christmas Breakfast and 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.
Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, October 9th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:15 pm, then carpool to the location. This is a great opportunity to try serving in the mission field with your family or your Community Group. Questions, please contact Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998.
Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,232 


9/17/17 General Fund: $ 5,760    Other Funds: $ 55

Total General Fund giving thru August $ 261,348   Total General Fund expenses thru August $ 280,813

Prayers for safe recovery for all affected by Hurricane Irma, Harvey and Maria.

Prayers for Muskegon Heights public schools.

Jenni Gesiakowski, with praise that God has been blessing her with healing and very little pain! Continued prayers for keeping her scans stable.

Jamie (Pendell) Westcomb (daughter of Jim & Bonnie Pendell), for her continued fight with stage 4 kidney cancer. 

Prayers for all community groups at Lakeshore Fellowship to connect and grow!

Prayers for members in need of healing; Alex Rubeck, Bev Ward, Kim Goosen (foot), Sherri Vanderwal, Aprelle Nettrour (for healing of her foot, thyroid & depression), Gloria McAlpine, Eloise Boyd, Jenni Gesiakowski, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

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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

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..
Sunday, October 15th at 4 PM in East Lansing. All LCMS churches in Michigan are invited to join together to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation! Tickets are free, but you must have them to be admitted. Do not delay in getting your ticket- they are going fast and are expected to sell out! We have 20 tickets reserved for Lakeshore Fellowship, and we are taking names by first come first served basis. Please call our church office at 616-846-8556 or stop by our Information Center this Sunday. For additional event information, search on https://herewestand.michigandistrict.org/500th-anniversary.

Members of Lakeshore, we invite you to share your business cards with us! Lakeshore has a binder of Business Cards so we can support one another as well as get to know each other better. If you are a member and would like to share your card, please stop by the Information Center to reference our binder. 

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.
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