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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

This Sunday, July 31st, will be an Open Question Sunday led by Pastor Chris Boehnke. Please feel free to text your questions to Pastor Chris at 616-843-6128. Questions should be centered on the theme; “The Life and Teachings of Jesus”.

August 7th we welcome guest speaker, Pastor James Stoltenberg. Pastor Stoltenberg will share personal witness about Food For The Poor's mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another. Pastor Stoltenberg has been a pastor for over 41 years. He has a great passion for the poor and has led over 20 Servant Events taking teenagers into the Appalachian Mountains. These trips taught many things including that we can learn from the poor, Jesus was a servant, and how we can be servants too. Many who participated in these trips are now using their careers to help the impoverished. Please join us as we welcome Pastor Stoltenberg on Sunday, August 7th.

Altar Flowers

in celebration of Randy & Vicki Deater's 36th Anniversary! 

Happy Anniversary

Happy 14th Service Anniversary to Mike Dorman and Happy 26th Anniversary to Carl & Jayne Platz! 

Corporate Prayer

Saturday, August 13th at 9-10:30 am. Join your Lakeshore Family in prayer! We will be joining together corporately to pray specifically for the leadership of our Ministry Teams, Staff, GMB (Governance Ministry Board) & E&D (Elders & Deaconesses).

Ministry Fair

Sunday, August 14th following service (at 10:45 am). This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about ways you can be “Connected” here at Lakeshore Fellowship! This event will also help you learn more about the various Ministries here. Getting “Connected” is helping you to “Be the Church”.

Summer Service Schedule

Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day weekend; 9:30 am. 

Kid’s Books Library - Sharing Cart

Check out our book cart in the Atrium! Have a Book? Give a Book! Need a Book? Take a Book! The sharing cart is 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 welcome them. 

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..

Summer Children's Ministry

Sundays at 9:30 am ~ Nursery & B.A.M. (thru completed 2nd grade only) will be offered in the ARK.

Boy's Survivor Event

Boys (K-Completed 4th Grade) “SURVIVOR NIGHT”—August 17th, 6-7:30 pm. Test your skills of survival in Lakeshore’s field out-back! RSVP on your Connection Card this Sunday or call our office at 616-846-8556.

Prop needed for 2.52 (Children's Ministry in the Fall)

As we are planning ahead, we are in need of a prop for our Fall Children's Ministry. We need to borrow a telescope. If you have one we can borrow, please contact Colleen Dierolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you! 

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.

Women's Summer Bible Study

All women are welcome on Mondays, Aug 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th at 6:30 - 8pm in the Prayer Room. Bring your Bible/phone/tablet and join us as we dig into God's word together. Please enter using the office doors (in front of the circle drive) Questions, call Nancy at 616-453-6395.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. Join them August 13th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

GAP Prayer Team now meets in the Youth Room at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings! 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. 


Children's Ministry - Summer Help is Very Much Needed

Nursery – 2nd Grade ~  Please consider serving in our Children’s Ministry; August 14th, 28th or September 4th! Indicate on your Connection Card or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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!


School Supply Give-a-way

Lakeshore will again be hosting our Annual School Supply Give-a-way for local students in need of supplies. We look to our Lakeshore family to support this effort by donating new school supplies to the blue bin at our entrance. (For a list of needed items, pick up a sheet from the front pocket of the blue bin.) The event will be on Wednesday, August 24th at 6pm. Volunteers will be needed to pre-package bags of supplies; as well as help at the give-a-way. Questions, please contact our office at 616-846-8556. More details coming soon. 

Honduras Trip 2016

Lakeshore Fellowship will be offering an opportunity for a team of 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 has been extended!! Please contact Pam Heins at 616-402-6748 or Bill Boyd at 231-733-9456 as SOON as POSSIBLE. 

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, August 8th. We gather at Lakeshore at 3:15 pm, then carpool to the location. Questions, please contact Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998.


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. We have recently made a change to our program and the sale of Scrip cards will temporarily only be available in the church office on Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. (Please call ahead to make sure someone is in the office) Reminder: Script purchases can NOW be made online. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. Thanks for your feedback. 

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 

7/24/16 General Fund: $ 4443    IMPACT: $ 265    Other Funds: $ 55

Total General Fund giving thru June $ 208,271    Total General Fund expenses thru June $ 224,271

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Debi Miller & Sandy Grey (and family) as they mourn the passing of their mother, Flossie Schoolcraft, on 7/18/2016. 

Courtney Petersen, prayers as she struggles with life and work. 

Prayers for members in need of healing; Lin Rau (hospital), Paulette Boeger (Hospice), Gloria McAlpine, Carol Johnson, Marjorie Rozeboom (Hospice), Jenni Gesiakowski, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

Prayers for loved ones; Jim & Bonnie Pendell's daughter, Brynda; Carole Hibnar for her mom, Priscilla Smith; Hilda Albright & Barb Johnson’s dad, Bob Holzinger; and Patty Chapman's mom, Barbara Geick.

Other News

Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendar for our next Congregational Meeting on Sunday, August 28th where we will vote to amend Lakeshore's policy. If you would like to review the proposed changes, please pick up a copy of the wording from our Information Center this Sunday. Or email the office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

FINAL REMINDER...Glenn Shelton's 30th Ordination Anniversary

Pastor Glenn is currently serving at Christ Lutheran Church in Costa Mesa, CA. They are planning a celebration for him...but it’s a surprise (SHHH..) If you would like to write a letter or send a video for a memory gift, please email Jon Niederbrach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Remember it is a surprise, so please don't send cards/notes directly to Glenn. Please reply this week; his celebration is on July 31st! Thanks!

Worship on the Waterfront

Sunday, July 31, Worship On the Waterfront 2016 welcomes Blanca to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Note the time change.) Blanca has a huge heart for inspiring people of all ages to trust God and dream big, expressed through her effervescent soul/pop songs. There is no cost, nor any tickets needed to attend W.O.W. Check out our web site at Any questions?  Call: (616) 842-6600.

Barnabas Ministries

"Barnabas Ministries and Redemption Riders Motorcycle Ministry are holding the annual Ride for Runaways event on July 30! Enjoy a beautiful ride through West Michigan while supporting the cause of homeless and runaway youth. For more details or to register, please contact Barnabas Ministries at 616-748-8435 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.."

Michigan’s Church Extension Fund Helps Build a Future

Building a solid future for our Michigan District churches and schools is important. Building a solid future for your family is important as well. Why not include the ministry of the Church Extension Fund (CEF) in your investment plan and accomplish both? When you invest a portion of God’s blessings in CEF, you create a personal stewardship ministry, while providing loan opportunities for Michigan District organizations that want to build or expand their facilities. Call the CEF Rate Line for this month’s rates (1-800-232-7313) or for more information, call 1-800-242-3944 or visit

Love INC

Love INC has several different volunteer opportunities right now. Some areas of need include talking one-on-one with clients, providing staff and front desk support, and mentoring clients in our programs. Please call 616-846-2701 for details.

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!