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

Service Times
Oct-May
Sundays 9 & 10:45am
Jun-Sept
Sundays 10am 

Worship

Sunday, November 23rd

When we gather for worship on Sunday mornings, why do we come? In fact, how do we live each day in relation to God? In our consumer culture it's too easy for us to treat God as another commodity we use for our own happiness, rather than being humbled by God's glory. "God's Glory or Our Own?" is the message for this Sunday based on Jeremiah 1:4-10; 7:1-11. 

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given with gratefulness for God's goodness by Jeff and Jane Buehrle.

Sponsorships for 2015 Altar Flowers are now available to reserve at the Information Center.

New Member Welcome

This Sunday at our 9am worship! Enjoy a time of fellowship between services with a cake reception. New family members include: Rich and Dianne Bramer, Kyle and Marielle Richie, Christina Sanchez, Jim and Sylvia Saunders, Tom and Carol Spelman, and Randy and Sherri VanderWal.

Thanksgiving Eve Night of Worship

You're invited this Wednesday evening at 7pm for a Thanksgiving Eve Night of Worship with Holy Communion.

Events Team is Organizing a Trip on the Santa Train

The Coopersville/Marne Train will be ready to take our group at 11am on Saturday, December 13th. Please stop by the Information Center to sign up. Tickets must be paid for in advance: Adult $15.50, Senior $14.50, ages 2-12 $13.50, and under 2 are free. Train ride is 1.5 hours long and need to have tickets purchased by December 1st!!! Any questions, please call Brenda Kling at 231-670-6107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

‘Tis the season to Celebrate the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

This year at Lakeshore we want to include our children in the Christmas worship celebration in a special way. Children ages kindergarten through 4th grade are invited to sing for worship Sunday morning, December 21st and Christmas Eve (December 24th) at the 5pm service. Rehearsals will be held during BAM on Sunday mornings beginning November 23rd. Please sign-up on your Connection Card or call the church office to include your child in the fun. For more information, please contact Joella VanOosterhout (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Mike Dorman (616.846.8556).  

Decorating for Christmas

Many helpers are needed on Saturday, November 29th from 10am-2pm here at Lakeshore! We are encouraging Community Group to please pray about this as a serving opportunity!! We need at least 25 people to help! Sign-up on your connection card this Sunday or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to say you’ll help. Pizza will be provided to all volunteers! Enjoy the sounds of Christmas while serving your Lakeshore family...”Preparing” to “wait” for the best gift ever, Jesus!

All Congregational Meeting

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 9th at 7pm. Year-end budget will be reviewed as well as our constitution.

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. 

Pictorial Directory Time!!!

Family of Lakeshore PLEASE begin signing up for your photo session ASAP. Prescheduling is currently available online. Click on the link here https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/lakeshorefellowship/index.php?page=10 and create your own log-in and password, then set up your desired photo session. If you would rather have someone else enter your information, please contact Jayne in the church office at 616-846-8556. Manual sign-ups will be available in the Atrium between services. Dates of photography will be Friday, November 21st; Saturday, November 22nd; Friday, November 28th; and Saturday, November 29th. Appointment times are available on first come, first serve basis. We need you to complete our book! Anyone who considers themselves a regular attender or member is encouraged to be included! If you want to check on your membership status, please call the church office at 616-846-8556.

Lutheran Heritage and Romantic Germany

Pastor Chris and Tracy Boehnke and Pastor Dieter and Ruth Haupt will be hosting a 13-day trip to Germany from September 25 to October 7, 2015. This will be an opportunity not only to see beautiful sights in Germany, but also to tour the places that were significant for the Lutheran Reformation as we celebrate its 500th Anniversary. Information brochures about the trip are available at the Information Center. Informational meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 4th at 7pm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Grand Haven.

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! We have a prayer line that is managed by Marge Lembke. 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 Jayne in the office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556).

Facebook

Lakeshore Fellowship has a Facebook page! Like us at Lakeshore Fellowship.

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 http://lakeshorefellowship.com/worship/audio-sermons1.


Grow

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..

Sunday Nursery

During our 9am worship service, we allow parents to use our unsupervised nursery. The room has speakers that allow you to hear all that is going on in the Worship Center. The nursery also has a private room designed for nursing mothers. During our 10:45am worship service, our nursery provides a safe, supervised, and loving environment for children, so that parents can feel comfortable as they attend worship. It is located in the ARK and is open during our 10:45am worship service for ages birth-18months. Additionally, children 18-36 months are welcome to join together in our Toddler Room. 

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry)

Meets Sunday mornings at 10:45am in the ARK! Kids learn a Bible story, create a craft, sing songs, have a snack, and play games all while learning God's Word!!

Parents: Please pick your children up immediately after the service so that your child's teacher can have time to fellowship too.

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. 

2.52 Children's Ministry and FRAY Middle School Ministry

There will be no 2.52 or Fray this Wednesday, November 26th. However, please join the Lakeshore Family at 7pm for our Thanksgiving Eve Night of Worship with Holy Communion.

Happy Birthday Jesus Party

Join 2.52 and Fray kids for a Birthday Celebration for Jesus Wednesday, December 10th. We will celebrate the birth of Jesus and be assembling Birthdays in a Box for children in foster care. Games, Christmas Story and Birthday Cake will all be there! Dinner will be served from 5:30-6pm. Party activities and assembly of boxes 6:15-7:45pm. Please indicate on the Connection Card if you plan to attend. Donations Needed: You can help bring birthday joy to foster children with items such as: cake mixes, birthday candles, small toys, birthday theme paper plates, napkins and hats. Items will be placed in a decorated shoebox and delivered to foster children the week of their birthday. We need empty shoes boxes too (large sizes work best!).

OneHouse "The Hangout"

Hey OneHouse Fray and MOVE (5th-12th grades)! can "Hangout" together between the two worship services on Sunday mornings. Enjoy a snack, play some games, have a beverage and spend time with friends.

MOVE - High School Ministry 9th-12th Graders

Now meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 6-7:30pm! Our next gathering is this Sunday, November 23rd at the Lonergan's (14960 Riverbluff Place, Grand Haven 616-844-4080). The theme will be "Isn't the Bible a Myth? Hasn't Science Disproved Christianity?"

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Ever wish you had a better grasp of each book of the Bible and how its message relates to that of all the others? Crossways is a faith-enriching, life-changing course that serves as your "road map" for an unforgettable journey through the entire Bible. This two-year class will cover the Old Testament the first year (three 10-week sessions) and then the New Testament in the second year (three 10-week sessions). Each 10-week session is $20 for the materials. We will continue meeting in the Worship Center on Mondays, 7-8:30 pm. It's not too late to join in!

The Community Bible Experience

Read big. Read real. Read together. This is a 40-day reading plan for Community Groups to read through the whole New Testament and discuss it together in a way that gets the big picture using a specially formatted New Testament called "The Books of the Bible." For audio or e-books, click here for your link http://cberesources.com/nt/. E-books are also available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for $5.

Women's Ministry Bible Study - Fall Session - Where Does Your Help Come From?

Ladies of Lakeshore we are offering a Monday Morning Bible Study at 10am the first and third Mondays of each month. This group will continue meeting the first and third Mondays each month. We will be at Nancy Davis' Home at 601 Lakeview Lane, Spring Lake! All interested, please let Nancy know at 616-453-6395 by call or text or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There will be no homework! We hope to see you!

Men's Ministry

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study meets the second Saturday of the month at 7am! Mark your calendar to join them on Saturday, December 13th in the Atrium here at Lakeshore. Great Food! Great Fellowship! Great Fun!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meets on Wendesday nights at 7–8pm at Lakeshore. All welcome!


Serve

Sunday Nursery/Toddler Care

We would LOVE to be able to provide care for Nursery/Toddler at our 9am service time. If you are willing to be on the schedule occasionally, please contact Colleen Dierolf 616-846-8556. 

Meal Ministry Team

Needs additional helpers to make meals! We currently support a few families with much needed meals and could use a few more individuals willing to make meals! Please contact Dana Saunders at 616-847-0665.

Pictorial Directory Team

6 more helpers are needed to volunteer during photo sessions to sit at check-in tables (November 28 and 29) Please contact Jayne in the office to say you can help (616-846-8556).

Cookie Donations

. . . are always gladly accepted in the kitchen (and can be left anytime on the middle counter) for our Fellowship time following services. We are currently running low. If you love to bake & want to donate homemade cookies, please either put them in the freezer (with a date on the package) or let our staff know so they can properly store them. 

Do you have a passion for the next generation?

Do you have a desire to see the kids of Lakeshore Fellowship grow closer to Jesus? Does it excite you to experience kids praying for and witnessing to their friends and family? You can make a difference in the lives of our kids and families. Whether you serve once a month on a Sunday morning or weekly at 2.52 or Fray. Our kids and parents need you!!! Stop by the Information Center in the Atrium or the Children’s Ministry Desk in the ARK to find the perfect fit for you. Or talk to Colleen 616-846-8556. Serving like Jesus on the outside, can make you feel like Jesus on the inside – who wouldn’t want that?!

Opportunities to Serve in Children’s/Youth Ministries

 

  • Return your empty pop bottles to be donated to offset the cost of weekly dinners.
  • Someone to check the bin of bottles and handle returning the bottles for cash.
  • Organize Classroom Supplies by serving a couple hours during the week organizing children’s ministry supplies and setting up for class.
  • BAM Sunday Mornings at 10:45am ~ Registration Desk, Nursery (0–18 mos), Toddlers (18 mos-3 yr olds), Preschool (4–5 yr olds) K–2nd grade class, 3rd & 4th grade class
  • 2.52 Wednesday Evenings ~ Praise God we have a full team in 2.52!!!
  • Fray (Middle School Ministry on Wednesday Nights) need help with check-in and small group leaders. Contact the church office if you can help!

You can get more information or sign up at the Children’s Ministry Desk.  Ask for Colleen Dierolf.


Go

Lakeshore’s Household Necessities Pantry

Is still in need of items for the December 20th Give-A-Way. Please consider a donation of multipurpose liquid household disinfectant cleaner, dish soap, liquid laundry soap and/or toilet paper.

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 $ 9,710*
11/16/14: General Fund: $ 8,116   IMPACT: $ 1,043   Other Funds: $ 30
Total giving thru October $371,840  Total expenses thru October $397,022
*This number is based on an adjusted budget approved by the GMB on 7/8/14


Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Marge Lembke, as she travels to Florida to celebrate her 80th birthday!

Prayers for members in need of healing: William Ripple (age 9 - healing from a concussion), Paul Beuschel, Nancy Mulder, Shirley Williams, Marge Lembke, Aprelle Nettrour, Jenni Gesiakowski, Paulette Boeger, Katie Albright, James Sottovia & Gloria McAlpine.

Prayers for loved ones of members who need healing: Joyce Dekkenga’s father, Paul; Eric Drake’s mother, Nora; Sherry Travis’ mother, Ruth Cooper; Diana Schultz’s mother, Karen Cloutier; Kevin Kruger’s family member, Thomas Kruger; Jennifer Parker’s uncle, Dan Putman; Wayne Beuschel’s sister, Nancy Lynn; and Beuschel’s great niece Lindi (age 7 with rare kidney disease).


Other News

SCRIP

Lakeshore Fellowship participates in the Great Lakes SCRIP non-profit fundraising program. We sell gift cards to dozens of local businesses 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. This is a wonderful and easy fundraising program for non-profit organizations! We have many cards available in $ 5, $ 10 and $ 25 denominations. All make great gifts and support your church family here at Lakeshore! Please see Jerry at the Information Center on Sundays or contact Jayne in the office at 616-846-8556.

The Lutheran Witness

It's time to re-subscribe or subscribe to THE LUTHERAN WITNESS at a discounted rate. The Lutheran Witness is the official periodical of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is published 11 times a year. It provides Missouri Synod laypeople with stories and information that complement congregational life, foster personal growth in faith, and help interpret the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective. The new subscription year doesn't begin until March 2015, but orders need to be in to the church office by December 12, 2014 to take advantage of a discounted District rate of $11/year. (Individual subscriptions ordered directly from CPH are $19.99/year). Payment for subscriptions should be made directly to the church. Late orders will be charged an additional $2. If you have any questions about subscriptions, contact Jayne in our church office at 616-846-8556.

Journey to Bethlehem Relies on Area Churches for Donations of Cookies! Lots of Cookies!!

They are asking Lakeshore to donate 35 DOZEN! If you love to bake, please consider committing to baking some cookies! Please email our church office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to let us know how many dozen you can commit to. Thank you!

St. John's Lutheran Church is Requesting Volunteers for the Thursday Night Meal (Dec. 11) for Cast and Crew of Journey to Bethlehem

They would need 4 people from approximately 2:30-6pm to serve. Financial help for the cost of meals is welcome. Meals serve approximately 200 people for 4 nights of the Journey. If you would be willing to help St. John's in this, please contact Jayne at 616-846-8556 for more specific details.

Love INC's Appliance Minstry Needs Your Gently Used, Working Appliances

Currently there are over 30 families on the waiting list for needed appliances. They are particularly short on washers, electric dryers and gas stoves; but all appliances are welcomed. Please contact Love INC at 616-846-2701 if you have a working appliance you can donate. Free pick up is provided. Thank you!

Inclement Weather

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will let the news media know by 3pm Monday through 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

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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

Member Directories

Member Directories will be provided upon request for those that are currently listed in our directory. This policy is to protect our Lakeshore Family’s privacy.