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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, May 24th

We have all of the Holy Spirit in His fullness promised to us in Christ Jesus. But does the Spirit have all of you? This Sunday we continue our series, Come Holy Spirit, with the message, “Receive the Gift of the Holy Spirit” based on Acts 1:1-8, 2:1-18, 32-41.

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers are given to the Glory of God by Dan and Clare Bush!

Happy 20th Anniversary

to Pastor Chris and Tracy Boehnke on May 27th!

Our sister in Christ, Marge Lembke, went home to our Father in Heaven on Sunday, May 17th

A funeral service in celebration of her life is scheduled for Friday, May 29th here at Lakeshore Fellowship. Receiving of guests will begin at 10am, service at 11am and luncheon to follow. If you are able to help in any way, or if you have questions, please contact the church office at 616-846-8556. We are accepting donations of desserts by Thursday evening, May 28th.

Thank you to Roger Mulder, Mike Miller, Randy Deater, and John Koscielniak who participated in our annual spring clean-up!

The property that God has allowed us to maintain has been blessed by your efforts! There are, however, a few projects remaining. Please contact the church office if you would like to help.

Governance Ministry Board Elections (GMB) will be May 31st

We ask that the members of Lakeshore prayerfully consider being a member of this vital leadership board. If anyone has any questions they can connect with Mike Krause (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-834-3416) or speak with any GMB member. If anyone is interested in running, please inform the church office no later than May 24th. We will have 4 open seats. Each term is three years (however, one of the four current seats will be for only one year). Elections are to be held between services on May 31st.

Ministry Team Partnership Meeting

If you are a team leader or team member of one of the following ministries: Assimilation, Events, GAP Prayer, Go Global, Go Local, Fray, MOVE or Women’s – please plan to attend an important Partnership meeting on Wednesday, June 10th at 7pm in the ARK. This meeting will be in partnership with Pastor Chris and the Lakeshore Staff. Bring your ministry goals and potential plans for 2015 and beyond. Please let the office know you plan to attend by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Group Baptism

Sunday, June 14th during our 10:45am service we will have a group immersion baptism. Anyone who wishes to be baptized, please contact the church office as soon as possible.

Got Questions?...Unedited & Raw

Our new summer sermon series will entertain your toughest questions! If you are struggling to know more about a tough subject, please write your question down, and place it in the marked box on the Information Center before June 15th. Pastor Chris will be tackling your questions throughout the summer, starting June 21st.

High School Senior Sunday

We invite your graduating senior come to our 10:45am service on May 31st; dressed in their cap & gown. There will be a special time of blessing for them. We need your child’s senior picture and a couple snap shots submitted to Wendy by May 24th for a special collage. If you know the future plans for your child, we would like to know that as well. Questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

College Graduates

We would like to publicize your accomplishments on Senior Sunday, May 31st by highlighting your name in our bulletin. Please let us know if you graduated this year, from which institution, and your degree earned. Thank you and Congratulations!

Secure Children’s Environment

Please remember that the ARK, office hallway, and the Dock (old lobby) are Secure Children’s Ministry areas. Only parents with a security cards or Children’s Ministry leaders are to be in these areas between 8:45am and 11:15am (or until all children have been picked up). If you want to give visitors a tour of our Children’s area you can stop by the desk and ask for a visitor’s security card. Thank you for your understanding and helping to ensure that our children are safe

Unity Ticket Pre-sales

have started and are now available at a discount! See Linda Goresch at the Information Center this coming Sunday or call 616-846-8556 for details.

Directories Are Here

Stop by the Information Center on Sunday to pick up your family copy.

Mark Your Calendars for our Annual Summer Picnic

The picnic is scheduled for Saturday, August 15th from 11am-3pm! More details coming soon!

Returning to Grand Haven . . . SpringHill Day Camp!

SpringHill Camp will be at Peach Plains Elementary School, July 20 – 24 from 9am-4pm. Day Camp is 5 days of SpringHill fun for kids who have completed K – 4th grade. The camp consists of small group Bible teaching, high-energy large group sessions, and engaging activities including: archery, bungee trampoline, camp songs, climbing wall, making tie dye t-shirts, and so much more! The invitation post cards are here! If you are willing to distribute some to the kids in your neighborhood; please stop by the Children’s Ministry Registration booth and pick some up.Cost will then be $179 each (sibling discounts still available). You must personally register on line at Invite your friends!!!! Any questions, please contact Colleen at 616-846-8556 ext. 203. If you can sponsor a child, please also let us know.

Volunteer Positions for SpringHill Day Camp

C.I.T.’s Counselors In Training – Monday, July 20th – Friday, July 24th:  9am–4pm High School Students (must be 14 years old and completed freshmen year)

Host Homes – Sunday, July 19th – Sunday, July 26th - housing needed for college aged camp counselors. 

Medical Volunteer - Monday, July 20th – Friday, July 24th 9am–4pm (serve one day or all week). RN or someone with a medical background is great but not required. 

Monday Morning Check In - Check in campers. Monday, July 20th morning only, 8:15–9:30am. 

Host Staff Gathering - Tuesday, July 21th or Thursday, July 23rd, 6–10pm. Host gathering for camp counselors for a time of worship, dinner and fun. 

Activities Helper - Assist with activities and crafts daily 10:15am-4pm.

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.


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


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 ~ (located in the ARK) will now be staffed for both 9am and 10:45am Worship services for birth – 18 months!

A Big Thanks to those who signed-up to help! (We still have two Sunday’s to fill at the 9 am service and three Sundays at the 10:45am. If you can help, please let Colleen know.) You are always welcome to use the “unsupervised nursery” if it is not staffed.

BAM (Big Adventure Ministry for K-4th Graders)

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. 

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!

Birth – Age 8 (3rd Grade): Parents meet every two years.  A parent facilitates/hosts the three sessions in their home or church.  They watch a video at each session and discuss the video.  There is a discussion guide provided for each age.  

5th/6th Grade: Parents participate with their student in a Mother/Daughter – Father/Son weekend retreat.  

7th-12th Grade: Parents and students participate together in one day seminar. 

Blessing Events: Each age group will conclude with a Blessing Event during a Worship Service.  Parents will read a blessing over their child and the child will receive a blessing object as a reminder of the Legacy Points.    

Facilitators needed for each age level: Birth – eight year olds, parents will facilitate/host three weeks.  5th-12th Grade, someone other than a parent is needed to facilitate so students and parents can participate together. 

All DVDs and Discussion Guides are provided for you. Talk to Colleen Dierolf for more information or if you are interested in hosting in your home or facilitating a parent/student event. 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Father/Son Retreat (5th/6th Graders) June 18th-19th

Dads (or special male mentor) Sign up now for the Father/Son Retreat. It will be a great "guy's retreat" with Bible Tells, campfire, games and just hanging out. Spend a weekend of quality time with your son while discussing what it means to become a man, specifically, God's plan for a man. Sign up by checking your Connection Card or at the Information Center. Blessing event on Father’s Day, June 21st during 10:45am Worship. Contact Colleen for more information 616-846-8556.
Special Orientation Meeting for the dads on Wednesday, June 3rd from 6:30 to 8pm in the Youth Room.

Volunteers Needed for Father/Son Retreat: (Note, you will only need to be involved for a short time.)

Story Teller – someone who is animated and a good story teller. David and Goliath Friday at 9pm, Joe and Potiphar’s Wife Saturday at 9am, The Good Shepherd Saturday at  2pm  

Panel Participants - Answer questions boys have on becoming a “Man of God” Saturday at 10am

Breakfast – prepare, serve and clean up breakfast on Saturday morning at 8am

Crossways Adult Bible Study

Meets Mondays in the ARK from 7-8:30pm.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month (next meeting is on June 13th) from 7-9am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to attend!

Women's Bible Study Summer Series

Begins June 2nd at 7pm in the ARK. Meeting every Tuesday throughout the summer (with no meeting on June 30th and July 7th for the July 4th holiday).

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

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


Are You Serving at Lakeshore?

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

Nursery & BAM Sunday Morning Children's Ministry

Thank you to all those who have stepped up to serve on Sunday morning in our Children’s Ministry, Nursery and BAM.  There are a couple openings remaining to serve at 9am in the nursery and several openings at the 10:45am service Nursery – 4th grade. Talk to Colleen Dierolf 616-846-8556 for more information on any position or check your Connection Card if you are available to serve in any area.

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empties to help send a child to SpringHill day camp. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you!


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

5/17/15 General Fund: $ 7,665    IMPACT: $ 1,093    Other Funds: $ 60

Total giving through April $148,958    Total expenses through April $160,369

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Stacie Petersen, celebrating the long life of her great Aunt Emma, turning 100 years old.

Dominique Sauers, as she prepares to move and have her first child.

Family of Marge Lembke, as they mourn her passing and yet celebrate her life.

Wayne Beuschel, praise he is home from the hospital and in good health.

Prayers for members in need of healing: Jenni Gesiakowski, Paul Abbott, Tom Spelman, Sherri VanderWal, Gloria McAlpine, Paul Beuschel, Karen Foupht, Sandy Christmas, Alison Rudick, William Ripple, and Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones: Jen Sauers (sister Patty following house fire), Makayla Snodgrass (for grandmother who fell), Jeff & Marg Karner (friend Kit with cancer and Jenny with new baby on board), Sherry Travis’ uncle, Al; Rick Dierolf’s brother, Ken; Dan & Clare Bush’s son-in-law, Ed; Beuschel family for Lyndi (still awaiting kidney transplant) & Nancylynn (brain tumor and going through radiation); and Alison Rudick’s sister.

Other News


Supporting Scrip this springtime means supporting a child to go to our 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. Don’t know what Scrip is? 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. Reminder: Scrip purchases can NOW be made using your credit or debit card!

New Ways to Purchase Scrip

Start by:

  1. Signing up for SCRIP at the Info Center with Jerry Goresch
  2. Jerry will give you a User Name & Password on the spot
  3. Wait 24 hours
  4. You’ll be asked to fill out a form (Prestopay) that includes your banking information. SCRIP purchases will then come directly from your banking account.
  5. Now you’re able to purchase SCRIP directly from your computer or smart phone.

 How it works:

  1. Access your SCRIP account at
  2. Search for a merchant.
  3. You can purchase gift cards.
  4. OR purchase “SCRIPNow”. If at a participating store, be logged in & ready at, purchase the amount needed (increments vary store to store) your e-card will come up on your phone, show it (bar code) to the cashier who will scan it for payment. Sometimes the e-card takes up to 20 minutes so it may be best to estimate what you will spend. Examples of stores are Walmart, Cabelas, Amazon, Buffalo Wild Wings & more!
  5. OR “Reload” a gift card you already have. Stores like Meijer, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Starbucks, Target and more participate!



First Priority Will Be Participating in RAGBRAI

RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) is a 500 mile bicycle ride across Iowa, July 19th - 25th, to raise much needed funds to support the mission of First Priority! Our own, John Koscielniak will be taking up the challenge! Please support First Priority by sponsoring him in his efforts. John will be in the Atrium, and information is available at the Information Center, on how you can support this worthy cause. At Lakeshore Fellowship, we support the mission and ministry of First Priority as part of our GO Local ministries. To learn more, call John at 616-402-1025.

Church Extension Fund

Has provided dedicated Christian financial management since 1901. Your ancestors have likely invested with CEF for just as long, helping to build our faith through ministries across the state. Now, you and your family can carry on this important tradition and further the vital funding needs of Michigan District congregations. You’ll enjoy proven investment products, competitive interest rates, measurable results, and the knowledge that the Church is benefiting, too. Call 800-242-3944 or visit us at to get started.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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