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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, July 5th

Hinduism. Islam. Buddhism. New Age. There are 7 billion people in the world and of those only 2 billion are Christians. "With So Many Religions, How Can Jesus Be the Only Way?" That's the question we will tackle this Sunday in our Got Questions? series. Our message is based on Acts 4:1-20.

Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers celebrate Cathie and Les VanAllsburg's 5th Anniversary!

Happy Birthday . . .

to Tyler Dorman (5th), Mike Miller (6th), and Colleen Dierolf (9th)!

Guest Speaker

David Ladd will be our guest speaker at Lakeshore on Sunday, July 12th due to Pastor Chris being in Honduras.

Our Honduras Mission Team

Will be leaving this Tuesday, please pray for them in their travel, work and fellowship. The team members are Karin Abbott, Pastor Chris Boehnke, Kathy Boyd, Patty & Bill Chapman, Randy & Jeff Deater, Doug & Pam Heins, Shari Hughes, Andy, Beth & Wade Paris, and Greg Wood.

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!!

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. More details coming soon. Contact Colleen at 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 - All 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 in September for parents and those interested in being facilitators. Watch for more details coming soon.

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..

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month (next meeting is on July 11th) from 7-9am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to attend!

Women's Bible Study Summer Series

Meets at 7pm in the Worship Center every Tuesday throughout the summer (with no meeting on July 7th for July 4th holiday).

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.


Are You Serving at Lakeshore?

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

Hospitality Team Members Needed

We are in need of people to serve on 1st and 3rd Sunday Hospitality Teams at our 10:45am service. 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 send a child to SpringHill day camp. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you!


School Supply Give-A-Way

Coming soon on August 19th! 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, starting this week, 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.

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.

Pick up Camp Invitations Cards at the Information Center to pass out to your friends and neighbors with kids!!

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

6/28/15 General Fund: $ 7,973    IMPACT: $ 442   Other Funds: $ 1,825

Total giving through May $191,337    Total expenses through May $191,770

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Wayne Beuschel, praise for successful cataract surgery and recovery from hip replacement. And praise for Kaydence Beuschel’s return home from the hospital.

Karen Foupht’s dad, starting chemo treatments for Follicular Lymphoma stage 4.

Larry Ward, having surgery.

Kathy McLain, having medical issues and needs prayer.

Jerry Goresch, scheduled to have hand surgery on July 6th.

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

Prayers for members in need of healing: Jenni Gesiakowski, Paul Abbott, Sherri and Randy VanderWal, Gloria McAlpine (return of cancer), Paul Beuschel, Sue Wood-Lukkari, Karen Foupht, and Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones: Karen Foupht (healing for father); Jessen's grandson (healing); Hilda Albright and Barb Johnson (healing for their father);  Rick Dierolf’s brother, Ken; and Beuschel family for Lyndi (still awaiting kidney transplant) & Nancylynn (going through cancer treatment).

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.

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!



Church Extension Fund

Feel like you’re walking up the down escalator on your financial path? A change in direction could get you headed where you want to be. Entrust your savings to Church Extension Fund and help finance the growth of Michigan churches, schools and ministries. You’ll extend the reach of God’s kingdom, while you extend your financial reach as well. Open a CEF IRA, transfer an existing IRA, or roll over your 401(k) to a CEF IRA and discover how far your dollars can go, and how high you can climb. Call CEF at 800-242-3944 to find out more, or visit

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. 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.

Worship On the Waterfront this Sunday, July 5th

W.O.W. welcomes Jaci Velasquez and Nic Gonzales to the Grand Haven Waterfront Stadium from 7:30–8:45pm. This multi-talented actress, radio host, and contemporary Christian/Latin singer will be joined by her husband Nic, of the group Salvador. 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, July 12th welcomes, MIKESCHAIR, upbeat and uplifting describes this Christian band that creates songs that impact people from 8 to 80. The DNA of the band has always been about bringing awareness to those in need.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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