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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, August 30th

“How Are We to Interpret the Bible?” When there are so many contradictory readings and interpretations of the Bible, how can we know what God’s Word is saying to us? That’s the question we will wrestle with this Sunday as Jesus invites us to hear and receive Him as the Living Word. Our Scripture readings are from John 5:36-47 and 2 Timothy 3:14-16.

Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers are given in celebration of Jon and Kitty Braun's 5th Anniversary!

Thank You!

To the Events team for hosting the annual summer picnic at North Shore Beach for the family of Lakeshore Fellowship!! Special thanks to Greg Smith for preparing his famous pulled pork/brisket and to James Alexander for giving boat rides! We had wonderful weather, great food, and fun in the sun!!

First Communion

Class will be Saturday, September 19th at 9am. All students going into 5th grade through 12th grade who have not yet taken the class are welcome to attend. Students will meet with Pastor Chris and Colleen Dierolf from 9–11:30am. Parents will meet with Pastor Chris from 11:30am – 12 noon (while students meet with Colleen to paint a chalice as a special keep sake of their First Communion). Students will make their First Communion on Sunday, September 20th at the 10:45am service. Please contact the church office at 616-846-8556 of you want to sign your child up or mark your Connection Card this Sunday.

Crossways Class Resumes

Pastor's Monday night Crossways class will resume on Monday, September 14th from 7-8:30pm. To order books, please email the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Books are $20 each. 

Mark Your Calendars Community Group Kick-Off

Lakeshore will be having a huge kick-off event on Sunday, September 13th from 5-7:30pm. If you currently lead a group, please look for an email from our Event’s Team. If you are a member of a Community Group, please attend! If you are interested in joining a Community Group, please come to get connected to the families here at Lakeshore! We would love to have everyone plugged into a group this fall!! Chili dinner provided. Please let us know you can come by either emailing our church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or check your Connection Card this coming Sunday.

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 Kid's Ministry on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings (October 2015-May 2016). 

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. 

Fall 2015

We are currently recruiting for our Fall Wednesday Evenings Children’s “2.52” Ministry and Middle School “Fray” Ministry! Opportunities to serve include: help set-up, serve and clean up for the weekly meal, be a Game Leader, Worship Leader, or a Small Group Leader (especially need men to serve as a Small Group Leader for Fray). Talk to Colleen Dierolf (2.52) 616-846-8556 or Hillary Eddy (Fray) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We are looking forward to resuming "BAM" for nursery through 4th grade at the 10:45am Worship service on Sunday, September 13th. There will be nursery care only at the 9am service. Many volunteers are needed to serve once a month. If you are willing to serve or would like more information, contact Colleen Dierolf at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Fall Kick Off for Sunday Morning Kids Ministry

Kids in Kindergarten - 4th grade will be returning to B.A.M. at the 10:45am Worship Service on September 13th. There will be nursery care for Birth - 18 months old at the 9am Worship Service. Child care for birth – 4th grade will be provided during the 10:45am service. Many volunteers are needed to serve at the registration desk, nursery care, preschool leaders, K – 4th grade leaders. You can serve as often as you like, once a month or every week. You could even worship at our 9am service and serve during our 10:45am service! It would be awesome for kids to have a consistent leader every week! Our Wednesday evening program will kick off on October 6th. See this Sunday’s bulletin insert for more details or contact Colleen Dierolf to discuss the perfect fit area for you to serve.

MOVE - High School Ministry 9th-12th Graders

MOVE has a new leader, Shannon Johnson, who is very excited to get the 2015-2016 year going! Fall kick off date is Sunday, September 27th at 7pm. Join the Drive into Fall event with a bonfire, treats and movie to be played on a big screen outside! More details coming soon. Questions, please contact Shannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 231-286-1517.

OneHouse MOVE (9th-12th Grades) Will Be Going to Camp!

Yes, going to camp this winter, January 15-17, 2016 will be a retreat weekend you’ll never forget!! We have to plan now to reserve our spot! Our Lakeshore teens will be joining others at Grace Adventure Camp in Mears, Michigan. The weekend will include outdoor games, indoor fun, concerts and great times with your peers and leaders! Fee for camp totals $104 which includes food, lodging and all activities. A $50 non-refundable deposit can be made to hold your spot. Contact Shannon Johnson for more details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 this Fall for parents and those interested in being facilitators. Watch for more details coming soon.

Attention Parents of 4 and 5 Year Olds

Kitty Braun has offered to facilitate the pilot program of Faith Legacy for this age group. If you would like to participate, contact Kitty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-402-8669. Contact Colleen Dierolf if you have questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9am in the Atrium. Join them September 12th! All men are welcome to attend!

Women's Bible Study Summer Series

Meets at 7pm in the Worship Center every Tuesday throughout the summer.

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.


Meals for Jenni

Jenni Gesiakowski's cancer has returned and she again requires treatments. The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 5 with meals on treatments days. Please click on the link here to sign up for meals If you have trouble with this link, please contact our church office at 616-846-8556. Thank you!


Someone to run visuals once a month on Sunday mornings. Training provided. Please contact Mike Dorman if you would like to try serving on this vital ministry team. We especially could use some women to help in this ministry. 

Fellowship Team

Is in need of a few new volunteers! We serve coffee and cookies on Sunday morning following both services. If you think this is an area you would like to give of your time, please contact our office at 616-846-8556 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Families usually serve one Sunday per six weeks or so.)

Cookie Donations Needed

At Lakeshore, we value our guests and want to offer them a cup of coffee and a cookie following Sunday services. Please help us continue this hospitality by donating cookies! We accept prepackaged and homemade cookies! Donations can be dropped off any time our building is open. Please place them on the back counter of the kitchen. Thank you for supporting this need year round. Questions, please contact Jayne at 616-846-8556.

Bottles and Cans!

We are collecting your donated empties to help support 2.52 and Fray Wednesday night dinners in the fall. Empties can be put in the green bin by the entry doors. Thank you!

Are You Serving at Lakeshore?

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


Crop Walk

Lakeshore Fellowship will be participating in the Local Crop walk on Sunday, October 4th at 1pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake. If you wish to collect pledges and walk with us, please contact your church’s representative —Jerry Goresch at 616-212-8967. Anyone wanting to simply financially support this worthy community effort can also contact Jerry.

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 (2015) $ 8,877

8/23/15 General Fund: $ 7,014   IMPACT: $ 364  Other Funds: $ 30

Total giving through July $257,280    Total expenses through July $260,960

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Prayers for all college students going off to school. 

Praise that Dominique Sauers and Zach Hall had their 9 lb. 15 oz. healthy baby boy on 8-26-15.

Carl and Marilyn Jessen's nephew diagnosed with prostate cancer that has also gone to the spine.

Tom & Carol Spelman, prayers of thanksgiving for their healthy new grandson born 8-17-15!

Kaydence Beuschel for healing.

Prayers for members in need of healing: Jenni Gesiakowski, Larry Ward, Gloria McAlpine, Sue Wood-Lukkari, and Paulette Boeger.

Prayers for loved ones: Bob Vollmer’s brother Larry with wife, Kathy and their 2 grandchildren recovering injuries; Ruth Simpson’s son, Doug; Karen Foupht’s father and family; Todd Green’s oldest son; and the Beuschel family for Lyndi (still awaiting kidney transplant) & Nancylynn.

Other News


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. Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to learn more about it...or call Jerry Goresch at 616-212-8967. Reminder: Script purchases can NOW be made online.

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML)

Will be hosting their annual Lakeshore Zone Fall Retreat entitled, “God is in the Laundry Room”. This retreat will take place at Maranatha on Saturday, October 3rd from 9am-4pm. Cost is $40 and includes a Bible study book and lunch. Questions, contact Beth Foreman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Flyers are posted on our bulletin board.

Church Extension Fund

Church Extension’s electronic giving program Excel in Giving gives members a convenient way to keep up with their intended offerings, even while on vacation. Excel in Giving offers convenience and security for individuals, efficiency and a more predictable cash flow for the church. For more information call CEF @ 800-242-3944. If you would like to sign-up for electronic giving, please ask Jayne (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-846-8556) for an application. Signing up is quick and easy.

St. John's Lutheran Laidies Aid Society Will Be Hosting Their Annual Autumn Rummage Sale

527 Taylor in Grand Haven - September 17-19. Hours will be Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-noon.

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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