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

Service Times
Sundays 9 & 10:45am


Sunday, October 4th

Our lives are determined by which tree we eat from: the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil or the Tree of Life. Do we put ourselves in the center seat of judgment or is God at the center? This Sunday we continue our series, Turning From Religion: Leaving Judgment Behind for the Love of God, with the message, "What Happens When We're at the Center of Life?" Our Scripture reading Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7.

Altar Flowers

The Altar Flowers are given to the Glory of God!

Altar flowers are available for sponsorship ($25) in November and December, please sign up at the Information Center!

God's Blessings to Mike Miller . . .

who will be stepping down from his Property and Maintenance Manager position here at Lakeshore Fellowship. His final day is scheduled to be October 23rd. We are very sad to see him go, but wish him all the very best!

Property and Maintenance Manager/Custodial Job Posting

Lakeshore Fellowship Church is looking for a part time Property and Maintenance Manager/Custodian (includes occasional Saturday hours). Duties include all general cleaning, weekly set-up/take down of tables and chairs, ordering/purchasing maintenance supplies, and general building maintenance management. Candidates should respond with a resume by October 12th at 3pm to Lakeshore Fellowship, 16790 Van Wagoner Rd, Spring Lake, MI 49456 or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any questions, please call the office at 616-846-8556.

This Sunday Will Be the First Rehearsal for the Lakeshore Choir's 2015-16 Season

Singers ages 5th grade through adult are invited to join the fun as we prepare to sing for worship on October 25th (for Oktoberfest weekend). Rehearsals are on October 4, 11, and 18 from 12:15-1:45pm. Further information is available in a brochure at the Information Center or from Mike Dorman, Worship Leader (616-846-8556) or Joella VanOosterhout, Choir Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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.

Paper Gator ~ New 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 Gater” 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. Thank you all for your support!

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..

Nursery/B.A.M. (Big Adventure Ministry)

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. Children in Kindergarten - 4th grade are welcome to attend B.A.M.

2.52 and Fray

Will have their Fall Kick-Off Events on Wednesday, October 7th! Dinner at 5:30pm and event at 6:15pm. Registration going on now. Please pre-register your child; Preschool–4th Grade TODAY at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This year’s theme for 2.52 is Kid Flix!

Thank You to Those Who Have Committed to Serve with Lakeshore's Kids!

We now only have a few volunteer spots remaining to fill:

Sunday Morning Children's Ministry:
Check-In Desk ~ Several spots open at the Kid's Check-In Desk at both services
Nursery ~ One Sunday still need to be filled at the 9am service
K–4th Grade ~ A few more leaders are needed for the K-1st and 2nd-4th Grade classes at 10:45am

2.52 Wednesday Evening:
Preschool-K ~ Small group leader

Fall Fray 2015

We are currently recruiting for our Fall Wednesday Evenings Middle School “Fray” Ministry! Opportunities to serve include: help set-up, be a Game Leader, Worship Leader, or a Small Group Leader (especially need men to serve as a Small Group Leader). Contact Hillary Eddy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The first three weeks of Fray our theme will be "Dangerous People." Looking forward to seeing you on October 7th!

OneHouse Fray and MOVE ~ The Hangout

Will be held on the second Sunday of the month between services. Come enjoy a treat, play games and "hang out" on October 11th.

MOVE - High School Ministry 9th-12th Graders

Our next meeting is October 11th from 6-7:30pm. 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. 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.

Two groups will be starting soon for kids ages 4 and 5 with Kitty Braun and ages 8 and 9 with Linda Goresch. Pick up a brochure at the Information Center on Sunday.

Crossways Class (Adult Education)

Classes meet weekly on Monday evenings at 7pm. All are welcome! 

Women's Fall Bible Study

Every Tuesday from 7-8:30pm in the Worship Center. We will be doing a 9-week video teaching series led by Elyse Fitzpatrick on "Good News for Weary Women". Books are available on Please plan on attending and invite a friend! 

We are also encouraging women to attend the Vertical Women Conference held at Harvest Bible Chapel in Spring Lake on Saturday, October 24th where Elyse Fitzpatrick will be speaking in person! Tickets are available on the Harvest Church website for $25 which includes breakfast and lunch.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9am in the Atrium. Join them October 10th! All men are welcome to attend!

GAP ~ God Answers Prayer

Meet on Wednesday nights at 7-8pm in Mike Dorman's office at Lakeshore.


Middle and High School Students

Do you need community service hours? Serving in Children's Ministry is a great way to get those service hours!


We are in need of people to serve on Hospitality Teams at our 9 and 10:45am services. Duties include greeting, offering and Communion. If you are willing to serve, talk to Colleen.

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!

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.)

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!


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

9/27/15 General Fund: $ 8,299   IMPACT: $ 335  Other Funds: $ 25

Total giving through August $293,642    Total expenses through August $290,377

Prayer Requests & Praises

Remember in Your Prayers:

Urban Kiser (son of Megan and Adam and grandson of Kitty and Jon Braun), who was just diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Ohlendorf family, at the passing of Rich's mother, Betty Ohlendorf.

Patty Chapman's mother, Barbara Geick, who was hospitalized.

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

Prayers for loved ones: Craig Petersen's close friends Kevin and Chad who are both dealing with health issues; Joe Kovac's brother Scott, Austin (GHHS 9th grader with stage 3 cancer); Ruth Simpson’s son, Doug; Cheryl Blamer & Sandy Tooker's mother; Karen Foupht’s father and family; Carl & Marilyn Jessen's nephew; Todd Green’s son and family of Beuschel - Linda, Nancy Lynn and Lorraine.

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.

Journey to Bethlehem (J2B)

The public is invited to journey back in time to witness what it may have been like during the time of Jesus' birth. 2015 dates are December 10, 11, and 12. Ticket sales for the Journey are Friday, November 20th, 5-9pm and Saturday, November 21st 10am-3pm. They are in need of many volunteers and particularly in need of Holy Families (babies from birth to 4 months). There will be a kick-off meeting for all volunteers on Sunday, October 11th, Second Reformed Church (1000 Waverly, Grand Haven) from 4-6pm. If interested in volunteering contact Terri Metzger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website This would make a great Community Group service project!!

St. John's Lutheran Church (Grand Haven) is Celebrating Their 150th Anniversary!

They will be hosting a German Band and lunch following their 9:30am Sunday morning worship on October 18th. RSVP for lunch is requested by October 11th. Details can be found on their website at or email them at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Party of Parties Church Bazaar

Ready to do some Christmas shopping or shop for yourself? The Girls of Grace from Grace Lutheran Church in Coopersville (300 E. Cleveland St.) will be hosting the ‘Party of Parties’. The event is on Saturday, October 17th from 9am–2pm. There will be home based business representatives and crafters selling food, kitchen items, home decor, toys, jewelry, cleaning products, beauty & make-up items, etc. Proceeds will go to their various mission projects (any personal orders can be pick-up on Wednesday, November 11th).

Feeding America

St. Luke Lutheran Church in Nunica is hosting a Feeding America truck on Tuesday, October 20th at 6pm. If you or someone you know is in need, please know they are welcome! 

St. Luke Lutheran Church

On Saturday, October 24th, St. Luke's will be showing "Do You Believe". Dinner will be at 5:30pm (hotdogs, popcorn, soda and dessert). Movie will be at 6:30pm. This is a free event and is family-friendly (11261 South Street, Nunica). ("Do You Believe" - When a pastor is shaken by the visible faith of a street-corner preacher, he is reminded that true belief always requires action. His response ignites a journey that impacts everyone it touches in ways that only God could orchestrate.)

Please Check Out Our Bulletin Board

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