Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews


  • RENEW Campaign

    Members of Lakeshore Fellowship voted to enter into a capital campaign to manage our larger maintenance needs (roof, technology, parking lot). The campaign has been named: RENEW. Brochures are available (RENEW Brochure) to educate you on the campaign, and how we need your help to make it succeed!  Commitment Cards are still being accepted. If you have not yet had the opportunity to fill out a Commitment Card, please prayerfully do so. We would like to collect a card from EACH family-unit here at Lakeshore Fellowship (even if you cannot give at this time). RENEW Commitment Card 

    We will be personally contacting all families that do not reply, so all members will have the opportunity to know about our facility needs. Please simply let us know. Commitment Cards can be returned via mail, email, or dropping in the offering basket this Sunday. Thank you, Family of Lakeshore Fellowship! 

  • Sunday Sermon - March 25th - Palm Sunday

    Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey while people, waving palm branches, shout out in praise of Him as the King of Israel. This Sunday is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week. We celebrate how Jesus became not only the King of Israel, but also the King of every nation and of all people throughout history. We conclude our series, God on Trial, with the message, "Whose King is He?" based on John 12:12-19 and 19:12-24. 

  • Altar Flowers - March 25th

    Celebrate Tom & Carol Spelman's 45th Anniversary!

    Altar Flower sponsorships are available for 2018! Stop by the Information Center to sign-up for a special date. Cost is $25 per arrangement. Thank you! 

  • Holy Week Services

    Our Holy Week Services will begin with Palm Sunday, March 25th with services at 9 & 10:45 AM. Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 PM on March 29th and Good Friday service will be at 7 PM on March 30th (Both evening services will have child care provided). Easter services on April 1st will be at 9 & 10:45 AM. Please feel free to invite someone to these times of worship at Lakeshore! 

  • ONE SERVICE and Trying a New Way of "Doing Church"

    Lakeshore Fellowship will go to one worship service as we look at trying something new to Joyfully Connect People Together in the Love of Jesus. We're calling it Worship-Connect. Beginning on Sunday, April 8th, we will worship together at 10:00 am and the service will end at 11:00 am. Then, at 11:15 am everyone is invited to gather at tables in the Worship Center for a soup lunch and to enjoy a time to connect. Each table will have opportunity to discuss and apply the message text. Then people may share any prayer needs before we close in prayer at 12:00 noon. We're excited about this new opportunity to Worship and Connect together!

  • TOWN HALL meeting with the Governance Ministry Board

    Our Governance Ministry Board (GMB) is hosting a town hall meeting on Wednesday, April 18th at 7 PM in the Worship Center at Lakeshore. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. At this meeting, you will learn more about the function of the GMB and allow you the opportunity to share your concerns. Any questions, please contact Rick Yonker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Movie Night on March 18th - UPDATE

    Our Events Team held a night-out at the movies last Sunday! The movie, "I can only imagine", was greatly enjoyed and many attended! Thank you to the Events Team for hosting this event! Following the movie, some met for pizza and a social time! Any unused funds collected for pizza have been donated to our capital campaign; RENEW. Thank you all for the $100 donation!

  • Men's DeColores Weekend

    Did you know, Lakeshore Fellowship will be hosting a Men's DeColores weekend in April? Westshore DeColores will provide a weekend, April 12-15, with the purpose to "Renew the faith of Christians, encourage and equip them to serve Jesus Christ more effectively at home, church and in the world." If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Mike Steinke at 616-844-8578. There is no cost to attend. To check out this program, visit


  • Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection
    Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection

    Sunday Morning Kids program!! Nursery thru 4th Grade meet in the ARK at 10:45 AM! 


    CREW...come "hang out" every Sunday morning, between services in the Youth Room! All 5th - 12th Graders are welcome! Any questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at 231-286-1517 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • CREW (High School Ministry)
    CREW (High School Ministry)

    CREW (High School) meets, for the FINAL time this school year, Sunday evening, March 25th. We will meet and all leave church at 6 pm to travel to the Grand Haven Great Escape Room (No Cost)! Text Shannon for details at 231-286-1517.

  • CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)
    CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)

    Children's Ministry (CREW Jr.) concludes this Wednesday, March 28th from 6-7 PM with fun games and awards ceremony! We hope all parents and students will join us for a potluck dinner (meat provided) offered at 5:30-6 PM. Contact Shannon Johnson if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

  • CREW Middle (Wednesday Night Middle School Ministry)
    CREW Middle (Wednesday Night Middle School Ministry)

    CREW Middle concludes this Wednesday, March 28th from 6-7 PM with fun games and awards ceremony! We hope all parents and students will join us for a potluck dinner (meat provided) offered at 5:30-6 PM. Contact Shannon Johnson if you have any questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Youth LOCK-IN

    The Youth LOCK-IN will be Friday, March 30th starting at 8:30 PM (and ends at 7 AM on Saturday, March 31st). Cost is $5 per student. All middle school and high school students can sign-up at our Information Center for this much anticipated event! Questions, please see Shannon Johnson or contact her at 231-286-1517. One more male adult wanted to help chaperone. 

  • Junior High Youth Gathering

    BIG NEWS...Our Junior High Youth will be traveling to Frankenmuth, MI for the 2018 LCMS Jr. High Gathering (Friday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 3rd)! This is for all current 5th graders thru current 8th graders. Cost will be $70 per student and must sign up at our Information Center. All paperwork and money ($70) MUST be turned in to Shannon by Sunday, April 22nd! To learn a bit more about this exciting opportunity, visit Any questions, please see Shannon Johnson. 

  • VBS (Vacation Bible School)

    More BIG NEWS...Lakeshore Fellowship is hosting VBS this summer! Mark your calendars for July 9-13, every evening from 6-7:30 pm. More details to follow. Questions, please talk with Shannon Johnson. 

  • Women's Bible Study

    Women's Bible Study group meets for regular Bible study on Monday nights from 7-8 pm in the Prayer Room. We are studying from the book "Making Peace with Prickly People" by Deb Potts. Questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Faith Legacy

    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 Shannon Johnson or click on this link to read all about it.


  • Meals for the Gesiakowski Family

    The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this young family of 4 with meals. Ed Gesiakowski just had knee replacement surgery and Jenni is continuing cancer treatments. Please let us know you can help. For more details click the following link Thank you! 

  • Thrivent Choice Dollars

    FINAL DAYS!! Many of you have insurance through Thrivent Financial. Did you know Thrivent gives back to your favorite church or charity? Each member of Thrivent has the ability to direct where they want their "Choice Dollars" to be sent. Please log-in to your account, and direct your "Choice Dollars" today! Lakeshore Fellowship is a qualified recipient. Choice Dollars are expected to expire on March 31st, so don't miss out. This does not cost you anything, but gives great support to organizations, like our church. Any questions, please talk with Randy Deater. 


  • Theology on Tap

    Pastor Chris and Jim Albright lead a men's outreach called Theology on Tap. Men, please prayerfully consider inviting men you know who are unchurched or who have doubts or questions about Christianity. Bring them to this evening, where we can freely discuss together questions about Christianity over a beer in a safe, non-threatening environment. Theology on Tap will be at Odd Side Ales on every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm. Men, bring a friend, and enjoy some Theology on Tap!

  • Supper House

    Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, April 9th. This is a great opportunity to try serving in the mission field with your family or your Community Group. If you would like to serve some Monday or if you have questions about this opportunity, please contact Rick Dierolf at 616-402-5545.

The Lord's Business (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    Weekly General Budget Need $ 8,232 
    3/18/18  General Fund: $ 6,745    Other Funds: $ 250
    General Fund giving thru February $ 61,525  General Fund expenses thru February $ 70,844

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers

    Prayers for many who have parents, siblings or friends with cancer or entering Hospice care. 

    Charlie (Carole) Hibnar, has asked for prayers concerning her mother who lives in Battle Creek and is currently in the hospital due to a recent fall. She will soon be discharged with Hospice involvement. Please pray for peace for Carole's mom, Carole and the rest of her family during this time.

    Prayers for an upcoming men's group, DeColores (coming in April) for all attendees and leaders. 

    Prayers for members in need of healing; Jenni Gesiakowski, Dan Bush, Aprelle & Randy Nettrour, Bev Ward, Eloise Boyd, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

    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.).

  • 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..

Other News

  • Who is your Elder or Deaconess?

    Have you ever wondered who is your assigned Elder or Deaconess at Lakeshore Fellowship? We have a listing of E&D assignments available to pick-up at the Information Center. You can also click the title "Who is your Elder or Deaconess?" to download the PDF.  If you have any questions, please either contact the church office (616-846-8556) or Randy Deater; Chairman of the E & D (616-402-5248).

  • Scrip

    Proceeds from Scrip sales is now going toward the ARK Roofing Project! Help us earn free money to help pay for our project! We order cards from thousands of merchants locally and nationally! You pay nothing extra for the cards, but a small profit from the sale of each card stays at Lakeshore. Scrip will be available on Sundays following service (in the Atrium) and in the church office on Mondays thru Thursdays from 9 am-2 pm. Reminder: Scrip purchases can also be made online at If you are new to online scrip ordering, please contact Dana Saunders at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive Lakeshore's enrollment code. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. 


    Members of Lakeshore Fellowship may be familiar with AGAPE. If not, this is a special account of which members can financially designate funds toward; in order to support other Lakeshore Fellowship members that may have dire financial needs. (This account previously was financially funded by Scrip, however, funds from Scrip are now supporting our roofing project.) We have a team that manages AGAPE and analyzes each need as they come forward. Applications for support are available in the church office.

    If you have the means and feel led to support AGAPE, please note your contribution for "AGAPE" when utilizing your giving envelopes (or somehow note your contribution). Thank you!

  • Camp Concordia

    Are you looking for other ways to nurture faith in your children or grandchildren?  Camp Concordia, our Lutheran camp just 1 hour east of Grand Haven, supports your job as parents by providing fun, but serious, young adults who share their faith in Jesus in a safe, healthy, summer overnight camp environment.  They’re so serious about taking care of your kids they raise money each year to have two cabin group counselors in each cabin.  Kids are never left alone.  Invite your neighbors and friends to check out  It’s a great way to share Jesus with the unchurched. Children can experience Christian growth while swimming, canoeing, shooting archery, riding horses, and zip-lining! Don’t let your children miss the adventure, joy and wonder that a week at a Christian camp can bring. Camp changes kids! The week of June 10-15 is discounted especially for children grades 5-8, high school students may volunteer for 2 week sessions, or check out the family camp options! For more information, visit the camp’s website at or call the camp office at 616-754-3785.

  • Bring in your empty printer/ink cartridges for recycling

    Our office is collecting your empty ink cartridges and recycling them for savings at a local store. Please help us defray the cost office supplies. Bring in your empty cartridges and give them to the person behind the Information Center. (There will be a container under the counter for them to place them in.) Thank you all for this support!! Any questions, please contact our office at 616-846-8556.

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