Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship
16790 Van Wagoner Rd, Spring Lake, MI 49456

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2024 Giving Envelopes

We now have your 2024 Giving Envelopes ready for pick-up. Please find them in alphabetical order, by last name, at the Information Center this Sunday! If you would like to begin receiving Giving Envelopes, please contact the church office at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anyone who gives electronically (via Vanco, your personal bank or financial institution) will not receive physical paper Giving Envelopes. Any questions, please connect with the church office. 

As always, THANK YOU for your support of this ministry. YEAR END GIVING for 2023 needs to be IN our office by Tuesday, December 26th to be included. Any giving beyond that date will be included in the deposit for January 2, 2024.

Advent Devotions

CLICK HERE to view Advent Devotions by Lutheran Hour Ministries. 

Children's Christmas Service

Sunday morning practices for the The Children's Christmas Service are during Kidz Connection. The service this year will be on Sunday, December 24th at 10 am. Any This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Our Nursery is staffed on Sunday mornings. The room is also open for parents to change diapers or to have a place to nurse while still being able to listen to the sermon via the in-room speaker system. If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Kidz Connection

Kidz Connection meets Sundays for PK-4th grade following praise songs. Kids should attend worship until the songs are done, then Pastor will release them to join in the ARK for Kidz Connection. (Activity bags will still be available for kids that want to stay in worship with their families.)

Questions, please see Shannon Johnson.

       Activity Bags

Facebook Live Stream

Check us out on Facebook! We have our sermons posted LIVE there on Sunday mornings! You can also "Like" Lakeshore Fellowship on Facebook to receive notifications when we post LIVE!


YouTube video messages will be posted within 48 hours after service and can be found at this link. If you would like to watch our services when they are "live", please visit our Facebook Live link here!

Town Hall Meeting- December 10th

Please plan to join us for a GMB Town Hall meeting on Sunday, December 10th following service. This meeting will be very important, as the GMB will review a final draft of the 2024 budget! Copies of the draft budget are now at the Information Center. Any questions, please email our church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Young Adult (18+) Event

Young Adult (18+ thru 27) LOCK-IN on Friday, December 22nd at 7 pm, beginning with bowling and pizza. Breakfast included in the morning. Event ends at 9 am on Saturday, December 23rd. Any questions or to sign-up, text Meghan Johnson at 231-286-4884. 


Our Youth (CREW) students are hosting an Angel Tree this year to support the HOPE Project. Stop by our Angel Tree in the Atrium and take an ornament to purchase the item listed. Please return all gifts, unwrapped, by Sunday, December 17th. Thank you all for your support of this wonderful ministry. See Shannon Johnson for details. 

CREW Middle/High school

CREW (Middle & High School Ministry) meets weekly on Sundays, following service until 2 pm. Free lunch provided. Meet in the Youth Room. 

Youth Fundraiser - RADA Cutlery

It's that time again to think of Christmas Gifts for family & friends. Please consider a gift of cutlery or cookbooks. Click HERE to review the magazine and possibly order Rada Products which will go to support Lakeshore's CREW (youth group). Make sure you click "yes" to support Lakeshore CREW. Thank you! Paper magazines are also available at the Information Center.

CREW Breakfast Club

High School Breakfast Club meets every Sunday at 9:15 am! All high schoolers AND COLLEGE STUDENTS welcome to join us in the Youth Room! Questions, see Shannon Johnson.

Women's Fellowship Hour

Women’s Fellowship Hour is open to all women on Wednesdays in the Prayer Room at 1 pm. Come next Wednesday to spend time together in community with other Christian women to support each other and to pray. Please note that the group will not meet on December 27th. There will also be a Christmas Luncheon at TED's in Spring Lake on Wednesday, December 20th at 12:30 pm. Please bring a $15 gift to participate in a fun gift exchange! Any questions, please see Vicki Deater.(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Men's Huddle

Every Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30 am, a great group of guys meet for a time of coffee, fellowship, prayer and projects. They make sure the baptismal font is filled, the candles are set for Sunday, chairs/tables are managed as needed and various other small tasks. Once completed, they meet for a time of fellowship and prayer. This group is open for any man that would like to join. Any questions, please connect with Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.

Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

Meets every second Saturday of the month in the Atrium. Come anytime between 7–7:30 am for breakfast and then 7:30-8:30 am is the study & prayer time. All men are welcome to join December 9th! Any questions, please call Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.



Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a few volunteers in the children's area this fall 2023. Please connect with Shannon Johnson if you can serve in Sunday Morning Kidz Connection (either teaching or managing the security desk) or if you can serve as a leader in our Middle School ministry that meets Sundays after service. Thank you! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Greeting Card Ministry

Custom handmade greeting cards have been donated to be used by the members of Lakeshore to send to Lakeshore's shut-ins, those who are ill, or recovering from surgery. We have these cards available to pick up in the Atrium (on the wall-shelf). Thank you for your time filling out these notes of encouragement!



Supper House

On the second Monday of each month the members of Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship provide volunteers and funding to feed hungry guests at Supper House located in Muskegon Heights. To support this mission or to serve, please call Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.

Household Necessity Pantry

The remaining Household Necessities Pantry (HNP) giveaway in 2023 will be on December 9 at 9-9:30 am.
The HNP giveaways help our local community that is in need of personal care items. If you would like to donate toward this much needed outreach, please bring in any of the following items: Shampoo, Conditioner, Liquid Dish Soap, Toothpaste, Laundry Detergent (50+ oz liquid), Spray-Household Cleaner, Deodorant, Toilet Paper (6 pack) & Trash Bags (13 gallon), Bar soap and Toothbrushes

Inventory needs are listed at the Information Center or call the church office.

The next Packing Event will be on Thursday, December 7th at 5:30-6 pm in the ARK.


Prayer Requests and Praises

Remember in Your Prayers

  • Continued prayers for healing for infant, Kathleen (granddaughter of Gary & Beth Core).
  • Prayers for Charlie Hibnar who is at Heartwood Lodge. (18525 Woodland Ridge Dr., Room 105, Spring Lake, MI 49456)
  • Prayers for someone who wrote: "Please pray for my cousin going thru cancer testing."

Prayer requests above come from our members via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone (616-846-8556). 

Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship greatly values the power of prayer by encouraging members to pray for each other! If you desire to pray for others, please request to be added to the PRAYER LINE by emailing Bonnie Pendell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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, please contact the church office (616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

Lakeshore's Weekly Prayer Theme

Prayer of the Week (1st Sunday in Advent)

Stir up Your power, O Lord, and come, that by Your protection we may be rescued from the threatening perils of our sins and saved by your mighty deliverance; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

Monthly Prayer Calendar

Click Here to see December's Prayer Thoughts


The Lord's Business (Finances)

Weekly Financial Report

Month to date (11/1/23 thru 11/28/23)

  • General Fund - Month contributions in November $26,745.68
  • Renew Fund - Month contributions in November $985.00

Year to date (YTD) 2023
General Fund Giving (January thru October 2023) $335,556.91
General Fund Expenses (January thru October 2023) $330,778.50


If you would like to give electronically, by utilizing our Vanco App...scan this QR code to get started.


Other News

Inclement Weather / Emergency Closings

If a service or any event is ever cancelled here at Lakeshore, we will post on Facebook and our website at as well as let the news media know by 3pm Monday thru Saturday and by 8am Sunday. You can check with the following media stations to know if the church will be closed due to bad weather conditions: 

WGHN (92.1 fm or 1370 am)       WJQ99 (99.3 fm)

WOOD-TV       WOTV4       WXSP-TV       WZZM 13


Our Lost & Found bin is located at the Information Center.

Anniversaries and Birthdays (shared monthly)

Note: If your anniversary or birthday is missing from this list, please update the church office. Thank you!  


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