Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews


  • Sunday Sermon - August 14th
  • Recommended Books

    Pastor Chris recommended several books in last Sunday's message on whether the Bible is trustworthy. Those books are: The Bedrock of Christianity: The Unalterable Facts of Jesus' Death and Resurrection by Justin Bass;   Is Atheism Dead? by Eric Metaxas; and Unearthing the Bible: 101 Archaeological Discoveries That Bring the Bible to Life by Titus Kennedy.

  • Altar Flowers
    Altar Flowers Given by George & Donna Huff in loving memory of Gerry Hengesbach.
    Altar Flower sign-up for 2022 is now at the information center! Please stop by soon to sponsor your favorite Sunday(s) in 2022!
  • Kidz Connection
    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.

  • The Ends of the Earth - MOVIE
    The Ends of the Earth - MOVIE

    Please mark your calendars and sign up to attend a missions motivated movie for all ages to enjoy…to take the good news of the gospel “To the Ends of the Earth”. We will host this private showing here at Lakeshore Lutheran following service on Sunday, August 21st. Pizza lunch, popcorn, ice cream all provided. Free will offering will be taken. Stop by the Information Center for more information or to sign up. We would like to know how many plan to attend, so we can plan the food accordingly. Thank you!

  • Nursery
    Nursery Our Nursery is now staffed on Sunday mornings! The room will continue to also be 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..
  • Activity Bags & Sermon Notes
    Activity Bags & Sermon Notes Did you know, we have Activity Bags available for parents of little ones to pick up on their way into Worship. Bags will have crayons, coloring pages and other fun things. Simply return the bags at the end of service. Thank you!
    We will also have special teenage sheets for taking sermon notes!
  • Facebook Live Stream
    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
    YouTube 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!
  • Memorial Prayer Garden

    Our memorial prayer garden has been started. We are now accepting memorial funds, in any amount, to help support this project. Gifts of $200 or more will have a special plaque placed in your loved one’s memory. This special Memorial Garden is to Honor, Celebrate and Remember loved ones.  Thank you all for prayerfully considering whether this is something that you would like to financially support in their memory.  Donations should be made out to Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship with Memorial Garden in the Memo section. Please stop by the Information Center to fill out a dedication card. Thank you!

    Questions may be directed to Clare Bush or Debi Miller.



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

    FREE Summer-long Kidz Kamp! Open to include PK thru 4th grade! This summer's theme will be "Around the World". Kidz Kamp will have Bible stories, crafts, music, games, and lunch! This completely FREE camp will meet outside at Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship weekly on Wednesdays from 11 am – 1 pm. Program runs from June 15 thru August 17. Older kids can help, but must notify Shannon Johnson at 231-286-1517 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Women's Fellowship Hour
    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. Any questions, please see Vicki Deater.(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
    In August, we are offering a 4-part series on our Personality types. Come learn how the Lord has wired you together.

  • Women's 2nd Annual Beach Blast
    Women's 2nd Annual Beach Blast

    All women invited to the Women’s 2nd Annual Beach Blast! Kathy DeGelder has graciously offered to again host at her Lake Michigan beach frontage on Monday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm. Parking is easy and golf cart rides are provided from the parking lot to the chairs on the beach! So, no worries about walking a long distance on the sand. You won’t want to miss this amazingly beautiful beach experience, located just north of the North Pier. Chairs and snacks provided. Just let us know you plan to attend by signing up at the Information Center by no later than July 31st.

  • Women's 1st ROAD TRIP!
    Women's 1st ROAD TRIP!

    Coming soon, a women’s road trip! Plan early to attend this fun event – Cornwell’s Dinner Theatre in Turkeyville, Michigan. This will be a one-day trip on Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 am and returning by 7:15 pm. Transportation will be on a charter bus that will take women from our West Michigan area. These events fill up, so registrations are being taken NOW. Cost is $119 per person which includes transportation, entertainment and lunch! If you are interested, please click HERE to register! (their website says September 8, but there will be two dates once you select the package. You will want the October 1st date)

  • Women's Ministry
    Women's Ministry

    Starting September 19th - Women's Bible study will resume meeting on Mondays from 6:30 - 8 pm. We will continue exploring the study; Be Still & Know: A study of rest and refuge; by Deb Burma. All women warmly invited to join us! 

    For September 19th - Session 6, Days 1-3 (pages 140-151)  

    If you need a book, please contact the church office. Thank you!

  • Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study
    Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

    Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7:30–8:30 am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to join August 13th! Any questions, please call Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.

  • Men's Huddle
    Every Thursday morning at 8:30 am, a great group of guys meet for a time of coffee, fellowship, prayer and projects. These are the gentlemen that 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 they complete a few tasks, they meet for a time of fellowship, devotion and prayer. This group is open for any man that would like to join. The group is done generally by 9:30 am. Any questions, please connect with Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.


  • Lakeshore Lutheran's Facility Manager
    Lakeshore Lutheran's Facility Manager Thank you Mike Miller for serving Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship as our volunteer Facility Manager for 10 years! Your service to our church family has been greatly appreciated!! We now have an open position for someone to serve. This position is to manage the building needs for repair & maintenance. Anyone who would like to be considered for this role, please contact the church office at 616-846-8556.
  • Greeting Card Ministry
    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 at our Information Center along with a list of suggested recipients as well as Bible verse labels to include on the card. Thank you for your time filling out these notes of encouragement!


  • Household Necessity Pantry
    Household Necessity Pantry

    The Household Necessities Pantry (HNP) remaining dates for 2022 will be: August 13, October 8, and December 10. 
    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). Other items we give away such as; toothbrushes and bar soap are in large there is no need for these in 2022. Thank you for your support!

    Packing Event for the August HNP Pantry will be Thursday, August 11th at 5:30-6 pm in the ARK. 

    Also, volunteers for the Pantry (on Saturday, August 13th) should be here by 8:30 pm. The HNP Pantry is at 9-9:30 am. Thank you! 

The Lord's Business (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    Weekly Financial Report
    Contributions arrive through various methods, including online. We will report contributions on a weekly basis as a cumulative total for month to date (MTD).

    Month to date (MTD)
    General Contributions (8/1/22 thru 8/9/22) $; Renew MTD is $

    Year to date (YTD) 2022
    General Fund giving thru July 2022 $229,659.33
    General Fund expenses thru July 2022 $231,297.20
    For information on how to give electronically, please click HERE

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers
    Remember in Your Prayers

    Sandy Christmas asked for prayers for her granddaughter, Kendal Christmas, who fell last week and had to have knee surgery. She is in pain, so please pray for healing. Kendal will also be traveling back to Virginia with her family this week. Prayers for safe travels. Sandy would also appreciate prayers for the newlyweds, Connor & Abby Boyd as they travel on their honeymoon.

    Stacie Petersen - Traveling mercy for a family vacation. Also for comfort for the family, as my Aunt Doris passed away on July 21st. 

    Prayer requests for this section of our Enews come from our members via email or phone. We would like to keep the prayer needs as up-to-date as possible by posting needs for 2 - 3 weeks at a time.

    Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 616-846-8556. If you have a long-term prayer request, please contact us monthly with an update we can share.

  • Lakeshore's Weekly Prayer Theme

    Prayer of the Week (Eighth Sunday after Pentecost)

    O Lord, grant us wisdom to recognize the treasures You have stored up for us in heaven, that we may never despair but always rejoice and be thankful for the riches of Your grace. We ask this through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. 

  • Pastoral Care
    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, please contact 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
    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

  • Life Line Screening coming to Lakeshore!
    There is a simple, convenient way for you to get preventive health screenings and learn your risk for stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions. 

    These painless screenings go beyond your regular checkup to identify dangerous plaque buildup or blockage, a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease. The screenings are accurate, affordable and will give you valuable information about your health that you can share with your doctor. 

    We are pleased to host Life Line Screening, who will be on site on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship Church to conduct these valuable screenings. 

    These 5 vital screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Register by calling toll free 1-888-653-6441, text the word "circle" to 797979 or online at
  • Electronic Giving
    Electronic Giving

    Our Church’s New Mobile App is Here! 

    We’re excited to announce Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship has upgraded our mobile app! Vanco, our eGiving provider, has launched an updated mobile app called Vanco Mobile (to replace GivePlus Mobile).

    You can download the Vanco Mobile app for free from the App Store or Google Play. From there, you can make a one-time donation or set up recurring giving right through the app. Just find our church (Lakeshore Fellowship or Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship) then select your fund and amount, enter a payment method, and complete the donation.

    Please download Vanco Mobile. If you have questions or need assistance with our new mobile app, please stop by the church office or call us at 616-846-8556.

    Click here to donatePlease send your questions to our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Bring in your empty printer/ink cartridges for recycling
    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.

  • Love in Action - Meijer Double Match Days

    Love in Action can be supported anytime you check out at Meijer! Look for the Simply Give donation cards at the registers. 

    Meijer provides DOUBLE MATCH DAYS, where they will match donations on those specific days. If you would like to support Love in Action, please stop by Meijer on Saturday, August 13th and/or Saturday, September 10th. All donation amounts are doubled by Meijer! Simply Give can be purchased at any time, but these particular days will have a bonus from Meijer. Thank you for considering supporting this community program! 

  • Anniversaries and Birthdays (shared monthly)
    Note: If your anniversary or birthday is missing from this list, please update the church office. Thank you!

    Here are the August Anniversaries and Birthdays...
  • NEW - D&W Fresh Market Receipts wanted!
    NEW - D&W Fresh Market Receipts wanted! Do you shop at D&W Fresh Market or any Spartan/Nash grocery stores? If so, please consider donating your (whole) receipt to Lakeshore. We will be participating in their Direct Dollars program. Each time you shop, your receipt will indicate Direct Dollars on your receipt (we will need the whole receipt). When we collect $150,000 points, we can turn them in for $1,000.00 check! Receipts can be as old as 2016, so if you have older receipts, we will still take them! Please drop your receipts off at the Information Center on Sundays. Thank you!

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