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  • Sunday Sermon - February 24
    Sunday Sermon - February 24

    Ever feel like you don't have enough to meet the needs around you? Maybe you struggle to pay the bills. Perhaps you wrestle with being a good parent. Your marriage may be wavering. Or you doubt whether you have what it takes to do your job. Whatever the needs, the Lord Jesus is faithful to provide for us through it all. Join us this Sunday for our message, "Where the Lord Calls, He Provides" based on Matthew 14:13-21.

  • Altar Flowers - February 24
    Altar Flowers - February 24 Altar Flowers celebrate Tom & Sandy Christmas's 58th Anniversary!
  • Family Camping on Labor Day Weekend
    Family Camping on Labor Day Weekend Lakeshore Fellowship will be going camping on Labor Day Weekend! If you love to camp, join us on August 29-September 1 in Mears, MI at the Dunes Harbor Family Campground. Reservations and deposits must be made by Sunday, March 3rd. So pull out your summer calendar and make plans now for this fun family friendly event! Please stop by the Information Center for more details or to sign-up. Any questions, please talk with Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Thrivent Choice Dollars
    Thrivent Choice Dollars

    All 2018 Choice Dollars® have been made available for members to direct and 2018 Choice Dollars expire on March 31, 2019. If you have Thrivent policies and can direct choice dollars, please do so soon on

  • Facebook Live Stream
    Facebook Live Stream Check us out on Facebook! We have our sermons posted LIVE on Facebook; Sunday mornings! Like "Lakeshore Fellowship" on Facebook.
  • Gift/Estate Planning Seminar
    Coming soon - Join Bill Burmeister, Michigan District Gift Planning Counselor on Sunday, March 10, 2019 during our CONNECT following the 10 am service, to learn more about leaving a legacy. He does not sell anything, his services are part of the support we receive from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Bill can help you explore a variety of possibilities for fulfilling your legacy goals while making a significant gift to ministry at the same time. There is no cost or obligation to you and all conversations are kept confidential. For more information contact Bill at 800-242-3944 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Hope you can plan to attend.
  • Easter Eggs Needed
    Easter Eggs Needed

    Our GO Local team will be hosting a Community Easter Egg Hunt this year and needs your help! Please bring in donations of plastic Easter Eggs pre-filled with “individually wrapped candy”.  We are hoping to collect 3,000 eggs by April 14th. Thank you!

  • Electronic Giving
    Electronic Giving

    Lakeshore Fellowship is offering online giving! In fact, we would like to encourage members to consider this option for giving in 2019! We have multiple options including a new app on your smart phone. 

    The first option is completely free of any fees! It utilizes your personal bank to set up a "payment" to Lakeshore Fellowship on a re-occurring basis. 
    Our newest option is utilizing an app on your smart phone, GivePlus Mobile (powered by Vanco Payment Solutions). You simply download the free app on your Apple or Android phone, find our church name (Lakeshore Fellowship), select amount you wish to donate (select "add" if you want to donate toward multiple funds such as RENEW), then submit! Visitors to Lakeshore Fellowship can also utilize this app to donate as a guest. When you use GivePlus Mobile, there is a small fee. 
    Online GivePlus also provides online giving via your personal computer. Click here to donate(Same fees apply as GivePlus Mobile)
    Please send your questions to our office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • RENEW - Technology Update
    RENEW - Technology Update Our Governance Ministry Board has approved the purchases necessary for the Technology upgrades in our Worship Center! All items have been ordered and we expect the project to be completed by the end of March! Thank you to the many who helped on this project!


  • Kidz Connection
    Kidz Connection Sunday morning following worship songs, all children thru 4th grade are encouraged to join us in the ARK! All children in Kidz Connection will receive a free copy of the "Books of the Bible, NT Kids version". Please see Shannon Johnson.
    Special Sunday on February 24th - We will be decorating and packaging Kid Food Baskets for the "Kids helping Kids" program! 
  • National Youth Gathering Fundraising Envelopes
    National Youth Gathering Fundraising Envelopes Please support our 14 Youth and Leaders that are going on the National Youth Gathering trip in July! Stop by the Atrium to visit their "Envelope Board"! Please take an envelope with a number on it, and return it to us in next week's offering with the matching number of dollars in it. For example, if you take envelope number 75, then please return the envelope with $75 (if a check, please make out to Lakeshore Fellowship with NYG in the memo section). As envelopes are taken off the board, underneath you will start to see photos of all who are going on the trip! Thank you all for your continued support for this amazing opportunity for our youth! Please pray about what you would be willing to give to help these teens experience this LCMS gospel-centered retreat that will likely have a lifetime impact! (All envelopes due by April 1st)
  • Youth Bake Sale - THANK YOU!
    Thank you to all who helped support our youth last Sunday at their Bake Sale! You helped them raise $472.25! Thank you!
  • Kids Helping Kids - Kids' Food Baskets
    Kids Helping Kids - Kids' Food Baskets Our children and students will be participating in a service project to support Please help us by donating foods such as; large bags of pretzels, crackers, popcorn, or other trail mix ingredients (goldfish crackers, raisins, and cheerios). Other items we are collecting include individually packaged; beef jerky sticks, pudding cups, fruit cups, quart-size Ziplock bags. Students will be decorating bags and assembling snacks the final week of February. Please donate all items to the church kitchen, marked for "Food Baskets".
  • CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)
    CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)

    Children's Ministry (CREW Jr.) meets on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM! An optional $2 dinner is offered at 5:30-5:50 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..  
    Special night on February 27th - We will be decorating and packaging Kid Food Baskets for the "Kids helping Kids" program! 

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

    CREW Middle meets on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM! An optional $2 dinner is offered at 5:30-5:50 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.
    Special night on February 27th - We will be decorating and packaging Kid Food Baskets for the "Kids helping Kids" program! 

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

    Join us again on Sunday, February 10th - CREW 9th thru 12th graders meet on Sundays from 6-7:30 pm. Text Shannon for details or to let her know you plan to come at 231-286-1517.
    Coming up important dates for NYG attendees
    May 5th - Mandatory Bible Study at 5-7 pm (pizza provided)
    June 2nd - Mandatory Boot-camp at 6 pm
    June 9th - Mandatory informational meeting after church for parents and students
    July 7th - Commissioning of attendees during Sunday Worship at Lakeshore with potluck following. 

  • Mini M&M's are back!
    Mini M&M's are back! Youth Fundraising for the National Youth Gathering is going strong! Please help our youth raise funds by taking home a container of mini-m&m's, enjoy the chocolate, fill the container with quarters (or paper money) and return when the container is full. Thank you for your donations!
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study
    Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

    Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7–9 am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to join March 9th! Great food, great time & great study! Any questions, please call Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.

  • Women's Monday Night Bible Study
    Women's Monday Night Bible Study

    Women's Ministry meets weekly on Monday nights from 6-7:30 pm in the Prayer Room! Our current study will focus on the book, "A Woman Jesus Can Teach; New Testament Women Help You Make Today's Choices" by Alice Mathews. Books are available through Shannon Johnson and are $12 each. Hope you can join us! 


  • Seeking Volunteers for Sunday "CONNECT"
    Seeking Volunteers for Sunday "CONNECT" We are seeking volunteers (or groups) to sign-up for hosting a Sunday CONNECT Lunch in 2019! As you may know, Lakeshore Fellowship hosts a time for connecting following service, once per month (every 2nd Sunday of the month). We have relied on Community Groups in 2018 for preparing food and serving us (Thank you!!). We are looking for a commitment of only 1 time in 2019. Please contact the church office if you have questions about what this requires. Available dates (and donation recipients) are as follows; May 12th (LCMS Synod), June 9 (RENEW campaign), July 14 (CONNECT Fund), August 11 (CONNECT Fund), September 8 (LCMS Synod), October 13 (RENEW), November 10 (LCMS Synod), December 8 (CONNECT Fund). Please consider spending one Sunday in 2019 serving your church family!
  • Hospitality Team
    Hospitality Team

    Would you like to be a part of our Hospitality Teams on Sunday mornings? If you have the gift of hospitality and would like to greet guests for Sunday Worship, please contact John Koscielniak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Donna Huff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Fellowship Team - Coffee/Cookies
    Fellowship Team - Coffee/Cookies

    What would Sunday morning look like if we didn't have coffee? I know we'd be okay, but many of you know we've come to expect our freshly ground coffee! We have an immediate opportunity for someone to serve coffee & cookies! If you are not serving and want to get connected, please contact Jayne Platz at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our current "Fellowship" volunteers have have always told me, this is a great way to meet more people here at Lakeshore!!


  • Theology on Tap
    Theology on Tap Men's outreach with Pastor Chris and Jim Albright. Meet at the Grand Armory Brewing (corner of 2nd & Franklin) in downtown Grand Haven. Please consider inviting men you know who are unchurched or who have doubts/questions about Christianity. This is a place where we can freely discuss together questions about Christianity over a beer in a safe, non-threatening environment. Theology on Tap will be at the Armory every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm. Bring a friend and enjoy some Theology on Tap!
  • Household Necessity Pantry
    Household Necessity Pantry

    The Household Necessities Pantry Give-A-Way occurs several times a year where members of our community in need of personal care items are given shampoo, conditioner, bar soap, liquid dish soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, laundry detergent, toilet paper, trash bags and household cleaner. (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 at 616-846-8556 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)
    If you wish to donate to our pantry, mark your donation for "GO Local - Pantry", or you may donate items listed previously. 

    Remaining 2019 Pantry Give-a-ways at 9 am:  June 15th, August 17th (with school supplies), December 14th (with 8:30 am Christmas Breakfast). On April 20th, our team will host an Easter Egg Hunt for the children (no pantry that date).

  • Supper House

    Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, March 11th. 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 at 616-402-5545.

The Lord's Business (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    Weekly Financial Report
    2/17/18 - General Fund: $ 12,698   RENEW: $ 1,932    Other Funds: $ 752

    General Fund giving thru January $ 27,487   General Fund expenses thru January $ 37,119

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers
    Remember in Your Prayers

    Prayers for members in need of healing; Jerry Williams, Andy Paris, Randy & Aprelle Nettrour, Eloise Boyd, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.  

    Dennis Boyd Jr. - Eloise Boyd's grandson, for his return to the Denver Hospital to further treat head trauma from an accident. He needs healing and prayers. 
    Dan Bush,
    for continued healing from wrist surgery on 2-15-19. 
    Tim Roggatz, who is mourning the passing of his father on Wednesday, February 20th. 
    Steve Dekkenga,
    continues medical treatment in the hospital for post-surgery on his foot.
    Randy & Vicki Deater, to navigate some serious health concerns. 
    Tony & Julie DeVecht, 
    for healing from recent surgery/injury/hospital visits.
    Vickie Abbott’s dad, Bill, fell and fractured his hip. Surgery went well, pleas pray for his rehabilitation.
    Jayne Platz’s brother, Paul, who is dealing with serious kidney issues. He has been put on a donor list. Please continue to pray that his kidneys start to function again and heal before needing a transplant. Pray also for his salvation.

    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
    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 here at Lakeshore Fellowship

    Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Lakeshore Fellowship on 3/11/2019. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. There are three ways to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call toll-free 1-888-653-6450 or visit or text the word circle to 797979.


    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 RENEW campaign.) 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!

  • Scrip

    Do you ever wonder what gift cards are available to purchase through Scrip? Here is a LIST of all available stores. Some are special orders, and would need to be paid for in advance of please check with Dana Saunders on Sunday. Proceeds from Scrip sales is now going toward the technology upgrade project in the Worship Center! 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. 

  • Inclement Weather
    Inclement Weather

    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: 

    WCSG (91.3 fm or 103.3 fm in Grand Haven)   WaY fm (89.9 fm)

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

    WOOD-TV       WOTV4       WXSP-TV       WZZM 13


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