Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews


  • Sunday Sermon - January 30th
  • Altar Flowers
    Altar Flowers Flowers to the Glory of God.

    Altar Flower sign-up for 2022 is now at the information center! Please stop by soon to sponsor your favorite Sunday(s) in 2022!
  • Contribution Statements for 2021
    Due to technical (email) issues, your 2021 contribution statements will not be emailed, rather, they have been printed and are ready to pick up at the Information Center. On February 1st, any remaining statements will be sent via USPS mail. Thank you all for your continued support of this ministry!
  • Giving Envelopes 2022
    Our 2022 Giving Envelopes have ARRIVED! Please stop by the Information Center this Sunday to pick up your individually assigned envelopes. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry! If you don't see your envelopes or if you would like envelopes assigned to you, please connect with Jayne in the church office at 616-846-8556 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    BIBLE EXPLORATION Bible Exploration is an educational time following service, every Sunday, for 45 minutes. This is for kids in PK thru adults! Adults & Youth meet in the Worship Center, Middle School and younger meet in the ARK. Any questions, please connect with the church office.

    Remaining January classes will be taught by Art Schroeder. His topics will be as follows;

     šJanuary 23 – 3 Types of Soil - Matthew 13:1-23

    šJanuary 30 – 3 Kinds of People - Luke 10:25-37

  • 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!
  • Nursery
    Nursery We currently have our Nursery room open on Sunday mornings, but it will NOT be staffed at this time. The room will be open to parents to change diapers or to have a place to watch their little ones 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..
  • Michigan District 2022 Theological Conference
    Michigan District 2022 Theological Conference You are invited to attend the Michigan District's 2022 Theological Conference in Lansing Michigan at Our Savior Lutheran on Saturday, February 5th from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Cost is $20 per person. Click HERE for more details on who will be speaking and to register.
  • 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!


  • Youth - You Matter Tour
    Youth - You Matter Tour

    Heather Ruesch is a National speaker promoting & continuing her “You Matter” Tour. She speaks specifically to youth and has been in numerous public & private schools, as well as many churches. Her husband is an LCMS pastor & she is already being a huge asset to the Michigan District (speaking at an all Pastor’s conference in recent years & she will be the keynote speaker at the Jr. High District Gathering June 2022). Grace Lutheran in Coopersville is inviting our youth to join in this event! This is a very exciting opportunity for youth 7th-12th grade. Heather will talk on our identity: how the world twists it and tells the false narrative that “they don’t matter, UNLESS…” (you name it). However, we have an identity rooted in Christ!! They matter. THAT identity (in Christ) is everything, and can mean EVERYTHING to the world around us. Please let Shannon Johnson know if your youth can attend this FREE event. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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.

    CREW JR., CREW Middle School & CREW High School meet together on 1st & 3rd Sundays from 6-7:30 pm. An optional $2 dinner will be available from 5:30-6pm. Event will be from 6-7:30 pm. Any questions, see Shannon Johnson.

  • Carnations - Youth Fundraiser
    Carnations - Youth Fundraiser

    Youth Fundraiser for NYG - Carnations for sale on Sunday, February 13th. This is perfect timing for your special Valentine! Cost is $2 each flower or $15 per bouquet of 8 flowers. Additional donations always welcome! Funds will go directly to support the Youth's trip to the National Youth Gathering in July of this year! 

  • Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat
    Mother/Teen Daughter Retreat

    Moms and their teen daughters met for a wonderful retreat on January 17th. The retreat, Morning Funnies--Inspiration from the Breakfast Isle, was led by our very own Women's Bible Study leader and free-lance speaker, Deborah Schroeder. We celebrate that many were blessed by this conference. See photo. 

  • 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.)

  • 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.


  • 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!


  • GO Local Team - New outreach
    GO Local Team - New outreach The GO Local Team at Lakeshore is looking for a few new faces to join the team! We are specifically looking for those who would have an interest in finding & planning ways to reach out to our community better. Our current out reach includes the Household Necessity Pantry and Easter Egg hunt. The intention would be for this group to meet quarterly. Those interested can contact Vicki Deater at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Household Necessity Pantry
    Household Necessity Pantry

    The Household Necessities Pantry (HNP) dates for 2022 will be: February 12, June 11, 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, Toilet Paper (6 pack) & Trash Bags (13 gallon). Other items we give away such as; toothbrushes, deodorant, and bar soap are in large there is no need for these in 2022. Thank you for your support!

     We will also host a Children's Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16th. 

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 (1/1/22 thru 1/20/22) $20,251.63; Renew MTD is $1,243.00

    Year to date (YTD) 2021
    General Fund giving thru December 2021 $411,808.97
    General Fund expenses thru December 2021 $408,351.62
    For information on how to give electronically, please click HERE

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers
    Remember in Your Prayers

    Craig & Dana Saunders as they mourn the passing of Craig's dad, Jim Saunders, on 1-18-22.

    Sandy & Dan Tooker as they mourn the passing of Dan's mom this past week.

    Bob & Sandy Vollmer ask for prayers for their brother, Larry Vollmer, who has cancer and is not doing well. 

    Jeff Karner’s brother Rob has a broken hip bone and is in a lot of pain.

    Tracy Boehnke’s dad, Rich Johnson, was in the hospital for viral pneumonia and a blood clot in each lung that they removed. He is doing well and has been released to go home from the hospital.

    Paul & Kim Goosen, who are thankful for all your prayers for Paul following his heart surgery. He is recovering well.

    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 (Prayer for the Holy Spirit)

    Almighty God, fill our hearts with Your Holy Spirit that He may rule and direct us according to Your will, comfort us in all our temptations and afflictions, defend us from every lie and lead us into all truth, so we may be strengthened in faith to increasingly express the love of Jesus in every good work of service until the day we obtain everlasting life; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. 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

  • Inclement Weather / Emergency Closings
    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: 

    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

  • 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.

  • Important Covid-19 restriction updates 6/24/21

    COVID-19 Policy for In-Person Worship

     As COVID restrictions are being relaxed in Michigan, Lakeshore is also relaxing its safety policy for in-person worship. 

    • People coming to worship are free to wear masks if they choose, but they are not required. 
    • Hospitality, Fellowship and Communion assistants will no longer be required to wear masks. 
    • Communion distribution will return to normal (excluding common cup, which will not be offered yet).
    • Seating will return to normal spacing. You are welcome to space yourselves as you wish.
    • When greeting one another, please exercise a sensitivity to whether a person wants to shake hands, hug or not. Some may prefer only to fist or elbow bump at this time. 
    • If you are feeling sick or have tested positive for COVID-19 please remain at home. You can watch the live stream worship on Facebook at this time. 

A Congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

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