Lakeshore e-News

Lakeshore eNews

Worship

  • Sunday Sermon - January 26
    Sunday Sermon - January 26

    You will harvest what you plant. That's not only true for farming, but also for our spiritual life. Or to put it negatively: garbage in, garbage out. So, what are you planting and cultivating in your mind and heart each day? This Sunday we continue our series The King is Here! with the message titled "Grow in the Word of God" based on Mark 4:1-34.

  • Altar Flowers - January 26
    Altar Flowers - January 26 Given by Charlie Hibnar in loving memory of her mom, Priscilla Smith.
    Altar Flower Sponsorships are now available for 2020. Stop by the Information Center to sign-up.
  • Lakeshore Prayer Theme

    Each week there will be a new theme for the Lakeshore family to focus on in our prayers. We would like to cultivate a deeper environment and practice of prayer at Lakeshore Fellowship. In our daily prayers with others and individually, let us include the following theme throughout the coming week, along with praying for the needs of those on Lakeshore’s prayer list.

     Pray for the Spirit to give the Lakeshore Family in this New Year a clearer 20/20 vision of Jesus as our Lord and King and how we can follow Him each day.

     “As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. ‘Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, ‘and I will send you out to fish for people.’ At once they left their nets and follow him.”  Mark 1:1-18

  • CONNECT- Sunday, February 9th
    CONNECT- Sunday, February 9th

    Connect Lunch will be on Sunday, February 9th after service. Connect Lunch is a time where we can review the message in small group discussions and enjoy lunch together. Free will offering will be taken. We hope you can join us!

  • Supper House invites you to a free catered meal!
    Supper House of Muskegon has been blessed by our service to them and they would like to bless us with a catered meal! Whether you have served at Supper House or not, mark your calendar for Saturday, February 22nd anytime from 1-6 pm. Supper House will be including 30 other churches as well as Lakeshore. This will be a wonderful event to meet the staff and visit the facility. Maybe you'll want to serve in the future? Any questions, contact our church office at 616-846-8556.
  • Golf Outing 2020
    Our 2nd Annual Golf Outing date has been set for May 17, 2020 at Pigeon Creek Golf Course. Please mark your calendars! More details to come. Any questions, please see Jack or Kathy DeGelder.
  • Church Wide Yard Sale
    Lakeshore is beginning plans for a Yard Sale this coming spring. Please consider any donations you may have to be saved for this event. Our tentative sale date is May 8 & 9. (Donations will be accepted closer to then.) We will be posting more information soon. We are also looking for a few people to be on a team to organize and facilitate this event. Let us know if you want to be part of that team.

Grow

  • Are you in a Community Group?
    At Lakeshore, we feel life is done better in circles than rows. Community groups are groups of 8-12 people who gather around their identity in Jesus to grow in Christ, care for one another, and join God on mission in the world. Community groups meet 2-4 times a month, typically at homes in the area. To join a community group, sign up on the connection card, or contact our new Community Group Coordinator; Kathy DeGelder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or 616-901-6522. 
  • Class series on the Book of Revelation - Mondays
    Class series on the Book of Revelation - Mondays

    The last book of the Bible, Revelation, can be a strange, scary book that often has fostered all kinds of wild speculations about the end-times. But, when understood in light of it's Old Testament imagery, Revelation presents a magnificent vision and challenge for us to live as faithful disciples of King Jesus until He returns in glory no matter how chaotic and evil the world gets. This class, titled, "Follow the Lamb in Babylon toward the New Creation", will meet on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. All welcome to join.

  • Women's Ministry
    Women's Ministry Women's ministry will meet again on Monday nights, starting March 2nd from 6-7:30 pm in the Prayer Room. We will be studying the Bible with the help of the book; "A Woman God's Spirit Can Guide" by Alice Mathews. Books will be available soon for $10 each. We hope you will join us!
  • Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study
    Men's Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study

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

  • Theology on Tap - 3rd Tuesday of each month
    Theology on Tap - 3rd Tuesday of each month

    Men, join us for Theology on Tap with Pastor Chris and Jim Albright at Odd Side Ales in downtown Grand Haven. This is a place where we can freely discuss together questions about Christianity over a beer in a safe, non-threatening environment. Join us every 3rd Tuesday at 7 pm to enjoy some Theology on Tap!

  • Kidz Connection
    Kidz Connection Sunday morning following worship songs, all children thru 4th grade are encouraged to join us in the ARK! Questions, please see Shannon Johnson.
  • CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)
    CREW Jr. (Wednesday Night Children's Ministry)

    Children's Ministry for Preschool thru 4th grade (CREW Jr.) meets on Wednesdays! Each week, we will begin with an optional $3 dinner at 5:30-5:50 PM. Event runs from 6-7 pm. This year's theme is Bible "TOY Stories". Come join the fun and see some of your favorite characters! 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 meets on Wednesdays! We begin each night with an optional $3 dinner served from 5:30-5:50 PM, event is from 6-7 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.

    Mark your calendar for the upcoming Jr. High Youth Gathering in Frankemuth, MI on June 5th-7th. Sign-ups begin soon. A $25 deposit will be due by March 1st. This event is for students going into 5th grade thru 8th grade (fall of 2020). More details will be coming soon. 

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

    CREW High School meets on Sundays at 11:30 am (following service) until 1:30 pm in the Youth Room! Please bring $3 for a prepared lunch. All 9th thru 12th graders are welcome! 
    CREW High School will not meet on Sunday, February 2nd due to Superbowl Sunday. 

Serve

  • Seeking Volunteers for Sunday "CONNECT"
    Seeking Volunteers for Sunday "CONNECT" We are seeking volunteers to sign-up for hosting a Sunday CONNECT Lunch in 2020! Lakeshore Fellowship hosts a time for connecting  following service, once per month (every 2nd Sunday of the month). Please contact the church office if you have questions. Please consider serving your church family. Thank you!
  • Cookies & coffee creamer needed
    Cookies & coffee creamer needed

    Cookies & liquid refrigerated coffee creamer is needed for our Sunday morning fellowship time! Donations are always welcome to be dropped off in our kitchen. Prepackaged cookies can be left on the counter, homemade cookies should be labeled with "date made" and placed in our freezer. Thank you!!

Go

  • 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; 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 money to our pantry (and we do the shopping), simply mark your donation for "GO Local - Pantry". 

    Our 2020 Dates will be Saturdays, February 15th, June 20th, August 8th, December 12th. Please let us know if you are willing to serve at these events by contacting Vicki Deater at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Honduras Trip 2020
    If you might be interested in going on our next mission trip to Honduras, June 18-25, please attend an informational meeting on Sunday, January 26th following service in the Prayer Room. Lakeshore’s one-week trip will visit the small village of Quiscamote, Honduras to focus on building a fence around the new church yard (that we helped acquire). We will also host a VBS for the children.
  • Supper House

    Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. 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

    1/19/20 - General Fund: $ 3,931   RENEW: $ 635    Other Funds: $ 80

    General Fund giving thru December 2019  $ 381,565   General Fund expenses thru December 2019  $ 372,789

    Giving Envelopes for 2020 are now available to pick-up at the Information Center.

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers
    Remember in Your Prayers

    Cliff Cook, as he prepares for major surgery at Mayo Clinic the second week in February.
    Terry Whitcomb, as she prepares for back surgery.
    Gary Peets, struggling with anxiety, depression and certain health issues. 
    Todd & Rhonda Brunworth's daughter Jenny, who is slowly recovering from an auto accident in November. Please pray for continued healing and that she can begin walking soon.  
    Linda Cady, please pray for Chad Vandenbosch battling with ALS, he is 35 and has a wife and two boys. Both boys are on the Autism spectrum. So thankful that Chad was accepted in a medial trial in California.
    Pat Raap, who is being treated for a second round of breast cancer. Please pray for the treatments to eliminate all of the cancer and that she will be healed. 
    Prayers for members in need of healing; Paul Beuschel, Stanley Buczek, Charlie Hibnar, Cliff Cook, Jean Hecksel, Tony DeVecht, Andy Paris, Aprelle Nettrour (medication issues and health), Randy Nettrour (eye issues), Jamie Westcomb, Eloise Boyd, & Ginny Mulligan. 

  • 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..

  • 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 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.). “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them…” James 5:14

Other News

  • 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.
  • Business Card Directory

    Members of Lakeshore, we invite you to share your business cards with us! Lakeshore has a binder of Business Cards so we can support one another as well as get to know each other better. If you are a member and would like to share your card, please stop by the Resource wall to find our binder. 

  • 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.

  • Scrip
    Scrip

    Buying Scrip helps us earn free money toward our parking lot project! 
    Scrip allows us to 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 www.shopwithscrip.com. 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.)

  • Sauerkraut Supper
    St. Luke Lutheran is hosting its 17th Annual Sauerkraut with Pork & Kielbasa Supper and you are invited! Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 4-7 pm. Cost is $12 for adults, $5 for children, under 3 are free. Carry out is available. The church is at 17122 2nd Street in Nunica. Any questions, please contact them at 616-837-6059.
  • Job Posting

    Job Opening at St. John’s Lutheran Church (in Grand Haven). Their church secretary will be retiring later this year. Candidates should be highly skilled in Microsoft Office and have a heart for ministry. If interested, please consider applying for this full-time position with benefits at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Love in Action

    Love in Action has coats of all sizes, for children to adults, available to those in need of one this winter.  Please call Love in Action at 616-846-2701 or stop by the main office at 326 N. Ferry St. in Grand Haven to inquire.

  • Barnabas Ministry
    January is National Mentoring Month. Barnabas Ministries, who has 20+ years of experience providing mentors to youth in West Michigan, currently has 130 youth asking for a mentor. You are invited to make that number 1 LESS, by building a friendship with a youth and being someone that matters to someone that matters. Barnabas staff will train and equip you and walk alongside you through the entire process. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 616-748-8435 to learn more or to request an application.
  • 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 www.lakeshorefellowship.com 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

    ON WEDNESDAYS - IN THE EVENT SCHOOL IS CANCELLED FOR THE DAY (Grand Haven or Spring Lake), ALL CHURCH ACTIVITIES WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE CANCELLED AS WELL, UNLESS AN EXCEPTION IS COMMUNICATED.

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