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  • Happy Birthday Mike Dorman on July 20th!
  • Teen Challenge Sunday
    On Sunday, July 22nd, we welcome our guests from West Michigan Teen Challenge to share their stories of real life transformations to rely on Jesus Christ for every day! You won't want to miss this impactful service at our normal 10 am time.
  • Altar Flowers - July 22

    Celebrate Bob & Sandy Vollmer's 39th Anniversary!

    Altar Flower sponsorships are available for 2018! Stop by the Information Center to sign-up for a special date. Cost is $25 per arrangement. Thank you! 

  • "Worship in the Park" at Pomona Park in Fruitport on July 29th
    Lakeshore Fellowship will meet for worship at Pomona Park in Fruitport on Sunday, July 29th at 10 am. Please plan to bring your lawn chair or lawn blanket. Click here to see Pomona Park

    The park is located at the SW corner of 3rd Street and Park in Fruitport, MI. Parking is allowed on the streets as well as the parking lot.

    Save the date!

  • First Step
    Are you new to Lakeshore? First Step is a casual meeting with Pastor Chris, so you can ask questions and receive more information about Lakeshore Fellowship. Please call the church office 616-846-8556 to set up your personal appointment.
  • Audio Sermons

    Audio messages of this Sunday's sermon can be found at this link. Audio Sermons


  • Sunday Children's Ministry - Kidz Connection

    Sunday Morning Kids program!! Nursery thru 4th Grade meets in the ARK. Kids are welcome to start in the Worship Center until the praise songs are finished, then parents can walk them back to the ARK for check-in to Kidz Connection. 

  • Women's Events
    Women's CONNECT will be hosting an evening campfire on Monday, August 20th, here in our backyard at Lakeshore. More details coming soon.
  • Super Hero Party (K-4th grade)
    CREW JR. hosts a Super Hero Party on Wednesday, August 15th from 6-8 pm! All K-4th graders are welcome to this amazing event! Please mark your calendars and sign up at our Information Center this Sunday!! Questions, please contact Shannon Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Beach Day for 5th - 12th graders
    CREW is taking it to the BEACH!! Grand Haven State Park's beach to be exact. All 5th-12th graders are welcome to join us on Wednesday, August 15th from 10 am - 3 pm. Meet at church. More details coming soon. Questions, please contact Shannon at 231-286-1517.
  • CREW Car Wash Fundraiser for National Youth Gathering
    On Sunday, August 19, our youth will host a car wash to raise funds for the National Youth Gathering in Minnesota (2019). Free will donations toward this cause is greatly appreciated! 

    Drive up service! Come for worship, and the youth will wash your car while you worship!


  • Meals for the Tombs Family
    Jesse & Alison Tombs are members here at Lakeshore Fellowship. They could use some help during this difficult time. Please consider making a meal for them (2 adults, 2 small children). This family lives near Lincoln St. in Grand Haven Township. Click on this link to go to sign-up genius. Address and details can be found there.
  • Meals for the Gesiakowski Family

    The family of Lakeshore is asked to help support this Spring Lake family of 3 with meals. New dates have been added. Please Click here to know what dates are available Sign Up.

  • Altar Guild
    If you are looking for ways to serve the Lord by serving the family of Lakeshore, but want to do something "behind the scene", please consider being trained to assist on the Altar Guild. The team usually sets-up for communion on Saturdays and then takes care of cleaning-up communion following that Sunday service. Team members usually serve only one month per year (which is preparing communion 2 times that month.) Please contact Jayne in the church office for more details. 616-846-8556.


  • Theology on Tap

    Is taking the Summer Off... Please watch your Enews for our fall start-up date! 

  • 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, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, laundry soap, 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..

    Remaining 2018 Pantry Give-a-ways: August 18 at 9 AM (includes school supply give-a-way. MUST  Pre-register for school supplies by calling 616-846-8556 during business hours of Monday thru Thursday - 9am-2pm), October 20th at 9 AM, December 15th at 8:30 AM (includes Free Christmas Breakfast and HNP Give-a-way)

  • Supper House

    Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, August 13th. 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 Dierolf at 616-402-5545 or Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998.

The Lord's Business (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    7/8/18 - General Fund: $ 6,549   RENEW: $ 542   Other Funds: $ 195
    General Fund giving thru June $ 189,899  General Fund expenses thru June $ 193,780

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers

    5 year old, Cambria Tombs, for the doctors to properly diagnose her and for her complete healing. 

    Bill & Gloria Long, as they travel to minister to a women's prison in Ypsilanti, Michigan and for a fruitful harvest. 

    Charlie Hibnar, as she mourns the passing of her mom, Priscilla on Wednesday, June 27th. Also, her dear husband, Carl, has been in the hospital for difficulties with diabetes and now has pneumonia and is home. 

    Sue McCarty, prayers for guidance with job & home. 

    Prayers for members in need of healing; Randy & Aprelle Nettrour, Bev Ward, Eloise Boyd, Ginny Mulligan, & Sue Wood-Lukkari.

    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

    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


    Immediate Job Opening for our Bookkeeper Position. Please let us know if you are interested in applying for this part-time position. The job requires a minimum of an Associate Degree in Business or 2 years accounting experience, detail oriented, ability to work independently, and self starter. This part-time position will have flexible hours, no benefits, 8-10 hours/week at startup; 6-8 hours/week ongoing. Please submit your cover letter, resume and references by July 30th to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • RENEW Campaign

    Members of Lakeshore Fellowship voted to enter into a capital campaign to manage our larger maintenance needs (roof, technology, parking lot). The campaign has been named: RENEW. Brochures are available (RENEW Brochure) to educate you on the campaign, and how we need your help to make it succeed!  Commitment Cards are still being accepted. If you have not yet had the opportunity to fill out a Commitment Card, please prayerfully do so. We would like to collect a card from EACH family-unit here at Lakeshore Fellowship (even if you cannot give at this time). RENEW Commitment Card 

    We will be personally contacting all families that do not reply, so all members will have the opportunity to know about our facility needs. Please simply let us know. Commitment Cards can be returned via mail, email, or dropping in the offering basket this Sunday. Thank you, Family of Lakeshore Fellowship! 

  • Scrip

    Proceeds from Scrip sales is now going toward the ARK Roofing Project! 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. Any questions, please call 616-846-8556. 

  • 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.

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  • Seeking Loving Host Families for YFU Exchange Students

    Youth for Understanding (YFU) needs host families for high school exchange students for the 2017-18 school year. Many students are excited to attend their host family’s religious services as often as they do.  

    Sixteen-year-old Tina from Germany is very active in her school and community. She serves on the student council, is a member of the Conflict Resolution Team, and tutors younger students. Outside of school, Tina also works with younger children in the Sunday school at church. In her spare time, Tina enjoys playing tennis and running. While in the U.S., she would like to try a new sport such as field hockey or soccer. Tina has had two short exchanges to the Netherlands and Hungary, and now she can’t wait to discover the landscape and culture of the U.S.  

    This is just a sample of available students, and you can request more details or see more different kinds of families can host -- you don't need to have high school age kids -- just the ability to be a good parent for a high school student, and to open your heart to another child. Most students stay from August through June, though you can host for a shorter time.  The students bring their own spending money and health insurance and can share a room with a host sibling.  Take a leap of faith!  Host a YFU exchange student! For more information, contact Nicholas Paauwe at 616-808-1155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit to fill out an online application. 

  • Life Line Screening at Lakeshore Fellowship on Tuesday, September 18th

    Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will offer their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship Church on 9/18/2018.  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.  In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit or text the word circle to 797979

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