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  • Discover Lakeshore Class
    Discover Lakeshore Class Whether you are exploring Christianity or you are ready to take the next step in your spiritual growth at Lakeshore Fellowship, Discover Lakeshore is a class where Pastor Chris will teach you what it means to follow Jesus as a disciple in community with other disciples. You will learn what we believe and why we believe it. You will also learn about our mission and values, as well as what our ministries are at Lakeshore. This class is essential for you to fully engage as committed disciple within the community of Lakeshore Fellowship. Class will be Saturday, October 26th at 9-11:30 am. All welcome!
  • October is Pastor Appreciation Month
    October is Pastor Appreciation Month Help us encourage and support Pastor Chris and his family as we celebrate "Pastor Appreciation Month"! A card box will be in the Atrium for next few Sundays. Please consider sending him a card or writing him a note of appreciation. Blank note cards will be available.
  • Sunday Sermon - October 27
    Sunday Sermon - October 27

    The cross is a popular symbol that even celebrities may wear as a piece of jewelry around their neck. Yet, what does the cross actually mean as the central symbol of the Christian faith? We know the cross has something to do with how God rescues us as sinners. But, what exactly happened at the cross, and how does it affect the way we live our lives today? We continue our series, Authentic Christianity, with the message this Sunday titled, "The Saving Work of the Incarnate God" based on Colossians 1:15-29.

  • Altar Flowers - October 27
    Altar Flowers - October 27 Altar Flowers: Given by Kas Bond in loving memory of her family. 

    Altar Flower Sponsorships are now available for 2020. Stop by the Information Center to sign-up.
  • Lakeshore's Handy Crew
    Lakeshore's Handy Crew

    A new group has been formed, Lakeshore's Handy Crew, who would like to manage 2-3 projects per year to help someone in need in our community. Join Bill Spychalski and a few others to complete their second community project on Saturday, November 2nd at 9 am! The "Handy Crew" will be replacing flooring in a mobile home of someone in need. Once you let Bill know you will help, he will then contact you with the location and what to bring. If you are handier in the “food department” and you would like to provide a lunch for the volunteers, please also sign up. This project is a great opportunity for the members of Lakeshore Fellowship to serve the community with their time and talents! Any questions or to sign-up, please call Bill Spychalski at 616-402-3264.

  • Pastor has a Weekly Video Connect!
    Pastor has a Weekly Video Connect! Have you seen Pastor Chris's weekly podcast? He has given this podcast a name; Weekly Video Connect. It is a time for him to reflect with you on the previous Sunday's message and "connect" with the family of Lakeshore! Click Here to view the library of podcasts. Pastor will be updating this Video Connect every Monday. You can also find the videos on our website at then hover on the worship tab, then click on the Pastor's Podcast tab. The most recent podcast will be at the top. Enjoy!
  • New Class on the Book of Revelation - November 11th
    New Class on the Book of Revelation - November 11th

    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 beginning November 11. Please register for this free class at the Information Center or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • TOWN HALL Meeting - November 17
    TOWN HALL Meeting - November 17 Please plan to stay following service Sunday, November 17th for a Town Hall Meeting. The subject of this meeting will include; 3rd quarter financials, RENEW update, and tentative budget for 2020. We hope you can join us!
  • Decorate our worship center for Christmas!
    Decorate our worship center for Christmas! It's almost time to "deck the halls" at Lakeshore Fellowship! Join the fun preparing our beautiful facility with decorations in anticipation of celebrating the birth of Jesus! Mark your calendars now for Saturday, November 2nd from 9:30-11:30 am. There will be fresh coffee and donuts! Please plan to help. Thank you!


  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Women's Fall Ministry
    Women's Fall Ministry Women's ministry is meeting this fall. All women are invited to join us weekly on Monday nights from 6-7:30 pm in the Prayer Room. We will be studying the Bible with the help of the book; "A Woman God Can Use" by Alice Mathews. Monday, October 28th, we will be reviewing chapter 12. 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 November 9th! 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!

  • 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 "TOYS". 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.

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

    CREW High School meets on Sundays at a NEW TIME of 11:30 am (following service) until 1:30 pm in the Youth Room! This Sunday, please bring $3 for a prepared lunch. All 9th thru 12th graders are welcome! 


  • Altar Guild - Help needed
    Altar Guild - Help needed 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.


  • 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; 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-way at 8:30 am:  December 14th (with Christmas Breakfast). 

  • Supper House
    Supper House

    Our church supports Supper House in Muskegon every 2nd Monday of the month. Our next date to serve is Monday, November 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 Carl Jessen at 231-578-0998.

The Lord's Business (Finances)

  • Weekly Financial Report
    Weekly Financial Report
    10/20/19 - General Fund: $ 5,754   RENEW: $ 397   Other Funds: $ 45

    General Fund giving thru September $ 275,989   General Fund expenses thru September $ 280,779

    Scrip Quarterly Report - January thru June: $781.61 (to go toward RENEW) 

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers
    Remember in Your Prayers

    Randy & Vicki Deater and family, as they mourn the passing of Randy's mom, Eleanor Deater, on 10/22/19. (Memorial service at Connection Point Church, 2270 S. Mill Iron Rd., Muskegon on Monday, October 28th at 11 am)
    Mike & Tami Krause and family as they mourn the passing of Mike's mom, Lois Krause, on 10/20/19. (Memorial service at Hurst Funeral Home, Greenville, MI on Thursday, October 24th at 2 pm)
    Max Casey
    , recovering from knee/tendon reconstruction surgery 10/18/19. 
    Dan Bush, recovering from knee replacement surgery on 10/21/19.
    Laurie Kovacs, having sugery to remove cancer 10/24/19.
    Tammy Harley, prayers for Dave who is having heart surgery 10/25/19.
    Charlie Hibnar, recovering from a second surgery on her back. 
    Prayers for members in need of healing; Laurie Kovacs, Cliff Cook (for correct diagnosis), Steve & Joyce Dekkenga, 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

  • 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 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.)

  • 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.
  • 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.

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