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Worship

  • Sunday Sermon - February 28th
    Sunday Sermon - February 28th

    Jesus summons us to follow Him each day - to live in His presence, listening to Him and becoming like Him. But this won't be easy. In fact, following Jesus will likely become increasingly difficult in this changing culture that not only wants to distract us, but also wants to cancel us from obeying Him. Yet, Jesus has given His life for us to enjoy in exchange for our old life. Join us on this Second Sunday in Lent for our message, "The Cost of Following Jesus," based on Mark 8:27-38. The other Scripture readings are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 and Romans 5:1-11.

  • Altar Flower Sign-up for 2021
    Do you have a special person or occasion you would like honored with Altar Flowers? We now have the 2021 Altar Flower calendar open for sign-ups ($25). Please reply to this email if you would be willing to sponsor March 7 or 28. As always, you are welcome to take the flowers home with you following service. Thank you for considering supporting Altar flowers. (Our sign-up sheet is kept at the Information Center or you can email the church office.)
  • Altar Flowers - February 28th
    Altar Flowers - February 28th Given by Tom & Sandy Christmas to the Glory of God!
  • Lakeshore's Weekly Prayer Theme

    Prayer of the Week (2nd Sunday in Lent)

    O God, You see that of ourselves we have no strength. By Your mighty power defend us from all adversities that may happen to the body and from all evil thoughts that may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.

  • Mini-Communion Service available March 7th
    Mini-Communion Service available March 7th

    Mini-Communion services are offered every first and third Sunday of each month – meeting in the ARK from 9-9:25 am. Participants must wear a mask 100% of the time, except when taking communion. There will be no singing. Enter and exit by the office entrance doors. You must PRE-REGISTER by Thursday, March 4th (to Pastor’s email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Thank you!

  • 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!
  • Cookies are back!
    Cookies are back! We would like to start safely handing out cookies again on Sunday mornings. For now, our Sunday coffee and cookie service will be available from 9:30 am until the beginning of Pastor's message. If you would like a cookie, please stop by the counter before service. If you are willing to donate cookies (store packaged preferred), please drop them off to the kitchen. Thank you!
  • Easter Lilies
    Easter Lilies Easter is just around the corner! Please consider ordering Easter Lilies to decorate our worship center for our Easter Celebration! Orders can be taken by emailing the church office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by filling out an order form found on the Information Center. All orders need to be to the office by no later than Sunday, March 21st. Cost is $7.50 per plant. Thank you all for your support.
  • Directories
    As many may know, we had plans for a new directory to be created last fall. However, with Covid-19, it was cancelled. As a way to keep us connected, we are utilizing our internal data base to create paper copies of our directory. We would like to print copies for everyone again very soon. But before that, we want to offer you the opportunity to submit a (family) photo or update your (family) photo. Please email the church office with any photos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Thursday, March 11th. If you are curious as to what your current photo is on file, please stop by the Information Desk to see a copy of the directory. Thank you all for your support!

Grow

  • Women's Fellowship Hour
    Women's Fellowship Hour

    New at Lakeshore; Women’s Fellowship Hour which is open to all women on Wednesdays in the Prayer Room at 1 pm. Come next Wednesday, February 3rd 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.)

  • Women's Ministry
    Women's Ministry Women's Bible Study returns to Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship on Monday, March 1st from 6:30-8pm in the Worship Center. We will study from the book; "In His Image, 10 ways God calls us to reflect His character" by Jen Wilkin. We will be socially distanced and no snacks will be provided at this time. Please let us know if you need help finding a book. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or, join us on Zoom HERE.
  • Women's Spring Retreat
    Women's Spring Retreat

    Women of Lakeshore Lutheran Fellowship are invited to Cran-Hill Ranch to enjoy a three-day retreat filled with worship, fellowship, and time in the word with other women. The retreat will host author, Shannon Popkin, as she shares her heart on the theme of “Refresh”. Consider allowing the staff at Cran-Hill to safely serve you and provide a worry-free weekend. We hope that you will join us, April  23-25. If you are interested, email the church office ASAP. We currently have 16 Lakeshore Fellowship ladies attending. Our deadline has passed, but if there is still room, reservations will be taken. 

  • 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.
  • Men's Prayer and Bible Study
    Men's Prayer and Bible Study

    Meets every second Saturday of the month from 7:30–8:30 am in the Atrium. All men are welcome to join March 13th!  (No "Breakfast" until further notice) Any questions, please call Randy Deater at 616-402-5248.

  • CREW (High School & Middle School Ministry)
    CREW (High School & Middle School Ministry)

    CREW High School and Middle School meets on 1st & 3rd Sundays at 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm in the Youth Room! All 5th thru 12th graders are welcome! Any questions, please email Shannon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Mini M&M's are back!
    Mini M&M's are back! Youth Fundraising 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!

Serve

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  • Household Necessity Pantry
    Household Necessity Pantry

    The Household Necessities Pantry 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 & household cleaner. 

    Members of Lakeshore who are in need; please contact the church office. 
    Our remaining 2021 pantry dates will be June 19, October 2 & December 11. 

  • Lakeshore Fellowship's Annual Charity Golf Open

    We are excited to announce the return of our Charity Golf Open! We hold this event to support Lakeshore Fellowship Community Outreach. Included in this outreach is helping our local citizens in need through financial support of Supper House in Muskegon.  Brochures are available at the information desk or if you would like one mailed or emailed to you please contact the church office.

    We are looking for:
    1. Volunteers to assist in the overall event planning and also for just "day-of" work to be done.
    2. Event Sponsors - see categories on the brochure.
    3. Raffle Prize donations - items appropriate for our auction/raffle.
    4. Golfers!

    Please contact Jack DeGelder (616-558-6927, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss any and all things related to this event!

    Golf Flyer 


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) February 2021
    General Contributions (2/1/21 thru 2/25/21) $35,814.65; Renew MTD is $4,534.00

    Year to date (YTD) 2021
    General Fund giving thru January 2021 $29,652.03  
    General Fund expenses thru January 2021 $28,996.43
    For information on how to give electronically, please click HERE

Prayer Requests & Praises

  • Remember in Your Prayers
    Remember in Your Prayers

    Sandy Christmas requested prayers for her brother, Les Bell, having surgery for kidney cancer on Tuesday, March 2nd at Metro Hospital. 

    Prayers for all who have recently been infected with the Covid-19 virus. Prayers also for the many families and individuals under quarantine. 

    Prayer requests for this section of our Enews come from our members via email or phone calls to the office. We would like to keep the prayer needs as up-to-date as possible by posting needs for 2 - 4 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.

  • 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 Connec