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At A Glance:
April 9 Worship Night, 7PM
April 16 Healing Night, 6:30-8PM
April 19 Good Friday Service, 7PM
April 21 Easter Service, Baptisms, 10AM
April 24 Taste of Alpha Dinner, 6:30PM
April 28 Movie Night, 6PM
May 1 Alpha Course Kicks Off
May 1 Spring Clean Up Night, 5PM
July 8-11 Vineyard National Conference, Dayton, OH
August 3 Annual Church Picnic, Beechpoint Camp
What's Happening in Children's Ministry
2's and 3's: This month we are learning about the story of Easter.
PreK & Kindergarten: This spring we will be learning about the miracles of Jesus.
1st-5th grades: We are looking at the life of Jesus. This month we are focusing on the early part of his healing ministry. You can find parent notes for each week’s lesson and memory verse on our website. We are also challenging the kids to read Matthew 14-16.
Easter Sunday: We will have the Care Center and Ark Room open, but children 5 years old and up will be staying with their parents for our family service.
Youth Group, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, LVC MultiPurpose Room
Invite your friends! Contact Youth Leader Adam Louks at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or if you’d like to get involved.
Pray for the Church, Sunday Nights, 5-6pm, Room 2
Join us as we pray for our church.
Worship Night, Tuesday April 9, 7-8:30PM.
This night is a time to worship Jesus and seek His presence with abandon and freedom. This time is for anyone inside or outside the church wanting or needing more of God. We invite God to come and minister to us spontaneously through the entire service. Hosted by the School of Kingdom Ministry and the LVC Worship Team.
Healing Night, Tuesday, April 16 , 6:30-8:00PM
Invite your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to this night when we offer prayer for physical, emotional, relational and spiritual healing. See our Healing Nights page on our website for more information.
Good Friday Service, April 19, 7PM
Join us for this service of scripture and song as we remember the
passion of Jesus Christ and observe communion together. Children are welcome, no childcare is provided for this hour long service.
Baptisms, Easter Sunday, April 21
We believe that all believers are commanded by our Lord Jesus to be baptized. Baptism is an outward statement that we, in faith, are
crucified and buried with Christ (symbolized as we go under the water) and are raised to new life in Him (symbolized as we rise from the water). We encourage individuals to seek to be baptized as soon as possible after trusting Jesus as their Lord and Savior, as a public statement of their decision. The Biblical command is that as soon as we believe, we should be baptized. (Acts 2:38) Call the church office at 616.394.5500 to sign up today.. Baptism class will take place on the Saturday morning before Easter at 11AM in room 2.
“Taste of Alpha” Dinner, Wednesday April 24, 6:30-8:30PM
Alpha is a warm place where people can freely explore the basics of the Christian faith together. We have a nice meal, watch a talk, make some new friends and talk about things that matter.
The“Taste of Alpha”is a free dinner where people can learn more about Alpha and see if it might be right for them. Invitations are available on the grid wall. RSVP: email@example.com or 616.394.5500. Please let us know if you will need childcare and be sure to include the ages of the children.
It’s best to start with the Taste of Alpha, but guests are welcome to join anytime during the first three weeks.
Movie Night, Sunday, April 28, 6PM, LVC Worship Center
Come watch a spiritually inspiring movie with us! Feel free to bring a snack and a friend! Open to everyone. We encourage parents to consider that some topics may not be suitable for their children. Please make your own arrangements for childcare. Sign up for our small group to get email notices of upcoming movie nights.
Spring Clean Up Night, May 1, 5PM
Join us for spring clean up night. Bring your family and your rakes and
shovels! We will have food at 5PM and the work will start at 5:30PM.
Alpha Team Forming! Join the team!
The Alpha Course is a 10 week introduction to the Christian Faith. We will be launching Alpha with our Taste of Alpha Dinner on
April 24. It takes a team to make Alpha happen and you are invited to join! We need people to help set up, clean up, greet guests, help with serving and packing up food, leading small groups, leading worship and being friendly! Find out more by contacting Doug Kerfoot at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join our Lawn Crew!
You can be on the best lawn crew ever! Call or text Rick Barrett to join the team.
Summer Small Groups Are Coming Soon!
Do you have a great idea for a small group? Have you wondered what it takes to become a small group leader? Contact Jeri Howe today at email@example.com. Small Groups organize in May.
Vineyard National Conference, July 8-11, Dayton Vineyard Church, Beavercreek, Ohio
You are invited! This Conference has been named “Come, Holy Spirit” and the theme is Spirit Ministry and the local church. There will be worship, keynote speakers, workshops and prayer ministry. This conference is only offered in the midwest every few years, so consider taking advantage of it being so close! Until March 15 Adult registration is $199 and Youth and Children registration is $75. Find out more at conference.vineyardusa.org/register/
Annual Summer Picnic and Church Campout, Coming in August
Save the date! Our Summer picnic will be at Beechpoint Camp on
August 3 this year… and our church campout will be August 1-4 at Dumont Lake. If you are interested in reserving a spot for camping, call the church office at 616.394.5500.
Lakeshore Vineyard is an "all-play" church meaning we desire a community where everyone benefits because everyone contributes. We believe that's how both churches and individuals thrive and grow. With that in mind, we'd like to ask you to look over the following service opportunities and see if there's one you'd like to try out. If so, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time for you to "job shadow" an experienced person in that role to see if would be a good fit.