There was great excitement for Jesus’ followers after he arose. Then he left. Jesus ascended into heaven. He said he would come back but when. Then, 50 days after Jesus arose, God poured out his Spirit! What a wonderful day! This Sunday we celebrate this special day with the Church around the world.
We will have a congregational meeting on May 20 after church. Much of the meeting will be about the progress in the building project at church and other ministry reports. We will approve additional leaders for the upcoming year. Brian Vredevoogd has agreed to be considered for elder and there are others who are still pondering their decision.
SUMMER SERMON SERIES
Some sermons are considered great for a time but end up being quickly forgotten. Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount which has lasted for almost 2000 years. It was and still is ground breaking and fresh then. Join us as we hear the ever relevant words of Jesus in his Greatest Sermon Ever.
May 16, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside Room.
May 18, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Oasis Room.
May 20, Congregational Meeting after church
May 23, Book Club, 6:30 at Olive Garden. The book is “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan” by Lisa See.
May 24, Pray for Muskegon
May 27, Communion Sunday
June 6, Baby Basics, 10AM
June 17, Strawberry Shortcake Festival after church
June 20, Youth Ministries Disc Golf Outing, 7:00-9:30PM
- Pray for Ray & Eddie Anderson whose good friend passed away last week.
Pray for Pastor Timmy Smith and family in the death of their 6 year old grandson from a brain tumor on Tuesday.
- Pray for those looking for employment.
Pray for those preparing for the Dental Mission of Mercy on June 1-2 at Calvin College.
Pray for Linda Workman who had back surgery recently.
- Pray for those “looking for a home church and follow God’s path in ministry”.
- Pray for those dealing abuse and how to move forward after traumatic events.
- Praise God for the $426 raised for Solar Bibles to be taken by Dave DeBoer to Mozambique at the end of May. He is going in May to visit our friend Brenda Lange from Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique. May God bless his visit!
- Continue to pray for the construction at church and that we might use it well for God’s glory!
- Pray for Annette going through a rehab center again. May God give her all she needs for it to be successful.
- Pray for those with unspoken medical issues.
- Pray for those who have been in a “spiritual valley” for a while with little hope in sight.
- Pray for unity among Christians.
Pray for the end of government corruption that continues to broaden the gap between rich and poor.
Pray for foreign agencies and missionaries to transition from leadership to consulting for growing national organizations.
Pray for fresh Holy Spirit fire among the majority, though nominal, Christian population.
- Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/kenya.html]