Celebration Midweek – “Spring” Edition

After a week of snow and deep cold, it seems like spring!  Melting snow and temperatures in the 40’s!  We know winter is still here but we know spring is coming!  Hang in there!  Here are some things to keep your focus till then!

GAME NIGHT
Everyone is invited to this great event! WHY?  Because everyone needs a little more fun in their life!  Join us this Friday, February 8, 6:30-8:30PM at church!  Bring your favorite game, a snack, and a few friends who need to have fun in their life!  It’ll be the best time you have all winter!

BOOK CLUB
Our next book is “Rules of Civility” by Amor Towles.  We will meet on Tuesday, February 12 at 6:30 at Bob Evans on Sternberg.  Contact Brian or Sue Vredevoogd for more info at bvrede13@aol.com.

PRAYERS
Prayer is so important for the life of a church community.  Each week in the Weekly email we include prayers from Celebration, loved ones, and one (1) nation to pray for each week.  Going forward, we hope to send out the prayer requests on Monday each week instead of Wednesday.  This way we can pray about the various needs of God’s people during the entire week.  Thanks for taking these requests seriously each week!

SMALL GROUPS FORMING!
We are always trying to make Celebration smaller!  This sounds strange but smaller groups are where people get to know others as they really are and encourage people in their journey with Jesus.  Sunday morning worship is too big to do this.  Contact Brenda Swanson or Pastor Matt about joining a small group.

HEALTHY CHURCH MESSAGE SERIES
Keeping your body healthy is difficult.  So is keeping a church healthy.  But no one wants to be part of a dysfunctional and unhealthy church.  The message series we are in looks at the key components to a “Healthy Church”, how it affects us, and what our role is to keep it this way.

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Next Activity: Feb 8, 6:30PM – Game Night at Church

Next Meeting — Feb 17, 5:30-7:30PM.  – Lesson: Telling the Story – Part 2″  Remember to do your homework!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Feb 8, Play and Learn, 10AM
Feb 8, Church Game Night, 6:30PM
Feb 10, Council Meeting, noon at Cerminaro’s
Feb 11, Diabetes Prevention Class, 1:00PM in Room #1
Feb 12, Book Club, 6:30PM at Bob Evens on Sternberg.
Feb 17, Communion Sunday
Feb 17, Seeker Small Group meets in Room #1 after church
Feb 17, Youth Group Meeting, 5:30 in the Fireside Room
Feb 23, Council Retreat
Feb 24, Pray For Muskegon

PRAYERS
Please join us in prayer for these requests.  This is the work of us ALL as the body of Christ!
“All is good!  Praise the Lord!”
Pray for Dave DeBoer who plans to visit Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique.  May the preparations go smoothly and the trip be profitable!
Pray for people struggling with depression and low self-worth.
Pray for our church leadership and the upcoming Council retreat.
Pray for upcoming court dates.
Pray for small groups which are forming.
Pray about the impacts to the community of the casino set to be built in Fruitport.
Pray for family members with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
Pray for adult-age family members who are making poor choices in their lives.  We care so much and it hurts!
Pray for Steve DuRose as he deals with back issues and pain.
Pray for healing of relationships and God’s peace to be the norm.
Pray for June Bishop’s mother-in-law who is in the hospital with several health issues.
Pray for Madelyn and Shaylee in their upcoming  trip to Florida.
Pray for Maria’s sister, Doris, who has issues with her kidneys.
Pray for our nation and the tensions within our government.
Praise God for his providing for the needs of our family members.
Praise God for the gift of life into families through adoption!
Pray for Doug & Sharon Bergman’s son, his wife Kelly, and her family at the passing of Kelly’s father last week.
Pray for Lilia DuRose’s niece in the Ukraine that she will come to know Jesus.
Pray for our new Director of Worship who God has prepared for Celebration.
Pray for Mike, Pastor Matt’s friend, who will be having surgery on his rotator cuff.
Praise God for lives being changed in Mozambique through Orphans Unlimited.
Pray for the new message series, “Healthy Church” for people to understand their role within Celebration to Know and Grow, Serve and Share.
Pray for Jim Ring who is still recuperating from Pneumonia.
Pray for Kim Rhodes’ 85 year old godmother in Texas with health issues.
Pray for June Bishop’s cousin who is in the hospital with fluid on her lungs.
Pray for loved ones who battle depression and suicidal thoughts.  May they know God and their family loves them still!
World Missions Prayers: PANAMA
Pray for Holy Spirit fire and truth among nominal Christians.
Pray for strong Christian impact on the multitude of nationalities passing through the Canal Zone.
Pray for professing Christians to exemplify righteous living at home and in the marketplace
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