Celebration Midweek – May 9

PentecostPENTECOST SUNDAY
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.

Congregation-MeetingCONGREGATIONAL MEETING
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.


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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
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

PRAYERS

  • 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.
World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR KENYA
  • 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]

Celebration Midweek – May 9

OFFERING FOR SOLAR BIBLES
Sunday we collected $368 or Dave DeBoer to buy 10 Solar Bibles for his trip to Mozambique at the end of May!  For a country where half of the people cannot read the Bible, this audio Bible is important for ministry.  Dave is leaving to visit and work with our friend Brenda Lange with Orphans Unlimited.  We pray the Bibles will be useful in ministry for Brenda and her team. Great job Celebration!

CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
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.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 11, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Oasis Room.
May 14, Council/Elder/Deacon Team Meetings, 6:30PM in Fireside Room
May 16, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside 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
June 6, Baby Basics, 10AM
June 20, Youth Ministries Disc Golf Outing, 7:00-9:30PM
June 27, Communion Sunday

PRAYERS

  • Pray for the family of Howard Cole, Pastor Matt’s wrestling coach, who died last week.
  • 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 a quick sale of the Serene’s home!
  • Praise God for the great progress in Lynn Pluger’s recovery from her bone marrow transplant.  She should be released from the hospital this week!
  • Continue to pray for the construction at church and that we might use it well for God’s glory!
  • Pray for our Community Police Officer, Armando Alamillo.
  • Pray for people seeking employment.
  • Pray for world peace.  Really.
  • Praise God for good doctors visits!
  • Pray for students feeling anxiety and stress at school.
  • 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 Dave DeBoer’s brother Dave who is going in May to visit Brenda from Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique.
  • Pray for those who have been in a “spiritual valley” for a while with little hope in sight.
  • Pray for unity among Christians.
World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR KAZAKHSTAN
  • Pray for Kazakh Christians to seize opportunities to evangelize Central Asian immigrants.
  • Pray for heads of families to place their hope in Christ instead of in shamanistic practices.
  • Pray for well-trained, godly leaders despite most Bible schools and seminaries being closed.
  • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/kazakhstan.html]

 

3 BIG Things to Know This Week

PrayerDayNATION DAY OF PRAYER
We hope you will be able to participate in at least one of the prayer events.  We seek our God in prayer because it is not by our might or by our power but by God’s Spirit that God makes great things happen in our world (Zechariah 4:6).
Prayer Breakfast, 6:45AM at Maranatha Confrence Center.
Noon Rallies at: Muskegon County Building, Muskegon Christian School, and Musk. Hts.
Evening Prayer service, 7:00PM at Living Word Church on Wood Street.

OFFERING FOR SOLAR BIBLES
We will have envelopes for the Solar Bibles which Dave DeBoer will take to Mozambique at the end of May.  Dave is visiting our friend Brenda Lange with Orphans Unlimited.  Find out more about Solar Bibles at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyWJ9x_bs3Q

CalmYOUTH MINISTRIES YEAR-END PARTY
Students should meet at the Pastor Matt’s home at 1:00PM to close out the school year in style and look forward to a great summer togther.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 3, National Day of Prayer Events: Noon rallies, 7PM service
May 4, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Oasis Room.
May 6, Youth Ministries Year-End Party, 1:00-3:00PM at The Eburg’s
May 16, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside Room.
May 20, Congregational Meeting after church
June 6, Baby Basics, 10AM

PRAYERS

  • Pray for Lynn Pluger as she “installs” a new immune system.  Pray for Paul too with his work schedule and driving to GR to support  Lynn.
  • Pray for our Community Police Officer, Armando Alamillo.
  •  Pray for the Serene’s and their unsettled housing situation.
  • Pray for friends of Ray and Eddie Anderson in Arizona whose wife had multiple massive strokes.  The family has been called to visit her maybe for the last time.
  • Pray for Christina Teeples, friend of Jackie Knight, whose mom passed away last week.
  • Pray for people seeking summer employment.
  • Pray for Mike and Sharon who are seeking asylum.
  • Pray for world peace.  Really.
  • Praise God for good doctors visits!
  • Pray for Matthew DR and his prominent role in the Mona Shores Fiddlers.
  • Pray for students feeling anxiety and stress at school.
  • Pray for Scott’s mom who has cancer.  Be with all those who battle cancer.
  • Praise God for a successful surgery for Larry, Ray & Eddie Anderson’s friend.  He is cancer-free!
  • Praise God for allowing us to move forward with the new building construction.  Pray for the additional funds needed to complete the project.
  • Pray for those battling depression.
  • “Thanks for those who make coffee at church!”
  • 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 having financial difficulties due to poor choices or to “perfect storm” situations.
  • Pray for Dave DeBoer’s brother Dave who is going in May to visit Brenda from Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique.
  • Pray for those who have been in a “spiritual valley” for a while with little hope in sight.
  • Pray for unity among Christians.
    World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR JORDAN
  • Pray for current religious freedom to remain despite increasing pressure to suppress it.
  • Pray for Christianity to be held in high regard so that God’s work in this strategic part of the Middle East would not be thwarted.
  • Pray for the multitude of refugees who have crossed into Jordan to clearly hear the true gospel.
  • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/jordan.html]

Must Read Celebration News

18 Carnival18CELEBRATION CARNIVAL
So impressed with the Celebration Carnival on Saturday! Great job Julie Bytwerk and the crew!  Loved seeing Community Police Officer Armondo talking with everyone and handing out badges!  Can’t wait till next year!

5TH SUNDAY = NO OASIS
There will be no OASIS this Sunday for children ages kindergarten through 4th grade.  There will be “Busy Bags” available if needed.

18 Apr - Wall04.jpgBUILDING PROJECT!
Two things: 1) Stay tuned for ways you can be involved in the construction or just helping to beautify the building. 2) Also, funds are still needed to complete the project.  Remember to get your pledges in.  Thanks.

BabyBasics2BABY BASICS MINISTRY
Baby Basics will restart on Wednesday, May 2nd, at 10am.  After working on gifts for an hour, we will go to the Muskegon Pregnancy Services for a tour, short film and lunch. We’ll be bringing some of our pillowcase gifts along to be given to the girls on completion of their Life Plan Program. We are excited to be working with this organization as well as Love Inc.  Please let Sue DeBoer know if you can come.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study will start, again, on May16th. We’ll use the apostle Paul’s letter to the Corinthians in search of answers on how to get along with one another. Workbooks are on the way. Please consider joining us for this informal time as we learn and grow together.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Apr 27, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Oasis Room.
Apr 29, Small Group Leaders Meeting, Noon
Apr 30, Youth Ministries Adult Leaders Meeting, 7:00PM at church
May 2, Baby Basics, 10AM
May 3, National Day of Prayer Events: Noon rallies, 7PM service
May 6, Youth Ministries Year-End Party, 6:00PM in Fireside Room
May 16, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside Room.
May 20, Congregational Meeting after church
NOTE: The Wild Game Dinner has been postponed to Fall due to construction.

PRAYERSAnniversary

  • Pray for Mike Straley who fell Sunday at church.  He is at home but has a broken nose and is in a little pain.
  • Pray for Matthew DR and his prominent role in the Mona Shores Fiddlers.
  • Pray for students feeling anxiety and stress at school.
  • Pray for Scott’s mom who has cancer.  Be with all those who battle cancer.
  • Praise God for a successful surgery for Larry, Ray & Eddie Anderson’s friend.  He is cancer-free!
  • Pray for Lynn Pluger’s bone marrow transplant today, Wednesday April 25, and the long road of recovery.
  • Praise God for allowing us to move forward with the new building construction.  Pray for the additional funds needed to complete the project.
  • “I am so thankful for so many caring and thankful people at Celebration.”
  • Pray for those battling bad habits in their lives.
  • Pray for those battling depression.
  • “Thanks for those who make coffee at church!”
  • Pray for Annette going through a rehab center again. May God give her all she needs for it to be successful.
  • Praise God that Makenna will not need more surgeries!
  • Pray for the leadership of Celebration.
  • Praise God for a wonderful carnival this past Saturday!  May God us it to help us impact our area for him!
  • Pray for those with unspoken medical issues.
  • Pray for those who have unsatisfying jobs.
  • Pray for new efforts to reach those who don’t know Jesus…yet.
  • Pray for those having financial difficulties due to poor choices or to “perfect storm” situations.
  • Pray for Dave DeBoer’s brother Dave who is going in May to visit Brenda from Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique.
  • Pray for those who have been in a “spiritual valley” for a while with little hope in sight.
  • Pray for unity among Christians.
    World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR JAPAN
  • Pray for the Gospel to take root in Japanese culture and no longer be perceived as a western religion.
  • Pray for drifting, over-worked, and anxious youth to find freedom in Christ.
  • Pray for the unity of God’s Spirit to demolish barriers dividing the 120 different denominations.
  • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/japan.html]



Pastor Matt Eenigenburg
Celebration Community Church
1260 W. Sherman Blvd.
Muskegon, MI 49441

www.celebrationmuskegon.org
Like us on Facebook!
(231) 571-4137

3 BIG Things to Know at Celebration this Week

2018 Carnival - PromoCELEBRATION CARNIVAL
Make sure you invite a friend to join you at the Carnival this Saturday, April 21 from 1-3PM.  We enclosed a flyer you can give to your friend! Text Julie Bytwerk at (231) 286-9770 or Sharon at  231-730-2768 to help at one of the booths!  Drop off donations for the carnival on Friday between 4-8PM.

18 Apr - Wall02

PATIENCE NEEDED!
We appreciate construction only AFTER it is completed.  Well, we are in the middle of construction at Celebration!  YAY!  In the meantime, there will be some inconveniences to overcome.  Thanks for being patient over the next few months.

BabyBasics2BABY BASICS MINISTRY
Baby Basics will restart on Wednesday, May 2nd, at 10am.  After working on gifts for an hour, we will go to the Muskegon Pregnancy Services for a tour, short film and lunch. We’ll be bringing some of our pillowcase gifts along to be given to the girls on completion of their Life Plan Program. We are excited to be working with this organization as well as Love Inc.  Please let Sue DeBoer know if you can come.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Apr 20, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Oasis Room.
Apr 21, Annual Celebration Carnival, 1-3PM.  $2 admission.
Apr 22, Youth Ministries Meeting, 6:00PM in Fireside Room.
Apr 24, Pray for Muskegon
NOTE: The Wild Game Dinner has been postponed due to construction.

god-hears-prayerPRAYERS

  • Pray for those with personal medical issues.
  • Pray for those who have unsatisfying jobs.
  • Pray for new efforts to reach those who don’t know Jesus…yet.
  • Prayer for Lynn Pluger who is at Butterworth Hospital awaiting her upcoming Bone Marrow Transplant.
  • Praise God Patti Lacy’s friend Emma doesn’t have leukemia but a weird blood infection.
  • Pray for those having financial difficulties due to poor choices or to “perfect storm” situations.
  • Pray for a friend of Anna Strouse who is in Mercy Hospital with heart issues.
  • Praise God for the golfball-sized tumor removed from Jenny Merritt was non-cancerous!  She will have a few more tests to rule out cancer.
  • Pray for Wayne Kittle and his mobility issues.
  • Pray for Lacey Hentschel in the upcoming doctor visits regarding possible surgeries for Makenna.
  • Pray for Larry and Nancy, friends of Ray and Eddie Anderson.  Larry has stage 4 cancer.
  • Pray for Wayne Kittle’s landlord, Mary Lou, who was in a serious car accident.
  • Pray for Dave DeBoer’s brother Dave who is going in May to visit Brenda from Orphans Unlimited in Mozambique.
  • Pray for those who have been in a “spiritual valley” for a while with little hope in sight.
  • Praise God for those willing to surrender their pain and heartbreaks to Jesus.
  • Praise God for the small victories in life when we feel defeated so often.
  • Pray for family and friends who do not know Jesus.
    World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR JAMAICA
    • Pray for repentance and deeper commitment from the predominantly Christian population.

    • Pray for professing Rastafarians to come to a full knowledge of Jesus Christ.

    • Pray for effective cooperation among the many Christian organizations already established in country.

    • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/jamaica.html]

       


      Pastor Matt Eenigenburg
      Celebration Community Church
      1260 W. Sherman Blvd.
      Muskegon, MI 49441

      www.celebrationmuskegon.org
      Like us on Facebook!
      (231) 571-4137