4 Things to Know This Week at Celebration

1. LoveINC Beach Birthday Bash! – Saturday, Sept. 9, 10:00AM-3:00PM at Kruse Park.  It’s LoveINC’s 35th birthday and they’re having a Beach Birthday Bash!  There will be games and prizes, line dancing class (10-11), face painting , DJ (10-1), raffles (all day) special live music (1-3), and much more!  Lunch is served from 11:00 – 1:00 (tickets for lunch $25 family, $10 adults, $5 kids 3-12, 2 & under free). Tickets are available prior to the event at the Love INC office or on the day of the event.  It’s a day packed with fun for the whole family!  Help celebrate one of our local ministries!

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2. Student Ministry Kick-Off Luncheon, September 10, Noon – Calling all students and their parents!  Meet in the Fireside Room after church on September 10 after worship for lunch and talk about the upcoming year for our students.  This is an exciting time to be at Celebration! God has big plans for our students and we look to help them find it.

3. Upcoming Events

Sep. 1, Play to Learn Class, 10:00AM
Sep. 6, Baby Basics, 10:00AM.
Sep. 6, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM
Sep. 10, Student Ministries Luncheon—Parent Meeting
Sep. 10, Seeker Small Group Meets after church
Sep. 11, Council/Elder/Deacon Team Meetings
Sep. 17, Bring a Friend to Church Sunday
Sept. 24, Student Ministries Resumes for the fall!
Sep. 27, See You At The Pole
Sep. 29, Play to Learn Class, 10:00AM
Oct. 15, Annual Chili Cook-Off

4. Prayers
Global Focus: EL SALVADOR

  • Pray for evangelicals to maintain their spiritual fervor, cultivating a passion for reaching the lost and discipling others for service.
  • Pray for healing and reconciliation for those affected by the tragic wounds of a devastating civil war.
  • Pray for effective methods for reaching troubled youth, many of whom have turned to gangs and violence.
  • For the video and more info, go to http://prayercast.com/el-salvador.htmlImage result for prayer
Local Prayers:
  • Praise God for a successful surgery for Marilee Schut last week.  She is at home and doing well.
  • Praise God for those who feel great about who they are in Christ and what he is doing in their life!
  • Praise God for great adult leaders in the Sudent Ministry.
  • Pray for those carrying a great amount of guilt from the past.  May they find forgiveness from Jesus.  May they be bold to forgive themselves too.
  • Pray for the new pastors in the area.  May God bless them, their families, and their ministry to God’s people.
  • Pray for those want to foment racial trouble instead of building peace through hard conversations.
  • Pray for students who begin school next week.  May this be a great year for them!
  • Pray for Bev Rhodes, Paula Blohm and others who are battling cancer.
  • Praise God for the quick sale of Greg and Sandy Hazelmyer home!
  • Pray for soldiers deployed around the globe.  May God keep them safely in his hands.
  • Pray for family members who are sick or battling cancer.
  • Pray for those making bad decisions and not willing to stop.

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

www.celebrationmuskegon.org
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(231) 571-4137

3 Things to Know This Week at Celebration

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1. Quote for the Day – “There are a whole lot of people who are so freakin’ busy—they’ve so cluttered up their lives—they’re at their wits’ end. And if they’d only just stop for a minute, they could hear the God of the universe whisper to them, ‘I love you.'”  – Mike Yaconelli

2. Student Ministry Kick-Off Lunch, September 10, Noon – Calling all students and their parents!  Meet in the Fireside Room after church on September 10 after worship as we talk about the upcoming year for our students.  This is an exciting time to be at Celebration! God has big plans for them and we look to help them find it.

3. Upcoming Events
Aug. 23, Baby Basics, 10:00AM.
Aug. 23, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM
Sep. 10, Student Ministries—Parent Meeting
Sep. 11, Council/Elder/Deacon Team Meetings
Sept. 24, Student Ministries Resumes for the fall!
Sep. 27, See You At The Pole
Oct. 15, Annual Chili Cook-Off

3. Prayers
Focus: EGYPT
– Pray for a stable and trustworthy government to act in the interest of all its people.
– Pray for the Church to continue to overcome evil with divine forgiveness and love.
– Pray for Jesus to reveal Himself to an unprecedented number of Muslims disillusioned by Islamic State.
– For the video and more info, go to http://prayercast.com/egypt.html

Local Prayers:
– Thank you for your prayers for my family and I during our vacation.  I am almost fully recovered from a great trip and back into the groove.
– Pray for Sandy Ring and Suzy Cerminaro who have Pink Eye.
– Praise God for a successful surgery for Marilee Schut on Thursday.  She is at home and doing well.
– Praise God for those who feel great about who they are in Christ and what he is doing in their life!
– Praise God for great adult leaders in the Sudent Ministry.
– Pray for those carrying a great amount of guilt from the past.  May they find forgiveness from Jesus.  May they be bold to forgive themselves too.
– Pray for the new pastors in the area.  May God bless them, their families, and their ministry to God’s people.
– Pray for those want to foment racial trouble instead of building peace through hard conversations.
– Pray for students who begin school next week.  May this be a great year for them!
– Marilee Schut writes: Thank you all for your support for me at the passing of my dad recently and my recent surgery.
– Pray for Bev Rhodes who is battling cancer.
– Pray for Greg and Sandy Hazelmyer who are selling their home in North Muskegon to move to Lakeside.  May it be hassle-free.
– Pray for soldiers deployed around the globe.  May God keep them safely in his hands.
– Pray for family members who are sick or battling cancer.
– Pray for those in jail or prison.
– Pray for the fall startup of the youth ministries.  May we all help build up the children of our church to be all that God has called them to be!

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

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

3 Things to Know This Week at Celebration

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1. Student Ministry Kick-Off Lunch, September 10, Noon

 

Calling all students and their parents!  Meet in the Fireside Room after church on September 10 after worship as we talk about the upcoming year for our students.  This is an exciting time to be at Celebration! God has big plans for them and we look to help them find it.

2. Upcoming Events

 

 

 

 

 

  • Aug. 23, Baby Basics, 10:00AM.
  • Aug. 23, Women’s Bible Study
  • Sep. 10, Student Ministries—Parent Meeting
  • Sep. 11, Council/Elder/Deacon Team Meetings
  • Sept. 24, Student Ministries Resumes for the fall!
  • Sep. 27, See You At The Pole
  • Oct. 15, Annual Chili Cook-Off

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3. Prayers

Focus: Ecuador

  • This is a country which is dear to my heart due to getting to know so many of the good people there!  Pray for good things to come for them!

 

  • Pray for wise government leaders who are committed to justice and willing to address difficult social issues

 

  • Pray for a spiritual maturity in the church that roots out false teaching and embraces a heart for the less evangelized

 

  • Pray for effectively trained workers equipped for addressing both physical and spiritual poverty

Local Prayers:

  • Thank you for your prayers for my family and I during our vacation.  I am almost fully recovered from a great trip and back into the groove.
  • Kim Rhodes asks for prayers for Cathy Noom who had emergency open heart surger over the weekend.  She is doing better now.
  • Pray for Greg and Sandy Hazelmyer who are selling their home in North Muskegon to move to Lakeside.  May it be hassle-free.
  • Pray for soldiers deployed around the globe.  May God keep them safely in his hands.
  • Pray for family members who are sick or battling cancer.
  • Pray for those in jail or prison.
  • Pray for Marilee Schut who will have surgery on Thursday.
  • Pray for those who carry the pain of marriage betrayal and those who carry the guilt of betrayal.  May God lead them to forgiveness and freedom.
  • Pray for the fall startup of the youth ministries.  May we all help build up the children of our church to be all that God has called them to be!

Celebration Midweek – July 12

  1. WHIPPI DIP OUTING – The small group “Running With Scissors” is meeting at 5:30PM at the Whippi Dip on Pontaluna Road.  Bring all your stories from your summer adventures.  Hope to see you there!Image result for ice cream
  2. NURSERY TRAINING, July 23, 9:30AM – It is great to have so many kids in the nursery!  On Sunday, July 23, at 9:30AM, we will have church safety training and nursery orientation.  We will go over policies to keep kids safe as well as how we do this practically on Sundays.  Several have already signed up but other volunteers are welcome.
  3. PLAY TO LEARN CLASS RESUME, JULY 14, 10:00AM – This is our class with LoveINC which teaches parents to play and read with their children.  There is still room available in this class!  Contact Patty Lacy or Joy at LoveINC for more details (231) 777-3905.
  4. COMING EVENTS
  • July 14, Play to Learn Class resumes, 10:00AM at church.
  • July 19, Baby Basics, 10:00AM.
  • July 19, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM.  We continue in “1000 Gifts” by Ann Voskamp.
  • July 19, Wednesday Night Bible Study, 6:45PM.
  • July 19, Book Club, 6:30PM at Grand Traverse Pie Company.  The book will be  “Broken For You”  by Stephanie Kallos.
  • August 7, Council/Elder/Deacon Teams meet, 6:30PM
  • Aug. 9, Unity Fest Free Day, 5:00-10:00PM.

5. PRAYERS

Prayer Focus: The Czech Republic

  • Pray for a lifting of the spiritual heaviness that permeates a culture continuing to spiral downward into further darkness.
  • Pray for Czech youth to embrace fresh and creative expressions of Christian fellowship and discipleship.
  • Prayer for one million copies of a newly translated Czech Bible to be distributed among the Czech people.
  • For the video and more info, go to http://prayercast.com/czech-republic.html

Local Prayers:

  • Please pray for Eddie Anderson whose grandson Joel died in AZ on Monday.
  • Pray for Bill Essenberg at the passing of his mom last week.
  • Pray for those needing to forgive but are resisting it.
  • Pray for John Barrett’s brother who has cancer.
  • Pray for the Motorbike Team in Balama Mozambique which is expanding to new areas.  They are reaching up to 3,000 children each day with the gospel!  Also, pray for the 2 temporary orphan houses which are both nearing completion.  They hope to move the 14 abandoned children into those 2 homes sometime in August.
  • “I bring a praise report of thanks to Jesus!”
  • “I made a commitment to turn my life around and follow Jesus Christ!”
  • Pray for Marilee Schut’s father who is in hospice care and “failing”.
  • Pray for our country, our president daily.  May God bring healing and civility in discussions.
  • Eddie Anderson wrote: “There aren’t enough words to express our appreciation for the outpouring of love, food, and prayers from all the wonderful people at Celebration.  Thank you and God bless every one!”
  • Roger and Sheri Doctor’s friend, Rosalie is having open heart surgery in a week.  May God give peace and healing to her and her husband Tony.
  • Pray for the 3 new pastors in the Classis Muskegon churches.  May God bless them, their families, and their congregations.
  • Pray for students and adult leaders at the Muskegon SERVE Project this week hosted at Calvin Church.  May God give them all a great week!
  • Pray for those affected by the high winds last week.  May God give patience.
  • Praise God for a great time with the youth group on Sunday night.  Thanks to Mike and Connie for their generous hosting of the event!
  • Praise God for a good time with Pastor Ron on Sunday.
  • Pray for Micha who survived a self-inflicted gun shot to the head.
  • Praise God for our country where we have the freedom to worship Almighty God.
  • Praise God for those beginning a new journey with Jesus after a long time without him!
  • Pray for memorable family trips this summer.
  • Pray for healing and comfort for Lilia DuRose’s mom.
  • Pray for God to heal our land and bring us as a nation back to him.
  • Pray for those facing bleak financial situations.
  • Continue to pray for Wayne Kittle as he still is having balance issues.
  • Praise God for friends and family to get us through the tough times.
  • Pray for those who struggle with depression.
  • Pray for peace and loving relationships within families.
  • Pray for those who have lost jobs recently.
  • Pray for wisdom to seek God in all the changes in life
  • Pray for marriages which need God’s loving touch.
  • Pray for people in ministry to not grow weary in their work but look to God for strength.

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

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

Celebration Midweek – July 5

1. SUMMER HOT DOG ROAST – You are invited to join us for our annual Summer Hot Dog Roast immediately following our 10:30AM worship service. The church will be providing the hot dogs, condiments, table service, and beverages. Plan on bringing a yummy salad or dessert to share!  Hope to see you there!

2. 5TH SUNDAY WORSHIP – We are planning to have the Oasis children worship with their parents on months which have a 5th Sunday.  This gives both teachers and children a break.  We will have “Busy Bags” available if your child needs them.  We will also have a special time for the children during the service.

3. COMING EVENTS

July 5, Baby Basics, 10:00AM.

July 5, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM.  We continue in “1000 Gifts” by Ann Voskamp.

July 5, Wednesday Night Bible Study, 6:45PM.

July 9, Summer Hot Dog Roast after the morning worship.

July 9, Youth Group Event at Cerminaro’s, 6:00-8:30PM

July 10, Council/Elder/Deacon Teams meet, 6:30PM

July 14, Play to Learn Class resumes, 10:00AM at church.

July 19, Book Club, 6:30PM at Grand Traverse Pie Company.  The book will be  “Broken For You”  by Stephanie Kallos.

Aug. 9, Unity Fest Free Day, 5:00-10:00PM.

 

4. PRAYERS

Prayer Focus: Croatia

  • Pray for growing numbers of house churches to affect the grip of communism.
  • Pray for evangelism and discipleship of Cuban expatriates around the world.
  • Pray for more Bibles and other Christian resources to be made available to this thirsting nation.
  • For the video and more info, go to http://prayercast.com/cuba.html

Local Prayers:

  • Pray for Bill Essenberg at the passing of his mom this week.
  • Pray for those needing to forgive but are resisting it.
  • Pray for John Barrett’s brother who has cancer.
  • Praise God forGod’s work in Balama Mozambique where God used Brenda Lange to lead 10 young men to Jesus last week!
  • Pray for Micha who survived a self-inflicted gun shot to the head.
  • “Pray for me to hold on to my faith as I grive in the loss of my best friend.”
  • Pray for us all to always model Christ’s love for our children.
  • Pray for Jan Thompson who was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
  • Pray for God to bless marriages beginning this summer.
  • Praise God for our country where we have the freedom to worship Almighty God.
  • Praise God for Charlie Schmok’s arm is healing well.
  • Pray for grown children who are making poor choices.
  • Pray for Susan Schmoks’ daughter who is “returning to normal life after 10 years in the Navy.”
  • “Praise God for helping me through a tough week.”
  • Praise God for those beginning a new journey with Jesus after a long time without him!
  • Pray for rest for area pastors.
  • Pray for memorable family trips this summer.
  • Pray for healing and comfort for Lilia DuRose’s mom.
  • Pray for God to heal our land and bring us as a nation back to him.
  • Pray for those facing bleak financial situations.
  • Pray for those with incurable illnesses.
  • Continue to pray for Wayne Kittle as he still is having balance issues.
  • Praise God for friends and family to get us through the tough times.
  • Pray for healthy pregnancies.
  • Pray for our president and other governmental leaders.
  • Pray for the leadership of Celebration.
  • Pray for those who struggle with depression.
  • Pray for peace and loving relationships within families.
  • Pray for those who have lost jobs recently.
  • Pray for wisdom to seek God in all the changes in life
  • Pray for marriages which need God’s loving touch.
  • Pray for people in ministry to not grow weary in their work but look to God for strength.