Celebration Midweek – June 20

CLEAN UP NIGHT, THURSDAY, 6:00-8:30PM!
The workers have sanded all the walls but the dust has spread far and wide.  It’s time to clean up.  Join us THURSDAY NIGHT to help do some general cleaning for an hour or as long as you can give. Contact Dick DeBoer at 231-750-9566 if you have any questions.

YOUTH MINISTRIES DISC GOLF OUTING
Meet at Ross Park on Randall Road in Norton Shores on Wednesday, June 20!  Score cards will be provided but bring your own disc(s).   Contact Marc Baird if you don’t have any discs.  We’ll go to Frosty Oasis to finish the night right!  Bring a friend and money for ice cream.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 20, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
June 20, Youth Ministries Disc Golf Outing, 7:00-9:30PM
June 24, Pray for Muskegon
June 24, Youth Ministries Adult Leaders Meeting, Noon
June 25, Couples Small Group Bible Study, 6:30PM in the Fireside Room
July 1, Youth Ministries Mini-Golf
July 8, Communion Sunday
July 9, Council Meeting, 6:30PM at Cerminaro’s
July 13-14, Couples Small Group Retreat
July 13, Play to Learn Class resumes in the Fireside Room
Aug 8, Unity Fest- Day Zero

PRAYERS

  • Praise God for a successful double knee replacement for Roger Doctor.  Pray for him as he recovers at home.
  • “Pray for patience at work over the summer.”
  • Pray for Jim Ring who is at home recovering from a small stroke recently.
  • Pray for Mike Fairfield as he recovers at home from emergency stomach surgery.
  • Pray for those affected by the volcano eruptions in Guatamala.
  • Pray for children caught in the middle of divorces.
  • Pray for those with unpublicized medical issues.
  • Pray for those contemplating or planning on weddings soon.
  • Pray for those who will be residing in Muskegon on boats this summer.
  • Pray for those dealing with the scars of abuse.
  • Pray for those planning vacations over the summer months.
  • Pray for those looking for employment.
  • Pray for those “looking for a home church and follow God’s path in ministry”.
  • Pray for those who battle loneliness and depression.
  • Pray for those who feel alone in raising their kids.

World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR LEBANON
Pray for preservation of religious freedom.
Pray for Christians to commit to staying in the land in order to spread the gospel to their neighbors.
Pray for healing and forgiveness for those deeply wounded by the tragedy of war.
Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/lebanon.html]

 

3 Things to Know This Week at Celebration

MAKING AN IMPACT
I was asked to list the “action items” from the June 10 sermon (“Making an Impact” – Matthew 5:13-16) in the Wednesday email.  My hope is for you to find them helpful for the week!

  1. Be SALTY My Friend! (Simply be who God made you to be!)
  2. Ask God for OPPORTUNITIES where you can shine the light of Jesus!
  3. Bring HOPE wherever you go this week!

FATHER’S DAY LA-Z-BOY RAFFLE
We started a tradition a while ago to raffle off the use of a La-Z-boy chair during the Sunday morning service.  It has been great!  Invite a dad (or male over 18) on Sunday, June 17 to enter the raffle.  (Winners must be present at the time of the drawing.)

YOUTH MINISTRIES DISC GOLF OUTING
Meet at Ross Park on Randall Road in Norton Shores on Wednesday, June 20!  Score cards will be provided but bring your own disc(s).   Contact Marc Baird if you don’t have any discs.  We’ll go to Frosty Oasis to finish the night right!  Bring money for ice cream and a friend.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 15, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Fireside Room.
June 11, Couples Club meets in Fireside Room, 7:00PM
June 17, La-Z-Boy Chair Raffle during the worship service
June 17, Strawberry Shortcake Festival after church
June 19, Book Club, 6:30 at the Egg Roll House.
June 20, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside Room.
June 20, Youth Ministries Disc Golf Outing, 7:00-9:30PM
June 24, Pray for Muskegon
June 25, Couples Small Group Bible Study, 6:30PM in the Fireside Room
July 1, Youth Ministries Mini-Golf
July 9, Council Meeting, 6:30PM at Cerminaro’s
July 13-14, Couples Small Group Retreat

 

PRAYERS

  • Pray for Mike Fairfield as he recovers at home from emergency stomach surgery.
  • Praise God for dads who did the best they could and with whom we are quite proud!
  • Pray for Jim Ring who is at home recovering from a small stroke recently.
  • Pray for Roger Doctor who will have both knees replaced on Monday.
  • “Pray for good housing.”
  • Pray for Brenda Swanson as she recovers from her fractured fibula and feinting episodes last week.
  • Pray for those going through radiation treatments for prostate cancer.
  • Pray for those who battle loneliness and depression.
  • Pray for those who had fathers who didn’t meet expectations.  May our Heavenly Father bring healing.
  • Pray for those who feel alone in raising their kids.
  • “Pray for peace and healing.”
  • Pray for those still feeling the affects of the volcano eruptions in Guatamala.
  • Praise God for the safe travel of Dave DeBoer to Mozambique and his great reunion with friends.  May God bless him during his “assignments” while he is with Brenda and her team from Orphans Unlimited.
  • Pray for children caught in the middle of divorces.
  • Pray for those contemplating or planning on weddings soon.
  • Pray for those who will be residing in Muskegon on boats this summer.
  • Pray for those dealing with the scars of abuse.
  • Pray for those planning vacations over the summer months.
  • Pray for those looking for employment.

World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR LATVIA

  • Pray for harvest workers to embrace the younger generation before they follow in the footsteps of their atheistic ancestors.
  • Pray for despair and suicide to melt away before the hope of the Living God.
  • Pray for renewal and revival among lethargic churches filled with nominal believers.
  • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country http://prayercast.com/latvia.html

 

Celebration Midweek – June 6

FATHER’S DAY LA-Z-BOY RAFFLE
We started a tradition a while ago to raffle off the use of a La-Z-boy chair during the Sunday morning service.  It has been great!  Invite a dad (or male over 18) on Sunday, June 17 to enter the raffle.  (Winners must be present at the time of the drawing.)

BOOK CLUB
The next Book Club meeting will be on Tuesday, June 19 at 6:30PM at the Egg Roll House near the mall.    We’ll be reading “At the Water’s Edge” by Sara Gruen.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Join us on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:30AM for a trip through 1st Corinthians to study the many tangible issues dealt with in the 1st century and today in our world.  Hope to see you there!

YOUTH MINISTRIES DISC GOLF OUTING
Meet at Ross Park on Randall Road in Norton Shores on Wednesday, June 20!  Score cards will be provided but bring your own disc(s).   Contact Marc Baird if you don’t have any discs.  We’ll go to Frosty Oasis to finish the night right!  Bring money for ice cream and a friend.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 6, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside Room.
June 8, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Fireside Room.
June 10, Installation of new Elder during the worship service
June 10, Oasis Graduation during the worship service
June 10, Seekers Small Group at DuRoses
June 11, Transitional Council Meeting, 6:30PM
June 11, Couples Club meets in Fireside Room, 7:00PM
June 17, La-Z-Boy Chair Raffle during the worship service
June 17, Strawberry Shortcake Festival after church
June 19, Book Club, 6:30 at the Egg Roll House.
June 20, Youth Ministries Disc Golf Outing, 7:00-9:30PM
June 24, Pray for Muskegon

PRAYERS

  • Pray for Jim Ring as he is recovering at the Hackley Rehabilitation Center in Room 480S.
  • Pray for Brenda Swanson as she recovers from her fractured fibula last week.
  • Pray for the students graduating high school or colleges and the new chapter in their lives.
  • “Pray for patience at work over the summer.”
  • Pray for those affected by the volcano eruptions in Guatamala.
  • Praise God for the safe travel of Dave DeBoer to Mozambique and his great reunion with friends.  May God bless him during his “assignments” while he is with Brenda and her team from Orphans Unlimited.
  • Pray for children caught in the middle of divorces.
  • Praise God for a successful Dental Mission of Mercy at Calvin College last weekend.
  • Pray for those with unpublicized medical issues.
  • Pray for those contemplating or planning on weddings soon.
  • Pray for those who will be residing in Muskegon on boats this summer.
  • Pray for those dealing with the scars of abuse.
  • Pray for those planning vacations over the summer months.
  • Pray for those looking for employment.
  • Pray for Linda Workman who had back surgery recently.
  • Pray for those “looking for a home church and follow God’s path in ministry”.
World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR LAOS
  • Pray for house church leaders who are singled out as targets of persecution to persevere with grace.
  • Pray for Lao seekers to toss aside the social pressure to practice Buddhism and place their hope in the one true God.
  • Pray for believers to unashamedly proclaim the Gospel to their neighbors despite close government monitoring.
  • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/kuwait.html]

Celebration Midweek – May 30

Related imageFATHER’S DAY LA-Z-BOY RAFFLE
We started a tradition a while ago to raffle off the use of a La-Z-boy chair during the Sunday morning service.  It has been great!  Invite a dad (or male over 18) on June 17 to enter the raffle.  (Winners must be present at the time of the drawing.)

COUPLES GROUP BIBLE STUDY
We will be starting Andy Stanley’s study entitled, “TWISTING the TRUTH”on June 11. We will have 6 lessons to exposes some common ways God’s truth gets twisted. Each way has the potential to destroy relationships, cloud our decisions and distort our perception of Him.  ALSO, reserve July 14-15 for our retreat to the DeBoer’s cottage.  More details to come.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
Get ready for a trip through 1st Corinthians to study the many tangible issues dealt with in the 1st century and today in our world.  You are welcome to arrive at church June 6 at 10:00AM to sort clothes and make layettes for our Baby Basics ministry.  The Bible Study will begin at 10:30AM.  Hope to see you there!

Image result for Disc GolfYOUTH MINISTRIES DISC GOLF OUTING
Meet at Ross Park on Randall Road in Norton Shores on June 20!  Score cards will be provided but bring your own disc(s).   Contact Marc Baird if you don’t have any discs.  We’ll go to Frosty Oasis to finish the night right!  Bring money for ice cream and a friend.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
June 1, Play to Learn Class, 10AM in the Fireside Room.
June 6, Baby Basics, 10AM
June 6, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30 in Fireside Room.
June 11, Transitional Council Meeting, 6:30PM
June 17, Strawberry Shortcake Festival after church
June 19, Book Club, 6:30 at the Egg Roll House.    We’ll be reading “At the Water’s Edge” by Sara Gruen.
June 20, Youth Ministries Disc Golf Outing, 7:00-9:30PM
June 24, Pray for Muskegon

PRAYERS

  • Pray for those preparing for the Dental Mission of Mercy on this weekend at Calvin College.  Pray for the many volunteers and those who need the dental care.
  • Pray for those with unpublicized medical issues.
  • Pray for those contemplating or planning on weddings soon.
  • Pray for those who will be residing in Muskegon on boats this summer.
  • Pray for students getting bullied at school.
  • Pray for those dealing with the scars of abuse.
  • Pray for those planning vacations over the summer months.
  • Praise God for Brian Vredevoogd who was selected to serve as an elder.
  • Pray for those looking for employment.
  • Pray for Linda Workman who had back surgery recently.
  • Pray for those “looking for a home church and follow God’s path in ministry”.
World Missions Prayers: PRAY FOR KUWAIT
  • Pray for God to use His unlimited resources to make Himself known to Muslims.
  • Pray for the salvation of Kuwaitis studying in nations where the Gospel is openly proclaimed.
  • Pray for expatriate believers to be fearless speakers of truth.
  • Watch the Youtube video below to pray specifically for this country [http://prayercast.com/kuwait.html]