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(All Church Services are Online Only during Covid-19, Sundays at 10:30am & Wednesdays at 7pm all other activities are cancelled until further notice.)

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(8/17/20)
Edgewood Assembly Family,


This evening I received a call that Gabe Adkins, who attended church yesterday, was tested this morning, and this evening the results confirmed he is positive for Coronavirus.

Let’s be the church, Pray for Gabe, that his symptoms don’t increase and that he will experience a full and quick healing. Also pray for David, Robin and the rest of their family, as they will all be tested in the next couple days and are praying for negative results.

If you have a temperature or any symptoms of sickness or coronavirus at all, please consider being tested and please let us know, so we can pray and otherwise appropriately respond in order to keep our church family as safe as possible.

SO...

We will need to be online only for this Wednesday & Sunday, and all church events will be cancelled, (or moved to online only, if applicable) until Sunday, August 30th. 

We will keep you posted and let you know if there are further details to communicate. God is faithful and as we heard on Sunday - Let’s keep our eyes on Jesus and not on the storm. Let’s trust God and not fear! God is faithful!

- Pastor Brook


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(8/1/20)
Good Evening Edgewood Assembly Family,

I wanted to reach out to let you know that we have a schedule change for tomorrow, Sunday, August 2nd that we need to let you know about. A couple hours ago, we were informed that a family who attends the Spanish Church, which meets in the small Sanctuary in our facility on Sunday afternoons, has tested positive for Covid- 19. There is no evidence that any of our people were exposed at any time, due to the fact that they meet in a different side of the building and use different entrances and exits and we aren’t in the building at the same time. We are simply taking extra precautions in order to be as careful and safe as possible. Each week the building has been thoroughly disinfected and we will continue to do so to keep things clean and safe. Therefore, tomorrow, Sunday August 2nd, our facility will be closed and we invite you to join us online for our Online Only service at 10:30am.

Also, our Small Group Workshop will be online only as well, but will go on as planned at 4pm. Please stay safe and join us praying for the family with Covid in the Spanish church as well as for our church family and community at this time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. We hope you’ll join us in the morning on Facebook or YouTube or our church website (edgewoodag.org) at 10:30am.


Thanks,
Pastor Brook

 

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(7/1/20)
Edgewood Assembly details about Moving back inside on Sundays:

After much prayer and careful consideration including the guidelines of government officials, it has been decided that Edgewood Assembly will begin meeting again for our Sunday morning services, in person in our Sanctuary on Sunday, July 12th. We are taking many steps to help prevent the transmission of Covid-19, and following the guidance our governmental leaders and medical professionals.

We care about your health and safety.  If you are in a high-risk group, we understand if you choose to continue attending and worshipping with us online at this time.

If you are sick, have a fever, present any signs of cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in contact with anyone who has had COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please stay home.

Prior to your arrival, our facility has been cleaned, disinfected and stocked with supplies, so that we’re well prepared for you.

When you arrive on Sunday morning, July 12th, you will be greeted by Parking Lot workers, who will direct our Senior Citizens and those requiring special assistance around to the Sanctuary Parking lot (adjacent to shopping center), where there will be a designated entrance, in order to minimize exposure. All others attending will be directed to park in the front parking lot near the office entrance (Edgewood Road) and enter the Sanctuary at the breezeway entrance.

Masks will be required for all attendees, over age 5, except for those on the stage, during service (worship or speaker). If you don’t have a mask or forget yours, we will provide you one when you arrive.

Ushers seat you. Our Sanctuary has been reset to allow for social distancing. Please comply with our ushers instructions to ensure we all stay safe.

Sanitizer and Handwashing- We will have hand sanitizer available at several points around the room and entrances, as well as, hand soap available in the restrooms for frequent washing of hands.

No Physical Contact- We will encourage no physical contact including hugs, shaking hands, etc. Instead we should wave, nod, and converse at a safe distance.

We will not distribute printed materials. No bulletins, or paper sign ups, etc. during this time. However, offering envelopes, and materials for our kids including coloring sheets, and kids lesson materials will be available for those who choose to use them.

We will not pass offering plates. We encourage you to consider giving online, through our website, by text message, or we will also have Offering Boxes available if you prefer to give at our Sunday services.

What about Kids? During this time, we will not be offering kids church or nursery. However, each Sunday service will include special fun interactive elements for kids, so feel free to bring your whole family! We understand you kids may be noisy – we don’t mind! When your child becomes upset or disruptive, we just ask that, if you need to, you consider stepping out for a few moments until they are calmed. We’re excited to see you AND your kids in church!

We will not open the whole facility. At this time, in order to keep everyone safe and make sure everything stays clean, we are limiting this opening to our Sanctuary space including the Sanctuary restrooms. The Multi-purpose room, Education wing and Small Sanctuary will remain closed during our services.

We will only have Sunday Morning services inside at this time. All additional services and ministries will remain online or meeting in small groups outside, on a case-by-case basis until further notice.

We are continually praying and assessing how to best reopen and get things back to normal, but we realize that this will be a process.  We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we will update as things progress and as changes are appropriate.

God is faithful, and we trust Him!

Thanks,
Pastor Brook Hicks



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(6/17/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:

PRAYER:
(Comfort)
- McDowell family
- Gladys, Cynthia Wickenheiser’s friend, hostility from her neighbors. Pray for safety and protection.
- Roger, Elaine Butler’s cousin- passed away
- Roger Mangue- Mother passed away

(Physical)
- Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
- Bob Mech (physical)
- Mike Dixon (praying for healing)

- Pat & Harry Straub- Pat (knee), Harry (Arm swelling & brain tumor)
- Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments).
Trusting God to heal her.
- Mary Phelps had a bone marrow scan (cancer concerns)
- Victory (V.)- Deloris’ granddaughter (white blood cell levels)
- Morgan, 34 yo. with colon cancer.
- Friend of Cantler family- Richard Sanchez is a 16-year-old who was just diagnosed with leukemia.
- Bonnie G’s neighbor Irvin, is undergoing chemo treatments, he is thankful for our prayers. He is a believer and is encouraged for our prayers.
- Bill, Phil Jones’ brother (cancer)
- Alma Harris, Cheryl Fields’ sister, is elderly and sick. Needs healing.
- Leonard Whittenberg, Cheryl Fields’ nephew, he has stage 4 prostate cancer. He is coming home to MD to die. Please pray for his salvation.
- Marie & Daryl Port, Cheryl Fields’ friends. Daryl is sick & Marie is exhausted from caring for him.
- Erin Fitzpatrick’s-  doc. appointment for possible skin cancer
- Elaine Butler, cataract surgery TODAY June 17th
- Rosalind- Covid test (negative) & leg operation (THIS FRIDAY- 19th)
- Evangelyn Hernandez (sciatic nerve pain) improving

(Direction)
- Smeltzer’s- Prayers for help in getting Jack into a specialized school for his dyslexia. Pray for financial aid and open doors.
- Malik (Roz) - Custody battle, pray for wise decisions to be made.

(Ongoing)
- Brenda & Sharon’s brother Dwight Spears in the Philippines & all our missionaries.
- Nancy Smith (physical)
- Phyllis Stanley (physical)
- Ann Cox (leg & dizziness)
- Sharon Spears (foot)

(Coronavirus)
- Those who are sick with Coronavirus
- people who are unemployed and struggling with claims or finances
- families of school kids struggling to educate online in this season
- Essential Workers, Medical Workers & First Responders..

- Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!

(Leadership)
- Church Leadership
- Pray for our Leaders, President, Governor, etc.

God’s Will & Wisdom in our church moving forward!

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(5/27/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:

PRAISE
Greg Mundis home!
Janis Rivers- good report!

PRAYER
Comfort
- Ravi Zacharias’ family
- McDowell’s family (as Kathy passed away recently)
- Jorge, friend of Robin & David Adkins passed away. Please pray for his family.
- Diana Jennings- their family lost a cousin and an uncle recently to cancer. Please pray for comfort.
- Linda- Sandy McCarty’s sister-in-law passed away. Pray for comfort & salvation for family members.
- Gladys, Cynthia Wickenheiser’s friend, hostility from her neighbors. Pray for safety and protection.

Physical
- Gail Griffin’s - Uncle Willie passed & his wife was in the ER yesterday. Please pray for healing and for comfort for this family.
- Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
- Bob Mech (physical)
- Mike Dixon (praying for healing)

- Pat & Harry Straub- Pat (knee), Harry (Arm swelling & brain tumor)
- Dick- friend of Secret’s (blood clot)
- Rose- friend of Secret’s (trach)
- Roger Kregar (pacemaker)
- Roger, Elaine Butler’s cousin (cancer & Kidney failure)
- Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments), finished 7th treatment. Trusting God to heal her.
- Mary Phelps (cancer is in remission)
- Victory (V.)- Deloris’ granddaughter (white blood cell levels)
- Morgan, 34 yo. with colon cancer.
- Friend of Cantler family- Richard Sanchez is a 16-year-old who was just diagnosed with leukemia.
- John- Allen Smeltzer’s brother, is having issues with his blood sugar and kidney stones. Pray for resolution or healing.
- Paula- Connie Oetken’s friend has a lot of health issues and needs physical healing.

- Bonnie G’s neighbor Irvin, is undergoing chemo treatments, he is thankful for our prayers. He is a believer and is encouraged for our prayers.
- Ashleigh & David, friends of Bonnie G, need healing in their marriage
- Larry Campbell, Brenda’s husband (gout)
- Pray for Wiggie, whose mother had a stroke - Darlene Secret
- Josie, Beverly’s Granddaughter (broken foot)
- Bill, Phil Jones’ brother (cancer)
- Rachel- Marie L’s granddaughter working in nursing home
- Rosalind- Covid test & leg operation (June 5 & 12)
- Evangelyn Hernandez (sciatic nerve pain)

Direction:
- Smeltzer’s- Prayers for help in getting Jack into a specialized school for his dyslexia. Pray for financial aid and open doors.

Ongoing
- Brenda & Sharon’s brother Dwight Spears in the Philippines & all our missionaries.
- Nancy Smith (physical)
- Phyllis Stanley (physical)
- Ann Cox (leg & dizziness)
- Sharon Spears (foot)

Coronavirus
- Those who are sick with Coronavirus
- people who are unemployed and struggling with claims or finances
- families of school kids struggling to educate online in this season
Essential Workers, Medical Workers & First Responders..
- Health Care & hospital workers & first responders,
Cristina Dixon, Abner Hernandez & others.
- Forest Hill nursing home and ALL Nursing Home residents & staff.
- Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)

- Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!

Leadership
- Church Leadership
- Pray for our Leaders, President, Governor, etc.

God’s Will & Wisdom in our church moving forward!

 

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(5/15/20)


Edgewood Assembly Service Update,

 

As of today at 5pm, Maryland is starting phase 1 of reopening. In this phase churches can meet at 50% capacity, or outdoors, with safety and distancing protocols in place.

As things are beginning to open up and the Stay at Home Order has been lifted, we realize that for many this is a great relief and for many others, this may seem too soon. We are trying to use wisdom and caution in how to begin to meet together again as a church family so for the remainder of the month of May you can join us for worship in one of three ways.

 

1. IN YOUR CAR- We will be holding our Sunday worship services outside. You can drive in and listen from your car through a FM radio station. You can be at church but maintain your safety by staying in your car.

 

2. OUTDOORS IN A CHAIR- If you’d like to, you can bring chairs or we will have attendants ready to set up our folding chairs for your household in a way that complies with the social distancing guidelines.

 

3. ONLINE- We will continue to live stream our services on Facebook, the church website and YouTube, so those who choose to stay home, can stay connected and view services from the safety and comfort of your home.


We know and expect that each person and family will need to make decisions and plan according to their situations and using great caution and wisdom. We want you to know we understand that completely!

 

Some additional guidelines if you choose to join us this Sunday at the church:

-Restrooms will be accessible in the Education hallway as needed, but the rest of
            the building will remain closed at this time.

-Households will need to sit together and maintain a seven foot distance from
            others not living in their home.

-Unfortunately this means no hugging, handshakes or physical contact.

-We will have designated offering boxes, we will not be passing the offering
            plates around.

-While we are not able to have Kids Church or Nursery during this time, we are a
            family church, our services will be family services! We will have a short kids
            lesson during the service geared especially for our Edgewood kids! Please feel
            free to bring crayons, coloring sheets, snacks or others items for your kiddos!

 


We realize some of protocols may seem strange but we are following them so we will be able to hold these outdoor services and eventually regular services. The safety of all of our members is important so please help us by complying with these guidelines during our services!


At this point Sunday morning services will be the only time we’ll gather in person. Wednesday Prayer Call, Wednesday Night service, the Friday night youth Zoom meeting, will continue as they have been as a conference call and online. All other activities will remain paused at this time. We will communicate any changes!


So, if you feel comfortable, we’ll see you on Sunday, if not, we’ll catch you online and we’ll see you soon! We love you all and are praying for you and will continue to believe God for complete freedom and eradication from Covid-19 very soon!


Serving You,
Pastor Brook

 


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(5/13/20)

Here are some current prayer needs and updates:

PRAYER
Comfort
- McDowell’s family (as Kathy passed away recently)
- Kyle, 33 yo son of Elaine, who works with Bonnie Gardiner, passed away from cancer last week.
- Jorge, friend of Robin & David Adkins passed away. Please pray for his family.
- Diana Jennings- their family lost a cousin and an uncle this past week to cancer. Please pray for comfort.
- Linda- Sandy McCarty’s sister-in-law passed away. Pray for comfort & salvation for family members.
- Stephanie Ehrlich’s friend Michael, lost his father to Covid-19 last week. Pray for comfort

Physical
- Gail Griffin’s Aunt Melba (fell) & Parents (dementia)
- Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
- Bob Mech (physical)
- Mike Dixon (praying for healing)
- Tony Keyes- Tiesha Gring’s cousin (diabetes, foot amputation)
- Mary- Frank Secret’s sister (physical)
- Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments)
- Mary Phelps (cancer is in remission)
- Victory (V.)- Deloris’ granddaughter (white blood cell levels)
- Morgan, 34 yo. with colon cancer.
- Friend of Cantler family- Richard Sanchez is a 16-year-old who was just diagnosed with leukemia.
- Jack Smeltzer- recovering and healing
- John- Allen Smeltzer’s brother, is having issues with his blood sugar and kidney stones. Pray for resolution or healing.
- Paula- Connie Oetken’s friend has a lot of health issues and needs physical healing.

- Bonnie G’s neighbor Irvin, is undergoing chemo treatments
- Ashleigh & David, friends of Bonnie G, need healing in their marriage
- Sharon Spears - doctor appt. about her foot today
- Bill Leasure- doctor appt. follow up today

Ongoing
- Brenda & Sharon’s brother Dwight Spears in the Philippines & all our missionaries.
- Nancy Smith (physical)
- Phyllis Stanley (physical)
- Ann Cox (leg & dizziness)
- Sharon Spears (foot)

Coronavirus
- Donna Ridgely’s cousin George (in TX has CV)
- Donna Ridgely’s neighbors parents, John & Becky have (CV)
- Alex & John- Britnie Gardiner’s friends (coronavirus)
- Jerry Torbert’s Nephew, family & old neighbor (have coronavirus)

- people who are unemployed and struggling with claims or finances
- families of school kids struggling to educate online in this season

Essential Workers, Medical Workers & First Responders..
- Health Care & hospital workers & first responders,
Cristina Dixon, Abner Hernandez & others.
- Forest Hill nursing home and ALL Nursing Home residents & staff.
- Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)

- Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!

Leadership
- Church Leadership
- Pray for our Leaders, President, Governor, etc.

God’s Will & Wisdom in our church moving forward!

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(5/6/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:

PRAISE
- Greg Mundis, Tom Carpenter, Ron Maddux & other Missionaries (CV) improving!!
- Bill Leasure, is home!
- Anthony Wickenheiser (allergic reaction), improving!

PRAYER
Emergency

- Friend of Cantler family- Richard Sanchez is a 16-year-old who was just diagnosed with leukemia.
- Linda- Sandy McCarty’s sister-in-law has terminal cancer. Pray for healing and salvation.

Comfort
- Kathy McDowell’s family (she passed away recently)
- Richard & Joy Thompson (Richard’s father passed away this week)
- Kyle, 33 yo son of Elaine, who works with Bonnie Gardiner, passed away from cancer last week.
- Cynthia’s cousin, from Florida passed away.
- Ben, Kathy Stanley’s family member in his 30s passed away. Please pray for family.
- Jorge, friend of Robin & David Adkins passed away. Please pray for his family.

Physical
- Gail Griffin’s Aunt Melba - fell down the stairs, broken wrists
- Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
- Bob Mech (physical)
- Mike Dixon (praying for healing)
- Tony Keyes- Tiesha Gring’s cousin (diabetes, foot amputation)
- Mary- Frank Secret’s sister (physical)
- Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments)
- Mary Phelps (cancer is in remission)
- Victory (V.)- Deloris’ granddaughter (white blood cell levels)
- Morgan, 34 yo. with colon cancer.
- Jack Smeltzer- recovering and healing

- Bonnie G’s neighbor Irvin, is undergoing chemo treatments
- Ashleigh & David, friends of Bonnie G, need healing in their marriage

Ongoing
- Brenda & Sharon’s brother Dwight Spears in the Philippines & all our missionaries.
- Nancy Smith (physical)
- Phyllis Stanley (physical)
- Ann Cox (leg & dizziness)
- Sharon Spears (foot)

Coronavirus
- Local Kohls Warehouse (closed because an employee has CV)
- Donna Ridgely’s cousin George (in TX has CV)
- Alex & John- Britnie Gardiner’s friends (coronavirus)
- Jerry Torbert’s Nephew, family & old neighbor (have coronavirus)
- people who are unemployed and struggling with claims or finances
- families of school kids struggling to educate online in this season
Essential Workers, Medical Workers & First Responders..
- Health Care & hospital workers & first responders,
Cristina Dixon, Abner Hernandez & others.
- Forest Hill nursing home and ALL Nursing Home residents & staff.
- Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)

- Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!

Leadership
- Church Leadership
- Pray for our Leaders, President, Governor, etc.

God’s Will & Wisdom in our church moving forward!

 

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(4/29/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:

PRAISE
Greg Mundis, Tom Carpenter, Ron Maddux & other Missionaries (CV) improving!!
8yo Nicholas- neighbor of Herbert & Merrie Hicks- brain tumor was benign!!

PRAYER
Emergency
- Bill Leasure (physical)- taken by ambulance last week
- Courtney’s sister’s father-in-law, perforated bowel, had emergency surgery and desperately needs God to touch him.
- Ben, Kathy Stanley’s family member in his 30s. He is sick and needs prayer.

- Friend of Cantler family- Richard Sanchez is a 16 year old who was just diagnosed with leukemia.
- Linda- Sandy McCarty’s sister-in-law has terminal cancer. Pray for healing and salvation.

Comfort
- Kathy McDowell’s family (she passed away recently)
- Richard & Joy Thompson (Richard’s father passed away this week)
- Kyle, 33 yo son of Elaine, who works with Bonnie Gardiner, passed away from cancer last week.
- Cynthia’s cousin, from Florida passed away.

Physical
- Gail Griffin’s Aunt Melba - fell down the stairs, broken wrists
- Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
- Bob Mech (physical)
- Mike Dixon (praying for healing)
- Tony Keyes- Tiesha Gring’s cousin (diabetes, foot amputation)
- Mary- Frank Secret’s sister (physical)
- Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments)
- Mary Phelps (cancer is in remission)
- Victory (V.)- Deloris’ granddaughter (white blood cell levels)
- Morgan, 34 yo. with colon cancer.
- Evan Ridgely- sick
- Jack Smeltzer- sick

Ongoing
- Brenda & Sharon’s brother Dwight Spears in the Philippines & all our missionaries.
- Nancy Smith (physical)
- Phyllis Stanley (physical)
- Ann Cox (leg & dizziness)
- Sharon Spears (foot)

Coronavirus
- Donna Ridgely’s cousin George (in TX has CV)
- Christina & her mother- friend of Nancy Bennett (has CV)
- Alex & John- Britnie Gardiner’s friends (coronavirus)
- Jerry Torbert’s Nephew, family & old neighbor (have coronavirus)
Essential Workers & First Responders..
- Health Care & hospital workers & first responders,
Cristina Dixon, Abner Hernandez & others.
- Forest Hill nursing home and ALL Nursing Home residents & staff.
- Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)

- Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!

Leadership
- Church Leadership
- Pray for our Leaders, President, Governor, etc.

God’s Will & Wisdom in our church moving forward!

 

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(4/15/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:
PRAISE!!
Anita Arrao (blood pressure issues doing better!)
Phyllis Stanley’s granddaughter in NY (has CV doing better!)
Sheila Morgan- friend of Marie Lake (physical) improving!
Joshua- Phil & Betty Jones’ grandson (strep throat) healed
Phil & Betty Jones are feeling much better!
8yo Nicholas- neighbor of Herbert & Merrie Hicks (tumor) surgery went well. He is home.
PRAYER
Kathy McDowell’s family (she passed away Tuesday evening)
Richard & Joy Thompson (Richard’s father passed away this week)
Gail Griffin’s Aunt Melba - fell down the stairs, broken wrists
Donna Ridgely’s cousin George (in TX has CV)
Christina & her mother- friend of Nancy Bennett (has CV)
Greg Mundis, Tom Carpenter, Ron Maddux & other Missionaries (CV) Alex & John- Britnie Gardiner’s friends (coronavirus)
Jerry Torbert’s Nephew, family & old neighbor (have coronavirus)
Brenda & Sharon’s brother Dwight Spears in the Philippines
Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
Bill Leasure (physical)
Bob Mech (physical)
Wendy Snyder (physical)
Mike Dixon (praying for healing)
Tony Keyes- Tiesha Gring’s cousin (diabetes, foot amputation)
Mary- Frank Secret’s sister (physical)
Judy Blackburn- friend of Bill Leasure (physical need - back)
Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments)
Ashley & Matt- friends of Bonnie Gardiner (marital healing)
Kyle, 33 yo son of Elaine, who works with Bonnie Gardiner, passed away from cancer this week.
Shelly, Bonnie Gardiner’s sister in law is home recovering from back surgery last week.
Dave- Ann Cox’s boss (physical- gout)
V.- Deloris’ granddaughter (cancer treatments)
Nancy Smith (physical)
Phyllis Stanley (physical)
Pray for our Leaders, President, Governor, etc.
Health Care & hospital workers & first responders
Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)
Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!


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(4/8/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:
PRAISE!!
Mary Phelps (cancer in Remission!!)
Erin Fitzpatrick (good report!!)

PRAYER
Pastors & families & Church
Gail Griffin (one year since her husband, Dale’s passing)
Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
Bill Oetken’s son in law’s brother (passed away Monday morning)
Bill Leasure (physical)
Sharon Spears- foot (doc appointment today)
Christina & her mother- friend of Nancy Bennett (has CV)
Anita Arrao (blood pressure issues)
Kathy McDowell (physical- heart rhythm)
Phyllis Stanley’s granddaughter in NY (has CV)
Bob Mech (physical- procedure yesterday on arteries in leg)
Wendy Snyder (physical)
Mike Dixon (praying for healing)
Tony Keyes- Tiesha Gring’s cousin (diabetes, foot amputation)
Jerry Torbert’s Nephew, family & old neighbor (have coronavirus)
Greg Mundis, Tom Carpenter, Ron Maddux & other Missionaries (CV)
Mary- Frank Secret’s sister (physical)
Sheila Morgan- friend of Marie Lake (physical)
Cynthia Wickenheiser & Dixie England (allergies)
Sue- Pastor Tracy’s sister-in-law, coworker at Nursing Home Tested for Coronavirus
Joshua- Phil & Betty Jones’ grandson (strep throat)
Tiesha Gring (daycare & husband)
Sarde’ Fields- (physical)
Judy Blackburn- friend of Bill Leasure (physical need - back)
Pat- friend of Bonnie Gardiner (cancer treatments)
Ashley & Matt- friends of Bonnie Gardiner (healing)
Dave- Ann Cox’s boss (physical- gout)
8yo Nicholas- neighbor of Herbert & Merrie Hicks (tumor)
Alex & John- Britnie Gardiner’s friends (coronavirus)
V.- Deloris’ granddaughter (fever & cancer treatments)
Nancy Smith (physical)
Ann Cox (physical)
Phyllis Stanley (physical)
Health Care & hospital workers & first responders
Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)
Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!

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(4/1/20)
Here are some current prayer needs and updates:
Gail Griffin (pray for her to have the ability to help take care of her parents)
Charles Miller (at home still recovering)
Phil Jones (improving, still needs continued prayer)
Mary Phelps (physical- in cancer treatment)
Kathy McDowell (physical- heart rhythm)
Bob Mech (physical- in cancer treatment)
Wendy Snyder (physical)
Mike Dixon (praying for healing)
Tony Keyes- Tiesha Gring’s cousin (diabetes, foot amputation)
Nancy Smith- (physcial)
Jerry Torbert’s Nephew & family (have coronavirus)
Bill Parks (passing of Joyce)
Greg Mundis, Tom Carpenter, Ron Maddux & other Missionaries (CV)
Sick- alone in the hospital
Healthcare & Hospital Workers
Mary- Frank Secret’s sister (physical)
Sheila Morgan- friend of Marie Lake (physical)
Elaine Butler- (physical- eyes)
Dixie England- (physical- knee)

Erin Fitzpatirck (physical)
Job losses and stress and anxiety and fear in this season
Lamont Dorman’s family- (Cheryl Fields cousin passed from heart attack)
Sue- Pastor Tracy’s sister-in-law, coworker at Nursing Home Tested for Coronavirus
Joshua- Phil & Betty Jones’ grandson (strep throat)
Tiesha Gring (reopening her daycare for essential workers)
Brian Hide- Deloris’ friend (severe heart attack)
Truck Drivers, Delivery personnel, Grocery & Food Service workers, etc. (Herbert Hicks, Allen Smeltzer, Bill Oetken)
Coronavirus to be cured and eradicated completely!


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(3/18/20)

Each Wednesday, 
Prayer Conference Call at 10am
To join, dial 1-646-558-8656, and
              enter meeting ID: 368 969 2537

In case you missed it, please remember the following prayer needs:
Krissy Cox (physical need- strep throat)
Gail Griffin (physical need- knee surgery)
Charles Miller (physical need- in hospital)
Bill Leasure (physical need- kidneys, etc)
Phil Jones (physical need- heart & medications)
Mary Phelps (physical- in cancer treatment)
Kathy McDowell (physical- heart rhythm)
Bob Mech (physical- in cancer treatment)
Wendy Snyder (physical & other needs)

PRAYER POINTS:

1) Pray for God’s Healing Power to bring healing to those who are sick.
2) Pray for Medical professionals, safety and effectiveness in treating those who are sick.
3) Pray for Missionaries and their families.
4) Pray for the Church to seize ministry opportunities.5) Pray for an awareness of the coming of the Lord.


Isaiah 26:1-5 

26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
We have a strong city;
    God makes salvation
    its walls and ramparts.
2 Open the gates
    that the righteous nation may enter,
    the nation that keeps faith.
You will keep in perfect peace
    those whose minds are steadfast,
    because they trust in you.

4 Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.
5 He humbles those who dwell on high,
    he lays the lofty city low;
he levels it to the ground
    and casts it down to the dust.

Philippians 4:4-7 
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

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Edgewood Assembly Update
(3/17/2020)

Hello folks,
We wanted to reach out to further communicate with you all about our response to the Coronavirus outbreak.


With the updates and executive orders that have been communicated by Governor Hogan, President Trump and the Center for Disease Control, stating that for the next 15 days or through March 31st, 2020 there should be no gatherings of over 10 people in any facility regardless of facility type or make up. We believe it is appropriate and right for us to cancel all church events happening through the end of March 2020. We do however plan to live steam or post services on Facebook Live on Sundays and Wednesdays at the normal times of 10:30am and 7pm respectively.

Our church website (www.edgewoodag.org) is where you can find the most up to date info, such as announcements and bulletin information etc.

We are also asking our church family to reach out to encourage and support one another during this time. Please consider contacting a fellow church family member as you see fit, in an effort to help serve and uplift our church family during this unprecedented time. If there is anyone needing necessities such as groceries, etc., please let me know and we will do our best to help.

We also plan to cancel our Community Easter Egg Hunt, because as it stands, if on April 1st, life gets back to normal, we will be only days away from the event and we believe that’s too soon to gather a large crowd and hold a successful outreach event. However, instead of this outreach, we will find impactful ways to utilize the resources to reach our community in the upcoming months.

We are also closing the church office during these two weeks, as Vi, Cathy and myself work from home. Anyone needing to contact the church should email (info@edgewoodag.org) or call (410-676-4455) and leave a message. Emails and voicemail messages will be checked and responded to on a regular and timely basis.

Decisions, like these are very difficult to make and it truly feels that no matter what decision is made in regard to cancelling or holding services, there are still nay-sayers. We believe it is our responsibility to look after the spiritual and physical well-being of our members and our community and that is exactly why these are the right decisions to make. Not easy, but right.

Pray Hard, stay healthy and we hope to see you all on Facebook soon!


Thank you for your support and help,

Pastor Brook



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How to BE the Church Right Now (click to print)
Edgewood Assembly (3/15/2020)

Be Kind. To everyone you encounter. You are likely to encounter people who are fearful, confused or panicked, so notice those around you, show kindness and share the love of God.

Check on Neighbors.
Reach out to those considered “at risk” and people with underlying health issues. If you are going out or going shopping, consider checking to see if you can get anything for them.

If YOU Need help.
If you’re at risk, elderly or have underlying health issues and are in need of help, including groceries during this time, please let us know. This is a time of family being family and serving one another. Contact us at info@edgewoodag.org, or 410-676-4455.


PRAYER POINTS:
1) Pray for God’s Healing Power to bring healing to those who are sick.
2) Pray for Medical professionals, safety and effectiveness in treating those who are sick.
3) Pray for Missionaries and their families.
4) Pray for the Church to seize ministry opportunities.
5) Pray for an awareness of the coming of the Lord.


ONLINE SERVICES & INFO:
We will be streaming messages on our church Facebook page (Edgewood Assembly of God Church). Here’s how to find it and watch.
1) go to our church website (www.edgewoodag.org)
2) click on the - VIDEO SERMONS Watch Online, button
3) scroll down and click on Facebook Live, button
4) scroll to find live video feed


KEEP IN TOUCH:
Edgewood Assembly
Mail: 803 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, MD 21040
Email: info@edgewoodag.org
Phone: (410) 676-4455
Facebook: Edgewood Assembly of God Church


GIVING:
Online Giving:
- Go to our church website (www.edgewoodag.org)
- Click the (Online Giving) tab
- Complete the form and submit to give online
(or)

Text to give:
- Send a text message with the amount (whole dollars) example fifty dollars, is 50, etc. to the phone number 443-764-8884.
- You will get a response message that asks you to enter info to set up your account.
- Follow the link and submit to give.

(or)
Mail:
- Mail checks to the church, Edgewood Assembly, 803 Edgewood Road, Edgewood, MD 21040


Community Resources:
Harford County Public Schools - for information about free meals for school children during the shutdown contact (HCPS.org), 410-809-6065.


Epicenter- Epic Day Camp, open now, for childcare during school shutdown, contact (Epicenteratedgewood.com) 443-981-3742.


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(3/13/20)

Hi folks, I wanted to reach out to share some Edgewood Assembly schedule updates with you.

Wisdom demands that we continually discern the information at hand and that we act, first being led by God, then secondly by heeding wise counsel and sound judgement. We are not led by fear, we are choosing to use wisdom and be responsible. As we consider how to best do this in our church family, we will be canceling a few of our upcoming events, in an effort to mitigate social exposure and risk, as best we can.

 

We WILL HAVE SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE at 10:30am

 

The following events are cancelled:
-Saturday Men’s Breakfast (scheduled for tomorrow- March 14th) cancelled.

-Sunday Morning Prayer meeting cancelled.
-Sunday School and Coffee & Donuts on Sunday cancelled.
-Sunday’s “Night of Worship” cancelled.

Future services, and events will be considered on an ongoing basis, and we will communicate updates as quickly as possible!

Pray Hard, Stay Healthy and We’ll see you all Sunday at 10:30am.

Pastor Brook

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(3/12/20)

We WILL participate in tomorrow’s Health Fair and Food Give a Way at Epicenter, but we encourage those who feel they are at risk, or who have underlying health concerns to please consider sitting this one out for precautionary reasons.

We WILL have our Men’s Breakfast on Saturday morning at 8:30am.
We WILL also maintain our normal Sunday worship schedule.
In addition, we plan to go ahead with our Night of Worship, this Sunday Evening at 6pm.

YOUTH CON, (youth trip scheduled for next weekend, March 20-21st HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Moving forward, other events and services will be evaluated on an ongoing basis as new information and updates become available. Any changes to our schedule and events will be communicated in a timely manner. However we have no plans for additional cancellations or changes at this point.


Let’s be the church and be the people of God, as we…
Love God, Love Others, Serve the World

- Pastor Brook

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(3/12/20)

Hello Edgewood Assembly Family,

I wanted to take a moment to address the COVID-19 pandemic that we are currently experiencing. This issue is constantly changing and developing as new information is made available on a daily, sometimes hourly basis, we will be as proactive as possible in communicating updates and important information. We choose to live in faith and not be ruled by fear. However we also want to use wisdom and follow the guidelines set by local, state and federal officials.
 
1) We ask you to Pray. Pray for our community! Also, pray for the many people and families who have already been affected with this sickness already. Pray also for doctors and medical professionals to be protected and effective in treating and stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

2) We ask you to Wash & Sanitize. Hand sanitizer has been and will continue to be available in many locations around our facility. Wall mounted stations are available in addition to bottle dispensers which are at each entrance and exit. Everyone is still strongly encouraged to wash hands regularly at any of our restrooms throughout the facility, where soap is in ample supply.

3) We are focused on Sanitization and Cleanliness. We are disinfecting high traffic and highly touched areas, including railings, faucets, doors & doorknobs, the water fountain and any other surfaces. We are also now serving coffee and donuts instead of a self-serve station on Sundays and Wednesdays.  

4) We have encouraged Personal Space & Social Distance. We have stopped our “Meet and Greet” interaction portion of our service indefinitely. We are also instructing our greeters not to shake hands or hug, but instead to offer a warm, friendly greeting without physical contact. Don’t be offended if someone doesn’t want to shake hands, be understanding and accommodating.

5) You are encouraged to Stay Home if you’re not well or if you decide to be cautious. If you feel sick, have a fever, a cough, shortness of breath, any symptoms that could be contagious, or if you have a compromised immune system we strongly suggest you stay home and not attend Edgewood Assembly services or gatherings until you are cleared by a physician. This is the right action and is the most compassionate, respectful and practical way to protect yourself and others.

 

6) Don't judge. Each person and family is unique and may handle this situation differently. When it comes to the way others handle things, give them space to decide what is best for them or their family without passing judgement about it. Some may decide to join us for service and some may decide to practice more caution and stay home. We understand both and pray for God’s guidance and wisdom and safety to rest upon you as you make such decisions for your family. Whatever decisions you believe are best, we support you.
 

7) Be the church. During this difficult and stressful time, we have a great opportunity to share the peace and love of Jesus! We as believers have a future and a hope, we have a peace that passes understanding! We are here “for such a time as this” our community is our mission field now more than ever! Therefore, consider checking in on neighbors with a phone call or a text message. Encourage those who may be discouraged or afraid. Share your favorite scripture, pray with people via text message or even over the phone.
 

Edgewood Assembly of God
803 Edgewood Road
Edgewood, MD 21040
(410) 676-4455

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