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

© 2017 Edgewood Assembly of God

For the latest information about Coronavirus in Maryland https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

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

(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.