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Let everything that has breath PRAISE the LORD this Summer!
(Psalm 150:6)
Celebrating the coming of the Holy Spirit into our lives & into our church.
The Spirit of God will teach us, guide us, empower us and help us walk in the ways of God and His son Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
 

July 5, 2020 – Sunday Worship Service – “Celebrating Prayer with the Pentecost Church”

Announcement
May God’s Grace and Blessings be upon our church as
we share excitement in coming back to worship at church
Sunday July 12, 2020 
Worship options
in-person at Church
at 9:30 a.m.
 
Join On-Line at 9:30 or anytime!
 
If you have any of the following, you are encouraged to stay home and join us in worshiping God by viewing the Worship Service live on-line from home. This is to protect yourself and others (practicing Love God, Love your neighbors as you Love yourself).
 
Please Do Not Come to Church if…
  • you are sick, you are having symptoms
  • you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 virus
  • you are vulnerable to Covid-19 virus     all those who have risk factors (age, health conditions, etc.)   
  • you are not comfortable or able to wear a mask at all times
 
Safety Practices  Come to Church if…
  • Social distancing (6 feet or 2 arm lengths) will be practiced
  • mandatory mask wearing
  • We will need to limit attendance to 50% capacity
 
 
Please note: Sunday July 5th, worship service will be on-line only. 
                        Sunday July 12th returning to in-person worship at church  
                       (both on-line (live streaming) and in-person worship at 9:30 available)
 
Please pray for Our church leadership as we continue praying for our unity as God’s people and guidance in discernment for decision making going forward. Also pray with us for God’s blessings protection, safety and health over every individual that belongs to Brookdale Covenant Church’s family.
May God’s presence and peace and blessings be to you all! 
 
The tragic death of George Floyd: 

A word of lament from NWC Superintendent Mark R. Stromberg
 
Dear Northwest Conference Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus,
 
There are moments when it is difficult to know what to say as leaders. Many of us find ourselves in such a moment as we try to comprehend the terrible circumstance that led to the senseless taking of George Floyd’s life in Minneapolis just two days ago. And this, following the heinous murder of Ahmaud Arbery in recent weeks. And the life before that … and the one before that …
 
Yes, it is hard to know what to say. After all, words are just words if not followed up by actions.
 
However, to say nothing can also be understood to be saying something, even if unintended. Therefore, this tragic loss of life and the injustice these recent events illustrate cannot be ignored or explained away. Actually, these have never been things to explain away, though sometimes some of us may have tried to do so.
 
What will it take before we fall on our knees before God and plead for forgiveness? How long will it take? We can no longer say that it is always the “other guy” who is responsible for these reprehensible deeds. For even as we bear responsibility for the nailing of Jesus to the tree, we bear responsibility as part of “Adam’s race” for the dehumanization and mistreatment of others for whom Christ died; for those we are called to love.
 
I know that I am not alone in feeling heart-sick today, but also feeling a bit helpless. I don’t always know where to turn to or what to do with my thoughts or feelings, lest I do or say something that adds further pain, though unintended. However, on behalf of all of us on the Northwest Conference staff, I express deep sorrow for the pain and dismay that our sisters and brothers of color are experiencing as we know that these are both deeply felt and justified.
 
We also cannot continue to say that we are “in It together,” unless we are also willing to be in “all of it together.” Our togetherness cannot only remain so long as it serves our own self-interest, without regard to how it is impacting those we claim to love. After all, we are reminded in Scripture that when one part of the body suffers, we all suffer. Or do we?
 
Personally, I am sorry for not suffering enough alongside those of you that do. I am sorry for the blatant disregard of those in our own communities that have not been given equal treatment or respect as men and women, boys and girls created in the image of God and the nobility that suggests. I am especially sorry for the burdens born by our African-American sisters and brothers at this time, though this is nothing new … just more of the same … tragically.
 
We have to do more, and we have to do better as the people of God.
 
Merciful Lord, we are weak but You are strong. We are burdened with grief; our hearts are heavy, our spirits are crushed. Be our strength in times of weakness. Be our shelter from the storm. Be especially near and dear to our African-American sisters and brothers on this day as they feel the weight of this latest tragedy most acutely. Be their rock and shield. Forgive the rest of us for the times we have turned a blind eye to the injustices facing so many in communities of color. Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. AMEN.
 
Mark R. Stromberg,
NWC Superintendent
 
 
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CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS

 
Dear Brookdale friends,
Update on how we are handling Coronavirus 
Our highest priority continues to be the spiritual and physical health and safety for you, our church family, God’s church family and the community both locally and globally during these times of uncertainty and need to take precautions about COVID-19. f

Join us online!
While we can not meet in person, this does not mean taking a break from church! We as a church are offering our sermon messages online. We will setup up live-streaming of Worship for the upcoming Sunday at 10:30am.

Church Leadership is Actively Planning
Guidelines a Safe Come Back to Church
In light of global precautions and directions from leading health and government authorities effective immediately, all church activities, gatherings are postponed until further notice.
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  • Sunday Worship
           Worship together online (10:30am Sundays!

           All public gatherings Postponed for health safety

  • Wednesday Night    
              All activities & dinner Postponed for health safety
         
  • Weekday Groups (Daytime & Evening)
              All gatherings at church Postponed until further notice
             Some Small Groups meeting via Zoom
             – Contact church if questions 763.535-6305
Do You Need Prayer       
We are here for you and deeply desire to pray with you. If you are in need of prayer please Contact church at 763.535-6305
 
 
All-Church Email Update 
If you do not receive the all-church weekly email update, you can request to be added. Contact church at 763.535-6305
 

 

Spiritual Confidence & Peace in Christ
Let’s keep strong together with a spiritual posture in faith and positivism as Christ followers. For many, the spread of this virus has caused fear and anxiety. Scripture is clear that God has given us a spirit of power, love, and calm mind not fear. Our leadership team prayer is that we would unify to sense peace in Christ’s love in the midst of these circumstances. This does not mean we should be careless or reactionary; rather, may we work together to serve our church and community in a way that demonstrates trust in our God who is always in control and hears our prayer. 

 

Prayerfully with Christ’s love,
Brookdale Covenant Church Leadership Staff

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Why do believers prioritize giving to God?
Giving is our compelling response to the gospel of the Lord Jesus, based on faith in God as Provider.
(
2 Corinthians 9:6-10)
 
Prayer is Powerful
because God Loves Us!
We pray
God’s inner peace and wisdom upon you all, as you make decisions, navigate disruptions, and lead others to trust deeply in God’s faithfulness to protect us and all people during this critical time.
 
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”.
(Romans 15:13)
in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
amen.

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