#thisisbroadway – June 22

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#ThisIsBroadway - Week of June 22, 2020

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Sunday's Children's Message

Ms. Carey Garafalo – Children’s Ministry Director
Shannon Meister – Lay Servant 

We Remain in the Red Phase

Broadway United Methodist Church met via an online Zoom room to review COVID-19 numbers for the area and make a decision to move ahead with yellow phase reopening.  At the present time those present were unanimous is the decision to remain closed to in-person gatherings.

During this week’s Monday Update, Rev. Alexis explains our current COVID-19 status and what it might look like when we move into the next phase.

We spend time in prayer offering the singing of Happy Birthday to all those who have celebrated in the past few months.

Sunday June 21, 2020
Rev. Alexis Johnson
Scripture:  Jeremiah 29:1-7

Artwork:  NEW ROOTS

Artist:  Lauren Wright Pittman

Sanctified Art “Unraveled” Worship Series

June 21, 2020 - Father's Day Prayer

Loving God, who formed us all in your image, we thank you today for the men that have lived into that image by being love.  For men who feed us, hold us and kiss our wounds, 
We give thanks to you, oh Lord. 

For the men blessed with the ability to raise the children they created, 
We give thanks to you, oh Lord. 

For the men blessed with the courage to raise children they adopted as their own,
We give thanks to you, oh Lord. 

For the men blessed with the ability to be a blessing to Children through teaching and volunteering, 
We give thanks to you, oh Lord.

For the men blessed with the wisdom to give their children a different future through adoption, 
We give thanks to you, oh Lord.  

Loving God, we give you thanks for your grace and mercy to those who are struggling for the men who feel distance from their children both physical and emotional,
Let them feel Your love. 

For the men who feel like they have failed as fathers,
Let them feel Your love.

For men who cannot father as they wish because of illness both physical and mental,
Let them feel Your love. 

For the men who long to be fathers that have not been able to do so,
Let them feel Your love. 

For the men who chose to terminate their parental rights, 
Let them feel Your love. 

For the men who are awaiting new life now, 
Let them feel Your love. 

For the men who have lost a child to death or estrangement
Let them feel Your love. 

Keep their names on our hearts this day and all days. Help them to grow closer to you to walk in faith and to live more fully into your image.  In Jesus name we pray.  Amen 

#thisisbroadway – June 15

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#thisisbroadway - Week of June 15, 2020

Monday Update

June 15, 2020
Rev. Mark Johnson

COVID19 STATUS - Red

We are currently in Red Status.  That means no in-person gathering are happening at Broadway.  We remain operating with essential staff and minimal partners meeting by permission only and with less than 10 persons per floor.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the area and begin the process of moving to Yellow Statuse as soon as we see a decline in COVID-19 cases for two consequtive weeks with Church Council consensus.

Children's Ministry Update

Ms. Carey and Ms. Shannon
June 17, 2020

Thursday Spiritual Practices

June 11, 2020
Rev. Alexis Johnson

#thisisbroadway – June 11

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#thisisbroadway - June 11, 2020

COVID19 STATUS - Red

We are currently in Red Status.  That means no in-person gathering are happening at Broadway.  We remain operating with essential staff and minimal partners meet with less than 10 persons per floor.

We continue to monitor the number of cases in the area and begin the process of moving to Yellow Statuse as soon as we see a decline in COVID-19 cases for two consequtive weeks and Church Council decison.

Monday Update and Prayer

June 8, 2020
Rev. Alexis Johnson

Faith in Motion Update

June 10, 2020
Carey Garafalo, Children’s Ministry Director

#thisisbroadway – May 21

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#thisisbroadway - May 22, 2020

COVID19 STATUS - Red

During this time we remaing closed to in-person gatherings.  We are keeping regular office hours of 9am-4pm Monday thru Thursday.  Pastors are available 12-7 pm Monday thru Thursday. We continue online worship and small groups

Beginning this week, our online worship will premiere at 9:30 am at Facebook.com/broadwayunitedmethodist.  We will alternate worship styles each week.  May 24th will be worship in contemporary style with guitar led praise and worship songs.

The video will remain in the video collection and will be available on our live page on Sunday morning.  Please be sure to let us know you are watching by leaving a Facebook comment or if watching at the website, completing the connection card.

Monday Update and Prayer

May 18, 2020
Rev. Alexis Johnson

Wednesday Update

May 20, 2020
Carey Garafalo, Children’s Ministry Director and volunteer kid, Shannon Meister

Good Friday

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Good Friday with Scripture and Song

CONDEMNATION

Luke 22:66-71

Verse 1: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

 

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

 

Verse 2: Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

 

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

DENIAL

Matthew 26:69-75

Verse 1: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

JUDGEMENT

Mark 15:1-5, 15

Verse 1: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble

CROWNING

John 19:1-12

Verse 1: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble

Verse 2: Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

The Death

Luke 23:26-49

Verse 1: Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

Verse 2: Were you there when they nailed him to the tree?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. 

Verse 5: Were you there when they laid him in the tomb?

Refrain: Oh! Sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble.

Prayer Requests

Did you know that Broadway has a email prayer chain?  If you would like to be added or if you have a request, please complete the form below.

Current Serice Opportunities

Lunch Distribution at Longfellow Elementary

Monday through Friday from  10:45 am – 1:00 pm.

Lunch servers needed to run sack lunches from kitchen staff to cars.  Fridays will include delivering weekend meal kits.

Click the button below to sign up.

Food Collection for Weekend Food Packs

Broadway will be a drop off location for Council Bluffs Schools weekend food pack donations.  Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 PM

The churches of Council Bluffs are linking arms to provide weekend meal kits for kids and families in the Council Bluffs Community School District. Our goal is to provide 1,000 meal kits each week during school closures due to the Coronavirus. Click the buttons below for all drop off locations and list of food items.

Maundy Thursday

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Maundy Thursday Live Scripture and Song

Invitation and Opening Hymn

LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU

Hymn:  Spirit of the Living God

Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me
Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me
Melt me – mold me – fill me – use me
Spirit of the living God fall afresh on me

Foot Washing

JOHN 13: 1-15

Hymn:  Jesu, Jesu

Refrain: Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love, show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

Verse 1: Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their feet, Master who acts as a slave to them.

Refrain

Verse 2: Neighbors are rich and poor, neighbors are black and white, neighbors are near and far away.

Refrain: 

Garden of Gethsemane

Scripture 1: Matthew 26:36-41    Scripture 2: Mark 14:43-46

Hymn: Go to Dark Gethsemane, UMH #290

Verse 1: Go to dark Gethsemane, ye that feel the tempter’s power Your Redeemer’s conflict see, watch with him one bitter hour. Turn not from his griefs away; learn of Jesus Christ to pray.

Verse 2: See him at the judgement hall, beaten, bound, reviled, arraigned; O the wormwood and the gall! O the pangs his soul sustained! Shun not suffering, shame, or loss; learn of Christ to bear the cross

Verse 3: Calvary’s mournful mountain climb; there, adoring at his feet, Mark that miracle of time, God’s own sacrifice complete. “It is finished!” hear him cry; learn of Jesus Christ to die.

Verse 4: Early hasten to the tomb where they laid his breathless clay;  All is solitude and gloom. Who has taken him away? Christ is risen! He meets our eyes; Savior, teach us so to rise.

Prayer Requests

Did you know that Broadway has a email prayer chain?  If you would like to be added or if you have a request, please complete the form below.

Current Serice Opportunities

Lunch Distribution at Longfellow Elementary

Monday through Friday from  10:45 am – 1:00 pm.

Lunch servers needed to run sack lunches from kitchen staff to cars.  Fridays will include delivering weekend meal kits.

Click the button below to sign up.

Food Collection for Weekend Food Packs

Broadway will be a drop off location for Council Bluffs Schools weekend food pack donations.  Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 PM

The churches of Council Bluffs are linking arms to provide weekend meal kits for kids and families in the Council Bluffs Community School District. Our goal is to provide 1,000 meal kits each week during school closures due to the Coronavirus. Click the buttons below for all drop off locations and list of food items.

March 25, 2020

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Monday Update

Rev. Alexis talks about living in the in between as we confront this new normal as a society and as a church. 

Wednesday Moment for Prayer

From the Sanctuary Rev. Alexis leads us in prayer for our world, our leaders, our health care professionals, our first responders and all who are continue working to provide essential needs.

Church Parenership Feeds Council Bluffs Children

Leaders from Council Bluffs churches explain the partnership with our school to distribute meals to children.

Prayer Requests

Did you know that Broadway has a email prayer chain?  If you would like to be added or if you have a request, please complete the form below.

Prayer Requests

Did you know that Broadway has a email prayer chain?  If you would like to be added or if you have a request, please complete the form below.

Current Serice Opportunities

Lunch Distribution at Longfellow Elementary

Monday through Friday from  10:45 am – 1:00 pm.

Lunch servers needed to run sack lunches from kitchen staff to cars.  Fridays will include delivering weekend meal kits.

Click the button below to sign up.

Food Collection for Weekend Food Packs

Broadway will be a drop off location for Council Bluffs Schools weekend food pack donations.  Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 PM

The churches of Council Bluffs are linking arms to provide weekend meal kits for kids and families in the Council Bluffs Community School District. Our goal is to provide 1,000 meal kits each week during school closures due to the Coronavirus. Click the buttons below for all drop off locations and list of food items.

March 23, 2020

Morning Check-In

Rev. Mark shares some ways the Johnsons have found to cope with this new reality

Rev. Alexis shares Sunday's Celebration of Ministry

Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests for us during this time, send us your request using the form below.  If you leave them as a comment live streaming on Facebook, please use only first names and DO NOT tag people.  You can let them know we prayed for them in private.

Current Serice Opportunities

Lunch Distribution at Longfellow Elementary

Monday through Friday from  10:45 am – 1:00 pm.

Lunch servers needed to run sack lunches from kitchen staff to cars.  Fridays will include delivering weekend meal kits.

Click the button below to sign up.

Food Collection for Weekend Food Packs

Broadway will be a drop off location for Council Bluffs Schools weekend food pack donations.  Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 PM

The churches of Council Bluffs are linking arms to provide weekend meal kits for kids and families in the Council Bluffs Community School District. Our goal is to provide 1,000 meal kits each week during school closures due to the Coronavirus. Click the buttons below for all drop off locations and list of food items.

March 20, 2020

Daily Update - Friday, March 20, 2020

Evening Check-in

Rev. Alexis asks us how we are coping with this new normal and shares a reading from Acts 2.  Stay to the end because Nehemiah pops in to say hi!

Live Worship

We will live stream our Sunday worship servies at  8:30 & 10:30 am Sunday.  Unfortunately, without have the equipment at home I am unable to work throught the process of lyrics and liturgy being shown with the video.  So, we have created Bulletins.  Click the button for the time you are watching to download.

Offering As An Act of Worship

If you would like to give during the offering, a) Text dollar amount to 84321.  Choose Broadway United Methodist Church from the list of churches and complete the information to set up an account and submit your gift or b) Visit our giving page for more ways to donate

Prayer Requests

If you have prayer requests to be lifted up during worship send us your request using the form below.  If you leave them as a comment live streaming on Facebook, please use only first names and DO NOT tag people.  You can let them know we prayed for them in private.

Current Serice Opportunities

Lunch Distribution at Longfellow Elementary

Monday through Friday from  10:45 am – 1:00 pm.

Lunch servers needed to run sack lunches from kitchen staff to cars.  Fridays will include delivering weekend meal kits.

Click the button below to sign up.

Food Collection for Weekend Food Packs

Broadway will be a drop off location for Council Bluffs Schools weekend food pack donations.  Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 PM

The churches of Council Bluffs are linking arms to provide weekend meal kits for kids and families in the Council Bluffs Community School District. Our goal is to provide 1,000 meal kits each week during school closures due to the Coronavirus. Click the buttons below for all drop off locations and list of food items.

March 19, 2020

Daily Update - Thursday March 19, 2020

Connecting in Isolation

Our Children’s Ministry Director, Carey and our Event Coordinator, Shannon explaing what their days are like during this time of being the church at a distance.

Current Serice Opportunities

Lunch Distribution at Longfellow Elementary

Monday through Friday from  10:45 am – 1:00 pm.

Lunch servers needed to run sack lunches from kitchen staff to cars.  Fridays will include delivering weekend meal kits.

Currently scheduling through March 31st but we expect this will be extended.  Sign up here.

There is a lot more happening and in the planning stage.  I hope we have more detail tomorrow.  Also, watch our live worship for updates.