A Message from Your Senior Pastor
Alleluia! Christ Is Risen!
Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!


Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
 
The dawning of Easter is the dawning of a new reality.

The grief and sorrow of death now gives way to the joy and elation of resurrection.

Sin and alienation from God is replaced and overcome with forgiveness and reconciliation.

The Forty Days of Lent have passed, and the Great Fifty Days of Easter have begun.

One of the traditions of the church I love is the recitation of the Pascha Nostra every morning during Eastertide.

The Pascha Nostra is a hymn from the Book of Common Prayer that plumbs the depth and implications of Christ’s Resurrection for us by stitching together three passages of Scripture: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8; Romans 6:9-11; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22.

In the daily emails this coming week, we will spend time meditating on the staggering and life changing claims we discover in it.

Today, I invite you simply to pray these words of Scripture and allow them to prepare your heart and mind for worship.

Alleluia.
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed for us;
therefore let us keep the feast,
Not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil,
but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Alleluia.
Christ being raised from the dead will never die again;
death no longer has dominion over him.
The death that he died, he died to sin, once for all;
but the life he lives, he lives to God
So also consider yourself dead to sin,
and alive to God in Jesus Christ our Lord. Alleluia.
Christ has been raised from the dead,
the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.
For since by a man came death,
by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead.
For as in Adam all die,
so also in Christ shall all be made alive. Alleluia.

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson


PS: This morning , I hope you will join your church family in celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on our livestream at 10:00 a.m. We have beautiful service planned for you.
How We Can Best Love Each Other
PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
If you or a family member is sick, may have been directly exposed to the virus, or have traveled to a high-alert area (currently South Korea, Iran, Italy, Japan), please follow the CDC guidelines and refrain from attending public events during the 14-day incubation period.

WORSHIP
While meetings on campus are suspended, please worship with us online via our livestream on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES AND SMALL GROUPS
Adult Sunday School classes and small groups are invited to continue the church-wide study of The Covenant: A Lenten Journey . The self-guided curriculum can be found here . You can do this study with your family from the comfort of your kitchen table.

CONGREGATIONAL CARE
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Please use this form if you have additional questions about Broadmoor United Methodist’s response to the coronavirus. You can also call Mary Saltzman at 225-924-6269.

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