A Message from Your Senior Pastor
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

This morning we all awoke to a new reality. 

And at the same time, we also awoke to an unchanging and everlasting reality. A reality I was reminded of when I read Psalm 117 this morning. 

O praise the Lord, all you nations  
praise him, all you peoples.  
 
For great is his steadfast love toward us,  
and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.   
 
Alleluia.    
  
Even though the world has dramatically changed in the last few days the psalmist reminds us of two things that never change: God’s love and God’s faithfulness. 
  
God’s steadfast love toward us is so great that he has promised over and over again to “ never leave us nor forsake us .” (Deuteronomy 31:6) In these days of social distancing, even though you may be feeling isolated and alone, you are not alone. God is with us. God is with you. God’s steadfast love will give you the strength, courage, wisdom, and peace you need to make it through these days because God is faithful. 
  
Today is the birthday of one of the great hymn writers of the 19th Century, Fanny Crosby. Blind from the age of six weeks old she nevertheless deeply and intimately knew God’s steadfast love and faithfulness for herself. 
  
It is out of her experience of God’s steadfast love and faithfulness that she wrote one of her most famous hymns, Blessed Assurance. 
  
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine  
O, what a foretaste of glory divine  
Heir of salvation, purchase of God  
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood  
This is my story, this is my song  
Praising my Savior all the day long  
This is my story, this is my song  
Praising my Savior all the day long  
Perfect submission, all is at rest  
I in my Savior am happy and blessed  
Watching and waiting, looking above  
Filled with His goodness, lost in His love  
This is my story, this is my song  
Praising my Savior all the day long  
This is my story, this is my song  
Praising my Savior all the day long  
 
What would it look like for you to face the coming days with the blessed assurance that Jesus is yours?  
  
What would it look like for you, as someone who can indeed say “Jesus is mine,” to face the coming days like the psalmist, with a song of God’s steadfast love and faithfulness on your lips?  
  
What will be your story and song of praise for our Savior be today? 

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson
Help Us Continue Our Ministry
Even though our campus is closed, the ministry of Broadmoor United Methodist is still moving forward.

We are worshiping on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. via livestream , caring for our congregation through prayers and phone calls, feeding those in need at Red Stick Together, and helping parents minister to their children in this unprecedented time.

During this time, we ask that you please continue to give your tithes and offerings as an expression of love and gratitude to God for his many gifts and to support the ministries of your church. While this is a time of adjustment for us all, the church still needs your financial support, which makes our ministry possible.

There are three ways you can give safely at this time :

1. Text BROADMOORFAITH to 73256

2. Give online here

3. Mail your gift to the church, 10230 Mollylea Dr.,
Baton Rouge, LA 70815


You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. (2 Corinthians 9:11)
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, you can worship from the comfort of your home 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
Our congregational care team remains committed to offering excellent care to our congregation but is suspending in-person visits to hospitals and nursing homes. If you get sick, have a death in the family, or have another emergency, please call the church office at 225-924-6269 and follow the prompts to leave a message for the pastor on call.

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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HOW YOU CAN HELP PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
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