A Message from Your Senior Pastor
Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!

It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s
light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into
thy hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. —Luke 23:44-46


Sisters and Brothers,

Today is Good Friday.

Today, the Lamb of God, the one who takes away the sin of the world, gave up his life for the world.

Today, God’s love for us is revealed in that, while we are yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Today, the one who was without sin became sin so that he might live his life through us.

Jesus final words were, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!”
Today, will you commit yourself to him?

Today, will you, for the first time or for the hundredth, commit yourself to the way of Christ, the way of sacrificial love?

Today, will you, as a sign of your gratitude for Christ’s great gift of salvation, give sacrificially of that which God has given you for the sake of others?

Today, will you let his last words be your prayer?

Father,
Into your hands I commit my spirit.
I commit myself to you
to live, work, and pray
as a member of the body in Christ.
I give myself body, mind, and spirit
to your service and the ministries to which you have called me.
Give me vision, give me courage, and give me joy,
that the world may believe that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to your eternal glory. Amen.

Grace & Peace,

Rev. Donnie Wilkinson
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 still worship from the comfort of home via our livestream 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.

STAY CONNECTED
You will continue to updated via emails like this one and can always refer to our website , Facebook page , and Instagram for more information.

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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