A Message from Your Senior Pastor
Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
 
Most mornings my day begins with Psalm 95.

For centuries the people of God have recited Psalm 95 as a way to reconnect with God by worshiping, remembering, and listening.

The first stanza invites us to worship . The invitation is to consciously come before God and give thanks for all the goodness and loving-kindness God has shown us. To remember our blessings and to give thanks to the one from whom all blessings flow.

Come, let us sing to the Lord;
let us shout for joy to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving
and raise a loud shout to him with psalms.

The second stanza is an invitation to remember who God is. The Lord is God and King above all gods. God is the creator of heaven and earth; the One who shaped and holds all of creation in his hands.

For the Lord is a great God,
and a great King above all gods.
In his hand are the caverns of the earth,
and the heights of the hills are his also.
The sea is his, for he made it,
and his hands have molded the dry land.

The third stanza continues the invitation to remember who God is and who we are. It ends, however, with what may be the most important invitation of all, the invitation to listen for God’s voice.

Come, let us bow down, and bend the knee,
and kneel before the Lord our Maker.
For he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
Oh, that today you would hearken to his voice!

This is the essence of what it means to be one of God’s people. God’s people worship, remember, and listen.

My prayer for you today is that you will join us in worship at 10:00 a.m. for the livestream broadcast. I pray you will remember who God is; the one who has created you and redeemed you by the grace of Jesus Christ. And I pray you will listen for God’s voice so that you may discover how God wants the life of Christ to flow through you and into the world.

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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