News and Events for Week of 17 August

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124:8

Photos from Pastor Matthew’s final service are posted on ESUMC’s Facebook page –

Sunday Morning Worship on 23/8 –You may attend worship in-person at the church or join online via Zoom.
Lectionary Readings for Sunday – This Sunday’s assigned reading are Exodus 1:8-2:10; Psalm 124; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20.

Preaching on 23/8 and 30/8 – Jerry Barton will preach and lead worship on 23 August and Superintendent Stefan Schröckenfuchs on 30 August.
Superintendent Stefan Schröckenfuchs will provide pastoral coverage from 17-31 August. If you need pastoral assistance, please contact Pastor Stefan at 0699 114 842 10 or stefan.schroeckenfuchs [at] Our interim pastor the Reverend Dr. Tom M. Garrison begins his service at ESUMC on 1 September.

With the new school year starting soon, Pastor Tom invites all students to bring their school bags and backpacks to worship on 6 September for a special blessing of backpacks

We are looking for fellowship hosts to prepare tea and coffee and for fellowship clean-up after worship on Sundays. Our fellowship time takes place in the church garden after worship. Sign-up sheets are by the church kitchen or send an email to Connie and David Lee.