News and Events for Week of 27 July

“Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.” Psalm 17:1 (NRSV)

COFFEE WITH PASTOR MATTHEW – Have coffee with Pastor Matthew on Tuesday from 11:00-12:00, he will be online for a chat and a time of fellowship. Bring your coffee or tea and curl up with your computer. We will use the Zoom platform.

SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP –You may attend worship in-person at the church or join online via Zoom.

LECTIONARY READINGS FROM SUNDAY – This Sunday’s assigned reading are Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 17:1-7, 15; Romans 9:1-5; and Matthew 14:31-21.

PASTOR MATTHEW’S FAREWELL PARTY – Pastor Matthew’s final Sunday is 16 August. Join us in celebrating his ministry on 16 August as we send him with a blessing to his new position in Rome.  There will be a farewell party for him immediately after the service near the church in Auer-Weisbach Park; more details to follow.

THE REV. DR. TOM M. GARRISON TO BE INTERIM PASTOR – The Rev. Dr. Tom M. Garrison is appointed to lead ESUMC on an interim basis from 1 September through 29 November:

THE REV. JOHN A. CALHOUN NAMED NEW ESUMC PASTOR –The Reverend John A. Calhoun will be ESUMC’s new pastor, starting 29 November. Read more about Pastor John:

HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES – The church building is open on Sunday mornings for worship. Read more about our current health and safety guidelines: