ESUMC’s Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

[UPDATED 20 October 2020 at 18:30] With the rise of new COVID-19 infections in Vienna, I issue the revised ESUMC’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.  With immediate effect, our revised regulations require: People who feel sick or have symptoms such as cough, sore throat, fever etc. are not allowed to enter the church. This also … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Sunday

Dear ESUMC members and friends, This Sunday here at ESUMC of Vienna, join us either at the church or online for a special worship service, as we celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday. One of ESUMC’s most beloved traditions is the celebration of the Harvest Festival on the third Sunday of October. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic and the … [Read more…]

Weekly News (Week 37, 2020)

We are blessed to be led in this interim period by the Rev. Tom Garrison, a good friend of the ESUMC congregation. Pastor Tom began his ministry on September 1, and will lead worship each Sunday until the season of Advent. You may contact Pastor Tom at This Sunday here at ESUMC of Vienna, … [Read more…]

Welcome Pastor Tom!!

As we thank Pastor Matthew for his service to our community and are thinking of him during his time of transition and settling in, in his new position in Rome. We also welcome our interim Pastor, the Reverend Dr. Tom Garrison with open hearts, open minds and open doors. Pastor Tom will serve as our … [Read more…]

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 … [Read more…]

Pastor Matthew’s Farewell Party Cancelled

With great sadness we have to cancel Pastor Matthew’s farewell party today. As many of you know, we chose Auer-Welsbach Park as the party location in order to give us a large area for social distancing. However, this morning’s rain has forced us to abandon our plans. Additionally, our current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines … [Read more…]

Pastor Matthew’s Farewell Celebration – 16 August

Dear ESUMC members and friends, I pray this message reaches you well. This is a gentle reminder that this Sunday is Pastor Matthew’s final Sunday and farewell event. He is leaving Vienna for another post. The farewell event will be a picnic in the park on Sunday, 16 August after the worship service. Time and place: The … [Read more…]

News and Events for the Week of 10 August

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity! It is like the precious oil on the head, running down upon the beard, on the beard of Aaron, running down over the collar of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon, which falls on the mountains of Zion. For … [Read more…]

Worship for 9 August

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). This Sunday is Pastor Matthew’s penultimate service at ESUMC. ONLINE … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 3 August

“Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life!” Psalm 105:1-4 (The Message) COFFEE WITH PASTOR MATTHEW – Join Pastor Matthew for his final virtual coffee … [Read more…]