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 need to follow health and safety guidelines, the traditional Harvest Festival shall not be held this year.

Instead, this Sunday 18 October ESUMC will celebrate Thanksgiving Sunday, as we give thanks for God’s blessings on us. On this Sunday we will be dedicating our singing, special music, scripture and sermon to Thanksgiving. Please join us either in the sanctuary or via Zoom for this wonderful time of congregational Thanksgiving to God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

The offering we collect on Thanksgiving Sunday will be dedicated to ESUMC’s ongoing support for mission projects in Albania and North Macedonia. Over the years, the financial assistance provided by ESUMC has greatly benefitted our mission partners, and we hope to remain in partnership for the foreseeable future. In addition, ESUMC also provides financial support to other missional needs on an ad hoc basis. Please give generously via loose plate offerings or bank transfer.

For those joining us in person on Sunday, please arrive in the sanctuary before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship shall follow in the garden (weather permitting), under stricter social distancing guidelines.

Please note: Vienna is now in the Orange Level regarding Covid-19. All those in attendance in worship on Sunday will be required to wear their mask at all times.

ONLINE WORSHIP VIA ZOOM on Sunday at 11:15. The in-person worship service is simultaneously streamed on Zoom. The details for online worship via Zoom are the same each week:

Connect by computer or smartphone: Click https://zoom.us/j/91289841537?pwd=OEIzVjlUOW5WVlZpZzhURWxCVWVPZz09

Meeting ID: 912 8984 1537

Password: 816778

Or connect by telephone: Dial +43 12 535 501 or +43 670 309 0165 and enter the meeting ID and password.

Meeting ID: 912 8984 1537

Password: 816778

For additional information on our HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES online: http://www.esumc.at/covid19/.

Also, join us for Bible study:

Pastor Tom Garrison leads the series, “Discovering the Bible, 2 Corinthians,” at 19:00 every Thursday via Zoom. All are welcome to attend this weekly study by following the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89198841751?pwd=ejVHcEVYS2xKaC8xNkFpRVo4TmRUUT09

Meeting ID: 891 9884 1751

Passcode: 023015

You are welcome to contact Pastor Tom at tmaxgarr@yahoo.com.

May God’s blessings and peace be with you!