Weekly News, 10 Sept. 2021

Dear ESUMC members and friends,

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus, and we welcome you to join us for worship on Sunday!
Also, as you have read, on Friday 8 October, the UMC in Austria will celebrate its 150th anniversary with a special worship service and festival. ESUMC members and friends are invited to register to request a seat at the event. Seating is limited, and registration will close on September 15. Starting September 16, you shall be informed of your potential participation. To register, go to https://events.emk.at.
May God continue to bless the ministry of the UMC in Austria!
Yours in Christ,Pastor John

Sunday Worship
Sunday 12 September 2021, Fifteenth Sunday after PentecostPsalm 19:7-14Mark 8:27-38Special Music by Sarah Brustmann on piano, “Memory”
The Zoom login details for Sunday worship are the same each week:  Click https://zoom.us/j/91289841537?pwd=OEIzVjlUOW5WVlZpZzhURWxCVWVPZz09Meeting ID: 912 8984 1537
Password: 816778
You may also watch the worship service each week via Livestream, at https://tv.emk.at.

Weekly Announcements
1) Join us for Coffee Hour Fellowship in the garden (weather permitting) following Sunday worship. 3-G compliance is required for all aged 6 and up. Please volunteer to host Coffee Hour Fellowship by placing your name on the sign up sheet at church, or contact David and Connie Lee, ESUMC Hospitality Coordinators, at yhlee@chello.at or 0676-460-5343.
2) Sing with ESUMC! The Chancel Choir, the Wesleyan Choir for youth, and the African Singers and Drummers all rehearse each Sunday following worship. All persons who are 3-G compliant are welcome.
3) Weekly Bible Study continues every Tuesday at 19:00, with Pastor John leading a ten-week course on the Ten Commandments via Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89198841751?pwd=ejVHcEVYS2xKaC8xNkFpRVo4TmRUUT09Meeting ID: 891 9884 1751
Password: 023015
4) Upper Room daily devotional booklets for September-December 2021 are available at church. Suggested donation is 5 Euros.
5) We are making plans for ESUMC Sunday School for children aged 5-14 to resume on Sunday 3 October, with more information to come.A Reminder of Current In-Person Worship Guidelines
At present, ESUMC is open for in-person Sunday worship, with the following guidelines:

  • A mask covering the mouth and nose is required in the church building, and during the worship service.
  • One meter of social distance shall be maintained.
  • Coffee Hour Fellowship following the service in the garden is open to persons who are 3-G compliant.

We thank you for your understanding, and will share additional updates as warranted.

Support ESUMC!
Please remember to support the ministry of ESUMC with your financial offerings. Donations may be made by bank transfer at any time using the following details:IBAN: AT23 1200 0006 2016 1208
BIC: BKAUATWWYou may also give using the QR code below. Thank you!
Additionally, secure online credit card donations may be made via The Advance, the giving platform of the UMC Global Ministries. All donations made via The Advance are eligible for US federal income tax deduction. Visit ESUMC’s Advance page for more details and to give.
ESUMC bank details:
IBAN: AT23 1200 0006 2016 1208
BIC: BKAUATWW