Weekly News, 26 February 2021

Dear ESUMC members and friends,

Grace and peace to you, and greetings from Kyiv, where Ben and I are visiting my wife Noel and Nick this week. We shall return to Vienna on Monday, but in the meantime, I shall join you “virtually” for worship on Sunday, as my sermon will come to you via video recording. 

Please join us for worship on Sunday, as we shall again be reminded of the promise made in the covenants of Genesis: God is with us. Once again, Children’s Time will be celebrated at the start of the worship service.
This Sunday, 28 February, there shall be no in-person worship service at the church. Instead, the Sunday worship service shall be streamed online via Zoom, starting at 11:15 as usual. 

Sunday 28 February, Second Sunday of Lent
Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Mark 8:31-38
Special recorded music by Andree Van Rooy and her siblings, “God Is With Us”

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 

We express our sincere thanks to those church members who serve during the lockdown to bring you our Sunday worship services online.

For pastoral care or other ministry assistance, please be in touch with me at any time. You may reach me via email or mobile (0664-419-3200) by Signal, iMessage, text/SMS, or telephone.

May the peace of Christ be with you in this holy season. 


Yours in Christ,
Pastor John
The Rev. John Calhoun
john.calhoun@emk.at
+43-664-419-3200 Please note the following congregational announcements for the coming week:

1) Every Tuesday, you are invited to join Pastor John for a time of open conversation and fellowship, from 10:00 to 11:00 via Zoom.https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89198841751?pwd=ejVHcEVYS2xKaC8xNkFpRVo4TmRUUT09
Meeting ID: 891 9884 1751
Password: 023015

2) Every Tuesday, our Wärmestube outreach to persons in need operates at the church from 12:00 to 14:00. Volunteers are welcome to serve, and donations of ready-to-eat canned goods (Gulasch, Reisfleisch, soups, etc.) are welcome. For more information, please contact Doreen Ighama or Pastor John.

3) Every Thursday, we continue our weekly Bible study of the gospel of Mark, led by Pastor John. Join us from 19:00 to 20:30 via Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89198841751?pwd=ejVHcEVYS2xKaC8xNkFpRVo4TmRUUT09
Meeting ID: 891 9884 1751
Password: 023015

4) Please remember to support the ministry of ESUMC with your financial offerings. Donations can be made by bank transfer at any time using the following details:IBAN: AT23 1200 0006 2016 1208
BIC: BKAUATWW

You may also give using the new 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