Dear members and friends of ESUMC,
On this holy Good Friday, may God bless you with hope and courage, as we mark the occasion of Jesus’ arrest and crucifixion. We thank God for the gift of forgiveness and reconciliation granted to us through our faith in Christ.
As a reminder, today and Sunday you are invited to participate in our services of worship. The services shall be held in the sanctuary, are open for in-person worship, and also will be available online:
Good Friday, 2 April at 17:00
A service of Scripture, prayer, and the reading of the Reproaches
Easter Sunday, 4 April at 11:15
A service of worship with Holy Communion
An important note: Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 50 persons may gather for in-person worship.
If you plan to attend worship in the sanctuary on Easter Sunday, 4 April, please reply to this email or write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the number of your household members joining you for worship.
You will be notified if, at the time of your registration, we have already reached the capacity of 50 persons planning to attend worship. Thank you for your understanding.
The Zoom login details for all worship services remain the same:
Meeting ID: 912 8984 1537
New! You may also watch the worship service each week via livestream, at https://tv.emk.at.
A Reminder of In-Person Worship Restrictions During the Lockdown
The government has confirmed that during the lockdown starting 1 April, persons shall be allowed out to attend religious worship services. Thus, ESUMC shall remain open for in-person worship, with the following restrictions: FFP2 mask and two meters of social distance required, no congregational singing, maximum 50 people allowed in worship.
However, given the severity of the current pandemic, and to protect yourselves, your loved ones, and your fellow church members, please take into consideration the option of worshipping at home during the lockdown period.
In the spirit of mutual solidarity, if you desire to worship in the sanctuary during lockdown, you are strongly encouraged to test negative for COVID-19 within 24 hours before attending worship. It is not necessary to bring evidence of a negative test with you.
If you do wish to worship in person, and would like written confirmation that you are exiting your home to attend worship at ESUMC, please let me know and a statement will be issued to you in advance by email.
I thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this difficult period. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at any time.
May God bless you in this solemn week of prayer and reflection.
Yours in Christ,
Rev. John Calhoun, Pastor