Dear ESUMC members and friends,

Blessings to you and your loved ones! I pray that you are well on this beautiful spring day here in Vienna.

It was a joy to welcome about 25 persons in worship this past Sunday, as we have resumed in-person worship in the sanctuary. Once again, this Sunday 14 March the doors of the sanctuary will be open for worship for up to 50 persons. The service shall begin at 11:15, and for in-person worshippers shall include the sacrament of Holy Communion. As usual, the service will also be streamed via Zoom.

For those who may join us in the sanctuary on Sunday, may I remind you of the current worship guidelines: contact details must be provided, FFP-2 masks must be worn at all times, social distance (two meters from non-household members) must be maintained, and there shall be no congregational singing.

And please let us take responsibility for one another’s health and well being. If you have a fever, feel sick, or show any symptoms of illness, please do not come to the sanctuary for worship.

Every Sunday, our Covid Prevention representatives will be on hand to assist the congregation to follow the requirements associated with in-person worship. If you have any questions or concerns, please be in touch with the Worship Committee or me.

May God bless you on Sunday, as you join us for worship either in the sanctuary or at home.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor John

The Rev. John Calhoun

Sunday 14 March, Fourth Sunday of Lent with Holy Communion
Numbers 21:4-9
John 3:14-21
Special recorded music by Jeff Greiman and the Franzensdorf Brass Quartet, “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”

The Zoom login details for Sunday worship are the same each week:

Meeting ID: 912 8984 1537
Password: 816778

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.
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.) may be brought to the sanctuary on Sunday. For more information, please contact Doreen Ighama or Pastor John. The Wärmestube shall close for the winter season on 23 March.

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.
Meeting ID: 891 9884 1751
Password: 023015

4) 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
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