Dear members and friends of ESUMC,

Christian greetings and peace to you all!

I am writing today to update you on the situation regarding in-person worship at ESUMC. The government has confirmed that during the upcoming lockdown starting 1 April, persons shall be allowed out to attend religious worship services.

Thus, ESUMC shall remain open for in-person worship through Easter Sunday.

This includes the following worship services that have already been announced:

Palm Sunday, 28 March at 11:15
Maundy Thursday, 1 April at 18:00
Good Friday, 2 April at 17:00
Easter Sunday, 4 April at 11:15

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. All worship services will be streamed live via Zoom as usual.

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.

Below please find the Zoom link for all worship services, along with a few announcements.

You and your loved ones remain in my prayers. I wish you a safe and blessed evening.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor John


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

Meeting ID: 912 8984 1537
Password: 816778

You may also watch the worship service each week via livestream, at

Please note the following congregational announcements for the coming week:

1) Remember the time change: clocks shall be moved forward one hour on Saturday night.

2) Due to Holy Week events, there shall be no Tuesday morning fellowship hour or Thursday evening Bible study.

3) 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

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