Dear friends in Christ,
I offer you grace and peace in the name of our Lord Jesus, and bring greetings from the USA. Next week my time of mission itineration and family visitation shall come to an end, and I shall return to Vienna. I look forward to being back in our community and leading the worship service on 27 August.
As a congregation, we again offer our thanks to Shelley and the entire Vacation Bible School team for a marvelous week of VBS. I'm sorry I missed the children's presentation in worship late last month! In case you missed it, please take a moment to read Shelley's reflection on VBS in the news article below.
With the fall season quickly approaching, we invite your participation in a number of community events in the coming months: our Annual BBQ and Hike on 9 September, the start of Sunday School on 10 September, a Membership Class for prospective new ESUMC members starting 17 September, the resumption of Tuesday evening Bible Study, and the return of Harvest Festival on 29 October.
See below for more details on these upcoming events. And may I remind you that we continue to seek volunteers for our Sunday School ministry; to volunteer, please speak with Shelley or email to email@example.com.
I wish you all God's blessings, and look forward to seeing you again in worship at the end of the month.
Yours in Christ, Pastor John
Above: Pastor John with members of the United Methodist Church of Richmond Hill, New York City, USA, following the worship service on Sunday 23 July.
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