Advent and Christmas 2019

Join the English-Speaking United Methodist Church of Vienna for Advent and Christmas 2019. Advent is the season of preparation for the birth of Jesus. Christmas is the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

Worship services

1 December  – First Sunday of Advent – Pastor Matthew preaching on the coming of the Son of Man from Matthew 24. Holy Communion will be celebrated. Worship begins at 11:15.

8 December – Second Sunday of Advent – Pastor Matthew preaching on John the Baptist preparing the way for Jesus. Worship begins at 11:15.

15 December – Third Sunday of Advent – ESUMC children and youth present the annual Christmas play during worship. Worship begins at 11:15.

22 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent –  The worship service will be a special service of lessons and carols. The service is filled with Scripture readings related to the birth of Jesus and our favorite Advent and Christmas hymns. Worship begins at 11:15.

24 December – Christmas Eve – Celebrate the birth of Jesus at one of our services. Our family service which is geared to children begins at 14:30. Our traditional service begins at 18:00. Holy Communion will be celebrated at both services. 

29 December – First Sunday of Christmastide – Pastor Matthew preaching on Jesus coming of age from Luke 2 (Jesus visits the Temple at age 12). 

5 January – Second Sunday of Christmastide – The service will follow the pattern of Wesley’s Covenant Service from 1755. The service was developed by Methodist leader John Wesley in 1755. The covenant  between us and God is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. Rather, the covenant is the means of grace by which we accept the relationship and then seek to sustain it.  This service celebrates this covenant and calls to renew our commitment to God. Pastor Matthew presiding.

Special Taize Prayer Service

ESUMC and our German-speaking congregation will be holding a special prayer service on Thursday, 19 December at 19:00. The services will follow the style of the Taize Community. The services will be held  in the church sanctuary. All are welcome.

Our Location

We are located at Sechshauser Strasse 56, 1150 Vienna. Street parking is available on Sunday. Take the 57 A bus to ‘Grimmgasse’. The nearest U-bahn station is ‘Längenfeldgasse’ on lines U4 and U6. At the station take the exit toward Storchensteg.