ESUMC’s Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

[UPDATED 22 July 2020 at 13:05] With the rise of new COVID-19 infections in Vienna, I issue the revised ESUMC’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. With immediate effect, our revised regulations require: Nose and mouth protection (face masks or protective face shields) are required when entering and exiting the building or when moving around in … [Read more…]

Worship for 9 August

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). This Sunday is Pastor Matthew’s penultimate service at ESUMC. ONLINE … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 3 August

“Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life!” Psalm 105:1-4 (The Message) COFFEE WITH PASTOR MATTHEW – Join Pastor Matthew for his final virtual coffee … [Read more…]

Worship on 2 August

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). Holy Communion will be served. ONLINE WORSHIP VIA ZOOM on … [Read more…]

Changes in the Church Office

Today, 31 July, Diana Mangan completed her service and role as ESUMC church secretary. We thank Diana for her faithful service and we are grateful for all the work she has done for our congregation. The role of church secretary will remain vacant for the immediate future to allow the ESUMC pastor-parish relations committee and … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 27 July

“Hear a just cause, O LORD; attend to my cry; give ear to my prayer from lips free of deceit.” Psalm 17:1 (NRSV) COFFEE WITH PASTOR MATTHEW – Have coffee with Pastor Matthew on Tuesday from 11:00-12:00, he will be online for a chat and a time of fellowship. Bring your coffee or tea and … [Read more…]

Worship for 26 July

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). On Wednesday, new HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES were issued, requiring … [Read more…]

Revised ESUMC COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines [22 July 2020]

With the rise of new COVID-19 infections in Vienna, I issue the revised ESUMC’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. With immediate effect, our revised regulations require: Nose and mouth protection (face masks or protective face shields) are required when entering and exiting the building or when moving around in the church building. Face masks and … [Read more…]

Worship on 19 July

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home! Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. Singing is permitted with face masks. Coffee and tea fellowship to follow in the garden (weather permitting). Read our updated HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES which includes regulations … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 13 July

“O LORD, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from far away. You search out my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, O LORD, you know … [Read more…]

Results of Ballot #2 on Congregational Decisions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual congregational meeting (called a church conference or Bezirksversammlung) was cancelled. The superintendent authorized the elected leaders of the church (who are collectively called a charge conference or Bezirkskonferenz) to make decisions on behalf of the congregation’s members pursuant to §246 of church law (Kirchenordnung). Read Pastor Matthew’s letter with the superintendent’s … [Read more…]