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…]

News and Events for Week of 6 July

“Praise is due to you, O God, in Zion; and to you shall vows be performed, O you who answer prayer! To you all flesh shall come. When deeds of iniquity overwhelm us, you forgive our transgressions.” Psalm 65:1-3 (NRSV) THE REV. JOHN A. CALHOUN NAMED NEW ESUMC PASTOR – On Sunday it was announced … [Read more…]

Rev. John A. Calhoun Named As New ESUMC Pastor

ESUMC pastor-parish relations chairperson Adetokunbo Aganga-Williams on behalf of Superintendent Pastor Stefan Schröckenfuchs announced today that the Reverend John A. Calhoun has been appointed as the new ESUMC pastor. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Rev. Calhoun is a United Methodist missionary and pastor with 25 years of ministry experience. He currently serves in Kyiv, Ukraine, … [Read more…]

Worship on 5 July

Join us for worship at the church, online, and at home on 5 July Worship IN-PERSON this Sunday. The church building is open. Please arrive at the church building before 11:15. There is no need to pre-register as we have no space limitations. Singing is permitted. Face masks are not required but strongly recommended. Coffee … [Read more…]

ESUMC’s Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

[UPDATED 8th December 2020 at 12:30] We are happy to announce that starting this Sunday 13 December, our sanctuary will again be open for worship. All are welcome to join us for our celebration of the Third Sunday of Advent. Please note that those joining us for worship on Sunday must adhere to the following … [Read more…]