Home Prayer Service for 17 May

This week’s In-Home Morning Prayer Service for 17 May is available on the UMC Austria blog: https://blog.emk.at/2020/05/12/home-prayer-service-for-17-may/

ESUMC Supports Diakonie COVID-19 Fund

On Sunday, 3 May, Pastor Matthew announced that ESUMC gave a €1,000 donation to the Diakonie COVID-19 relief fund. The gift came from the ESUMC mission fund which supports several ESUMC mission initiatives including the United Methodist mission in Albania. Diakonie director Maria Katharina Moser offered a brief word of thanks to the congregation during … [Read more…]

Home Prayer Service for 10 May

This week’s In-Home Morning Prayer Service for 10 May is available on the UMC Austria blog: https://blog.emk.at/2020/05/09/home-prayer-service-for-10-may/

ESUMC Family Fun Quiz Night on 9 May

ESUMC Family Fun Quiz NightSaturday, 9 May 2020 at 19:00 CET (Zoom call starting at 18:30 if you want to chat)Email Pastor Matthew for the Zoom link Gather your household around the computer on Saturday night because it is the ESUMC Family Fun Quiz Night! Join Quizmaster Andrew Stones in a lively, family-friendly 50 question … [Read more…]

Home Prayer Service for 3 May

This week’s In-Home Morning Prayer Service for 3 May is available on the UMC Austria blog: https://blog.emk.at/2020/05/01/home-prayer-service-for-3-may/

Congregational Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you for your patience, creativity, and willingness to adapt these past two months. When we entered 2020 nearly four months ago, I could not have imagined that we would spend our entire Easter season with restricted movements and no public worship in our church building. The pandemic has affected every aspect of our congregational … [Read more…]

Update About Church Reopening – 24 April

As many of you know, Chancellor Kurz announced the reopening of churches on 15 May under certain conditions. On Thursday, the government in cooperation with the heads of state-recognized churches and confessions agreed the details and conditions of reopening of houses of worship. We give thanks for the change and the possibility of reopening church … [Read more…]

In-Home Prayer Service for 26 April

This week’s in-home is posted online on the EmK pandemic blog. Click here for the in-home prayer service for 26 April. https://blog.emk.at/2020/04/24/home-prayer-service-for-26-april/

ESUMC Makes Grant to Macedonia Mission

ESUMC mission coordinator Andree van Rooy announced on Sunday, 19 April during morning devotions that ESUMC made a special €1,500 grant to the Methodist mission in Macedonia. The grant comes from the ESUMC mission fund. Due to poverty, bad economy, internal strife, and lack of good infrastructure, Macedonia has been particularly hard by the COVID-19 … [Read more…]

In-Home Morning Prayer for 19 April

This week’s Liturgy was written by the Reverend Dorothee Büürma, currently pastor of the Salzburg UMC, an ordained minister of the United Reformed Church (UK). The household gathers together. If you have a candle, light a candle to signify God’s presence. Ask the Holy Spirit to join you during this time of prayer. GATHERINGBlessed be … [Read more…]