In-Home Morning Prayer for 12 April 2020

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. GATHERINGChrist is risen!Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia! HYMN – “The Day of Resurrection” by John of Damascus, translated by John Mason Neale (1892)(sing along to the tune … [Read more…]

Holy Week and Easter 2020

EASTER SUNDAY CELEBRATION, 12 APRIL: Join us on Easter Sunday, 12 April at 11:00 for our Easter celebration! We will gather electronically via Zoom. To join the celebration, click https://zoom.us/j/232582440?pwd=YjNSZnRPbHMwam42ZlY3TU1zTEFXdz09; meeting ID: 232 582 440 and password: 552964. Or join by telephone (standard rates apply) by dialing +43 12 535 501 Austria or +43 670 … [Read more…]

Service of In-Home Morning Prayer for 5 April

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. GATHERINGSearch me, O God, and know my heart;Try me and know my thoughts. HYMN – „All Glory Laud and Honor“(sing along with a YouTube version of the song – https://youtu.be/mVzIr_jDkj0) … [Read more…]

Celebrating Palm Sunday

On Sunday, 5 April, we celebrate Palm Sunday, the day Jesus entered Jerusalem before Good Friday and Easter. Palm Sunday also marks the beginning of Holy Week. This year our celebrations will be different than in the past. Here are a few ways to celebrate Palm Sunday: Gather your household for a Sunday morning home … [Read more…]

Service for In-Home Morning Prayer on 29 March 2020

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. GATHERINGSearch me, O God, and know my heart;Try me and know my thoughts. HYMN – “In the Midst of New Dimensions” by Julian B. Rash (1985) (sing … [Read more…]

Service for In-Home Morning Prayer on 22 March 2020

The household gathers together. If you have a candle, light a candle to signify the God’s presence. Ask the Holy Spirit to join you during this time of prayer. GATHERINGSearch me, O God, and know my heart;Try me and know my thoughts. HYMN—Be Thou My Vision(sing along with a YouTube version of the song – … [Read more…]

Service for In-Home Morning Prayer – 15 March

You will find below a morning prayer service for 15 March designed for in-home use. We continue our Lenten journey in prayer, Scripture reading, and reflection. Tomorrow’s Scripture reading is the Samaritan woman’s encounter with Jesus at Jacob’s well from John 4. It is a story familiar to many of us, but it takes on … [Read more…]

Note on Pastoral Transition

Dear ESUMC members and friends, At the end of worship today I announced that our pastor—the Reverend Matthew A. Laferty—will be leaving ESUMC at the end of the summer. Beginning 1 September 2020, Pastor Matthew will be appointed as the director of the Methodist Ecumenical Office Rome, located in Rome, Italy. Please see Pastor Matthew’s … [Read more…]

Preaching the Word, 18 January 2020

The “Preaching the Word” workshop is designed for laity who are interested in preaching at ESUMC. The workshop will expose students to United Methodist theologies of worship and preaching as well as provide preaching techniques and resources for sermon preparation. The workshop will be taught in English. The workshop is Saturday, 18 January 2020 from … [Read more…]