Lent is the season of preparation for Good Friday and Easter. It is a forty day journey over six weeks (not including Sundays) meant for reflection and renewal.

Our Lenten journey begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 at 19:00 with a service of penitence and reflection. Music will be from the Taize community.

The Women’s World Day of Prayer is Friday, March 2 at 18:30 at Christ Church Anglican (Jauresgasse 12, 1030 Wien).

We will remember the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 18:30. Please bring a food dish to share.

There are two opportunities to commemorate the death of our Lord on Good Friday on March 30. Join the 12:30 ecumenical prayer service hosted by Christ Church Vienna (Jauresgasse 17-19, 1030 Wien); Pastor Matthew and other area clergy will share on the last seven words of Jesus. Or come to the 19:30 service of darkness at ESUMC.

Bible Study - The special Lenten Bible will take place every Wednesday evening during Lent (February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28). The Bible study will begin each time at 18:30 with soup and salad with the study to follow the meal. The study is entitled “A Fresh Look at the Gospels – Seeing Jesus in Four Distinct Visions” which traces the various Gospel accounts of Jesus' arrest, trial, and crucifixion. The Bible study will be in the ESUMC fellowship area. The Rev. Dr. Tom M. Garrison will be leading the study.