ESUMC News­let­ter

July 2023


Dear friends in Christ,

Greetings and peace to you, and welcome to the new ESUMC newsletter! 

Starting in July, our regular e-newsletter will come to you in this new format, with links below to news from the congregation, upcoming events in the life of the community, and a list of worship services. We hope you enjoy this new layout.

As I prepare to travel to the US to begin my mission itineration, I wish to thank you all for your prayers for my safe travels, and for the warm welcome you extended to Pastor Tom Garrison during our worship service last week. Beginning this Sunday 2 July, Pastor Tom will lead our services of worship, and will be available to the congregation for pastoral care.

You shall be in my prayers over the next weeks, and I shall stay in touch via our newsletter!

Yours in Christ, 

Pastor John


News from the church

Vienna English-Speaking


News
A Review of the 2023 Annual Con­fer­ence

Simone Viljoen, ESUMC's lay delegate to the UMC in Austria Annual Conference, offers this brief review of last month's gathering.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
10 Years of the Wärmes­tube Ministry

A celebration and handover of the "Golden Ladles."

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Stefan Schröckenfuchs

Pastor, Superintendent

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News
We Welcome New Members of ESUMC

We are blessed to welcome new members to ESUMC through the sacrament of Baptism and the ritual of Confirmation.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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News
Annual ESUMC BBQ and Hike

On Saturday 7 September 2024, join us for our annual day of hiking, eating, and fellowship in Grünbach, in the foothills of Schneeberg.

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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Celebrate the Harvest on Sunday 20 October 2024

It is right to give our thanks and praise!

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John Calhoun

Pastor

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Services

Vienna English-Speaking


Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

The Sunday worship service shall be led by Pastor Tom Garrison. We thank Pastor Tom for his ministry, as Pastor John shall be visiting local UMC congregations in the US through August 24.

 

Preaching text: Exodus 12:1-14

Special music by the Chancel Choir, "All the Way My Savior Leads Me"

Bible texts

  1. Genesis 22:1-14
  2. Romans 6:12-23
  3. Matthew 10:40-42
02
Jul

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

The Sunday worship service shall be led by Pastor Tom Garrison. We thank Pastor Tom for his ministry, as Pastor John shall be visiting local UMC congregations in the US through August 24.

 

Preaching text: Matthew 5:13-16

Special music by Betty Asomaning, "Precious Lord, Take My Hand"

Bible texts

  1. Genesis 24:34-38 and 42-49 and 58-67
  2. Romans 7:15-25a
  3. Matthew 11:16-19 and 25-30
09
Jul

11:15
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

The Sunday worship service shall be led by Pastor Tom Garrison. We thank Pastor Tom for his ministry, as Pastor John shall be visiting local UMC congregations in the US through August 24.

 

Preaching text: Luke 15:25-32

Special music by Maria Tobler Kudaya, recorder

Bible texts

  1. Genesis 25:19-34
  2. Romans 8:1-11
  3. Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23
16
Jul

11:15
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

The Sunday worship service shall be led by Pastor Tom Garrison. We thank Pastor Tom for his ministry, as Pastor John shall be visiting local UMC congregations in the US through August 24.

 

Preaching text: John 2:1-11

Special music by the African Singers and Drummers

Bible texts

  1. Genesis 28:10-19a
  2. Romans 8:12-25
  3. Matthew 13:24-30 and 36-43
23
Jul

11:15
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

ESUMC Youth Sunday. The Sunday worship service shall be led by Pastor Tom Garrison. We thank Pastor Tom for his ministry, as Pastor John shall be visiting local UMC congregations in the US through August 24.

 

Preaching text: Luke 17:11-19

Special music by the children and youth of Vacation Bible School

Bible texts

  1. Genesis 29:15-28
  2. Romans 8:26-39
  3. Matthew 13:31-33 and 44-52
30
Jul

11:15

Events

Vienna English-Speaking


Vacation Bible School

The theme of this year's VBS is "Who Did It?" All children aged 5-12 are invited to participate.

 

Please register in advance at: https://forms.gle/8aiTYoa3XgVQEkGB9

 

Starting Monday 24 July at 9:00, daily through Friday 28 July.

24
Jul

09:0014:00

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