An Episcopal-Anglican Ministry in Weimar and Erfurt: We worship on a regular basis primarily in English in the Kreuzkirche-Weimar and the Augustinerkirche-Erfurt.
This ministry is led by the Rev. Scott A. Moore (USA). Like us and check out our events!
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This is the written form of the sermon preached last year. It has been updated slightly for this year. I almost never repeat a sermon but it seems like it still fits somehow.
Blessings to you during these Holiest of Days!
link.medium.com (This is an adaptation of the sermon for Good Friday held in the Kreuzkirche in Weimar, Germany, in 2020.)
We felt very blessed to have been able to celebrate Eucharist with in-person worship on the Eve of Palm Sunday at the Kreuzkirche in Weimar. For those of you who could not be there, and for our friends far and wide, here is a video of our worship service. Have a blessed Holy Week! ✝🙏✝
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We felt very blessed to be able to worship together again after more than three months of staying at home! Now we can share it with everyone who wasn't able to be physically present. Our next in-person worship is planned for Saturday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m., on the Eve of Palm Sunday.
Wir sind auch dabei! We will be there too. 🙏
Vor einem Jahr wurden in Weimar die ersten Infektionen mit dem Corona-Virus SARS-CoV-2 gemeldet. Trotz aller einschneidenden Eindämmungsmaßnahmen sind bisher mehr als 90 Weimarer Bürgerinnen und Bürger an oder mit dem Virus verstorben. Das private und öffentliche Leben wird weiterhin durch die anhaltenden Einschränkungen geprägt, Konfliktpotenziale nehmen zu.
Gemeinsam mit der evangelischen und der katholischen Kirche wird die Stadt Weimar deshalb am kommenden Sonnabend, 13. März 2021, um 18 Uhr auf dem Herderplatz der vielfältigen Corona-Opfer, insbesondere der Verstorbenen und ihrer Hinterbliebenen, gedenken:
Some of the people of St. Michael’s are praying morning prayer every day (or whenever they can) from the Book of Common Prayer in an individual form as a discipline this Lent. It’s not too late to join in.
For more info write me at: [email protected]
I’ll get you all set up. Fr. Scott
Due to the recent information that the new Corona virus mutation has been reported in various parts of Thuringia, we decided to extend our cancellation of in-person worship until the end of February. As a community for all of Thuringia, we feel more strongly than ever that we do not want to encourage travel to and from our worship services. We truly feel that this decision, in the spirit of “be part of the solution, not part of the problem”, shows solidarity with everyone who is doing their best to get us through this pandemic.
"That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same concern for one another.
If one part suffers, all the other parts suffer with it; if one part is praised, all share its happiness."
1 Corinthians 25-27
If you would like to participate in our on-line Bible study (the Book of Mark), please let us know! The next session is on Monday, February 15th at 18:00 (6:00 pm) CET (Central European Time - that's EST +6hrs), and everyone is welcome, even if you haven't been with us before. Contact Fr. Scott A. Moore to receive a Zoom-link at pastorscottmoore(at)googlemail.com
I hope to see you this evening or on Thursday! Fr. Scott
A reminder for those interested: Starting this week for four weeks on Mondays and/or Thursdays, I invite you to join me with others to take a look at the Gospel of Mark. We will get to know this Gospel and learn from each other. The first meeting is this evening at 6 p.m. (Central European Time, that's EST +6). Thursday's meetings are at 12:30 p.m. (CET).
If you need the Zoom link: [email protected]
An important and inspiring message from Bishop Mark Edington in these complex and trying times:
myemail.constantcontact.com A Pastoral Message for—and from—the church in Europe You might wonder why a church in Europe would have anything to say about what has been happening in America these past days. In part, the answer
Bishop in Charge Mark Edington gives us comfort and food for thought. Let us all find the language of love.
On September 11, 2001, the terrorists who commandeered airliners to attack the most iconic places in the United States had one target in their sights that was never attacked—the United States Capitol building.
That is because the hijackers who took control of United Flight 93 were themselves overtaken by a group of passengers on the flight. Those passengers were Americans who acted together, though they did not know each other, to stop an attack on their country—even at the cost of their lives.
Today, Donald Trump, the president of the United States, succeeded where the terrorists failed.
By instigating this insurrection, by fomenting mistrust and doing all in his power to encourage his followers to disrupt the orderly processes of government, the president turned the legitimate grievances of people who have been left behind by economic disruption and bewildering social change into an assault on the institutions best equipped to protect them. It is, ultimately, the rule of law that protects the most vulnerable from the whims of the powerful.
I am the bishop of the Episcopal Church in Europe. I am American living abroad, still convinced of the promise of my country. Our churches, the American expression of the Anglican tradition, first came here in 1815—just after the conclusion of the War of 1812, the last conflict that inflicted damage on the American capitol.
I am part of a church that has, in recent decades, set forth a faithful, prophetic critique of those aspects of America's political, economic, and cultural order that fall short of the Gospel's call for justice and dignity for all people. Because we have sought to live fully into the justice we seek, our church has, slowly but surely, worked toward the full inclusion of all people in all aspects of the church's life—a reflection of the radical equality that is at the core of the Christian hope.
But we have also been too slow to identify and champion those aspects of America's core values that offer hope to our own people -- and to the world. We have been so articulate in our critique that we have sometimes lost the language of love for our own country. We too easily forget that the best and most virtuous force for change toward a more just society, the power that has brought about the progress achieved at great cost toward the creation of a truly inclusive, multicultural society built of immigrants and refugees, are the core commitments made by our founding documents -- the radical idea that all people are, in fact, created equal.
Whatever else that may be, it is a faith commitment. It is something we believe, not something we conclude on the basis of evidence. It is because we have historically held this faith in each other that our nation has been a source to people around the world.
Working in Europe, I see every day a reality that calls me to account: people outside the United States still see, or want to see, the United States as a source of hope, as a defender of human rights, as a place governed by the rule of law. We often take a cynical view of these ideas. But our cynicism helps no one, and builds nothing.
The Episcopal Church is not an American church; it is a church in some eighteen countries, of which seven are here in Europe. Yet our history is and always will be shaped by how the American experience molded this branch of the Anglican tradition.
Like all Anglicans, Episcopalians have a vocation to be people of the middle way. Ours is not a conservative or a liberal faith, a Republican or Democratic faith; it is a Christian faith, a faith ready to measure the claims of all parties against the standard of God's hope for all people.
But now we must offer more than critique. We must risk living more fully into our difficult vocation to be in the middle, not losing our convictions but listening to those we cannot understand. We do not love our enemies merely by lovingly expecting them to become more like us. We can provide no lasting comfort to the afflicted merely by afflicting the comfortable—or castigating the misguided. Wherever we work and witness, must bind not just our own wounds but society's wounds, separating our outrage and sorrow from our call as disciples to listen to, serve, and love all people.
St Michael’s Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
youtube.com This video is a Festival of Lessons and Carols 2020 St. Michael's Church performed at the Kreuzkirche, Weimar, Germany.
We couldn't be happier to be in a place where there are so many gifted musicians! Take a moment and enjoy the postlude to our Evening Prayer yesterday.
Unser Gitarrenduo, Elias Huff und Philipp Lang, spielte zum Abschluss des Abendgebets der St. Michael‘s Church J.S. Bachs Bearbeitung von Antonio Vivaldis Konzerts Op. 3 Nr. 7 für Cembalo (BWV 972) hier in der Bearbeitung für 2 Gitarren.
Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Weimar e.V.
Elias Huff und Philipp Lang gestalteten die Musik für ein Evening Prayer heute Abend bei der Saint Michael‘s Church in Weimar. Für den Priester Scott Moore, der die Vesper in der Kreuzkirche leitete, war es eine Premiere, vom einem Gitarrenduo begleitet zu werden! #coronapremiere #musikbringtfreude #musiktröstet
Thank you to all who made this Holy Eucharist service yesterday so memorable. Along with our faithful congregation, it was our organist Cornelius Ubl, our cantor Laurie Gibson, and last but certainly not least, our multi-talented Vicar, the Rev. Scott A. Moore who made it so special.
What a blessing to be able to congregate for Evening Prayer. Many thanks to our Vicar, the Rev. Scott A. Moore, our organist, Cornelius Ubl, and our cantor, Laurie Gibson, for making this a truly inspiring „Evensong“.
Happy to see our Vicar, the Rev. Scott A. Moore, using the opportunity to speak to all of us who are anxiously anticipating the results of the elections in the USA. Published in today's issue of the "Thüringer Allgemeine Zeitung" and the "Thüringer Landeszeitung". (Sorry for the low resolution!)
Same church, new name! This goes back to the origins of the church where we worship, now called the Kreuzkirche. Originally, it was built by Grand Duke Carl Alexander and consecrated in 1899 as the Anglican church "St. Michael and All Angels" for the large English-speaking community in Weimar at the time. We are happy to revive this tradition, and look forward to watching our English-speaking worship community grow!🙏😊
An Episcopal-Anglican Ministry in Weimar and Erfurt: We worship on a regular basis primarily in English in the Kreuzkirche-Weimar and the Augustinerkirche-Erfurt. This ministry is led by the Rev. Scott A. Moore (USA). Like us and check out our events!
We are immensely happy and very grateful to be able to announce that St. Michael’s Church Thuringia, as our mission has now been named, has now been officially welcomed into the Episcopal Convocation of Europe at this year‘s annual convention, which is taking place virtually this year. Can you find us on the map? Here‘s where you can join in on the last day of Convention, which begins tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. CEST.
youtube.com The Fourth and Fifth Sessions of the Annual Convention of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Zoom Meeting access is for voting delegates, alter...
[10/09/20] In just a few days (Monday, Oct. 12th), we will have our founding meeting for St. Michael's Church Thuringia. 6pm Evening Prayer in the Kreuzkirche and then the meeting afterward. This is a big deal. We have to be a German registered association (eingetragene Verein or e.V.) in order to have a bank account and grant receipts for tax free donations. This is a big deal for us. The law of the land as it affects the work of the church. Pray for us, if you are local and would like to sign (charter member), please contact me. If you would like to support this ministry in Thuringia (Weimar and Erfurt for now other cities hopefully to come), please contact me. We would be grateful for any support. Sign, support, join us in worship and work, pray with us and for us. Bring it on! Peace, Fr. Scott
Today is the Feast of the Holy Cross. A day established not so much to focus directly so much on the Passion of Christ but on the instrument, upon which Christ died in solidarity with all of creation. A union in death to affect a union in life.
Overheard at the jewelry counter: "Would you like a plain one or one with the little man on it? We have both."
We feel very blessed to have been able to celebrate worship service again yesterday with the Rev. Scott A. Moore. Have a wonderful Sunday!
Thanks for the photos, Ekhart Wycik!
Looking forward to our next Service of the Word this Saturday at 5:00 p.m. (17h) at the Kreuzkirche!
We observe all hygiene precautions to prevent infection with Covid-19, so don't forget your face mask. These pictures were taken by Ekhart Wycik at our reopening service, a Pentecost Vigil, on 30 May, 2020.
We invite you to join in online for this Evensong from the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris. 🙏
SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
June 14th, 2020 - 5:00 p.m.
The American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity welcomes all people. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, whatever your questions, whatever your situation, we are glad you are here.
Please consider making a financial contribution to the Cathedral and join us in continuing the essential ministries, education, and outreach that our community needs now more than ever. You can donate online here: https://tinyurl.com/AmCathDonations
Download the bulletin here: https://tinyurl.com/Pentecost2Evensong
Preacher: The Very Rev. Lucinda Laird
Interim Canon: The Rev. Dr. Edda Wolff
Officiant: Mr. Adam Alexander
Lectors: Mr. Dennis Grove, Ms. Susan Sturman
Organist: Mr. Andrew Dewar
Director of Music: Canon Zachary Ullery
Soloist: Ms. Rachel Redmond
Choir: Mr. Adam Alexander, Mr. Ivar Hervieu, Ms. Rachel Redmond, Ms. Kathryn Trave
Production Team: Mr. Lucas Bastian, Mr. Andrew Dewar, and Canon Zachary Ullery
For more information, visit us at https://amcathparis.com/
Preparing for Evening Prayer. Come join us. T minus 17 min and counting.
"The Christian race is not a sprint, it is a marathon." Thank you, Bishop Michael Curry.
mailchi.mp [May 30, 2020] A word to the Church from Presiding Bishop Michael Curry: “Our long-term commitment to racial justice and reconciliation is embedded in our identity as baptized followers of Jesus. We will still be doing it when the news cameras are long gone.” In the midst of COVID-19 a...
Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry’s article in the Washington Post today...
washingtonpost.com The dangers facing young black men are real, and that should frustrate us. But that frustration must not lead to despair that we are condemned to live this way forever.
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
All the way from California, The Reverend Tony Jewiss sent along this hummingbird singing Alleluia!
Posted by the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe: „Regathering for worship... this article from the Washington Post examines the issue of whether or not singing should be allowed. The Rev. Scott Moore, our priest at the Anglican/Episcopal Church of St. James the Less in Nuremberg, and at our Anglican-Episcopal Ministry in Thuringia: Weimar is quoted in the article.“
washingtonpost.com As states reopen, faith leaders are strategizing how to prevent the spread of the virus by reevaluating common practices in churches.
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