Annual Thanksgiving Worship, Communion and Lunch; Sunday, November 18, 2018

Worship with Communion at 11:00 am; Thanksgiving Celebration at Noon

Hebrews 10:11-25

”Grace and Gratitude”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Thanksgiving Celebration Lunch in the cafeteria following worship.

9:30  Setup begins

11:00  Worship and Communion

Noon  Thanksgiving Celebration begins

(If bringing sign up foods, please bring enough for your family and another family.  And please bring place settings for your family and guests.  Note: if you are unable to bring food and place settings, PLEASE DON’T WORRY!   We will have both available!  Join us for this special Thanksgiving Celebration!)

13:30  Clean up begins

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Service for the Lord’s Day, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am with Installation of Pastor Zebley, reception to follow

Morning Worship 11:00 am

“Called By God’s Grace”

Ephesians 3:7-13

Installation of Pastor Christian Zebley will be part of the worship service.  Reception to follow.

Our Guest Preacher Today:  Mr. Jay Knoblock is a missionary and board member of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI.org) based in Black Mountain, NC. Jay is now based in Seoul, Korea where he is studying Korean and ministering in several capacities. We warmly welcome Jay back to WTUC, as he ministers in Japan from time to time, as well as other countries in Asia.

We warmly welcome Pastor Ivan Martinez today, the Associate Minister of Tokyo Union Church to represent the network of Union Churches in Japan for the installation of Pastor Zebley.  Pastor Ivan is from Miami, Florida and a graduate of Duke Divinity School where he earned an MDIV and MSW. He and his wife live in Tokyo with their three children.  WTUC is grateful for growing out of TUC in 1963 and the supportive relationship between our congregations over the years.

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Annual Ecumenical Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church; Sunday, November 5, 10:30 am

Join us for a special morning of Christian Unity with our neighbors at Mitaka Lutheran Church

November 5, 2018

Service for the Lord’s Day

This Sunday only – 10:30 am

Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel (same building that WTUC meets in each week)

Rev. Christian Zebley, WTUC, presiding

Rev. Toshihiro Takamura, Mitaka Lutheran Church, preaching

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Join us for Worship and Fellowship, this Sunday, October 28, 2018

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Mark 10:46-52

“Everlasting Mercy”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Fellowship to follow the service.

Swedish Bible Study at the Sack’s home on the Lutheran seminary campus at 9:45 am

ES/MS and HS Bible Study in the cafeteria at 9:30 am

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Worship and Communion this Sunday, October 21, 2018; Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Hebrews 5:1-10                                                                                                                                          Mark 10:35-45

“What???”

Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching

Communion will be served.  Healing Ministers will be available.

Jim teaches pastoral theology at the Japan Lutheran College and the Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is the campus Director of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center.  Together with his spouse, Carol, he began global mission service in 1982, immediately following his graduation from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., where he also received his PhD.

 

 

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Worship and Fellowship this Sunday, October 14, 2018

Morning Worship  11:00 am

Deuteronomy 8:17-18

Mark 10:17-31

“Open and Receive”

Rev. Hikari Kokai Chang, guest preacher

Fellowship to follow

Hikari is an ordained pastor of the United Methodist Church and a member of the New York Annual Conference.   As a pastor, she served 5 local churches in New England and New York for the past 14 years until she received a new appointment as a regional missionary of the United Methodist Women in 2012.  She currently serves as a Representative Director of the Wesley Foundation in Tokyo, Japan, which ministry focuses on welfare and empowerment among women, youth, and children.

 

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Join Us for Worship and Communion this Sunday, October 7, 2018

Morning Worship   11:00 am

Psalm 8

Mark 10:2-16

“The Heart of A Child”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Communion will be served.

Fellowship to follow.

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Worship, Fellowship and Youth Bible Study, this Sunday, September 30th

Morning Worship  11:00 am

John 20:10-18

“The Great Reversal”

Guest speaker, Mr. Brian Byrd

Brian graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1984 and came to Japan that year as a missionary.  He has been a member of the Seigakuin University Research Institute since 2003.  He teaches English education for children at Seigakuin and and the Introduction to Christianity to college students at Aoyama Gakuin University.  He serves as the Cooperating Pastor of Nishi Oi Church (UCCJ).

Fellowship to follow the service.

ES/MS and High School Bible Study in the cafeteria at 9:30 am

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Join Us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday at WTUC

September 23, 2018

Worship 11:00 am

“The Upside Down Kingdom”

Mark 9:30-37

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Adult Education at 9:30 am – Swedish Bible Study

Fellowship to follow the service.

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Worship and Communion this Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 16, 2018

Service for the Lord’s Day.  Communion with Healing Ministers available.

Mark 8:27-38

“Commitment”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Upper ES/MS Bible Study led by the Bennetts in the cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am

High School Bible Study led by Rev. Zebley in the cafeteria 9:30-10:30 am

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