Join for the Christmas Pageant this Third Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday in Advent, December 11, 2016


Worship 11:00 am

Isaiah 35:1-10

Luke 1:26-38

Christmas Pageant

Rebecca Flannery, professional harpist will bring several holiday pieces

Join us this Sunday as WTUC youth, children and friends bring to life the Christmas Story in a wonderful way

Delicious holiday refreshments will be shared after worship

Don’t Miss It!!!

About our Harp Soloist this Sunday: CDs will be available for purchase. Proceeds support WTUC!

Rebecca Flannery began studying harp when she was 11, growing up in CT. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in harp performance at the State University of NY at Stony Brook and then went on to earn her Masters Degree at Yale University.  She has been a professional harpist ever since and has taught as Professor of Harp at the University of CT, the University of Hartford, and the Neighborhood Community Music School in New Haven, CT, as well as privately. She has performed throughout the US as well as internationally in Europe and in Japan. She has performed in such places as Carnegie Hall in NYC, and under some of the world’s great conductors.   She teaches harp each fall semester here at the Japan Lutheran College to both students, graduates and community members.
Rebecca is married to Peter Reis, who is a retired US Navy Commander who served on surface ships and aboard submarines in the Pacific and the Atlantic. He did his undergraduate studies at the Univ. of California, Berkeley where he double majored in Political Science and Economics, he earned his law degree at New York University and practiced law in NY, Washington DC, California, and Belgium. When he retired he turned his passion for harps into a business that grew to be Harps Unlimited International, LLC with a dozen showrooms around the US from coast to coast.

Holiday Worship Calendar: 

 Third Sunday of Advent – 12/18 

Christmas Caroling and Fellowship – 3:45

(Please meet at the Sack’s house on the Lutheran Seminary Campus)

Christmas Eve Worship – 12/24   7:00 pm

Christmas Day Worship – 12/25   11:00 am

New Year’s Day Worship – 1/1   11:00 am



Join us after worship this Sunday, December 11th to make hand-crafted nativity sets to raise money for refugees.

Led by Mio Foster who leads a group supporting refugees in Bangkok, Thailand.

ICU Cafeteria; 1:30 – 3:00 pm

A group will walk over to ICU from WTUC at 1:10 pm

Children can also participate to make Christmas ornaments.

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Join us for the Second Sunday of Advent

Service of the Lord’s Day, 11:00 am                                                   

Traditional and liturgical worship.  All are welcome.

Isaiah 11:1-10

Matthew 3:1-12

Sermon: “Getting Ready”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Communion will be offered during the service.  Childcare and Sunday School through 5th Grade during worship.

Join us this Advent season as we prepare our hearts for Christmas worship and celebration.






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Join us for the beginning of Advent Worship.

First Sunday in Advent: Hope

Isaiah 2:1-5
Matthew 24:36-44

Mr. Steve Sacks, guest preacher
“The Joy of Living”

Hiroko Ide and the students of Senzoku Music College will perform
J.S. Bach Cantata No. 208 “Sheep May Safely Graze” during the service followed by lunch and a Christmas Concert beginning at 12:45

Join us for uplifting music and traditional worship.
Childcare and Sunday School through 5th grade during the service.

All are welcome!


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Join us for our annual Thanksgiving worship service this Sunday, November 20th

Deuteronomy 26:1-11                                                                                                                     Philippians 4:4-9

Sermon: “Gratitude”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Sunday school for children available during the service: nursery through 5th grade.

Thanksgiving Potluck fellowship to follow the service; 12:30-2:00 pm in the cafeteria of the Lutheran Theological Seminary.

For more information:; 070-1272-3984


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Join Us for Uplifting Praise and Worship this Sunday, November 13th

Youth Praise Service

11:00 am

Isaiah 65:17-25

Luke 21:5-19

“A Consistent Vision”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Holy Communion and Healing Ministers available during worship

Children`s Sunday School during Worship every Sunday
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Join us this Sunday for a joint worship service with Mitaka Lutheran Church at 10:30am

November 6, 2016

Joint Worship Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church

Please remember – 10:30am this week!

Lutheran Seminary Chapel (same building as WTUC)

John 17:20-26

“Together In Christ”

Rev. Akio Lee, Mitaka Lutheran Church, presiding

Rev. Christian Zebley, WTUC, preaching

Children`s Sunday School during worship every Sunday
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Join us for traditional and liturgical worship this Sunday

Reformation Sunday                                                                                                                     October 30, 2016

Rev. Jim Sack, preaching

“A Personal Reformation”

Luke 19:1-10

Join us for fellowship following the service.

High School Youth will have lunch and Bible study at Musashi Sakai following the service. For more information:


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Join us for worship this Sunday, October 23rd at 11:00am

Luke 18:9-14           

“Matters of the Heart”

What can this parable about the Pharisee and the Tax Collector in Luke’s Gospel teach us about prayer and humility?

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching
Masami Sasao, Liturgist

9:30 Adult Sunday School on Sacramental Healing.
Room #205 We will be studying the book “Blessed to be a Blessing” by Pastor James K. Wagner.


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Youth Praise Service this Sunday, October 16th

This Sunday at 11:00 am will be our monthly Youth Praise Service.

img_3359Our youth will be leading us in worship and praise!   Join us for a wonderful time of worship and fellowship!

Luke 18:1-8

Message:  “Persistent Grace”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

October Youth meetings for High School, Middle and Elementary School youth will be held the following Wednesday, October 19th from 5-6:30pm at the homes of the Rogers and Bennett families.

For more information: or 070-1272-3984


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Join us for worship this Sunday, October, 9 2016 at 11:00 am

Guest Preacher:  Mr. Weng Kong Loh, missionary serving in Japan with JBF

Luke 17:11-19

“Where’s the nine?”

Adult Sunday School will be held at 9:30am in Room #205 in the worship building upstairs.  Rev. Christian Zebley will continue our class on Sacramental Healing.

Children’s Sunday School, nursery – 5th grade is offered during the worship hour.

Join us as we worship the Lord in spirit and in truth!

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