Join us for Worship this Sunday at WTUC @ 11:00 am online or in-person; Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

September 27, 2020

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Hybrid Worship: Online and Public Gathering

“The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace”

Isaiah 52:7-10

Pastor Brian Byrd, guest preacher.

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 the Introduction to Christianity to college students at Aoyama Gakuin University.  He serves as a cooperating pastor at Redeemer Church of Roppongi.

For those attending public worship, we ask that everyone take the following safety precautions including:

1. Please do not attend if you feel sick or have a high fever.

2. Wearing a mask while inside.

3. Maintaining an appropriate physical distance.

4. Using hand sanitizer upon entering the worship space.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if you do not have your own.

Alternatively, you can view our worship service on Facebook Live at 11:00 am this Sunday at the link below. For best viewing, please log-in to your FB account on your computer or view from a FB app on your device.

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Join us for Worship this Sunday at WTUC @ 11:00 am online or in-person; Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

September 20, 2020

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Hybrid Worship: Online and Public Gathering

“Joy: Real Strength”

John 15:10-17

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

For those attending public worship, we ask that everyone take the following safety precautions including:

1. Please do not attend if you feel sick or have a high fever.

2. Wearing a mask while inside.

3. Maintaining an appropriate physical distance.

4. Using hand sanitizer upon entering the worship space.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if you do not have your own.

Alternatively, you can view our worship service on Facebook Live at 11:00 am this Sunday at the link below. For best viewing, please log-in to your FB account on your computer or view from a FB app on your device.

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Join us for Worship this Sunday at WTUC @ 11:00 am online or in-person; New Sermon Series on the Fruit of the Spirit; Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

September 13, 2020

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Hybrid Worship: Online and Public Gathering

“The Gift of Love”

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Galatians 5:16-26

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

For those attending public worship, we ask that everyone take the following safety precautions including:

1. Please do not attend if you feel sick or have a high fever.

2. Wearing a mask while inside.

3. Maintaining an appropriate physical distance.

4. Using hand sanitizer upon entering the worship space.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if you do not have your own.

Alternatively, you can view our worship service on Facebook Live at 11:00 am this Sunday at the link below. For best viewing, please log-in to your FB account on your computer or view from a FB app on your device.

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Fall 2020 Kick-Off Sunday @ WTUC!

September 6, 2020

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Hybrid Worship: Online and Public Gathering

“Going Deeper”

Psalm 138

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

For those attending public worship, we ask that everyone take the following safety precautions including:

1. Please do not attend if you feel sick or have a high fever.

2. Wearing a mask while inside.

3. Maintaining an appropriate physical distance.

4. Using hand sanitizer upon entering the worship space.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be provided if you do not have your own.

Alternatively, you can view our worship service on Facebook Live at 11:00 am this Sunday at the link below. For best viewing, please log-in to your FB account on your computer or view from a FB app on your device.

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Summer Worship 2020 at WTUC

Each year during the months of July and August, West Tokyo Union Church does not gather for worship since the majority of our members are often traveling or living overseas.  Although many will remain in Japan this summer due to travel restrictions, we continue to observe our summer break for prayerful rest and renewal. It has been a busy and intense season and we are very thankful for the folks who helped arrange our online worship services from late March through June. You may go to our WTUC Facebook page and look under “videos” to watch some of those services. We also encourage our members to visit a local Japanese church in their neighborhood and/or participate in these other recommended international churches in the Tokyo area during the summer months.  

West Tokyo Union Church worship will resume on September 6, 2020 to kick-off our new 2020-21 Church Year.  Have a safe and enjoyable summer!  Enjoy worshiping God in these Tokyo area English-speaking and bilingual churches either online or in person as able.  We pray you have a restful summer enjoying God’s creation. As conditions in Tokyo allow, we hopefully look forward to welcoming you back in person to our sanctuary at the Japan Lutheran College and Seminary in Mitaka in September! Please feel free to be in touch with prayer concerns and updates.

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Join Us for Online Worship at WTUC, this Sunday, June 28 @ 11:00 am. Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

June 28, 2020

Online Morning Worship @ 11:00 am via Facebook Live

John 15:18-27

“Priorities”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Download worship bulletin and kids activity sheets below:

This will be the last Sunday of the 2019-20 WTUC Church Year.  Weekly worship, hopefully public, will resume on September 6, 2020.  You may find a list recommended churches for worship in July and August by clicking on Summer Worship above.

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Join us for Online Worship and Communion this Father’s Day Sunday, June 21, 2020 at WTUC; Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching

Online Morning Worship and Communion @ 11:00 am via


Please prepare bread/crackers and juice/wine at home for Communion


Romans 6:3-11

Matthew 10:24-39

Fear Not!

Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching

Jim and Carol Sack are ELCA missionaries to Japan and long-time members of WTUC. 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 with the ELCA in 1982, immediately following his graduation from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., where he also received his PhD.


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Join Us for Online Worship this Sunday, June 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am

June 14, 2020

Morning Worship @ 11:00 am via Facebook Live

WTUC will continue with online worship services through June, 2020

Romans 5:1-8

“Enduring Hope”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching 

You may download the worship bulletin and kids activity sheets here:

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Join Us for Online Worship and Communion this Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am

June 7, 2020

Farewell Sunday
Online Morning Worship and Communion @ 11:00 am via Facebook Live 

WTUC Graduating Seniors Jacob Foster, Katherine Dillard and Youth Tristan Bennett speaking

Proverbs 3:5-7

Matthew 28:16-20

Please prepare bread/crackers and juice/wine at home for the Sacrament of Communion.

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Join Us for Online Worship this Sunday, May 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am

Pentecost Sunday

Online Morning Worship @ 11:00 am via Facebook Live

“Seeing is Believing”

John 20:19-23

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

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