Joy in the Presence – This Sunday (11/18/2012) in addition to our Fantastic Harvest Feast (Turkey and all the fixings), we will enjoy our PRAISE PUPPETS during the service. Pastor Teresa will explore Psalm 16 during the sermon looking at the opportunity that we have to experience joy in God`s presence. Looking forward to seeing you there! Remember to bring your table setting and a Thanksgiving yummy to share. Any questions, contact the pastors at email@example.com
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER
*TODAY`S classes Sunday Nov. 18th all at 9:30 – Everyone is welcome!*
Little Kids Sunday School (ages 1-5) offered during every worship service.
Grades 1-4 Sunday School: “Patience”
Confirmation class: NEXT class in December 2nd.
HS pancake breakfast at 11am Saturday, November 17th.
Adult Sunday School: NEXT class on Nov. 25th. In the Sacks home; Fruit of the Spirit series: “Patience” facilitated by Carol Sack.
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR OUR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASSES.
All Proceeds go to Heifer Project
Vanilla white chocolate
1 Dozen: 750￥
2 Dozen: 1,500￥
3 Dozen: 2,000￥
We will bake the cookies for you or if you prefer we will give you the frozen cookie dough so you can bake them at home. We will deliver on December 2 at church.
Name: _____________________ Cookie Type: _______________
Number of dozens: _______________ Fresh or Frozen: _______________
(If you would like to order another type of cookie please write it down in the open space below.)
Socks and gifts for the children of “Nozomi No Ie,” an orphanage in Mitaka.
The tradition of collecting socks and gifts for the children residing at Nozomi No Ie goes back well over 20 years. Members of WTUC are asked to select a child (or children) and buy them both some socks and a present for Christmas. This year please feel free to accept more than one child. We ask each giver to sign up for a child by writing their name on a master list. The names of the children are also placed on a slip of paper that is given to the gift giver. It lists the name of the child, their sex, their age and sock size. The slips of paper have been color coded in case you forget their sex, with boys being blue and girls being red. If you happen to lose the piece of paper, ( which I am sure will never happen) you can call me at 0422-34-4266 to be reminded of who it is you are buying for.
Presents should not cost more than \2,000. We want to get them something that is meaningful but we don’t want this to become a contest between children. Nozomi No Ie has asked that coupons, money and gift cards NOT be given. The orphanage would like each child to be able to open the gift and immediately be able to make use of it. If the socks and the gift are wrapped separately that gives each child the opportunity to open up two things. Please make sure the name of the child is SECURELY attached to each gift. If the name comes apart from the gift it is difficult to know who should receive the gift. The name of the giver may or may not be written on the gifts. That is up to each individual to decide.
We ask that the gifts be brought to church by December 16, 2012. They can be placed under the Christmas tree at the church. I take the gifts home each Sunday and put them in a secure place until they can be delivered to the orphanage by Christmas Eve.
This project continues to be a very concrete example of sharing the love of Christ during the Christmas season. Thank you to all who support this ministry.
*Any questions or concerns? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
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*If interested in joining the WTUC Prayer Chain, let one of the Pastors or Prayer Chain Coordinator, Kayo Ozawa, know of your interest. Please submit prayers to email@example.com or Kayo Ozawa.
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passage for this Sunday`s sermon
1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.
2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
3 I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.”
4 Those who run after other gods will suffer more and more. I will not
pour out libations of blood to such gods or take up their names on my lips.
5 Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure.
6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful
7 I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
8 I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
10 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your
faithful one see decay.
11 You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence,
with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
25 David said about him: “‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
26 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope,
27 because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
you will not let your holy one see decay.
28 You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’
32 “We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors
33 he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the
second Psalm: “‘You are my son; today I have become your father.’
34 God raised him from the dead so that he will never be subject to decay. As God has
said, “‘I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.’
35 So it is also stated elsewhere:
“‘You will not let your holy one see decay.’”