Sunday, March 10th

Sunday March 10th, 11am we will celebrate the 4th Sunday
of Lent. Pastor Teresa will be preaching from Psalm 34,
“Overcoming fear with FEAR.” Fellowship Hour will follow.
Steering Committee meeting in the Upper Room after
Fellowship Hour.
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“Noisy offering” for Second Harvest Japan this Sunday. During our
amazing game night, over 20,000 yen for bath tickets for the
clients of SHJ was raised. A “noisy” offering by the Middle
Schoolers will be held the 2nd week of the month till the end of the
year towards this fund. Ruby Sakuma greatly enjoyed serving the
clientele of SHJ with birthday onsen tickets.
http://www.2hj.org/index.php/eng_home

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Looking forward to seeing you at Sunday School
Little Kids Sunday School (ages 1-5) during the service
Grades 1-4 Sunday School: NEXT class March 17th “fruit of the spirit series”
Confirmation class: NEXT class March 17th “living out our faith”
Adult Sunday School: NEXT class March 17th“communion”
THANK YOU FOR PRAYING FOR OUR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CLASSES.

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WTUC Announcements
*Any questions or concerns? Feel free to email wtucrev@gmail.com anytime.*If
you’d like to be added to the WTUC church email list, please contact Gene Witt
ewitt@asij.ac.jp *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 wtucrev@gmail.com or Kayo Ozawa. *Please enjoy and refer our
website to others. Please make any suggestions for additions to the Pastors and/or
Steering Committee. http://wtuc.net/ *Facebook page is up! Add thoughts, pictures –
ENJOY! Pastor Susan and Pastor Teresa will be monitoring the page. – Tell your
friends! * Please sign up with Ann Tang for hosting the remaining fellowship times
till the end of the year.

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There was a time
long ago
when I made mistakes
with pencil and paper
and corrected them with an eraser
leaving grubby skid marks on the page.

Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered
wrote the psalmist.
White-wash covered the blood-stains of sacrifice
in holy of holies
offered
for the sin of the people.

“So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation:
everything old has passed away;
see, everything has become new
wrote Paul.

I still have need
of pencil and paper;
I still make mistakes
and there are still the tell-tale skid marks.
Occasionally
I need that white liquid
to cover my mistakes.
But I do like the Delete key:
a reminder
that God deals with our past
in a new way.
Jeff Shrowder, 2013

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Psalm 34

Of David. When he pretended to be insane before Abimelek, who drove him away, and he left.

1 I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 I will glory in the Lord; let the afflicted hear and rejoice. 3 Glorify the
Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, and
he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. 5 Those who look
to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. 6 This
poor man called, and the Lord heard him; he saved him out of all his
troubles. 7 The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them. 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is
the one who takes refuge in him. 9 Fear the Lord, you his holy people,
for those who fear him lack nothing. 10 The lions may grow weak and
hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. 11 Come, my
children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. 12
Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, 13 keep
your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. 14 Turn from evil
and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 15 The eyes of the Lord are on
the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry; 16 but the face of
the Lord is against those who do evil, to blot out their name from the
earth. 17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers
them from all their troubles. 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19 The righteous person
may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all;
20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. 21 Evil
will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned.
22 The Lord will rescue his servants; no one who takes refuge in him
will be condemned.

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