West Tokyo Union Church Weekly
September 15, 2013
Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill
Rev. Jim Sack will bring the message from all the lectionary passages (Exodus 32:4-14, Luke 15:1-10, 1 Timothy 1:12-17, Psalm 51:1-10) preaching on “Lost and Found: Sinners in the Hands of a Repenting God.” Communion will be observed. A yummy Fellowship Hour will follow with a time for reconnection and refreshment.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)
Little Kids (1-5) Sunday School September 15th (meets during each service)
Topic: God creates people, the first sin Teacher: Sammie
next meeting September 22nd during church
NEXT ES Youth Grades 1-5 Wednesday, 9/25 at the Bennett`s home from 5-6:30 p.m.
Topic: The Parable of the Yeast Teacher: Steve Dinner Responsibility: Norris family
Contact Mrs. Bennett or wtucrev@gmail. com for more details.
NEXT MS Youth Wednesday, October 9th at the Rogers` home at 5:30 p.m.
Service project, bible study and pizza. Contact Mrs. Rogers or wtucrev@gmail. com for more details. We’ll be discussing our project Operation Christmas Child. We hope to involve the entire congregation and possibly more community members in filling shoe boxes with goodies for children near Fukushima.
NEXT HS Sunday 9/22 after church at the Harbaugh Norris home starting at 2 pm.
NEXT Adult Sunday School Sunday 9/22 at 9:30 in the Upper Room
Topic: Parable series facilitated by Pastor Teresa – Parable of the Yeast
CONGREGATION: Please set aside your shoeboxes for the MSers Operation Christmas Child – we will be collecting them.
Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or on the list on the white board. We greatly appreciate your contributions to our community life!
STEERING COMMITTEE meeting after Fellowship Time on September 15th in the Upper Room.
*Any questions or concerns? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
*Please enjoy and refer our website and FB page (West Tokyo Union Church) to others. Please make any suggestions for additions to the Pastor Teresa and/or Steering Committee. http://wtuc.net/
*If you’d like to be added to the WTUC church email list, please contact Gene Witt email@example.com
*If interested in joining the WTUC Prayer Chain, let Pastor Teresa or Prayer Chain Coordinator, Kayo Ozawa, know of your interest. Please submit prayers to firstname.lastname@example.org or Kayo Ozawa.
PSALM 51 LITANY
Have mercy on us O God, with your unfailing love and great compassion blot out all our transgressions.
Wash away all our iniquities and cleanse us from our sin. For we are aware of our transgressions, the thoughts of those things that stand between us and the God who loves us are always on our minds.
When it comes right down to it we realize that it is against God, and God only that we have sinned and done that which is shameful in the sight of God.
Should the Lord judge us, that judgment would be justified. I have been full of myself and not God from the beginning, perhaps even before I was born.
The Lord desires that truth would be an intimate part of who we are and the basis for teaching us wisdom that would guide our every move.
Cleanse us O Lord with your gracious good will, wash us with your grace and we will be clean. Let us hear once again of your joy and gladness.
Hide your face from all our sins O Lord and blot out all our iniquities.
Create in us a pure heart, O God and renew a steadfast spirit within us.