West Tokyo Union Church Weekly
September 22, 2013
Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill
We have the privilege of welcoming Stephen Bay to our congregation this week! He will bring a message on forgiveness from Matthew 18. Adult Sunday School will be held in the Upper Room from 9:30am on the Parable of the Yeast. During the service will be Sunday School for the 1-5 year olds. A yummy Fellowship Hour will follow the service with a time for all of us to reconnect and refresh! Starting at 2pm will be the HS Youth Group meeting at the Harbaugh/Norris home.
Stephen and his wife, Soo, are missionaries with the Evangelical Covenant Church, having recently arrived in Japan from California, USA. Soo originally hails from Seoul, South Korea, while Stephen was born in Ohio, USA to Chinese-Indonesian-Dutch-Jewish parents. They have two sons, Matthew (age 6) and Johann (age 3). Before being called to Japan, Stephen served as the prayer ministry and volunteer care pastor at Newsong Community Church in Irvine, California, where he joined the staff in 2006. Prior to that, he worked as a filmmaker and graphic artist, never imagining that God would one day call him to full-time ministry. He is currently completing his studies at North Park Theological Seminary. The Bay family will soon leave Tokyo to serve in Ofunato City, Iwate Prefecture.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)
Little Kids (1-5) Sunday School September 22nd (meets during each service)
Topic: God speaks to Noah: A Rainbow Promise Teacher: Oliver
next meeting September 29th 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!
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Upcoming Preaching Ministry
September 29 Paul Nethercott, TEAM Mission Worker and film maker
October 6 Dr. Nancy Nethercott, TEAM Mission Worker, Singing Communion
October 13 Pastor Teresa, Sakura Ensemble performing
October 20 Covenant Players bringing sermon and song, Communion
October 27 Pastor Teresa
GREATLY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN WORSHIP!