Sunday, December 29th

Sunday, Dec. 29th,  Pastor Teresa will bring us the sermon, “Compassion Lavished, Love Extravagant” from Isaiah 63:7-9.  We will have a time of reflection on “All the Things God Has Done That Need Praising” (the Message translation heading of our passage!).  After service will be our fellowship time.
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West Tokyo Union Church women have been a integral part of the 57 year history of the Women’s Conference.  The 2014 conference will be held January 31st – February 2nd at Amagi Sanso – one week later than usual.   Give yourself the wonderful gift of this special fellowship!  The theme is Through the Valley and the keynote speaker is renowned author and educator Sharon M. Draper.  For more information, please see the website at http://wocon.net
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)  Contact Carrie Bennett for ES, Julie Rogers for MS, Amy Harbaugh for HS or Pastor Teresa at wtucrev@gmail.com with any questions.

All classes will resume in January.  The children`s child care held during the service will also resume in January.  For those with children, we LOVE children of all ages in our worship.  Please at any time in the service get books and coloring materials from the cupboard at the back of the room.  Your whole family is welcome at WTUC.
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Interested in becoming a member at WTUC? – please talk to Pastor Teresa about the upcoming membership classes.
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Upcoming Preaching Ministry
December 29    Pastor Teresa
January 5          Pastor Teresa, Epiphany, Communion
January 12        Pastor Teresa, Steering Committee meeting
January 19        Rev. Jim Sack, Communion
January 26        Rev. Jim Sack
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SNACK SIGNUP 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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WTUC  Announcements
*Any questions or concerns?  Feel free to email wtucrev@gmail.com 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 ewitt@asij.ac.jp
*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 wtucrev@gmail.com or Kayo Ozawa.
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THANKS EVERYONE FOR THE AMAZING TIME Christmas Caroling at Nozomi no Ie and Choyo Gakuen (two orphanages in our neighborhood) on December 22nd.  After caroling we gathered at the Sack`s for a simple and delicious chili supper, amazing Christmas treats, yummy Russian Tea and luscious fellowship.

After our Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols service on the 24th was our yummy “Christmas Cookie Exchange.” Thanks to all who made these times special!
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Isaiah 63:7-9
All the Things God Has Done That Need Praising

I’ll make a list of God’s gracious dealings,
all the things God has done that need praising,

All the generous bounties of God,
his great goodness to the family of Israel—

Compassion lavished,
love extravagant.

He said, “Without question these are my people,
children who would never betray me.

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So he became their Savior.
In all their troubles,
he was troubled, too.

He didn’t send someone else to help them.
He did it himself, in person.

Out of his own love and pity
he redeemed them.

He rescued them and carried them along
for a long, long time.

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