Sunday, March 16th

Sunday, March 16th –  Adult Sunday School (@ the Sacks) and Multigenerational Sunday School (in the cafeteria) will be from 9:30am (see below).  Rev. Jim Sack will bring the message “The ‘Heaps’ of the Lord” from 2 Chronicles 31:4-10, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 and Luke 12:29-34 (see below) from 11am. Communion and Healing Prayers will be observed. After the worship we will enjoy a lovely time of fellowship.

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Huff Post has an interesting article series on Lent for the family.  Enjoy clicking around here.  It includes a slideshow with Scripture and reflective pictures.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/table-talk-lent_n_4920129.html

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MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL IS HERE!
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL IS HERE !!
Schedule for Sundays – March 16th, April 6th, April 20th (Easter Egg Hunt), May 11th, May 25th, June 8th and June 22nd.   Twice a month we will have multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria.  Who is welcome?  All ages.  We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.  If parents want their kids to join in on the fun at the multigenerational Sunday School while they attend the Adult Sunday School that will be at the Sacks – that`s great too.  This will be in addition to the regular Wednesday evening offerings for ES, MS and HS.  The Sacks will host the Adult Sunday school, also at 9:30 am in their living room on these same dates.  Their home is right across the Lutheran Campus from our sanctuary.  Best coffee in town = ) Come and enjoy!  All are welcome.  Need more information, contact wtucrev@gmail.com any time = )

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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.

Little Kids (1-5) Sunday School:
March 16th during church
Topic:  Jesus is Alive, Jesus Goes to Heaven  Teacher:  Sara

NEXT ES Youth Grades 2-5: Wednesday, March 19th at the Bennett`s home from 5-6:30 pm
Topic: The Parable of the Sower   Teacher: Steve   Dinner Responsibility: Bennetts

NEXT MS Youth: Wed. March 19th from 5-6:30 pm at the Rogers, Bible study, service project & pizza

NEXT HS Youth: Sunday, March 16th from 1:30 pm at the Harbaugh/Norris house

NEXT MULTI GENERATIONAL SS – March 16th from 9:30-10:30 am –  the Oscars and the Bible!

NEXT ADULT Sunday School:
Sunday March 16th at the Sacks from 9:30-10:30 am

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Upcoming Preaching Ministry
March 16th         Sunday School, Rev. Jim, Communion
March 23rd        Pastor Teresa
March 30th        Rev. Tim
April 18th           Good Friday service, 6:30pm
April 20th          EASTER, Easter Egg Hunt, Communion, Fellowship

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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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2 Chronicles 31:4-10
He commanded the people who lived in Jerusalem to give the portion due to the priests and the Levites, so that they might devote themselves to the law of the Lord. As soon as the word spread, the people of Israel gave in abundance the first fruits of grain, wine, oil, honey, and of all the produce of the field; and they brought in abundantly the tithe of everything. The people of Israel and Judah who lived in the cities of Judah also brought in the tithe of cattle and sheep, and the tithe of the dedicated things that had been consecrated to the Lord their God, and laid them in heaps. In the third month they began to pile up the heaps, and finished them in the seventh month. When Hezekiah and the officials came and saw the heaps, they blessed the Lord and his people Israel. Hezekiah questioned the priests and the Levites about the heaps. The chief priest Azariah, who was of the house of Zadok, answered him, ‘Since they began to bring the contributions into the house of the Lord, we have had enough to eat and have plenty to spare; for the Lord has blessed his people, so that we have this great supply left over.’

2 Corinthians 9:6-8  

The point is this: the one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that by always having enough of everything, you may share abundantly in every good work.

Luke 12:29-34

And do not keep striving for what you are to eat and what you are to drink, and do not keep worrying. For it is the nations of the world that strive after all these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, strive for his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.
‘Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

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