Good Friday and Easter Announcement

Friday, April 18th – Good Friday service of reflection through Scripture, Liturgy and Song from 7pm in the WTUC Sanctuary.  Mitaka Lutheran Church will host an Easter Vigil on Saturday, April 19th from 6-8pm.  All are welcome at these services.

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Sunday, April 20th –  Pastor Teresa will bring a sermon “Do not be afraid” from Matthew 28. During the worship we will have Special Music, a Blessing of the children starting school, Puppets, Prayers of the People and Communion. After the worship we will enjoy an Easter Egg hunt and a robust fellowship time.

– WORSHIP  11:00 AM


MULTIGENERATIONAL EASTER EGG HUNT
(after the service)

ROBUST FINGER FOODS FELLOWSHIP TIME
(after the service all are invited)

MINI BAZAAR
(during the fellowship time)

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Enjoy this peppy reflection on the Resurrection that includes joyful photos of believers around the world, set to an upbeat rendition of the song “Marching in the Light of God” performed by the Africa University Choir.
http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/desktop-meditation-easter-joy

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ROBUST FINGER FOOD FELLOWSHIP
– (please bring light finger foods and dishes to share during the Easter feast – suggestions: fruit, veggies, egg-related dishes, ham, sausage, cheese, bread, juice, pastries, anything else of your choice)

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MINI BAZAAR to be held after the Easter worship service. Donations are therefore requested of small, clean and almost new Items, in particular accessories. There will be three price-ranges, Y300, Y500 and Y1000 and Donors are invited to place their items in the appropriate tray/box.  Unsold items may be retrieved or not after the Bazaar.  Questions:  Jill Ito or wtucrev@gmail.com

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This week`s offering will be an EGGstra opportunity to give towards the financial health of our church.  Thank you for being prayerful and generous as you give this Easter.

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MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL IS HERE! MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL IS HERE !!


Upcoming Schedule for Sundays
– April 20th (Easter Egg Hunt after the worship service – join in the fun!), 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
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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 during church: Topic: Seven Special Helpers, Phillip Helps the Ethiopian  Teacher: Oliver

NEXT ES Youth Grades 2-5: Wed. April 23rd at the Bennett`s home from 5-6:30 pm  Topic: The Parable of the Persistent Widow  Teacher:  Steve   Pizza: Snyder

NEXT MS Youth: helping at the Easter Egg Hunt

NEXT HS Youth: helping the Easter Egg Hunt

NEXT MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – May 11th in Cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am

NEXT ADULT Sunday School
– May 11th at the Sack`s from 9:30-10:30 am

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Upcoming Preaching Ministry  
April 20th        Pastor Teresa, EASTER worship, Communion, Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Meal following the worship (bring finger foods and yummies to share), Mini Bazaar
April 27th        Rev. Claudia
May 4th          ARI Community Life Coordinator Jonathan McCurley,             Communion, Magic Ed
May 11th        Rev. Hikari Kokai Chang
May 18th        Rev. Tim, Communion
May 25th        Rev. Jim
June 1st         Pastor Teresa, Youth Service

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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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Matthew 28: 1-10  After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. 4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. 5But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. 6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. 7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” 8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

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