Sunday, September 14th

THIS WEEK

Sunday, September the 14th –  From 9:30 AM will be Adult Sunday School in the Sack`s living room, looking together at Genesis 50 “Swedish Bible study method” style in preparation for the worship service. In the cafeteria from 9:30 AM will be Multigenerational Sunday School. This year we will be enjoying a series called, God Gives Good Gifts. The first gift we will be looking at will be … FOOD! Our story comes from 1 Kings 17:8-16, one of the stories of Elijah.
At the 11AM worship service, Pastor Teresa will preach from Genesis 50, “God Intended it for Good.” During the worship service, we will have a “Blessings of backpacks, computer bags, calendars and briefs” – everyone bring your tool of choice for a blessing. After the worship service will be a fellowship time. Those who come at 10:30 AM are welcome to help set up the chairs and the sanctuary = )

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL  9:30 AM

MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM

WORSHIP  11:00 AM

FELLOWSHIP TIME (after the service – all are invited)
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CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)  Contact Pastor Teresa at wtucrev@gmail.com with any questions.
LITTLE KIDS during worship – after the children`s message you may go with Sara Hoskins who has prepared a fun lesson
Blessings of backpacks, computer bags, daytime’s and briefs during the September 14 service
HS YOUTH are invited to the Rogers` home on Sunday, September 21st at 5 p.m.  Goals/plans for the year and yummy food await.  All are welcome!
MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – September 14th and 28th in Cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am
ADULT Sunday School – Sunday September 14th and 28th at the Sack`s from 9:30-10:30 am
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MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL!! ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL!!This fall again we will have Multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria the second and fourth Sundays of the month. September`s dates  are 9/14 and 9/28. Who is welcome? All ages. We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.
The Sacks will host the Adult Sunday School, also at 9:30 am in their living room. The method for looking at the texts for the service is called the, “Swedish Bible study method,” interacting with the text through our own life experiences. 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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Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events

September 14th
– Back to School blessing, Multigenerational Sunday School and Adult Sunday School begin, Pastor Teresa preaching

September 21st
–  Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching, Communion
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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.
*Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or on the list on the white board for next year. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!
*Each week we will be setting up the chairs for worship and preparing the sanctuary, anyone around at 10:30am is invited to be involved in the fun = )  Each week we will also return our sanctuary to it`s classroom style after the fellowship time.
*Interested in baptism or membership, please contact Pastor Teresa.  We will be having a membership class in October for all interested.
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Genesis 50:15-21 The Message (MSG)

14-15 After burying his father, Joseph went back to Egypt. All his brothers who had come with him to bury his father returned with him. After the funeral, Joseph’s brothers talked among themselves: “What if Joseph is carrying a grudge and decides to pay us back for all the wrong we did him?”
16-17 So they sent Joseph a message, “Before his death, your father gave this command: Tell Joseph, ‘Forgive your brothers’ sin—all that wrongdoing. They did treat you very badly.’ Will you do it? Will you forgive the sins of the servants of your father’s God?”
When Joseph received their message, he wept.
18 Then the brothers went in person to him, threw themselves on the ground before him and said, “We’ll be your slaves.”
19-21 Joseph replied, “Don’t be afraid. Do I act for God? Don’t you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right now—life for many people. Easy now, you have nothing to fear; I’ll take care of you and your children.” He reassured them, speaking with them heart-to-heart.

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