Sunday, September 21st

West Tokyo Union Church Weekly

September 21, 2014     Worship 11:00 AM

Pastor:  Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill     wtucrev@gmail.com

THIS WEEK

Sunday, September the 21st – Rev. Dr. Jim Sack will preach from Exodus 16 and Psalm 105 bringing us, “God is Not Fair.”  Communion will be served.  After the worship service will be a robust fellowship time. Those who come at 10:30 AM are welcome to help set up the chairs and the sanctuary = )

WORSHIP  11:00 AM

FELLOWSHIP TIME (after the service – all are invited)

********************************************************************                                                        CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)  Any questions, please contact Pastor Teresa at wtucrev@gmail.com, or Julie Rogers for HS; Amy Harbaugh and Steve Bennett for Upper ES and Lower MS, grades 4-7; and Carrie Bennett for Lower ES, grades K-3.

LITTLE KIDS during worship – after the children`s message you may go with Oliver who has prepared a fun lesson about The Flood and the Rainbow.

YOUTH FRIDAYS  One Friday a month, ES & MS will meet for learning and fellowship.  Times and locations will vary depending on the event.  Dates: September 26th, October 17th, November 14th and December 5th.

HS YOUTH are invited to the Rogers` home on Sunday, September 21st at 5pm.  Goals/plans for the year and yummy food await.  All are welcome!

NEXT MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – September 28th in Cafeteria, 9:30-10:30 am.

NEXT ADULT Sunday School – Sunday September 28th in the upper room (above the sanctuary) 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 remaining and October`s dates are 9/28, 10/12 and 10/26. Who is welcome? All ages. We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more. Multi-generational-worship

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! From time to time, Adult Sunday School will be held in the Upper Room, on the 2nd floor above the Sanctuary. All are welcome. Need more information, contact wtucrev@gmail.com any time = )  

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Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Time

Sun. September 21st   Rev. Dr. Jim Sack, Communion, HS meeting at Rogers from 5pm

Fri. September 26th    Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS) 

Sun. September 28th  Rev. Dr. Timothy McKenzie, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday School in the Upper Room

Sun. October 5th          Pastor Teresa, Communion

Sun. October 12th        Pastor Teresa, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday at the Sacks

Fri. October 16th          Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS) 

Sun. October 19th        Rev. Christian Zebley, Communion and Healing Prayers

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WTUC  Announcements:

  *Any questions or concerns?  Feel free to email wtucrev@gmail.com anytime.

  *Please enjoy and refer our website http://wtuc.net/ and FB page (West Tokyo Union Church) to others.  Please make any suggestions for additions to the Pastor Teresa and/or Steering Committee.   

  *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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Exodus 16:2-15 

2 The whole congregation of the Israelites complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. 3 The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the fleshpots and ate our fill of bread; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”

4 Then the Lord said to Moses, “I am going to rain bread from heaven for you, and each day the people shall go out and gather enough for that day. In that way I will test them, whether they will follow my instruction or not. 5 On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days.” 6 So Moses and Aaron said to all the Israelites, “In the evening you shall know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, 7 and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your complaining against the Lord. For what are we, that you complain against us?” 8 And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you meat to eat in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, because the Lord has heard the complaining that you utter against him—what are we? Your complaining is not against us but against the Lord.”

9 Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the Israelites, ‘Draw near to the Lord, for he has heard your complaining.’” 10 And as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the Israelites, they looked toward the wilderness, and the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11 The Lord spoke to Moses and said, 12 “I have heard the complaining of the Israelites; say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have your fill of bread; then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”

13 In the evening quails came up and covered the camp; and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp. 14 When the layer of dew lifted, there on the surface of the wilderness was a fine flaky substance, as fine as frost on the ground. 15 When the Israelites saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?”[a] For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.

Psalm 105:1-11

1 O give thanks to the Lord, call on his name,

    make known his deeds among the peoples.

2 Sing to him, sing praises to him;

    tell of all his wonderful works.

3 Glory in his holy name;

    let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.

4 Seek the Lord and his strength;

    seek his presence continually.

5 Remember the wonderful works he has done,

    his miracles, and the judgments he has uttered,

6 O offspring of his servant Abraham,[a]

    children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

7 He is the Lord our God;

    his judgments are in all the earth.

8 He is mindful of his covenant forever,

    of the word that he commanded, for a thousand generations,

9 the covenant that he made with Abraham,

    his sworn promise to Isaac,

10 which he confirmed to Jacob as a statute,

    to Israel as an everlasting covenant,

11 saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan

    as your portion for an inheritance.”

 

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