Sunday, September 28th

THIS WEEK

Sunday, September the 28th – Rev. Dr. Timothy McKenzie will preach from Philippians 2 on “Sharing the Mind of Christ, Together.” 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 = )

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:30AM

MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL:  9:30AM


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)  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 Sammie who has prepared a fun lesson about The Tower of Babel.
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 @Rogers` home on Sunday, October 12th. Movie Night: God’s Not Dead and Bruce Almighty. Also discussion of first 25 pages of Do Hard Things. 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.  Rev. Christian Zebley will facilitate the discussion this week.
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Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Time

Fri. September 26th        Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS)
Sun. September 28th      Rev. Dr. Timothy McKenzie, Multigenerational Sunday School in cafeteria – God`s Gifts to Us – food (con`t), Adult Sunday School in the Upper Room
Sun. October 5th             Pastor Teresa, Communion, Steering Committee meeting
Sun. October 12th           Pastor Teresa, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday at the Sacks, HS Movie Night: God’s Not Dead and Bruce Almighty plus discussion of Do Hard Things
Fri. October 16th            Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS)
Sun. October 19th          Rev. Christian Zebley, Communion and Healing Prayers
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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.
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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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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for consideration for this week`s message –
Philippians 2:1-13New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)


Imitating Christ’s Humility

2 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was[a] in Christ Jesus,

6 who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God
as something to be exploited,
7 but emptied himself,
taking the form of a slave,
being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form,
8     he humbled himself
and became obedient to the point of death—
even death on a cross.
9 Therefore God also highly exalted him
and gave him the name
that is above every name,
10 so that at the name of Jesus
every knee should bend,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue should confess
that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

Shining as Lights in the World

12 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; 13 for it is God who is at work in you, enabling you both to will and to work for his good pleasure.

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