Join us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday, January 13th at 11:00 am. Dr. Mark John Bennett, guest preacher.

Service for the Lords’ Day

Psalm 27:14

Luke 1:26-38

“Unexpected Joy”

Dr. Mark John Bennett

Our guest preacher this week:  Dr. Mark John Bennett has been serving as a minister most of his life. He began serving the local church when he was 13 and has held just about every position in a church, including janitor. Mark and Sharon arrived in Asia in 1990, first serving in Taiwan, but quickly being transferred to Japan where they fell in love with and were called as a couple to serve here. Three sons were born and raised here, Jonmarc (20), Jonathan (18), and Jonluke (16). The older boys are at California Baptist University and Jonluke attends Christian Academy in Japan. They have lived in Tokyo, Kitakyushu, Narashino, Chiba, and currently reside in Hibarigaoka, Nishi-Tokyo. They have been Strategy Coordinators, Team Leaders, Language and Cultural Development Coaches, but always see themselves as disciple makers and church planters.  For the last few years, Mark has been serving as Compassion Ministries Strategist for the Japan Baptist Mission and working with Homeless people in Western Tokyo.  God is doing some wonderful things and allowing the Bennett’s to participate.

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Epiphany Sunday, January 6, 2019; Worship, Communion and Annointing.

Service for the Lord’s Day  11:00 am

“Newness of Life”

Mark 1:1-11; Romans 6:1-8

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

During Communion, for those who would like, ministers will be present to offer  annointing with oil as a prayer for renewal in the Holy Spirit as we enter into 2019.

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Start your New Year right! Join us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday, December 30th at 11:00 am

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Colossians 3:12-17

“The Rule of Christ”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Fellowship to follow

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Join us for Advent/Christmas Worship and fellowship Sunday, December 23 and Monday, December 24 at WTUC

4th Sunday of Advent Worship  

December 23, 2018  11:00 am

“Worship the King”

Matthew 2:1-12

Pastor Christian Zebley preaching

Christmas Eve Worship Service                                                                                          (families and children welcome)

December 24, 2018  4:00 pm 

Christmas crafts and songs for kids in English (2:30 – 3:30 pm)

Please join us for Advent/Christmas worship this weekend at WTUC!

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Annual Children’s Christmas Pageant, Caroling and Christmas Party this Sunday at WTUC!

December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent Worship 11:00 am

Luke 2:8-21

Children’s Christmas Pageant – all children are welcome to participate; rehearsal at 9:30 am -always room for more shepherds and angels!  Visitors welcome!

Christmas Treat Fellowship following the service – if possible, please bring a snack or sweet to share.

Christmas Caroling to Nozomi no Ie at 3:45 pm.  Please meet at the Sack’s on the Lutheran Seminary campus; Christmas Party to follow at the Sack’s!  Don’t miss it!

Christmas Worship Schedule:                                                                                                      12/23  4th Sunday of Advent / Christmas Worship 11:00 am

12/24 Christmas Eve Family Service 4:00 pm

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Join us for Worship and Fellowship on the Second Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

December 9, 2018  11:00 am

Malachi 3:1-4

Luke 1:68-79

“Preparing the Way”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Children’s Christmas Pageant rehearsal at 9:30 am in the sanctuary.  All children and youth welcome.  Pageant will be held during worship on Sunday, December 16th at 11:00 am

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Join us for Worship and Communion on the First Sunday of Advent at 11:00 am

December 2, 2018

First Sunday of Advent

Worship and Communion

Luke 21:25-36

“The Return of Hope”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

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Christ the King Sunday, November 25, 2018; Worship 11:00 am

Morning Worship 11:00 am

Psalm 93

Matthew 6:25-33

“Seeking the Kingdom”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Fellowship to follow the service.

PLEASE TUNE IN TO SEE WTUC’S  VERY OWN CAROL SACK on NHK Channel 2 this Sunday 11/25 and next Saturday, 12/1!

Documentary on Carol’s hospice ministry Lyra Precaria incorporating the harp.
5-6 AM this coming Sunday (11/25) NHK Educational TV (Channel 2.)  Then, again the following Saturday (12/1) at 1-2 PM, on NHK Educational TV, Channel 2.
The name of the regular program  series is 「こころの時代」 and this episode is titled 「祈りのたてごと」。
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Annual Thanksgiving Worship, Communion and Lunch; Sunday, November 18, 2018

Worship with Communion at 11:00 am; Thanksgiving Celebration at Noon

Hebrews 10:11-25

”Grace and Gratitude”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Thanksgiving Celebration Lunch in the cafeteria following worship.

9:30  Setup begins

11:00  Worship and Communion

Noon  Thanksgiving Celebration begins

(If bringing sign up foods, please bring enough for your family and another family.  And please bring place settings for your family and guests.  Note: if you are unable to bring food and place settings, PLEASE DON’T WORRY!   We will have both available!  Join us for this special Thanksgiving Celebration!)

13:30  Clean up begins

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Service for the Lord’s Day, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am with Installation of Pastor Zebley, reception to follow

Morning Worship 11:00 am

“Called By God’s Grace”

Ephesians 3:7-13

Installation of Pastor Christian Zebley will be part of the worship service.  Reception to follow.

Our Guest Preacher Today:  Mr. Jay Knoblock is a missionary and board member of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI.org) based in Black Mountain, NC. Jay is now based in Seoul, Korea where he is studying Korean and ministering in several capacities. We warmly welcome Jay back to WTUC, as he ministers in Japan from time to time, as well as other countries in Asia.

We warmly welcome Pastor Ivan Martinez today, the Associate Minister of Tokyo Union Church to represent the network of Union Churches in Japan for the installation of Pastor Zebley.  Pastor Ivan is from Miami, Florida and a graduate of Duke Divinity School where he earned an MDIV and MSW. He and his wife live in Tokyo with their three children.  WTUC is grateful for growing out of TUC in 1963 and the supportive relationship between our congregations over the years.

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