Thanksgiving Celebration Potluck in the cafeteria following worship.
9:30 Setup begins
Noon Thanksgiving Celebration
(If bringing sign up foods, please bring enough for your family and another family. And place settings for your family and guests. Note: if you are unable to bring food and place settings, don’t worry we have both available! Please join us for this wonderful Thanksgiving Celebration!)
Fellowship Table and ICU Lunch Fellowship to follow
Our Guest Preacher : Mr. Jay Knoblock is a missionary and board member of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International (PRMI.org) based in Black Mountain, NC. Jay is 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.
Dr. Tom McGlothlin, CAJ Bible Instructor, guest preacher
Join us for this service in which we remember the heritage of churches that have grown out of the Protestant Reformation beginning with Martin Luther in 1517
Fellowship to follow the service
Our Guest Preacher: Dr. Tom McGlothlin has served as Academic Counselor and Bible Department Head at the Christian Academy in Japan since 2015. He and his wife Linnea both grew up in Japan (Osaka and Tokyo, respectively), and they met at Lake Nojiri. They attended WTUC from 2007 to 2009 before returning to the United States, where Tom earned a Ph.D. in Early Christianity from Duke University.
Audrey Thorne, Tokyo Union Church Youth and Children’s Director
Rev. Jonathan Oh, Celebrant
Our Guest Speaker: Audrey Thorne is the Director of Youth and Children’s Ministry at Tokyo Union Church. She is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and Princeton Theological Seminary. Audrey and her husband Noah recently moved to Tokyo from Brooklyn, NY. They live in Daikanyama and enjoy taking long walks around the city.
Communion Celebrant: Jonathan Oh came to Tokyo in the spring of 2014. He currently works as an on-camera meteorologist for NHK World-Japan, an international English-language broadcast service. Jonathan is also an ordained pastor with the Presbyterian Church in America and is currently serving as a tentmaking missionary in Japan, meaning he both works in the marketplace while also serving in missions. He is the coordinator for young adults group and serves as assistant director of the Fuji Fellows Program at Tokyo Union Church.
ES/MS and HS Youth Bible Studies at 9:30 am in the cafeteria
Rev. Dr. Timothy Boyle, UMC Missionary to Japan, preaching
Our Preacher this Sunday: Rev. Dr. Timothy Boyle and his wife, Juji have served as United Methodist Church missionaries in Japan for nearly 40 years in partnership with the United Church of Christ in Japan. Tim received a Masters of Divinity and the Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He has been a life-long student of theology and science and has served in many positions in Japan including director of the Tsukuba Christian Center and the Buraku Liberation Center in Osaka. Tim has translated several books into Japanese and wrote “The Gospel Hidden in Chinese Characters.” He resides now between Jacksonville, Florida and Lake Nojiri, Japan.
Adult Education: “Artificial Intelligence and Biblical Ethics” 9:45 am in the cafeteria. Dr. Tim Boyle