Join Us for Worship and Communion on the Third Sunday of Advent; December 17, 2017

Third Sunday of Advent: Worship and Communion

Isaiah 61:1-4;  John 1:6-8, 19-28

“The Negative Confession”

Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching

Jim teaches pastoral theology at the Japan Lutheran College and the Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is the campus Director of the Personal Growth and Counseling Center. Together with his spouse, Carol, he began global mission service in 1982, immediately following his graduation from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., where he also received his PhD.

Join us for Christmas Caroling to the nearby Nozomi no Ie orphanage followed by a wonderful Christmas Party at the Sack’s home on the Lutheran Seminary Campus.  Meet at the Sack’s at 3:45 pm for caroling. 

Questions: pastor@wtuc.net

 

December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve Afternoon Service: 4:00 pm

Note: WTUC will not meet on the morning of December 24th but only in the afternoon.  Join us for this family-friendly service on Christmas Eve!

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Annual Christmas Pageant this Sunday, December 10th!

Children’s Christmas Pageant this Sunday, December 10, 2017 11:00 am

All children welcome to participate! Please come to the sanctuary by 10am for rehearsal.

 

 

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First Sunday of Advent Worship, December 3, 2017

Worship and Communion  11:00 am

First Sunday of Advent

Isaiah 64:1-9

Mark 13:24-37

“The Greatest Story”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Senzoku Music College students with Director Hiroko Ide will perform in worship and offer a Christmas Concert following the service at 12:45.  Join us for beautiful Christmas Music!

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Join us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday, November 26th. Rev. Abraham Kist-Okazaki, guest preacher.

Christ the King Sunday                                                                                                                November 26, 2017

Matthew 25:31-46

“Becoming the G.O.A.T.”

Rev. Abraham Kist-Okazaki, guest preacher

Abraham is a missionary from the Reformed Church in America (RCA) currently serving as an Associate Pastor of Kugahara Church of the United Church of Christ in Japan.  He and his wife Sayuri have both been serving as missionaries in the UCCJ since 1995.

ICU Lunch Fellowship following worship

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Join us for our Annual Thanksgiving Worship and Lunch Celebration

Thanksgiving Sunday, November 19, 2017

Service for the Lord’s Day  11:00am

Deuteronomy 8:7-18; II Corinthians 9:6-15

“Sowing and Reaping”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Communion will be served.

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, don’t worry we have both available!  Please join us for this Thanksgiving Celebration!)

13:30  Clean up begins

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Join Us for Contemporary Worship this Sunday at WTUC at 11:00 am

November 12, 2017                                                                                                          

Contemporary Worship with Harp Reflection led by Carol Sack

Matthew 25:1-13

“Being Ready”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

 

 

 

 

Adult Education

THIS SUNDAY, (2nd and 4th Sundays of each month)

9:30 am at the home of Rev. Jim and Carol Sack on the Lutheran Seminary campus.  Best coffee in town!!

Join us as we take an in-depth look at this Sunday’s Gospel Reading:                              Matthew 25:1-13 using the Swedish Bible Study method

Youth Sunday School

ES Sunday School during the service this week following the children’s sermon                      MS and HS Sunday School this Sunday, November 12th at 9:30 am

Lutheran Seminary cafeteria                                                                                                           The Gospel Centered Life for Teens

Upcoming MS/HS Sunday School: December 3Jan 14Feb 11March 11April 15May 13

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Join us for our annual Joint-Worship service with Mitaka Lutheran Church

This Sunday, November 5th, 2017

10:30 am in the chapel of the Lutheran College and Seminary

Matthew 23:1-12

Sermon: “To Follow Christ”

Rev. Akio Lee, pastor of Mitaka Lutheran Church, preaching

Rev. Christian Zebley, pastor of WTUC, liturgist

Children’s message with puppets by Mrs. Ruth Ingulsrud

Join us as we come together as brothers and sisters in Christ for this bilingual worship service

 

 

 

 

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Celebrate Reformation Sunday at WTUC!

Service for the Lord’s Day

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Romans 3:19-28                                                                                                                            John 8:31-36

“From Justice to Justification”

Rev. Dr. Jim Sack, Lutheran pastor/missionary to Japan and Professor of Pastoral Theology at Japan Lutheran College preaching.

Join us for lunch fellowship at ICU following worship.

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Join us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday 10/22 at West Tokyo Union Church

Service for the Lord’s Day

October 22, 2017

Ephesians 3:14-21

“Going Deeper in Faith”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching.

Fellowship following the service.

Our guest harpist: Rebecca Flannery began studying harp when she was 11, growing up in CT. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in harp performance at the State University of NY at Stony Brook and then went on to earn her Masters Degree at Yale University. She has been a professional harpist ever since and has taught as Professor of Harp at the University of CT, the University of Hartford, and the Neighborhood Community Music School in New Haven, CT, as well as privately.  She teaches harp each fall semester here at the Japan Lutheran College to both students, graduates and community members.

Rebecca is married to Peter Reis, who is a retired US Navy Commander who served on surface ships and aboard submarines in the Pacific and the Atlantic. He did his undergraduate studies at Univ. of California, Berkeley where he double majored in Political Science and Economics, he earned his law degree at New York University and practiced law in NY, Washington DC, California, and Belgium. When he retired he turned his passion for harps into a business that grew to be Harps Unlimited International, LLC with a dozen showrooms around the US from coast to coast.

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Join Us for Worship and Communion this Sunday, October 15th

Service for the Lord’s Day

October 15, 2017

Philippians 4:1-9

Matthew 22:1-14

“Getting Focused”

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Communion will be served.  Fellowship to follow the service.

All are welcome!

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