Join us for World Communion Sunday; Covenant Players in worship.

World Communion Sunday – October 1, 2017                                                                Service for the Lord’s Day  11:00 am

Psalm 133                                                                                                                                        Philippians 2:1-13

Covenant Players presenting in worship. (see bio below)

Fellowship after the service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Covenant Players – Pacific Gate Unit

www.covenantplayers.org

Kurt Purucker has been actively involved with Covenant Players since August of 1984. While attending high school in New Mexico, an interest in the performing arts came to fruition through involvement with his high school drama program. Hearing that many college drama programs were unhealthy environments for a young Christian, he chose instead to study natural sciences in College. However, after a couple of years at a state university, Kurt felt a tugging to be more active with his faith, so when the opportunity to join Covenant Players was mentioned by a friend, he didn’t hesitate to make that move. He recently celebrated 33 years of ministry service.

Cathy Purucker has been active in drama since pre-teen days, though she, too, decided to leave it behind for a season. Growing up in South Africa, she never heard about any sacred performing groups. Since she didn’t want to be involved with the highly secular nature of all she knew about drama, she limited her drama participation to church productions. When invited by a friend to attend a performance by a Christian drama company, her eyes were opened to a new possibility – Christian drama. After a couple of years of soul searching, she felt God’s good pleasure in pursuing ministry with Covenant Players. She celebrated 33 years in the ministry the beginning of April.

Annika Mangert  grew up in Köln, Germany and the first time she heard of Covenant Players was from her mother who wanted to join years ago, but it never happened. Being very shy, she never had thought about doing theatre in any way but CP caught her interest, with speaking and learning different languages and travelling around in other countries. Also, she wanted to change. And she felt that CP could help her with all of these goals. So she finally joined in January 2015 and spent her first 2 ½ years in Europe travelling in the UK, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland and of course Germany. She’s already performing plays in three different languages and is now looking forward to perform in Japanese, when the Pacific Gate Unit is going to Japan in the end of September.

 

 

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Join us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday, September 24th; Dr. Mark John Bennett preaching

Sunday, September 24th at 11:00 am

John 4:1-26

“Living Water”

Dr. Mark John Bennett, missionary to Japan preaching

Our preacher today:  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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Join us for Worship and Communion this Sunday, September 17th

Service for the Lord’s Day

11:00 am

Romans 14:1-12

“Accepting Others”

September Sermon Series: Back to the Basics

Rev. Christian Zebley preaching

Fellowship to follow the service.

 

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Join us for Worship and Fellowship this Sunday, September 10th at WTUC!

Romans 13:8-14

September Sermon Series:  Back to the Basics

“The Rule of Love”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Fellowship to follow the service.

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Join Us For Worship this Sunday, September 3rd at WTUC

Welcome Back from Summer Vacation!

Order of Service for the Lord’s Day

September 3, 2017

Romans 12:9-21

September Sermon Series:  “Back to the Basics”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Communion will be served.

Fellowship following the service.

All are welcome to worship as we begin the 2017-2018 WTUC Church Year!  Join Us!!

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We hope you are having a good summer! WTUC will resume on Sunday, September 3rd!

During the summer months, many of our members travel to other parts of the world. West Tokyo Union Church does not meet in July and August.  We encourage our folks to visit churches in their city and neighborhood.  Click on the Summer Worship link above to see a list of other English-speaking churches in the Tokyo area.

We pray you and your family are having a good summer!  We look forward to seeing you again on September 3rd for our Fall Sunday Kick-off!

 

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Join Us for Worship and Fellowship at WTUC; Sunday, June 25th at 11:00 am

Morning Worship  11:00 am

Romans 6:1-11

“Walking in Grace”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Fellowship following the service

 

 

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Join Us for Worship and Communion on Father’s Day at WTUC

Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 am

Romans 5:1-10                                                                                                                     “The Heart of the Father”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Communion will be served

Fellowship following the service

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Join Us for Worship on Trinity Sunday at WTUC

June 11, 2017

Trinity Sunday

Matthew 28:16-20

“Making Disciples”

Rev. Christian Zebley, preaching

Fellowship to follow the service.

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Join Us for Pentecost Worship and Communion!

June 4, 2017

Day of Pentecost

Acts 2:1-21

“The Spirit Upon”

Guest Preacher, Mr. Jay Knoblock

Communion will be served.

ES/MS Youth will also have a time of sharing and sing.

Join us for a wonderful day of worship, prayer and song!

About our guest preacher:  

Mr. Jay Knoblock was born and raised on a farm in Iowa.  He later attended South Dakota State University and received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Economics.  He has taught Economics at South Dakota State University, English in Korea and served as an adjunct professor of Christian Studies at the University of Sioux Falls.  He currently leads the ministry “Spiritual Strength Training” and teaches and ministers in churches throughout the US and Asia.  He is a trained conference teacher and board member of Presbyterian Reformed Ministries International.  www.prmi.org

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