Each year during the months of July and August, West Tokyo Union Church does not gather for worship since the majority of our members are often traveling or living overseas. Although many will remain in Japan this summer due to travel restrictions, we continue to observe our summer break for prayerful rest and renewal. It has been a busy and intense season and we are very thankful for the folks who helped arrange our online worship services from late March through June. You may go to our WTUC Facebook page and look under “videos” to watch some of those services. We also encourage our members to visit a local Japanese church in their neighborhood and/or participate in these other recommended international churches in the Tokyo area during the summer months.
West Tokyo Union Church worship will resume on September 6, 2020 to kick-off our new 2020-21 Church Year. Have a safe and enjoyable summer! Enjoy worshiping God in these Tokyo area English-speaking and bilingual churches either online or in person as able. We pray you have a restful summer enjoying God’s creation. As conditions in Tokyo allow, we hopefully look forward to welcoming you back in person to our sanctuary at the Japan Lutheran College and Seminary in Mitaka in September! Please feel free to be in touch with prayer concerns and updates.
This will be the last Sunday of the 2019-20 WTUC Church Year. Weekly worship, hopefully public, will resume on September 6, 2020. You may find a list recommended churches for worship in July and August by clicking on Summer Worship above.
Please prepare bread/crackers and juice/wine at home for Communion
Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching
Jim and Carol Sack are ELCA missionaries to Japan and long-time members of WTUC. 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 with the ELCA in 1982, immediately following his graduation from Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Minn., where he also received his PhD.
Dr. Andrew Wilson, ELCA Missionary to Japan, guest preacher Andrew (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is an adventurer, writer, polyglot, and teacher. His work has been featured in numerous Christian publications. Sent by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he teaches Church History at Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary.
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