WTUC Zoom Link for 2022-23 Season

Starting November 13, 2022 — please join us on Sundays at 10:00 JST!

WTUC Zoom link https://scad.zoom.us/j/99371434588

WTUC meeting ID: 993 7143 4588

This will be the link used for the 2022-23 season. Please disregard all other links.

After you have joined once, if you open your Zoom application, you may also select the “Join Meeting” function and the drop-down menu will include the WTUC meeting in its list:

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May Your Word Be Fulfilled — Second Sunday of Advent – December 4, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our online worship service this Sunday. Rev. Tim Toh from Malaysia will be preaching on this second Sunday in Advent. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ for us every Sunday, and thank you to Ann for finding speakers every Sunday and helping to organize our worship services.

  • Rev. Tim Toh
  • Rev Timothy Toh has served as a pastor in Malaysia for 5 years before being assigned by Methodist Mission Board of Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference to Kyoto as missionary in 2017. Currently he is serving in a Baptist church, and also at the TOMO Learning Centre, which includes an English library and English classroom. He and his wife Belle Ting have one daughter and one son.

Scripture Readings: Isaiah 11:1-10Luke 1:26-38

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://scad.zoom.us/j/99371434588

ID: 993 7143 4588

 

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No One Knows — First Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our IN-PERSON and online hybrid worship service this Sunday! Rev. Dr. Jim Sack will be preaching on the second coming on this first Sunday in Advent. Jesus reminds us, in Matthew 24, that no one knows when the Lord will come again to the earth; “no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”

This will be our first in-person service in a long while, so we hope that you can join us on the campus of the Lutheran Seminary or online. We will have a Thanksgiving potluck at Ann’s house after the service. (Details below.) Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. We appreciate your musical gifts. Ruth and her friends will join us for the children’s message.

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Sack
  • James Sack is an ordained missionary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and works through the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church. (JELC). He and his wife Carol came to Japan as long-term missionaries starting in 1982. Jim now teaches in the areas of counseling and Christian Anthropology in the undergraduate school, Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School, and Pastoral Care and Counseling for the seminary. He also has served as a chaplain at Fuchu Prisoner over 10 years.

Scripture Readings: Matthew 24:36-44 — Romans 13:11-14

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.

In-Person Thanksgiving Service and Gathering: We hope that you will be able to attend our in-person Thanksgiving service and potluck on Nov. 27. The 10:00 am service will be at the Lutheran Seminary and the potluck will be held at Ann’s house at 12:30.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://scad.zoom.us/j/99371434588

ID: 993 7143 4588

 

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The Essential Things, Part II — 24th Sunday after Pentecost – November 20, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our online worship service. Ms. Judith Tan from Sarawak is preaching for us again, continuing her message from last week. Our next in-person service will be a Thanksgiving service scheduled on November 27 in our regular room at the Lutheran Seminary. (Details below.) Services until that date will be online. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. We appreciate your musical gifts. Ruth and her friends will join us for the children’s message.

  • Ms. Judith Tan
  • Judith is a Sarawakian from Sarawak located on Borneo Island (Sarawak is the biggest state of Malaysia). In 1988, Judith graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. In year 1998, Judith furthered her studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and obtained her Bachelor degree of Pharmacy in 2000. Since 2001, she has founded a group of pharma-related companies in retail, wholesale, as well as warehouse service providers in Sarawak. In 2012, Judith also received a Master of Christian Studies (M.Sc) through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) from Seminary Theology Malaysia. 
  • Judith had served in various ministries in Trinity Methodist Church, Kuching.  It was in the local missions to the indigenous communities among the urban poor that led her into her most current role. This role involves agro-related plant processing which builds and establishes a link in the supply chain between the indigenous farmer community and the consumer market. Currently, Judith is also an appointed local preacher of Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference. 

Scripture Readings: Hagai 2:1-9 — 2 Cor. 4:7-12 — Hebrews 12:25-29

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.

In-Person Thanksgiving Service and Gathering: We hope that you will be able to attend our in-person Thanksgiving service and potluck on Nov. 27. The 10:00 am service will be at the Lutheran Seminary and the potluck will be held at Ann’s house at 12:30.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://scad.zoom.us/j/99371434588

ID: 993 7143 4588

 

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The Essential Things — 23rd Sunday after Pentecost – November 13, 2022 at 10am JST

Note: Use the Zoom link posted above to join the service.

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our online worship service. Our preacher for this Sunday is Ms. Judith Tan from Sarawak. We will be using the Zoom link which is attached below. Our next in-person service will be a Thanksgiving service scheduled on November 27 in our regular room at the Lutheran Seminary. (Details below.) Services until that date will be online. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. We appreciate your musical gifts.

Please copy and paste the WTUC Zoom link into your digital weekly calendar so that it is easy to find, or you may click on the “WTUC Zoom Link” button below to join the worship.

WTUC Zoom link https://scad.zoom.us/j/99371434588

WTUC meeting ID: 993 7143 4588

  • Ms. Judith Tan
  • Judith is a Sarawakian from Sarawak located on Borneo Island (Sarawak is the biggest state of Malaysia). In 1988, Judith graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. In year 1998, Judith furthered her studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and obtained her Bachelor degree of Pharmacy in 2000. Since 2001, she has founded a group of pharma-related companies in retail, wholesale, as well as warehouse service providers in Sarawak. In 2012, Judith also received a Master of Christian Studies (M.Sc) through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) from Seminary Theology Malaysia. 
  • Judith had served in various ministries in Trinity Methodist Church, Kuching.  It was in the local missions to the indigenous communities among the urban poor that led her into her most current role. This role involves agro-related plant processing which builds and establishes a link in the supply chain between the indigenous farmer community and the consumer market. Currently, Judith is also an appointed local preacher of Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference. 

Scripture Readings: Hagai 2:1-9 — 2 Cor. 4:7-12 — Hebrews 12:25-29

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.

In-Person Thanksgiving Service and Gathering: We hope that you will be able to attend our in-person Thanksgiving service and potluck on Nov. 27. The 10:00 am service will be at the Lutheran Seminary and the potluck will be held at Ann’s house at 12:30.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://scad.zoom.us/j/99371434588

ID: 993 7143 4588

 

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The Truth Shall Set You Free — 22nd Sunday after Pentecost – November 6, 2022 at 10am JST

Note: Use the Zoom link posted below to join the service.

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our last October online worship service. Our preacher for this Sunday is Rev. Paul Shew. We will be using the Zoom link which is attached below. Our next in-person service will be a Thanksgiving service scheduled on November 27 in our regular room at the Lutheran Seminary. (Details below.) Services until that date will be online. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. We appreciate your musical gifts.

Please copy and paste the WTUC Zoom link into your digital weekly calendar so that it is easy to find, or you may click on the “WTUC Zoom Link” button below to join the worship.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

Zoom ID: 785 285 0403

Scripture Readings:

Psalm 25 — John 8:31-32

Matthew 5:3

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.

In-Person Thanksgiving Service and Gathering: We hope that you will be able to attend our in-person Thanksgiving service and potluck on Nov. 27. The 10:00 am service will be at the Lutheran Seminary and the potluck will be held at Ann’s house at 12:30.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

ID: 785 285 0403

For the password, please see the WTUC newsletter or contact the webmaster at — ruth@joee.jp.

 

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For Heaven’s Sake What Are You Doing? (Part 2) — 20th Sunday after Pentecost – October 23, 2022 at 10am JST

Note: Use the Zoom link posted below to join the service.

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for an October online worship service. Our guest speaker for this Sunday will be Mr. JihRen Chang, again. This is part two of a message entitled, “For Heaven’s Sake What Are You Doing?” We will be using our new Zoom link which is attached below. In-person services will be scheduled as the opportunity arises. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. And Hamlet the Pig is welcome to help with the children’s message this Sunday, as long as he cleans his room first.

Please copy and paste the WTUC Zoom link into your digital weekly calendar so that it is easy to find, or you may click on the “WTUC Zoom Link” button below to join the worship.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

Zoom ID: 785 285 0403

Mr. JihRen Chang

  • Mr. Chang is a practicing architect. He received his degree from University of Manchester, UK. He also received his training in Christian studies in Nazarene Bible College, UK. He was actively involved in the International Leadership Institute over the last decades. The Institute has representation in 130 countries and Mr. Chang was the Director of the Asia Pacific region covering China, Indo China, Australia and New Zealand. Through this organization he has trained more than 1,000 Christian leaders. Besides working as an architect, Mr. Chang serves as a lay preacher to Trinity Methodist Church Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia, where he serves actively. 
  • Mr. Chang is married to Catherine Lau and they have 3 daughters and four grandchildren.

Scripture Readings:

Psalm 90: 9-14 Revelation 21: 1-5; 10-11; 25-27

Psalm 90:12

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

ID: 785 285 0403

For the password, please see the WTUC newsletter or contact the webmaster at — ruth@joee.jp.

 

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For Heaven’s Sake What Are You Doing? — 19th Sunday after Pentecost – October 16, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for a September online worship service. Our guest speaker for this Sunday will be Mr. JihRen Chang. His message is entitled, “For Heaven’s Sake What Are You Doing?” This is part one of a two-part series. We will be using our new Zoom link which is attached below. In-person services will be scheduled as the opportunity arises. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. And Hamlet the Pig has promised to help with the children’s message this week.

Please copy and paste the WTUC Zoom link into your digital weekly calendar so that it is easy to find, or you may click on the “WTUC Zoom Link” button below to join the worship.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

Zoom ID: 785 285 0403

Mr. JihRen Chang

  • Mr. Chang is a practicing architect. He received his degree from University of Manchester, UK. He also received his training in Christian studies in Nazarene Bible College, UK. He was actively involved in the International Leadership Institute over the last decades. The Institute has representation in 130 countries and Mr. Chang was the Director of the Asia Pacific region covering China, Indo China, Australia and New Zealand. Through this organization he has trained more than 1,000 Christian leaders. Besides working as an architect, Mr. Chang serves as a lay preacher to Trinity Methodist Church Kuching, Sarawak Malaysia, where he serves actively. 
  • Mr. Chang is married to Catherine Lau and they have 3 daughters and four grandchildren.

Scripture Readings:

Psalm 119: 1-20 — Psalm 90:9-14 — Revelations 10:1-6

Psalm 90:12

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

ID: 785 285 0403

For the password, please see the WTUC newsletter or contact the webmaster at — ruth@joee.jp.

 

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Globally Connected in God’s Love — 18th Sunday after Pentecost – October 9, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for a September online worship service. Our preacher for this Sunday will be Rev. Paul Shew. His message is entitled, “Globally Connected in God’s Love.” We will be using our new Zoom link which is attached below. In-person services will be scheduled as the opportunity arises.

Preacher Bio: Rev. Shew, an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard University Divinity School, and a B.A. in Japanese Studies from Earlham College. With a background in cultural studies, comparative religion and Church history, Dr. Shew has focused much of his recent research on Christian higher education in Asia. As Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Shew has special responsibility for leading the international strategy and initiatives for Aoyama Gakuin schools.

Dr. Rev.Shew has taught courses on Christianity, religion, ethics and education to over 18,000 students since joining Aoyama Gakuin, and his lectures have been viewed by many more on YouTube since the pandemic. He has been deeply involved in founding and leading numerous student organizations and programs including Shanti Shanti (international service-learning partnering with Habitat for Humanity), the Contemporary Worship Team and the University Gospel Choir. He is Vice-Director of the AG Historical Research Institute and a researcher in the Institute for Technological & Social Transformation. He also serves on the board of directors of several universities as well as other civic and social organizations.  

Dr. Rev. Shew is married to Mari and they have three sons (two in USA) and a dog. Rev Shew enjoys spending time in the beautiful lake of Nojiri where they have a cabin.

Scripture Readings:

Psalm 133 — Eph. 4:1-6 — Matthew 22:34-40

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

ID: 785 285 0403

For the password, please see the WTUC newsletter or contact the webmaster at — ruth@joee.jp.

 

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The Blue Sky Beyond My Window — 17th Sunday after Pentecost – October 2, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for a September online worship service. Our guest speaker for this Sunday will be Mr. Khai Ing Lu. His message is entitled, “The Blue Sky Beyond My Window” and will touch your heart as Mr. Lu shares how even through tragedy, we are encouraged to love and serve God and to be thankful. We will be using our new Zoom link which is attached below. In-person services will be scheduled as the opportunity arises.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Khai Ing Lu is a Chinese-Malaysian born and raised in Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia. He earned a B.S. from University of Malaya. He is currently the General Manager of the Wilmar International, Bintulu Edible Oils in Bintulu, Sarawak. He is a member of Ming-Ong Methodist Church in Bintulu and is actively serving as a member of the Steering Committee. He is also an administrator and committee member of the Methodist Church Hope Counseling Centre.

Mr. Lu is married to Ung-Sii Wong. They have a son who recently graduated from Nottingham University. Mr. Lu enjoys playing ping pong during his free time.

Scripture Readings:

Psalm 1:1-6
Psalm 142

John 9:1-4

Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind – John 9:1-4

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.


We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

New WTUC Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7852850403?pwd=T0pNaTQxM0R5Z28wOFN3WXdIeEdLdz09

ID: 785 285 0403

For the password, please see the WTUC newsletter or contact the webmaster at — ruth@joee.jp.

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