Sunday, October 24, 2010 Worship Service

Sunday School

ES Age 4 – Gr 2 – Meets at 9:30 in the cafeteria. Contact Lynn Loveman or Amy Harbaugh for more information.

ES Gr 3 – 5 – Meets at 9:30 in the cafeteria. Contact Kristi Hoskins or Julie Rogers, Sunday School  coordinators if you need more details or wish to help.

MS – Meets at 8:40 in the cafeteria.

HS – Lunch with Pastor Claudia at a nearby restaurant.  Contact Pastor Claudia for more information.

Adult Intro to Bible Study – Meets at 9:40 in upstairs room in the same building where worship service is held. If you need nursery care, please call Pastor Claudia (042-369-192) by Saturday night and we will make sure someone is there to watch your young children.

Worship – 10:55 am

Scripture: Isaiah 55:1, 3, 8-9, 12-13; Acts 13:32-39

Sermon: “An Everlasting Sign”; Rev. Jonathan McCurley

Special Music: “Come to the Water” Carol Sack and Ruth Ingulsrud; “You Shall Go Out with Joy” Ruth Ingulsrud

Guest Preacher: Jonathan McCurley, a UMC missionary, from the Asian Rural Institute.   Jonathan comes from Florida and graduated from Garret Evangelical Seminary  in Chicago.  Years ago he lived in the Kansai area, where he taught English and he also spent one year as a student at Kwansei Gakuen in Nishinomiya. He is married to Satomi from Okinawa and they live in the missionary house on the ARI campus. Both enjoy singing, especially praise music.

If you have any of the following, bring to church on Sunday, especially coffee, tea, sugar, and vegetable oil.

自転車(bicycles in good condition)、電気掃除機(vacuum cleaners)、洗濯機 (washing machine)、大型石油ストーブ(kerosene stove, big one if any)、電動工具を含む工具類 (tools)、緑茶(green tea ) 、コーヒー(coffee)、紅茶(tea)、砂糖(sugar)、食用油(vegetable oil) など。

切手(unused stamps)・収入印紙(revenue stamps)・通常はがき(unused postcard)・各種商品券 (coupons for department stores)・図書券 (book store  coupons)・未換金宝くじ券 (unused lottery tickets), umbrellas (both foldable and normal ones), slippers (new ones) are always helpful,  flannel bed sheets for winter.

Find more ARI information at the end of this message.

Looking ahead…

Oct.  31 – Reformation Sunday; Jim Sack preaching; We have an urgent request for these items for the abused women’s shelter.   Please bring on Sunday Laundry detergent, shampoo, conditioner, soap, flashlights, candles, batteries for flashlights.

Nov. 7 – Joint Worship Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church; 10:30 AM in the Seminary Chapel. Pastor Claudia preaching short reflection. . NO SUNDAY SCHOOL OR BIBLE STUDY CLASS. Childcare available. Steering Committee meeting at 9:00 a.m. in cafeteria.

Nov. 14  All Saints Sunday; bring pictures of your deceased loved ones to place on the altar.

Nov.  21 – Thanksgiving Sunday and Potluck

Nov. 28 – First Sunday in Advent

Dec. 3 – Friday Caroling for Peace at Tokyo Union Church; 7:30PM; organized by Peace Network and Pastor Claudia

Dec. 12 – Christmas Pageant

Dec. 19 – Christmas Caroling at neighborhood orphanages

Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service; 7:30PM

Jan 21-23 – Women’s Conference at Amagi Sando, Izu; Karen Seevers is this year’s chairperson

Service to our congregation and community

Church Directory – Please check the hard copy church directory located on the bulletin board for your current contact information. The directory includes phone, email and birthday information. Contact Toshi Sasao for changes or to be included in the directory.

WTUC supports Second Harvest Japan where WTUC member, Ruby Sakuma, works as the Food Pantry Coordinator. Second Harvest Japan welcomes volunteers on Fridays and Saturdays to help with the preparation and distribution of food to the homeless.  Those who are interested may see Ruby  or go to the Second Harvest Japan website to sign up.

More from Second Harvest Japan – Please note that the percentage of persons in Japan lacking food security is MUCH higher for single mothers and the elderly than for the homeless.  The homeless are very visible, but there are thousands of invisible persons needing food support.  We can help to support these invisible needy persons by supporting Second Harvest Japan, or by collecting rice or rice tickets, bath tickets, etc.  Please see Pastor Claudia or Ruby for more suggestions.

Music at WTUC:  If you have favorite songs that you would like to sing, please send Carrie Bennett your requests.

Carrie is going to help coordinate music at WTUC.  Anyone interested in committing their vocal and musical talents once a month, email or see Carrie.

Interested in being a liturgist? Contact Betsy Terada.

Interested in joining the prayer chain? See Pastor Claudia or Kayo Ozawa, prayer chain coordinator.

Interested in becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister? Contact Pastor Claudia.

Child care is available from 9:30 – 10:30 and 11:00 – noon.  Location is on the 2nd floor in the same building where worship service is held.

Prayer requests – send to Pastor Claudia or Prayer Chain Coordinator Kayo Ozawa.

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