Sunday, November 21, 2010 – Thanksgiving Sunday

Important message for parents: Pageant practice is beginning!

ES Age 4 – Gr 2 – Children will meet with Amy Harbaugh at 9:30. At 9:45, those students interested in having speaking parts will join the ES/MS students for pageant practice. Younger students will stay with Amy for the remainder of the lesson. Children are to wear autumn colors and will process into the church for the opening hymn.

ES Gr 3 – 5 and MS – This Sunday will be our first day of pageant practice. All children interested in participating should meet in the church (not the cafeteria) at 9:30. We’ll be giving out speaking parts and learning some new songs. Children are to wear autumn colors and will process into the church for the opening hymn.

Anyone hoping to participate but unable to attend this Sunday, please email Lori Newman so she can save a part for your child.

No practice will be held on November 28th, but we will meet on December 5th and 12th.

Our youngest children (typically our sheep or non-speaking angels) do not need to attend practice until the day of the pageant (December 12th).  Just let Lori know so she can include all names in the bulletin.

Adult Intro to Bible Study – No Adult Bible class this Sunday.

Worship – 10:55 – Wear Thanksgiving (autumn) colors to church. Invite your friends to attend the Thanksgiving potluck after the service. Bring enough food for your family, plus more for another family. Remember to bring your own place settings. Paper plates and cups will be available for guests.

Old Testament Reading: Deuteronomy 8:10-11

Epistle Reading: 1 Chronicles 16:8,29,34

Gospel Reading: Luke 6:20-31

Time with the Children: Carrie Bennett

Sermon: “Thanks-living”; Rev. Claudia

Special Music: Carol Sack playing the harp; Pastor Claudia and her Japanese hula friends dance a liturgical hula.

Nov. 28 – First Sunday in Advent

Dec. 3 – Friday Caroling for Peace at Tokyo Union Church; 6:30 p.m.; worship and musical ecumenical, bilingual service organized by Peace Network and Pastor Claudia.

Dec. 5 – Second Sunday in Advent; Rev. Teresa Sherrill preaching

Dec. 12 – Third Sunday in Advent; Christmas Pageant Service

Dec. 19 – Fourth Sunday in Advent; Christmas Caroling at neighborhood orphanages

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

Jan 21-23 – Women’s Conference at Amagi Sanso, 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.

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.

Other

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

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