Sunday January 30th – 4th Sunday after the Ephiphany

Sunday School

ES Age 4 – Gr 2 – No Sunday School this week.

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

MS:  Meets at 9:30 in the cafeteria. We will begin rehearsal for a future puppet presentation as part of our lesson this Sunday.

Adult Intro to Bible Study –  Meets upstairs at 9:45 a.m. Dr. Joe Ozawa will be the speaker .  Email Dr. Toshi Sasao for more information.

Worship – 10:55

Special Music led by our WTUC PRAISE TEAM for the opening hymns.

Sunday children’s message given by Carrie Bennett.

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon :  “Who is Blessed?” –  Dr. Joe Ozawa

WTUC Steering Committee – meeting after church at 12:45

Upcoming Calendar – Dates to Remember

February 6th – Dan Witmer preaches

February 13th – MS will present “Praise Puppets” in worship

March 9th – Ash Wednesday;  Lentil soup supper with bread and fruit at 5:30 p.m. Service at 6:30 p.m. House to be announced later.

April 10th – Palm Sunday; Children process in with palms. Guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Afrie Joye , UMC professor and pastor from  Union Seminary in the Philippines.

April 24th – Easter; Easter Potluck Brunch and Egg Hunt at 9:30 a.m. Church worship  at 10:55 a.m.

If you would like offering envelopes, please contact Mark Hisamatsu.

Service to our congregation and community

Church Directory – Updated published directory is now available. Please get a copy from Toshi Sasao.

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 (2hj.org) to sign up.

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

Carrie is going to help coordinate music at WTUC.  Anyone interested in committing their vocal and musical talents TWICE 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 (kayo@ta2.so-net.ne.jp)

 Website – www.wtuc.net

Church contacts:

Pastor:  Rev. Claudia Genung-Yamamoto; RevClaudia@aol.com

Steering Committee chairperson: Karen Seevers; kseevers@asij.ac.jp

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