Sunday February 13th, the 6th Sunday after the Ephiphany

West Tokyo Union Church

Sunday, February 13th, 2011 – 6th Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday School

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

ES Gr 3 – 5:  Meets during church 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 9:40 in the cafeteria.

Adult Intro to Bible Study:  Meets upstairs at 9:40 a.m.  Email Dr. Toshi Sasao (tsasao1@gmail.com) for more information.

Worship:  10:55

Praise Songs:  led by Praise Team

Sunday School Children:  “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord” – Julie Rogers, piano

Children’s Message:  “Valentine’s Day; A Love Story” – presented by the Praise Puppets

Psalter Reading:  Psalm 119:1-8

Old Testament Reading:  Isaiah 43:1, 2, 4

Gospel Reading:  John 3:16

Sermon :  “God’s Valentines” –  Pastor Claudia

Upcoming Calendar – Dates to Remember

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 17th – 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 22nd – Good Friday service,  7:30 p.m. Location to be announced later.

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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