Sunday, February 20th – the 7th Sunday after the Epiphiny

West Tokyo Union Church

Sunday, February 20th, 2011 – 7th Sunday after the Epiphany

Sunday School – No Sunday School this week.

Adult Intro to Bible Study:  Meets upstairs at 9:40 a.m.  Email Dr. Toshi Sasao ( for more information. Childcare provided upon request  but contact Toshi Sasao the night before. 

Worship:  10:55

Old Testament Reading:  Leviticus 19: 1-2, 9-18

Gospel Reading:  Matthew 5: 38-48

Sermon:  “Going through the Motions” –  Pastor Claudia

Special Music: Taize music played on harp by Carol Sack

 Farewell to our Russian friend, Roman Bondarenko

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. Service will be held at Malcolm and Mio Foster’s home.   We need volunteers to make lentil soup, bring bead, fruit, and help provide some paper supplies.  See Pastor.

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 ( 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 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.


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

 Website –

Church contacts:

Pastor:  Rev. Claudia Genung-Yamamoto;

Steering Committee chairperson: Karen Seevers;

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