Sunday, April 10th – Fifth Sunday of Lent

West Tokyo Union Church

Sunday, April 10, 2011 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

Sunday School

The WTUC youth are having a “yard” sale on Saturday, April 16th to raise money for tsunami victims.  If you have an item you’re interested in donating for us to sell, please bring it to church either on Sunday, April 3rd or Sunday, April 10th and Julie Rogers will collect it.  Place your name on the item so we can return it to you should we be unable to sell it.  The youth so far have gathered toys, kitchen items, small furniture, small appliances, and a few pieces of art.  Please contact Julie Rogers at or call 042-406-5553 if you have questions about donations.  Thank you!

ES Age 4 – Gr 2:  Not meeting this Sunday.

ES Gr 3 – 5:  Meets during church. Contact Kristi Hoskins ( or Julie Rogers (, Sunday School coordinators if you need more details or wish to help.

MS:  Meets at 9:45 in the cafeteria. Contact Ruth Ingulsrud ( or Pastor Claudia ( for more information.

Adult Intro to Bible Study:  Meets upstairs at 9:45.

Worship: 10:55

Children’s Message:  Carrie Bennett

Scripture:  John 9 : 1-7

Sermon:  “Why There are Disasters, Tragedies and Pain in the World” – Rev. Claudia

Farewell to Sally and Dan Witmer

Anyone who would like to bring cookies, fruit, cheese or small finger food snacks for the fellowship time after church, please do so as we enjoy our time together in honor of the Witmers.

Upcoming Calendar – Dates to Remember

April 17th – Palm Sunday; Children process in with palms. Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching.

April 22nd – Good Friday service, 7:30 p.m. at Malcolm and Mio Foster’s home.

April 24th – 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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