Sunday, May 22nd – 4th Sunday after Easter

West Tokyo Union Church

Sunday, May 22, 2011 – 4th Sunday after Easter

Sunday School

ES Age 4 – Gr 2 – Meets at 9:30 in the cafeteria. Contact Lynn Loveman ( or Amy Harbaugh ( for more information.

ES Gr 3 – 5:  Meets at 9:30 in the cafeteria. 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

Special praise music :  ARI International Praise Band

Scripture:  Ephesians 2 : 14-22

Sermon:  “The Complicated Community” – Rev. Claudia

Moment of Mission:  Steve Cutting, ARI Ecumenical Relations

Service to our congregation and community

Meet the new co-pastors and also our ARI visitors from Cameroon, Nepal, Sumatra, Haiti, and other countries.  Please bring food for a light lunch such as cheese, sandwiches, cookies, crackers or chips, fresh fruit, cut up veggies, etc.

Check out the ARI website at: 

ARI still needs more clothing, especially for tall men, work clothes for both men and women, dress clothes and suits.  Towels, slippers and shows of various sizes are also appreciated.  Tools are also needed.

Send clothes or tools by takyubin in a box or old suitcase to:

Asian Rural Institute
Theological Seminary for Rural Mission
2024 Nozutamachi
Machida-shi Tokyo 195-0063
Tel: 042-273-5775

For more info. call or email UMC missionary and ARI:
Jonathan McCurley   090-6901-9849
Jonathan McCurley <>

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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