WTUC Weekly Announcement for Sunday, January 22nd
This Sunday (Jan 22), our own Jonathan Blanke will preaching.Â The Rev. Blankeâ€™s text will be Mark 1:14-20 and title is â€œBack to the Beginning,â€ reflecting on Jesus ministry in Galilee.Â Jonathan is faculty at Japan Lutheran College and Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary.Â While some of the women are away at Womenâ€™s Conference, we will be worshipping at the same 11:00 hour with you all in heart and mind (the WTUC start is officially 10:55â€”close enough).
Next Sunday we have the unexpected joy of hearing the Rev. Tom Hastings.Â Tom is no stranger to the congregation having spent 23 year in Japan as a mission co-worker (along with his wife Carol, who is unfortunately not coming on this trip), and also at teaching at Tokyo Union Theological Seminary.Â Tom will be preaching â€œGod Incognitoâ€ with the following texts: Colossians 1:11-20, Luke 23:33-43.
Following Worship on the 29th, there will be Congregational Meeting to approve a 6 month budget.Â The shorter budget is in order to align the fiscal year with the churchâ€™s program year.Â That way our financial planning will more easily coordinate with our program planning.
Also on the 29th, a Steering Committee meeting will follow the Congregational Meeting.
Pastors Susan and Teresa may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org