THIS SUNDAY: We are delighted that the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Blanke will be preaching this Sunday in the following text: John 8:31-36. Jonathan’s bio is below.
In addition, children and Middle Schoolers will be leading us in parts of the worship service, including some praise singing and sharing of their many talents.
Grades 1-4 class
Topic: Peace (Philippians 4:6-7) Teacher: Carrie
Adult Sunday School in the Sacks home; Fruit of the Spirit series: “PEACE” facilitated by Pastor Susan.
Pastor Teresa teaches about Jesus.
Nov 4th at 9:30:
Pastor Susan Teaches about the Holy Spirit Because of the earlier worship time, this class will only be 45 minutes long.
Adult Sunday School In the Sacks home; Fruit of the Spirit series: “PATIENCE” facilitated by Carol Sack.
Nov 4th at 10:30 am: Shared worship with Mitaka Lutheran Church. Worship will feature the Praise Puppets.
SAVE THE DATE: Nov 18th is our annual Potluck Thanksgiving feast. Sign ups will start this Sunday at Church.
Jonathan Blanke was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Richmond, Virginia. He first came to Japan fresh out of college as a lay missionary in the fall of 1984. He was ordained (Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod) in 1992 and served as pastor/missionary at Okinawa Lutheran Church (Japan Lutheran Church [NRK]) from 1992 to 1999. Jonathan received a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from Concordia Seminary Graduate School and began teaching classes in New Testament course work at Japan Lutheran College and Japan Lutheran Theological Seminary in 2004, where he continues to serve today. Jonathan is married to Juli (nee Brehmer) and has one daughter (Sarah, in college) and one son (Joel, a Senior at ASIJ). In his free time, he enjoys travel, non-fiction (is an avowed political junkie), and the outdoors.