Sunday, September 29th

We have the privilege of welcoming Paul Nethercott to our congregation this week!  He will bring a message on “What Question Are You Asking?”  from Psalm 91.  During the service will be Sunday School for the 1-5 year olds.  A yummy Fellowship Hour will follow the service with a time for all of us to reconnect and refresh!

A little about Paul …….. Canadian by birth, I have lived in Japan for over twenty five years. I’m a missionary filmmaker with a vision to make highly entertaining films that touch a lot of lives. Films that impact the nation of Japan, engaging it culturally and spiritually. I live in Tokyo with a wonderful wife (Nancy) and a very special teenage daughter. I enjoy people, good food, travel, and movies. When the huge earthquake hit Japan in March of 2011, I knew I wanted to help. Within three days I began PR work for Tokyo based CRASH Japan — a Tokyo based disaster relief organization. I was responsible for fundraising and producing pretty much all of CRASH Japan’s media. It was an awesome opportunity to meet a lot of great people and be involved in raising upwards of 8 million dollars worth of aid and helping to mobilize over 3,000 volunteers. While on a trip to the disaster zone for CRASH I met and interviewed two former Yakuza who were doing volunteer work with a local church. These two men made a BIG impression on me and on the rest of the crew. Meeting them and hearing their inspired us to make a film. Here is what 2 Criminals director Matthew Burns wrote about me: “Paul’s work has steadily been gaining attention at home and overseas. Winning Best Of Fest at the BEA Festival of Media Arts, Jitensha (“Bicycle”) has notched up nearly a dozen other accolades. His recent release, Persimmon, also won a number of awards, and the four camera shoot of the groundbreaking Wadaiko X “Black Gospel” music video was remarkable in its ambition and scale – featuring over 300 live musicians.

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)

Little Kids (1-5) Sunday School September 29th (meets during each service)
Topic:  God Makes a Promise to Abraham, Isaac’s Story, Jacob and Esau   Teacher:  Sammie  next meeting October 6th during church

NEXT ES Youth Grades 2-5 Wednesday October 9th, at the Bennett`s home from 5-6:30 p.m.
Topic: The Parable of the Talents   Teacher: Carrie   Dinner Responsibility: Snyder
Contact Mrs. Bennett or wtucrev@gmail. com for more details.

NEXT MS Youth Wednesday, October 9th at the Rogers` home from 5:30 p.m.  Service project, bible study and pizza.  Contact Mrs. Rogers or wtucrev@gmail. com for more details.

NEXT HS Sunday October 6th, at Amy Harbaugh`s home from 1 p.m.

NEXT Adult Sunday School Sunday October 6th at the Sacks from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Topic: Parable series facilitated by Pastor Teresa – Parable of the Talents

CONGREGATION:  The MS kids service project is Operation Christmas Child.  Shoe boxes are filled with a gift for a boy or girl in a particular age category (2-4, 5-8, 9-11).  They are wrapped in Christmas paper and sent to a delivery station.  For us the delivery station is Sendai.  The organization then takes them and distributes them to children in Fukushima.  The HS kids will also be involved in this marvelous ministry.
We need help gathering shoe boxes!  Please set aside your shoeboxes for the MSers Operation Christmas Child – please bring your boxes to Julie Rogers, any of the MSers and Pastor Teresa.

Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or on the list on the white board.  We greatly appreciate your contributions to our community life!

WTUC  Announcements
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*If interested in joining the WTUC Prayer Chain, let Pastor Teresa or Prayer Chain Coordinator, Kayo Ozawa, know of your interest. Please submit prayers to or Kayo Ozawa.

Upcoming Preaching Ministry
September 29    Paul Nethercott, TEAM Mission Worker and film maker
October 6        Dr. Nancy Nethercott, TEAM Mission Worker, Singing Communion
October 13        Pastor Teresa, Sakura Ensemble performing
October 20        Covenant Players bringing sermon and song, Communion
October 27        Pastor Teresa
November 3        Joint Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church
November 10      Rev. Dr. Ron Man
November 17      Rev. Jim Sack, communion
November 24     Pastor Teresa, Thanksgiving Feast


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