Sunday, October 27th

Pastor Teresa will bring a message from Luke 18:9-14, on `God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.’ .  A yummy Fellowship Hour will follow the service with a time for all of us to reconnect and refresh!

SAVE THE DATE!  Game Night sponsored by the HS Youth Group, November 15th! Fun, feast and fellowship guaranteed!

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)  Contact Carrie Bennett for ES, Julie Rogers for MS, Amy Harbaugh for HS or Pastor Teresa at with any questions.

Little Kids (1-5) Sunday School October 27th during church
Topic: Rahab, The Walls of Jericho    Teacher: Oliver

NEXT ES Youth Grades 2-5 Wednesday November 6th, at the Bennett`s home from 5-6:30 p.m. Topic: The Parable of the Lost Sheep   Teacher: Steve   Dinner Responsibility: Bennett

NEXT MS Youth Wednesday, October 30th at the Rogers` home from 5:30 p.m.  Service project, bible study and pizza.

NEXT HS Sunday November 3rd, at Amy Harbaugh`s home from 1 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE!  Game Night sponsored by the HS Youth Group, 11/15th!

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

Operation Christmas Child is a project the MS and HS students have adopted and they’d like your help.  The students have prepared shoe boxes for families or individuals to fill.  Each box will be given to a needy child.  The boxes can be filled with toys, hygiene products, clothes, school supplies, etc. and then sealed with a rubber band.  The outside of the box is marked with the appropriate age and gender for the child receiving the gift.  All the boxes will be sent to the OCC Collection Center in Sendai to be distributed to under-privileged children.  If you’d like to help, but aren’t able to fill a box, a monetary donation is valuable as well.  It takes approximately 700 yen in shipping to get each box to its destination.

Contributions to the postal fund can be given to either Mark Hisamatsu or Julie Rogers.  Please mark your offering with “Operation Christmas Child Shipping.” Boxes must be brought back to church or given to Julie Rogers by November 13th in order for us to get them to Sendai in time.  Please email Julie at with any questions or call 080-3014-4487. Each box comes pre-wrapped in Christmas paper and a rubber band to seal, a sticker for the outside of the box indicating age and gender, and a brochure with gift suggestions are all provided. Thank you for helping!

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
*Any questions or concerns?  Feel free to email anytime.
*Please enjoy and refer our website and FB page (West Tokyo Union Church) to others.  Please make any suggestions for additions to the Pastor Teresa and/or Steering Committee.
*If you’d like to be added to the WTUC church email list, please contact Gene Witt
*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.

Interested in becoming a member at WTUC – please talk to Pastor Teresa about upcoming membership classes.

Upcoming Preaching Ministry
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
December  1        Pastor Teresa, Communion
December 8        Youth Christmas Pageant

Luke 18
9-12 He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people: “Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: ‘Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, crooks, adulterers, or, heaven forbid, like this tax man. I fast twice a week and tithe on all my income.’
13 “Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his hands, not daring to look up, said, ‘God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.’”


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