Sunday, November 10th

Our Sunday will begin with Adult Sunday School at the Sacks from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with a continuation of our Parable series facilitated by Pastor Teresa – Parable of the Lost Sheep.  Come and enjoy a hot java while we explore Jesus` parables this year.

During the Worship Service which begins at 11:00, we heartily welcome Rev. Dr. Ron Man who will bring a message, “Yes and Amen” from 2 Corinthians 1:20,
“For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

Kazuko Sacon will lead us in music, with Ron bringing us the offertory and Emin Lee playing the piece, “Sen no Kaze/A Thousand Winds” as special music during the postlude as part of our All Saint`s Day commemoration.  If you have a small picture of a loved one who has died during the year to place on the altar, please bring it. We will also remember our loved ones names during a special prayer time.

Also remember to bring your full Operation Christmas Child boxes.  Please give them to the MS/HSers during worship. Thank you for your generous participation.

We also have a special guest this Sunday – Rev. Claudia (bringing us a Mission Moment) from Kobe!  After service, we will enjoy a robust fellowship hour after the service.  All are invited to stay and be refreshed by good food and conversation.

A little about our preacher today … Ron Man studied music at the University of Maryland (B.M. in Theory & Composition, 1974; M.M. in Conducting, 1975). After coming to Christ in March 1975, he did an additional year of conducting study at the State Music Academy in Munich, Germany, then attended Dallas Theological Seminary, receiving a Th.M. degree in 1982. From 1983-88 Ron was on the pastoral staff of the International Chapel in Vienna, Austria. Then from 1988-2000 he served as Pastor of Worship and Music at First Evangelical Church in Memphis, Tennessee. From 2000-2003 Ron served with Greater Europe Mission, focusing on itinerant teaching on the biblical foundations of worship schools and churches across Europe; since 2009 he is combining local worship ministry with continued overseas teaching, as he is back on staff at First Evangelical Church as Pastor of Worship/Missionary in Residence. In the last 12 years Ron has taught on worship in 31 countries.

Ron has published both popular and academic articles in such publications as Worship Leader, Creator, Church Musician Today, Reformation and Revival journal, and Bibliotheca Sacra. All of these articles may be accessed at his website.

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

STEERING COMMITTEE meeting will be held at the Sacks on Thursday November 14th from 7-9pm.

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 November 10th during church
Topic:  Samuel is Born/King Saul     Teacher:  Allie

NEXT ES Youth Grades 2-5 Wednesday November 20th, at the Bennett`s home from 5-6:30 p.m. Topic: Parables of the Lost Sheep, Vineyard Laborers  Teacher: Steve Dinner Responsibility: Norris

NEXT MS Youth Wednesday, November 20th at the Rogers` home from 5:30 p.m.  Service project, bible study and pizza.

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

NEXT Adult Sunday School Sunday November 24th at the Sacks from 9:30-10:30 a.m.  Topic: Parable series facilitated by Pastor Teresa – Parable of the Vineyard Laborers

Please bring your shoe boxes to church on Sunday, November 10th for the Operation Christmas Child project.  We will be sending them to Sendai to be distributed from there.  If you don’t have a sticker for the outside of the box indicating gender and age, one will be provided for you on Sunday, November 10th.  Remember that you can put a personal note or picture inside the box so the child who receives it can learn a little about who it came from.  Please write these messages in just English or both Japanese & English.
Thanks!  HS and MS Youth Groups

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.

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

Upcoming Preaching Ministry
November 17     Rev. Jim Sack, Communion
November 24     Pastor Teresa, Thanksgiving Feast
December  1      Pastor Teresa, Communion
December 8       Youth Christmas Pageant
December 15     Rev. Jim Sack, Communion

West Tokyo Union Church women have been a integral part of the 57 year history of the Women’s Conference.  The 2014 conference will be held January 31st – February 2nd at Amagi Sanso – one week later than usual.  Early payments and registrations received in November 2013 are discounted.  Give yourself the wonderful gift of this special fellowship!  The theme is Through the Valley and the keynote speaker is renowned author and educator Sharon M. Draper.  For more information, please see the website at


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