Sunday, November 17th


Friday November 15th  6-8pm
Location: Mitaka Lutheran Church chapel
(where our joint service is held –
around the corner of the building from our sanctuary)
3-10-20 Osawa Mitaka-shi
Folks of all ages are WELCOME!
Food will be served – bring a snack to share.
Any questions? please call Teresa at 080 3233 0948
See you there!

Our own Rev. Jim Sack with the message, “From Rubble to Redemption” from Isaiah 65:17-25 and Luke 21:5-19.  We will also be having a Mission Moment and Communion.
Thank you for your generous participation Operation Christmas Child.  Many of the boxes from OCC go the Philippines.  This year`s Thanksgiving Outreach offering will go to Child Fund Japan.  Their webpage is accessible in both Japanese and English
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.

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 17th during church
Topic: David Fights a Giant, Best Friends  Teacher:  Sammie

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  Teacher: Steve  Dinner Responsibility: Bennett

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

NEXT HS Pageant Practice

NEXT ADULT November 24th 9:30-10:30 in the Sack`s living room -Rev. Peter Millar, former Warden (leader) of Iona Abbey

Upcoming Preaching Ministry
November 17      Rev. Jim Sack, Communion
November 24      Rev. Peter Millar, Former Warden (leader) of Iona Abbey, Thanksgiving Feast
December  1       Pastor Teresa, Communion
December 8        Youth Christmas Pageant
December 15      Rev. Jim Sack, Communion
December 22      Rev. Tim McKenzie
December 24      Pastor Teresa, Christmas Eve Service
December 29      Pastor Teresa

A little about our Preacher on Nov. 24th… Peter Millar short bio:  Formerly Warden of Iona Abbey, is a minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community.  He and his late wife, Dr. Dorothy Millar, worked for many years in the Church of South India.  He is the author of the Iona Pilgrim Guide, An Iona Prayer Book, Finding Hope Again and Waymarks: signposts to discovering God`s presence in the world, also published by Canterbury Press.

Karen Seevers has “the list” for you to SIGN UP for what you would like to make and bring to the THANKSGIVING FEAST on November 24th.  Bring your friends and family – food, friendship and fellowship for all!

Our own Cathy Berghahn will be directing this year`s Youth Christmas Pageant.  She wants to involve all of our youth in speaking and non speaking parts – parents are free to support their kids with presence as necessary = )  Please stay tuned to FB, our web site and emails for practice information.

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

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

SNACK SIGNUP 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.

7 MEDIA in Yokohama to create new pathways for evangelism with our JAPANESE friends.  Next year on 14 June 2014 we plan to coordinate plans & events for outreach across Tokyo…. as fun and creative ways possible.
So we would love to have you join us next Thurs 21 Nov to meet GLOBAL OUTREACH Director – Beat Baumann. We will also have 24-7 USA DIrector joining us- Jon Petersen as we include GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER plans and ideas. Do let Andy Game know if you can come so we can prepare your lunch. It starts at 10:00 and will be at ICA Tokyo.
Global-Outreach-Day |

Isaiah 65:17-25   The Glorious New Creation
For I am about to create new heavens
 and a new earth;
the former things shall not be remembered
 or come to mind.
But be glad and rejoice forever
 in what I am creating;
 for I am about to create Jerusalem as a joy,
 and its people as a delight.
I will rejoice in Jerusalem,
 and delight in my people;
no more shall the sound of weeping be heard in it,
 or the cry of distress.
No more shall there be in it
 an infant that lives but a few days,
 or an old person who does not live out a lifetime;
for one who dies at a hundred years will be considered a youth,
 and one who falls short of a hundred will be considered accursed.
They shall build houses and inhabit them;
 they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.
They shall not build and another inhabit;
 they shall not plant and another eat;
for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be,
 and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.
They shall not labor in vain,
 or bear children for calamity;
for they shall be offspring blessed by the Lord — and their descendants as well.
Before they call I will answer,
  while they are yet speaking I will hear.
The wolf and the lamb shall feed together,
 the lion shall eat straw like the ox;
 but the serpent — its food shall be dust! 
They shall not hurt or destroy
 on all my holy mountain, 
says the Lord.


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