Sunday, January 12th

Sunday, January 12th, Pastor Teresa will bring us the message, Abundant Good from John 2:1-11.  After service will be our fellowship time.  We will also have our monthly Steering Committee meeting.
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.   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
Christmas 2013 special offering is being taken through 1/19/14.  We are supporting two projects: the film, 2 Criminals and Second Harvest Japan.  2/3 of the offering is going to the production costs of 2 Criminals, a movie that will be shown in public settings, at churches, at festivals around the world and in prisons, with sponsorship by Prison Fellowship.  There is more information about this film at the entrance of our sanctuary.  1/3 of the offering will go to Second Harvest Japan, the only nationwide food bank.  In 2012 they delivered 3,152 tons of food to the needy, including single parent homes; institutions, as well as hot meals to the homeless on Fridays and Saturdays.  They are also involved in teaching food advocacy to communities interested in developing food banks, and in the Philippines.
(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. All classes will resume in January.  The children`s child care held during the service will also resume January 12th.  For those with children, we LOVE children of all ages in our worship.  Please at any time in the service get books and coloring materials from the cupboard at the back of the room.  Your whole family is welcome at WTUC.
Interested in becoming a member at WTUC? – please talk to Pastor Teresa about the upcoming membership classes.
Upcoming Preaching Ministry

January 12        Pastor Teresa, Steering Committee meeting
January 19        Rev. Jim Sack, Communion
January 26        Rev. Jim Sack
February 2        Rev. Tim McKenzie
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.
John 2:1-11
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. 9When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

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