Sunday, June the 1st from 11AM – The ES & MS Youth have put together all the elements of our worship service for this week.Â Please come and enjoy the sharing of their gifts.Â Pastor Teresa will preach from Luke 10, with a sermon titled, â€œThe Good Samaritanâ€ following on the theme of the ES study of the parables this year.Â After the worship service let`s enjoy robust fellowship snacks.Â Pentecost worship is on June 8th. Invite your friends for these upcoming exciting worships.
ES & MS Youth led WORSHIPÂ 11:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP TIME (after the service – all are invited)
What is Poverty?Â Powerful 6 minute video on friendship, being a neighbor and poverty by Brazilian Pastor Claudio Oliver – provides us an opportunity to provocatively think about these important topics in the light of the theme of being â€œa Good Samaritan.â€Â https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGSvDvDZnb4
(pardon the shampoo ad at the beginning of the YouTube clip)
Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events
June 1stÂ Â Â Â Â Â Pastor Teresa, ES & MS Youth Service, Communion
June 8thÂ Â Â Â Â Multigenerational Sunday School, Pastor Teresa, PENTECOST, RED robust Fellowship Time – invite your friends!
June 15thÂ Â Â Rev. Dr. Jim Sack, Communion, Father/Caregiver blessing
June 22ndÂ Â Pastor Teresa, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday School, Fellowship Time
June 29thÂ Â Â Pastor Teresa, Last worship service of the 13-14 WTUC church year
September 7thÂ Â Â Â Â Pastor Teresa, Worship Services resume, Communion
September 15thÂ Â Â Back to School Sunday
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL IS HERE !!
Upcoming Schedule for Sundays – June 8th and June 22nd.Â Â Twice a month we will have multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria.Â Who is welcome?Â All ages.Â We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.Â If parents want their kids to join in on the fun at the Multigenerational Sunday School while they attend the Adult Sunday School that will be at the Sacks – that`s great too.Â This will be in addition to the regular Wednesday evening offerings for ES, MS and HS.Â The Sacks will host the Adult Sunday school, also at 9:30 am in their living room on these same dates.Â Their home is right across the Lutheran Campus from our sanctuary.Â Best coffee in town = ) Come and enjoy!Â All are welcome.Â Need more information, contact email@example.com any time =)
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNERÂ (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)Â Â Contact Carrie Bennett for ES, Julie Rogers for MS, Amy Harbaugh for HS or Pastor Teresa atÂ firstname.lastname@example.orgÂ with any questions.
Little Kids (1-6) Please stay in worship
NEXT MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – Sunday June 8th in Cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am
NEXT ADULT Sunday School – Sunday June 8th at the Sack`s from 9:30-10:30 am
SNACK SIGNUP Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or on the list on the white board.Â We greatly appreciate your contributions to our community life!
*Any questions or concerns?Â Feel free to email email@example.com anytime.
*Please enjoy and refer our website and FB page (West Tokyo Union Church) to others.Â Please make any suggestions for additions to the Pastor Teresa and/or Steering Committee.Â https://wtuc.net/
*If you’d like to be added to the WTUC church email list, please contact Gene Witt firstname.lastname@example.org
*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 email@example.com or Kayo Ozawa.
Luke 10:25-37Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â (The Message)Â Â Â
25Â Just then a religion scholar stood up with a question to test Jesus. â€œTeacher, what do I need to do to get eternal life?â€
26Â He answered, â€œWhatâ€™s written in Godâ€™s Law? How do you interpret it?â€
27Â He said, â€œThat you love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and muscle and intelligenceâ€”and that you love your neighbor as well as you do yourself.â€
28Â â€œGood answer!â€ said Jesus. â€œDo it and youâ€™ll live.â€
29Â Looking for a loophole, he asked, â€œAnd just how would you define â€˜neighborâ€™?â€
30-32Â Jesus answered by telling a story. â€œThere was once a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead. Luckily, a priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he angled across to the other side. Then a Levite religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man.
33-35Â â€œA Samaritan traveling the road came on him. When he saw the manâ€™s condition, his heart went out to him. He gave him first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable. In the morning he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, â€˜Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my billâ€”Iâ€™ll pay you on my way back.â€™
36Â â€œWhat do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?â€
37Â â€œThe one who treated him kindly,â€ the religion scholar responded.
Jesus said, â€œGo and do the same.â€