Sunday, September the 14th -Â From 9:30 AM will be Adult Sunday School in the Sack`s living room, looking together at Genesis 50 â€œSwedish Bible study methodâ€ style in preparation for the worship service. In the cafeteria from 9:30 AM will be Multigenerational Sunday School. This year we will be enjoying a series called, God Gives Good Gifts. The first gift we will be looking at will be â€¦ FOOD!Â Our story comes from 1 Kings 17:8-16, one of the stories of Elijah.
At the 11AM worship service, Pastor Teresa will preach from Genesis 50, â€œGod Intended it for Good.â€ During the worship service, we will have a â€œBlessings of backpacks, computer bags, calendars and briefsâ€ – everyone bring your tool of choice for a blessing. After the worship service will be a fellowship time. Those who come at 10:30 AM are welcome to help set up the chairs and the sanctuary = )
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOLÂ 9:30 AM
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM
WORSHIPÂ 11:00 AM
FELLOWSHIP TIME (after the service – all are invited)
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)Â Contact Pastor Teresa at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
LITTLE KIDS during worship – after the children`s message you may go with Sara Hoskins who has prepared a fun lesson
Blessings of backpacks, computer bags, daytime’s and briefs during the September 14 service
HS YOUTH are invited to the Rogers` home on Sunday, September 21st at 5 p.m.Â Goals/plans for the year and yummy food await.Â All are welcome!
MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – September 14th and 28th in Cafeteria from 9:30-10:30 am
ADULT Sunday School – Sunday September 14th and 28th at the Sack`s from 9:30-10:30 am
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL!! ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL!!This fall again we will have Multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria the second and fourth Sundays of the month. September`s datesÂ are 9/14 and 9/28. Who is welcome? All ages. We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.
The Sacks will host the Adult Sunday School, also at 9:30 am in their living room. The method for looking at the texts for the service is called the, â€œSwedish Bible study method,â€ interacting with the text through our own life experiences. Their home is right across the Lutheran Campus from our sanctuary. Best coffee in town = ) Come and enjoy! All are welcome. Need more information, contact email@example.com any time = )
Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events
September 14th – Back to School blessing, Multigenerational Sunday School and Adult Sunday School begin, Pastor Teresa preaching
September 21st -Â Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching, Communion
*Any questions or concerns?Â Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Kayo Ozawa.
*Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or on the list on the white board for next year. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!
*Each week we will be setting up the chairs for worship and preparing the sanctuary, anyone around at 10:30am is invited to be involved in the fun = )Â Each week we will also return our sanctuary to it`s classroom style after the fellowship time.
*Interested in baptism or membership, please contact Pastor Teresa.Â We will be having a membership class in October for all interested.
Genesis 50:15-21 The Message (MSG)
14-15 After burying his father, Joseph went back to Egypt. All his brothers who had come with him to bury his father returned with him. After the funeral, Josephâ€™s brothers talked among themselves: â€œWhat if Joseph is carrying a grudge and decides to pay us back for all the wrong we did him?â€
16-17 So they sent Joseph a message, â€œBefore his death, your father gave this command: Tell Joseph, â€˜Forgive your brothersâ€™ sinâ€”all that wrongdoing. They did treat you very badly.â€™ Will you do it? Will you forgive the sins of the servants of your fatherâ€™s God?â€
When Joseph received their message, he wept.
18 Then the brothers went in person to him, threw themselves on the ground before him and said, â€œWeâ€™ll be your slaves.â€
19-21 Joseph replied, â€œDonâ€™t be afraid. Do I act for God? Donâ€™t you see, you planned evil against me but God used those same plans for my good, as you see all around you right nowâ€”life for many people. Easy now, you have nothing to fear; Iâ€™ll take care of you and your children.â€ He reassured them, speaking with them heart-to-heart.