Sunday, October 5th


Sunday, October 5th – Pastor Teresa will preach from Exodus 20 on“Gently Pushing on our Journeys.”We will celebrate Worldwide Communion Sunday during the service. Please enjoy this video of communion music and images of Jesus from all over the world. After the worship service will be a robust fellowship time. Steering Committee meeting will follow in the Upper Room. Those who come at 10:30 AM are welcome to help set up the chairs and the sanctuary = )


FELLOWSHIP TIME: (after the service – all are invited)

STEERING COMMITTEE meeting: after Fellowship Time


CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNER (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)  Any questions, please contact Pastor Teresa at, or Julie Rogers for HS; Amy Harbaugh and Steve Bennett for Upper ES and Lower MS, grades 4-7; and Carrie Bennett for Lower ES, grades K-3.

LITTLE KIDS during worship – after the children`s message you may go with Emin who has prepared a fun lesson about Abraham.

YOUTH FRIDAYS One Friday a month, ES & MS will meet for learning and fellowship. Times and locations will vary depending on the event. Dates: October 17th, November 14th and December 5th.

HS YOUTH @Rogers` home on Sunday, October 12th. Movie Night: God’s Not Dead and Bruce Almighty. Also discussion of first 25 pages of Do Hard Things. All are welcome!

NEXT MULTI GENERATIONAL Sunday School – October 12th in Cafeteria, 9:30-10:30 am.

NEXT ADULT Sunday School – October 12th in the Sacks` living room from 9:30-10:30 am.


Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Time

Sun. October 5th           Pastor Teresa, Worldwide Communion Sunday, Steering Committee meeting

Sun. October 12th         Pastor Teresa, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday at the Sacks, HS Movie Night: God’s Not Dead and Bruce Almighty plus discussion of Do Hard Things

Fri. October 17th          Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS)

Sun. October 19th         Rev. Christian Zebley, Communion and Healing Prayers

Sun. October 26th         Paul Nethercott, Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday at the Sacks


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. October`s and November`s dates are 10/12 and 10/26, 11/9 and 11/23. 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, “Swedish Bible study method,” Multi-generational-worshipinteracting 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! From time to time, Adult Sunday School will be held in the Upper Room, on the 2nd floor above the Sanctuary. All are welcome. Need more information, contact any time = )


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.

*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 = ) 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. We will be having a membership class in October for all interested.


for consideration for this week`s message –

Exodus 20   The Ten Commandments (NRSV)

20 Then God spoke all these words:

2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; 3 you shall have no other gods before[a] me.

4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me, 6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation[b] of those who love me and keep my commandments.

7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.

8 Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 10 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and consecrated it.

12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 You shall not murder.[c]

14 You shall not commit adultery.

15 You shall not steal.

16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

18 When all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking, they were afraid[d] and trembled and stood at a distance, 19 and said to Moses, “You speak to us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come only to test you and to put the fear of him upon you so that you do not sin.” 21 Then the people stood at a distance, while Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

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