Sunday, October 12th


Sunday, October 12th – Pastor Teresa will preach from Philippians 4 on “Think about these things.” After the worship service will be a robust fellowship time. Those who come at 10:30 AM are welcome to help set up the chairs and the sanctuary = )



WORSHIP:  11:00 AM

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

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 Allie who has prepared a fun lesson about Esau and Jacob.

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.


”I am worthless. Nobody cares about me. For I have become a “thing”—Exploited sexually, devastated by violence and horror, girls and their souls suffer deeply, caught in self-denial. Will they ever be able to recover their self-esteem and have hope for their futures?

nefariousHoping to inform many people on reality of human trafficking that are rampant in the world, Not For Sale Japan will sponsor a screening of “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls”, a fine documentary to depict the reality of today’s sex trafficking.

Date & Time:Sunday October 26, 2014, 12:45-3:30 (Doors open at 12:30)

Place: West Tokyo Union Church

After screening of the film (approx.90 mins), NFSJ will give a presentation on the situations in Japan, and will have Q&A session and discussion time.

*Considering the subject matter of the film, we recommend viewers be at least 15 years old.

Official Website for “Nefarious” by Exodus Cry, the producing organization


Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Time

October 12th         Pastor Teresa, 9:30 Multigenerational Sunday School – theme:  God`s Gift of Life,  Adult Sunday in the Upper Room facilitated by Ken Tagashira; 5pm @ Rogers` HS Movie Night: God’s Not Dead plus discussion of Do Hard Things

October 17th         Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS) at the Bennetts`

October 19th         Rev. Christian Zebley, Mission Moment with Inochi no Denwa, Communion and Healing Prayers

October 26th         Paul Nethercott preaching, Multigenerational Sunday School,  Adult Sunday at the Sacks; 2:45 Nefarious Movie

November 2nd      10:30 Joint Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church

November 9th        Mark Bello preaching – from,           Multigenerational Sunday School, Adult Sunday at the Sacks`

November 14th      Youth Friday meeting (ES, MS) at the Bennett`s

November 16th      Rev. Jim Sack preaching, Communion

November 23rd      Pastor Teresa, Multigenerational Sunday School,  Adult Sunday at the Sacks`, after Worship: Thanksgiving feast – invite your friends!

November 30th      Covenant Players – in worship


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,” 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! 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!Multi-generational-worship

*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.


Philippians 4:1-13

4Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, my beloved. 2I urge Euodia and I urge Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3Yes, and I ask you also, my loyal companion, help these women, for they have struggled beside me in the work of the gospel, together with Clement and the rest of my co-workers, whose names are in the book of life. 4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 8Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9Keep on doing the things that you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, and the God of peace will be with you.

10I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned for me, but had no opportunity to show it. 11Not that I am referring to being in need; for I have learned to be content with whatever I have. 12I know what it is to have little, and I know what it is to have plenty. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being well-fed and of going hungry, of having plenty and of being in need. 13I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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