11:00 AM – WORSHIP
FELLOWSHIP TIME: after the service
Sunday, June 21stÂ Â Â During the 11 AM worship, Rev. Dr. Jim Sack will bring the sermon â€œWake up Jesusâ€ from Mark 4:35-41. We will also have a blessing for Father`s/Caregiver`s during the service. Communion will be served. Following our worship will be a Fellowship time. There will be a table set up selling goods produced or sponsored by Asian Rural Institute, http://www.ari-edu.org/en/about-us/ one of the ministries our outreach supports. This is a chance to stock up on delicious fair trade coffee from the Philippines.
About the preacher – Jim and Carol Sack have been long term missionaries in Japan with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in JapanÂ since 1982. Jim teaches clinical psychology classes in the undergraduate and graduate school as well as pastoral counseling classes in the seminary. Carol is director of “Lyra Precaria,” a ministry that provides harp music and voice at the bedside of the dying.Â
We are looking for someone desiring to serve WTUC next year (2015-6) posting to the website and sending out the emailing – if you are interested, please talk with Pastor Teresa, email@example.com
Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events
June 21stÂ Â Â Â Rev. Dr. Jim Sack, Professor at the Lutheran College and Seminary preaching, Father`s/Caregiver`s Blessing time, Communion will be served.
June 28thÂ Â Â Â MULTIGENERATIONAL and ADULT Sunday School, Pastor Teresa preaching. This will be the last Sunday of the 2014-5 church year. Next service will be Sunday, September 6th, a list of local churches to visit is on the back table.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CORNERÂ (we value your prayers & involvement in this vital ministry)Â Â Any questions, please contact Pastor Teresa atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Kids: All are welcome to stay in the service and enjoy books and coloring materials.
MULTIGENERATIONAL and ADULT Sunday School – 9:30 am Sunday, June 28th.
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL!! ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL!! We have Multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30 in the cafeteria the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Who is welcome? All ages. We will be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.Â At the same time, the Sacks host the Adult Sunday School, also at 9:30 am in their living room. The method used is the, â€œSwedish Bible study method,â€ interacting withÂ the texts for the service through our own life experiences. Their home is right across the Lutheran Campus from our sanctuary. Best coffee in town = ) Come and enjoy! (At times Adult Sunday School is held in the Upper Room, on the 2nd floor above the Sanctuary.) All are welcome. Need more information, contact email@example.com any time = ) Sunday School schedule: 6/28.
*Questions or concerns? Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org anytime.
*Please enjoy and refer our website https://wtuc.net/ 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 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 Jill. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!
*Interested in baptism or membership, please contact Pastor Teresa.
Sermon text – Mark 4:35-41
On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, â€œLet us go across to the other side.â€ And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. A great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already being swamped. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and said to him, â€œTeacher, do you not care that we are perishing?â€ He woke up and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, â€œPeace! Be still!” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm. He said to them, â€œWhy are you afraid? Have you still no faith?â€ And they were filled with great awe and said to one another, â€œWho then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?â€
Liturgical Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the mighty waters; they saw the deeds of the Lord, his wondrous works in the deep. For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They mounted up to heaven, they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their calamity; they reeled and staggered like drunkards, and were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out from their distress; he made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad because they had quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wonderful works to humankind. Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders.