West Tokyo Union Church WeeklyÂ Sunday, October 4, 2015 Â Â
Pastor:Â Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill Â Â firstname.lastname@example.org
11:00 AM – WORSHIP
FELLOWSHIP TIME: after the service
Sunday, October 4th
– During the 11 AM worship we will celebrate World Communion Sunday. Pastor Teresa, will bring the sermon â€œThe Table and the Welcome will be Wideâ€ from John 13:2b-20 and Luke 22:14-20. Following our worship will be a Fellowship time.
And the Table Will Be Wide -Â A Blessing for World Communion Sunday
And the tableÂ will be wide.
And the welcomeÂ will be wide.
And the armsÂ will open wideÂ to gather us in.
And our heartsÂ will open wideÂ to receive.
And we will comeÂ as children who trustÂ there is enough.
And we will comeÂ unhindered and free.
And our achingÂ will be metÂ with bread.
And our sorrowÂ will be metÂ with wine.
And we will open our handsÂ to the feastÂ without shame.
And we will turnÂ toward each otherÂ without fear.
And we will give upÂ our appetiteÂ for despair.
And we will tasteÂ and knowÂ of delight.
And we will become breadÂ for a hungering world.
And we will become drinkÂ for those who thirst.
And the blessedÂ will become the blessing.
And everywhereÂ will be the feast.
â€“ Jan Richardson
Little Kidz: During worship Allie will be teaching on The Tower of Babel.
Confirmation class: Monday October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm at the Bennett`s home, Pastor Teresa is teaching. If your family is interested in joining in, please talk with Pastor Teresa.
HS: Gathering cloth to continue with quilting projects – please give all your material to one of the Youth.Â Next Youth and Friends worship service, 10/11 – join in with your musical gifts.
Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School next classes will be October 11th, 9:30am.
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 withÂ Â Pastor Teresa, or email@example.com
Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events
October 11th Â Â Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Pastor Teresa preaching, Music: Youth and Friends
October 18thÂ Â Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching, Communion and Healing prayers, Organ: Kazuko
October 25th Â Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Jon Winter (SEND Mission Worker) preaching, Organ: Kazuko
November 1stÂ Â Annual Joint Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church, 10:30am, Organ: Kazuko
MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL!! ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL!!Â
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 willÂ be creating, discussing, playing games, acting out bible stories and more.Â At the same time, typically 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.Â 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 firstname.lastname@example.org any time = ) 2015 Sunday School schedule:Â 10 /11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/13
Â *Questions or concerns?Â Feel free to email email@example.com anytime.
Â *Please enjoy and refer our website https://wtuc.net/ and FB page (West Tokyo Union Church) to others.Â 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 Pastor Teresa.
Â *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.
Â *Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or Jill. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!
*Interested in baptism, membership or confirmation classes, please contact Pastor Teresa.
John 13: â€¦And during supper 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, 4 got up from the table,[a] took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciplesâ€™ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him. 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, â€œLord, are you going to wash my feet?â€ 7 Jesus answered, â€œYou do not know now what I am doing, but later you will understand.â€ 8 Peter said to him, â€œYou will never wash my feet.â€ Jesus answered, â€œUnless I wash you, you have no share with me.â€ 9 Simon Peter said to him, â€œLord, not my feet only but also my hands and my head!â€ 10 Jesus said to him, â€œOne who has bathed does not need to wash, except for the feet,[b] but is entirely clean. And you[c] are clean, though not all of you.â€ 11 For he knew who was to betray him; for this reason he said, â€œNot all of you are clean.â€ 12 After he had washed their feet, had put on his robe, and had returned to the table, he said to them, â€œDo you know what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lordâ€”and you are right, for that is what I am. 14 So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one anotherâ€™s feet. 15 For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you. 16 Very truly, I tell you, servants[d] are not greater than their master, nor are messengers greater than the one who sent them. 17 If you know these things, you are blessed if you do them.
Luke 22:14 When the hour came, he took his place at the table, and the apostles with him. 15 He said to them, â€œI have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I tell you, I will not eat it[c] until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.â€ 17 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, â€œTake this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.â€ 19 Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, â€œThis is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.â€ 20 And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, â€œThis cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.