Sunday, October 11th, 2015

West Tokyo Union Church Weekly Sunday, October 11, 2015    

Pastor:  Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill

9:30 AM – ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL, facilitated by Dr. Toshi Sasao in the Upper Room (2nd floor above our sanctuary)

9:30 AM – MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY in the cafeteria with Pastor Teresa

11:00 AM – WORSHIP

FELLOWSHIP TIME: after the service

Sunday, October 11th – After Sunday School at 9:30 AM, during the 11 AM worship service Pastor Teresa, will bring the sermon “Receive Mercy and Find Grace” from Hebrews 4. Following our worship will be a Fellowship time. Youth and friends will provide the worship music, and Sara provided the beautiful bulletin art.



Little Kidz: Children are welcome to stay in the service and play with colouring materials and enjoy books in the cabinet in the back of the sanctuary.

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. Youth and Friends worship service, 10/11 – join in with your musical gifts. Next HS bible study will be on Sunday, October 25th at the Rogers house 5 pm.

Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, 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 with    Pastor Teresa, or


Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events

October 11th     Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Pastor Teresa preaching, Music: Youth and Friends

October 18th    Rev. Dr. Jim Sack preaching, Communion and Healing prayers, Organ: Kazuko

October 25th   Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School, Jon Winter (SEND Mission Worker) preaching, Organ: Kazuko

November 1st    Annual Joint Service with Mitaka Lutheran Church, 10:30am, Organ: Kazuko



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. 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, “Swedish  Bible study method,” interacting with 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 any time = ) 2015 Sunday School schedule:  10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/13


WTUC  Announcements:

  *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 Pastor Teresa.

  *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 Jill. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!

*Interested in baptism, membership or confirmation classes, please contact Pastor Teresa.


Sermon text Hebrews 4:12-16

12Indeed, the word of God is living and active,

sharper than any two-edged sword,

piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow;

it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

13And before him no creature is hidden,

but all are naked and laid bare to the eyes of the one

to whom we must render an account.

14Since, then, we have a great high priest

who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God,

let us hold fast to our confession.

15For we do not

have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,

but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are,

yet without sin.

16Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness,

so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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