Sunday, June 26, 2016

West Tokyo Union Church Weekly – Sunday, June 26, 2016 worship

Pastor:  Rev. Teresa Thompson Sherrill

9:30 AM – Adult and Multigenerational Sunday School (Adult in the back of the cafeteria facilitated by Carolyn Morikawa, and Multigenerational in the front of the cafeteria facilitated by Pastor Teresa.) All are welcome!!!

11:00 AM – Pastor Teresa will bring the Message “In your presence is fullness of joy” from Psalm 16. Ruth Ingulrud will delight us with the Children`s Message. Kazuko Sacon will lead the worship on the organ. Mark Hisamatsu will be our liturgist. Our delightful robust fellowship time will be after the service.



words for encouragement this week

Come, bless the Lord, in whom we find our refuge and safety.

You are our God; all the good things come from You alone.

Come, bless the Lord, who gives us a rich inheritance,

and surrounds us with abundance.

You are our God; our lives are in your hands.

Come, bless the Lord, who guides us on the path to eternal life,

whose presence strengthens and sustains us.

You are our God; we will not be shaken. Let’s worship God together!


Upcoming Preaching Ministry and Community Events

June 26th – Multigenerational and Adult Sunday Schools, Last Sunday worship of the 2015-16 church year. Pastor Teresa preaching, Organ: Kazuko Sacon. Fellowship time. Worship at WTUC will start up again on September 4th, 2016.


MULTIGENERATIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL!! ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL!! on June 26th. We have Multigenerational Sunday School from 9:30AM 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 facilitated by Pastor Teresa. At the same time, there Adult Sunday School, also at 9:30AM in the cafeteria. The method used is the, “Swedish Bible study method,” interacting with the texts for the service through our own life experiences. Come and enjoy! All are welcome. Need more information, contact any time = ) BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING Adult Sunday School will be held from the fall. All friends invited!


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, are interested in baptism or membership, 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. *Sign up for snacks for fellowship time with Ann or Jill. We appreciate your contributions to our community life!


Text for the sermon – Psalm 16 (NRSV)

Song of Trust and Security in God – A Miktam of David.

1 Protect me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

2 I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;

    I have no good apart from you.”

3 As for the holy ones in the land, they are the noble,

    in whom is all my delight.

4 Those who choose another god multiply their sorrows;

    their drink offerings of blood I will not pour out

    or take their names upon my lips.

5 The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup;

    you hold my lot.

6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;

    I have a goodly heritage.

7 I bless the Lord who gives me counsel;

    in the night also my heart instructs me.

8 I keep the Lord always before me;

    because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices;

    my body also rests secure.

10 For you do not give me up to Sheol,

    or let your faithful one see the Pit.

11 You show me the path of life.

    In your presence there is fullness of joy;

    in your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

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