Clues to the Universe

Our WTUC community worship this Sunday, June 20th, will focus on art and creativity and its connection to the Divine. The message will be offered by Malcolm Foster who will be preaching about how our creative natures reflect one key way in which we are made in God’s image. All of us have an urge to create, depending on our gifts, whether it’s art or food, furniture or computer programs. Pursuing those passions brings us joy and fulfillment. The title of the message will be “Art and Creativity — Clues To the Universe.”

Join us at 10 am, Japan time, for our Zoom worship service:

Creation of the Universe, by Bill Beil

Scripture Readings:

Gen. 1:26-31 — Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, â€œBe fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds in the sky and all the creatures that move along the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. (NIV)

Isaiah 40:12-14 — Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
    or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket,
    or weighed the mountains on the scales
    and the hills in a balance?
13 Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?
14 Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him,
    and who taught him the right way?
Who was it that taught him knowledge,
    or showed him the path of understanding? (NIV)

Ephesians 2:8-10 — For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (NIV)

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday! This will be our next-to-the-last worship service before our summer break starts. Please contact us with any prayer requests. May the Lord bless your week ahead!

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