Christ in Japan – Part 2 – March 6, 2022

This is the second Sunday in a row for our WTUC online worship service to feature lay preacher Malcolm Foster! We meet at 10:00 am JST via Zoom through our usual link. For now, we will only be gathering online, through Zoom. We welcome friends and members from around the world to join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers. We will keep you informed via email and updated website posts concerning which future services can be held in person.

This Sunday, March 6, we’ll continue our tour of the history of Christianity in Japan, following the journey of Malcolm’s parents, Robert & Phyllis Foster, who came to Japan in 1949 as young missionaries. They served in Japan in both Tokyo and Hokkaido, working in publishing, radio evangelism and university instruction.

To make it personal, Malcolm will be sharing more about the ministry his parents had during their 44 years of missionary service in Japan, picking up on when they moved to rugged, beautiful Hokkaido just before Malcolm was born. We’ll be winding up with a brief look at some of the challenges the church in Japan faces today, and some reasons for hope about the future. 

Mio will be liturgist, Kazuko will be playing the organ and we hope you can join us at 10 am!

Scripture Readings:

Old Testament — – Isaiah 55: 1-12

Gospel — – Matthew 11: 28-30

Thank you to everyone who helps to make our worship services come together each week.

We are very thankful that our little community church can keep on going even in the midst of difficulties. Many friends keep contributing to our worship services and to our parishioner connections. We appreciate everyone’s prayers, financial support and weekly acts of service as we help each other in doing the work of the Kingdom.

Offering Link: Please note that the link for sending in your gifts and tithes has been changed to and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The deadline for sign-ups at the 2022 Women’s Conference is fast approaching! March 8 is the last day to sign up. Please send in your registration to: 2022 Japan WoCon

WTUC’s Carol Sack will be one of the workshop leaders — and there are many other wonderful workshop choices to choose from. Take a look and sign up with a friend for the 65th annual Japan Women’s Conference. Last day to register is March 8th! That’s this Tuesday.