Suffering and Bearing Fruit – 3rd Sunday in Lent – March 20, 2022

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 third Sunday of Lent, Jermy Balukh will be sharing with us about “Suffering and Bearing Fruit,” based on the lectionary passage Luke 13:1-9. He’ll talk about how God gives us opportunities to live “one more time” to bear fruit, and how God uses incidents around us as a call to remind us about his purposes to save us and the world. 

Jermy will also be sharing a bit about his home church in West Timor, Indonesia, where he will be returning in April. We’re so glad that he’s been able to join us while doing linguistic research at Tokyo University of Foreign Languages in Fuchu.

Kazuko will be playing the organ and bringing us some excellent, classical Lenten music. Ruth and her puppet friends will offer a children’s message. We hope you can join us at 10 am!

Scripture Readings:

Old Testament — – Psalm 63:1-8

Gospel — – Luke 13:1-9

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.

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