He Emptied Himself – Palm Sunday – April 10, 2022

Our Sunday service starts at 10:00 am JST via Zoom through our usual link. Rev. Paul Shew will be preaching. This Sunday, April 10, we will only be gathering online, through Zoom. But on EASTER Sunday, we will gather in-person adding a remote feed for those who cannot come in person. 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.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, when Christians commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four of the Gospels. Palm Sunday marks the first day of Holy Week, also called the Passion Week. It is the last week of the solemn season of Lent that precedes the arrival of Eastertide.

Opening Hymn: 62 All Creatures of Our God and King
Responsive Reading #167 Canticle of Christ’s Obedience
Second Hymn: 278 Hosanna, Loud Hosanna

Gospel Reading:  Luke 23:1-49
Epistles:  Philippians 2:5-11
Sermon: “He Emptied Himself”

Hymn after Sermon 166 All Praise to Thee, for Thou, O King Divine

Please come join us to worship, learn and connect with one another as we prepare for Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday. Thank you to the Shew family for providing the scripture readers. Ruth and her puppet friends will bring a children’s message and Kazuko will be playing the organ.

We hope you can join us at 10 am! Please come join us! Please see the important announcements below:

* We WILL be meeting in person for Easter, April 17, at our normal location on JLC campus. The service will also be broadcast via Zoom so others can join us. Jim Sack will be preaching.

* Akiko and Shintaro Nishikata will be baptized at Easter!

* Afterwards, we are all invited to Ann Tang’s house and big yard for lunch and fellowship. We’ll car pool in several cars there and back. Pray for good weather!

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 https://wtuc.net/offering/ and now has recurring offering and fee recovery options.

About Ruth

Author of kidsermons.com, founder of JOEE.jp, tree climber and storyteller.
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