The Essential Things, Part II — 24th Sunday after Pentecost – November 20, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our online worship service. Ms. Judith Tan from Sarawak is preaching for us again, continuing her message from last week. Our next in-person service will be a Thanksgiving service scheduled on November 27 in our regular room at the Lutheran Seminary. (Details below.) Services until that date will be online. Thank you to Kazuko for playing the organ every Sunday. We appreciate your musical gifts. Ruth and her friends will join us for the children’s message.

  • Ms. Judith Tan
  • Judith is a Sarawakian from Sarawak located on Borneo Island (Sarawak is the biggest state of Malaysia). In 1988, Judith graduated with Bachelor of Applied Science in Pharmacology and Biochemistry from University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. In year 1998, Judith furthered her studies at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and obtained her Bachelor degree of Pharmacy in 2000. Since 2001, she has founded a group of pharma-related companies in retail, wholesale, as well as warehouse service providers in Sarawak. In 2012, Judith also received a Master of Christian Studies (M.Sc) through Theological Education by Extension (TEE) from Seminary Theology Malaysia. 
  • Judith had served in various ministries in Trinity Methodist Church, Kuching.  It was in the local missions to the indigenous communities among the urban poor that led her into her most current role. This role involves agro-related plant processing which builds and establishes a link in the supply chain between the indigenous farmer community and the consumer market. Currently, Judith is also an appointed local preacher of Sarawak Chinese Annual Conference. 

Scripture Readings: Hagai 2:1-9 — 2 Cor. 4:7-12 — Hebrews 12:25-29

Welcome to friends and members from around the world who join us as we continue to worship remotely. You may be distant geographically, but you are as close as our hearts and prayers.

In-Person Thanksgiving Service and Gathering: We hope that you will be able to attend our in-person Thanksgiving service and potluck on Nov. 27. The 10:00 am service will be at the Lutheran Seminary and the potluck will be held at Ann’s house at 12:30.

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.

Topic: WTUC Worship

Time: 10 am JST 

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