No One Knows — First Sunday of Advent – November 27, 2022 at 10am JST

Join the West Tokyo Union Church community for our IN-PERSON and online hybrid worship service this Sunday! Rev. Dr. Jim Sack will be preaching on the second coming on this first Sunday in Advent. Jesus reminds us, in Matthew 24, that no one knows when the Lord will come again to the earth; “no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.”

This will be our first in-person service in a long while, so we hope that you can join us on the campus of the Lutheran Seminary or online. We will have a Thanksgiving potluck at Ann’s house after the service. (Details below.) 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.

  • Rev. Dr. Jim Sack
  • James Sack is an ordained missionary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and works through the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church. (JELC). He and his wife Carol came to Japan as long-term missionaries starting in 1982. Jim now teaches in the areas of counseling and Christian Anthropology in the undergraduate school, Clinical Psychology at the Graduate School, and Pastoral Care and Counseling for the seminary. He also has served as a chaplain at Fuchu Prisoner over 10 years.

Scripture Readings: Matthew 24:36-44 — Romans 13:11-14

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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