Rev. Jim Sack Preaching – 2nd Sunday in Lent

Please join the West Tokyo Union Church community online for the second Sunday in Lent, February 25, 2024 at 10:00 am Japan Time.

Rev. Dr. Jim Sack will be preaching and the sermon title is, “Peter, Rock or Sand?” The scripture readings for this Sunday are Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16  and Mark 8:27-35.

The hymns will be: 
Abide With Me — When I Survey the Wondrous Cross —  Wide Open Are Your Hands

We hope that many of you will be able to join us via Zoom and worship with us!

Use the link below to join our service at 10am Japan Standard Time:

Meeting ID: 840 9415 4793

Passcode: 583756

Rev. Tim Boyle Preaching – First Sunday in Lent

This Sunday, Feb. 18, is the first Sunday in Lent. You are welcome to join us for our online worship at 10am. Our preacher this Sunday is Rev. Tim Boyle who will be preaching on “The Gospel According to the Life of Mark.”

Our liturgist will be Betsy, our organist is Kazuko and the slides are prepared by Ann. Ruth will provide a children’s message with the help of her puppet pals. The scripture passages are: Mark 14:43-51 and Acts 15:36-41.

The online link to join us for our Sunday online services is here:

Meeting ID: 840 9415 4793

Passcode: 583756

We hope to see you online on Sunday at 10am Japan Standard Time!

Rev. Tim Boyle Preaching – Online Worship – Sat. Feb. 4, 2024 at 10am Japan Time

This Sunday, February 4th, Rev. Tim Boyle will be preaching at our online 10am Japan time worship service. The liturgist will be Steve Eskildsen, our organist is Kazuko Sacon and the slides are prepared by Misae Urata and Ann Tang. Ruth Ingulsrud will give the children’s message with help from her puppet friends.

The hymns will be:  “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty” — “When Peace Like A River” — “Be Still My Soul.” The scripture readings for this Sunday are: Psalm 103 and James 5:7-11. 

WTUC Sunday Worship Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 840 9415 4793

Passcode: 583756

About Our Speaker: 

Tim Boyle is a native of Arizona and earned a B.S. in physics from Arizona State Univ. and received an NSF fellowship at Florida State Univ. to get a PhD in weather science.  That, however, was interrupted by the draft and the Vietnam War. God used that, however, to direct his steps into going into the ministry.  Tim received M. Div. and D. Min. degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary. Tim first studied Japanese at the East-West Center in Hawaii in 1967-68 and then served as a short-term missionary for 3 years on the northern island of Hokkaido from 1971-74. He married Yuko, a native of Japan, in 1974 before entering seminary. He is a member of the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church.

Tim and Yuko (Juji) Boyle were first appointed to serve in Japan in 1982 by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in a joint appointment with the United Methodist Church. Their first assignment was to a rural church in Hokkaido, and then from 1986, they served for 21 years at the Tsukuba Christian Center in Tsukuba Science City. His last assignment until retirement in 2016 was as a professor at Kwansei Gakuin Univ.  They presently reside in the Penney Retirement Community in Florida and spend their summers in Japan.

We hope that many of you will be able to come and worship with us!