Holy Week and Easter Sunday, 2024

You are welcome to join the West Tokyo Union Church community for any or all of the upcoming events during this Holy Week:

The Good Friday service at Mitaka Lutheran Church on the campus of the Japan Lutheran College (https://www.luther.ac.jp/language/en.html) will be held at 5pm on March 29, 2024. The service will be in bilingual in English and Japanese.

On Saturday of Holy Week there will be an Easter Vigil, once again at Mitaka Lutheran Church, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on March 30th, which includes Holy Communion. This service is only in Japanese.

On Easter Sunday, March 31, our worship service will be in-person only, meeting at our regular space on the Japan Lutheran College campus. The service will start at 11:00 am on Easter instead of at 10:00 am which is our usual time.

Easter Sunday events at WTUC on the Mitaka Lutheran College campus:

Egg hunt and lunch set up starts at 10:00am

Egg hunt at 10:30am

Worship at 11:00am

Lunch at 12:00 (after worship) in the cafeteria

Rev. Dr. Jim Sack will be preaching on Easter Sunday. Jill will be liturgist and Kazuko will play the organ. The texts that will be used are Isaiah 25:6-9 and Mark 16:1-8. The Title of the sermon is “God Running on Empty.” The children’s message is pre-recorded since Ruth is preaching at a church near Tachikawa on Easter Sunday.

The hymns are: Christ the Lord is Risen Today, It Is Well With My Soul and Christ is Alive.

We hope that your week may be very meaningful and that many of you will be able to come and worship with us!

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