2018年10月26日

Praise Fellowship Schedule of November in 2018

◆11/3 (Saturday) Family Sports day10:00〜15:00
We have a fun to play some sports games together.
Let's go with your friends as many as possible!
Place: Dogo Park’s ground
Lunch:Please bring your own lunch.
  
※If you want to join, please write down your name on the name list at the church lobby, or let the church know as soon as possible.
   
◆11/4 Holy communion
After the 1st service, Free Japanese lesson on the first froor.(11:00〜11:30 )
  
◆11/11 Healing Sunday Service
After the 1st service, we have prayers in the Chapl of the 5th floor.
  
◆11/18 Autumn Picnic
After the 1st service, we will go!  
   
◆11/25  English Sunday Service 1:30〜3:00
(3:15~4:15 chatting over some drinks and snacks )
Every Sunday, the 1st Sunday Service(9:00~10:45) is interpreted into English through PC except when English Sunday Service is held.
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2018年10月07日

Praise Fellowship Schedule of October in 2018

■10/14 Sun.
9:00~10:45 Holy communion Service(Through PC, we interpret the message into English)

■10/21 Sun.
9:00~10:45 Sunday Service (through PC, we interpret the message)
After 1st Sunday service, there is a Japanese Free lesson for 30 minutes.
Anybody who attends 1st Sunday Service can join this lesson.
Please join us whether you are Christians or not.
We welcome you!!

■10/28 Sun.
13:30~14:30 English Sunday Service
*Be careful there is no interpretation at 1st Sunday Service when English Sunday Service is held.
Instead, there is interpretation from English into Japanese at English service.




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2018年09月23日

English Sunday Service in Matsuyama 2018/09/23

Praising in English is wonderful and blessing!   We feel as if we were in heaven.  This September, some of our members go back to their countries.   We miss them so much and pray they are spiritual  bridge between Japan and their hometown from now on, too!   What an amazing grace that we can be brothers and sisters whether we are in the same countries or not!

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We had a farewell party with nice handmade dessert by one of our sisters!   Wow!  So delicious!

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2018年09月21日

English Sunday Service in Matsuyama 2018/9/23

1:30~3:00 English Sunday Service
(3:15~4:15 chatting over some drinks and snacks )    

Every Sunday, the 1st Sunday Service(9:00~10:45) is interpreted into English through PC except when English Sunday Service is held.
And after 1 Sunday Service we have Japanese lesson for 30 minutes.
Anybody can join us whether you are Christians or not, the Japanese or not, so please join us freely.   We welcome you from our heart!
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2018年08月10日

Sunday Church Lunch volunteering 2018/8/5

Praise Fellowship often cooks church lunch on Sunday.   Lunch fee is ¥200 per one person and around 60 church members eat it after every Sunday Service.  In addition, the church assists ¥5000 to every volunteering group for food materials.   So, if we do well, we can save the left (income - ingredients costs) as money for our activities.  The menu of that day is fisioda.   It was so good that we enjoyed it very much!

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2018年07月21日

One day trip in Imabari 2018/7/21

Some members of Praise fellowship were going back to their hometown.   So, before they leave Japan we enjoyed one day trip in Imabari.

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The view from the sightseeing tower was amazing!! 
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Luckily pastor Eiji also could go.   It is so rare!
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Wow!  Really like great Samurais!
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2018年06月25日

English Sunday Service In Matsuyama 2018/7/29


1:30~3:00 English Sunday Service
(3:15~4:15 chatting over some drinks and snacks )    

Every Sunday, the 1st Sunday Service(9:00~10:45) is interpreted into English through PC except when English Sunday Service is held.
And after 1 Sunday Service we have Japanese lesson for 30 minutes.
Anybody can join us whether you are Christians or not, the Japanese or not, so please join us freely.   We welcome you from our heart!
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2017年11月27日

Schedule of Praise Fellowship 2017/12(Pentecostal church in Matsuyama)

December in 2017

■12/3 Sun.
Holy communion

■12/3, 12/10 Sun.
11:00~11:30 Free Japanese lesson
(11:45~12:15 Free piano lesson, if more than 2 persons want to learn)

■12/16 Sat.
Matsuyama Charity Christmas 
 We celebrate Christmas with special music and message by Pastor Mandai.( interpreted into English on PC )
 Place : Nankaihousou Honmachi Kaikan
 Time : We hold the meeting twice, PM 2:00~ and PM 6:00~
 Advance Ticket:  adult ¥1200,  Junior high school and high school student ¥600, children Free

■12/17 Sun.
Christmas Party of our Church
Instead of usual evening meeting, we celebrate Christmas with dishes,drinks and some games.  So, we ask everyone to bring at least one dish to eat together.
Place : Matsuyama Fukuin Center
Time : PM 6:00~
  
■12/22 Fri.
English Christmas service PM 6:30〜7:30
Christmas Celebration Party 7:30~8:30
We ask every member of PF to bring at least one dish for the party.
  
■12/24 Sun.
Combined Christmas Sunday service
 AM 10:00〜12:00 ( interpreted into English on PC )
 Don't mistake the time. We have only one service on this day.

■12/25 Mon.
Japanese rick cake cooking
AM 10:00~ 
It is a Japanese traditional event to cook rice cakes at the end of a year.   Please join it and enjoy cooking and eating fresh rice cake.   If you join it and help to cook, you can eat rice cakes freely!

■12/28 Thur.
Whole church cleaning
AM 9:00~ 
We are cleaning our church all together with thanks.   It is OK if you join it for only one hour!   Let's welcome a new year at clean church.   Some lunch such as Onigiri is prepared for those who help cleaning.
 
■12/31 Sun.
Count-down prayer meeting for a New year 
PM23:00〜
With thanks we will conclude this year and start a New year in praying.

Every Sunday, the 1st Sunday Service(9:00~10:45) is interpreted into English through PC except when English Sunday Service is held.
Anybody can join us whether you are Christians or not, the Japanese or not, so please join us freely.   We welcome you from our heart!



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2017年10月29日

Schedule of Praise Fellowship (Pentecostal church in Matsuyama)

November in 2017

■11/3
9:30~15:00 Family Sports day
We leave our church at 9:00 to Rainbow Highland and have a fun to play some sports games together.   In addition, we have a barbecue at noon.
◎Attendance fee
More than junior high school :¥1000
Elementary school :¥500
Under kindergarten:free
(This fee is for barbecue. If you don't eat, attandance fee is free.)
*If you want to join, please write down your name on the name list at the church lobby, or let the church know as soon as possible.

■11/5
Holy communion

■11/12
Celebration prayer for the children of 7,5,3 years old
After the 2nd Sunday Service, we celebrate these children and give nice presents.   If you have children of these ages, please write down their names on the name list of the church lobby until 11/15.
(The church prepare presents only for the children on the list.   In order to get the presents, please don't miss to write down their names!)

■11/5, 11/12, 11/26
11:00~11:30 Free Japanese lesson
(11:45~12:15 Free piano lesson, if more than 2 persons want to learn)

■11/19 
1:30~3:00 English Sunday Service
(3:15~4:15 chatting over some drinks and snacks )    

Every Sunday, the 1st Sunday Service(9:00~10:45) is interpreted into English through PC except when English Sunday Service is held.
Anybody can join us whether you are Christians or not, the Japanese or not, so please join us freely.   We welcome you from our heart!


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2017年10月01日

Thanks from our brother

This is the farewell greetings from our brother before going back to his home country.
We also appreciate him from our heart.   We were happy with him and blessed by him, too.

【Farewell greetings】
As for our church, Matsuyama Fukuin Cernter, I just want to say I feel back home in Jesus Christ whenever I come into the family of our church.   And I want to give great thanks to everyone in the big family.

As I mentioned many times, I am a very shy and weak person, so it is always hard for me to get into a new society.  What I can do is to keep friendly and quiet among people, as our country's saying "being Silent majority ".   But wherever I go, God helps me make new friends beside me and makes them accept me proactively.

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When I came into our church, I was so nervous and alone.   While, the Lord sent pastor Ono to invite me into our church.   Fukiko san was so friendly.   She gave me a brief introduction.   And brother Bernard told me more information about Praise Fellowship.   And Aki san gave me her bike without any hesitation.   I found a group of friends whom I can trust and share experiences with immediately.   At that time, my mother was still worrying about my life here, she was full of horrible images about Japan such as earthquakes.
I told her I have already found my church, what's more do I need?   Then she noticed she has been the one of little faith and doesn't worry about my life in Japan any more.(the same thing happened in 2008, when I entered university which is about 2000km away from my hometown.  As I told her I found a church there, she was so happy and got rid of all the worries)

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The first church event I attended was sports meeting.   Thanks to very patient organizers, everyone was enjoying the sunshine and friendly atmosphere of church.   From that time my feeling toward church in Japan has become really different.   Everyone is enjoying the day with God, has no need to worry about or to be frightened with each other.   After I participated in various activities in the church, I could share the happiness with you.   There is no exaggeration that except my study, I enjoyed all my days with our church.   In order to respond to everyone's kindness and the happiness you gave me, I tried my best to do something.   Such as trying to make moon cake at church bazzar or preparing some food for bible study.   Actually before that, I didn't know how to cook.  However, as Bernard always said "God is good", God made everything good.   Though I know not everyone really liked my food, every one of you was so gentle that nobody ever showed any upset to me.

At last, I must say thank you everyone in our church.   You showed me consideration for me all the time, shared the words and love from God with me who was just a stranger, even unable to talk with you.   Although the Babel tower separates us, the love of God makes us connect each other.   I hope it will not be the last words from me; I am willing to keep in touch with you in Christ.

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2017年09月25日

Schedule of Praise Fellowship(Protestant Church in Matsuyama)

October in 2017

■10/1, 10/8, 10/22
11:00~11:30 Free Japanese lesson
(11:45~12:15 Free piano lesson, if more than 2 persons want to learn)

■10/15
11:00~ 2:30 Serving church lunch

■10/29 
1:30~3:00 English Sunday Service
(3:15~4:15 chatting over some drinks and snacks )    

Every Sunday, the 1st Sunday Service(9:00~10:45) is interpreted into English through PC except when English Sunday Service is held.
Anybody can join us whether you are Christians or not, the Japanese or not, so please join us freely.   We welcome you from our heart!



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English Sunday Service at Protestant church in Matsuyama 2017/9/24

It's getting cooler and the fall has come.   It is the best season for harvest.   Let’s enjoy spiritual harvest in God’s love.


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Bible:UKing 5:1-14
From today’s story of Naaman, we want to learn 3 lessons.
1. Focus on God’s works beyond our situations
It is true that there are many difficult situations before us.  When Naaman went to Elisha in Israel to be healed his leprosy, his countries and Israel were in the battle.
And Naaman was the commander of Aram, the enemy of Israel.  
But he didn’t hesitate to visit Israel to see the great prophet.
When we stand before God, we must focus on only God’s work instead of trying to solve the problems by our own efforts.

2. God’s words must be stronger than our emotions
When Naaman received the message from Elisha to clean his body in the river of Jordan, he got furious because he expected him to pray directly.   Be careful not to lose God’s blessings because of your false emotions.   God doesn’t word according to your emotions.  
 
3. Listen to what God is saying and follow it
When Naaman washed himself 7 times in the Jordan, he was healed.   When we obey God’s word, we can receive God’s work.   God has a life changing power, so let’s experience this good work of God this fall.

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2017年09月04日

Grape picking 2017/9/3

After the 1st Sunday service, we went grape picking together.  Grapes are so big and delicious that we enjoyed eating very much.   Autum is really the time of harvest.    

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Parents of one of our members came from Kenya to visit their family and stayed for a month.
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"Did they enjoy grape picking?   Aer your parents happy to be here?" When I asked, he replied, "They are more than happy!"
His words made us happy, too.   How wonderful it is that we are one family in God!

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Some church members helped to drive us to the grape farm.   We appreciate them, too.   But the most wonderful blessing is that God loves us and gives us beautiful nature and rich harvest!   We give thanks to our God from our heart!
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2017年08月29日

Church summer festival 2017/8/26

Our church has a small summer festival every year.   This time, Praise Fellowship sold some cosmetic.   We could gain some amount earning which will be used for Praise Fellowship activities.

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2017年08月13日

Summer Camp at beach 2017/8/11

2017/8/11, we held summer camp at a seashore.    This is our first one night camp planed by ourselves.    Pastor came to preach at night and we enjoyed beautiful summer days.

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There are a few savings of Praise Fellowship since we earned some money through our serving church lunch on Sundays.    With that help, we could do this camp without big expense.

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2016年12月01日

The church schedule of December


◆12/4 Holy Communion
 AM 9:00〜10:45 ( interpreted into English on PC )
 We have a small gift for those who were born in the month of December.
 
◆12/10 Matsuyama Charity Christmas
 ( interpreted into English on PC ) We celebrate Christmas with special music and message of Pastor Mandai.
 Place : Nankaihousou Honmachi Kaikan
 Time : We hold 2 times, PM 2:00 and PM 6:0
  
◆12/16 English Sunday service PM 6:30〜 9:00
 Let's enjoy worshipping and singing to God in English.
 
◆12/24 Holy Night with beautiful Tone Chime Music
 Place : Matsuyama Fukuin Center
 Time : PM 7:00〜 
  
◆12/25 Combined Christmas Sunday service
 AM 10:00〜12:00 ( interpreted into English on PC )
 Don't mistake the time. We have only one service on this day.
 After service we will have Christmas lunch and fellowship.
 
◆12/24 Holy Night
 Place : Matsuyama Fukuin Center
 Time : PM 7:00〜9:00.
 
◆12/31 Count-down prayer meeting for a New year PM23:30〜
With thanks we will conclude this year and start a New year in praying.
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2016年11月08日

English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2016/10/30

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                                                                Bible:Mark 10:17〜21
 
It's a Good thing to Love and be loved by God. As a friend, God would like to directly and consistently communicate with us. He is always with us. He communicates to us through many ways in worship, in prayers, in sermon, in daily devotions, etc. We should always keep His words in our hearts.
From today's text, the young man, wanted to know the key to eternal life. It seems he expected something complicated but Jesus gave a simple straight answer, that pierced his heart.
What do we learn from the incident?

1. We should be careful about our altitude to GOD'S word. We should not try to challenge God's word but should let it transform us. Let Him increase as we decrease.

2. We have to admit that God is greater than thoughts of men. Let's Gods wisdom reign in our life's.

3. Our possessions should not control our lives. Our master is one, Jesus Christ.
Let's follow Christ with all our hearts and we have. If he could transform the disciples and He still even today he can.
Let's listen, obey and follow.
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2016年10月31日

The church schedule of November


11/3 Family Sports Day
 Time: AM10:00〜PM2:30
 Place: Ishitegawa South Ground

 11/6 Holy Communion
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 After service, we have a small gift for all those people who were born in the month of November.
 
11/20 Healing service
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need. 

 
11/27 English Sunday service ( PM 1:30〜2:45 )
 We will have a monthly English service. Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English. We are looking forward to seeing you. A refreshment will be provied after service for fellowshipping.
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Family Sports Day

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