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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