2015年05月30日

The church schedule in June


6/7  Holy Communion 
AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
After the ceremony, we have a small gift for all those people who were born in the month of June.


6/14  Healing service  
AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.


6/28  English Sunday service  PM 1:30〜2:45
Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English. We welcome new comers to our group. We look forward to seeing you all!
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2015年05月10日

The church bazaar 2015


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"Church Bazaar was held 2015/4/29"  Thanks God!

The Bazaar was very successful this year,too.  All profit is offered for radio program and worldwide evangelization.  It was fine and a nice day.  A lot of people visited our church and enjoyed this bazaar.  We give thanks God in everything.

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2015年05月01日

The church schedule in May

5/10  Holy Communion
AM 9:00〜10:45 and AM 11:00〜12:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
After the ceremony, we have a small gift for all those people who were born in the month of May.


5/17  Healing service  
AM 9:00〜10:45 and AM 11:00〜12:45  (interpreted into English on PC)
We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.


5/31  English Sunday service PM 1:30〜2:45
 Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English. We welcome new comers to our group. We look forward to seeing you all!
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2015年04月19日

English Sunday service in Mastuyama 2015/4/19

The new academic year has started.  Let’s make a good start with faith!

Today’s bible: Exodus 3:10,16,17  4:1,10
1.God prepares special and unique plan for your life.  Let’s not make an excuse that you can’t do it, which is unfaithful.

2.Every hero or heroine in the bible is not brave from the first.   They all were weak but God changed them strong. 

3.If only you take a first step with faith, God gives you power and help you to perform your aim given by God.

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2015年04月06日

Easter celebration!

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We celebrated Easter at Sunday service on 5th in April.
Reading Drama of resurrection and several special songs were performed. Some of Praise Fellowship members sang special praise. Hallelujah!
After service, the church organized a buffet style luncheon for everyone at ¥200. Many sisters of our church also brought dishes voluntarily. The luncheon was so gorgeous that everybody enjoyed it!! We had a very good time with wonderful food and recreations. Please look at nice smiles.

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2015年03月30日

The schedule of church in April


4/5 Easter Festival
 AM 10:00〜11:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 That day we hold just one Sunday service. After service, we will have an Easter party. We can eat dishes¥200 and enjoy recreations.


4/12 Healing service
 AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC) We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.

 
4/19 English Sunday service PM 1:30〜2:45
 Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English. We welcome new comers to our group. We look forward to seeing you all there!

4/29 Church Bazaar (AM 9:30〜PM:4:00 )
 Every year on the 29th of April, we hold an annual Church Bazaar. Everyone, please do come and enjoy! It shall be a nice time.
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2015年03月23日

English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2015/3/22

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Spring has come!!  Yesterday the weather broadcast reported the first cherry blossoms in Kagoshima prefecture.   The nature enjoys new season.  Let’s enjoy, we, too.

Bible: Exodus 3:1-12

When Moses was 80 years old, he was nobody, just only a shepherd.   He must have thought his life was over.   But God has the plan for him.

1. You have personal relationship with God.
God called to Moses.  God comes to our heart face to face. Your life must be unique one by God.  When you are challenging, you are not alone.   God is always with you.

2. God knows your reality.
God saw and heard the sufferings of Moses.  God is a creator, who can refresh and renew your life.

3. God provides you mission and aim on your life.
Some members will leave Japan and go home this spring.   But wherever you go, God will encourage and help you to accomplish your own mission.  Let’s do our best to accomplish the plan God has prepared for our life.

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2015年03月07日

The strawberry picking


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Rainy as it was, we had a strawberry picking experience and it was a lot of fun. The strawberry picking was done in a greenhouse. We ate strawberries as much as we could for one hour. The strawberries were sweet and juicy.

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2015年03月02日

English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2015/2/22


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( Bible: Acts 9:1-6 )

It’s the story of Saul’s Conversion.

He persecuted the Christian first, but after he was struck the light of God he was conversed.



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Like Saul, let’s ask Jesus simply “Who are you?”   Then He will tell you your own identity and aim of your life.  Let’s live your life guided by God, not by your own thinking.

When you all came to Japan, there must be God’s guidance. 

And now, some of the members of Praise Fellowship are leaving Japan this spring.   Please follow him and do your own aim in your country, too.   Then God will tell you what you are truly.


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We had a farewell party at church.

Two of our members return to their hometown this spring.


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2015年01月30日

The schedule of February

2/1  Holy Communion
AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
After the ceremony, we have a small gift for all those people who were born in the month of February.

2/8  Healing service
AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.
2/11 Let's go skiing!
We will go skiing in Kumakogen as an event of our church.

2/22  English Sunday service PM 1:30〜2:45
Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English.
Please invite your friends and neighbors into the blessing of the living God.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2015/1/25



" The Thankfulness that God Desires "

Bible  1 Thessalonians 5:18 Be joyful always ; pray continually;give thanks in all circumstances,
 
The theme for this year is “Always be thankful!” Living a life of thankfulness to God leads to grace and blessings. Shouldn’t we always experience the kind of blessings brought on by thankfulness in our every day, actual lives?


Philippians4: 6,7  “ Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God “ 

God in every situation (whether good or bad) wants us have a thankful attitude. If we pray with thanksgiving, God will protect us. No matter what the situation, let us always be thankful throughout this year.

What is the sort of thankfulness that God desires, which we should be mindful everyday?

@  This thankfulness has a clear direction; it is important that we lift our eyes to God and give thanks TO Him.

Ephesians 5:20  “always giving thanks to God the Father for everything”   
Psalm 118:21  “I will give you thanks ”

What the Bible says about thankfulness is at all times direct your thankfulness toward God. God, to you, to Christ, we give thanks. 

We should not shut up our feelings in our hearts. Rather our thankfulness should be able to reach God. Proper faith comes from the heart directed toward God and has a relationship with God. This is why it is important that thankfulness also be directed toward God.

A   Our thanksgiving should be accompanied by full, expressive joy.

Colossians 1:12  “and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you[a] to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.”
Colossians 3:16  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.
Psalm 28: My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

When we receive grace from God, when we are thankful, there is always joy.
The need to express joy, sing and dance come with it. It’s good to express and show your heart along with your faith. Thankfulness must be expressed. 
 
B Let us remember that proper action must always accompany our thanksgiving. What kind of action? This is very clear.
 
Psalm 50:14  “ Sacrifice thank offerings to God “
Psalm 107:22  “ Let them sacrifice thank offerings “
2 Chronicles 29:31  “ Come and bring sacrifices and thank offerings to the temple of the LORD “.
 
In order to express their thankfulness, the people of the period in the Old Testament gave a physical offering. In this, they even gave the lives of animals (as sacrifices) and showed how their thanksgiving was deep and genuine, with a true heart. In today’s society, we tend to offer superficial words and lip service as thanksgiving. To Christ, who loves us so much He gave His life for us, let’s give something worthy of being called a thank offering (with specific actions, or devotion that you give from yourself).

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2015年01月01日

New Year's Greetings

A Happy New Year!!

The theme of this year is "Thankful"!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;
his love endures forever. (Psalm 107:1)

Pastor gave us this theme at the first Sunday Service of this year!
Let's live this year with thanks and have marvelous grace in our hand from God!




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2014年12月31日

The schedule of January

1/1 New Year Combined service (Holy Communion)
PM 1:00〜2:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
Let's start New Year in the Presence of God! After the ceremony, we have a small gift for all those people who were born in the month of January.

1/4 Healing service AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.

1/11 Sunday service AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
Pastor Mandai pray for a person who become 20 years old. We celebrate "Coming of Age Day"

1/18 Sunday service AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)

1/25 English Sunday service PM 1:30〜2:45
Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English.
Please invite your friends and neighbors into the blessing of the living God.
We are looking forward to seeing you!

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2014年12月28日

Making Japanese rice cake

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After monthly English Service, instead of tea time, we joined "Omochi-tsuki" (Japanese custom to make rice cake at the end of the year ), which was held by Men's club of our church.
The members of Praise Fellowship also hit and pounded steamed rice into Omochi.
 As soon as it was made, we put "Tare(sugar and soysauce)" to it, covered it with seaweed and ate it which was still very soft and warm .  
What a good cake it was! 
We hope it will be very joyful and precious memory in Japan.

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2014年12月21日

Christmas party in our church

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After Christmas Sunday Service, we had a small Christmas Party in our church.  
A lot of sisters and brothers (including pastors) prepared lunch and we could enjoyed many delicious dishes!
Hearing the Christmas songs by children, we had very good Christmas time. 

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2014年12月02日

English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2014/11/30


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Today is the start of Advent, the beginning of the Christmas season.
During this Advent, let’s expect the coming of our savior with all of our hearts.
Outside church, Japanese society became very busy.  But we Christian don’t lose real peace in our mind because of hard schedule.

 
Today’s verse: Luke1:26-38
There are three keys for real blessing from God.

1. We really want to know Jesus Christ was born to this world as a savior.

2. We need to prepare ourselves so that we can receive the grace from God at this Christmas time.  Let’s make your faith work and get into action.

3. It is important to receive whole God’s work and believe his unlimited power.
  Nothing is impossible with God.

Christmas is the best time to witness Jesus Christ.  Let’s invite people around you to the Christmas meeting and church service.

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2014年11月12日

Matsuyama Charity Christmas meeting

Our church, Matsuyama Fukuin Center, will present a special Christmas meeting to you all - Matsuyama City Charity Christmasu on Dec 13 (Sat).
The tone chime/hand bell qoir will performe warm and seasonable Christmas songs, and Pastor Mandai will be singing original songs and be sharing a Christmas message, along with heartful picture book reading by Setruko Kaida, RNB announcer.
We hope you will join and celebrate Christmas together.


 Time: Dec.13 (Sat) The 1st meeting 2:00pm〜, and th 2nd meeting 6:00pm〜. ( Twice performance )
 Place: Nankai Housou Honmachi-kaikan ( Matsuyama0shi, Honmachi 1-1-1 ) - Brown building next to Ehime Shinbun at Nishi- Horibata )
 Tickets: ¥1200 for an adult, ¥600 for a high school or junior hih school student, free for an elementary schoolchild.

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Lunch service


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We Praise Fellowship prepared the church lunch “Feijoada” for the first time.
Since we prepared it beforehand, Fejioada was almost ready on Saturday.
So, on Sunday we had plenty of time and everything went smoothly as it was planned. It was so delicious that everybody enjoyed it
We give thanks to God. Thank you very much for your help and praying.


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2014年11月01日

The schedule of November


 11/16 Holy Communion & Healing service
 AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 After service, we have a small gift for all those people who were born in the month of November.
 We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.

 
 11/30 English Sunday service ( PM 1:30〜2:45 )
 Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English. Please encourage yourself to invite your friends and neighbors into the blessing of the living God. We are looking forward to seeing you!
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2014年10月23日

English Sunday service in Matsuyma 2014/10/19

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We have some new faces here in this service. Welcome you in the name of Jesus!
 
We had two big typhoons in this month and the first one hit Japan on the day of my departure to Malaysia.
I experienced two miracles of God through this challenge.
In spite of the worst weather condition, only my flight was not cancelled.
Adding to this, I sprained my ankle terribly but just within one day  I was healed, as I prayed to God hard. He really has heard my prayer.
We are blessed because we serve the Living God. Do not hesitate to activate our faith and pray in any occasions.
 
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( Today's verses: 1 Samuel 1:9-18)
 
This is a story of Hannah. She was barren that's why she was deeply troubled in her heart.
She prayed by pouring out her soul before the Lord and God listened to her prayer.

 
1. Let your honest thought manifested in your prayer.
Hannah knew how to express her bitterness in her heart. It means she had true relationship with Him.
Sometimes we try to hide ourselves from the eyes of God but we should express our desire to God and feel free to pray to God.
We can pray by ourselves for any needs such as spiritual or financial matters, family, education and blessings.
Do not hide our weaknesses but do something to act.


2. Let your faith put into action
If you have simple thought or small faith to God, bring them to Him and encourage yourselves.
Hannah didn't know how to pray in good manner but poured out her soul and made a vow to God.
Do not hide your weakness from God just because we are nameless and far from the standard of good Christians.  


3. This was the first episode of Great prophet Samuel, beginning of his great history.
You should also do the same, start writing your own history as an author of your life.
This Great Miracle-making God is always with us. Do not hesitate to activate your faith now.
 
 
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