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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2014年09月30日

The schedule of October


10/5 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 October.


10/12 Healing service 
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.


10/19 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!


10/26 Sunday service
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 

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English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2014/9/28

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We are experience a good weather now.  Autumn is a good season to do anything, to do study, to travel and so on.  We would like to have not only the good weather but also good spirit.  In this autumn, let's activate our faith!

( Today's verce: 2 Kings 5 :1〜14)
This is a story of healing of Naaman.  It is a unique and famous story. 
Let's learn a posture of the faith from this story.  We want to receive a blessing of God.

1.God works through a process of stories.
The blessing of God is not mere story but the beginning of the father one, which leads to a goal.
The goal is prepared by God for us.

2.When we experience a blessing from God, we must not take only a superficial thing.
We don't end it by human idea and way. We must not end it on the way of God's plan.
Follow God's command through a shown method by God.

3.God demands that you follow his command until the last.
Let's carry it out till the time of God comes.  Do not give up and you will receive God's answer.

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2014年09月02日

The schedule of september


9/7 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 September.


9/14 Healing service
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.


9/21 Sunday service
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 
9/28 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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English Sunday service in Matsuyama 014/8/31

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" The Greatness of the Lord Jesus Christ "

Today's verses: John 6:16-21

Ps Mandai has been teaching us about the deep meaning of a Sign. Although the four gospels talk about the signs, the book of John is distinctive in the sense that it records only 7 signs done by Jesus Christ. Usually the word Sign has always a deeper meaning, and John talks about the works of Jesus Christ as a sign post to the people to believe and to have faith in Jesus.
In today's scriptures, Jesus walked on the water as a 5th sign out of 7 signs recorded in the gospel of John. From this true story we can learn three points:

 
(1) Jesus Christ has His own divine will
Jesus has His own idea and strong will, He does everything by His divine plan and not for the convenience of people.
 On His time He came to this world to die on the cross and to resurrect from the dead to be our Savior and of all mankind in this world. This is beyond our thought and beyond our imagination.
Many people make Jesus too small in their mind. Do not make Jesus too small by the limitation of your mind.
 As we have faith in Christ, we should have real image of Jesus as God.

 
(2) Jesus is the manifestation of the true Creator God
As Jesus Christ is the author of natural laws, He can change anything He wants.
 When God speaks, everything will happen according to His word and change will occur beyond and exceeding the power of nature through the love of Jesus.
 As Jesus Christ is the Creator of the whole universe, He has the power to provide to us everything we need.

 
(3) Jesus has the power of God and is very close to help you
Jesus knew that His disciples were having tough time with their boat and journey on the sea due to the storms.
 And so He walked on the sea to help them.
 Even today Jesus is even coming to you in the midst of your storms or difficult challenges to help you and He is still saying to you " Do not be afraid."
 He is always on your side. You just need to immediately and willingly receive Jesus in the boat of your life for Him to help you in your tough situations.
 So no matter how greatly the boat will be shaken by the strong wind or start sinking, do not worry because He is with you.

 He has the power and authority to stop your challenges immediately. Because of Him, we can move forward and achieve our goals in life. He is The Great and Awesome God.
So do not miniaturise Jesus in whom you believe. He has divine plan, will and power for everything and over everything.
Remember Jesus Christ is still talking to us , "Do not be afraid" He is always near you. Believe in Him today!
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2014年09月01日

One day trip to Shikoku karst

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As summer activity 22 brothers and sisters went to Shikoku karst by 3 cars. 
It was so foggy that we were not able to have clear view at all.  But we had a great time by the blessing of God.

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The summer festival

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 We had a summer festival of the annual event on August 23rd.
 We were worried about the weather, but it was a good weather which we thanked God! Many groups of our church sold various food. A lot of people came, and enjoyed this festival.
 It was a good opportunity for us to have fellowship through this event.
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The schedule of August

 8/3 Holy Communion
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)

 8/10 The combind memorial service
 AM10:00〜12:00 (interpreted into English on PC)
 We will have memorial service and remember our beloved brothers and sisters who are already in heaven. With many good memories about them, we thank God in this combined service.
 Please be careful not to be wrong, we hold just one Sunday service that day.

 8/17 Healing service
 AM9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
 We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.

 8/23 Summer festival in the evening. PM 5:00〜8:00
 This is church's annual event. We set up a mini bazaar which included fun games. There are various foods stalls by the different groups. It shall be a nice time to all ourselves.

 8/31 English Sunday service ( PM 1:30〜2:45 )
 Let's us enjoy worshiping and singing to God in English. We welcome new comers. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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English Sunday service in Matsuyama 2014/7/27

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 Today's Bible: John 4:46〜54
 " Keep to develop our faith."

1, If you have any need in your life, don't hesitate to ask God!
2, Jesus loves to help our faith grow.

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2014年07月01日

The schedule of July

7/6  Holy Communion  
AM 9:00〜10:45 (internet into English on PC)

7/13 Healing service
AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)

7/21 Marine day (Umi no hi) 
We will go to Sada-Misaki (Sada promontory) with Men's Club. This day is a holiday of Umi-no-hi.  At this place, You can enjoy swimming, fishing, and some activities.  Please bring swimming wear and towel.  There are a shower room and a changing room.  If you would like to join, please let us know by 17th, directly or by email. 
For lunch, we are having Barbecue.   Let's have a good time all together!

Date: July 21st  ( Rain-out )
Time: come to church by 7:50.  We will dipart 8:00.
Attendance fee:¥1500 for adult  and ¥900 for primary schoolchild, free for infant  (including the transformation fee and lunch ,Barbecue &watermelon)  
Coming back to church: around PM 6:30


7/27  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!



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English Sunday service 2014/6/29

Today's Bible: Acts 4:23-35

In order to build the living Church, there are 4 points to do.

1. We need to have faith in one accord. (verse 24)
2. There must be witnesses in the living church. (verse 27,28)
3. There must be power of the Holy Spirit which create sings and wonders. (verse 29〜31,33)
4. In the real church we have an attitude of giving and sharing. (verse 32)

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The schedule of June

6/21 The wedding ceremony
Bro.Itaru and sis.Sachiko are going to have their wedding held on June 21st. Anyone can attend this ceremony. Please celebrate this new couple!

6/29 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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Cooking lesson 2014/6/7

Feijoada, a Mozambique relish, cooked by Fred at church bazaar this year was very popular.
On Saturday 7 June, some of PF members learned how to cook Feijoada from Fred. It was very tasty and delicious.

At our church, each group prepare lunch in turns every Sunday. So we also would like to join this activity as Praise fellowship. We are supposed to serve lunch after second service. If we cut some ingredient beforehand on Saturday, we'll have enough time to cook. We'll discuss about the date after English Sunday service this month.

Let's join this activity and receive the grace of God!

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English Sunday service 2014/5/11


Today's Bible: Revolution 2:10
Highlight: Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
In today’s verse, we were able to think about the nature of Faithfulness. In the modern society, the word faithfulness seems to be lightened compared from the past. But as Christians, we must not forget about real meaning of keeping our faithfulness to God.
There are 2 things that we should keep in mind about faithfulness
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1. We Christians should be faithful until death.
Many things change so easily and are forgotten. But we need to keep our loyalty until the day we go to heaven. Being a Christian is a lifelong experience, so be faithful all the time!

2. We should never minimize the meaning of Faithfulness.
Until how much can we be faithful to God? Are we really facing God and keeping our faithfulness all the time? Even though life has changed a lot, the way that we keep faith to God should have the whole meaning of the word faithfulness.




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Church Bazaar 2014/4/29


Thanks God!
We had wonderful Bazaar this year,too. The profit of Praise Fellowship was ¥16960. Praise the Lord! The total profit of all groups will be reported on church weekly later. 
Thank you very much for your participate in this event. 

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The schedule of May

5/11 Holy Communion and Healing service  
AM 9:00〜10:45 and AM 11:00〜12:45 ( There is no interpretation )
We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.

5/11 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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Easter Festival 2014/4/20


We held Combined Easter service. After service, the church organized a buffet style luncheon for everyone. we ate a lot of dishes at ¥200 and enjoyed recreations. We could cerebrate Eastert all together. God blessed us so rechly!

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English Sunday service 2014/4/6


Today's Bible: Romans 5:3-5
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

This is the beginning of spring. In this year we will experience both good things and hardships.
Even in tribulations, we will have hope and faith. We can glory in trying times because suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame.

We want to constantly have peace in our life but that is usually wishful thinking. Most people do not want to do a lot of things because that offers peace. Most Japanese pastors are that way. They do not have tight schedules because that gives them a lot of peace.

But we should not be timid, shying away from doing great things because we do not want trouble or tribulations. We should go out and work hard because we will then experience the hope from God. This hope is based on the love of God. We can rest assured that we will not be disappointed. We believe in God who is spirit, we cant see or touch Him, but He is always present.

An old man was lying helpless right on rail tracks at a railroad crossing. A young lady whose car had stopped right in front of the crossing jumped out of her car to rescue the troubled senior even though the train was just about to run him over. Well, she managed to get the old man out of harm's way but she herself did not. She was young, single, with the whole unwritten future ahead of her. She sacrificed all that for the old man she never knew.

The media was abuzz with her story, and the old man himself did not attract much media attention. People loved her. She touched so many by what she did. She was selfless. That is the God kind of Love.

The word LOVE has been used and abused by many people. We have all kinds of love around us. We must distinguish between the Love of God and love as described by the world.

The love of God is not emotional or impulsive. His kind of love is exceptional in that He died for us while we were yet sinners. We were condemned to die but Jesus Christ died to ransom us.

As we celebrate Easter in this month, let us bear in mind that Jesus LOVES us and died for us to set us free.

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The schedule of April


4/6 Holy Communion  
AM 9:00〜10:45 and AM 11:00〜12:45
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!

4/13 Healing service AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)
We will pray intensively for the sick who are in need.

4/20 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 lunch. We can eat dishes¥200 and enjoy recreations.

4/27 Sunday service 
AM 9:00〜10:45 (interpreted into English on PC)

4/29 Church Bazaar (AM 9:30〜PM:4:00 )
Every year on the 29th of April, we hold an annual Church Bazaar. Please encourage yourself to invite your friends to this event. It shall be a nice time to all ourselves.




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