Monday, July 6, 2009

Summer Picnic

Dear One and all,

I hope that you are having a great day with Jesus!

As you know, summer is just around the corner. I suppose many people are busy planning their trips or simply taking it slowly, thinking on how to spend some of their spare time. Let me offer you something to look forward to and probably, squeeze in to your schedule.

EVENT: Summer Picnic

PLACE: Takaragaike Park (Located at the back of Kyoto International Conference Center)

DATE/TIME: 18 July 2009, Saturday (From 10:00AM to 15:00PM)

THINGS TO BRING: FOOD, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks (and lots of it if you want to share); board GAMES, card games and Frisbees, if you have any; sun-block lotion, if you’re not in the mood for a tan; Bible; CASH, if you want to buy from the only two available shops (selling taco and takoyaki) inside the park grounds or if you want to use the floating devices on the lake

ACCESS: Take a subway train (Karasuma Line) that runs from north to south of Kyoto City. Get off at Kokusaikaikan Station (end of the line to the North) otherwise known as the Kyoto International Conference Center Station. As you exit the ticket gate, follow the signs to EXIT 5 leading to the park. We will wait for you right there by the soda vending machines.

Please come on time. Make plans to arrive before or at 9:45AM. Spots that we can use as a group are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We will walk together to the designated place.


1. Can I invite or bring along some of my friends? Yes. They are all welcome. The more the merrier.

2. Can I swim in the lake? I did not ask when I went there. My hunch is you cannot. I saw some ducks and fishes, but the water is not inviting for a right thinking human being.

3. What if I cannot come as early as 9:45AM? Just give us a call and we will figure things out together. Remember, it takes a while to walk and pick someone from the station and back to the park. It’s a good exercise though.

4. What if it rains? Please bring an umbrella. We will push through as scheduled, especially if it’s just a trickle or a cloudy day. If it’s a stormy weather, then we will cancel it.

CONTACT INFO: Pastor Joseph Ricohermoso (080-5029-2540); Sister Jo Ann (090-1903-1226); Leena/Hayato Fukui (080-3139-4164); Assembly Kyoto Church – 075-311-5193 (c/o Pastor Keiko Murakami).


Thank you very much for patiently reading this blog. I hope you could make it and have fun with us. I’m longing to hear from you to say, “YES, I’M COMING.” Or, to hit the reply button to say, “COUNT ME IN.”

Pastor Joseph