Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FYI Regarding Sunday Bible Class

Hello! I am re-posting a message (May 8, 2014) from Bro. Trey Rowzie regarding the Sunday Bible Study at AKC. 
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As some of you know, we are starting a new series in the Sunday afternoon Bible Study.
Last Sunday, we looked at how we can have assurance of God's salvation for us. This Sunday, we plan to look at the importance of Lordship in the life of a believer (Page 14). If you like to look at the material we will be using, feel free to download the free PDF from the link below.
Looking forward to discovering, understanding, and learning way to apply God's Word with you next Sunday. Lord bless each of you.

Monday, February 24, 2014

We give thanks to God

Fabulous February

Psalm 105:1 says, Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples!”

We give thanks to the Lord for what He has done among us in the English Ministry. We rejoice with those who have successfully finished their studies/research work here in Japan, namely: Chris Adenyo (Ghana), Joan Ketcha (Cameroon); and elsewhere, Nao Sakata in Australia. We also give thanks for the successful staging of a Charity Concert dubbed, “One Heart, One Mind, One Song” despite the rain and other obstacles. The performers, Jason Enriquez, Atsuko Waka, Gordon Hyppolite, Rumiko Fujino & Yoriko Inaba did very well to the audience’s great satisfaction. Panelists on love and relationships also blessed the Fellowship Night on February 16 with so much fun and thoughtful discussions. Our Lighthouse English CafĂ© (LEC) had the most number of attendance breaking our expectations with 36 people both guests and volunteers.

We call on the Name of the Lord for healing on several people who had been sick, hospitalized and some are still recovering. The influenza virus is still affecting many people in the church. We also ask for your prayers that God would bless the planned trip of some Doshisha University students and I to the Philippines from March 9~15. Pray for safety and a fruitful time in reaching out to survivors of the super typhoon Haiyan in Matabas Island in Western Visayas region.

We would like to testify of His deeds among the peoples too. The new Thank Jesus It’s Friday (TJIF) at church had a good turnout last February 21st. It’s been envisioned to bridge the distance between the regular worship service and our outreach ministry to the campuses; not only that several nations were represented, but that we got to enjoy international dishes prepared by those who came. The Assembly Kyoto Church has positioned herself not only as an international church, but also as a mission-minded congregation that reaches out to peoples of different nations without prejudice.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

One Mind, One Heart, One Song

A Charity Concert for the Benefit of the Survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

                                                 VENUE: Assembly Kyoto Church
                                                 DATE: 15 February 2014, Saturday
                                                 TIME: 2:00~4:00p.m.

                                             FREE but we'll accept donations.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Our Continuing Response in the Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

I do thank God for the continuing support of everyone to help our disaster-stricken country, the Philippines. The Filipino Food Bazaar last January 18~19 was a huge success due to the overwhelming generosity of both church members and our Japanese friends. 

We are doing another fundraiser next month on February 15, 2014 (Saturday) from 2:00~4:00 PM by holding a mini-concert. Please pray for Jake De Guzman and the others who are responsible for the preparation as well as for the various artists we are inviting to perform. Pray that many people would come and enjoy the music lined up. Pray that they would be blessed as they listen to uplifting stories of survival, hope and trust in God in the midst of tragedy.

Also, please consider supporting the mission trip Wataru Murakami and I are spearheading in March. Some Doshisha University students are going with us to volunteer in the Visayas region.

Thank you and may God bless you more as you bless others in need.

I thought you might be encouraged as we see other projects done by other organizations to benefit the survivors. Here is one example that is worth sharing:


Pastor Joseph Ricohermoso