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Christian Unity Week Worship
Poster : webmaster on 2015-01-21 16:45:40 (732 reads)
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 On January 18th, the first day of Christian Unity Week, the worship was held at Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier in Tokyo. The theme is “The Lord said ‘Give me a drink of water.’ ”

At 2:30, the service started, presided by Rev. Koichi Kobashi, NCCJ Moderator, and Rev. Kazuo Koda, Auxiliary Bishop of Catholic Tokyo Diocese. After having sung hymns, the Scripture John 4:1-42 was read, and Br. Manuel Hernandes of Society of Jesus, gave a message.

In the sermon titled “Conversation is important for Christianity to unite,” he said “Everybody should work for the mission. We come to church, pray for ourselves, become satisfied, and keep indifferent about others. It’s not an attitude of a missionary. We should grow believers of Christ.” And he called on us to practice the Lord word “Love one another.”

The offerings were, according to the story of the Samaritan woman, cited in the service, donated to women in difficulties, especially to the center for drug-addicted women, and to single mothers who evacuated from Fukushima to Tokyo.

The amount of the participants were 74 (49 Catholics and 25 Protestants). After the service, a fellowship meeting was held and ended at 4:30. 

  Catholic Church of St. Francis Xavier

 

  From right, Rev. Kazuo Koda, Auxiliary Bishop of Catholic, Koichi Kobashi, NCCJ Moderator, Br. Manuel Hernandes of Society of Jesus

 

  Br. Hernandes gives a message.

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