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11/27/20 Union Church of LA Weekly - Advent Sunday
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    Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! There is so much to be thankful even in these uncertain times. Many are fortunate enough to have a roof over their head and food on the table, but we know there are so many who lack the basic necessities of life, such as food, shelter, and good health. We see it all the time on the streets of Los Angeles or anywhere—the makeshift shelters, people lined up waiting to receive food and other necessities. There are others who are living in their own home, but are starving and wondering where their next food is coming. Let us be thankful for what we have and give our Lord, Jesus Christ, our deepest thanks. There are times, when situation/circumstance seems very challenging or even desperate and we wonder whether we will be able to overcome it. God in the story of King David in I Samuel speaks of his having to run away from King Absalom as he tried to kill him. King David ran and hid in one of the caves. The cave was dark and he wondered whether he would ever find a way out. In the midst of his ordeal, God spoke to him and stated that King David was blessed. We are all blessed by God with His infinite love in both good and difficult times if we believe in Him and have the faith to know that He will take care of us in His time and in His Way. These are challenging times and it does require a greater commitment for all of us to overcome whatever obstacles we would face. 

Let us support each other, especially during this very challenging times -socially, economically, spiritually, psychologically, politically, etc. and let us seek God’s help to have His love prevail. Let us be thankful for our God, who through His Mighty love for all will resolve the many issues which we face today so we can live in harmony and in love for one another. The challenges are many, but let us continue to seek His will for our and the lives of others. Let us express our deepest thanks to our God, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, for His countless blessing which He continues to give to each one us on this Thanksgiving Day and on each day in the future. In the meantime, have a happy Thanksgiving!!


-Tadashi Kowta

Advent Sunday

Combined Service

Rev. Masaki Shiraiwa
“Coming of Our Lord Jesus” 
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Pastor Ted invites you to join in a Zoom Advent Bible Study beginning Tuesday (12/1) evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

The word Advent is derived from the Latin word for “coming”.  It is the season on the church calendar before Christmas when Christians prepare their hearts for the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as well as acknowledging the promised Second Coming of Christ.

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Robin Stafford Facebook Update: Thursday 11.26.20
Because his vital signs are all good, Michael has been moved out of ICU/CCU to the step-down unit.  🥰
Today's chest x-ray shows zero pneumonia.  🥰
Still no real responsiveness - eyes or limbs.
I hope to have results tomorrow from today's MRI.
The nurse put the phone by his ear so I could talk to him today.  💞
Being in the house alone on Thanksgiving hasn't been easy, but I am grateful for the home we have built together and look forward to him coming home!
I hope your day was blessed.  Hold on tightly to your loved ones and tell them and show them often that you love them.  ❤️
Click on the link to read the the November 21, 2020 update from the Taguchis and Koyamas. To support the Nakama Kids during this time you can donate securely online through Tithely below or send a check to the church address. In either case, please indicate "Nakama" in the memo.
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