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【KNL No.410】Article List

2022年6月1日
【KNL No.410】Life under COVID-19(1) 【KNL No.410】A Prayer for Peace(2) 【KNL No.410】Regarding the Prayer for Peace(2) 【KNL No.410】A Prayer for Peace — Remembering Ukraine and Russia(2) 【KNL No.410】In Everything Give Thanks(3) 【KNL No.410】Looking Back at My Life in Singapore(4) 【KNL No.410】Paul Schneiss: In Memoriam(5) 【KNL No.410】Dementia Café in the Church(6) 【KNL No.410】Believing Without Se……

【KNL No.410】From the General Secretary's Desk:(8)

Trend of Kyodan Missionary Retirement Continues Beginning with the Corona Virus Pandemic and continuing now with the outrageous invasion of the Ukraine by Russia, the world has experienced three straight years of turmoil. While we pray daily, “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” our prayers are being met by a world that seems to be the exact opposite of that ideal. Th……

【KNL No.410】Believing Without Seeing or Not Believing(7)

by Yoshino Hajime, associate professor Osaka University Cybermedia Center Member, Osaka Nozomi Church When carrying out scientific research and education, the words of Thomas, “Unless I can see it with my eyes and verify it with my fingers, I won’t believe” means “That’s it; that’s the way it is.” Conversely, to Jesus’ words, “Blessed are those who have not seen yet believe,” I want to say,……

【KNL No.410】Dementia Café in the Church(6)

We often see the phrase, “Dementia Café” nowadays. It may become an important place where churches serve their communities in the future. by Ninomiya Shinobu, member Seki Christ Church Reformed Church Japan, Gifu Prefecture There is a building next to Seki Christ Church that previously served as a kindergarten. We didn’t want it to become dilapidated through disuse and discussed what to do……

【KNL No.410】Paul Schneiss: In Memoriam(5)

by Kimijima Yozaburo, pastor Kozashibuya Church Kanagawa District   Paul Schneiss, who worked as a missionary with the Kyodan, passed away on Feb. 11, 2022 in Heidelberg, Germany, at the age of 89. He was a Kyodan executive secretary from 1975 to 1984. His desk was behind mine when I started to work as a Kyodan executive secretary in April 1984, but I could barely see his back if I turned……

【KNL No.410】Looking Back at My Life in Singapore(4)

by Matsumoto Akihiro, former Kyodan missionary I ministered at the Jakarta Christian Fellowship for seven years, starting in April 2005, and for one year I circulated among Japanese language churches without pastors in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. During that time, the Singapore Christian Fellowship was without a pastor, and receiving a request, I helped them for three months. As a result, ……

【KNL No.410】In Everything Give Thanks(3)

    by Sheila Norris, former missionary After 36 years serving at Kwassui Gakuin in Nagasaki, I am taking up a new challenge in response to God’s call to become the Partnership Coordinator for Asia Pacific for the Methodist Church in Britain, based in London. The farewell events in Nagasaki, and hence the need for me to make farewell speeches, started back in November 2021, and repeatedly, as I h……

【KNL No.410】A Prayer for Peace — Remembering Ukraine and Russia(2)

Dear God, our Lord. We live in sin, and the communities that we belong to also commit sins. Cleanse us with your holy fire. When we forget to fear you and inflate ourselves and become imperious, we threaten and injure others, and turn away from you. Lord, shatter our human arrogance. Lord of Hosts, your power to forgive is stronger than the burden of guilt that takes us down. Deliver us; deliver ……

【KNL No.410】Regarding the Prayer for Peace(2)

— Remembering Ukraine and Russia  On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. This is an unacceptable act, for any reason. In particular, regarding President Vladimir Putin’s order to place Russia’s nuclear deterrent force on special alert, we as a church in Japan, the only country to have suffered atomic bombings, must make every effort to prevent the worst of all outcomes.  We therefore wish t……

【KNL No.410】A Prayer for Peace(2)

— Remembering Ukraine and Russia & An Appeal for Relief Funds for Ukraine We have been deeply grieved at what has happened to the people and land of Ukraine due to Russia’s military attack on Ukraine. On websites, I saw many church organizations around the world announce their prayers for and statements about Ukraine and Russia, and I felt our Kyodan also needed to raise our voice conce……
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