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Worshipping at Japanese morning service

Japanese service (主日礼拝)

With God’s help, and in view of what Christ has done for us on the cross, We are to be a community of believers that glorifies God by growing together in worship, fellowship, discipleship, service and mission.

Our love for God and for others has its source in the love that God demonstrated in sending his own son Jesus Christ into the world to suffer in the flesh and die on the cross for us.


What to expect

  • Japanese language service (90 min) held in the Bamboo hall
  • A mix of Japanese and Aussie ‘Japanophiles’ (20+) usually in attendance
  • Choruses (song leader and piano)
  • Bible readings (Old and New Testaments)
    • Japanese Bibles available at the entrance
  • Offering & ‘Prayer for others’
  • Expository sermon (approx. 25 min)
  • Morning tea/fellowship time (following the service)

Note that the Japanese church has no serving minister at present and sermons are preached according to the following schedule:

  • 2nd Sunday — Makito Miyashita (Japanese seminary student) 日本語
  • 3rd Sunday — Rev Dong Jin Choi (Korean pastor preaching in English) 英語
  • 4th Sunday — Tadashi Hanazono (Japanese Elder) 日本語
  • 5th Sunday — Greg Seymour (OMF missionary) 日本語

Contact Elder Tadashi Hanazono for all inquiries about the Japanese church.

Our vision is:

  1. 私たちのビジョンは、オーストラリア・メルボルンの地で、日本語での礼拝を毎週執り行う機会を与えることです。
    To make Japanese worship available to all on a weekly basis in Melbourne, Australia;
  2. 私たちのビジョンは、神様の愛と恵みを十分に受け、人と人が固く結び付き合えるよう、互いに支えあい、励ましあう教会になることです。
    To be a church that, sustained by God’s love and grace, is bound together in encouragement and support for one another;
  3. 私たちのビジョンは、教会員が少しでもキリス卜の似姿に近づくのを助けることです。
    To help church members to become more and more like Christ;
  4. 私たちのビジョンは、教会員ひとりひとりが神様から預かったこそれぞれの賜物を大いに発揮することで、教会を建て上げ、成長させていくことです。
    To see each church member develop their God given gifts for the building up and growth of the church; and
  5. 私たちのビジョンは、福音の力を持って、 まだキリストを知らない人に働きかけることです。
    To impact those whose don’t yet know Christ with the power of the gospel.