Online Worship Services

You are invited to hear all of the online worship services by clicking on the links below.

 

April 11, 2021 Worship in English. This special service is led by leaders of the Cal-Pac Annual Conference. Praise God for their sharing their talents and insights with us!

April 11 Worship in Japanese. Please log into Faith UMC Nichigo Service. Go to Faithsouthbay.org and click Nichigo worship service. Or type in Faith South Bay-Nihongobu on Youtube. (2月21日WLA教会礼拝録画はお休みです。フェイス教会のオンライン礼拝に参加してください。Youtubeで、Faith South Bay―Nihongobu を検索クリック。又はFaithsouthbay.orgから日語ライブに参加をクリック。)

April 4, 2021 Easter Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching, Rev. Janet offering the children’s message, Stan Shimotsu serving as liturgist, Nancy Timmons on soprano recorder, Ashley Ramsey on alto recorder, Lova Hyatt and the Chancel Choir leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. 

April 4, 2021 Easter Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

April 2, 2021 Good Friday Service in English. Scripture, hymns, special music, prayer, art, and reflection on Jesus’ final days and death on the cross.

April 2, 2021 Good Friday Service in Japanese.

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching, Rev. Janet offering the children’s message, Stuart Shimotsu serving as liturgist, Lova Hyatt and Ashley Ramsey leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. Today’s message is “An Unlikely Hero.”

March 28, 2021 Palm Sunday Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

March 21, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching, Rev. Janet offering the children’s message, Stacey Hirose serving as liturgist, Pamela Sase Ryder and Lova Hyatt leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. Today’s message is “I See You.”

March 21 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

March 14, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching, Rev. Janet offering the children’s message, Kathy Orebaugh serving as liturgist, Ashley Ramsey and Tiffany Giovengo leading music, The Choir, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. Today’s message is “More Than Enough.”

March 14, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

March 7, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Sheryl Enock offering the children’s message, Cooper Kun serving as liturgist, Kenneth Kun reading scripture, Ashley Ramsey and the Choir leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. Today’s message is “We are in the Restoration Business.” Bonus: Eve Hirai interviews Dr. Ken Ho!

March 7, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

February 28, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell leading the children’s message, Guy Cheney serving as liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, the Choir singing under the direction of Ashley Ramsey, and accompanied by Thomas Gaff.

February 28, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

February 21, 2021 Day of Remembrance Worship Service in English. Led by members of the Japanese-American Caucus of The United Methodist Church. Bishop Roy Sano preaching. (CLICK HERE to read Bishop Sano’s sermon in Japanese.) Choral music directed by Ashley Ramsey and accompanied by Thomas Gaff.

February 21, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Please log into Faith UMC Nichigo Service. Go to Faithsouthbay.org and click Nichigo worship service. Or type in Faith South Bay-Nihongobu on Youtube. (2月21日WLA教会礼拝録画はお休みです。フェイス教会のオンライン礼拝に参加してください。Youtubeで、Faith South Bay―Nihongobu を検索クリック。又はFaithsouthbay.orgから日語ライブに参加をクリック。)

February 14, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Ryan Nagata and Penny serving as liturgists, the Choir singing, Pamela Sase Ryder and Tiffany Giovengo leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “The Joy of Serving”.

February 14, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

February 7, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stan Shimotsu serving as liturgist, Lova Hyatt leading music, Nancy Timmons on recorder, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “All Things Being Equal: Luke’s vision of gender equality”.

February 7, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

January 31, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Sheryl Enock offering the children’s message, Guy Cheney serving as liturgist, Pamela Sase Ryder leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “When Laws Do More Harm Than Good”.

January 31, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

January 24, 20201 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stuart Shimotsu serving as liturgist, Ashley Ramsey and Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “Deep Calls to Deep”.

January 24, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

January 17, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Sheryl Enock serving a liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey and Pamela Sase Ryder leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “Seeing the Unseen.”

January 17, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

January 10, 2021 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Kathy Orebaugh serving a liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “From Darkness to Light.”

January 10, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching, Toshio Takahashi leading music, Thomas Gaff accompanying. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

January 3, 2021 Worship in English. Epiphany Sunday. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka serving a liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey and Pamela Sase Ryder leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “Jesus and the Doctors.”

January 3, 2021 Worship in Japanese. Epiphany Sunday. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

December 27, 2020 Worship in English. Bishop Grant Hagiya preaching with worship leadership by members of the Cal-Pac Annual Conference.

December 27, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Log into Faith UMC Nichigo Service at Faithsouthbay.org and click Nichigo worship service. Or type in Faith South Bay-Nihongobu on Youtube.  (12月27日年末礼拝は、教団各教会がオンライン礼拝録画から休暇を取ります。WLA教会礼拝録画はお休みです。フェイス教会のオンライン礼拝に参加してください。Youtubeで、Faith South Bay―Nihongobu を検索クリック。又はFaithsouthbay.orgから日語ライブに参加をクリック。)

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Worship in English. Scripture and carols led by Rev. Gary Oba, Rev. Janet Cromwell, Guy Cheney, Sheryl Enock, Ryan Nagata, Pamela Sase Ryder, William and Vivian Kun family, Jamie Thierman on flute, the West LA UMC Choir, Ashley Ramsey and Lova Hyatt singing, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff accompanying.

December 24, 2020 Christmas Eve Worship in Japanese. Scripture and carols led by Rev. Becky Hirata, Toshio and Keiko Takahashi.

December 20, 2020 Worship in English. Fourth Sunday in Advent. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Cooper Kun lighting the Advent Candle, Stan Shimotsu serving a liturgist and reader, Pamela Sase Ryder and the Choir leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “Here I Am.” Listen through the end for a special surprise!

December 20, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Fourth Sunday in Advent. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

December 13, 2020 Worship in English. Third Sunday in Advent. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Cooper Kun lighting the Advent Candle, Sheryl Enock serving a liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey and the Choir leading music, Jamie Thierman on flute, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “Standing on the Promises.”

December 13, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Third Sunday in Advent. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

December 6, 2020 Worship in English. Second Sunday in Advent. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Cooper Kun lighting the Advent Candle, Stuart Shimotsu serving a liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, Jennifer Abe on violin, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “A Return to Normalcy.”

December 6, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Second Sunday in Advent. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

November 29, 2020 Worship in English. First Sunday in Advent. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Ryan Nagata serving as liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “The Courage of Your Convictions.”

November 29, 2020 Worship in Japanese. First Sunday in Advent. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

November 22, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Kathy Orebaugh serving as liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey and Pamela Sase Ryder leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. Thanksgiving Sunday. “Written on Our Hearts.”

November 22, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

November 15, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stuart Shimotsu serving as liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey and Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “In the Bulb there is a Flower.”

November 15, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

November 8, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Ryan Nagata serving as liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. “Jonah.”

November 8, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

November 1, 2020 Worship in English. All Saint’s Day. Rev. Gary Oba preaching; Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message; Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka serving as liturgist and reader; Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanying. Today’s message is entitled, “Heartstruck.”

November 1, 2020 Worship in Japanese. To watch this Worship Service in Japanese with Rev. Becky preaching  log into FaithUMC website: Faithsouthbay.org and then scroll down to click Nihongobu service. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝/.

October 25, 2020 Worship in English. Deaconess Jeanne Roe Smith preaching; Sheryl Enock offering the children’s message; Stan Shimotsu serving as liturgist; Chuck Vincent Parcon reading scripture; Ashley Ramsey, Pamela Ryder, and Steve Fujii leading music; and Thomas Gaff accompanying. The theme for today’s Worship Service is “Building, Being and Becoming Beloved Community.”

October 25 Worship Service in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

October 18, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stan Shimotsu serving as liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey leading music, and Thomas Gaff accompanist. “The Haves and the Have Nots.”

October 18 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

October 11, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching; Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message; Guy Cheney serving as liturgist and reader; Pamela Sase Ryder, Lova Hyatt, and Ashley Ramsey leading music; Steve Fujii on guitar; and Thomas Gaff as accompanist. “Waiting.”

October 11, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

October 4, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stuart Shimotsu serving as liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt and Ashley Ramsey leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Remembrance.”

October 4, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

September 27, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Sheryl Enock reading scripture, Pamela Sase Ryder leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “We’ll Rise.”

September 27, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. ウエストロサンゼルス合同メソジスト教会日本語礼拝.

September 20, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Ryan Nagata serving as liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Look Up!”

September 20, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

September 13, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stan Shimotsu serving as liturgist and reader, Pamela Sase Ryder and Ashley Ramsey leading music, Thomas Gaff on piano. “A Garden of Choices.”

September 13, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

September 6, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Stuart Shimotsu serving as liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Why We Give.”

September 6, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

August 30, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Guy Cheney serving as liturgist and reader, Pamela Sase Ryder leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “The Great Hereafter.”

August 30, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

August 23, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Rev. Janet Cromwell offering the children’s message, Ryan Nagata serving as liturgist and reader, Ashley Ramsey and Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Light of the World.”

August 23, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

August 16, 2020 Worship in English. Mr Stan Shimotsu preaching, Jane Shimotsu offering the children’s message, Kathy Orebaugh serving as liturgist and reading, Pamela Ryder leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Pandemics and the Fragrance of Christ.”

August 16, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

August 9, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Dr. Richard Kuyama preaching, Sheryl Enock offering the Children’s message, Stuart Shimotsu serving as liturgist and reader, Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Are You Angry?”

August 9, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

August 2, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Jeri Okamoto-Tanaka reading scripture, Lova Hyatt and Ashley Ramsey leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Fight the Good Fight.”

August 2, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching.

July 26, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Stan Shimotsu reading scripture, Ashley Ramsey leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff on piano. “Shameless Impostors.”

July 26, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Rev. Becky Hirata preaching. The Japanese language services are recorded on Sunday mornings and available to view on Sunday evenings.

July 19, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Kathy Orebaugh reading scripture, Lova Hyatt, Ashley Ramsey and Pamela Ryder leading music, Steve Fujii on guitar, and Thomas Gaff on piano.

July 19, 2020 Worship in Japanese as recorded at Faith UMC. Please go to the Nichigo YouTube channel to watch Worship Services in Japanese pre-recorded at West LA UMC.

July 12, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary Oba preaching, Kathy Orebaugh reading scripture, Ashley Ramsey and Lova Hyatt leading music, and Thomas Gaff on piano.

July 12, 2020 Worship in Japanese. The Japanese language service will be available for view on Sunday evenings.

July 5, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching, Lova leading music, and Ryan Nagata as liturgist and reader.

July 5, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Beginning this week, the Japanese language service will be available for view on Sunday evenings.

June 28, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching. Pamela Ryder leading music and Guy Cheney serving as liturgist and reader. Welcoming new member Joy Prim!

June 21, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Dr. Richard Kuyama preaching.

June 21, 2020 Worship in Japanese.

June 14, 2020 Worship in English. Rev. Gary preaching and special music.

June 14, 2020 Worship in Japanese.

June 7, 2020 Worship in English. Trinity Sunday.

June 7, 2020 Worship in Japanese. Trinity Sunday.

May 31, 2020 Worship Service in English. Pentecost Sunday!

May 31, 2020 Worship Service in Japanese. Pentecost Sunday!

May 24, 2020 Worship Service in English. Celebrating 90 years in ministry!

May 24, 2020 Worship Service in Japanese.

May 17, 2020 Worship Service in English led by Cal-Pac Annual Conference Leadership Team.

May 10, 2020 West LA UMC Worship Service in English. Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2020 West LA UMC Worship Service in Japanese. Happy Mother’s Day!

May 3, 2020 West LA UMC Sunday Worship Service in English.

May 3, 2020 West LA UMC Sunday Worship Service in Japanese.

April 26, 2020 West LA UMC Sunday Worship Service in English.

April 26, 2020 West LA UMC Sunday Worship Service in Japanese.

April 19, 2020 West LA UMC Sunday Worship Service in English.

April 19, 2020 West LA UMC Sunday Worship Service in Japanese.

April 12, 2020 West LA UMC Easter Sunday Worship Service in English

April 12, 2020 West LA UMC Easter Sunday Worship Service in Japanese.

April 10, 2020 West LA UMC Good Friday Service in English.

April 5, 2020 West LA UMC Palm Sunday Worship Service in English.

April 5, 2020 West LA UMC Palm Sunday Worship Service in Japanese.

March 29, 2020 West LA UMC Worship Service in English.

March 29, 2020 West LA UMC Worship Service in Japanese.

March 22, 2020 West LA UMC Worship Service in English.

March 22, 2020 West LA UMC Worship Service in Japanese.