Sacramento Japanese 
United Methodist Church

Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

(916) 421-1017

© 2020 Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church

Designed by B. Lim-Silvernail

Loving God • Serving Others • Transforming Lives

t h e w e e k o f D e c e m b e r 2 6 t h t h r o u g h D e c e m b e r 3 0 t h .

P h o n e m e s s a g e s w i l l b e c h e c k e d .


Sunday worship begins at 10:30 AM every week at the Sacramento Japanese United Methodist Church . The Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.  All are welcome!

Rev. Motoe Yamada Foor, Senior Pastor




6929 Franklin Blvd.

Sacramento, CA 95823

Phone: (916) 421-1017

Invitation to Worship

10: 30 AM

July 5, 2020

5th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and Psalm 45:10-17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13

Zechariah 9:9-12 and Psalm 145:8-14

Romans 7:15-25a

Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30


July 12, 2020

6th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 25:19-34 and Psalm 119:105-112

Isaiah 55:10-13 and Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13

Romans 8:1-11

Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


July 19, 2020

7th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 28:10-19a and Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24

Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8 and Psalm 86:11-17

Romans 8:12-25

Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43


July 26, 2020

8th Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 29:15-28 and Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128

1 Kings 3:5-12 and Psalm 119:129-136

Romans 8:26-39

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 9:15-28 and Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128


Monday      9:00 am-1:00 pm

Tuesday     9:00 am-1:00 pm

Wednesday 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Thursday    9:00 am-1:00 pm

Friday        9:00 am-1:00 pm


If you have questions regarding our church, upcoming events, suggestions to improve our website, please call the church office at

(916) 421-1017 or e-mail at

Child Care Available

The Nursery is available for children 0-2 years old and for 3-4 year olds transitioning into preschool. The room is by the Sanctuary and the Narthex (the entry to the Sanctuary). There are two Nursery attendants there between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM

Senior Open Gym

Every Tuesday (Fireside Room) & Thursday (Gym)

9:30 am - Walking

10-11:00 am - Exercise

Praise Dance Ministry


10:00-11:00 AM

Fireside Room

For All Ages

Suggested donation $2

Praise Dance is a hybrid of exercise and dance.

SJUMC Older Adult

Dance Group


10:00 AM

Multi-Cultural Hall

Line Dance for Older Adults

South Sacramento Interfaith Partnership (SSIP) Food Closet

SSIP Provides emergency food to South Sacramento needy families and individuals.  Food drop off boxes are available in the Fellowship Hall.



Simon Yeh said SSIP still needs more volunteers (65 and younger) to help with distributing food and picking up food from grocery stores. Last month, we served around 2000 households, feeding over 7000 individuals. We cannot accomplish this without volunteers. Sac Food Bank continues to remind us that the numbers will only increase in the coming weeks and months during this COVID19 crisis.

It’s Time to Update Your

Membership Information

We are in the process of making sure that our records are up to date. If you would like to be added to our e-newsletter list, you can update your information online. We also need membership information updated via print and fill forms. You may have received this form with the annual Easter letter. All information collected are confidential.

  1. Online Form for e-newsletter:


  1. Print & Fill Form to update membership records. Complete the form and mail to the address listed on the form: PDF / MS Word

Tithe and Offering

Please continue to send your check to the church (payable to SJUMC, 6929 Franklin Blvd Sacramento, CA 95823). The mail is being collected and checks are still being deposited while the facility is closed.

New SJUMC Website Coming!

Many thanks to our webmaster Betty Lim-Silvernail for her hard work for over 10 years. She will be retiring as the webmaster when the new site is up. The church has hired a professional web designer, DesignOlah, to build our new website.

Online Worship Videos

All past recorded worship videos, worship folders, and childrens messages can be found on our Online Worship page:  Worship Page

Care Phone Tree

You will be a part of a group of ten people. Your care leader will contact you once a week to check on you! In this way, although we do not see each other at the church, we will know you are doing ok. We are still looking for volunteers to call 9 people once a week. If you are interested, please contact Rev. Motoe.

In response to COVID-19, the SJUMC building remains closed until further notice under the guidance of the Governor and Bishop.

Online Worship Service

Sunday 10:30 AM

The Conversation of Saul to Paul

(Discovering a New Path)

Acts 9:1-20

Worship Service: July 12

Worship Folder: July 12

Children’s Worship: July 12

Join the Worship Service at 10:30 AM

by online Zoom or Phone

If you want to receive a call to listen to the service, please contact Rev. Motoe.

Would you like to watch the service together online? Please click the link to watch with

Rev. Motoe and others!


Meeting ID: 913 5721 1771

Password: 883521

Call in to listen to the service

(Please try around 10:20 AM)

Call 1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 913 5721 1771

Password: 883521

Worship Attendance (optional):  Attendance

Upper Room, New Every Morning

Words of Hope During COVID-19

Rev. Motoe & her kids’ video was featured on the Upper Room’s New Every Morning-daily reflections from Upper Room Books on April 22. Check out her video and the

daily reflections:

Church Remains Closed

5/30/2020 Update from the Bishop

Bishop Carcano says "After continued work with conference staff and leadership including conversation with pastors and lay leaders, and much prayer, I am asking that the church buildings, the conference center, and district offices of the California-Nevada Conference remain closed through the end of June 2020.  I hope that the following report helps you understand and support my decision."  Church Council created the health and wellness committee to work on the re-opening process for the future.

The Upper Room

Daily Devotional Guide

Free Upper Room Download

Free Upper Room magazine in PDF for you to download. Upper Room says, “We realize many readers are currently reticent or unable to pick up their copy of the devotional guide because of the virus or closed church office.” Free Upper Room Magazine

History of our Garden

Garden Angel, Mark Hagiya, explains the history of our Garden. We are known as the Garden Church.

Garden Church Video


We are a praying people who believe in the Power of Prayer. If you would like to submit a prayer request, please click here for the form & instructions.

SJUMC Church App is Available!  

We are so excited to tell you that the church app is available to you! With this app, you will be able to easily click on all our Sunday worship opportunities from your phone, tablet, or iPad. You will be able to watch our Sunday worship service with one click (and children's weekly worship). It will give you easy access to the Sunday bulletin, online fellowship opportunities, Sunday School and worship attendance. You can fill out a prayer request. You can also read the Bible on the app!


Please click the link below to download it!


If you have any suggestion for improvements or additions, please email Rev. Motoe at

Online Sunday School

Sundays at 11:00 AM

All young people under 18 years old are welcome to the online Sunday School. Join us via video conference:  Conference


If you are an older adult church member and need someone to pick up groceries and prescriptions, please let us know. If you are willing to help older adults by picking up groceries or prescriptions (they will reimburse you), please contact Jayne Rasmussen,, 916-393-8602.


We have received anonymous donations for this program. We have a limited amount of toilet paper available for older adults. If you (older adult) need toilet paper, please contact Jayne.

Online Fellowship

Sundays at 11:30 AM

We miss you! Please join us to say hi so we know you are okay. Rev. Motoe will close with a prayer.

Click here for computer, tablet and smart phone access (video conference): FELLOWSHIP


Call the following number to participate

by phone: 1-669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 274 092 578

Scripture Art Coloring Project

Are you bored with nothing to do while sheltering in place? We have a creative project just for you! Get out your colored pencils, crayons or colored markers because we are providing you with coloring book pages of scripture art. Let these scriptures give you comfort and hope as we face these uncertain times. Remember God is always with us and is our refuge and strength in times of trouble. Let us rejoice!

Coloring Pages Link

Summer Prayer Partner

Please sign up to get your Sumner Prayer Partner!  Some of the examples for prayer partners are getting together with your prayer partner (by phone) to find out the needs and concerns of your prayer partner and pray for your prayer partner. Summer Prayer Partner is NOT mandatory. However, because of times like this, we really need prayers!

Please sign up here (or let Rev. Motoe know that you are interested): Prayer Partner  

New Guest Preachers’ Series

Join us virtually in this summer’s guest

preachers’ series.

July 19, David Woods Bartley "Reconstructing a Life Divided into a Life United; how to build and maintain mental health after hardship, tragedy or trauma." - Like most people, David Woods Bartley has seen his fair share of successes and setbacks; from directing a nationally recognized nonprofit to battling a life-threatening mental illness. David has successfully navigated from the isolation of mental “hellness” to the inclusive space of mental wellness.  Currently, David is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the International Association for Youth Mental Health, the National Storytelling Network’s Healing Story Alliance, and Active Minds.

July 26 Rev. Victor Cyrus-Franklin "Seeing With Sanctified Eyes" - Rev. Victor Cyrus-Franklin is the Lead Pastor of Inglewood First UMC in Inglewood, CA and a Provisional Elder in the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church. Through teaching, preaching, living, and learning, Pastor Victor has a passion for ministry that crosses racial, gender and generational boundaries as we follow Jesus toward wholeness, reconciliation and justice.  A native of Nashville, TN, Pastor Victor is the son of a retired public school teacher and a United Methodist clergywoman. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Gammon Theological Seminary of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) with a concentration in theology.

August 2, Retired Bishop David Mullen "Loneliness and Grief" He was born and raised in Wisconsin, graduated from Luther Seminary, Minnesota, in 1969, and led churches in North Dakota before moving to California in 1984.

SSIP Thanks You!

During this COVID-19 pandemic, people in need of food are supplied by the SSIP Food Closet. SJUMC is part of this partnership. Please watch this thank you video and read the thank you letter received from our SSIP Representatives.

Church Security Matter

On or before Tuesday morning, June 30, 2020, the church experienced a break in and equipment and mail were stolen. Please read the attached announcement for details and what plans SJUMC is working on to address this issue.

Break-in annoucement


We have joined up with a recycling project. Schedule your pick up and the proceeds can be donated to us!


Items they pickup, working or not:

All TVs, video games, computers, monitors, fax machines, calculators, desktop copiers, cell phones, phones, printers, vacuum Cleaners, speakers, keyboards, scanners, mice, laptops, networking equipment, power tools, and more! All electronics are recycled locally in California. CEW #106178

Stay Home & Stay Safe

We will see you soon!

Virtual Kids Camp/VBS


This summer, on July 21, 22, 23 (or 3 dates of your choice), we’ll be using a quarantine-friendly Kids Camp/VBS called "BOLT." With minimal preparation, easy-to-follow instructions, and a video that leads you and your kids step-by-step through each of the 3 days, BOLT is designed for you to perform with your family at home. It’s so simple!

Click here for more information:


Event Cancellations

Updated May 5, 2020