Announcements for April 2018

Pancake Breakfast - The Temple will hold its Spring Hanamatsuri Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The price is still $6.00 per adult plate, $4.00 for children.  The Temple will also be selling its delicious pies (apple, apple-blueberry and lemon meringue) and the Fujinkai’s chirashi-zushi and spam musubi. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with us!  Please bring your family and friends to this worthy and tasty fund raiser. 

Evening Meditation Session - The April session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, 2018, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Temple sanctuary.

Shomie-ku Commemoration Service - The Shomie-ku Commemoration Service will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, starting at 1:30 p.m.

English Service - Rev. Iwasawa will conduct an English Service on Sunday, April 29, 2018, starting at 11:00 a.m.  That afternoon, Rev. Iwasawa will conduct the first Fudo Myo-o Service (see next item).

Special Prayer (Gokito) Service - The Fudo-Myo-o Special Prayer Service, for car blessing and safe driving, is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, 2018, starting at 1:30 p.m.  The registration fee is $20.00/vehicle for members and $25.00/vehicle for non-members.  Click on the links to view the service flyer and registration form.  Those who register will have a special prayer performed by Rev. Iwasawa and will receive a personalized talisman (omamori).  In order to create the personalized omamori, please submit your service application form to the Temple by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

If you are unable to attend the April service, there will be another Fudo Myo-o special prayer service for car blessing and safe driving on Sunday, June 24, 2018, starting at 1:30 p.m.

NEW April Workshop - In lieu of a Fujinkai workshop this month, the Temple will hold a “Pancake Making Workshop” to demonstrate how pancakes are made for the Temple’s breakfast fundraisers.  This workshop will train those volunteers interested in learning to cook pancakes ... from making the batter to actually cooking them on the griddle.  The Temple is in serious need of some good pancake cooks as our usual number of volunteers is dwindling, and we would like to keep this fundraiser going.  The workshop will be held in the Temple Social Hall/kitchen on Saturday, April 28, 2018, starting at 1:00 p.m.

New Pictures! - New pictures have been added to the website, so the following pages have the most recent photos:

Enmei Jizo-bosatsu Special Service

Updated Cabinet officers and Board of Trustee members

Updated picture of the Goeika chanters

New Ojuzu and Omamori available!

Updated Temple Calendar - The Temple’s 2018 calendar has been updated to reflect the addition of an English Service in April, a Buddhist Study Class in June, and a correction to the date of the June Aoba Matsuri Service to the second Sunday of the month.  Click on the link to view the revised calendar.

March Fujinkai Workshop Pictures - The Fujinkai’s March 24, 2018 workshop featured how to prepare the various foods for the osonae placed on the altar before every monthly service.  The workshop was taught by Fujinkai Vice President Caren Yamamoto, Bettie Tsuda, Alice Tateishi, with sous chef assistance from Carol Kawano.  Click on the link to view pictures from this delicious workshop!

March 2018 Newsletter - The March 2018 Newsletter is available for viewing on the website.  Click on the link to view the pdf document.  Click on the links below to view pdf’s of the attachments:

English Sermon by Bill “Jitsudo” Taylor