Autumn Grand Service

Before God the Parent, Tenri O No-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, humbly express the following prayer:

On this day, as granted to this church, we have gathered here to celebrate the October Grand Service.
As in the following words of God, “I am the Creator, the true and real God; there is preordination in this Residence.  At this time, I have descended here to save all humankind.  I wish to receive Miki as the shrine of God.”  These were the first words declared by You, God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, through the mouth of Oyasama, Miki Nakayama.

That day was October 26, 1838.  From that day on, through Oyasama, You appeared in person to teach us the one final truth, the truth that You are the true Creator and Parent of humankind.  You taught us the Reason for our creation, which was from Your desire to have all humankind lead the Joyous Life, helping one another through the marvelous path of single-hearted salvation.

To attain this, You also taught us the Joyous Service with the intent to manifest once more, the marvelous power by which humankind and the world were created where there was no form.  Through the sincere performance of this Service, the world will be reconstructed as the world of the Joyous Life, which is fully in accord with the intent of God the Parent.

Each of us here today, relying on You, intend to perform the Service in harmony and joy, becoming one with the mind of God.  Please accept our spirited minds of unity and let the joy of the harmonious union of God and humankind overflow.

    Through Your blessing, eight persons returned to Jiba in the month of September bringing the number to 24 persons who have returned to Jiba this year from Pearl Church.  On September 27, 3 persons attended the Pearl Church Autumn Memorial Service and 3 persons attended the Mission Headquarters Memorial Service.  We thank you deeply for your divine care and guidance. 

We continue to engage in nioigake and salvation work.  Please bless us with the strength and courage to reflect on our attitude and endeavor to help others and show them the path to the Joyous Life where people of the whole world may help each other as brothers and sisters.

    May we, Your children, in this 172nd year of Tenrikyo, come ever closer to understanding Your intentions, so that we may become “one” with You and manifest the Joyous Life as intended for all humanity.

    In union with the congregation I humbly pray may it be so.

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Autumn Grand Service

Before God the Parent, Tenri O No-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, humbly express the following prayer:

On this day, as granted to this church, we have gathered here to celebrate the October Grand Service.

As in the following words of God, “I am the Creator, the true and real God; there is preordination in this Residence. At this time, I have descended here to save all humankind. I wish to receive Miki as the shrine of God.” These were the first words declared by You, God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, through the mouth of Oyasama, Miki Nakayama.

That day was October 26, 1838. From that day on, through Oyasama, You appeared in person to teach us the one final truth, the truth that You are the true Creator and Parent of humankind. You taught us the Reason for our creation, which was from Your desire to have all humankind lead the Joyous Life, helping one another through the marvelous path of single-hearted salvation.

To attain this, You also taught us the Joyous Service with the intent to manifest once more, the marvelous power by which humankind and the world were created where there was no form. Through the sincere performance of this Service, the world will be reconstructed as the world of the Joyous Life, which is fully in accord with the intent of God the Parent.

Each of us here today, relying on You, intend to perform the Service in harmony and joy, becoming one with the mind of God. Please accept our spirited minds of unity and let the joy of the harmonious union of God and humankind overflow.

Through Your blessing, two persons returned to Jiba in the month of September bringing the number to 19 persons who have returned to Jiba this year from Pearl Church. On September 28, nine persons attended the Pearl Church Autumn Memorial Service. At this time one person is attending the Three-Day Course in Jiba from October 11-13 and the pastor of this church will return to Jiba to attend the Tengen and Church Headquarters October Grand Services. In addition we performed a house blessing and did yard work for the elderly. We thank you deeply for your divine care and guidance.

We continue to engage in nioigake and salvation work. Please bless us with the strength and courage to reflect on our attitude and endeavor to help others and show them the path to the Joyous Life where people of the whole world may help each other as brothers and sisters.

May we, Your children, in this 171st year of Tenrikyo, come ever closer to understanding Your intentions, so that we may become “one” with You and manifest the Joyous Life as intended for all humanity.

In union with the congregation I humbly pray may it be so.

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Autumn Grand Service

OCTOBER GRAND SERVICE

PRAYER 2007

Before God the Parent, Tenri O No-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, humbly express the following prayer:

On this day, as granted to this church, we have gathered here to celebrate the October Grand Service.

As in the following words of God, “I am the Creator, the true and real God; there is preordination in this Residence. At this time, I have descended here to save all humankind. I wish to receive Miki as the shrine of God.” These were the first words declared by You, God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, through the mouth of Oyasama, Miki Nakayama.

That day was October 26, 1838. From that day on, through Oyasama, You appeared in person to teach us the one final truth, the truth that You are the true Creator and Parent of humankind. You taught us the Reason for our creation, which was from Your desire to have all humankind lead the Joyous Life, helping one another through the marvelous path of single-hearted salvation.

To attain this, You also taught us the Joyous Service with the intent to manifest once more, the marvelous power by which humankind and the world were created where there was no form. Through the sincere performance of this Service, the world will be reconstructed as the world of the Joyous Life, which is fully in accord with the intent of God the Parent.

Each of us here today, relying on You, intend to perform the Service in harmony and joy, becoming one with the mind of God. Please accept our spirited minds of unity and let the joy of the harmonious union of God and humankind overflow.

Through Your blessing, three persons will return to Jiba to attend the Tengen and Church Headquarters October Grand Services. We will also obtain divine sanction for tent fumigation and to repair the roof of this church. We thank you deeply for your divine care and guidance.

We are now in the 10th month in the 170th year of Tenrikyo and we vow to always extend our helping hand to those in need and resolve to tread the path of single-hearted salvation and spiritual maturity.

We continue with resolve to engage in nioigake and salvation work. Please bless us with the strength and courage to reflect on our attitude and endeavor to help others and show them the path to the Joyous Life where people of the whole world may help each other as brothers and sisters.

May we, Your children, in this 170th year of Tenrikyo, come ever closer to understanding Your intentions, so that we may become “one” with You and manifest the Joyous Life as intended for all humanity.

In union with the congregation I humbly pray may it be so.

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Autumn Grand Service

AUTUMN GRAND SERVICE
PRAYER 2005

Before God the Parent, Tenri O No-Mikoto, I, Owen Osamu Nakao, Pastor of Tenrikyo Pearl Church, humbly express the following prayer:

On this day, as granted to this church, we have gathered here to celebrate the Autumn Grand Service.
As in the following words of God, “I am the Creator, the true and real God, there is preordination in this Residence. At this time, I have descended here to save all humankind. I wish to receive Miki as the shrine of God.” These were the first words declared by You, God the Parent, Tenri-O-no-Mikoto, through the mouth of Oyasama, Miki Nakayama.

That day was October 26, 1838. From that day on, through Oyasama, You appeared in person to teach us the one final truth, the truth that You are the true Creator and Parent of humankind. You taught us the Reason for our creation, which was from Your desire to have all humankind lead the Joyous Life, helping one another through the marvelous path of single-hearted salvation.

To attain this, You also taught us the Joyous Service with the intent to manifest once more, the marvelous power by which humankind and the world were created where there was no form. Through the sincere performance of this Service, the world will be reconstructed as the world of the Joyous Life, which is fully in accord with the intent of God the Parent.

Each of us here today, relying on You, intend to perform the Service in harmony and joy, becoming one with the mind of God. Please accept our spirited minds of unity and let the joy of the harmonious union of God and humankind overflow.

     Through Your blessing, one of our members has completed his summer dedication by serving at Hawaii Dendocho as a live-in staff. We thank you deeply for your divine care and guidance during this seasonal time.

     We are now only three months away from Oyasama's 120th Anniversary and again we have experience another devastating disaster in the form of an earthquake in the South Asia region including Pakistan, India and Afghanistan, with over 18,000 people passing on for rebirth, with many injured and left homeless. With these disasters happening just before Oyasama's 120th Anniversary, we can only sense the urgency of the situation and vow to always extend our helping hand to those in need and resolve our minds to tread the path of single-hearted salvation and spiritual maturity.
With the Shinbashira as the core we vow to take Instruction Two into our hearts and make sincere efforts in our daily lives to truly follow the Divine Model of Oyasama. We continue with resolve to engage in nioigake and salvation work. Please bless us with the strength to reflect on our attitude and endeavor to help others and show them the path to the Joyous Life where people of the world may help each other as brothers and sisters..

     May we, Your children, in this new 169th year of Tenrikyo, come closer to understanding Your intentions, so that we may become “one” with God and manifest the Joyous Life as intended for all humanity.

     In union with the congregation I humbly pray may it be so.

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