On October 10, 2021, Rev. Ki and his family welcomed us back to Centenary for in-person worship, since the pandemic closed our doors on March 15, 2020. What a joyous occasion it was especially with the Los Angeles CicLAvia right outside our doors. Rev. Ki and his wife Caroline, along with their children Eli and Drew, pedaled their bicycles on the CicLAvia route from Little Tokyo, through Chinatown, Echo Park, and East L.A. getting to know our community.
Congratulations to Karen Tei Yamashita who received the lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation for distinguished contribution to American letters.
We lift up prayers for healing and comfort of:
Yoko Ashley Jun
Baby Gia Takeuchi
We lift up prayers for the family of:
Bessie Osaka, who passed away on November 1, 2021. She had a private burial at Green Hills Cemetery on November 27th officiated by Rev. Ki Choi and D.S. Mark Nakagawa. Bessie is survived by her sons; Stuart Osaka, Jeffrey (Lynette) Osaka and Jerry Osaka; her daughters, Judi (Scott) Stonecipher, and Jill Osaka; and her granddaughters, Chloe and Lillie Stonecipher, and Alex Osaka.
Our deepest condolences to David and Kim Boone-Nakase and Tom on the sudden passing of Kim’s daughter, Robin Maher Wilburn, on November 9th . May you continue to find faith in God’s eternal hope.