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Its great to have you with us this weekend! Our passion is to be an authentic expression of the kingdom of Jesus and our purpose is to help you discover and experience the God-centered life, as well as to be a place where you can connect, grow, and serve. Please feel at home, and may something new and wonderful happen in your life this weekend. Pastor Brian & Peri Zahnd

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Scripture for the Week: John 12:22-43 Psalm for the Day, April 21: Psalm 111

April 19 & 21, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Easter

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~Ryan and Rachel James, on the birth of their baby girl Rhema Trudy Lee, on April 9. Proud grandparents are LeeRoy and Marie Miller.

Project 58
This week's donations helped a WOLC family that has been battling illnesses. Project 58 assisted them with their living expenses.

Word of Life Kids iServe 2013

May 28-30
iServe is for children completing 4th - 6th grade. Join us May 28-30, for 3 days of serving the St. Joseph community through various work and mission projects. iServe will be capped off with a trip to Worlds of Fun. Information and registration forms are available at the WOLK check-in desk in the foyer.

Graduation Recognition Sunday
Sunday, May 5
GRADUATION RECOGNITION SUNDAY is coming soon! If youre graduating this school year, please sign up in the Foyer or online at Well recognize the achievements of our graduates during both services.

Baby Dedication & Mothers Day

Sunday, May 12
Word of Lifes annual BABY DEDICATION SUNDAY is coming up soon on May 12. If youd like to have your baby dedicated, sign up in the foyer, online at, or call the church office and designate which service youll be attending. Pastor Brian will dedicate babies during both services. Hey, Dads - dont forgetMay 12 is Mothers Day. You cant say we didnt remind you!


O God, whose Son Jesus is the good shepherd of your people; Grant that when we hear his voice we may know him who calls us each by name, and follow where he leads; who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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connect ~ grow ~ serve

Compassion Sunday
THIS Sunday, April 21
Compassion Sunday is an annual event that draws the attention of the Church to the needs of the world's poorest children. This will be your opportunity to share your heart for some of the poorest children in the world and help change their lives forever. We anticipate that, through your sponsorship,10,000 children world-wide will find hope and a new life story on this very special day.

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MYC Echo: Rise Up Benefit Show

May 5th @ 6pm. All Ages. Admission: 2 cans of food.
Join the fight against hunger and rock out to local christian rock music! Bands include: Break the Fall, Scarlet Wounds, and Hello Daybreak. For more information call Jacob Taylor at the church office.

Celebrate Recovery

Wednesday Nights @ 6:30 PM

Beginning in May, Celebrate Recovery (CR) will begin at 6:30 PM on Wednesdays in the Life Center. Join us for our fellowship meal at 5:30 PM on May 1. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place of support for people with all types of hurts, habits, and hang-ups such as domestic violence, divorce, codependency, anger, sexual addictions, eating disorders, gambling, past or current physical or sexual abuse issues, and more. It is our prayer that through the ministry of Celebrate Recovery, you'll find a house of friends, a healing community, and help as we celebrate God's healing power and encourage one another on the road to recovery.

Sunday Mornings at 9 & 11 Friday Nights at 7 in the MYC Wednesday Prayer & Communion at noon in The Upper Room Communion is served every Sunday. The next Baptism is July 14. The next New Member Sunday is May 19.

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New Member Sunday

May 19, 2013
We encourage you to connect to Word of Life by membership! You can join Word of Life on Sunday, May 19, during either service. After the service, the pastors will meet you in The Life Center for a reception. For more information, call the church office or visit the Discover Word of Life Church corner in Solomon's Porch after a Sunday morning service.

VBS 2013
June 9-13
Mark your calendars for this year's Vacation Bible School, GOD IN ACTION. VBS is for children ages 4 through 12. Well kick off on Sunday night, June 9, with a special FAMILY FUN EVENT from 6-8:15 PM. That evening parents are invited to stay for the entire first night of VBS! Registration will begin May 3.

Men's Hike with Pastor Derek

Saturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5
We will be hiking the 18-mile Big Piney Trail in South Missouri and camping overnight. Men and boys of all ages are welcome. Space is limited, so sign up in the foyer today!

Israel Pilgrimage Trip

Pastor Brian and Peri will be leading a pilgrimage tour of Israel on November 18-27. Brochures are available at the Welcome Center and online at

Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-4 PM 3902 NE Riverside Road St. Joseph, MO 64505 816.233.6367