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Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Scripture for the Week: John 18:1-11 Psalm for the Day, September 1: Psalm 94

CALENDAR-AT-A-GLANCE
9/1 9/4 9/7 9/15 10/5

. MYC . Celebrate Recovery . . New Member Sunday . Octoberfest 2013

FAMILY MATTERS
Congratulations
~Nathan and Heather Wilmes, on the birth of their son, Bentley Allen, on August 23. Proud grandparents are Allen and Janice Wilmes. ~Ashley Kuhn, on the birth of her daughter, Carabella Marie, on August 12. Proud grandparents are Steve and Anna Kuhn.

OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Project 58
Your donations paid a single mom's water bill, the electric and gas bills for a young couple with a new baby, and helped three other families with their medical needs and living expenses.

EVENTS
New Fall Small Groups
Our next session kicks off this Wednesday. Youll have great opportunities to make friends and grow in the faith, through our Discussion Based Groups. Our Sermon Study Groups, where you can go deeper into the Sunday morning sermon and discuss the message with friends, are always popular. Well also have multiple Small Groups For Women, and well offer a brand-new session of Mens Fraternity as well. Be sure to check out the Small Groups Foyer Table today for details and to sign up!

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Prayer School
Join Pastor Brian Zahnd in a five-week journey of prayer. You will learn to cultivate a theologically sound prayer life in a small group setting. Begins Wednesday, September 4, and meets weekly at 7:30 AM in the Upper Room. Registration is limited, so check out the Small Groups foyer table today to register.

New Member Sunday


September 15
We encourage you to get connected by membership to Word of Life Church, and to what Jesus is doing right here in our community of faith. Its easy to become a church member. You can join Word of Life after either service on September 15 in a reception with Pastor Brian and the pastoral staff. For more information or to sign up, check out the foyer table or the Word of Life Church mobile app this weekend.

Lord of all power and might, the author and giver of all good things: Gra in our hearts the love of your Name; increase in us true religion; nourish us with all goodness; and bring forth in us the fruit of good works; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

.EVENTS

Celebrate Recovery
THIS Wednesday, September 4 5:30 PM in The Life Center
Join us at 5:30 PM for our monthly fellowship meal. Then, at 6:30 PM, we will have a large group discussion, followed by small group break out sessions. 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.

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Octoberfest 2013
Octoberfest is coming in just a few weeks, so be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday night, October 5! Stay tuned for more details.

Israel Pilgrimage 2013


There is still time to register! For more information, visit the Welcome Center or israel.wolc.com.

Personality Profiles for Spiritual Formation


Word of Life women, this exciting small group is coming in September. Led by Peri Zahnd and Marilyn Bischoff, the group will meet weekly on Wednesdays, at both 10 AM and 6:30 PM, from September 11th through October 30th. Youll learn to be aware of the deep seated and different motivations we all have. Youll also receive the grace of God to transform your life, as you begin to see yourself and others with new eyes. Childcare is available with prearrangements. For more information or to sign up, check out the Small Groups foyer table today!

Mens Fraternity
Mens Fraternity is a challenging spiritual journey for men who want to discover manhood through large group teaching and small group discussion. Our first meeting will kick off with some amazing BBQ. Everyone will need a copy of "The Quest for Authentic Manhood", which is available in Solomon's Porch for just $10. We encourage men of all ages to be part of this uplifting study led by Pastor Derek, and discover the adventure God has for you! Mens Fraternity will start up on September 15, and will meet on Sunday evenings from 6 to 8:30 PM, running through December 8. For more information or to register, check out the Small Groups foyer table.

Personality Profiles Workshop


On Saturday, September 7, were hosting a Personality Profiles Workshop. This workshop is for both men and women, and offers an excellent basic overview of what personality profiles are all about. Everyone is welcome at the workshop whether you are participating in the Personality Profiles small group or not. Childcare is available with prearrangements. For more information or to sign up, check out the Small Groups foyer table today!

SERVICE TIMES
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 October 13. The next New Member Sunday is September 15.

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

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