Pastor Mario Padilla

  Secretary Lynne Zeman

You can email us at:

Our address is:
919 N. Columbus
West Liberty, Iowa   52776

Call us at (319) 627-4858
Secretary’s Hours: Tue/Wed   9:00-12:00 noon & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 

 Sunday at WLCF


November 26


Communion Service


9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday school         10:00 a.m. Prayer        10:30 a.m. Worship Service





Below are links to recent study handouts

2023 Advent Information

New! WLCF Teams Handout.

Escatology PDF

Our Mission Mission and Ministry

The Huge Prayer

The Fruit of the Spirit

Praying for Power




Message and Scripture
The Teaching of Jesus in Matthew

Matthew 1:17-23
Messiah, Yeshua Immanuel

 WLCF Vision and Mission
WLCF VISION STATEMENT – To be a God centered, God loving, Holy Spirit filled, led and empowered Church, having Christ as the Head and we, as His Body, being used to make disciples of Jesus to build His Kingdom.

CHURCH COVENANT: We covenant together with God and with one another in an ever-increasing relationship with God as follows: Lord God-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit we covenant with you and with each other That we will always seek to be Your servants to each other and to the world around us.

BARUCH ATA YHWH SEBAOTH – Bless You. Praise You. Thank You Beloved LORD GOD.  We are thankful for our Healing ad Deliverance team.

Weekly Dawn Prayer – Wednesday mornings at 7:00am both in person and via Zoom

Daily Time Alone with God – for a daily devotion please follow “Time Alone With God”, found on the website. Please pray TAG every day.

Prayer Chain – Call or email Lynne Zeman  319-627-4858 or


                                                        The code for ALL Zoom sessions is 228 893 6865.  The password is 416991. Join us!   

You can click the link below to join in on the Sunday service and all Bible studies:

Click Here to download and listen to the most current sermon audio.

Church Bulletin and Supplemental Readings

 Time Alone with God Insert

Teen Time Alone with God

OpSpanish Bible Study Handout

Wednesday Bible Study Handout

Calendar of Events

 Readings from the Gospel of John

Fighting The Good War

Why Jesus Crossed the Road Bible Study

The Isms and Idolotries of the World Hand-Out

Pre-Baptism Class Information


This Week at WLCF


"Jesus, Parables and Hermeneutics"

Jesus is the Head

"The Concept of NEW in Scriptures"

the Passion of Jesus Christ

God's Kingdom

Through Christ to Reconcile the All


We are a member of the Minnesota-Iowa Baptist Conference dba Converge North Central
The conference website is


Archived Church Services in mp3 format
(More recent sermons are toward the bottom of the list)

The November 20 Service
The November 27 Service
The December 4 Service
The December 11 Service
The January 22 Service
The January 29 Service
The February 12 Service
The February 19 Service
The February 26 Service
The March 5 Service
The March 19 Service
The March 26 Service
The April 9 Service
The April 16 Service
The April 30 Service-Our DNA
The May 7 Se rvice
The May 14 Service
The May 21 Service
The May 28 Service
The June 18 Service
The June 25 Service
The July16 Service
The July 30 Service
The August 6 Service
The August 13 Service
The August 20 Service
The August 27 Service
The September 3 Service
The September 10 Service
The September 24 Service
The October 1 Service
The October 8 Service
The Lyle Beaver Service
The October 22 Service
The October 29 Service



Bible Studies This Week

Tuesday             7:00 p.m.                               NO Spanish Bible Study – Lucas Holy Spirit

Wednesday        7:00 a.m.                               Dawn Prayer – Prayer for the World/Nation/Community/WLCF

   6:00 p.m.                               Youth Bible Study – Luke & Psalms

   7:00 p.m.                                Adult Bible Study - Old Testament Pillars

Thursday             7:30 p.m.                               Baptism Class
Saturday             7:30 a.m.                                Men’s Bible Study - Revelation

Sunday                9:00 a.m.                                Sunday School

                                                      10:00 a.m.                              Prayer in the Sanctuary / Social in the foyer

                                             10:30 a.m.                              Worship Service

Saturday, Dec 2 – Darlene Harmon   

 Tuesday, Nov 28 – Brenda & Dan Miller
Thursday, Nov 30 – Geri & Bob Owen

MASKS: Everyone is now welcome to make their own decision regarding wearing masks. There will still be a supply by the entry door, but it is your choice whether you wear a mask. 

Zoom –You will need to download the app on your phone or computer. The code for ALL videos is 228 893 6865.  The password is 416991. Join us!

We celebrate life! We celebrate your life! Let us pray for one another on our birthdays and anniversaries!  If we don’t have your dates, please give them to Lynne or feel free to email the church or to leave a note on her desk.

         Upcoming Events, Services and Activities.

  Food Pantry – United Way Community Hygiene Supply Drive:  November 13- 26. Supplies will be available for distribution to local families on Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023. Needed items include: laundry detergent, dish soap, toilet paper, paper towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash/soap, Kleenex, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant, feminine products, combs/hair brushes, and lotion. Donations can be left in the Food Pantry box outside First Church United’s front door.

 Community Blood Drive – Monday Nov 27  2:00 pm – 7:00 pm @ First Church United.  Appointments preferred but walk-ins accepted.  To schedule call 1-800-747-5401

 Blue Christmas Community Service – Sunday, Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm, United Methodist Church

 WLCF Christmas Program – Sunday Dec. 17 during the morning service.  We will follow it with our traditional Christmas Pot luck meal. 

Ongoing Events, Services and Activities

Baptism – If you are interested in following Jesus in the Waters of Believer’s Baptism please see Pastor Mario. 

West Liberty Food Pantry – Is open at FCU Saturdays 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. and Thursdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Thanks to the men who deliver these items to FCU.  Julie McKillip is our coordinator. 

Church library – You are invited to check out the books from the library downstairs. 

Copy of the Message or Bulletin – Visit our website:  (an audio version is included) or contact Brad Jenkins. 

Stephen’s Ministry – is available for anyone needing someone to walk beside them or pray with them.  Please contact Kelsey Jenkins 319-936-4891 or Cindy Mays 319-330-4620 for more information. 

Child Care: Child care is available in the Nursery during worship service.  

Children’s Sunday school – during the sermon at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.



WLCF Youth Group for young people in 6th – 12th grades

Worship Service:                     Sundays at 10:30 a.m.    

                                                              Youth Night:       Wednesdays at 6:00 pm – Luke & Psalms (Please bring your Bibles).                                                                                  

you are interested in serving this ministry in any way, let Pastor Mario know. They need one board member and several cube leaders. The group meets at First Church United (FCU) on Sunday evenings.

                Nov 26                     No CYG

                Dec  3                      Regular CYG                                                                                            6 p.m. FCU

                Dec 10                     Live Nativity                                                                                            6 p.m. FCU

                Dec 17 – 26                No CYG – Winter Break

Pine Lake Camps 
Registration for all events is open at                    



Daily Time Alone With God. Follow the insert for this daily prayer time. Be sure to pray the TAG every day..

 Audio Recording of the Message – see Brad Jenkins or listen at

Church Library – Great books located downstairs!

Pastor’s Day of Sabbath Rest: Friday 

Secretary’s Hours: Tue/Wed   9:00-12:00 noon & 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Email or call ALL questions, comments, concerns or requests to the church or leave in Lynne's inbox



The Story of God Sunday School Series In Audio

The Story of God Chapter 1

The Story of God Chapter 2

The Story of God Chapter 3

The Story of God Chapter 4

The Story of God Chapter 5

The Story of God Chapter 6

The Story of God Chapter 7

The Story of God Summary