Staunton Mennonite Church

2405 3rd St - Staunton, VA 24401
Phone 540 886-5869
Office hours Monday and Friday, 9am until 1pm
Kevin Gasser, Pastor - 540 292-4507
Glenn Zendt - Elder - Phone 886-3550
Greeters for December: Howard & Ruth Duncan
Nursery this week: Mim Friesen - Nursery next Week: Sonya Gasser

“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

December 14, 2008  ~ No. 49 Vol. XLII



Coping with multiple commitments- Discussion led by Ronald Friesen



Prelude - Chance Houff and Morris Peltz
Call to Worship - Danny Weaver
Scripture Reading - Isaiah 40: 1-11
Children's Time - Deona Houff


Worshiping in Song - Garlan Yoder
Moment in Mission
Confessing - Congregational Voices
Offering - Danny
Sharing/Congregational Prayer


Comfort for God’s People - Jason Axford


Hymn of Response - Glenn
Benediction - Kevin


If you are visiting us for the first time today we hope that you feel welcome. We would appreciate it if you could fill out the “Welcome” card in the pew backs and drop them in the offering plate so we can get to know you.

All those interested in Christmas Caroling can meet at the church tonight at 4:00 pm. We will plan a light meal together following our time of caroling and Ronald and Mim Friesen will share from their recent trip to Mongolia and China following the meal.

Today we welcome Jason Axford as he brings our morning message. Jason works as a counselor at Woodrow Wilson and has previously served as Youth Pastor at Waynesboro Mennonite.

Prayer Concerns

  • Pray for our friends and family members dealing with cancer and its treatments.
  • Remember those who have recently lost loved ones as the holidays can be especially difficult.
  • Please pray for Loren and Earlene Horst as they spend time in Trinidad equipping church leaders.

Isaiah 61:4, “They shall build up the ancient ruins, they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.”

  Sunday, December 7, 2008
Worship attendance 41
Offering $1380.00
Next Sunday, December 21, 2008
Sunday School leader:  Marvin Showalter
Worship Leader:  Kathy Zendt
Music Leader:  Lowell Wenger

"No one truly knows Christ unless they follow Him daily in life" - Hans Denck