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: Joyce Showalter - Nursery next Week: Florence Showalter

“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

December 28, 2008  ~ No. 51 Vol. XLII



Acting on one's commitments - Discussion led by Jim Delp



Call to Worship - Marvin Showalter
Scripture Reading - Luke 2:22-40
Children's Time - Mike Sharp


Worshiping in Song - Glenn Zendt
Moment in Mission
Confessing - Congregational Voices
Offering - Marvin
Sharing/Congregational Prayer


"The Good News Has Arrived" - Pastor Kevin Gasser


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.

James Arbaugh will be sharing about his ministry in Haiti tonight at Mountain View Mennonite Church beginning at 6:30. He will also be showing the video "Thru Security" which was recorded in the Creole language.

Everyone is welcome to a New Year’s Eve Party at Danny and Frances Weavers on December 31st beginning at 8:00.  Bring a game and a snack.

There will be a Free Community Fellowship Meal at Staunton Mennonite Church on January 7th at 6:00pm. Invite friends, neighbors, and anyone who might appreciate an evening of fellowship and a free meal.

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 those that have recently been laid off and others struggling with the slowing economy in our community and worldwide.
  • Remember to thank God for the many blessings we have received.


Luke 2:29-30, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant  in peace, according to your word: for mine eyes have seen your salvation,”

  Sunday, December 21, 2008
Worship attendance 48
Offering $1,911.00
Next Sunday, January 4, 2009
Sunday School leader:  Danny Weaver
Worship Leader:  Min Friesen
Music Leader: Glen Zendt

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