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

“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

December 6, 2009  ~  No 49 ~ Vol. XLIII


A son is born” -Led by Garlan Yoder



Announcements:  Susan Huyard
Call to Worship and Opening Prayer


Worshiping in Song: Glenn Zendt
Scripture Reading: Glenn
         Luke 1:68-79, 3:1-13; Philippians 1:3-11
Candle Lighting
Advent Theme Song: Susan
        Come, come Emmanuel
Children’s Time
Continuing in Song: Glenn
Sermon: “Pavers for Christ”:  Pastor Kevin Gasser


Litany of Response: Susan
Congregational Sharing and Prayer
Hymn of Response: Glenn
Benediction: Kevin


Our Community Place is hosting a benefit Christmas concert at Park View Mennonite Church on Tuesday, Dec 8th. Come at 6:30pm for fine desserts and hot drinks followed by great music at 7:30 including Trent Wagler, Jonathan Reuel, and many others performing their Christmas favorites. The cost of admission is up to you (donations appreciated).

The EMU Chamber Singers will present a free Christmas concert in the Seminary chapel on Thursday, Dec 10th from 7:30-9:00.

There will be a Christmas Benefit concert for SACRA at Memorial Baptist Church on Monday, Dec 14th beginning at 7:00. A free-will offering will be taken.

The Staunton Mennonite Women’s Christmas Fondue Dinner has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 16th. Please RSVP with Kathy or Sonya today.

There will be a community Carol Sing at the Gypsy Hill Park gazebo on Saturday, the 19th beginning at 5 pm. Come and participate.

Sunday, December 20th will be the annual SMC Christmas Caroling and Soup Dinner. We will plan to meet at the church at 4:00 and carpool to several locations and return for a shared meal.

Prayer Concerns:

  • The family of Betty Greenleaf (Norma’s sister-in-law) as they mourn her recent passing.
  • Tyson Woody, a 2-year-old suffering from a brain tumor and on Hospice
  • Skip and Carol Tobin as they work with church leaders in Southeast Asia.


Thank you for joining us in worship today.  If this is your first time at Staunton Mennonite,
please fill out the “Welcome” card in the back of the pew and place it in the offering plate.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Worship attendance 35
Offering $908.00
East Beverly Relief Project $1,700.00

Next Sunday, November 29,  2009
Sunday School Leader ~ Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader ~ Jim Delp
Music Leader ~ Garlan Yoder

Staunton Mennonite Church
Photo by A. D. Strickland

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