Staunton Mennonite Church

2405 3rd St - Staunton, VA 24401 - 540 886-5869
Office hours Monday and Friday, 9am until 1pm
Pastor: Kevin Gasser   540 292-4507
Elder: Glenn Zendt - 886-3550

“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

October 14, 2012 ~  No. 42 Vol. XLVl


Lesson Title

“Stephen’s Martyrdom” –led by Glenn Zendt

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Prelude/Gathering Song 
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational singing

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Message: “Time to stop protesting?”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing song

Today's Leaders

*Song leader: Garlan Yoder
*Worship leader: Kathy Zendt
*Message: Kevin Gasser


The Women’s Care Group will not be meeting this month.

You are invited to join in a shed repairing & raising party at Gary & Artis' on Oct. 20, 10 a.m. until it is done. Lunch will be provided. Rain date is scheduled for Oct. 27. For directions call: 448-3504.

The Fall Brunswick Stew Cook Out will be at the Huyards’ on Sunday, Oct. 21. We'll plan to eat at 5 p.m. but the stew will need to be started early in the afternoon. Folks may come at 1:00 to help with this; please bring knives and cutting boards. If anyone wants stew to take home they should bring a quart jar.

Jenifer Bradford would like to invite everyone to a carry-in meal to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her coming to the United States. The meal will be held immediately after church on October 28th in the church fellowship hall. Jenifer plans to share during the dessert time about her immigration experiences.

Ten Thousand Villages is collecting gently worn shoes for Well of Hope, a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for Kenyan widows to earn income from the reselling of used shoes. Income helps to provide safe shelter for their children. Tie each pair of shoes together with a piece of yarn, which can also be used by the widows for additional projects. There will be a box in the coat room for shoe donations.

Please Prayer For:

    • Joyce Showalter as she undergoes shoulder replacement surgery this Tuesday.
    • Susan Huyard as she undergoes chemotherapy this week.
    • BJ Rohr, Dorcas Hanbury, and Merton Greenleaf, our friends and family dealing with cancer and its treatment.
    • Paul Duncan as he heals following gallbladder surgery and heart surgery.

1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ.  I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready.  You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?  For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not mere human beings?

What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task.  I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.  So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.  The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Worship Attendance 43
Offering  $1,571.00

Next Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday School ~ Marvin Showalter
Worship Leader ~ Sonya Gasser    
     Music Leader ~                           

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.

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