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”

December 2, 2012 ~  No. 49 Vol. XLVl


Lesson Title

“Spiritual Blessings in Jesus Christ” led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Lighting of the Advent Candle
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational singing
Offering *

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 33:10-16
Message: “The End of Exile”

We Respond

Advent Theme Song: The Peace of the earth #77 StJ
Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship leader: Deona Houff
*Children’s Time: Huyard family
*Message: Kevin Gasser


You are invited to a Chuck Wagon Gang concert today beginning at 2:30 at Park View Mennonite Church. Tickets are $18 at the door.

Our Community Place in Harrisonburg invites you to Our Community Christmas Concert, Tuesday, December 4th, featuring folk artists, fancy desserts, and cozy hot drinks! Desserts are served at 6pm and the music begins at 7pm. Suggested donation is $20/person.

The Women of Staunton Mennonite will meet for the annual Christmas dinner at Kathy Zendt’s home on December 5th beginning at 6:00 p.m. Men, we are planning to meet at the church at the same time for a chili supper; please sign up on the bulletin board so we know what to bring.

Our annual church Christmas Caroling will be in the evening of December 9th. We will meet at the church at 4 pm and carpool to local nursing homes. After caroling we will return to the church for a light meal to begin around 6 pm. Each family should bring 1 dozen cookies. Please join in where and when you can!

All children are invited to stay after church on December 16th to assemble fruit baskets and eat lunch together. We will then visit several people in our community to distribute the baskets and sing for them. If your child(ren) plan to attend please let Marlene know by December 9th.

Please Prayer For:

    • Those who are suffering from seasonal illnesses.
    • Susan Huyard as she deals with the effects of chemotherapy.
    • Joyce Showalter as she heals following shoulder surgery.
    • BJ Rohr and Merton Greenleaf, our friends and family dealing with cancer and its treatment.


Jeremiah 33:10-16

10-11 “Yes, God’s Message: ‘You’re going to look at this place, these empty and desolate towns of Judah and streets of Jerusalem, and say, “A wasteland. Unlivable. Not even a dog could live here.” But the time is coming when you’re going to hear laughter and celebration, marriage festivities, people exclaiming, “Thank God-of-the-Angel-Armies. He’s so good! His love never quits,” as they bring thank offerings into God’s Temple. I’ll restore everything that was lost in this land. I’ll make everything as good as new.’ I, God, say so.

12-13 “God-of-the-Angel-Armies says: ‘This coming desolation, unfit for even a stray dog, is once again going to become a pasture for shepherds who care for their flocks. You’ll see flocks everywhere—in the mountains around the towns of the Shephelah and Negev, all over the territory of Benjamin, around Jerusalem and the towns of Judah—flocks under the care of shepherds who keep track of each sheep.’ God says so.

A Fresh and True Shoot from the David-Tree

14-18 “‘Watch for this: The time is coming’—God’s Decree—‘when I will keep the promise I made to the families of Israel and Judah. When that time comes, I will make a fresh and true shoot sprout from the David-Tree. He will run this country honestly and fairly. He will set things right. That’s when Judah will be secure and Jerusalem live in safety. The motto for the city will be, “God Has Set Things Right for Us.”  The Message

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Worship Attendance 39
Offering  $735.00

Next Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sunday School ~  Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader ~ Sylvia Yoder
Music Leader ~ Garlan Yoder

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