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”

April 7, 2013  No.14 Vol. XLVlI


Lesson Title

“Preparing with Plans after Death” Led by Danny Weaver

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: 1 Samuel 21:1-7
Sermon: “Religious Rituals and Real Relationships

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship leader: Glenn Zendt
*Message: Kevin Gasser


Church Council will meet this Wednesday at 7:00. Devotions: Garlan.

All women are invited to a Ladies’ Tea Party on April 13th at the Buckhorn Inn from 9-11 AM. Information is in your mailbox.

The annual Southern District Festival of Praise will be held this year at Hildebrand Mennonite Church in the style of an old-fashioned hymn sing, beginning at 6:00 PM. There will be a guided tour sponsored by the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center starting at 4:30. Light refreshments will be provided between the tour and hymn sing.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is considering opening a thrift shop in Augusta County. The proceeds from MCC thrift shops support MCC's relief, development and peace-building work around the globe. For more information or if you are interested in joining a group to explore this idea further, contact Carleen Layman at 943-2919 or

We are collecting Relief Kits and Hygiene Kits for Syrian refugees to be distributed by Mennonite Central Committee for one more week. There are checklists available at the front door on the bulletin board for anyone that wishes to donate these items or go to for more information.

The annual Staunton Mennonite evening of “Pizza and Talent” will be April 19, beginning at 6:00 PM. Pizza, salad, and drink will be provided. Each family is asked to bring/show some type of talent. This could be handcrafted items, collections, hobbies as well as a performance.

Please Prayer For:

  • Sandy Carter’s daughter, Lorien, as she recovers from surgery.

  • Bill Charles, BJ Rohr and Merton Greenleaf, our friends and family dealing with cancer and its treatment.

1 Samuel 21:1-7
David went to Nob, to Ahimelek the priest. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, “Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?”

2 David answered Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and said to me, ‘No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.’ As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place. 3 Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find.”

4 But the priest answered David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here—provided the men have kept themselves from women.”

5 David replied, “Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever[b] I set out. The men’s bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!” 6 So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away.

7 Now one of Saul’s servants was there that day, detained before the Lord; he was Doeg the Edomite, Saul’s chief shepherd.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Worship Attendance 54
Offering ~ $1,345.00

Next Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday School ~  Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader ~ Danny Weaver
Music Leader ~ Garlan Yoder

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

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.