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 email@example.com.
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 mcc.org 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.
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.