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”

September 29, 2013  No. 39 Vol. XLVlI

Greeters for September:
Lowell and Marlene Wenger

Nursery this week:

Next week:
Sonya & Marlene


Lesson Title

“God Scatters the Nations”-led by Dwight Huyard

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

Praise the Lord, O my soul!

Leader: Praise God!
Section 1: The maker of heaven and earth and the sea,
Section 2: and all that is in them.
Leader: Praise God!
Section 1: Who is faithful forever,
Section 2: who gives justice to the oppressed,
and bread to the starving!

Leader: Praise God!
Section 1: who frees prisoners, makes the blind see,
Section 2: and straightens those who are bent low.
Leader: Praise God!
Section 1: Who loves the righteous,
Section 2: who protects immigrants, and helps orphans and widows.
Leader: Praise God!
All: Praise God!

We Praise

Congregational Singing


God, source of all that is good,
Scripture reminds us that love of money is at the root of all
       kinds of evil.
Yet we are caught up in a world that is impaling itself by running
       after stupid and harmful passions and placing hope on
       foolish things.
Free us from making money our goal,
open our lives and hands to being generous,
remind us that we didn’t bring anything into the world, so we
       can’t take anything out of it. Amen.

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 6:6-10; 17-19
Sermon: “The Root of All Kinds of Evil

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song


Hope in God, who richly provides for you.
Be rich in the good things you do.
Save up a treasure of generosity for yourselves,
and in this way take hold of what is truly life.~ Michele Rae Rizoli, Toronto, Ontario

Today's Leaders

*Accompanist: Sandy Carter
*Song leader: Garlan Yoder
*Worship leader: Sonya Gasser
*Message: Kevin Gasser


Today is the last day to bring school kits for Mennonite Central Committee. If you would still like to donate a kit they may be delivered to the Rockingham County Fairgrounds this weekend.

There are pie tins available for donating food items for the Relief Sale in the Fellowship Hall.

There are opportunities to serve at the Relief Sale in the chicken barbeque, food sales, and at the auction. Your help is appreciated!

Next Sunday we will be participating in World Communion Sunday.

There will be a carry-in fellowship meal following next Sunday’s morning service. Please bring a dish or two to share.

Start saving your fall vegetables to bring for Brunswick stew at our annual Fall Harvest Party, to be held October 27th at the Huyard ranch.

Please Prayer For:

  • The Shenk family as Amina heals from a broken arm.

  • The Virginia Mennonite Women and Youth retreats.

  • The fund-raising efforts next weekend at the Relief Sale.

  • A diplomatic solution to the struggles in Syria.

  • The victims of the recent mass shootings.


1 Timothy 6:10a, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Worship Attendance 45
Offering ~ $ 880.00

Next Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sunday School ~  Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader ~ Susan Huyard
Music Leader ~  
Susan Huyard

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.