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 6, 2013  No. 40 Vol. XLVlI

Greeters for October:
Lowell and Marlene Wenger

Nursery this week:
Sonya & Marlene

Next week:


Today is World Communion Sunday

Lesson Title

“A Promise of Land” led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer


Being invited to the Lord’s table is the greatest honor we can be
given. To commune is to be made one with Christ and his body,
the church. Our horizon today is broader than our congregation:
we celebrate and seek the oneness of the whole communion
of saints on earth and in heaven.

We Praise

Congregational Singing


Leader:  Today, in the breaking of bread, may we yield some
                small portion of our self-sufficiency, our self-righteousness,
                so that we can get closer to all those
                who name the name of Jesus. In this Holy Supper we
                also offer one another and Christians around the globe
                gifts God has given us for others’ good.
People: Today, in the power of the Holy Spirit, we commit
                ourselves to mend the broken body of Christ.

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Luke 17:5-10
Sermon: “Faith through Faithfulness”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Communion Prayer

O God of perfect love, in the company of the saints in heaven
and earth, we come before you, remembering Jesus’ life lived,
laid down, and taken up again for us. You sent your only and
beloved Son to teach us the way of peace and to heal our infirmities.
When evil and sin arose against him Jesus willingly bore
them to the cross; through his bitter death he reconciled us and
the whole creation to you. In his resurrection Christ triumphed
over death and sent us forth as reconcilers. Send your Spirit to
make us one with Christ and all who bear his name so that we
might be steadfast in following him. Let the bread we break
and the cup we bless be a communion of the body and blood
of Christ. Hear us for his sake, [in whose name we pray, Our
Father . . .]—John D. Rempel, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario

Today's Leaders

*Accompanist: Sandy Carter
*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship leader: Susan Huyard
*Message: Kevin Gasser


Today we will be joining millions of Christians around the world as we break the bread and drink of the cup, participating in World Communion Sunday.

There will be a carry-in fellowship meal today following the morning service. Feel free to stay even if you did not bring a dish to share.

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

Christian comedian John Branyan will perform his family-friendly routine this Saturday at JMU’s Memorial Hall; proceeds to benefit Blue Ridge Christian School. See the bulletin board for more information.

The Shenandoah Valley Biblical Storytellers invite you to hear the parables of Jesus “told by the heart!” See the bulletin board for dates.

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.

  • A diplomatic solution to the struggles in Syria.

  • The victims of the recent mass shootings.

Luke 17:5, “The apostles said to the Lord, ‘Increase our faith!’”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Worship Attendance 45
Offering ~ $ 1,126.00

Next Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday School ~  Aaron Kauffman (VM Missions)
Worship Leader ~ Glenn Zendt
Music Leader ~  Garlan Youer

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.