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”

November 3, 2013  No. 44 Vol. XLVlI

Greeters for November:
Peggy & Nelson Blosser

Nursery this week:

Next week:


This month is Mission Month


Lesson Title

“God Prepares for Deliverance” led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

Call to Worship

Leader: We are here to worship you, our Creator, Redeemer,
and Enabler.
People: We bring all that we have and all that we are,
acknowledging your love, grace, and mercy.

Leader: Accept our worship of praise, thanksgiving, and
adoration. Free us from the burden of failure and scorn.
All: Pour your Holy Spirit upon us so that we may
experience anew the call to share with all people the
good news of Jesus Christ, the One who came to seek
and save the lost. Amen.


Leader: We confess our sins to you, O God.
People: We cannot hide; you see our sins even in our silence.
Leader: We confess our transgressions to you, O God.
People: We are tired and weak from fighting the floodwaters of judgment.
Leader: We confess our rebellion to you, O God.
People: We are parched like sun-burnt clay, unable to absorb
your overflowing love.

Leader: O God, you are our hiding place.
All: You forgive our sins. You love us in spite of our
offenses. You protect us from evil. You restore right
relationships and surround us with songs of victory.

We Praise

Congregational Singing

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Luke 19:1-10
Sermon: “Vampire Christianity?


Go into the world. Share the good news of Jesus Christ. Go and
witness to a world in need. - Sandy Miller, Elkhart, Indiana

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship leader: Marlene Wenger
*Offertory: Isaac Huyard
*Message: Kevin Gasser


The Shenandoah Valley Biblical Storytellers invite you to hear the parables of Jesus “told by the heart!” this afternoon at Montevideo Middle School in Penn Laird. The program will begin at 3:00. Admission is free with an opportunity for a freewill offering.

Please Prayer For:

  • Sharon Getman (Kadrin’s mom), recovering from double knee replacement surgery.

  • Joyce Showalter, recovering from pneumonia.

  • The after-school program at the Valley Mission and those from our congregation providing leadership.

Luke 19:9, “Jesus said to him, ‘Today salvation has come to this house,
because this man, too, is a son of Abraham.’”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Worship Attendance 47
Offering ~ $ 806.00

Next Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday School ~  Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader ~ Amma Shenk
Music Leader ~  Joe Shenk

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.