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 10, 2013  No. 45 Vol. XLVlI

Greeters for November:
Peggy & Nelson Blosser

Nursery this week:

Next week:


This month is Mission Month


Lesson Title

“Beginning of Passover” led by Glenn Zendt

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

Praising & Adoring

Leader: Praise the One who gathers us here.
Women: Praise the One who sustains our lives.
Men: Praise the One who hears the cries of the hurting.
Women: Praise the One who raises the dead to new life.
Men: Praise the One who instructs us in the Way.
All: Lift up your voice in gratitude and praise.

Affirming Faith

This is our hope in Christ:
Despite the sufferings around us,
we hope for healing.
Despite the persistence of war,
we hope for peace.
Despite the pain of loss,
we hope for restoration.
We are a resurrection people.
In Christ, our hope has found a sure foundation.

We Praise

Congregational Singing


Leader: In our giving, O God,
may we proclaim the good news.
People: Your goodness is for all people.
Leader: Through our offerings, O God,
may we express our good hope.
People: You use our small lives to further
your great kingdom.
Leader: In our letting go, O God, may we not only help others;
People: may we be helped to live lives free from fear
All: and full of hope in your steadfast love. Amen. — Joel Miller, Cincinnati, Ohio

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Luke 20:27-40
Sermon: “Resurrection and life before death”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Song leader: Joe Shenk
*Worship leader: Dwight Huyard
*Message: Kevin Gasser


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

The Valley Mission is collecting Thanksgiving food boxes filled with everything that is needed for a Thanksgiving meal for a family of approximately six. Please help them provide this meal to our community’s hungry families this year. Bring your filled box to the reception desk of the Valley Mission, 1513 West Beverley Street, by Wednesday afternoon, November 20th, 5:00pm. For more information call 540-886-4673. The items and quantities needed for each Thanksgiving food box are posted on the bulletin board.

Please Prayer For:

  • Those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines.

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

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

Luke 20:36, “And they can no longer die; for they are like the angels.
They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Worship Attendance 46
Offering ~ $ 1,504.00

Next Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sunday School ~ Marvin Showalter
Worship Leader ~ Amina Shenk
Music Leader ~ Susan Huyard
Message ~ Beryl Jantzi

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.