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 17, 2013  No. 46 Vol. XLVlI

Greeters for November:
Peggy & Nelson Blosser

Nursery this week:

Next week:


This month is Mission Month


Lesson Title

“Beginning of Freedom” led by Marvin Showalter

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer


Leader: O sing to the Lord a new song.
Break forth into joyous song!
People: The Lord has done marvelous things!
Leader: Let the sea roar, let the floods clap their hands, let the
hills sing together for joy at the presence of the Lord.
People: The Lord has done marvelous things!
Leader: It is the Lord who will judge the world with
righteousness and people with equity.
People: The Lord will do marvelous things!

We Praise

Congregational Singing


Our Savior and our Lord,
we are amazed by your great power.
We are amazed by your love for us.
We trust in your promise of a new day.
We trust in your promise of providing the words for our
mouths to speak.
We ask for our hearts and minds to be open to you.
May we do what is right and never become weary. Amen.

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:1-4; 19-21; 24-25
Sermon: “Money matters according to Jesus


Go from this place, revering the name of the one true God.
Share the knowledge that the sun of righteousness will rise
with healing in its wings. — Rachel Ringenberg Miller, Portland, Oregon

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Prelude: Luke Huyard
*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship leader: Amina Shenk
*Message: Beryl Jantzi


Today we welcome Beryl and Margo Jantzi to our worship service. Beryl is the overseer of the Southern District of Virginia Mennonite Conference and the Director of Stewardship Education for Everence. Margo is the Library Media Specialist at Cub Run Elementary School.

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.

Mennonite Central Committee has begun its response to Typhoon Haiyan, providing funding for immediate needs and supporting partners in an initial assessment team and determining needs for long-term recovery. To donate to this effort, please go to Thank you for your prayers for people grieving and suffering in the storm's wake.

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.

Matthew 6:19, “19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Worship Attendance 50
Offering ~ $ 898.00

Next Sunday, November 24, 2013

Sunday School ~ Danny Weaver
Worship Leader ~ Danny Weaver
Music Leader ~ Lowell Wenger

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.