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 24, 2013  No. 47 Vol. XLVlI

Greeters for November:
Peggy & Nelson Blosser

Nursery this week:

Next week:


This month is Mission Month


Lesson Title

“Beginning of the Tabernacle” led by Danny Weaver

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer


We believe that God is in the midst of our city. We believe that
God’s help always comes. It is because of our beliefs that we
gather to worship the God who made heaven and earth.

We Praise

Congregational Singing


Lord, today we offer our material possessions, and ourselves, to
you. All things were created through you and for you. We are in
awe of your power and glory. So, then, may we use all that has
been created, for your glory and the glory of your kingdom. In
your name, Amen.

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Colossians 1:9-20
Sermon: “Give thanks to the King of kings


Leader: We acknowledge that we are broken people.
People: We admit that we have fallen short more than once.
Leader: Like a shepherd who has destroyed his flock, we have
broken promises to God and to each other.
People: We ask for forgiveness.
(Pause for silence.)
All: May we all be made strong by the glorious power of
God who forgives all. ~ Rachel Ringenberg Miller, Portland, Oregon

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Accompanist: Sandy Carter
*Song leader: Lowell Wenger
*Worship leader: Danny Weaver
*Message: Kevin Gasser


There will be a Prayer Meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

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.

The Staunton Mennonite Women will be meeting on December 4th at 6:00 pm at the church for their annual Christmas Dinner. Cost is $15. Men, we can figure something out, right?

Mary Baldwin College cordially invites you to their Choir Concert on December 5th at First Presbyterian Church, beginning at 7:30 pm. The program will feature the Missa Brevis in D by Benjamin Britten, Mozart, Rutter, and many more. Admission is free.

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.

Colossians 1:15, “The Son is the image of the invisible God,
the firstborn over all creation.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Worship Attendance 55
Offering ~ $ 1,813.00

Next Sunday, December 1, 2013
First Sunday of Advent

Sunday School ~ Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader ~ Sonya Gasser
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.