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”

February 16, 2014 No. 7 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for February:
Marvin and Florence Showalter

Nursery this week:

Next week:




Lesson Title

“The Reason for God” led by Marvin Showalter

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Son
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer


All: We gather as your children on a journey, Lord.
Leader: Show us the barriers in our lives
that cause us to stray from your path.
People: Forgive us for the times we forge ahead
without waiting for your guidance.
Leader: Open our eyes to see the path you have set before us.
People: Open our ears to hear your voice.
Leader: Open our hearts and minds to trust your direction.
All: Guide our feet as we learn to walk in your ways. adoration, be pleasing
to you, O God. Amen.

We Praise

Congregational Singing


God, we recognize you as giver of all gifts and thank you for
the way you provide for our needs. Bless others through the
talents and resources you have so graciously given to us. May
we always give you praise and glory. In the precious name of
Jesus, we pray. Amen.

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:21-37
Sermon: “Pharisees, Ethics, and Reconciliation”


Go with strength to support the weak and lonely.
Go with love to reach out to those whom others hate.
Go with justice to act as you want to be treated.
Go with wisdom to accomplish your tasks as called.
Go with Jesus and your journey becomes his. — Karen Bachman Nafziger, Hopedale, Illinois

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Worship leader: Glenn Zendt
*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Message: Kevin Gasser


There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those willing to sit with Alden Bradford during church services to allow Jenifer to attend.

We are continuing to collect funds for two special accounts. Feel free to earmark donations for nursery renovation and for Betty Tribby.

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

There will be a carry-in fellowship meal at Staunton Mennonite next Sunday, February 23. Please bring a dish or two to share. Guests are always welcome!

Please Prayer For:

  • Betty Tribby as she adjusts to life at Augusta Nursing and Rehab

  • Alden Bradford for strength and perseverance.

  • Artis Mules father as he receives treatment at Augusta Health.


Matthew 5:21a, “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago…”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, February 9, 2013

Worship Attendance ~ 49
Offering ~ $1,488.00

Next Sunday, February 23, 2014
Sunday School ~ Danny Weaver
Worship Leader ~ Kathy Zendt
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.

Bible readings for today: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-8 (3); 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37. Bible readings for next Sunday: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119:33-40; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23; Matthew 5:38-48 (42).b-12); Psalm 112:1-9; 1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16) (10); Matthew 5:13-20.