“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”
March 2, 2014
Marvin and Florence Showalter
Nursery this week:
9:30 SUNDAY SCHOOL
“An Eternal Kingdom” led by
10:30 WORSHIP Service
Call to Worship
Call to Worship
Leader: The Lord is
The Lord is great in Zion, in (your city),
and at (your congregation).
We have gathered to call on the name of the Lord,
to remind ourselves of all the ways God answers
prayer, to hear again the opening story of God’s justice
and faithful love.
All: Holy is the Lord, mighty are the acts of God.
Prayer of Confession
Leader: We want to remain
on the mountain
where your presence brings quiet happiness.
People: You call us to go down the mountain
to confront our burdens and fears,
to confess our plots to get ahead,
to walk with those who are in trouble.
All: Help us to overcome our reluctance
and remember that in all things we are not alone.
Scripture Reading: Matthew 17:1-9
Sermon: “Jesus: Bright as Light, Down and Dirty”
Leader: You name us beloved
and we are stopped in our tracks.
Leader: We are used to other names like not good enough.
Leader: It takes every voice to bear the weight of this new
name, a name that calls us from fear to hope—from
death to life.
All: Listen. You are my beloved.
Leader: Carry the name with you down from this mountain
and out to your neighbors who desperately wait
to be called
All: beloved. — Lois Siemens, Kerrobert, Saskatchewan
*Worship leader: Garlan Yoder
*Song leader: Susan Huyard
*Message: Kevin Gasser
Come out and enjoy the beautiful music of the Bluffton
University Camerata Singers for a concert at Park View Mennonite
Church on Monday, March 3 at 7 pm. "Peace, Justice & Love" is the theme of
the program, conducted by Dr. Mark J. Suderman, professor of music and
director of choral activities at Bluffton.
There will be a Highland Retreat Benefit Auction at the Eastern
Mennonite School’s main campus dining hall, Saturday, March 8. A pancake
breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m., the silent auction will open at 8
a.m. and the live auction at 9 a.m. Tasty food will be available including
fresh baked goods, pork BBQ and homemade soup. Visit
www.highlandretreat.org for details and to see a growing list and photos
of items to be auctioned. Join us for breakfast, lunch or the whole event
and support summer youth camping at Highland!
We will be holding our annual Talent Show at Staunton Mennonite on
March 9, beginning at 6:00 pm. Bring your musical, artistic, poetic, and
culinary skills to share! Each family is asked to bring finger foods to
Jenifer Bradford as she mourns Brad’s recent passing.
Artis Mules father as he recovers at home following
another recent hospitalization.
Joyce Showalter as she heals from a partially-collapsed
lung and other respiratory concerns.
Matthew 17:2b, “His face
shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.”
Photo by A. D. Strickland
Sunday, February 23, 2013
Worship Attendance ~ 44
Offering ~ $1,136.00
Next Sunday, March 9, 2014
Sunday School ~ Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader ~ Marlene Wenger
Music Leader ~ Garlan Yoder
No one truly
knows Christ unless they follow Him daily in life" -
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: Exodus 24:12-18;
Psalm 2 or Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16-21; Matthew 17:1-9 (1).
Bible readings for next Sunday: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32;
Romans 5:12-19 (20); Matthew 4:1-11.