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”

March 2, 2014 No. 9 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for March:
Marvin and Florence Showalter

Nursery this week:

Next week:




Lesson Title

“An Eternal Kingdom” led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Son
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

Call to Worship

Leader: The Lord is King!
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.

We Praise

Congregational Singing

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.

We Hear

Children’s Time
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.
All: Beloved.
Leader: We are used to other names like not good enough.
All: Beloved.
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

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*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 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 share.

Please Prayer For:

  • 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.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

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" - 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: 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.