“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”
May 11, 2014
Danny & Frances Weaver
Nursery this week:
“Jesus’ Mission on Earth” – led by
10:30 WORSHIP Service
Call to Worship
had a week of listening to voices:
loved ones near and far,
soundtracks and grocery clerks,
the insistent ring on our phone.
Your voice, O God, is harder to hear.
May we unplug our ears to hear again
the persevering witness of faithful love;
the lilt of our voices raised in thankful song;
the reminder of Jesus, the shepherd,
who knows and understands all voices.
Gathering Song ~ 104
Call to Worship
Prayer of Confession
Leader: Yes, lead me beside
People: but not into the deep end.
Leader: Yes, restore my soul,
People: but don’t ask me to give up all my treasures.
Leader: Yes, walk with me through the dark,
People: but don’t let me suffer the length of days.
Leader: O God, who knows the whole story of our lives,
our tentative yes and our vulnerable but,
All: forgive us our short-sightedness.
Leader: Strengthen us along the journey,
that we may continually experience
the profound grace of your presence. Amen.
Singing ~ Overhead, 191 MH, 5 MH
Go forth in the energizing
name of Jesus
who has the power to heal,
whose goodness and faithfulness follow us
all the days of our lives,
and who willingly laid down his life for us
in order that we might live an abundant life of hope.
— Lois Siemens, Kerrobert, Saskatchewan
Scripture Reading: Revelation 1:1-11
Message: “I’m not sure I understand”
Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song ~ 536 MH
*Accompanist: Sandy Carter
*Song Leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship leader: Glenn Zendt
*Message: Kevin Gasser
Today we begin a series on “Redeeming Revelation.”
The sermons will build upon one another, so if you miss one, make sure to
find it at http://mennochurch.net/sermons/sermons14.htm, where both
full-text and audio versions can be accessed.
Virginia Mennonite Missions (VMM) invites you to "Around the World in a
Big Balloon," a Family Missions Festival celebrating the people and
ministries of VMM, today from 3-6 pm at the Eastern Mennonite School gym.
Come hear stories about the ministries and workers of VMM. Other
activities include musical performances, balloon twists & sleight of hand,
ethnic foods, tethered balloon rides, radio-controlled planes, and soccer
(five person teams).
Church Council meets this Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Devotions: Dwight.
Eastern Mennonite Schools invites you to the musical "Noah's Flood,"
May 16 & 17 at 7:30 pm in the EMS Auditorium. Come hear the beloved
Benjamin Britten opera, featuring the singing talents of the EMS Touring
Choir, and a children's choir of "animals." Proceeds from this event will
benefit the EMS Touring Choir.
A Brunk Revival Exhibit Dedication will be held on May 24, from 1
to 4 pm at The Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center. Enjoy
reminiscing with the Brunk family, singing the old revival songs, and
viewing the exhibit and other memorabilia. Dr. Myron Augsburger will speak
at the dedication service at 3 pm. Call (540) 438-1275 or visit vbmhc.org
for more information.
Dr. Myron Augsburger to speak at the dedication service of the
Brunk Revival Exhibit Dedication
May 24, 2014
John 20:24 (MSG): “But
Thomas, sometimes called the Twin, one of the Twelve, was not with them
when Jesus came. The other disciples told him, ‘We saw the Master.’”
Photo by A. D. Strickland
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 44
Offering ~ $3,519.00
($1,100 in memory of Brad)
Gideon Offering $242.00
Next Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday School ~ Marvin Showalter
Worship Leader ~ Kathy Zendt
Music Leader ~ Glenn Zendt
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:
Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23 (6); 1 Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10.
Bible readings for next Sunday: Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5,
15-16 (16); 1 Peter 2:2- 10; John 14:1-14.