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”

May 11, 2014 No. 19 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for March:
Danny & Frances Weaver

Nursery this week:

Next week:


“Jesus’ Mission on Earth” – led by Glenn Zendt

10:30 WORSHIP Service

Call to Worship

We have 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.

We Gather

Gathering Song ~ 104 MH
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

Prayer of Confession

Leader: Yes, lead me beside still waters,
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.

We Praise

Congregational 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

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Revelation 1:1-11
Message: “I’m not sure I understand”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song ~ 536 MH

Today's Leaders

*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, 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 for more information.

Dr Myron Augsburger & wife Esther
Dr. Myron Augsburger
to speak at the dedication service of the Brunk Revival Exhibit Dedication
May 24, 2014

Please Prayer For:

  • The family of Julian Parrott as they mourn his death.

  • Peggy’s mother as she recovers from a broken hip


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.’”

Staunton Mennonite Church

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" - 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: 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.