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 25, 2014 No. 21 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for March:
Danny & Frances Weaver

Nursery this week:

Next week:


“The Greatest Commandment” – led by Danny Weaver

10:30 WORSHIP Service


All: We’ve come to worship God.
Leader: Not the unknown god of the Athenians but the God
who made the world and everything in it, the One
who is Lord of heaven and earth, the One who gives
all mortals life and breath and all things.
People: This is the God who is known to us. Indeed, this
God is not far from each one of us and will not leave
us orphaned.
Leader: For it is in God that we live and move and have our
All: This is the God we worship!

We Gather

Gathering Song ~ 5MH
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer


We are God’s offspring. Though God has overlooked times
of human ignorance when they thought the deity is like gold,
silver, stone, or an image formed by the art and imagination of
mortals, God now commands all people everywhere to repent
because a day has been fixed on which God will have the world
judged in righteousness.
Those who keep Jesus’ commandments are those who love
him. Those who love him will be loved by h

We Praise

Congregational Singing ~ 199, 201, 204 MH


Blessed be you, O God, because you have not rejected our
prayers or removed your steadfast love from us. We will come
into your house with our offerings. We will pay you our vows,
those that our lips have uttered and our mouths promised
when we were in trouble.
If we had cherished iniquity in our hearts, the Lord would
not have listened. But God truly has listened and has given
heed to the words of our prayer. Amen.
—Don Yoder, Harrisonburg, Virginia

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Revelation 4:1-11
Message: “The Solution: Heavenly Worship”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song ~ 65 StJ

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Lowell Wenger
*Worship leader: Marlene Wenger
*Message: Kevin Gasser


Today we continue 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.

Our church’s roof is in need of some attention. Any additional financial contributions are appreciated to help cover the cost of the repairs.

Are you interested in supporting a missionary in a very practical way? Sylvia Yoder has a list of ways that you can contribute to missionaries from Thailand to Harrisonburg through Mennonite Women of Virginia.

There will be a prayer meeting at Staunton Mennonite this Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm.

You are invited to a time of Harmonia Sacra singing on Sunday, June 1 at 6:30 pm, at Hildebrand Mennonite Church. Books are available for those who do not have their own. Enjoy this evening of singing old hymns in the wonderful acoustics of this historic church building. Contact Mim Wenger with questions (540-241-0461).

Our church children have been invited to participate in Vacation Bible School at Springdale (June 15-19, 6pm, meal at 5:30) and Lynside (June 26-29, 6:30pm). Please see Kevin for more details.

Please Prayer For:

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

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


Revelation 4:8b, “Day and night they never stop saying:
‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.’”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, May 18 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 49
Offering ~ $1.075.00

Next Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday School - Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader - Amina Shenk
Music Leader - Susan Huyard

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 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21 (15).
Bible readings for next Sunday: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 (13); John 17:1-11.