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”

July 27, 2014 No. 30 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for March:
Danny & Frances Weaver

Nursery this week:

Next week:



“Seek the Good of Others in Worship” –led by Danny Weaver

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song - 479 MH
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing 434 MH, 465 MH, 385 MH

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 13: 31-33; 44-52
Message: “Kingdom Advancement Strategies”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song   527 MH

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Joe Shenk
*Worship Leader: Kathy Zendt
*Message: Kevin Gasser


There will be a church campout at Todd Lake on Friday, August 8th with a baptismal service on Saturday at 11:00 am. There will be a carry-in meal following the baptismal service.

Please Prayer For:

  • Norma Greenleaf, recovering after receiving a pacemaker.

  • Those traveling this summer.

  • Those suffering in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • The refugee situation along the US-Mexico border.

  • From Virginia Mennonite Missions: Pray for the ministry of Rafael & Solange in Albania with VMM. Remember the congregation at Lezhe, asking God for wisdom and grace as they restructure and make plans for the ongoing outreach of the congregation.

Matthew 13:33b, “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 41
VMM/VMC Offering $1,569.00

Next Sunday, August 3, 2014
Sunday School - Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader - Glenn Zendt
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.


All things work together


Jesus, Messiah, you speak in mystery and wonder.
Where we look for reason and proof,
you offer parable, and dare us to dream differently.
We do not know how or why things happen the way they do,
but we believe, from crucifixion through resurrection,
that in you all things work together for the common good.


Leader: help us to pray for wisdom
instead of power or victory,
help us to trust that in you we have enough.
People: Lord of Liberty, Eternal Judge,
Leader: free us from the same guilt and patterns of past actions
or inactions. Empower us to take responsibility, and to
realign our choices with your will.
People: Lord of Mercy, Divine Interpreter,
Leader: when hearts sink and words fail,
we have your assurance; sighs too deep for words
are indeed a language of prayer.
The Spirit intercedes; we are not alone.
All: Thanks be to God.


Go as yeast in flour, expanding God’s love to feed a hungry world.
Go as a tiny mustard seed, expanding by God’s love to shelter
the world.
Let the kingdom of God be seen in your life.
Go and grow in peace.
—Michelle Jantzi Dueck, Kitchener, Ontario

Bible readings for today: 1 Kings 3:5-12; Psalm 119:129-136; Romans 8:26-39 (28);
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 (9); Romans 9:1-5;
Matthew 14:13-21.