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”

August 3, 2014 No. 31 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for August
Marvin and Florence Showalter

Nursery this week:

Next week:



“Sharing in Suffering, Sharing in Consolation” –led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song - 17 StJ (kids, feel free to play instruments)
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing 49 StJ, 199 MH, 49 MH

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:44-52
Message: “Assessing the Value”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song   42 HWC

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Susan Huyard
*Accompanist: Sandy Carter
*Worship Leader: Sylvia Yoder
*Message: Kevin Gasser


Staunton Mennonite is collecting School Kits for Mennonite Central Committee as well as kits for the refugee children along the US-Mexico border. You can find both lists of needed items in the fellowship room as well as examples of completed kits.

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. Maps to Todd Lake are available by the front door of the church.

Please Prayer For:

  • A. D. Strickland, recovering at home after back surgery.

  • Those suffering in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • The refugee situation along the US-Mexico border

  • Those traveling this summer.

Matthew 13:44b, “When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and
sold all he had and bought that field.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 48
Offering $1,142.00

Next Sunday, August 10, 2014
Sunday School - Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader - Glenn Zendt
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.


The Lord is good to all


Leader: Listen! If you are thirsty, come to these waters.
People: Where is the water that will quench our thirst?
Leader: Listen! If you are hungry, come to this feast.
People: How much will it cost us to eat and be satisfied?
Leader: No need to travel far. Leave your money behind.
Open your mouth, open your hands, open your soul,
and you will be filled.
All: We are here, ready for all that the Spirit has to offer.


All: We confess that we are so caught up in the world
of buying and selling
that we can barely imagine another way.
We hoard our loaves and fishes
because we believe we have earned them
and they are rightfully ours.
We resist having our lives broken open
to be shared with others.
Leader: Christ overcomes our fears
and welcomes us into the abundance of the Spirit.
Let us live in the goodness of God.


God whose giving knows no ending, we offer you our money
not because we need to earn your grace, but because your grace
compels us to be gracious. Take all that we have, bless it, divide
and multiply it, and use it for your reign of mercy and justice.
—Joel Miller, Columbus, Ohio

Bible readings for today: Isaiah 55:1-5; Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 (9); Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:13-21.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13;Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 (27).