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 10, 2014 No. 32 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for August
Marvin and Florence Showalter

Nursery this week:

Next week:



A Community Forgives” –led by Glenn Zendt

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song - 524 MH
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing - 251 MH, 331 MH, 575 MH

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 14:22-33
Message: “Failure, Perhaps”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song   463 HWC

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Lowell Wenger
*Worship Leader: Glenn Zendt
*Message: Kevin Gasser


We welcomed two new members to Staunton Mennonite yesterday through baptism. Congratulations to Sandy Shifflett and Leah Huyard on your commitment to Jesus and the Church.

Church Council will meet this Wednesday at 7:30pm. Devotions: Danny.

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. *Update: a large number of children’s toys have been donated to add to the refugee kits. Feel free to grab one to add to your kit.

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 14:27, “But Jesus immediately said to them: ‘Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.’””

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 47
Offering $1,586.00

Next Sunday, August 17, 2014
Sunday School - Dwight Huyard
Worship Leader - Dwight Huyard
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.


Do not be afraid


Leader: What are you doing here?
People: We have come out of habit, with few expectations.
Leader: What are you doing here?
People: We have come out of curiosity,
to find something we need.
Leader: What are you doing here?
People: We have come out of longing,
to hear the voice of God.
Leader: Expect to find that God is here among us
and speaks to us—
not in the high drama of earthquakes and fire,
but in the dazzling spaces between our words and
in the silence we share together.


Lord, we are afraid. We are surrounded with high-tech security
systems, we invest in weapons for our protection, and yet we
are afraid. We are afraid of dying, afraid of living, afraid of
neighbors, afraid of ourselves. We need your hand, O Christ, to
reach out to us, to beckon us out of the boat, and bid us to walk
with you through the terrors of the storm. Amen.


Go in the strong name of the One who comes to us in silence.
Go with the sure hand of Christ holding you fast.
Go not in fear, but in faith, that you too are called to a Spiritfilled life.
In our lives may steadfast love and faithfulness meet, and may
righteousness and peace kiss each other.
—Joel Miller, Columbus, Ohio

Bible readings for today: 1 Kings 19:9-18; Psalm 85:8-13; Romans 10:5-15; Matthew 14:22-33 (27).
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32;
Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28 (22).