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 24, 2014 No. 34 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for August:
Marvin and Florence Showalter

Nursery this week:

Next week:



“An Appeal for Reconciliation” – led by Danny Weaver

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing

We Hear

Children’s Time
Back to School Blessing
Scripture Reading: Matthew 22:1-14
Message: “Married to a Little Lamb”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Garlan Yoder
*Worship Leader: Danny Weaver
*Message: Kevin Gasser


There will be a Prayer Meeting this Wednesday at 7:00 pm (please note the time change).

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.
**Today is the last day for the refugee kits!

Applebutter Boiling for the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale will be held Saturday, September 6 and 13 at Friendship Park in Stuarts Draft. Work will begin at 6:00 am. Feel free to come as your schedule allows. Canning will continue into the early afternoon.

Save the date: October 26th will be the annual Fall Harvest Party. Start saving your ingredients for Brunswick Stew!

Please Prayer For:

  • The children, teachers, and parents as another school year begins

  • The racial tension and violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Those suffering in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • The refugee situation along the US-Mexico border.


Matthew 22:2, “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared
a wedding banquet for his son.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, August 17, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 42
Offering $846.00

Next Sunday, August 31, 2014
Sunday School - Marvin Showalter
Worship Leader - Sonya Gasser
Music Leader - Joe Shenk

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.


I will build my church


Leader: Sing of the ways of the Lord, O you people.
People: From temple courtyards and rulers’ palaces
to the humblest home,
Leader: give thanks for God’s steadfast love and faithfulness.
People: Great is the Lord and worthy of praise.
All: Praise the name of the Lord!


Holy God, you draw us together into one body.
You have called us to join with one another and your church.
We are different people, yet one community.
We have diverse gifts, yet we desire to use them to glorify you.
Unite us in worship and breathe your Spirit into us. Amen.


Lift up your eyes to the heavens.
Consider the earth beneath.
The heavens and the earth may pass away
But God’s salvation is forever. Amen.
—Ken Beidler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bible readings for today: Isaiah 51:1-6; Psalm 138; Romans 12:1-8; Matthew 16:13-20 (18).
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans12:9-21 (16);
Matthew 16:21-28.