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 31, 2014 No. 35 Vol. XLVlII

Greeters for August:
Marvin and Florence Showalter

Nursery this week:

Next week:



“A Community Shares Its Resources” – led by Marvin Showalter

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song - 31 MH
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing - 335 MH, 353 MH, 84 MH

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: Matthew 1 John 4:7-12
Message: “Reverse Engineering God”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song - 558 MH

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Joe Shenk
*Worship Leader: Sonya Gasser
*Message: Kevin Gasser


If you would like to be included in our newest church directory please fill out the questionnaire found at the church entrance and return at your earliest convenience.

Staunton Mennonite Women are invited to a fellowship gathering this Saturday, September 6th at 8:30 am. We will meet at Newtown Baking for breakfast and then those interested can either walk or drive to Staunton’s farmer’s market.

All are invited to the 5th Annual Community Pork BBQ on September 6th from 4-7 pm to support Pleasant View, Inc. The evening will feature musical groups Men of Zion and Friday Night Special. See the bulletin board for more information.

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. Maps are available at the front door.

Please Prayer For:

  • The racial tension and violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • Those suffering in the Israel-Palestine conflict.

  • The refugee situation along the US-Mexico border.


1 John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, August 24, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 41
Offering $

Next Sunday, September 7, 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.


Live in harmony


People of God, Christ is here among us:
present where love is genuine
and where mutual affection is shown to each other;
present in patient suffering, persevering prayer,
and mutual aid to strangers and friends alike;
present where laughter, joy, and sadness are shared.
Rejoice in hope for Christ is here among us.


Leader: Great are your ways, O God,
and unsearchable your paths.
People: Without you guiding our steps, we stumble and fall.
Leader: O God, who of us is innocent of wrong,
People: without hypocrisy or evil intent,
malice or wavering of heart?
Leader: Forgive us our wayward hearts.
All: Shine your light on our path
so that we may walk in faithfulness to you
and harmony with one another. Amen.


Loving God, whether we have a little or a lot,
help us to rejoice in what we can give.
May our offerings to you unite us in one purpose
as together we contribute to the needs of the saints,
and through this offering extend your love to friends
and neighbors near and far. Amen.
—Ken Beidler, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bible readings for today: Jeremiah 15:15-21; Psalm 26:1-8; Romans 12:9-21 (16); Matthew 16:21-28.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Ezekiel 33:7-11; Psalm 119:33-40; Romans 13:8-14; Matthew 18:15-20.