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”

October 12, 2014 No. 41 Vol. XLVlII



"Even So, My Redeemer Lives" - led by Glenn Zendt

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: Matthew 28:19-20
Message: “Family on Mission Together”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time/Benediction
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Music Leader: Joe Shenk
*Worship Leader: Marvin Showalter
*Children’s Time: Tate Love
*Message: Sherah-Leigh Gerber


Today we welcome Sherah-Leigh Gerber to our worship service. Sherah-Leigh is the director of advancement at Virginia Mennonite Missions. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary and the mother of two young children.

Wednesday: Women’s Care Group, 7:00 p.m. at Kathy Zendt’s home.

EMHS is performing “Cinderella” by Rodgers & Hammerstein on October 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and October 26 at 2:30 p.m. Advanced tickets are available online at for $15. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students/senior citizens.

Mark your calendars for the Fall Harvest Party to be held Sunday, October 26, at the Huyard Farm. Help is needed after lunch to cut up vegetables for the Brunswick Stew. Bring a good knife. Other things to bring: lawn chairs, a side dish (salad or dessert), containers to take home some stew, and ingredients as assigned. Stew will be ready to serve at approximately 4:30 p.m. There will be some activities for children.

The VMC Congregational Life Committee is preparing for a “Consultation and Collaboration of Those Interested in Prison Ministry and Reform,” tentatively scheduled for November 22, place and time yet to be determined. This event is an opportunity for anyone with a passion for prison ministries to collaborate on various issues associated with incarceration. If you have interest in prison ministry, mark your calendar. Further details will be posted when available.

SMC collected $1074.65 for Virginia Mennonite Missions via our Penny Power containers.


Matthew 28:19-20 - New International Version (NIV)

19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 39
Offering $1,449

Next Sunday, October 19, 2014
Sunday School - Danny Weaver
Worship Leader - Sylvia Yoder
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.


Goodness and mercy


Leader: Lord, you are our God. We exalt you.
People: Your goodness and mercy follow us
each and every day of our lives,
All: and we bring our thanks to you with grateful hearts.
Leader: You prepare a table before us
in the presence of enemies.
Our cups overflow with your loving kindness.
People: Surely goodness and mercy shall follow us always


Gracious God, we return to you some of that with which
you have blessed us.
Use it to prepare that grand wedding feast for your Son, Jesus.
We will invite everyone we find, both good and bad,
so that your wedding hall is filled with guests
and the dancing can begin! Amen.

Affirming Faith

We look forward in faith to the fulfillment of Isaiah’s vision,
that on God’s mountain the Lord will prepare for all people
a rich and flavorful feast, a feast of choice wines.
At that time, he will swallow up death forever,
wipe the tears from every face,
and lift the shroud that covers the nations in darkness.
On that day we will all exclaim, “Look! This is our God
for whom we have been waiting so long!”
And joy and gladness will resound around the globe!
—Claire Osinkosky, Cambridge, Ontario

Bible readings for today: Isaiah 25:1-9; Psalm 23 (6); Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Isaiah 45:1-7 (2); Psalm 96:1-9 (10-13); 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10;
Matthew 22:15-22.