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”

November 2, 2014 No. 43 Vol. XLVlII



"God’s Divine Glory Returns" - led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: I Chronicles 12:32; Acts 17:16-34
Message: “Media Matters”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time/Benediction
Closing Song

Today's Leaders

*Music Leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship Leader: Kadrin Anderson
*Children’s Time: Dwight Huyard
*Message: Steve Carpenter


Today we welcome Steve Carpenter to our worship service. Steve is the Director of Development for MennoMedia, the publishing agency of Mennonite Church USA. Steve previously served as the Conference Coordinator for Virginia Mennonite Conference. 

The 13th annual Festival of Praise will be this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Eastern Mennonite School auditorium, 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Va. This praise-filled concert will feature 11 men’s a cappella singing groups and a combination choir directed by Jay Hartzler. An offering will support the ministries of Virginia Mennonite Missions.

Our Missions Offering will be next Sunday and will be sent to VMM & VMC.

Staunton Mennonite Women:  Save the date for our annual Christmas Dinner, Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 6 p.m. at our church.  Please plan to bring an item for a silent auction: a craft item, holiday goodies, jewelry, a scarf, plants, anything you no longer use, but think someone else could.

Peggy Blosser thanks you for all the cards, prayers, and gifts during her recent illness.


Acts 17:16-17: 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, October 26, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 49
Offering $1.362

Next Sunday, November 9, 2014
Sunday School - Glen Zendt
Worship Leader - Tate Love
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.


You are witnesses


Leader: Dear Lord Jesus, Word made flesh to bring into focus
the glory of the Father, we come to worship you.
People: As you prayed for your disciples present and future,
so we pray that we would be made holy—
consecrated—with the truth.
Leader: As God gave you a mission in the world,
strengthen us to accept our mission in the world.
People: As you, Lord Jesus, prayed for those who will
believe in you, so we pray that people would know
you as we bear witness about you.
Leader: God, may we all become one heart and mind—
All: so the world might believe that you sent Jesus,
and love us in the same way you love Jesus. Amen.


God, you generously gave yourself to humanity. Infected by
your generosity and love, we now offer ourselves and our resources
back to you to help the world know you, too. Amen.


Triune God, may we, gifted to Jesus,
remain in him, so we can know his glory and splendor.
Many have never known you,
but Jesus has known you and,
along with a great cloud of witnesses,
we know you incarnated Jesus with a mission.
Jesus made your very being known to us—
and continues to make it known,
so that your love might be known to the world through us.
—Nathan and Taryn Dirks, Gabarone, Botswana

November is Mission Month. Today’s worship resources were written by Nathan
and Taryn Dirks, Mennonite Church Canada Witness workers from Niagara-onthe-
Lake, Ontario. They help Mennonite Church Canada engage the world with the
reconciling gospel of Jesus Christ by forming a people of God, becoming a global
church, and growing leaders for the church.

Bible readings for today: Micah 3:5-12; Psalm 43; 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 (10); Matthew 23:1-12.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Amos 5:18-24; Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 (13).