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”

January 18, 2015 No.25 Vol. XLIX



“Leaning Forward as Death Approaches,” led by Danny Weaver

10:30 WORSHIP Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: 1 John 5:1-8
Message: “The God Who Dances”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song - 301 HWB

Today's Leaders

*Song Leader: Glenn Zendt
*Worship Leader: Danny Weaver
*Message: Kevin Gasser


There will be a Potato Bar fundraiser after church today to support Leah Huyard’s trip to the Mennonite Church USA biennial conference in Kansas City, MO. You may donate by cash or check at the meal or earmark a portion of a check deposited in the general offering.

We will hold a Prayer Meeting this Wednesday beginning at 7:00 pm at Staunton Mennonite.

The Creation Care Group of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church is showing the award-winning video series "Years of Living Dangerously" Wednesday evenings from 7-8 pm, January 7 through March 4. Come for one or all 9 episodes. For more information, call Anne Nielsen at 574-6125.

Lowell and Marlene Wenger will be hosting a Super Bowl party for the church next Sunday. You are welcome to come any time after 6:00 pm. Please bring a dish to share.

The annual Mennonite Central Committee meat canning is scheduled for February 23 - 27 at the Hinton Mennonite Relief Center. Help is needed from 5 am until 11 pm each day. Anyone is welcome to come and help on any day!

Prayer Request

  • For the victims of the attacks in Paris and Nigeria.


Faith in the Incarnate Son of God
1 John 5:1-8 New International Version (NIV)

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.  This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands. In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

This is the one who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ. He did not come by water only, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit, the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, January 18, 2014
Worship Attendance ~ 52
Offering $1,042

Next Sunday, February 1, 2014
Sunday School - Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader - Tate Lover
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.


My refuge is in God

Gathering/Call to Worship

Come, let us worship and wait on God. For our hope lies in
God: our rock, our fortress, our refuge.

Confessing/ Reconciling

Leader: Where can we go from your spirit? Or where can we flee
from your presence?
People: Like Jonah, we hear your call and we run from it. But
we can’t quite get away.
Leader: We place our confidence and hope in our material possessions.
Or we think we can secure our salvation by
renouncing our possessions.
People: And we so easily forget that you alone are our rock and
Leader: Thank you, God, for your sheltering presence.
People: Thank you, God, for your power and love on which we
can trust.


We go now in the confidence and joy of the Lord, resisting the
drag of anxiety, trusting in God alone as our rock and refuge.
—Ron Rempel, Waterloo, Ontario

Today is Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday. Ron Rempel is the chief communications
officer with Mennonite World Conference, a global community of 101
Anabaptist-related national conferences with 1.3 million baptized members. The
next global assembly is July 21–26, 2015, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. For more
information see:

Bible readings for today: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12 (7); 1 Corinthians 7:29-31; Mark 1:14-20
Bible readings for next Sunday
: Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 (1);
Mark 1:21-28.