Staunton Mennonite Church

2405 3rd St - Staunton, VA 24401 - 540 886-5869
Office hours Monday and Friday, 9am until 1pm
Pastor: Kevin Gasser    smcpastor@verizon.net   540 292-4507
Elder: Glenn Zendt - 886-3550

“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

February 22, 2015 No.8 Vol. XLIX


9:30 Sunday School

“A Good Death”- led by Danny Weaver

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Gathering Song 
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing -  #104 StJ (theme song)
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: Genesis 9:8-14
Call to Grace
Message: “From Judgment to Grace”

We Respond

Readers’ Theater
Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song
Call to Commitment/Benediction

Today's Leaders

*Accompanist: Sandy Carter
*Song Leader: Glenn Zendt
*Worship Leader: Kathy Zendt

 *Message: Kevin Gasser


There will be a Prayer Meeting this Wednesday at Staunton Mennonite Church beginning at 7:00 pm.

Springdale Mennonite has invited us to a showing of the film “In this Land: the Camp Lyndhurst Saga” on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. This 52-minute documentary was filmed in 2014 at a location near Sherando Lake and tells the fascinating story of a camp built there during the Great Depression. Its first occupants were Civilian Conservation Corps workers who constructed the Sherando Lake Complex and worked on Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was next used to house conscientious objectors who worked in Civilian Public Service camps. In 1944, during the Second World War, it became home to German prisoners of war. Some of these POWs worked on local farms. James Overton, producer and director of the film, will be present to lead discussion and answer questions following the film. Snacks will be provided for a time of fellowship afterwards. Please join us!

Prayer Request

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

  • Those suffering from seasonal illnesses.

Next Week's Scripture

Mark 8:31-38

Genesis 9:8-14King James Version (KJV)

8 And God spoke unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying,

9 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;

10 And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth.

11 And I will establish my covenant with you, neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth.

12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:

13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth.

14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:
Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, February 1, 2015
Worship Attendance ~ 42
Offering - $1,789.00

Next Sunday, February 15, 2015
Sunday School - Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader - Glenn Zendt
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.


You are the God of my salvation


All: We worship a God who remembers!
People: Remember
Leader: that God has made an everlasting covenant!
People: Remember
Leader: that the Lord is the God of our salvation!
People: Remember
Leader: that God calls us beloved!
All: We worship a God who remembers!


Prayer of Confession:
O God, to you I lift up my soul.
Do not let me be put to shame.
Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions.
Lead me not into the wilderness of temptation
for I am weak, and need your strength.

Words of Assurance:
Trust in the Lord. God is full of mercy and love.
God will teach you and lead you in the truth,
for the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness
to all who keep God’s covenant.


The time is fulfilled.
The kingdom of God has come near.
Believe and share the good news.
For you are truly beloved. God is well pleased!
The Spirit is alive and will go with you. Amen.
—Mark Diller Harder, Kitchener, Ontario


Bible readings for today: Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10 (5);
1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15.
Bible readings for next Sunday
: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 (6); Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9.