No one truly
knows Christ unless they follow Him daily in life" -
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.
Future generations will be told
Gathering/Call to Worship
Leader: Come and
celebrate the blessing of God’s presence
within and among us.
People: We gather in joy, celebrating the abundant expressions
of God’s love.
Leader: Children of God, look! All around us are touches of the
Divine, from nature to neighbor, if we dare notice.
People: With all we are, we seek to see and honor God’s intricate
Great Light, all that you are is beyond our comprehension.
In the shimmer of your unconditional love, we cannot help
but acknowledge the many conditions we attach to our relationships,
our time, and the gifts you have given us. Forgive
us when we guard ourselves from you and close ourselves
off to our brothers and sisters. Teach us instead to open our
arms and minds and to make room in our hearts for all of your
Leader: Limitless God, we go from here to live out your
unconditional love, as your Son Jesus did.
People: We yearn for hearts that are fully free in your light,
opening and welcoming all of your people and your
creation without limits.
Leader: Send us to seek and celebrate your life-giving essence in
People: Free us to embrace trust instead of fear; wonder instead
of close-heartedness; and a deeper unity in diversity
instead of uniformity. Amen!
—Jennifer Carreto, Seattle, Washington
Bible readings for today: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1
John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8.
Bible readings for next Sunday: Acts 10:44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John
5:1-6; John 15:9-17.