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”

  May 3, 2015 No.18 Vol. XLIX


9:30 Sunday School

“The Spirit of Hospitality” – 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: Acts 8:26-40
Message: “Outcasts in the Kingdom”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song
Call to Commitment/Benediction

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Glenn Zendt
*Worship Leader: Kathy Zendt

 *Message: Kevin Gasser



The annual Motorcycles for Missions event will be held this year from June 10-11. Groups will begin the ride in Harrisonburg, Durham, and Roanoke, ending back in Harrisonburg for the Summer Conference Assembly evening worship session. See the bulletin board for more information.

The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement classes have helped thousands of Christians to align their lives with God’s global purposes. A rich menu of readings and fifteen interactive class sessions, with input from presenters sharing their particular expertise, combine to provide students with an understanding of four distinct dimensions of the missional challenge: Biblical, Historical, Cultural and Strategic. The course will be offered here in Harrisonburg again this fall – Tuesday evenings, from Sept 1- Dec 8, at Grace Covenant Church. For more information, check out the Perspectives website at www.perspectives.org or contact Carol Tobin at carol.tobin@vmmissions.org.

Please pray for:

  • Jenifer Bradford as she travels to England.

  • Margaret Mules as she deals with a prolonged illness.

  • The victims of the earthquake in Nepal.

  • A peaceful resolution in Baltimore.



Acts 8:36-37, “As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?’”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, April 26, 2015
Worship Attendance ~ 46
Offering - $1,646.00
(303 Grubert $650.00)

Next Sunday, May 10, 2015
Sunday School - Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader - Marvin Showalter
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.


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


O 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
children. Amen.


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
all things.
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.