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”

  July 19, 2015 No.29 Vol. XLIX


9:30 Sunday School

“What God Wants” – led by Dwight Huyard

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:11-22
Message: “Gentiles by birth”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Glenn Zendt
*Worship Leader: Danny Weaver

 *Message: Kevin Gasser



Our annual church picnic in the park is scheduled for this Wednesday, July 22nd at Gypsy Hill Park near the bandstand. Please bring sandwiches, drinks, and a side to share. Table service and ice cream will be provided. Remember to bring your lawn chairs.

A letter to Representative Goodlatte concerning immigration reformation can be found at the church entrance. If you agree with the spirit of this letter, please consider signing the document before we send it.

A special thanks to Jenifer Bradford for keeping up the church’s flower beds and to A.D. Strickland for his ongoing maintenance of the church’s website. We can now be found online at mennochurch.net, mennochurch.org, and mennochurch.com.

It’s not too late to register for PA 2015, the global Assembly of Mennonite World Conference. PA 2015 will be held July 21-26 in Harrisburg, PA. Register on-line for full-time and part-time attendance at https://www.mwc-cmm.org/pennsylvania-2015

Please pray for:

  • Our church families as the travel this summer!

  • Those affected by the shootings in Chattanooga, TN.


Ephesians 2:19, “Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, July 12, 2015
Worship Attendance ~ 45
Offering - $1,612.00

Next Sunday, July 26, 2015
Sunday School - Danny Weaver
Worship Leader - Marvin Showalter
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.


For he is our peace


Leader: Jesus says, “Come away to a deserted place and rest.”
People: We long for rest from all that pulls us in many directions,
yet confess that our worth is wrapped up in what
we do.
Leader: Jesus says, “I am your shepherd.”
People: We long for our scattered and frenzied lives to find
their home with the shepherd whose voice we know,
but do not always hear.
Leader: Jesus says, “I am your peace.”
People: We long for the peace that comes through Christ, yet
confess we fail at times to accept it.
Leader: Receive the forgiveness of Christ who gathers the longings
and desires of your hearts and heals you.


God our shepherd, we give you thanks for banquet tables
and overflowing cups. Receive our offerings as tokens of our
gratitude for your generosity toward us and as symbols of our
trust in your goodness and mercy. Use them for your mission
of reconciliation in our world. Amen.


In Christ Jesus, you who were once far off have been brought
near. Christ is our peace. Go in the knowledge and blessing
that you are the dwelling place of God and the embodiment of
Christ’s peace.
—Marilyn Rudy-Froese, Goshen, Indiana

Bible readings for today: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark
6:30-34, 53-56.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-18;
Ephesians 3:14-21; John 6:1-21.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2014 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Waterloo, Ont.
Printed in the USA. 07-19-15