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”

  August 9, 2015 No. 32 Vol. XLIX


9:30 Sunday School

“Doing Justice” – led by Glenn Zendt

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 4:25-5:2
Sermon: Kindergarten Christianity

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Hymn of Response

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Garlan Yoder
*Worship Leader: Kathy Zendt

Message: Kevin Gasser



Church council will meet this Wednesday at 7:00. Devotions: Kevin.

Kevin will be teaching the adult Sunday school class August 16, 23, and 30 with the lesson based on his thesis from Union Presbyterian Seminary. Each week Kevin will email an adapted version of a section of the document for review. If you wish to participate in the discussion or would just like to be included on the email list, please let Kevin know today.

Waynesboro Mennonite will host a district-wide “Family Fun” event on August 29 from 1-8:30 pm in their church pavilion. There will be a carry-in meal, games, and live music. Please see the bulletin board or Garlan for more information.

Please pray for:

  • Our church families as the travel this summer!

  • Those affected by the shootings in Chattanooga, TN and Lafayette, LA.

  • Joyce Showalter as she heals at home from shoulder surgery.


Ephesians 4:32,
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Worship Attendance ~ 30
Offering - $1,046.00

Next Sunday, August 16, 2015
Sunday School - Kevin Gasser
Worship Leader - Tate Love
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.


So that your words may give grace


Leader: Our children and our neighbors near and far are listening
to us.
People: Do we speak the truth at all times?
Leader: Do our words build up?
People: Do our words give grace to those who hear?
All: Yes, Lord, we pledge to speak the truth with love.
Leader: As beloved children imitate their parents, we will imitate
All: We will give the grace of forgiveness and restoration,
just as God in Christ has forgiven and restored us.


Fill me, Lord, with your loving, life-giving Spirit. Make my
heart tender, and my work and my words honest. Deliver me
from all my fears.
Open my ears to hear you, and my mouth to praise you!


As Elijah journeyed in the strength of the food and water that
the angel of the Lord provided him, may you gain strength for
your journey by fully trusting in Jesus—the Living Bread—who
gave his life for the world. — Susan Miller, Hesston, Kansas

Bible readings for today: 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25–5:2;
John 6:35, 41-51.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14;
Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2014 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Waterloo, Ont.
Printed in the USA. 08-09-15