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”

  September 20, 2015 No.38 Vol. XLIX


9:30 Sunday School

“Witnessing to the truth,” led by Dwight Huyard

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Gathering Song - 12 StJ
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing - Special music, 69 StJ, 392 HWB
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: James 3:13-4:3
Sermon: “PB&J Christianity”

We Respond

Congregational Sharing/Prayer Time
Hymn of Response - 70 StJ

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship Leader: Sylvia Yoder

 *Message: Kevin Gasser



You are invited to participate in the International Day of Prayer for Peace at the Gypsy Hill Bandstand today from 4-5 pm. There will be music, drama, prayer, and children’s activities.

The final applebutter boiling event for this year’s Relief Sale will be all day long this Saturday, September 26, at Friendship Park in Stuarts Draft. See Nelson for details.

"Walking on Water: Trust that Jesus trusts YOU!" is the theme of VMC's Middle School One-Day Retreat, September 26, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at Eastern Mennonite School. Rebekka Stutzman will be the featured speaker. Cost is $30 for the day. Please see Kevin to sign up.

We are in need of volunteers to serve as greeters before the Sunday school hour. If you are interested and available, please see Kevin

Please pray for:

  • The refugee crisis in Europe

  • Lennie Dale Showalter


James 4:2a, “You desire but do not have, so you kill.
You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, September 13, 2015
Worship Attendance ~ 45
Offering - $764.25

Next Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sunday School - Danny Weaver
Worship Leader - Kadrin Anderson
Music Leader -
Glen Zendt

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.


Sow in peace

Gathering/Call to Worship

Leader: Come, surrender yourself and worship the Lord.
People: Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains
Leader: The Lord is trustworthy—today, tomorrow, and forever.
People: We lay aside our privilege and ambition and walk in
God’s ways.


Dear God, violence and power rule the world. You teach us
to walk a different path, one of peace and mercy. At times it is
difficult to walk this path and hear your voice with the clamor
of the world ringing in our ears. Forgive us when we stray, and
reconcile us to you, to ourselves, and to our neighbors. Give us
the courage to be servants and peacemakers. Amen.


Leader: We leave this place inspired by the wisdom of the Spirit
of God.
People: We will seek the will of God in all things.
Leader: We go to serve, not be served. We go to be last, not first.
People: We will sow in peace, and reap the harvest of
righteousness. — Jason Boone, Raleigh, North Carolina

Today is International Day of Prayer for Peace. Jason Boone is the coordinating
minister of the Peace and Justice Support Network, a partnership of Mennonite
Church USA and Mennonite Mission Network. It exists to support, encourage, and
strengthen peace and justice across Mennonite Church USA.

Bible readings for today: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13–4:3, 7-8a;
Mark 9:30-37.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19:7-14;
James 5:13-20; Mark 9:38-50.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2014 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Waterloo, Ont.
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