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
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“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

  February 28, 2016 No.9 Vol. L


9:30 Sunday School

“All Right Now,” led by Kevin Gasser

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Gathering Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: James 1:19-27
Sermon: “If you don’t have something nice to say…”

We Respond

Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymn

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Leah Huyard
*Worship Leader: Garlan Yoder

 Message: Kevin Gasser



There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board for those who would like to provide a meal for Marvin and Florence Showalter. Please call Marvin at 540-943-2136 to arrange delivery of the meal.

There will be a carry-in fellowship meal today following the morning worship service.

You are invited to the Rehoboth Jail and Prison Ministry Fundraiser Banquet on March 5, 4:00pm, at Mt. View Mennonite Church. Please let Kevin know today if you plan to attend so they can get an estimate for food preparation.

The adult Sunday school class will continue studying the book All Right Now by Timothy Geddert next Sunday. Please re-read chapter 1.

Please pray for:

• The victims of the recent shooting in Hesston, KS.
• Sylvia’s mother as she recovers after a recent hospitalization.
• Marvin Showalter as he heals from bilateral knee surgery.


James 1:26, “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, February 21, 2016
Worship Attendance ~ 41
Offering - $1,113.00

Next Sunday, March 6, 2016
Sunday School -  Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader - Marlene Wenger
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.


My soul is satisfied

Call to Worship

Leader: Because your steadfast love is better than life,
All: we gather to praise you.
Leader: Because your steadfast love is better than life,
All: we will bless you as long as we live.
Leader: Because your steadfast love is better than life,
All: we will lift up our hands and call on your name.


Almighty and gracious God, we confess that we don’t give all
of ourselves to you. We lack the vulnerability to fully invite you
into our midst and we look for strength in places other than
you. Like Adam and Eve, we try to hide our nakedness from
you. Accept our confession, and break us free from the idols of
strength we use to hide our vulnerabilities. Help us to live as
vulnerable people who know ourselves to be embraced by your
loving arms. Amen.
Assurance: When we commit ourselves to God, our souls
are satisfied as with a rich feast.


As we continue to meditate on the Lord, may our souls be
satisfied as with a rich feast. May our souls cling to God, whose
right hand upholds us. For God has been our help, and in the
shadow of God’s wings we go forth, singing for joy.

Lent–Easter worship resources are produced cooperatively by Mennonite Church
Canada Formation, the Denominational Ministry of Mennonite Church USA, and
Leader magazine. This year’s resources were written by a team from Mennonite
Church British Columbia of Mennonite Church Canada.

Bible readings for today: Isaiah 55:1-9; Psalm 63:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13; Luke
13:1-9. Bible readings for next Sunday: Joshua 5:9-12; Psalm 32; 2 Corinthians 5:16-
21; Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2015 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; © 2015 Church of the Brethren. Printed in the USA. 2-28-16