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
Find us at mennochurch.net, mennochurch.org, or mennochurch.com


“Love, Hope, and Light in the Community”

  April 3, 2016 No.14 Vol. L


9:30 Sunday School

No Sunday School Today

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Songs
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: John 20:19-31
Sermon: “Preemptive Forgiveness”

We Respond

Congregational Response
Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymn

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Susan Huyard
*Worship Leader: Susan Huyard
*Accompanist: Sandy Carter

 Message: Kevin Gasser



There will be a “Faithful Men” benefit concert for the Staunton-Beverly Manor Weekday Religious Education program on Saturday, April 9, at the Staunton Alliance Church, beginning at 6:30 pm. Please see the bulletin board for additional information.

The Eastern Mennonite High School Touring Choir, including our own Leah Huyard, will perform this evening at Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Did you receive a tax refund and don’t know what to do with it? We are trying to pay down the balance on our rental house and will be collecting additional funds through April 15. Please consider earmarking an extra donation for the rental property with “303 Grubert” in the memo line.

Please pray for:

• Gary Mules, recovering after an auto accident.


John 20:23, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, March 27, 2016
Worship Attendance ~ 53
Offering - $4,287.00

Next Sunday, April 10, 2016
Sunday School -  Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader - Lois Sell
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.


Peace be with you


Leader: Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.
People: We bless you from the house of the Lord.
Leader: The Lord is God, and he has given us light.
People: This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.
Leader: The Lord is our strength and our might,
People: The Lord has become our salvation.
All: O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good.
God’s steadfast love endures forever.


God is alive and at work in our world. But sometimes we look away
and miss God’s work. Other times we won’t believe without seeing it
ourselves. We, like Thomas, finger the wounds in Jesus’ side when we
refuse to believe.
Jesus said, “Blessed are you who have not seen with your own eyes
and yet have come to believe.” Through believing, you have life in Jesus’


May the grace and peace of God,
the Alpha and Omega,
go with you.
May the grace and peace of God,
the one who is and was and is to come,
go with you always. Amen.
—Diane Zaerr Brenneman, Wellman, Iowa

Bible readings for today: Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John

Bible readings for next Sunday: Acts 9:1-6, (7-20); Psalm 30; Revelation 5:11-14; John 21:1-19.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2015 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; © 2015 Church of the Brethren. Printed in the USA. 4-3-16