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”

  June 5, 2016 No.23 Vol. L


10:00 Fellowship Time

Glenn and Kathy Zendt

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Song  - 343 (HWC)
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing - 377, 617, 530 (HWB)
New Testament Reading: Luke 7:11-17
Children’s Time

We Hear

Old Testament Reading: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Sermon: “Compassionate Christians”

We Respond

Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymn - 580 (HWB)

Today's Leaders


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

 Message: Kevin Gasser



Today we conclude our sermon series on hell and life after death. If you miss a Sunday, please find the sermons at mennochurch.com as each sermon will build upon the previous one.

Missionaries James and Melani Wenger join us today to share about their work with People International and Virginia Mennonite Missions. You may designate a portion of your offering to them by noting “Wenger fund” in the memo line of your check.

Staunton Mennonite Church will not be holding Sunday School through the months of June and July. Instead there will be a time of fellowship before the worship service from 10:00 – 10:25. Coffee and light refreshments will be served. There is a sign-up sheet on the church bulletin board for those wishing to provide refreshments.

Jordan Strickland has moved closer to home! You can write to him at:

Jordan Strickland #1200445
Augusta CC
1821 Estaline Valley Road
Craigsville, VA 24430

You are invited to a Harmonia Sacra Hymn Sing at Hildebrand Mennonite Church on Sunday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. Hymn books will be available for your use that evening.

Please pray for:

• Our shut-in friends and family members.
• Those who are traveling over the summer break


1 Kings 17:22-23 The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Worship Attendance ~ 56
Offering - $1,601.00

Next Sunday, June 12, 2016
Fellowship Time -  Weavers and Wengers
Worship Leader - Sylvia Yoder
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.


You have healed me


Leader: God of the high heavens, we bring you our heartfelt praise!
People 1: When we sat in our pit, covered in the ashes of our despair
and disease,
People 2: you brought us from the depths of our hell,
People 1: you placed our feet on high ground,
People 2: we became like mountains of strong endurance.
All: You have turned our mourning into dancing and clothed us
with joy. Our souls praise and glorify you!


All: We open our hearts to you. Breath of God, we are sick and
weary in our souls; we weep for your healing touch.
Leader: Jesus Christ, Reconciling One, you infuse us with your life; our
deadened hearts of stone become hearts of flesh. Glory be to
you forever and ever! Amen.


Go now with Elijah and Jesus as your companions, out into the
world of suffering. Take with you hope and healing. Weep not! Let your
mourning be turned into dancing. Let your hearts be filled with gladness.
Give glory to the God of high heaven and earth, whose presence
reaches even into the depths of Sheol. You are called to new life. Go
now and bring this message to the world around you.
—Anita Amstutz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bible readings for today: 1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17.

Bible readings for next Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:26–12:10, 13-15; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21;
Luke 7:36–8:3.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2015 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; © 2015 Church of the Brethren. Printed in the USA. 06-05-16