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 12, 2016 No.24 Vol. L


10:00 Fellowship Time

Weavers and Wengers

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Song - 76 (HWB)
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing - 71 (HWB), 88 (StJ), 62 (HWB)
New Testament Reading: Luke 7:11-17
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10; 13-15
Sermon: “Power”

We Respond

Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymn  - 14 (HWB)

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Leah Huyard
Worship Leader: Garlan Yoder
*Accompanist: Sandy Carter

 Message: Kevin Gasser



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.

The Women’s Care Group will not be meeting this Wednesday.

Highland Retreat’s annual Steak BBQ and summer staff commissioning service will be held at the campgrounds the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 25. There will be a commissioning service, afternoon activities, delicious rib-eye steak, a concert by “The Walking Roots Band” and more. Visit www.highlandretreat.org for more details.

You are invited to enjoy a Mediterranean-style meal and hear Steve and Laura Campbell, VMM missionaries, share their experiences of God at work in Montenegro. The event will be held Thursday, June 30, 6pm at Park View Mennonite Church. A kabob and baklava meal will be provided by Bowl of Good. All proceeds go toward supporting the Campbells' third mission term in Montenegro. RSVP to Steve

Please pray for:

• Leah Huyard and the EMHS touring choir as the leave for Europe this week.
• The family of Brady Kier, who passed away from leukemia this week.
• 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, June 5, 2016
Worship Attendance ~ 45
Offering - $1,601.00

Next Sunday, June 19, 2016
Fellowship Time -  Duncans & Blossers
Worship Leader - Susan Huyard
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.


Your faith has saved you


Leader 1: Weary pilgrims, men and women, children and elders, welcome
Leader 2: Lay down your weeks of work and school, play, and struggle.
Leader 1: Here in the circle of God’s spacious favor,
Leader 2: here amongst your brothers and sisters,
Leader 1: let your souls stretch wide and yawn.
Leader 2: Let all that has gone before—shame, fear, anger, and unholy
Both: be restored to wholeness by Christ’s welcoming love.


All: Open our hearts to you, God. Our transgressions have dried
us up as the heat of drought. Our hearts wither in that place
of hidden sin. We love little.
Leader: Friends, to you whose sins are many, great love is offered. You
are forgiven. Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.


As the woman who washed Jesus’ feet with her tears, so may our
acts of kindness in the world, and these offerings of our firstfruits, be as
extravagant. We offer our small lives as a token of gratitude. You have
given us everything, Gracious One. Make us living channels of your
great love, poured through us into our everyday worlds. Amen.
—Anita Amstutz, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Bible readings for today: 2 Samuel 11:26–12:10, 13-15; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke

Bible readings for next Sunday: Isaiah 65:1-9; Psalm 22:19-28; Galatians 3:23-29;
Luke 8:26-39.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2015 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; © 2015 Church of the Brethren. Printed in the USA. 06-12-16