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”

  October 2, 2016 No.39 Vol. L


9:30 Sunday School

The Imprint of God led by Garlan Yoder

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Song 
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Children’s Time

We Hear

Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:1-14
Sermon: “For I Know Whom I Have Believed”

We Respond

Celebration of the Lord’s Supper
Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymn

Today's Leaders


Song Leader: Leah Huyard
*Worship Leader: Danny Weaver

 Message: Kevin Gasser



Are you planning to eat lunch today at a local restaurant? On the first Sunday of each month, Joe's Steakhouse will be giving 25% of their gross revenue to the Staunton Augusta Church Relief Association (SACRA). Please see our representative, Lois Sell, for more information.

The Mennonite Women of SMC are planning an event on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. at The Valley Pike Farm Market (Rt. 11 just north of the Weyer's Cave I81 exit). Come and enjoy fellowship, dessert, coffee/tea and share your summer adventures. See Marlene for more information.

Springdale Mennonite Church will be hosting adult educational classes to take an in-depth look at Scripture and its Jewish context on October 5, 12 and 19; and November 2, 9 and 15, from 6:30-7:30pm. Contact Springdale at 540-949-8945 for additional information.

Mennonite Disaster Service is looking to put together a group to work on a drainage system for a woman in Waynesboro on October 7 and 8. Contact Chris Riddle, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church MDS representative, at (540) 435-0160 for more information or if you are able to help in any way.

Staunton Church of the Brethren will be hosting “12 Baskets and a Goat,” a Ted and Company Play, on October 8, from 7-9pm. Tickets are $5 at the door; all proceeds benefit Heifer International.

The annual Fall Harvest Party will be held on October 23 at the Huyard Farm.

Please pray for:

Our government
Our nation
The community you live in
The homeless
Children without parents
People who do not know Christ
Those that have run away from God
Those that are struggling with addiction
Being a better father/mother
Being a better spiritual leader
Becoming a more active member of the body
Your enemies
The house you live in
Your children
Your preacher/ministers
Your congregation
The hungry
Those dying for their beliefs
Our military
Your spiritual life
Those that have recently lost loved ones
The spread of the gospel
Opportunities to reach those that are lost



2 Timothy 2-14New International Version (NIV)
2: To Timothy, my dear son:
Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Thanksgiving
3: I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4: Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5: I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, September 25, 2016
Worship Attendance - 46
Offering - $1,142.00

Next Sunday, October 9, 2016
Sunday School - Glenn Zendt
Worship Leader - Sonya Gasser
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.


Sincere faith


Brothers and sisters, we worship the Lord, in whom we trust and
find peace. As we gather, let us join together in sincere faith and
with thanksgiving for the grace and love of Christ Jesus. Let our
time be filled with joyful praise, prayers of gratitude, and gracious
fellowship. Let us worship God together.

Affirming Faith

Leader: Be still before the Lord; wait patiently before him.
People: Trust in the Lord, and do good.
Leader: Stand and keep watch to hear what the Lord says.
People: Take delight in the Lord.
Leader: Be grateful to the Lord, and sincere in your faith.
All: We will commit our ways to the Lord.


God, you have called us according to your purpose and grace. We
accept that calling, knowing that your way is higher than ours, that
your way leads toward light, and that your way offers life and salvation.
We trust your plan, knowing that you have extended grace
to us throughout the ages. You have revealed grace through our
Savior Christ Jesus, who holds us in love. Increase our faith, that
we may know you more deeply, love you more fully, and follow
you more closely. In your name. Amen.
—Mary Ann Weber, Goshen, Indiana

Bible readings for today: Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2015 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; © 2015 Church of the Brethren. Printed in the USA. 10-2-16