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 9, 2016 No.40 Vol. L


9:30 Sunday School

Builder of the House led by Glenn Zendt

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 3:14-4:5
Sermon: “Scripture and the Inspiration of God”

We Respond

Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymn

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Joe Shenk
*Worship Leader: Sonya Gasser

 Message: Kevin Gasser



The Mennonite Women of SMC are planning an event today 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.

Church Council will meet this Wednesday at 7:00pm. Devotions, Frances Weaver.

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

A Cappella Voices Celebration will be Friday, October 14, at 8 p.m. in Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium. Groups who will be singing include Shekinah, Good Company, Bellaccord, and Emulate. General admission is $10.

Eastern Mennonite School will present The Pirates of Penzance October 20-23. Please see Leah Huyard or the bulletin board for more information.

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

Please pray for:

For those affected by Hurricane Matthew
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 3:14-4:5New International Version (NIV)

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, October 2, 2016
Worship Attendance - 46
Offering - $1,957.00

Next Sunday, October 16, 2016
Sunday School - Dwight Huyard
Worship Leader - Kadrin Anderson
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.


Great are the works of the Lord


We thank you, O God, that we can come to you whenever we need
help. Even when others keep their distance, we know you want
to speak a word of comfort and healing, just as you did to those
ten lepers so long ago. Thank you, thank you! For your love never
gives up, but continues to surprise and bless us. May we never
forget to praise you! Amen.

Affirming Faith

Leader: We believe in you, God. Your works are full of honor
and majesty; your righteous ways endure forever.
Right: We want everyone to know of your great works, to study
them, and learn your ways.
Left: For you do wonderful deeds, full of grace and mercy.
Leader: You demonstrate the power of faithfulness and justice.
Right: You redeem your people and promise to stand with us
Left: Truly, God, you are holy and amazing, surprising us with
your steadfast love.
All: Truly, we can find wisdom and truth in honoring you
and practicing your ways.


We have heard the good news: Jesus died and rose again,
and he continues to come to us with healing.
So too we may die, but God will raise us up to new life.
We too may die to the lies and pretenses that surround us,
but God’s new creation is being born among us here and now.
May it be so! Amen and amen.
—Linda Gehman Peachey, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Bible readings for today: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c; Psalm 111; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19.
Bible readings for next Sunday: Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14–4:5; Luke 18:1-8.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2015 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Cover design by Paul Stocksdale; © 2015 Church of the Brethren. Printed in the USA. 10-9-16