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”

  November 20, 2016 No.46 Vol. L


9:30 Sunday School

“Living Waters,” led by Dwight Huyard

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Songs
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer
Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6

We Praise

Congregational Singing
Second Reading: Psalm 46:1-11
Children’s Time
Epistle Reading: Colossians 1:11-20
Congregational Singing

We Respond

Gospel Reading: Luke 23:33-43
Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Hymns

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Susan and Leah Huyard
*Worship Leader: Marlene Wenger
*Accompaniment: Sandy Carter

Pastor Kevin Gasser



2017 Staunton Mennonite Church calendars are available in the fellowship hall. Feel free to take a few for your family.

The Mennonite Women of Staunton annual Christmas party will be held on December 6 in the conference room at Panera Bread in Waynesboro, beginning at 6:00 pm. Please bring your favorite chocolate candy to exchange, and consider contributing to a Virginia Mennonite Missions Project. See Sonya or Kathy to RSVP, or for more information.

Our monthly Prayer Meeting has been moved to November 30, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Please pray for:

• The ongoing struggles in the Middle East.

• The transfer of power in the United States



Psalm 100:1-2, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.” -KJV

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, November 13, 2016
Worship Attendance - 48
Offering (VMM/VMC): $981.00

Next Sunday, November 27, 2016
Sunday School - Danny Weaver
Worship Leader - Lois Sell
Music Leader - Glen Zendt

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.


Always thankful


(shout) God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in times of trouble!
(loud) God is our refuge and strength.
(moderate) God is our refuge.
(quiet) God is.
(whisper) Be still.
Be still and know.
Be still and know that I am God.
The Lord of hosts is with us.
The God of Jacob is our strength.


Leader: We find it so hard to be still, O God.
People: We are distracted with things to do, bills to pay, people
to please, games to play.
All: How can we be still? Our world is falling apart.
Leader: Carry us, O Holy Spirit, to the river whose streams make
glad the city of God. God is in the midst of that city. It
shall not be moved.


As we leave this time of worship, we pray that you will strengthen
us with your glorious power. Grant us the endurance and the patience
we will need in the week ahead. Fill us with joy and make us
always thankful, for you have rescued us, purchased our freedom,
and forgiven our sins. Amen.
—Harold Schlegel, Morden, Manitoba

Bible readings for today: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43.
Bible readings for next Sunday:
Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44.

Mennonite Worship Bulletins © 2016 MennoMedia, Harrisonburg, Va., and Kitchener, Ont.
Printed in the USA. November 20, 2016. Photo © 2016 David Radcliff. Used by permission.