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”

  August 27, 2017 No.34 Vol. LI


9:30 Social Time

No Social Time this Week

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Song - 124 HWB
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing - 578, 582, 573 HWB

We Hear

Children’s Time
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5: 11-21
Sermon: “First to be Reconciled”

We Respond

Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Song - 93 SJ

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Glenn Zendt         *Worship Leader:Garlan Yoder 
*Accompanist: Sandy Carter  

Pastor Kevin Gasser



All are welcome to a Fellowship Meal after today’s worship service.

There are flyers and signs available in the social hall to advertise for the MCC Relief Sale. There are also pie pans available for food donations.

Applebutter boiling will be held throughout the day September 16 at Friendship Park in Stuarts Draft. See Nelson for more information.

There will be a church picnic and baptism service on September 17 at Todd Lake. After church all are invited to bring lawn chairs, food, horseshoes, and volleyballs to the Todd Lake picnic area. The baptism will take place after the meal.

The annual Mennonite Women of Virginia retreat will be held November 10-12 at the Natural Bridge Historic Hotel and Conference Center. Please see the bulletin board for more information.

You can reserve your copy of the new biography of Harold and Arlene Eshleman and their lives of service to others. See poster and brochure on the bulletin board. Contact Randy Kiser (337-4207) if interested.

Mailing address for Leah Huyard:

Leah Huyard
Hesston College
PO Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062

Please pray for:

  • Grayson Yoder as his foot heals and he navigates school on crutches.
  • Peggy Blosser as she undergoes a procedure this Tuesday to correct her heart arrhythmia.
  • Artis Mules as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
  • The victims of hate and terrorism around the world.

2 Corinthians 5:11-21New International Version (NIV)
The Ministry of Reconciliation
11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an opportunity to take pride in us, so that you can answer those who take pride in what is seen rather than in what is in the heart. 13 If we are “out of our mind,” as some say, it is for God; if we are in our right mind, it is for you. 14 For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. 21 God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, August 13 2017
Worship Attendance - 44
Offering - $1,185.00

Next Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday School ~  Garlan Yoder
Worship Leader ~
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.