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”

   September 10, 2017 No.36 Vol. LI


9:30 Sunday School

Anabaptist Essentials, led by Glenn Zendt

10:30 Worship Service

We Gather

Opening Song
Call to Worship
Opening Prayer

We Praise

Congregational Singing

We Hear

Children’s Time Scripture Reading: Exodus 12:1-17 Sermon: Remembering the Passover

We Respond

Congregational Prayer Time
Closing Song

Today's Leaders


*Song Leader: Joe Shenk         *Worship Leader:Marlene Wenger
*Accompanist: Sandy Carter  

Pastor Kevin Gasser



Church Council will meet this Wednesday at 7:00pm. Devotions: Garlan.

If you are interested in serving as greeters this church year, please choose a month and sign up in the foyer.

We are collecting funds for Mennonite Disaster Service as they respond to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Please earmark checks appropriately.

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. Please come and support our newest members: Denay True, Heavenli Yoder, Isaac, Luke, and Ben Huyard. 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. Directions are available in the foyer.

Please pray for:

  • Those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
  • Artis Mules as she undergoes treatment for breast cancer.
  • Gary Mules as he heals from a broken ankle.
  • The victims of hate and terrorism around the world.

The Passover



Exodus 12:1-17English Standard Version (ESV) The Passover


1 The Lord said to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, 2 “This month shall be for you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year for you. 3 Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats, 6 and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight. 7 “Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it. 8 They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts. 10 And you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn. 11 In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord's Passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the Lord. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. 14 “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations, as a statute forever, you shall keep it as a feast. 15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven out of your houses, for if anyone eats what is leavened, from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day you shall hold a holy assembly, and on the seventh day a holy assembly. No work shall be done on those days. But what everyone needs to eat, that alone may be prepared by you. 17 And you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this very day I brought your hosts out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day, throughout your generations, as a statute forever.

Staunton Mennonite Church

Photo by A. D. Strickland

Sunday, September 3 2017
Worship Attendance - 52
Offering - $1,776.00

Next Sunday, Septenber 17, 2017
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.