Living in Ordinary Time: “The Sent Community”
July 7, 2013
HWB = Hymnal: A Worship Book; STJ = Sing the Journey, STS = Sing the Story
Praising God
Gathering hymn: HWB 4, Unto thy temple, Lord, we come
Prelude: “O day of peace” (Charles Callahan)
Call to worship: HWB 681
STS 113 I will stand in the congregation
HWB 49 From all that dwell below the skies
Hearing the Word
Children’s time
Epistle reading: Galatians 6:7-16
Old Testament reading: Isaiah 66:10-14
HWB 100 Praise him, praise him!
Gospel reading: Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Sermon: “An Immigrant Mission”
HWB 407 We are people of God’s peace
Offering our “First-fruits”
In gratitude and worship, we offer the first and best of who we are and what we
have, to be used for God’s mission in the world. [Deuteronomy 26:1-11]
Offertory: “Andante” (Joseph Hector Fiocco)
Doxology [stand if you are able . . . words below, music in HWB 48]
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise God all creatures here below; Alleluia! Alleluia!
Praise God the source of all our gifts!
Praise Jesus Christ whose power uplifts!
Praise the Spirit! Holy Spirit! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Text: Thomas Ken, adapted. Gilbert Viera, 1978, reprinted under OneLicense.net A-701540
Prayers of the congregation
when leader says, “In your mercy, Lord”. . . respond, “hear our prayer”
Ending with the Lord’s Prayer . . .
We go forth
STJ 73
The Lord lift you up
David Evans, sermon • Steve Shenk, worship leader • Judy Bomberger, music
leader • John Fast, organ • Nathan May, Lucinda Swartzentruber, musicians •
Nathan & Melodie May, children’s time • Shirley B. Yoder, Beth Krall,
readers • Donna Shank, visuals • Pastors Ross Erb, Barbara Moyer Lehman,
and Phil Kniss, post-service greeters
Today’s speaker, David Evans, is a professor at Eastern Mennonite Seminary,
where he trains ministers to bring news that not only sounds good, but also
promotes peace. He is a member of the United Methodist Church as well as a
former pastor and a community development professional. Dr. Evans is
interested in untangling the web of church missions and nationalist
allegiances as well as helping Christians understand the racial and religious
cultures that have produced them. He is married to Faith Evans and father to
his two sons, Isaac and Solomon. David would like to be known as someone
who laughs often, lives with passion, and loves deeply.
1600 College Avenue • Harrisonburg, VA 22802 • (540)434-1604
[email protected] • www.pvmchurch.org • facebook.com/pvmchurch
. . . a community of communities engaged in God’s mission
Pastor: Phil Kniss
Program & Support Staff:
Judy Bomberger, music director
Associate Pastors:
John Fast, organist
Barbara Moyer Lehman, nurture & pastoral care
Karen Moshier-Shenk, choir dir.
Ross Erb, children, youth & families
Elders: Bonnie Stutzman, chair; Gloria Diener; Phil Jane Eanes, office administrator
Joanne Gallardo, office assistant
Helmuth, Shirley B. Yoder; Edgar Miller
Warren Bock, lead custodian
Congregational Chair: Ken Seitz
Church Office Hours
Open 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
(except 9-9:15 for morning prayers)
Front office staffed by Jane Eanes 9-2, and Joanne Gallardo 2-5
Pastors’ days off: Monday for Phil and Ross, Friday for Barbara
July 7, 2013
No. 27
WELCOME, VISITORS! – We’re glad you joined us in worship today.
• A “Welcome Table” in the foyer has a lot of useful information. Fill out a
visitor card and leave it there, or hand it to an usher, greeter, or pastor.
• Nursery available for children age 3 and under.
• Large print hymnals and bulletins on the table in the foyer.
• Hearing assistance units are available at the sound booth.
• Beverages are served in fellowship hall after the service. Please join us!
• DVDs or CDs of the service available in the library to borrow or purchase.
WORSHIP (9:30-10:45 a.m.)
Infants- 3 years (combined nurseries for the summer, meeting in upstairs
room) Helen Nafziger and Gloria Diener
[Next week: Heather Benin and Kayla Leaman]
FELLOWSHIP BREAK (15 min.) Beverages and visiting in fellowship hall.
SUNDAY SCHOOL (11:00-12:00) Classes for all ages. Everyone welcome.
Children’s Sunday School and nursery will resume in September
Colloquy (Fireplace rm) – DVD: Christianity in America #5, “Homegrown
Saints”: Myron Augsburger
Elective class (Conf Rm) – Resumes in September
Logos (Rm 3) – Sermon discussion: Ervin Stutzman
Prayer – Prayer Room is available downstairs for silent meditation
SALT (Rm 11) – “Temple Restored” Ezra 3:8-13: John Stahl
Shalom (Rm 7) – Part 3 of 3, Memorable hymn stories: John Horst
SupportNet.com (Rm 16) – Sermon discussion
Yalla (Balcony) – Will resume in September
SUNDAY: PVMC Retreat registration begins during coffee time, foyer
Monthly blood pressure checks, 10:45, library
WEDNESDAY: Mennonite Women monthly meeting, 9 a.m., fireplace room
MYF gathering at PVMC, 7 p.m.
24-26 Virginia Mennonite Conference Annual Assembly at EMHS
School kit assembly
23-25 Save the date: PVMC weekend church retreat at Brethren Woods
Pastoral whereabouts: Pastor Phil will be away on vacation from Friday
through Sunday, July 12-14. As well, Pastor Ross will be away on vacation for
the week of July 13-20.
August retreat registration begins today. You will find a table set up in the
foyer just outside the fellowship hall. Extra retreat brochures will be available
and staff will be there to help answer questions and receive payments. There
will also be sign-up sheets for the Saturday morning golf, bike ride, and a
clean-up crew at the end. A staffed registration table will continue each week
through August 18 to assist in this process. Also, online registration is now
available! Visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/HYB6S8Q to quickly and easily
complete your registration (Send payments to the church office.)
Penny Power offerings: Our children will be collecting your coins for Penny
Power each Sunday starting this week (through the end of September), and our
total collection will go to MCC efforts to assist displaced people in war-town
countries. Thanks for bringing your extra change for the children!
Mennonite Women will meet Wednesday morning, July 10 at 9 a.m. Last
names beginning with M-Z will provide the lunch. Many hands are needed to
string school kits, knot comforts and quilt. Pastor Barbara Moyer Lehman will
be sharing during our devotional period.
School Kits: If you would prefer to fill a school kit bag(s) individually or as a
family, help yourself to bags on the table in the foyer. Note the list of supplies
needed. If the 120 bags on the table are filled, the goal of 1,500 for MCC will be
The Adult Bible Study pupils booklets and Teachers guide for Spring 2013
(Beyond The Present Time) used by the SALT class have disappeared from
Room 11. Another class wishes to use the material. Anyone knowing about
this material please notify John Martin.
Coffeehouse Fundraiser for Michaela Mast: Come and enjoy a night of
music, dessert, and laughter, as well as details about Michaela Mast’s
upcoming semester in Romania. Join us at 1592 CF Pours Drive (just off of
Acorn Dr.) on July 16 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. If planning to attend, please RSVP
at [email protected] or (540)246-1656. All are welcome!
Patchwork Pantry is in need of volunteers to assist with the children's
activities each Wednesday evening from 6:00-8:00pm at Community
Mennonite Church. This program provides a space for the children while their
parents are waiting to receive their food. It is a much needed service and a
great way for families to participate in this community effort! If interested,
contact Deena Gakos at (540) 236 8321 or [email protected] or
Lynette Mast at (540) 810 2060 or [email protected]
Last Sunday: Worship attendance: 230; Faith Promise offering: $8,488.32