Manchester Community Church
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Where people count and Christ is honored.

April 4, 2021 Easter Sunday


                                 Manchester Community Church                          

                                                                  April 4, 2021   10:00 a.m.

                                                                                  Easter Sunday


                                                             Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

                                                      Alec Rogers, Pastoral Assistant


Prelude                                                                                                         Annabell Curtis


Solo                            “Were You There?”                                                Jean Davenport                     

                      (Continued from Tenebrae Service)


Words of Praise “Glory, Glory, Glory, He has Risen”                            Pastor Don

Response                   “He is Risen, Indeed”                                      Congregation


Duet    “Then Came the Morning”                                                        Joan Morgan & Jean Davenport

Welcome & Call to Worship                                                           Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Opening Hymn      “Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”  (Back cover)     


*Responsive Reading

   If for this life only we have hoped in Christ we are all to be pitied.


   But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead.  The first

   fruits of those who have fallen asleep.


   For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the

   resurrection of the dead.


   For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.


   The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But

   thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus  


*Gloria Patri


The Bedecking of the Cross                                                      Youth Group


Old Testament Reading        Isaiah 25:6-9                               Deacon Joan Morgan

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                                 Pastor Don


Solo                  “O Praise the Name”                                           Don Sweeney

Offering    (Plates are at the door as you leave.  The money to be 

                   used by the Deacons and Pastor to help those in need)

 Prayer of Thanks                                                                         Pastor Don


*Hymn of Faith           “The Day of Resurrection”    (Back cover)


Gospel Reading              Mark 16:1-8                                        Pastor Alec Rogers

Sermon                           Risen Indeed                                      Pastor Alec             


Duet                “No More Night”                                               Joan Morgan & Jean Davenport


Parting Words and Benediction                                              Pastor Don

*The Lifting of the Cross of Flowers         Moderator Don Sweeney

*Hymn of Consecration        “Lift High the Cross”    (Back cover)                    

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis






*Please stand if possible


Deacon for the month                                      Deacon Joan Morgan

Ushers:                       Deanna Mosher Hallett & Margaret Harrington



 To access Sunday Services Recordings on Church’s website on the bottom of the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link in blue


                Manchester Community Church      

      21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

     Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

     Office 207-622-0738     

           Pastor’s hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

          Pastor Don is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838.

Church web site:

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Mary Cloutier, Webmaster

                                     Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

     Annabell Curtis, Organist


“Christ the Lord Is Risen Today”


Christ the Lord is ris’n to-day, Al-le-lu-ia!

Sons of men and an-gels say; Al-le-lu-ia!

Raise your joys and tri-umphs high, Al-le-lu-ia!

Sing, ye heav’ns, and earth re-ply; Al-le-lu-ia!


Soar we now where Christ has led, Al-le-lu-ia!

Fol-l’wing our ex-alt-ed Head, Al-le-lu-ia!

Made like Him, like Him we rise, Al-le-lu-ia!

Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Al-le-lu-ia!



“The Day of Resurrection”


The day of res-ur-rec-tion!  Earth, tell it out a-broad;

The Pass-o-ver of glad-ness, The Pass-o-ver of God. 

From death to life e-ter-nal, From earth un-to the sky,

Our Christ hath brought us o-ver  With hymns of vic-to-ry.


Now let the heav’ns be joy-ful!  Let earth her song be-gin!

The world re-sound in tri-umph, And all that is there in;

Let all things seen and un-seen Their notes of glad-ness blend;

For Christ the Lord hath ris-en, Our Joy that hath no end.



“Lift High the Cross”


Refrain:     Lift high the Cross, the love of Christ pro-claim,

Till all the world a-dore His sa-cred name.


Come, Chris-tians, fol--low where our Sav-ior trod,

Our King vic-to-rious, Christ, the Son of God.     Refrain






             Manchester Community Church      

                 Established 1833


            Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport

                   Pastoral Assistant Alec Rogers


             “Where people count and Christ is honored”