Manchester Community Church
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Where people count and Christ is honored.

Dec. 1, 2019 First Sunday in Advent

                          Manchester Community Church                 

    

                                      December 1, 2019  

                                    10:00 a.m.

                                               First Sunday in Advent

                                               The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

 

Prelude                                                                          Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                   Deacon Jean Davenport

 

Introit                                                                             MCC Choir

Call to Worship                                                              Pastor Don 

Hanging of the Greens   

*Opening Hymn   Pg.  435    “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

 

Unison Reading  #696              Psalm 24                      Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

Lighting of the Advent Candle                                     Lynn Sweeney

Small Talk                                     S.S. Superintendent Cheryl Cutliffe

 

Anthem      “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus”              MCC Choir

 

Pastor’s Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                   Deacon Davenport    

Choral Amen                                                             MCC Choir     

 

Offering                                                                     

0ffertory                                                                     Annabelle Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                    Pastor Don

           

 Hymn   (Seated)     Pg. 297              “I Love to Tell the Story:

Scripture Reading                                                    Pastor Don   

 

Sermon                                                                     Pastor Don

Service of Holy Communion                                     Pastor Don

*Hymn         Pg.286    “Bless Be the Tie That Binds”   (Vs.1) 

 

*Benediction                                                          Pastor Don    

 

 

*Postlude                                                                 Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible

 

Deacon of the week:                                     Deacon Jean Davenport

Communion Servers          Deacons Joan Morgan & Jean Davenport                    

Ushers:                                                 Bud Ware & Karen Guillemette  

Coffee Hour:                                                   Lynn, Jean, Joan & Rose

 

Coming Event

Dec.              today             10:15/11:30 a.m.             SS/Adult S.S.

                        3                       9:30 a.m.                Discussion Group

                        4                      6:15 p.m.                 Choir

                        4                       7:00 p.m.                Deacons

                        6                      5:30 p.m.                 Family Pot Luck Supper

 

Adult Sunday School Assignments:

12/1                 Resisting the Devil      James 4

12/8                 Vices/Virtues               Galatians 5

12/15               God’s Armor               Ephesians 6

12/22               God’s Faithfulness      1 Thessalonians 5

 

Jesus: A new vision by Marcus Borg is the “focus” for the Discussion Group. Back on Tuesdays.   All are welcome. 

 

The first Sunday in December there will be tables in Johnson Hall for Christmas cards to share with church friends.

 

Dec. 6th Annual Christmas Family Potluck Supper @ 5:30 p.m.  Please bring a main dish or salad to share.  Dessert and drinks will be provided by the Social Committee.  There is a signup sheet on the bulletin board in Johnson Hall.  Pastor Don will be singing a song he has written for this occasion!  Please bring an wrapped ornament to play the Ornament Swap Game.

 

Dec. 7th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Salvation Army Kettle Bell Ringing volunteers needed at Wal-Mart (Merchandise side).  Signup in back of Sanctuary.

 

Dec. 12th at noon downstairs the Ladies Group will hold their annual Christmas Dinner Meeting.  Please bring a $5 wrapped gift to swap after Bingo!

 

“Blessings Food Basket” in the Sanctuary & across the street in the school bus shelter.  Please remember this very important & much needed mission.  Food items that will not freeze.

To access Sunday Services Recordings - go to the Church’s website www.manchestercommunitychurch.com on the bottom of the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link or click on 2017 Sermon Titles, Bulletins link; click on Manchester Community Church services link. Then click on the service you want to watch.

    

                        “Prayer Vine”

 

Roger Bachelder & family, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Maxine Buxton (Donna Misner’s sister), Denise Cerrell, Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Al Culmond, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Bill & Kim Dowling, Pat Drost, Ryan Gauthier, Vern Gettig, Marjorie Hall (Barbara’s mother), T. Hallett, Bill Hawksley & family, Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Ruby Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Scott Lyon & family, Family of Loryn McCollett, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Donna Michaud, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Family of Lionel Pelletier, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Louise Perkins, Phyllis, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Ralph Sargent (Sandy Jackson’s uncle), Julia Scheirer (Pastor Don & Jean’s granddaughter), Leon Strout, Peggy Struck,  Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy’s brother). Members of our Armed Forces and families.

 

Please let Deanna know of any names that should be added or when God has answered prayers, any names that can come off. 

 

 

                           “Manchester Community Church”   

       21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

 

     Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor  don.s.davenport@gmail.com

Church office 207-622-0738 manchester.community.church1833@gmail.com     

           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:  www.manchestercommunitychurch.com

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

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Mary Cloutier, Webmaster mncltr@gmail.com

             Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

                                          Annabell Curtis, Organist