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December 3, 2017

                                 Manchester Community Church

        December 3, 2017 10:00 a.m.

                  First Sunday of Advent                


Prelude                                                                    Annabell Curtis


                                                               Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon


Hanging of the Greens                                                     The Deacons


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 124         “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”


Responsive Reading  #709       “Psalm 100”          Deacon Gagnon

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Service of Baptism     Elias Jacob Cormier           Pastor Don


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                “Candles of Advent”                      MCC Choir

Lighting of the Advent Candles                              Gagnon Family


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                                                                    Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 134                     “Emmanuel”


Scripture Lesson      Page 3             Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon                The Meek Peacemakers             Pastor Don


Service of Holy Communion

*Hymn            Page 286   (Vs 1)   “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible

Ushers for December                          Karen Guillemette & Bud Ware              

Deacon of the Month                           Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon           

Deacons Serving Communion            Dick Cutliffe & Arlene Gagnon    

Coffee Hour:                                                  Lynn, Joan, Rose & Jean


Coming Events   


December         today       10:15/11:30 a.m.        Sunday School/Adult School

                         6                      6:15 p.m.         Choir

                         6                     7:00 p.m.          Deacons Meeting

                        10                     6:00 p.m.          Executive Board

                        14                     12 Noon            Ladies Christmas Dinner

                        15                     5:30 p.m.          Christmas Pot Luck Supper



Today we joyfully Baptize Elias Jacob Cormier, born July 25, 2017, Son of Kyle Joseph Cormier & Jaime Lynn Newcombe and the Grandson of Linda Newcombe.


The Swags on the front doors were made by Debbie Violette in memory of her dad, Walter Mooers and Joanne Thurston.


Tables for your Church Family Christmas Card are ready in Johnson Hall.


John Gragg is putting together the Christmas Food Baskets. If anyone would like to provide items, a list of what is needed will be on the bulletin board. Any monies donated will go toward purchasing the turkeys.


If anyone knows of a local family in need please contact John Gragg.  This info will be kept confidential.


Anyone interested in serving on a committee or as an officer of the Church, please see a member of the Nominating Committee: Pastor Don, Don S., Deanna, Lynn, Arlene, Roger, Leon and Cheryl."


Annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper will be December 15th at 5:30 p.m.  Please being a casserole or salad for the supper. 




 Announcement Sheets for the Deacon of the Day to read are available on the back table in the Sanctuary.   




Services are now being video recorded from Sept. 10th on.  To access them, go to the Church’s website on the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link or click on 2017 Sermon Titles, bulletins link and click on Manchester Community Church services link. Then click on the service you want to watch and it should open to view. 



                                       “Prayer Vine”


Heidi Smith Arsenault, Carol Ballard, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Bob Bond, Asher Bragdon, Sam Cabot, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Sarah Chisar, Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, Marty Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Pat Drost, families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, John Gragg, Kevin Haley, T. Hallett, Gina Harford, Bill Hawksley & family, Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Gladys Keene, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Donna Misner, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Bob Pushard, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Andy & Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, Dottie Turmelle,  Harold Webber, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy Ware’s brother),  Members of our Armed Forces and their families.


If there are any names that need to be added or taken off the Prayer Vine please leave a note in the “Secretary/Clerk” Mail Box in Johnson Hall. Thanks


Manchester Community Church

Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

    Church 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

             Arlene Gagnon, Senior Deacon

                                          Annabell Curtis, Organist