Manchester Community Church
Monday, August 19, 2019
Where people count and Christ is honored.

December 9, 2018

Manchester Community Church        


             December 9, 2018 

                           10:00 a.m.

              Second Sunday in Advent


Prelude                                                                         Annabell Curtis                

            Welcome/Announcements                                         Deacon Joan Morgan

Hanging of the Greens                                                   Deacons


            Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                        Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 559         “Come, Ye Thankful People Come”


Responsive Reading   #649             The Vine and the Branches

Deacon Morgan    

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

Lighting of the Advent Candle                              The Morgan Family  

Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                                “Tell the Story”                          MCC Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                             Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                                                                                   Dick Cutliffe      

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                                Pastor Don


Hymn (Seated)      Page 561             “We Gather Together”

Scripture Lesson   Page 5      Matthew 6:25-34                      Pastor Don


Sermon                      “Giving Thanks”                             Pastor Don

Holy Communion

*Hymn                        Page 571         “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” (Vss:1 & 4)


*Benediction                                                                   Pastor Don

 *Postlude                                                                       Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month                                          Deacon Joan Morgan

Communion Servers                      Deacons Joan Morgan & Cindy Burnham

Ushers for Sunday                                              Bud Ware & Karen Guillemette

Coffee Hour                                                      Lynn, Jean, Rose & Joan


Coming Events     

Dec.                11                     9:30 a.m.             Bible Discussion Group

                        12               6:15 – 7:00 p.m.       Choir

                        13                    12 Noon           Christmas Ladies Dinner

                        24                    6:00 p.m.             Christmas Eve Service


The Christmas Card tables are up in Johnson Hall for Christmas Cards for your church family.


Due to the holiday, activities & meetings there will be no Adult Sunday School until January 6, 2019.


Ladies Group Christmas Dinner is Dec. 13th at 12 noon downstairs.  Bring a wrapped Christmas gift to swap and a box of cereal.  Cost for dinner is $7.50 – guests welcome!


Salvation Army Bell Ringing volunteers needed to represent MCC on Saturday, Dec. 15th.  A sign-up sheet is available in Johnson Hall.


Poinsettias on Altar for Dec. 23rd -  If you would like to put a poinsettia on the altar please call Teddy Ware 622-5256, Diane Welch 213-8648 or Sue Bourne 623-8855.  The church will be open Sat. Dec. 22nd for drop off.


To order RADA cutlery there is a catalog & order forms in Johnson Hall. Prepaid orders will be received before Christmas


Upcoming “Cabin Fevah Releavah”– Need an earlier start on the scripts than last year, so sign up early if you would like to participate. Sign-up sheet in Johnson Hall.  There will be a part for everyone.


“Blessings Food Basket” in the Sanctuary and across the street in the school bus shelter. Missions have suggested putting in the suggestion box across the street a card with MCC & phone # added asking people what benefits them most: Until we hear back: Mac & cheese, caned bake beans, spaghetti, tuna, soup,  crackers, peanut butter, jelly, fluff, can milk, cereal, pop tarts, etc.

New or if your address, phone or email has changed let Arlene and Deanna know, so the registers are correct.


Deacon’s Announcement Sheets available on the back table.


To access Sunday Service Recordings - go to the Church’s website on the bottom of the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link or click on 2018 Sermon Titles, Bulletins link; click on Manchester Community Church services link. Then click on the service you want to watch.


                        “Prayer Vine”

Carol Ballard, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Len Bettis, Asher Bragdon, Lillian Bragg, Dolores Chandler, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Al Culmone, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Pastor Don, Bill & Kim Dowling, Families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Anne Goldrup, Nancy Gettig, John Gragg, Kevin Haley, T. Hallett, Gina Harford, Robert Hasson Jr, Bill Hawksley & family, Jackie Heath (Dylan & Jayden’s grandmother),  Holly Hersey, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Dorian Jones, Bruce Keene, Gladys Keene, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Lynn Messenger, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Leon Strout, Peggy Struck, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Dottie Turmelle, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy Ware’s brother). Members of our Armed Forces and families.


Please take a look at the Prayer Vine and let Deanna know of any names that should be put on or taken off.           



                           “Manchester Community Church”

      21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

     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