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February 11, 2018

                                  Manchester Community Church

           February 11, 2018 10:00 a.m.

                                                   Transfiguration Sunday            


Prelude                                                                      Annabell Curtis


                              Deacon Joan Morgan

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir


Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 369         “O Jesus, I Have Promised”


Responsive Reading #680              “Joy”                Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                      “Life Is a Gift”                          MCC Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                                                                    Dick Cutliffe 

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn (Seated)           Page 383          “Open Our Eyes, Lord”                


Scripture Lesson      Page 16     Matthew 17:1-8    Pastor Don


Sermon                “Judging Yourself”                   Pastor Don


*Hymn            Page 270         “Wonderful Words of Life”                


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don  

*Choral Response                (Inside back cover)

 *Postlude                                                                  Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Deacon of the Month                                         Deacon Joan Morgan    

Ushers for February                      Debbie Johnson & Debbie Violette                 

Coffee Hour:                    Terry & Leon Strout and Theresa Farrington  


                                                                        Coming Events     

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

                      today      11:30 a.m.         Youth Group Sledding (after church)

                        13         9:30 a.m.         “Spiritual Literacy” Reading

                        13         5:30 p.m.         Shrove Tuesday Supper

                        14         6:15 p.m.         Choir

                        14         7”00 p.m.          Ash Wednesday Communion


Flowers on the Altar are in memory of Paul Gagnon, Delma Gagnon & Claudia Arnold for their birthdays.



“Spiritual Literacy” – Reading the Sacred in everyday life by Frederic & MaryAnn Brussat began on Feb. 6th and is being discussed every Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Everyone is welcome and the cost of the book is $5.25.  If you have any questions, ask Pastor Don or Bev Savage.


Youth Group will have hot chocolate & light refreshments after church downstairs and then go sledding at the Augusta Country Club today.  Please be prepared with snowsuits, sleds, tubes, etc.  Parents are also invited along with anyone else who would like to participate.


Shrove (Fat) Tuesday Supper, February 13th.  An old Christian practice to get rid of the fat and sugar in the house by serving pancakes the night before Ash Wednesday.  The object is to get ready for “Fasting of Lent”.  In many countries it is called “Mardi Gras” which means “Fat Tuesday” A sign-up sheet is in Johnson Hall, please sign if you are coming.  All welcome. 


February 14th at 7:00 p.m. a short Ash Wednesday Communion Service.  All welcome.



Youth Group is still collecting returnable bottles and cans as a fund raiser.  If you have any, please bring them to church and a member of the group will be glad to take them.


Anyone new to the congregation or if you have changed your address, phone number or email please let Arlene Gagnon or Deanna Hallett know so the Storm Call List and the Church Mailing List are correct.   


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, Erik Bates (Sue Bourne’s nephew), Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Bob Bond, Asher Bragdon, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Jeff Chisar, 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, Hasson Jr, Robert, Bill Hawksley & family, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Dorian Jones, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Doreen MacArthur (the Plante’s sister-in-law), Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Darlene Cookson Passardi, family of Francine Poulin, Bob Pushard, Debbie Rollins, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., the family of Andy Struck, Peggy Struck, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Dottie Turmelle, Fred (Van) VanOrman, 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