Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

February 21, 2021



Manchester Community Church                                                   

                                           February 21, 2021   10:00 a.m.

                                               The First Sunday in Lent


                              The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

                              Pastoral Assistant Alec Rogers


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                Deacon Margaret Harrington


Call to Worship                                                          Pastor Alec

*Opening Hymn                “Jesus, I Come”         


First Reading                     Isaiah 58:6-11              Deacon Harrington

*Gloria Patri


Special Music           “Down by the Riverside”           “Gospelairs”                                                                  Don, Pastor Don, Jean & Joan


Congregational Reading        (See Insert)      Psalm 25:1-10

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer   


Hymn                                  “Just As I Am”


Gospel Reading                   Mark 1:9-15                   Pastor Alec

Sermon                               “Forty Days”                  Pastor Alec


*Hymn                          “Moment by Moment”



*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible



Deacon of the Month:                            Deacon Margaret Harrington

Ushers:                                        Debbie Violette & Annette Peabody


Offering Plates are available in the back of the Sanctuary.

“Jesus, I Come”

Out of my bond-age, sor-row and night, Je-sus, I come, Je-sus, I come; Into Thy free-dom, glad-ness and light, Je-sus, I come to Thee.  Out of my sick-ness into Thy health, Out of my want and into Thy wealth, Out of my sin and into Thy-self, Je-sus, I come to Thee.


Out of the fear and dread of the tomb, Je-sus, I come, Je-sus, I come; Into the joy and light of Thy home, Je-sus, I come to Thee.  Out of the depths of ruin un-told, Into the peace of Thy shel-ter-ing fold, Ever Thy glo-rious face to be-hold, Je-sus, I come to Thee.



“Just As I Am”

Just as I am, with-out one plea But that Thy blood was shed for

me, And that Thou bidd’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God,

I come! I come!


Just as I am, Thou wilt re-ceive, Wilt wel-come, par-don,

cleanse, relieve, Be-cause Thy prom-ise I be-lieve, O Lamb of God,

I come! I come!



“Moment by Moment”

Dy-ing with Je-sus, by death reck-oned mine; Liv-ing with Je-sus a new life di-vine; Look-ing to Je-sus till glory deth shine, Mo-ment by mo-ment, O Lord, I am Thine.  Refrain


Nev-er a weak-ness that He doth not feel, Nev-er a sick-ness that He can-not heal; Mo-ment by mo-ment, in woe or in weal, Je-sus my Sav-ior a-bides with me still.  Refrain


Refrain: Mo-ment by mo-ment I’m kept in His love; Mo-ment by mo-ment I’ve life from a-bove; Look-ing to Je-sus till glo-ry doth shine; Mo-ment by mo-ment, O Lord, I am Thine.



Flowers on the Altar are in memory of Walter Mooers Sr . from his family Catherine, Walter & Debbie


There will be a Special Membership Meeting on February 28th following our church service to elect members of a Pulpit Committee.


Thank you for abiding by the 6 foot safety precautions and wearing a mask.

Food donations needed for the ongoing    “Community Food Baskets”.


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.


Our “Prayer Vine” is very important and much needed. To keep it updated, please let Deanna know of names that need to go on and “when God has answered your prayer” names that can come off.


                        “Prayer Vine”

Brin Amberlee, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Wanita Baker, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Dee Dee Black, Maxine Bouchard, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Randy Burnham, Denise Cerrell, Prescott & Richardyne Chapman (Teresa’s parents), Al Culmond, Addie Cumler, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Elly Decker, Richard Dunlap, (Margaret’s brother), Arlene Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), T. Hallett, Linda Havey (Sue Havey’s sister), Sue Havey, Bill Hawksley & family, Angie & Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s daughter/son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Joshua, Katie/ Alison/ Alana (Bob Landry’s granddaughters), Gladys Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Scott Lyon & family, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Dave Poulin, Dallas Price, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, Ralph Sargent (Sandy Jackson’s uncle),  Bev Savage, Julia Scheirer (Pastor Don & Jean’s granddaughter), Leon Strout, Peggy Struck, Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Ed Tilson, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy Ware’s Great Grandson), Lou Turmelle, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, America and our Armed Forces and families.



                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










             Manchester Community Church      

                   Established 1833



              Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport




               “Where people count and Christ is honored”