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May 13, 2018

    Manchester Community Church

             May 13, 2018 10:00 a.m.

                     Seventh Sunday of Easter                  

                                 He Is Risen        

    Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis



Welcome/Announcements                                Deacon Rose Benner

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir



Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn               Page 556                  “Now Thank We All Our God”



Responsive Reading    #632      Forgiveness          Deacon Benner

*Gloria Patri   Page 623



Installation of New Member, Susan Chilton

Small Talk                                                                  Stella & Harold


Anthem    “His Eye Is on the Sparrow””       MCC Choir & Dick Cutliffe

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don


Choral Amen




Offertory                                                                    Dick Cutliffe 

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn (Seated)           Page 534         “She Will Be Called Blessed”


Scripture Lesson      Page 68     Luke 15:11-24      Pastor Don

Sermon                         “Far-off”                           Pastor Don




Service of Communion

*Hymn                                    Page 560         “For the Beauty of the Earth”



*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don    


Sung Response        Back cover     “Go Now in Peace”  

 *Postlude                                                                  Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Deacon of the Month                                         Deacon Rose Benner


Ushers for May                                      Sue Bourne & Arlene Gagnon                                 

Coffee Hour:                                   Debbie Violette & Sandy Jackson




                                                                        Coming Events      

May              Today           10:15/11:30 a.m.        Sunday School/Adult Class

                         14                    6”00 p.m.          Bldg Committee

                         15                   9:30 a.m.        “Spiritual Literacy” Discussion

                         16                   6:15 p.m.          Choir

                         20                  after church         Crew to carry items upstairs

                         23           3:30 – 6:00 p.m.         Spring Fling Sale & Cookout

                       25-26        9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Spring Sale & Luncheon



“Spiritual Literacy”- the Sacred in everyday life discussed every Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome.


May 20th Second Annual Softball Game.  Sign-up sheet in Johnson Hall.

May 23rd Wednesday the Future’s Group will hold a cookout with early shopping from our upcoming Spring Sale from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. to go along with the Elementary School Ice Cream Social.  We furnish supper and they furnish dessert.  The best of both worlds!  Come and eat and shop early!

Spring Sale & Luncheon will be held on May 25th & 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  We are looking for clean and in good condition items for our sale along with clean clothes both adult and children.  Please bring them in ASAP and leave them downstairs.

Missions is asking for help to keep the food basket located across the street in the school bus shelter supplied with food items for the community.  Each month two or three items will be asked for.  This month would you please bring in cans of soup, crackers and/or boxes of mac. & cheese. You can drop them off in the Community Food Basket across the street or the basket in the back of the Sanctuary.


Anyone new or if your address, phone number or email has changed let Arlene Gagnon or Deanna Mosher Hallett know so the registers are correct.                                



Announcement Sheets for the Deacon of the Day are on the back table.



Announcement:  The Building Committee met Monday night and chose Pat VanOrman & Deanna Mosher Hallett as Co-chairs.  They plan to meet on Monday evenings at 6 p.m.  Members include: Deanna M. Hallett, Pat VanOrman, Joan Morgan (Secretary), Rose Benner, Jean Davenport, Arlene Gagnon, Margaret Harrington, Jackie Herber, Bob Landry, Debbie Maddox, Beverly Savage, Leon Strout, Lynn Sweeney, Pastor Don and Moderator Don Sweeney are Ex-Officio Members.

To access Sunday Services Recordings - go to the Church’s website 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”

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, family of Helen Bitter, Asher Bragdon, Lillian Bragg, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, Marty Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Kim Dowling, Pat Drost, families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Anne Goldrup, 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, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Doreen MacArthur (the Plante’s sister-in-law), Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Lynn Messenger, Donna Misner, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Bob Pushard, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Peggy Struck, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Dottie Turmelle, Pat VanOrman, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy Ware’s brother), Phyllis & John Wing. Members of our Armed Forces and families.

Please leave a note in the “Secretary/Clerk” mail box in Johnson Hall for any names that need to be added or taken off the Prayer Vine.  Thank you.



“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