Manchester Community Church
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September 26, 2021

Manchester Community Church              

          The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor           

                     Alec Rogers, Assistant Pastor

                     September 26, 2021, 10: 00 A.M.

                        18th Sunday after Pentecost   

                                 All are welcome here!


Prelude                                                                              Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                      Deacon Joan Morgan


Call to Worship                                                                Pastor Don  


*Opening Hymn #514     “In My Heart There Rings a Melody”

Responsive Reading #661      Christian Love           Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri #623 


Anthem               “God’s Hand Holds Each Tomorrow”

Deacon’s Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Deacon Morgan

Choral Amen                                                                 MCC Choir



Offertory                      Selected Songs                     Annabell Curtis

*Doxology #625 & Prayer                                         Deacon Morgan


Hymn  #433             “Sweet Hour of Prayer”        (Seated)


Gospel Reading            John 15:9-17                        Pastor Don


Sermon                       “Abide in Love”                     Pastor Don


*Closing Hymn #419        “Abide With Me”      (Vss. 1, 3 & 5)

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don           

*Postlude                                                  Annabell Curtis


*   Please stand if possible




Minister of Worship                       Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport                        

Deacon of the Day                                            Deacon Joan Morgan

Ushers of the Day                Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber  



Please wear a mask during worship today.  Our hope is to get rid of the masks as soon as possible based on the safety of our worshippers.  




Autumn began September 22nd


October 16th – Homemade Chicken Pies for Sale -  It has been decided to not hold a chicken pie supper but to hold a chicken pie drive thru sale.  Therefore we will have a “Drive thru Chicken Pie Sale” on October 16th from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.  The homemade chicken pies will be $10 each and order forms are available in the front hall.  These pies are just chicken meat with gravy but no veggies and no dessert. They are also made with love.  Please place your order early so we will know how many pies to make. 




Undie Sunday


Tabitha’s Closet is a clothing ministry and has been distributing, at no cost, underwear to countless families. Tabitha is in need of new underwear in all sizes from toddler to adult. We most especially need teen boy and large men’s underwear. Please consider donating to this project. Cash gifts are also gratefully accepted by Lynn. Thank you for your help.












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, George Baker (Wanita’s brother), Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Rose & Warren Benner, Robin Blake, 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), Richard Dunlap (Margaret’s brother), Geraldine French, Larry French Jr. (Deb Maddox’s mother & brother), Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), T. Hallett, Emily Hartung (Honky’s daughter-in-law), Bill Hawksley & family, Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Joshua, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, Bev Savage, 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





            September 26, 2021 

  “Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost”










     Manchester Community Church                                                                                                                                                                                            

                 Established 1833


        The Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport

                    Alec Rogers Assistant Pastor




             “Where people count and Christ is honored”