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November 12, 2017

Manchester Community Church

          November 12, 2017 10:00 a.m.

        23rd Sunday after Pentecost            

This service was held over to November 19th as the Pastor was sick

The service this Sunday was done by Deacon Joan Morgan.                                                            

Prelude                       Annabell Curtis



         Deacon John Gragg


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                               Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 483            “Lead On, O King Eternal”


Responsive Reading  #678     God’s Goodness      Deacon Gragg

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                “Simple Thanks”                           Senior Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                    “As the Deer”                          Jean & Joan

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 590         “This Is the Day”


Scripture Lesson      Page 3             Matthew 5:1-12

Sermon                        Be Glad                                Pastor Don


*Hymn            Page 493         “It Is Well with My Soul”


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Sung Response       (Inside back cover)     “Go Now in Peace”


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis




*Please stand if possible


Ushers for November                          Diane Welch & Karen Michaud                Deacon for the Month                                                                                                    Deacon John Gragg     

Coffee Hour:                                                                Jean Davenport


Coming Events     


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

                               today          after church             Working on fair items

                         14                    6:00 p.m.          Future’s Group

                         15                     6:15 p.m.         Choir

                      17-18      9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     A Touch of Christmas Fair


Assistance needed after church today to carry up items from downstairs and bring down items from the attic for the fair, along with setting up tables in Johnson Hall. 

If you have items for the fair (limited clothing except children’s) please bring in ASAP.  There will be a work day on Monday, Nov. 13th for all workers to set up their tables.


Ticket books for the Theme Raffle Baskets “A Touch of Christmas Fair” Nov. 17 & 18 are available.        Thanks to all that are willing to help out.                               

Theme Baskets:  Children, Christmas, Food, Italian, Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Foods, Theater, Scentsy, Yarn & Gift Cards


Future’s Group is again sponsoring the Samanitan’s Purse Shoe Box Program with items for children at Christmas in third world countries.  Deadline to bring your filled box in is today: Thank you for your support.


John Gragg has volunteered again this year to put together the Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.  If anyone would like to provide items for the baskets a list of what is needed is on the bulletin board.  Any monies donated will go toward purchasing the turkeys.


If anyone knows of a local family in need please contact John Gragg.  This info will be kept confidential.


Anyone interested in serving on a committee or as an officer of the Church, please see a member of the Nominating Committee: Pastor Don, Don S., Deanna, Lynn, Arlene, Roger, Leon and Cheryl."


Winthrop United Methodist Church proudly welcomes The Mt. View High School Chamber Singers “Carols in the Round” on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 pm.  Free will offering and light refreshments to follow.

 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, Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Bob Bond, Asher Bragdon, Sam Cabot, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), 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, Bill Hawksley & family, Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Gladys Keene, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Donna Misner, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Bob Pushard, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Andy & Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, VanOrman family on the passing of Fred’s sister, Teddy Ware, 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