Manchester Community Church
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2013 Sermon Titles and Links to Audio Files

Links to weekly bulletins, photos and audio of sermons etc.

The underline date link will take you to the bulletin and the underline sermon link will take you to the media page.  If you do not see this sermon's audio file listed, click "most recent" on the media page.


March 29, 2015 "Hosanna In the Highest {Heaven}"


March 22, 2015 "Troubled Souls Wanted"


March 15, 2015 "Come to the Light"


March 8, 2015 "Believe the Word"

The maid and the Sunday School during the Children's Small Talk
Dick Cutliffe "Put Your Hands in the Hand"

March 1, 2015 "Take Up Your Cross"

SS Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe with Children's Small Talk

February 22, 2015 "The Great Reward

"Sonshine Kids "Amen"

  Harold and Stella are back during the Children's Small Talk

February 15, 2015 Jason Strout, Missionary in Argentina (Church Service Cancelled)


February 8, 2015 "Go, and Do"

SS Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe with Children's Small Talk

February 1, 2015 "Miracles" 


January 25, 2015 "Called to be Lights"


January 18, 2015 "Temptation"


January 11, 2015 "It's Awesome"


January 4, 2015  (Church Service Cancelled)


December 28, 2014 "Make Straight the Way"

 MCC Altar at Christmas Time

December 24, 2014 "God's Grace Surrounds Us"

 Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 P.M.

   MCC Sanctuary at Christmas

December 21, 2014 "A Smile on Jesus' Face"

December 14, 2014 "A Tear on Jesus' Face"

December 7, 2014 "The Joy of Belief"

  MCC Christmas Communion Altar

November 30, 3014 "The Image of God"

November 23, 2014 "An Attitude of Gratitude"

November 16, 2014 "The Pause that Refreshes"

November 9, 2014 "Rise, let us be on our way"

November 2, 2014 "The way the truth and the life" Pastor Don Davenport

Pastor Jack and God's children during Goodnews Mystery Box                                                                                               

October 26, 2014 "Farewell Remarks: A Tale of Two Churches"

Pastor Jack resigned October 26, 2014

October 19, 2014  "the third day He rose..." Guest Preacher Alec Rogers

October 12, 2014 "He ascended into heaven...from thence he shall come..."

October 5, 2014 "...suffered...crucified, dead and buried"

September 28, 2014 "...conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary"


September 21, 2014 "I believe in...Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord"

September 14, 2014 "I Believe in God...maker of heaven and earth"

September 7, 2014 "Apostles' Creed: I believe..."

August 31, 2014 "King David: The Promise of Grace"

August 24, 2014 "King Saul: Everything but What Matters Most" Guest Preacher Alec Rogers

August 17, 2014 "From Whom All Blessings Flow"  Guest Preacher Pastor Donald Davenport

August 10, 2014 "The Face of Moses and the Face of Christ

August 3, 2014 (click date to view bulletin) "Joshua: Fear and Faith"

July 27, 2014 "Moses: The Person God Uses" Click here to listen to the sermon

July 20, 2014 "Joseph: God Has the Last Say" Click here to listen to the sermon

July 13, 2014 "We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder" Click here to listen to the sermon

July 6, 2014 "Abraham: When our Faith is Tested" Click here to listen to the sermon

June 29, 2014 "Living in Love" / New Members Received:  Roger Bachelder, Constance Best, Cynthia Burnham, Randall A.

BurnhamEllen Corbin, Cheryl Cutliffe, Richard Cutliffe, Ira L.Ellis, and Marjorie L. Ellis

New Members

June 22, 2014 "Inseparable" Guest Preacher Alec Rogers  Click here to listen to the sermon

Welcome to the pulpit this morning our new Pastoral Intern, Alec Rogers who will be working under Pastor Jack beginning in September.  Alec and his wife, Julie and their two sons Mack & Duncan live in Manchester.  The Deacons and the Executive Committee have given their endorsement to Alec's internship.

June 15, 2014  Father's Sunday "Love of Another Kind" Click here to listen to the sermon

June 8, 2014 Children's Sunday "Teach Your Children Well"

                                                                     "SONSHINE KIDS"
"Sonshine Kids" with Director Joan Morgan and Rose Benner

June 1, 2014 "The Power of Love"

May 25, 2014 "A Surprising Kind of Love"

May 18, 2014 "The Value of People"

May 11, 2014 "A Mother's Love"

May 4, 2014 "What Makes Relationships Work"

April 27, 2014 "All you need is Love".

Pastor Jack and the children open this month's mystery box.

Pastor Jack with the Goodnews Mystery Box

April 20, 2014 Easter Sunday "Good News You Can Use"


April 17, 2014 Tennebrae and Holy Communion - the Vigil of Maundy Thursday


January 26, 2014  "Use your money to make friends in Heaven"

New Members 1-19-2014

September 30, 2012 "Make a Difference"


September 23, 2012 "Be a Servant"


September 16, 2012 "Turning Life Around"


September 9, 2012 "Praising Others"


September 2, 2012 "Who are you?"


August 26, 2012 "Source and Resource", Guest Pastor, the Reverend Jack Daniel


August 19, 2012 "Saving the World"


August 12, 2012 "Looking for Life"


August 5, 2012 "The Ocean of Love"


July 29, 2012How Faith Begins”, Guest Pastor, the Reverend Jack Daniel.

We are blessed today to have as our worship leader, the Reverend Jack Daniel.  Rev. Daniel has preached at Manchester Community Church for many summers and has recently retired from a full-time pastorate in Andover, Mass.  He and his wife, Kathryn, have a home in Richmond, Maine.  We also welcome our guest singer this morning, Roxanne Blaisdell, a friend of our recently deceased member, Cindy MacColl. 


July 22, 2012 “On Loan From God”  


July 15, 2012 "Look around and see."

July 1, 2012  "Isn't One Religion As Good As Another?"  Dr. Stephen Tolander


The Spectrum Bridge is a poem used in Dr. Tolander's sermon today.  It was written by his mother.

God flung his spectrum bridge across the sullen skies,
And Noah's heart rejoiced to see this pledge of Paradise.

From Calvary to heaven, a bridge was made for man...
A cruel tree, this only way, was part of God's great plan.

An empty tomb it's base, holds firm and tight,
And from that gloom, a wide spread arch leads man from sin to light.

O plant our feet more firmly, on that mighty bloodstained span.
Hold us close, with pierced hands, and guide us home, thou friend of man.

Rev. Marie vonBergen Tolander

June 10, 2012 "Children of Our Lives"


June 3, 2012 “Lets Be Friends” 


May 27, 2012 “Remembering” 

May 20, 2012 "Merciful Living"


May 13, 2012 "God at Work"


May 6, 2012 "Do you love me?"

April 29, 2012 “Carrying Your Cross-Part 2”

April 22, 2012 “Carrying Your Cross”  

April 15, 2012 “Undercover Boss”

April 1, 2012  Palm Sunday “Promises, Promises” 

March 25, 2012 “Love’s Answer”  

March 18, 2012 “Accepted At the Table” 

March 11, 2012 "Why me Lord?"

March 4, 2012 " “The God Who Hurries”

February 26, 2012 "Miracles"

February 19, 2012 “The Transfiguration of Our Lord”


February 5, 2012  "Void if Detached"


January 29, 2012  The Awesome Event”  


January 22, 2012  Called To Be Lights” 


January 15, 2012 "In His Presence" Lay Leader Joan Morgan


January 8, 2012  “Walking Wet”  


January 1, 2012  “Hope Springs”  


December 11, 2011 “Joy In Life”


December 4, 2011   “Make The Way Smooth”


November 27, 2011 "Waiting and Watching"


November 13, 2011 "How Not to Pray"


November 6, 2011 “The Salt of the Earth”  


October 30 services cancelled due to snow!


October 23, 2011 "Be-attitudes"


October 16, 2011 "Happiness is a Choice"

We welcome to the pulpit today, Joan Morgan.  Joan has been an active church worker all of her life and was a Deacon of the Lutheran church for many years.  Joan has come to our church for the past two years and is a valued member of our choir.  She brings joy to her preaching and love of the Lord to her singing. 

October 9, 2011

We welcome to the pulpit the Reverend Doctor Jack Daniel, as Paster Davenport is on vacation.  Dr. Daniel has been with us as a guest preacher for more than fifteen years.  He is minister of the Free Christian Church, Congregational, of Andover and North Andover, Massachusetts.  Dr. Daniel and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Andover.

October 2, 2011 Understanding Communion as the "Common Union Meal"


September 11, 2011 “The Price of Peace ”  


August 21, 2011 "Seeing the Kingdom"


August 14, 2011 “Servant or Friend?”


August 7, 2011 "Servant or Friend?"


July 24, 2011  “The Open Yoke”  Dr. Stephen Tolander, Guest Pastor

July 17, 2011 “Find Your Heart”   


July 10, 2011 “Ears To Hear?”                               


July 3, 2011 “God Bless the U.S.”


June 26, 2011 "A Better View"