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November 23, 2014 Bulletin

Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Pat Van Orman

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir


*Hymn   Page 559  “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (first 2 verses)

*Call to Worship                                            Pastor Donald Davenport

*Hymn                 Page 561   “We Gather Together”      (all 3 verses)


*Responsive Reading    #679    Wisdom     Deacon Van Orman

*Gloria Patri     Page 623


The Sonshine Kids               “If You’re Thankful”

                        Joan Morgan, Dir. & Rose Benner Acc.

The Good news Mystery Box                     Pastor Don


Anthem          “Harvest Song of Praise”        MCC Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, The Lord’s Prayer (Debts) and Choral Amen    



Offertory        “Count Your Blessings”           Jean & Joan

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


Praise Song           “Sanctuary”                     Dick Cutliffe


Scripture Lesson      Acts 16:16-34     Page 119

Anthem          “Simple Thanks”                     MCC Senior Choir


Sermon          An Attitude of Gratitude”       Pastor Don


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

*Parting Benediction

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



Today’s Deacon:          Deacon Pat Van Orman

Ushers:                         Diane Welch & Karen Michaud

Coffee Hour:                 Kirk & Nancy Gettig



Coming Events



Nov.     23       11:15 a.m.        Nominating Committee

            26        6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal


No Sunday School or Child Care on Sundays, Nov. 23rd & Dec. 21st.


Pledge cards for 2015 are available on the back table in the church.  Please take one.


MCC Futures Cookbooks $15.00 are being printed and should be ready for Christmas.  If you would like to order one please see Arlene Gagnon, Debbie Maddox, Linda Cookson or Deanna Hallett.  Checks should be made out to “MCC Futures”.


John Gragg is heading up an annual Thanksgiving & Christmas Dinner Baskets; again this year John and his crew are putting together baskets and they could use your help with food items: canned veg, potatoes, carrots, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pie fillings, pie crust, pies, napkins, paper plates, etc. Donations can be left in the back of the church.  Perishable items should be brought just before delivery but please let John know ahead. If you would like to make a $ donation please see John.


Listen to Sermons on-line: Go to and click on “Pastoral Ministry” “Sermons”. If a sermon was a blessing to you, share it with a friend.


Volunteers needed for new MCC Tech Team:  Adult and teen volunteers are needed to run the sound board.  Training will be provided.  Use the white pew card to sign-up.


Manchester Fuel Fund Auction to support the Manchester Fuel Fund on December 6 at the Manchester Grange with over 75 festive evergreen centerpieces, wreaths, boxwood trees and gift baskets.  Preview 3:00 p.m. with music by The Schools Street Band and light refreshments.  Auction 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.  $ donations can be dropped off at town office marked “Manchester Fuel Fund”. 



Prayer Vine


Lee Adams, Pamela Arnold Navarro, Barbara Barber, Carolyn Bickford, John (Harry) Black, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Wayne Chadbourne’s family, Sonny Chevarie, Raymond Gay, Lucas Gragg, APD Chief Robert Gregoire, Leroy Harrington’s family, Diana Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Lynn Messenger, Fran Montagna, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Effie Nichols, John Ogden, Ciro Russo, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Eileen Tweedie.. Members of our Armed Forces and their families throughout the world.



Prayer Vine use the white pew card and place in offering plate or contact Debbie Violette 462-7722 or


     “Jesus told his Disciples…they should always pray and not give up”

Luke 18: 1



Office Hours

Pastor Don’s office hours are Wednesday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Friday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  He is always available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838 (cell).



Rev. Donald Davenport, Pastor

Church Office   207-622-0738

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary 207-441-6011

Church web site:

Church e-mail:

Pastor Don e-mail:

                                Mary Cloutier, Webmaster

                                          Linda Cookson, Senior Deacon

                                                                       Annabell Curtis, Organist

 Colin Enyeart, Sound Tech.