Manchester Community Church
Monday, March 19, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

November 30, 2014 Bulletin

The First Sunday in Advent


Prelude                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon John Gragg

Introit                                                          MCC Senior Choir


Hanging of the Greens


Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn   Page 123          “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

*Responsive Reading  #635  Christ’s Incarnation    Deacon Gragg

*Gloria Patri     Page 623


Anthem          “Candles of Advent”                MCC Senior Choir


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


Lighting of Advent Candle                          Bachelder Family

                                                                    Roger & Alanna


Offertory        “Just Pass It On”                     Teddy & Dick

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


*Hymn         Page 267    “Come, Thou Almighty King”


Sermon and Scripture  The Image of God”   Pastor Don

Genesis 1:27  Page 1; John 1:14-18  Page 79


*Hymn       Page 125               “Joy to the World!”

*Parting Benediction

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



Today’s Deacon:          Deacon John Gragg

Ushers:                         Diane Welch & Karen Michaud

Coffee Hour:                 Joan Morgan & Rose Benner




Coming Events



Dec        3         6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal

             3         7:00 p.m.         Deacons

            11        Noon               Ladies Group


Christmas Cards – starting next Sunday there will be a place in Johnson Hall for Christmas cards for your church friends.


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”. 


Ladies Group will meet on December 11th for their annual Christmas Catered Dinner.  Cost is $7.50 for all who attend.  Bring cereal for the food bank and a gift around $5.00 to swap if you wish.


No Sunday School or Child Care on Sunday Dec. 21st.


John Gragg is heading up annual 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.


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”.


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.




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

                                                      j                                               Annabell Curtis, Organist

         Colin Enyeart, Sound Tech.