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

December 7, 2014 Bulletin

The Second Sunday in Advent


Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Arlene Gagnon

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn   Page 124      “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”

*Responsive Reading  #686   The Good Samaritan  Deacon Gagnon

*Gloria Patri     Page 623


Anthem          “Angels from the Realms of Glory”    MCC Senior Choir


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


Special Music    “The Old Rugged Cross     Joan, Jean & Pastor Don


Lighting of Advent Candles                                    Hallett Family

                                                             Teanna, Teah, Todd Jr, Deanna


Offertory        “Just Pass It On”                                 Teddy & Dick

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


*Hymn         Page 120            “The Advent of Our God”


Sermon and Scripture      The Joy of Belief”           Pastor Don

Matthew 25: 31-46               Page 25


Sacrament of Holy Communion

*First Verse only     Page 286        “Bless Be the Tie That Binds”  


*Hymn       Page 125               “Joy to the World!”

*Parting Benediction



Today’s Deacon:          Deacon Arlene Gagnon

Communion Servers:Jean Davenport, Arlene Gagnon, Bob Tweedie

Ushers:                         Bud Ware & Don Sweeney

Coffee Hour:                 Lynn Sweeney & Jean Davenport


Coming Events


Dec       7        6:00 p.m.         Executive Board

            10        6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal

            10        7:00 p.m.         Deacons

            11        Noon               Ladies Group

            12        6:00 p.m.       Annual Family Christmas Potluck Supper


White Poinsettia on the Altar in memory of Jan given by Rev. Johnson and family.


Annual Family Potluck Supper:  December 12th.  All you need to bring is a casserole or salad and place settings.  Dessert and beverage will be provided.  Christmas Carols led by Jean, Joan & Pastor Don


Christmas Card Table – is set up in Johnson Hall for Christmas cards for your church friends.


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.


Poinsettias:  If you plan to have a poinsettia on the altar on Christmas Sunday December 21st, please let Teddy Ware, Sue Bourne or Diane Welch know.  The church will be open Saturday morning, Dec. 20th at 10:00 a.m. so that you may drop your plant off.


MCC Futures Cookbooks $15.00: 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

                                                                            Annabell Curtis, Organist

   Colin Enyeart, Sound Tech.