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

December 14, 2014 Bulletin

The Third Sunday in Advent



Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Leon Strout

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn   Page 119      “O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful”


Responsive Reading  #702  Psalm 46         Deacon Strout

*Gloria Patri     Page 623


Anthem              “Tell the Story”                    MCC Senior Choir


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


Lighting of Advent Candles                        Sweeney Family                                          

                                                                           Don, Lynn, Colin



Offertory               “No Room”                       MCC Ladies Group

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


Praise Song       “Christmas Praise”              Joan, Jean & Pastor Don


Sermon and Scripture    A Tear on Jesus’ Face”  

John 11:28-35    Page 91; Isaiah 53:1-5    Page 643

                                                                     Pastor Don Davenport


*Hymn       Page 125               “Joy to the World!”

*Parting Benediction



Today’s Deacon:          Deacon Leon Strout

Ushers:                         Bud Ware & Don Sweeney

Coffee Hour:                 Rose Benner, Joan Morgan,

   Lynn Sweeney, Jean Davenport



Coming Events


Dec.    16        6:00 p.m.         Future’s Group

17        6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal

24        7:00 p.m.         Christmas Eve Service


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


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


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


Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Needed: If you would be interested in helping out in the Sunday School, please let Eileen Tweedie know.


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.


Christmas Eve Service December 24 at 7:00 p.m. Bring your whole family.


MCC Futures Cookbooks are here $15.00: If you would like to buy 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.


Annual Reports due: all committee chairs need to turn in your committee’s annual report so the Annual Report Book can be prepared.  Please leave them in the Clerk’s Mail Box.


Prayer Vine


Lee Adams, Pamela Arnold Navarro, Barbara Barber, Carolyn Bickford, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Wayne Chadbourne’s family, Sonny Chevarie, Raymond Gay, Lucas Gragg, APD Chief Robert Gregoire, Diana Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Lynn Messenger, Fran Montagna, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Effie Nichols, John Ogden, Ciro Russo, Andy Struck, 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.