Manchester Community Church
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December 21, 2014 Bulletin

The Fourth Sunday in Advent



Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                          Deacon Jean Davenport

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                               Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn            Page 121         “The Word Made Flesh”


Responsive Reading  #674  Dedicated Service    Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Anthem              “Christmas Gloria”              MCC Senior Choir


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


Lighting of Advent Candles                        Bachelder Family

                                                                   Roger & Alanna

Hymn              Page 101         “His Name Is Wonderful”



Offertory              “Birthday of a King”           Joan & Jean

*Doxology      Page 625   and Prayer


Sermon and Scripture    A Smile on Jesus’ Face”             

Luke 6:21, 27-31  Page 55 & 56;   Proverbs 17:22     Page 563

                                                               Pastor Don Davenport


*Hymn             Page 125         “Joy to the World!”


*Parting Benediction



Poinsettias on the Altar are

In Memory & Honor of:                   Given By:

Barbara Bond                                      Bob Bond

David Bourne                                      Sue Bourne

Hazel Durgin, Robert & Alice Tweedie,

Robert & Anne Tweedie                     Tweedie Family

Paul Ellis, Son &

Troy Ellis, Grandson                           Ira & Marjorie Ellis

Mary, Kathy & Brother Bob                Dick Godbout

Bud Hallett, Floyd & Margaret Mosher,

Clarence & Clara Turner,

Perley & Edith Hallett                          Deanna Mosher Hallett & family

Jan Johnson                                       Rev. Johnson

Walter Mooers                                                Kaye Mooers

Our Loved Ones                                 Mike & Debbie Johnson

Our Loved Ones                                 Bud & Teddy Ware

Our Loved Ones                                 Kerry & Linda Cookson

Our Parents                                        Don & Lynn Sweeney

Gerry Peabody                                   Annette, David & Douglas

Joanne Thurston                                 Stirling Thurston



Today’s Deacon:          Deacon Jean Davenport

Ushers:                         Bud Ware & Don Sweeney

Coffee Hour:                 Rose Benner, Joan Morgan,

 Lynn Sweeney, Jean Davenport


Coming Events


Dec.    24        6:00 p.m.         Christmas Eve Service

           25        Jesus Birth      Merry Christmas to One and All


Christmas Card Table-Johnson Hall; Please take your Cards


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


Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Needed: there are no Sunday School teachers signed up for next year.  Please sign up if you can teach so we can continue with a Sunday School, please let Eileen Tweedie know.


Christmas Eve Service December 24 at 6:00 p.m. Bring your whole family.


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


MCC Futures Cookbooks - $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.


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, Family of Dan Wood on his passing in Fl.. 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.