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

December 28, 2014 Bulletin

First Sunday in Christmastide


Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Debbie Maddox

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn            Page 157         “Away in a Manger”


Responsive Reading  #678  God’s Goodness    Deacon Maddox

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

Sonshine Kids Sing              “We are Marching”      Joan Morgan, Dir.; Rose Benner, Accomp.

The Mystery Box


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


Anthem              “Bethlehem’s Gift”               MCC Senior Choir



Offertory              Solo sung and played       Darren Ware

*Doxology      Page 625   and Prayer


*Hymn                        Page 133         “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”


Sermon and Scripture    Make Straight the Way”              

Isaiah 40:3-5  Page 626; Mark 1:1-8  Page 30       Pastor Don


*Hymn             Page 132         “Angels We Have Heard on High”


*Parting Benediction

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



Today’s Deacon:          Deacon Debbie Maddox

Ushers:                         Bud Ware & Don Sweeney

Coffee Hour:                 Rose Benner, Joan Morgan,

   Lynn Sweeney, Jean Davenport



Poinsettias on the Altar are


In Memory & Honor of:                   Given By:

Robert Blake & Don Herber               Jackie Herber

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, Perley & Edith Hallett,

Floyd & Margaret Mosher,

Clarence & Clara Turner                    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 Ruth, Stanley, Clyde & Roy                                                       

                                                            Pastor Don & Jean Davenport, Joan Morgan

Our Parents                                        Don & Lynn Sweeney

Gerry Peabody                                   Annette, David & Douglas

Joanne Thurston                                 Stirling Thurston



    Coming Events


Dec.    31        6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal

Jan.     8         12 Noon          Ladies Group


Christmas Card Table-Johnson Hall; Please take your Cards


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.


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.



Ladies Group will meet at the Church on Jan. 8th for their “Trip to Italy”, lunch provided.


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”.


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.