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

January 25, 2015 Bulletin

Third Sunday after Epiphany



Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis


Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon John Gragg

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn            Page 381         “Open My Eyes, That I May See”


Responsive Reading  #685  Christian Conduct       Deacon Gragg

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Sonshine Kids    “Amazing Grace”

            Joan Morgan, Director & Rose Benner, Accompanist


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer and Choral Amen


Anthem           “God Give Us Peace”                        MCC Senior Choir



Offertory                                                        Organist Annabell Curtis

*Doxology      Page 625   and Prayer


*Hymn                        Page 427         “Dear Lord and Father of Mankind”       


Scripture   Isaiah 49:1-6   Page 638; John 8:12        Page 88

Sermon           Called to be Lights”             Pastor Don


*Hymn             Page 52           “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”   



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




Today’s Deacon:          Deacon John Gragg

Ushers:                         Darlene Hawksley & Ellen Corbin

Coffee Hour:                 Annual Meeting – No Coffee Hour


  Coming Events



Jan.     25        11:15 a.m.       Annual Meeting & Luncheon

28          6:15 p.m.       Choir Rehearsal


Feb.       4          7:00 p.m.       Deacons

            12        12 Noon          Ladies Group

15        11:15 a.m.       Future’s Group

            17          6:00 p.m.       Shrove (Fat) Tuesday





Shrove (Fat) Tuesday: Old Christian practice to get rid of the fat and sugar in the house by serving pan cakes the night before Ash Wednesday.  The object is to get ready for “Fasting of Lent”.  It’s in many countries called “Mardi Gras” which mean Fat Tuesday. Open to Church families and friends.  More to come!



Sunday School Teachers and Helpers Needed: teachers are still needed.  Please let Eileen Tweedie know if you can help.



MCC Futures Cookbooks - $15.00: Want to try something new?  Here you go, start the New Year off preparing one of the many wonderful recipes in this beautiful cookbook.  How about one of First Lady Barbara Bush’s recipes.  See Arlene Gagnon, Debbie Maddox, Linda Cookson or Deanna Hallett.  Checks should be made payable 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, Len Bettis, Carolyn Bickford, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Wayne Chadbourne’s family, Sonny Chevarie, Raymond Gay, Lucas Gragg, APD Chief Robert Gregoire, Geraldine Havey, Diana Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Lynn Messenger, Fran Montagna, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Effie Nichols’ family, John Ogden, Ann Marie Roes, 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.