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February 22, 2015 Bulletin

First Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                                        Annabell Curtis


Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Richard Cutliffe

Introit                                                            MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn            Page 277         “The Church’s One Foundation”


Responsive Reading  #682  Victory Over Sin     Deacon Cutliffe

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Sonshine Kids                       “A-Men”                 

Joan Morgan, Director & Rose Benner, Accompany


Small Talk      Harold & Stella             Sue Bourne & Annette Peabody

   Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem            “My Jesus I Love Thee”        MCC Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                   Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                             MCC Senior Choir



Offertory                                                    Played by Annabell Curtis

*Doxology      Page 625   and Prayer


*Hymn                        Page 363         “More Love to Thee”               


Scripture                   Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21

Sermon          “The Great Reward”               Pastor Don     


*Hymn Page 296  (vs. 1 & 4 only)  “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations”


*Parting Benediction                                  

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


Postlude                                                 Annabell Curtis


Today’s Deacon           Deacon Richard Cutliffe

Ushers:                         Debbie Johnson & Debbie Violette

Coffee Hour:                 Gladys Keene & Linda Newcombe




  Coming Events


Feb      23          6:00 p.m.        Bible Study Begins

            25          6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal

            28    4:30 – 6:00 p.m.    Baked Bean & Casserole Supper

March   8        11:15 a.m.         Special Membership Meeting



Bible Study starts on February 23rd at 6:00 p.m.: Pastor Don will teach this Bible Study on the “Acts of the Apostles”. All welcome!


MCC First Public Baked Bean & Casserole Supper of the year Feb. 28th; if you are having cabin fever come and enjoy –

Weather permitting!


Special Membership Meeting: of the congregation on Sunday, March 8th to receive the report of the Pulpit Committee and vote on the Committee’s recommendation.


MCC Futures Cookbooks - $15.00: Start the New Year off preparing one of the many wonderful recipes in this beautiful cookbook.  Alone with First Lady Barbara Bush this cookbook also has a recipe from Maine First Lady Ann LePage & Senator Susan Collins .  Books available thru 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.


Flowers on the altar today: given by Debbie Violette and family in memory of Walter Mooers 84th birthday.



Prayer Vine

Lee Adams, Pamela Arnold Navarro, Barbara Barber, Len Bettis, Carolyn Bickford, Roger Blackstone, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Wayne Chadbourne’s family, Sonny Chevarie, Raymond Gay, John Gragg, Lucas Gragg, APD Chief Robert Gregoire, Geraldine Havey, Family of Alice Hartung, Jackie Herber, Diana Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Lynn Messenger, Fran Montagna, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Family of Effie Nichols, John Ogden, Ann Marie Roes, Ciro Russo, Andy Struck, Family of Sterling Thurston on his Brother Glen passing on 2-9-15 in Fl, 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.




To add or remove a name on the Prayer Vine please 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

     Arlene Gagnon, Senior Deacon

                                 Annabell Curtis, Organist

   Colin Enyeart, Sound Tech.