Manchester Community Church
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

March 1, 2015 Bulletin

Second Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                                           Annabell Curtis


Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Debbie Maddox

Introit                                                              MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                             Pastor Donald Davenport


*Hymn            Page 173         “All Glory, Laud and Honor”


Responsive Reading  #683  Christ, Bread Of Life     Deacon Maddox

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk     

   Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem     “I Believe In a Hill Called Mt. Calvary”     MCC Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                                         MCC Senior Choir



Offertory        “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross”    Alec Rogers

*Doxology      Page 625   and Prayer


*Hymn                        Page 321         “According to Thy Gracious Word”            


Scripture        Page 38           Mark  8:31-35

Sermon          “Take Up Your Cross”                  Pastor Don     


Service of Holy Communion


*Parting Prayer & Benediction

*Hymn             Page 286         “Bless Be the Tie That Binds”



*Postlude                                                       Annabell Curtis




Today’s Deacon             Deacon Deborah Maddox

Ushers:                           Karen Guillemette & Bud Ware

Communion Servers     Dick Cutliffe & Debbie Maddox

Communion Preparers Joan Morgan & Jean Davenport

Coffee Hour:                   Kerry & Linda Cookson




  Coming Events

March 2          6:00 p.m.         Bible Study

4          6:15 p.m.         Choir

4          7:00 p.m.         Deacons           

8         11:15 a.m.        Special Membership Meeting

           12         Noon               Ladies Group




Bible Study Monday at 6:00 p.m.: Pastor Don is teaching on the “Acts of the Apostles”. All welcome!


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.


Ladies Group: will meet on March 12th at Church.  Bring bag lunch & program will be on Holy Land.


MCC Future Group Cookbooks - $15.00: Along with First Lady Barbara Bush this cookbook also has a recipe from Maine First Lady Ann LePage & Senator Susan Collins. 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, Roger Blackstone, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Wayne Chadbourne’s family, Sonny Chevarie, Raymond Gay, Jeri Scales, John Gragg, Lucas Gragg, APD Chief Robert Gregoire, Geraldine Havey, Family of Alice Hartung, Jackie Herber, Rebecca Jayne, 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, Don Sweeney, Family of Sterling Thurston on his Brother Glen passing in Fl, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Bob Tweedie, 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.