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January 24, 2016Bulletin

Third Sunday after Epiphany



Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                             Deacon Rose Benner

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                            The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 204         “Rock of Ages”


Responsive Reading   #644     The Holy Spirit        Deacon Benner

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                               Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem           “Are Ye Abel,” Said the Master          Senior Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                        Solo                                     Madeline Marie

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


Hymn (Seated)        Page 335    “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”


Scripture Reading   Page 3     Matthew 4:12-23      Pastor Don

Sermon                           “Fishers of Men”


*Hymn             Page 369         “O Jesus, I Have Promised”


* Benediction                                                             Pastor Don

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

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Today’s Deacon:              Deacon Rose Benner

January Ushers:              Gladys Keene & Bud Ware

Coffee Hour:                     Cathy Blackstone & Arlene Gagnon      

Coming Events


Sundays  11:30 am –12:30 pm  Adult/Teen Bible Basics 101- upstairs



January       Today     5:00 p.m.        Youth Group – Wayside Chapel

                        27        6:15 p.m.        Choir

                        31        11:30 a.m.       Annual Membership Meeting &   


February        9         5:30 p.m.        Shrove (Fat) Tuesday

                        11        Noon               Ladies Group

                        21                                Youth Group – “Go Tubing”





The Flowers on the altar are in memory of Barbara Bond, given by her husband Bob Bond.


Youth Group invited to go today at 5:00 p.m. to the Wayside Chapel’s Youth Group Meeting in West Gardiner for pizza and a movie.  Anyone that needs a ride to Wayside Chapel can meet at MCC at 4:30 p.m.


Shrove (Fat) Tuesday, February 9th: 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. 


Ladies Group will meet February 11th at noon.  Bring a bag lunch.  Our guest will be John Ford, a retired Game Warden.  Men are invited to attend.


Youth Group & their families February 21st will be going to “Go Tubing” in China. More details to come


The Poinsettias are in Johnson Hall and those who donated them over the Christmas holidays may take them.


LL Bean Car Coat – Addie is missing her navy blue LL Bean Car Coat.  She thinks it went missing at Sunday Service January 3rd.


Prayer Vine



Lisa Marie Rourke Antworth, Carol Ballard, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Sonny Chevarie, Gwen Christianson, Kerry Cookson, Jr, Al Culmone, Dick Cutliffe, Families in need of prayer, Scott Fotter, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Bill Hawksley & family, Rebecca Hicks, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Cindy Keller, Keith Keller, Adelaide Lake, Kevin Lambert, Lynn Messenger, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Linda Newcombe & family whose sister Elizabeth passed away last Sunday, Kip Palmer & family, Leo Passardi, Louise Perkins, Ann Marie Roes, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby, Jr., Rosemary & Christine Towne, Robert Trask, Family of 12 yr old Matty Twombly Great Great Nephew of Kaye Mooers, Dottie Turnelle, Jackie Vaughan, Diane Welch & family, 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 put in Secretary’s box in Johnson Hall.



   “Jesus told his Disciples…they should always pray and not give up”

Luke 18: 1


Office Hours

Pastor Don’s office hours are Tuesday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  He is always available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838 (cell).




The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

Church Office   207-622-0738

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Church web site:

Church e-mail:

Pastor Don e-mail:

           Mary Cloutier, Webmaster

                     Arlene Gagnon, Senior Deacon

                                                 Annabell Curtis, Organist

  Colin Enyeart, Sound Tech.