Manchester Community Church
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February 14, 2016Bulletin

Manchester Community Church

                                      February 14, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

                                            First Sunday in Lent



Prelude                                                                    Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                Deacon John Gragg

Introit                                                                       MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                            The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 483         “Lead On, O King Eternal”


Responsive Reading   #669             Maturity           Deacon Gragg

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                               Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem          “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”             Senior Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen


Offering                                              Michael Cirello, Youth Usher

Offertory                         Solo                                    Dick Cutliffe

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


Hymn (Seated)        Page 101           “His Name Is Wonderful”


Scripture Reading   Page 53     Luke 4:1-13            Dylan Burroughs

Sermon                           “The Way of the Cross”     Pastor Don


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


* Benediction                                                             Pastor Don

*Sung Response            “Go Now in Peace”             

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


February Deacon:              Deacon John Gragg

February Ushers:               Debbie Johnson & Debbie Violette

Coffee Hour:                      Gladys Keene & Marge Ellis


Coming Events



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


February        16        5:30 p.m.         Shrove (Fat) Tuesday

17        6:15 p.m.         Choir

                        21        12 Noon          Youth Group – “Go Tubing”

                        23        6:00 p.m.         Future’s Group

                        27   4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   Baked Bean Public Supper



Flowers on the Altar are in memory of Paul Gagnon, his mother Delma and Claudia Arnold in recognition of their birthdays as well as, on this Valentine’s Day, all those we all love or have loved.  By Arlene and my “little men”


Shrove (Fat) Tuesday, February 17th 5:30 p.m. (Postponed from February 9th) An 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”.  In many countries it is called “Mardi Gras” which mean Fat Tuesday.  Come and join us. Open to Church families and friends. 


Youth Group & their families “Tubing” February 21st at noon.  If you have not signed up, please do so as soon as possible as the number of those attending has to be confirmed.  Youth Group members will be paid from the Youth Group Fund.  All others, the cost is $15 per tube or $5 for children.  There is a snack bar available.


Public Baked Bean Supper February 27th 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Baked Beans, ham, casseroles, hot dogs, cold slaw, biscuits and homemade pies






Prayer Vine



Lisa Marie Rourke Antworth, Carol Ballard, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Prescott Chapman Theresa Farrington’s dad, Sonny Chevarie, Gwen Christianson, Kerry Cookson, Jr, Al Culmone, Families in need of prayer, Scott Fotter, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Bill Hawksley & family, Jackie Herber,  Rebecca Hicks, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Cindy Keller, Keith Keller, Adelaide Lake, Kevin Lambert, Robert Lemieux, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Linda Newcombe & family, 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, Fred VanOrman, 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, Organis

                              Colin Enyeart & Dylan Burroughs, Sound Tech.