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February 21, 2016Bulletin

Manchester Community Church

  February 21, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

          Second 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 381         “Open My Eyes, That I May See”


Responsive Reading   #709             Psalm 100       Deacon Gragg

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                               Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem          “I Am Thine, O Lord”                           Senior Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                      Piano selections                    Gerry Fotter

*Doxology      Page 625 and Prayer


Hymn (Seated)        Page 383           “Open Our Eyes, Lord”


Scripture Reading   Page 66     Luke 13:31-35        Pastor Don

Sermon                           “Blessed Is the One”          Pastor Don


*Hymn             Page 354         “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”


* 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:                       Sandy Jackson & Charlotte Page


Coming Events



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


February     Today    12 Noon          Youth Group – “Go Tubing”

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

24        6:15 p.m.         Choir

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




The Rose on the Altar today is given by Debbie Violette in memory of her father, Walter Mooers whose birthday was on February 22nd.



Shrove (Fat) Tuesday was held Tuesday Night and even though we had heavy rains thirty-six people came.  Thank you to all that helped make this such a success.   



Youth Group members, families & friends “Tubing” today -Leaving after church services by 11:15 a.m.  Youth group fee is paid all others taking part will pay the fee.  There is a snack bar available. Questions see Deb Maddox.


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


Cabin Fever Reliever Jewelry Making with Cindy Burnham on Sunday, February 28th at 12:30.  There is no fee for class, donations for beads and accessories will be accepted.  You may bring a sandwich, as well as a friend.


When submitting a name for the Prayer Vine, please include an address so the Deacon’s Sunshine person can send a card.



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, Those facing or experiencing divorce, Families in need of prayer, Scott Fotter, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Eleanor & Jay Hardcastle, 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,  Bill Moore, 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 & Pat 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.