Manchester Community Church
Monday, March 19, 2018
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March 13, 2016Bulletin

March 13, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.

                                         Fifth Sunday in Lent



Prelude                                                                    Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Jean Davenport

Introit                                                                       MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                            The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 92           “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling”

Responsive Reading  #683              Christ, Bread Of Life  

          Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

Small Talk                                                               Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Installation of New Deacons          

 Pastor Don and Senior Deacon Gagnon


Anthem                      That Wondrous Cross”          Senior Choir

Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                                            



Offertory                                                  Dick Cutliffe and Gerry Fotter

*Doxology      Page 625


Hymn (Seated)        Page 65             “The Wonder of It All”


Scripture Reading    Page 92     John 12:1-8          Emma Plante

Sermon                      “Extravagant Love”                 Pastor Don


Holy Communion

*Hymn            Page 286   “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”  (1st verse)

* Benediction                                                             Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


March Deacon:                  Deacon Jean Davenport

Ushers:                           Cathy Blackstone & Lynn Sweeney

Youth Usher:                                                 Jayden Burroughs

Communion Servicers:      Deacon Davenport & Deacon Maddox

Coffee Hour:                  Adelaide Weymouth, Kerry & Linda Cookson


Coming Events


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


March        16             6:15 p.m.         Choir

                   18            5:30 p.m.         Bread, Broth & Bible

                   20                                     Palm Sunday & Spring begins

                   24             7:00 p.m.         Tenebrae Service

                   25                                     Good Friday

                   26                                     NO Baked Bean Supper

                   27             6:00 a.m.     Sunrise Service  Jesse Lee Church

                  27            10:00 a.m.        Easter Service MCC


Bread, Broth & Bible: will be held on Friday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. downstairs.  We will feature four kinds of soups and stews as well as dinner rolls.  Those attending are asked to bring their own place setting.  Please sign up at the back of the Sanctuary if you plan on attending so we can plan accordingly.


Tenebrae Service on Maundy Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m.


Easter Sunrise Service Jesse Lee Church March 27th at 6:00 a.m. followed by a breakfast at Readfield Methodist Church.

Easter Service at MCC at 10:00 a.m.


March 14, 21 & 28  (6 – 8 p.m.) Knitting Circle w/ Deb Violette Chemo cap pattern for chemo caps for Alfond Cancer Center or dish cloths & scrubbies for MCC Christmas Fair if interested available.  If you want to learn to knit bring a pair of knitting needles (maybe size 8) and a skein of yarn.  


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



Prayer Vine



Heidi Smith Arsenault, Carol Ballard, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Prescott Chapman Theresa Farrington’s dad, Sonny Chevarie, Kerry Cookson, Jr, Al Culmone, Matthew Dassow Cutliffe’s nephew, Pastor Don Davenport, 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, Keith Keller, Adelaide Lake, Kevin Lambert, Robert Lemieux, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Ron Moody,  Bill Moore, Leo Passardi, Ann Marie Roes, Dee Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby, Jr., Rosemary & Christine Towne, Robert Trask, Family of 12 yr old Matty Twombly Great, Great Nephew of Kaye Mooers, Fred & Pat VanOrman, Nancy Wadleigh, 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 & Dylan Burroughs, Sound Tech.