Manchester Community Church
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March 20, 2016Bulletin

Manchester Community Church

                         March 20, 2016 10:00 a.m.

                         Palm Sunday



Prelude                                   Annabell Curtis           


Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Jean Davenport

Introit                                                                       MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                            The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 173         “All Glory Laud and Honor”

Responsive Reading  #639  Christ’s Sufferings   Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                               Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem                      He Comes Triumphant”        Senior Choir


Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                                            



Offertory                                “The Palms”                MCC Choir

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn (Seated)          Page 186         “The Old Rugged Cross

                                                                        Vss. 1 & 4 only


Old Testament Lesson  Page 836, 838       Zechariah 9:9 and 12:10

Gospel Lesson          Page 19                       Matthew 21:1-11

Sermon                      “Blessed Is He”                       Pastor Don


*Hymn                        Page 174         “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

* Benediction                                                             Pastor Don

*Sung Response        “Go No in Peace”     (inside back cover)

            (Please receive your Palms as you leave the Sanctuary)


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

March Deacon:                                              Deacon Jean Davenport

Ushers:                                                    Lynn Sweeney & Lynn Mace

Coffee Hour:                                       Gladys Keene & Deanna Hallett


Coming Events


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


March        23             6:15 p.m.         Choir

                   24             7:00 p.m.         Tenebrae Service

                   26                                     NO Baked Bean Supper

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

                               Followed by breakfast Readfield Methodist Church

                  27            10:00 a.m.        Easter Service MCC



Daffodils on the Altar are given in memory of Jerry Peabody by his family and in honor of all those lives affected by cancer.


Missions Meeting and a brief Deacons Meeting today after Church.


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.


Easter Egg Hunt Easter Sunday for children during Sunday School.  Youth will hide eggs before Easter Egg Hunt.


Easter Basket Raffle drawing today during coffee hour.  If you have not bought your ticket you still have time before drawing. 


Names for Easter plants for the Altar on Easter Sunday should be given to Teddy Ware 622-5256 or Diane Welch 213-8648 before Wednesday, 3-23rd and plants should be brought to the Church by Good Friday, 3-25th.

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, Those facing or experiencing divorce, 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, 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.  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.