Manchester Community Church
Monday, March 19, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

July 24, 2016 Summer Worship

                                             Manchester Community Church

                                                               Sunday, July 24, 2016                    

             Summer Worship – 10:00 a.m.

             ALL ARE WELCOME HERE!


Prelude                                                                         Annabell Curtis


Welcome & Announcements         Church Moderator, Don Sweeney


Call to Worship                                                  The Reverend Ira Ellis


Music    “Come, Now is the Time to Worship”           Nancy Stetson

                        (See insert)


Hymnology    (Background of Opening Hymn)        Marjorie Ellis

*Hymn                        Page 379         “Take My Life and Let It Be”


Responsive Reading    (See insert)                      Moderator Sweeney


*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Special Music                                                            Nancy Stetson


Pastoral Prayer and The Lord’s Prayer                 Rev. Ellis



Offertory                           Music by                          Nancy Stetson

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 416         “Come, Ye Disconsolate”


Scripture Lesson:  Pg. 3  Matthew 5:1-13 & 48   Moderator Sweeney

Sermon         “The Jesus Formula for an Emerging Church                                                                                                       Rev. Ellis


*Hymn             Page 419        “Abide with Me”


* Benediction                                                             Rev. Ellis

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Ushers:                                            Dick Godbout & Annette Peabody

Summer Coffee Hour:                                 Randall & Cindy Burnham


Coming Events

August            7               11:30 a.m.                Lobster Bake

                        27     9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.         Lawn Sale & BBQ


We are pleased to have one of our own in the Pulpit this morning. The Reverend Ira Ellis will be preaching and leading us in prayer.  His wife, Marjorie who along with Ira, are associate members of Manchester Community Church and they will present a history of our first hymn this morning.

The Reverend Ellis has long been a Bi-Vocational Pastor working for the Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Maine in Orono and also working as a Community Resource Development Specialist while acting as an Interim Minister at some ten Churches in Maine.  Rev. Ellis’s last Pastorate was at the Baptist Church in Port Clyde for ten years.  Ira was also on the staff of the American Baptist Church, U.S.A. for five years, covering all of the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Marjorie Ellis worked for many years as the Administrative Coordinator for the American Baptist Conference in Maine, as well as the Acting Executive Minister before retiring.

We welcome a friend of Ira and Marjorie as our Guest Musician today.  Nancy Stetson is well known in Central Maine, both for her musical presentations and as a writer of Religious and Spiritual Songs.


July & August

 Volunteers are still needed to take the children after the Small Talk on Sunday mornings.  Craft supplies and other resources are available.

Summer coffee & punch (no snacks) openings are still available. If you have any questions, please contact Jean at 446-6611.  .  Sign-up Sheets for both in Johnson Hallway.

Annual Lobster Bake August 7 after Church.  Order forms available in Johnson Hall.  All orders and payments due by July 31st.

Public Summer Lawn Sale & BBQ August 27 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. the Future’s Group will sponsor this Lawn Sale & BBQ.  Please only bring in clean & working items that can be sold (No TVs, Keyboards & computers).  No clothes this time!!

Basic Essentials Shampoo may be left in the box in the back of the Sanctuary.  Thanks

Have a blessed summer!



Prayer Vine

Heidi Smith Arsenault, Carol Ballard, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Leo Berg, Len Bettis, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Sonny Chevarie, Al Culmone, Matthew Dassow (Cheryl Cutliffe’s nephew), Families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Sally Gragg, Bill Hawksley & family, Rebecca Hicks, John Hinds, Linda Hinds, Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Keith Keller, Family of Mary Jane (Prescott) Kilcoyne, Adelaide Lake, Kevin Lambert, Bob Landry, Robert Lemieux, Junior Maddox, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Avis Millett, Luke Milliken (Betty’s son), Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore,Tom Plante (Tony’s brother), Ann Marie Roes, Dee Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Don Smith, Andy & Peggy Struck, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Robert Trask, Family of 12 yr old Matty Twombly (Kaye Mooers’ Great, Great Nephew), Jesse Whitman,  Members of our Armed Forces and their families.






Manchester Community Church

Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

    Church office 207-622-0738       

           Pastor’s hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

          Pastor Don is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838.

Church web site:

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

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Mary Cloutier, Webmaster

             Arlene Gagnon, Senior Deacon

                                          Annabell Curtis, Organist