Manchester Community Church
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November 27, 2016

Manchester Community Church

                                                November 27, 2016 10:00 a.m.

                                                 The First Sunday of Advent


Prelude                                                                      Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                                          

                                                                     Deacon Cynthia Burnham

Introit                                                                        MCC Senior Choir


Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                         Page 117         “We Come, O Christ, to you”


The Lighting of the Advent Candle          Roger Bachelder & Alanna


Responsive Reading    #644     The Holy Spirit       Deacon Burnham

*Gloria Patri               Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S.S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem       “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”    Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                                    Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 513   “O, How He Loves You and Me”


Scripture Lesson      Page 142             Romans 13:11-14              

Sermon                    “It is Time”                              Pastor Don


*Hymn                        Page 125            “Joy to the World”



*Benediction                                                                        Pastor Don

*Sung Response        “Go Now In Peace”    (Back Cover)

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                  Deacon Cynthia Burnham

Ushers:                                                Karen Michaud & Diane Welch

Coffee Hour:                       Teresa Farrington & Leon and Terri Strout  


Coming Events   


November      Today  10:15 & 11:30 a.m. Sunday School/Adult SS

 29         6:00 p.m.                   Travis Mills Movie Night

 30         6:15 p.m.                   Choir              

December        8       12 Noon                      Ladies Group Dinner                                        9         6:00 p.m.                   Pot Luck Supper

 11         6:00 p.m.                   Executive Board

                         24         6:00 p.m.                        Christmas Eve Service


Travis Mills Foundation Movie Night “Depicting his Life” is Tuesday, Nov. 29th here at 6:00 p.m. followed by light refreshments. If you would like to help with a finger food item, there is a sign-up sheet in Johnson Hall.   A Donation Basket for the foundation is available in the back of the Sanctuary.  Checks should be made out to the “Travis Mills Foundation”.


Anyone interested in serving as an officer of our Church or on a committee should contact a member of the Nominating Committee.  Please see Pastor Don, Don S. Deanna, Lynn S, Arlene, Leon, Roger or Cheryl.


Pledge cards are due as soon as possible.


The Christmas Cards tables have been set up in Johnson Hall


Ladies Group meets Dec. 8th for their Annual Turkey Dinner.  $7.50 each, bring cereal for the food bank and a small wrapped food item to swap.

MCC Pot Luck Supper December 9th at 6:00 p.m.  Please bring a salad or casserole and a place setting for each family member.

Executive Board will meet December 11th at 6:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service starting at 6:00 p.m.  Lots of wonderful music and the Christmas Story of Jesus’ Birth.  Christmas Day is on Sunday so there will be no service.  Our Celebration of the “Birth of Christ” will be on Christmas Eve.

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

“Prayer Vine”


Heidi Smith Arsenault, Carol Ballard, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Rose Benner, Len Bettis, Dee Dee Black, Bob Bond, Asher Bragdon, Harold Brundage, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), family of Sonny Chavarie, Gwen Christianson, Julie Clark (Evelyn Potter’s granddaughter), Al Culmone, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Lendall Dudley, families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Katherine Gerrity, John Gragg, Sally Gragg, Haley, Gina Harford, Bill Hawksley & family, James Hicks (Fred & Pat VanOrman’s nephew), Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Robert Lemieux, Lt. Joel & Karma Lyle & baby Nora, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Avis Millett, Luke Milliken (Betty’s son), Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Linda Newcombe, 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.


If there are any names that need to be added or taken off the Prayer Vine please leave a note in the Secretary/Clerk’s box in the Red Mail Box in Johnson Hall.




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