Manchester Community Church
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

December 4, 2016

                        Manchester Community Church

                                      December 4, 2016 10:00 a.m.

                                    The Second Sunday of Advent


Prelude                           Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                           Deacon David Bickford

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 124         “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”


The Lighting of the Advent Candle         Tony, Sara & Emma Plante

The Service of Baptism                               Kayden Wayne Perkins


Responsive Reading    #637    Christ’s Baptism      Deacon Bickford

*Gloria Patri               Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S.S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem                      “Tell the Story”                        Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                        Joan, Jean & Pastor Don

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 498            “Peace Like a River”


Scripture Lesson      Pages 174 & 75 

     Philippians 2:1-13 and Luke 22:24-27                  

Sermon                “The One Who Serves”             Pastor Don


Holy Communion

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


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                  Deacon David Bickford

Ushers:                                                Karen Guillemette & Bud Ware

Coffee Hour:                Lynn Sweeney, Jean Davenport, Joan Morgan  


Coming Events   


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

                        Today  11:10 a.m.                   Nominating Committee

                           7         6:15 p.m.                   Choir

                           7         7:00 p.m.                   Deacons                     

                           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


We are pleased to bring Kayden Wayne Perkins into the Faith by Baptism today.  Kayden is the son of Natalie and Kevin Perkins and the God-son of Cheryl and Dick Cutliffe.


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.


Pledge cards are due.  The Church is about to develop our budget for 2017.  If you wish to make a pledge and haven’t yet, the pledge cards are in the back of the Sanctuary.  Just drop them in the Joash Chest or give them to our Treasurer Lynn Sweeney.  Thanks


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.

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), 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