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

December 11, 2016

     Manchester Community Church

                   December 11, 2016 10:00 a.m.

                 The Third Sunday of Advent


Prelude                       Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                           Deacon David Bickford

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                                         Alec Rogers


*Hymn                        Page 128         “It Came upon the Midnight Clear”


Lighting of the Advent Candle         Deanna Mosher Hallett & family


Responsive Reading   #634  The Messianic King   Deacon Bickford

*Gloria Patri               Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S.S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem         “Angels from the Realms of Glory”     Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Alec Rogers

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                                    Dick Cutliffe

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 123      “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”                                                                                  (Vss. 1 & 2)


Scripture Lesson      Page 49               Luke 1:57-79


Sermon                      “Prepare Ye”                        Alec Rogers


*Hymn                        Page 132     “Angels We Have Heard on High”


*Benediction                                                              Alec Rogers

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

*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      6:00 p.m.                   Executive Board

 14         6:15 p.m.                   Choir

                         24         6:00 p.m.                   Christmas Eve Service

                         25       No Church Service     Merry Christmas to All!



We welcome to the pulpit our own Alec Rogers.  He is a remarkable preacher who has often led us in worship while Pastor Don is on vacation.                                

Executive Board will meet today at 6:00 p.m. in Johnson Hall.


The Christmas Cards tables have been set up in Johnson Hall


If you would like to put a Poinsettia on the altar for December 18th, please give your names to Diane Welch, Sue Bourne or Teddy Ware today or tomorrow and have the plants here by Saturday afternoon.  The Church will be open on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 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.


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 and should be given to our Treasurer, Lynn Sweeney.

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), 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, Jackie Herber, 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, 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