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

December 18, 2016

     Manchester Community Church


                  December 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.

                 The Fourth Sunday of Advent


Prelude                                                               Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                           Deacon David Bickford

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


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


Lighting of the Advent Candle      


Responsive Reading   #678     God’s Goodness     Deacon Bickford

*Gloria Patri               Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S.S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem                      “Christ the Lord”                      Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                                    Dick Cutliffe

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 136   (Vss. 1 & 6)    “The First Noel”    


Scripture Lesson      Page  1            Matthew 1:18-25


Sermon                      “God is With Us”                  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 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

                         20                   --                      No Future Group Meeting

 21         6:15 p.m.                   Choir

                         24         6:00 p.m.                   Christmas Eve Service

                         25       No Church Service     Merry Christmas to All!



In Memory/Honor of:           Given By:

Gert & Lee Adams and

Brother Lee                                       Harry & Dee Dee Black

Barbara Bond                                   Robert Bond

David Bourne                                   His Family

Stanley & Ruth Davenport             Pastor Don & Jean

Gertrude Dodge and                       Annette, David & Doug

Jerry Peabody                                  Peabody       

Mary & Kathy Godbout and

Brother Bob                                       Dick Godbout

Bud Hallett, Perley & Edith.

Floyd & Margaret Mosher,              Deanna Mosher Hallett

Clarence & Clara Turner                & Family

Donald Herber and

Robert Blake                                     Jackie Herber

Clyde Morgan and

Ray Perkins                                      Joan Morgan

Our loved ones                                 Bud & Teddy Ware

Our Parents                                      Don & Lynn Sweeney

Our Son, Edward                             Norman & Addie Weymouth

Everett & Carla Strout and

Albert & Leonida Nadeau               Leon & Terry Strout


Please take your Christmas Cards in Johnson Hall


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.


Questions about where you are with this year’s pledge giving, speak to Dick Cutliffe, Assistant Treasurer.


“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, T. Hallett, 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), Bob Pushard, 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