Manchester Community Church
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February 5, 2017

Manchester Community Church

           February 5, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            Fifth Sunday after Epiphany


Prelude                                                                            Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Jean Davenport


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 481         “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”


Responsive Reading   #708             Psalm 95       Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S.S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School


Anthem                      “Come To the Cross”              Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                                    Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 442         “Take Time to Be Holy”


Scripture Lesson      Page 4                 Matthew 5:13-20


Sermon                  “Let Your Light Shine”                        Pastor Don

Holy Communion


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

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                  Deacon Jean Davenport

Ushers:                                          Debbie Johnson & Debbie Violette

Coffee Hour:                                Diane Welch & Margaret Harrington

Coming Events  


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

Today      11:15 a.m.                   Social Committee  


                        8            6:15 p.m.                   Choir

                        9          12 Noon                      Ladies Group

                       25        4:30 – 6:00 p.m.           Baked Bean Supper


Flowers on the Altar this morning are in honor of their birthdays and in memory of: Paul Gagnon (2-1); his mother, Delma (2-3) and mother-in-law, Claudia Arnold (2-10) by Arlene, Angela, Jessica and their “little men” and “little princess”.


The Symbolic wreath on the front door (instead of flowers on the Altar-  made by Debbie Violette) represents all those on the Prayer Vine, those who need prayers now, members of our armed forces and their families and to my dad; Walter Mooers my hero.


Ladies Group will meet February 9th at 12 Noon at the Church.  Bring a bag lunch.  They will be making Valentines for special shut-ins.


“Entering the Conversation” Class is being facilitated by Bev Savage & Pastor Don.  The discussions will be based on a new kind of Christianity.  Ten questions that are transforming the faith by Brian D. McLaren will be discussed.  One question is: Who is Jesus and why is He important?  This class is for everyone.  It will include laughter, joy, prayer, fellowship, listening, new knowledge and great discussions.  The day class starts on Tuesday, Feb. 21st at 10:00 a.m. and the evening class starts Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.  Ten used books have been ordered and the price is $6.00 or you may go to Barnes and Noble and order a new book for $16.00.  Sign up after the service with Bev Savage or Pastor Don.


Mark your calendar for the first Cabin Fever Baked Bean & Casserole Supper of the year on February 25th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Signup sheets are on the bulletin board in Johnson Hall.


Key Numbers are needed.  Please give your Church key number to the office, so we can update our Church Key Log.  Thanks


Waterproof mittens, hats and new or used boots are needed for children at the Manchester Elementary School.  A drop-off box for donations is available in the back of the Sanctuary.


                                                “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, Sam Cabot, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Katherine Gerrity, 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, 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, Andy & Peggy Struck, Gloria Sylvester, 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