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February 19, 2017

Manchester Community Church


           February 19, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            Seventh Sunday after Epiphany


Prelude                            Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                         

  Deacon Jean Davenport


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 92           “Love Devine, All Loves Excelling”


Responsive Reading  #200           God’s Amazing Grace

           Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School                 


Anthem                      “Life Is a Gift”                          Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    


Offertory                    “Shout to the Lord”                  Joan & Jean

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 65           “The Wonder of It All”


Scripture Lesson      Page  4                Matthew 5:38-48


Sermon                  “As God Loves”                       Pastor Don


*Hymn    Page 259     “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Sung Response   (Inside back cover)      “Go Now in Peace”

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                  Deacon Jean Davenport

Ushers:                                          Debbie Johnson & Debbie Violette

Coffee Hour:                                  Darlene Hawksley & Nancy Gettig


Coming Events    

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

                    Today      8:00 – 9:15 p.m.        Breakfast by Youth Group

                        21          5:30 p.m.                   Future’s Group

                        22          6:15 p.m.                   Choir

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

                        26        After Church        Special Mtg. Executive Board


Flowers on the Altar are given by Debbie Lynn Violette & family in honor of our Presidents and in memory of her father Walter Mooers


Youth Group will meet today to go tubing in South China at 3:00 p.m   Directions are available. Sign-up is necessary along with permission slips.  See Debbie or Arlene.  


“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 in 2017 Cabin Fever Public Baked Bean & Casserole Supper on February 25th from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.  Signup sheets are on the bulletin board in Johnson Hall.


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


Pa. Sight & Sound Theatre Bus Trip to see “Jonah” arranged by Winthrop Methodist Church for May 8th - 11th.  Sign-up sheet available in Johnson Hall.  If interested please sign up ASAP.

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