Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

February 26, 2017

Manchester Community Church

           February 26, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            The Last Sunday after Epiphany



  Prelude                                                            Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                          Deacon Jean Davenport


Introit                                                                   MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 450              “Lord Speak to Me”


Responsive Reading   #664             Unity               Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School                 


Anthem                      “Follow Jesus”                         Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                                   Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 465         “In His Time”


Scripture Lesson      Page 16               Matthew 17:1-9


Sermon                  “Be Not Afraid”                              Pastor Don


*Hymn    Page 451        “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee”


*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:                                  

Coming Events   

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

                    Today      After Church        Special Mtg. Executive Board

                        28           5:30 p.m.                  Shrove (Fat) Tuesday

March               1          6:00 p.m.                       Choir

  1           7:00 p.m.        Ash Wednesday Communion

  9             Noon                      Ladies Group

15          7:00 p.m.                  Deacons


Shrove (Fat) Tuesday, February 28th.  An old Christian practice to get rid of the fat and sugar in the house by serving pancakes the night before Ash Wednesday.  The object is to get ready for “Fasting of Lent”.  In many countries it is called “Mardi Gras” which means “Fat Tuesday”.  Come and join us.  Open to Church families and friends.


“Entering the Conversation” Class facilitated by Bev Savage & Pastor Don has started but there is still time to join in for the next class. The discussions are based on a new kind of Christianity. The day classes are on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and the evening classes are on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.  There are some used books for $6.00 or you may go to Barnes and Noble and order a new book for $16.00.  Sign-up with Bev or Pastor Don if you would like to join in.


Ladies Group on March 9th at noon at the Church.  Bring a bag lunch.  Guest speaker is Donna Jacobs from the Hospice Program.


Mark your calendar in March for a Cabin Fever Church Steak Dinner on March 25th at 5:00 the Church.  This month the Future’s Group is putting on a supper for our Church Family on the fourth Saturday.  Hope to see you all there.                         


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, 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