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March 5, 2017

                         Manchester Community Church


                                              March 5, 2017 10:00 a.m.

                                                 First Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                                                 Annabell Curtis 

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Debbie Maddox


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 274         “Break Thou the Bread of Life”


Responsive Reading   #683 Christ, Bread of Life   Alanna Bachelder

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School                 


Anthem           “Communion Contemplation”                        Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                                    Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 321    “According to Thy Gracious Word”

                                                            (Vss. 1, 3 & 5)


Scripture Lesson      Page 3                 Matthew 4:1-11

Sermon                  “Serve the Lord”                      Pastor Don

Holy Communion


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


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                  Deacon Debbie Maddox

Ushers:                                            Tony Plante & Theresa Farrington

Coffee Hour:                                       Jean Davenport & Joan Morgan


Coming Events   


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

                          7        10:00 a.m.                   Conversation Class

                          8          6:00 p.m.                  Choir

  9             Noon                      Ladies Group

  9           6:00 p.m.                  Conversation Class

15           7:00 p.m.                  Deacons

25           5:00 p.m.                  Church Steak Dinner


“Entering the Conversation” Classes, facilitated by Bev Savage & Pastor Don, are based on a new kind of Christianity. Day classes are on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. and evening classes are on Thursdays at 6:00 p.m.  Used books are $6.00 or you may order a new book for $16.00 at Barnes and Noble.  See Bev or Pastor Don.



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.                         



Anyone interested in joining the Church on Easter Sunday please contact the Pastor following our service.



Church 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, 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, Dick & Jean Hayes, 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