Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

March 26, 2017

Manchester Community Church

           March 26, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            Fourth Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                                                 Annabell Curtis 


Welcome & Announcements                          Deacon Debbie Maddox


Introit                                                                     MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 267         “Come, Thou Almighty King”


Responsive Reading   #658       Eternal Life            Deacon Maddox

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        

Service of Holy Baptism     Jaxxon Edward Bedsoul


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School                 


Anthem      “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is In This Place”   Senior Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory        Amazing Grace”          Roger Bachelder, Joan & Jean

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 101         “His Name Is Wonderful”


Scripture Lesson      Page 172    Ephesians 5:8-14    Pastor Don

Sermon                  “Children of Light”                        Pastor Don


*Hymn    Page 441                 Take Time to Be Holy”


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

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

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month:                                   Deacon Debbie Maddox

Ushers:                                            Tony Plante & Theresa Farrington

Coffee Hour:                       Leon & Terry Strout & Theresa Farrington


Coming Events   

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

                    Today       11:30 a.m.                    Jewelry Making

27           6.:00 p.m.                 Conversation Class

28          10:00 a.m.                 Conversation Class

                        29            6:15 p.m.                 Choir

April                  2            6:00 p.m.                 Executive Board Meeting


Today we joyfully Baptise Jaxxon Edward Bedsoul, son of Samantha Lynn Bachelder and Wade Clark Bedsoul and grandson to our own Roger Bachelder.


Daffodils in Church this morning are in memory of Jerry Peabody, given by Annette, David and Douglas, and in honor of all those who have been affected by cancer.


The two roses on the Altar are in honor of Gabriel Alexander Mitchell born 1-6-17, son of Paul & Tabitha Mitchell & Great Grandson of Jackie Herber and Ryker William Caswel born 2-14-17, son of Stephen & Brittney Caswell & Great Great Grandson of Jackie Herber.


Cabin Fever Reliever Jewelry Making with Cindy Burnham after Church today. There is no fee for the class, donations for beads and accessories will be accepted.  Bring a sandwich, as well as a friend.


“Entering the Conversation” Classes, by Bev Savage & Pastor Don, are based on a new kind of Christianity. Monday evenings @ 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday mornings @10:00 a.m.  Used books are $6.00, new book are $16.00 at Barnes and Noble.


“Bread, Broth and Bible” Lenten Supper Thursday, April 6th, at 5:30 p.m.  This free supper is for our Church families and friends and includes at least three kinds of soup, homemade bread and some fun with the Bible.  Please come and join us.


Anyone interested in joining the Church on Easter Sunday please see 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



                                                “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, Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Robert Lemieux, Lt. Joel & Karma Lyle & baby Nora, Debbie Maddox family, 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, Don Smith, Andy & Peggy Struck, Lynn Sweeney, 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