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April 2, 2017

Manchester Community Church

           April 2, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            Fifth Sunday in Lent


Prelude                 Annabell Curtis 


Welcome & Announcements                             Deacon Joan Morgan


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


*Hymn                        Page 268         “God, Our Father, We Adore Thee”


Responsive Reading   #684       Spiritual Gifts        Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe

            Children leave for Sunday School                 


Anthem                      “Once Upon a Tree”               Senior Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen                                    



Offertory                                                               Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 335         “Turn Your Eyes upon Jesus”


Scripture Lesson      Page 91           John 11:1-45    Pastor Don

Sermon                  “Seeing is Believing                  Pastor Don


Service of 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 Joan Morgan

Ushers:                         Deanna Mosher Hallett & Margaret Harrington

Coffee Hour:                                    Debbie Violette & Sandy Jackson



Coming Events   

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

                    Today          6:00 p.m.                 Executive Board Meeting

 3             6.:00 p.m.                Conversation Class

 4            10:00 a.m.                Conversation Class

                         5             6:15 p.m.                 Choir

                         5             7:00 p.m.                 Deacons

                         6             5:30 p.m.                 B, B & B



 “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.


Ladies Group meets April 13th at the Church at Noon.  Please bring a lunch & one or two items for the auction.


Tenebrae Service on Maundy Thursday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m.


Easter Sunrise Service April 16th Jesse Lee Church, once again our Church will be joining the Readfield United Methodist Church in a 6:00 a.m. “Sunrise Easter Service” held at the Jesse Lee Memorial Church on the Readfield Road.  Come and welcome this “Holy Day” with our friends in the faith.  Easter Service at MCC at 10:00 a.m.


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


“Entering the Conversation” Classes, Monday evenings @ 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday mornings @10:00 a.m.   


Church Key Numbers are needed.  If you have not turned in your church key number to the office, please do so as soon as possible so the Church Key Numbers List can be completed. Thank you.




                                                “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, 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