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September 10, 2017

Manchester Community Church

          September 10, 2017 10:00 a.m.

        14th Sunday in Pentecost           



Prelude                                                                       Rose Benner

Welcome/Announcements                                            Deacon Joan Morgan


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 202 vss. 1, 2, 4              “Amazing Grace”


Responsive Reading  #653       God’s Love             Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                       “A Just Witness”                     MCC Choir                                         

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     

Choral Amen


Offering                                                                      Dick Cutliffe   


*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 42                       “Seek Ye First”


Scripture Lesson      Page 19  Matthew 20:1-16     Pastor Don


Sermon                      “First and Last”                    Pastor Don


*Hymn            Page 297                     “I Love to Tell the Story”


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

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


*Postlude                                                                   Rose Benner  


*Please stand if possible



Ushers for September          Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber

Deacon                                                                 Deacon Joan Morgan

Coffee Hour:                                                           

Coming Events   


September     10        10:15/11:30 a.m.        Sunday School/Adult SS

                        14                    6:00 p.m.         Ladies Group

                        26                    6:00 p.m.         Future’s Group

                        27        to be announced         Paint ‘N Sip Night

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

We are glad to welcome Rose Benner today filling in for our organist Annabell Curtis.  Thank you Rose.  Our prayers go to Annabell as she had a death in her family. 

On September 14th all ladies of the church are invited to come to our meeting at church at 6 p.m. (Note time change). We will be served a spaghetti supper by hostesses Lynn Sweeney, Jean Davenport and Joan Morgan.  Our special guest will be Pastor Jen Curran who will tell us about the “Wonderful World of Butterflies and Cocoons”. 

Paint ‘N Sip Night September 27th at the Manchester Lions Club.  The Future’s Group is co-sponsoring this fun night.  Cost $30 includes painting instructions, finished product plus lots of fun.  Sign up with Arlene Gagnon.  Reservation deadline is September 24th.

“A Touch of Christmas Fair”: Theme raffle baskets - volunteers needed to help fill these baskets: Can we add your name to the lists???  Please let the office know ASAP so we can start selling raffle tickets for the Church!


Theme Baskets                     Volunteers purchasing gifts

Children         Deanna Hallett, Jackie Herber, Margaret Harrington

Christmas      Arlene Gagnon

Italian              Jean Davenport, Joan Morgan, Rose Benner






Augusta Food Bank’s new building is going up thanks to

donations & now they need funds to fill their new home with food. 

Checks  payable & mailed to Augusta Food Bank, 9 Summer St, Augusta, Me. 04330.  Online payments at



                                       “Prayer Vine”

Heidi Smith Arsenault, Carol Ballard, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Eleanor Benner, Len Bettis, Bob Bond, Asher Bragdon, Sam Cabot, Andre Chabot, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, family of Annabell Curtis, Marty Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, family of Katherine Gerrity, John Gragg, Kevin Haley, T. Hallett, Gina Harford, Ella Harrington Sr, Bill Hawksley & family, Evelyn Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Bruce Keene, Gladys Keene, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Freemont Merriam (Cindy Burnham’s dad), Lynn Messenger, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Bob Pushard, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., family of Anita Smart, Andy & Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, Robert Trask, family of 12 yr old Matty Twombly (Kaye Mooers’ great, great nephew), Teddy Ware, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy Ware’s brother),  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” Mail Box in Johnson Hall. Thanks


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