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September 17, 2017

Manchester Community Church

          September 17, 2017 10:00 a.m.

        15th Sunday in Pentecost           



Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome/Announcements                         Deacon Rose Benner


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                                         Richard Cutliffe

*Hymn                        Page 14     “Come Let Us Worship and Bow Down”


Responsive Reading  #654       The New Birth        Deacon Benner

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem          “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”             MCC Choir                                         

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Dick Cutliffe   

Choral Amen


Offering                                                                      Annabell Curtis


*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 515    “Since Jesus Came into My Heart”


Scripture Lesson      Page 159                     2 Corinthians 5:17


Sermon               “God Never Gives Up”               Dick Cutliffe


*Hymn            Page 350         “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”


*Benediction                                                              Dick Cutliffe

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


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis           

*Please stand if possible



Ushers for September          Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber

Deacon for the month                                        Deacon Rose Benner

Coffee Hour:                                   Nancy Gettig & Darlene Hawksley


Coming Events   


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

                        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

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.

Last Baked Bean & Casserole Supper of the year Sept. 30th (Note 5th Sat).  We are holding our September supper on the 5th Saturday to go alone with Manchester Applefest.  Our October supper will be the only Turkey Pie Dinner in 2017.  Mark your calendar for both suppers.

“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

Kitchen           Melissa Lower, Debbie Maddox





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