Manchester Community Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

October 1, 2017

Manchester Community Church

          October 1, 2017 10:00 a.m.

        17th Sunday in Pentecost           



Prelude                                                                                      Annabell Curtis

Welcome/Announcements                                         Deacon Jean Davenport


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport


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


Responsive Reading  #646        The Church           Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                                  “Walk With Me”                       MCC Choir                                         

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen


Offering                                                                      Annabell Curtis


*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


 Hymn   (Seated)        Page 270         “Wonderful Words of Life”


Scripture Lesson      Page  12                      Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23


Sermon               “Blessed Are WE”                      Pastor Don


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


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis           

*Please stand if possible



Ushers for October                         Debbie Maddox & Sandy Jackson

Deacon for the Day                                     Deacon Jean Davenport

Communion Servers      Deacons Cindy Burnham & Jean Davenport

Coffee Hour:                                                                    Melissa Lower


Coming Events   

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

                        1              After church                        Softball game & picnic

                        4                      7:15 p.m.         Choir

                        4                      7:00 p.m.         Deacons

                        12                    11:15 a.m.       Ladies Group

                        15                    6:00 p.m.         Executive Board Meets

                        28        4:30 – 6:00 p.m.         Turkey Pie Supper

Today is our 2nd Softball game & picnic at the Lions Club after Church. 

Ladies Group will meet at Church on the 12th at 11:15 a.m. to carpool to Turner for lunch.

Our October supper will be on the 4th Sat. and it will be the only Turkey Pie Supper this year.  We hope to see you, so mark your calendar.

“A Touch of Christmas Fair”: Theme raffle baskets – Thanks to all the volunteers that have offered to fill these raffle baskets.  Please get together and fill each basket as soon as possible so we can have them on display.  If you have any questions please see Deanna.


Theme Baskets                     Volunteers purchasing gifts

Children         Deanna Hallett, Jackie Herber, Margaret Harrington

Christmas      Arlene Gagnon, Cindy Burnham, Cheryl Cutliffe

Italian              Jean Davenport, Joan Morgan, Rose Benner

Kitchen           Melissa Lower, Debbie Maddox

Thanksgiving  Lynn Sweeney, Nancy Gettig, Darlene Hawksley

Scentsy          Jen Kent, Kelly Blake

Theater           Debbie Rollins, Sandy Jackson, Wanita Baker


Augusta Food Bank is asking for funds to fill their new home with food..  Checks  payable & mailed to Augusta Food Bank, 9 Summer St, Augusta, Me. 04330.  Online payments

All services are now being video recorded beginning with the September 10th service.  To access them, go to (the Church’s website) and on the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link or click on 2017 Sermon Titles, bulletins link and click on Manchester Community Church services link. Then click on the service you want to watch and it should open to view.


                                       “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, Marty Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, 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., Andy & Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, Robert Trask, 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