Manchester Community Church
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November 5, 2017

Manchester Community Church

          November 5, 2017 10:00 a.m.

        22nd Sunday in Pentecost            










Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome/Announcements                                              Deacon John Gragg


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir

Call to Worship                               Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 514         “In My Heart There Rings a Melody”


Responsive Reading  #683     Christ, Bread of Life      Deacon Gragg

*Gloria Patri   Page 623        

Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem             “Here before Thy Table Bending”

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory            “Glorify Thy Name”                     Rose Benner & Pastor Don

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 463         “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

Scripture Lesson      Page 4             Matthew 5:13-20

Sermon                   Salt, Light and the Law           Pastor Don


Service of Communion

*Hymn            Page 286         “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (vs 1 only)

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis           

*Please stand if possible

Ushers for November                                                       Diane Welch               

Deacon for the Month                                           Deacon John Gragg

Communion Servers                 Deacons John Gragg & Joan Morgan     

Coffee Hour:                                                  Cindy & Randy Burnham


Coming Events     


November         today       10:15/11:30 a.m.        Sunday School/Adult SS                                   today          after church             Setup tables for fair

                         8                6:15 p.m.               Choir

                         9               12 Noon                  Ladies Group

                        12               after church             Bring items up for fair

                      17-18      9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.     A Touch of Christmas Fair


Assistance needed after church today to setup tables for the fair downstairs and bring up tables for the Ladies Group. 

Next Sunday after church bring some items upstairs for the fair.


Ladies Group will meet Nov. 9th at noon at the Church.  Bring a bag lunch.


 “A Touch of Christmas Fair” Nov. 17 & 18: Theme raffle baskets – There is a table in Johnson Hall with the raffle baskets to view.   Raffle ticket books will be available to buy.        Thanks to all that are willing to help out.


Theme Baskets:  Children, Christmas, Food, Italian, Kitchen, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Foods, Theater, Scentsy, Yarn & Gift Cards


Future’s Group is again sponsoring the Samanitan’s Purse Shoe Box Program filling boxes with items for children at Christmas in third world countries. These boxes may be all a child receives for Christmas.  Boxes, boy/girl labels and a list of suggested items are set up in front of the coat rack at the back of the sanctuary. Deadline to bring your filled box in is Sunday, Nov. 12th. Thank you for your continued support to this ministry.


John Gragg has volunteered again this year to put together the  Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.  If anyone would like to provide items for the baskets a list of what is needed will be on the bulletin board.  Any monies donated will go toward purchasing the turkeys.


If anyone knows of a local family in need please contact John Gragg.  This info will be kept confidential.


Anyone interested in serving on a committee or as an officer of the Church, please see a member of the Nominating Committee: Pastor Don, Don S., Deanna, Lynn, Arlene, Roger, Leon and Cheryl."

 Announcement Sheets for the Deacon of the Day to read are available on the back table in the Sanctuary.   


Services are now being video recorded from Sept. 10th on.  To access them, go to the Church’s website 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, 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, Donna Misner, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Bob Pushard, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Andy & Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, VanOrman family on the passing of Fred’s sister, 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