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December 10, 2017

Manchester Community Church


 December 10, 2017 10:00 a.m.

        Second Sunday of Advent                


Prelude                                                            Annabell Curtis


                                                           Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon

Introit                                                           MCC Senior Choir


Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 125                     “Joy to the World”


Responsive Reading  #680              Joy                  Deacon Gagnon

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Service of the Installation of New Members         Pastor Don


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                     “Tell the Story”                         MCC Choir

Lighting of the Advent Candles                              Hallett Family


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                                                                    Dick Cutliffe

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 120         “The Advent of Our God”


Scripture Lesson      Pages 819 and153  

Micah 6:6-8 and I Corinthians 13:1-13

Sermon                    The Greatest                          Pastor Don


*Hymn            Page 123         “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel”

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


Sung Response   (Back Cover of Hymnal)      “Go Now in Peace”

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible

Ushers for December                          Karen Guillemette & Bud Ware              

Deacon of the Month                           Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon      

Coffee Hour:                                         Lynn, Joan, Rose & Jean


Coming Events     

December         today       10:15/11:30 a.m.        Sunday School/Adult Schoo                  today                6:00 p.m.            Executive Board

                         13                     6:15 p.m.         Choir

                         14                    12 Noon            Ladies Christmas Dinner

                         15                    5:30 p.m.          Christmas Pot Luck Supper



We joyfully welcome the following new members to our Church Family: Maxine Bouchard, Jeff Chisar, Ruth Hodgkins & Robert J. Landry


The Wreaths on the side doors were given by Donna Misner in memory of her husband Gus.


Tonight at 6:00 p.m. is our last Regular Executive Board Meeting before the Annual Meeting in January. 


Ladies Group will meet on the 14th at Noon for their Annual Christmas Dinner.  Please being a box of cereal for the Augusta/Manchester Food Bank and a gift (between $5.00 & $7.00) to swap.  The cost of the dinner is $7.50.


Tables for your Church Family Christmas Card are ready in Johnson Hall.


John Gragg is putting together the Christmas Food Baskets. If anyone would like to provide items, please sign the sheets on the bulletin board as soon as possible.  Any monies donated will go toward purchasing the hams.


Annual Christmas Pot Luck Supper will be December 15th at 5:30 p.m.  Please being a casserole or salad for the supper. 


The Church has acquired a Defibrillator and if you are interested in training for CPR and in the use of the Defibrillator, please see Pastor Don, Deacon Dick Cutliffe or Clerk Deanna Hallett.


If you will be putting a Poinsettia on the altar for December 24th, please give your names to Diane Welch, Sue Bourne or Teddy Ware by December 19th and you can bring in your Poinsettia on Saturday, December 23rd as the church will be open through 2 p.m.


 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), Sarah Chisar, Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, Marty Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Pat Drost, families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, John Gragg, Kevin Haley, T. Hallett, Gina Harford, Bill Hawksley & family, 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, Darlene Cookson Passate, Bob Pushard, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Andy & Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, Dottie Turmelle,  Harold Webber, 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