Manchester Community Church
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

December 17, 2017

                                   Manchester Community Church

     December 17 2017 10:00 a.m.

                                              Third Sunday of Advent                


Prelude                                                Annabell Curtis


                                                         Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon


Introit                                                   MCC Senior Choir


Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 131         “Angels from the Realms of Glory”


Responsive Reading  #634  The Messianic King   Deacon Gagnon

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem       “Angels from the Realms of Glory’        MCC Choir


Lighting of the Advent Candles               Newcombe/Cormier Family


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                                                                    Jean & Joan

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 143         “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”


Scripture Lesson      Page 79                       John 1:1-9


Sermon                         Love Wins                          Pastor Don


*Hymn            Page 145         “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

*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

                        19                     6:00 p.m.          Kitchen Sub Committee

                         20                     6:15 p.m.         Choir

                         24                    6:00 p.m.          Christmas Eve Service

                         25                    Jesus Birth        Christmas Day




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.



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 bring in your Poinsettia on Saturday, December 23rd.



In Johnson Hall there are Christmas Stars made by Roger Bachelder from wood from the old chancel flooring of our Church.  Each family is welcome to take one.




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.






 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