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

December 24, 2017

                                                                 Manchester Community Church

     December 24, 2017 10:00 a.m.

                                                   Fourth Sunday of Advent                


Prelude                                                  Annabell Curtis


                                                         Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon


Introit                                                     MCC Senior Choir


Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn                        Page 128         “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”


Responsive Reading  #636     “The Magi’s Visit”     Deacon Gagnon

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                  Christ the Lord”                         MCC Choir


Lighting of the Advent Candles                              Morgan Sisters


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don

Choral Amen



Offertory                                                                    Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 124  “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus”


Scripture Lesson      Page 1             Matthew 1:18-24


Sermon                         Let’s Face It                       Pastor Don


*Hymn            Page 157         “Away In a Manger”

*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

                         26                    6:00 p.m.          Kitchen Sub Committee

                         27                     6:15 p.m.         Choir


Don’t forget to pick up your Christmas Cards in Johnson Hall.      




In Memory & Honor of:     Given By:


Gert & Lee Adams, Brother Lee              Harry & Dee Dee Black

Joe & Claudia Arnold and

Paul Gagnon                                         Arlene Gagnon & family

Reggie Bouchard                                   Maxine Bouchard

David Bourne                                        Sue & family

Stanley & Ruth Davenport                       Pastor Don & Jean

Gertrude Dodge and Jerry Peabody         Annette, David & Doug Peabody

Mary Godbout, Kathy Godbout, and

Brother Bob                                          Dick Godbout

Bud Hallett, Floyd & Margaret Mosher,

Clarence & Clara Turner,

Perley & Edith Hallett                            Deanna Mosher Hallett & family

Leroy Harrington                                   Margaret Harrington & family

Don Herber and Robert Blake                Jackie Herber

Jan Johnson                                        Rev Johnson

Kelly Landry                                        Bob Landry

Vesta & Elmer Mitchell, Son Ryan        Diane Welch  

Clyde Morgan and Roy Perkins            Joan Morgan

Greg Page, Cliff Master, Bob Master,

Al Jackson, Sonny Chavarie                 Sandy Jackson & family

Our Dad Bill Rollins                              Deb Rollins & family

Our Families                                       Vernon & Nancy Gettig

Our Loved Ones                                   Bud & Teddy Ware

Our Parent                                          Don & Lynn Sweeney

Our Son Edward                                  Norman & Addie Weymouth



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