Manchester Community Church
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December 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Service

Manchester Community Church

December 24, 2017, 6:00 p.m.







Christmas Eve Candlelight Service


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Solo                 “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”            David Peabody

Welcome                                             Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon


*Processional Carol     Pg. 125         “Joy to the World”

Lighting of the Advent Wreath and Christ Candle

                                                                                    Plante Family

Duet          “Night of Silence”                        Joan Morgan and Jean Davenport


            The Christmas Story in Scripture and Song


Luke 2:1-7                  Pg. 50              Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

Anthem          “Bethlehem’s Gift”                             MCC Choir

*Carol                                    Pg. 141            “O Little Town of Bethlehem”

Christmas Offering

Offertory                    “Alleluia”                                Darren Ware


Luke 2:8-14                Pg. 50                                      Deacon Gagnon

*Carol                                    Pg. 133        “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

Christmas Pastoral Prayer                                       Pastor Don

Solo                 “O Holy Night!”                                 Donald Sweeney


Luke 2:15-20              Pg. 51                                      Pastor Don

Anthem                      “Christmas Prayer”                 MCC Choir

Sermon                       “Light of the World”            Pastor Don

Passing of the Peace and Christmas Spirit             Pastor Don

Solo                 “I Wonder as I Wander”                     Alec Rogers              


Passing the Christmas Lights


Carol  Pg. 147                        “Silent Night! Holy Night!”

*Benediction, Extinguishing of Lights, Depart in Silence


*Congregation standing




The Manchester Community Church and Pastor Don wish you and your family a Holy and peaceful Christmas.  May Christ’s light lead your way in the New Year!


Manchester Community Church Choir

Annette Peabody Director

Annabell Curtis              Organist


Roger Bachelder                    Warren Benner                                                  

Don & Jean Davenport           Dick Godbout                                     

John Gragg                              Cindy Keller                                       

Joan Morgan                            David Peabody                                               

Don Sweeney                          Teddy Ware



   Ushers:       Karen Guillemette, Lynn Sweeney, Leon Strout






We would like to thank all those who prepared the Sanctuary for this evening’s service as well as all the musicians who shared their talents.




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

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 Loved Ones                                 Bud & Teddy Ware

Our Parent                                           Don & Lynn Sweeney

Our Son Edward                                 Norman & Addie Weymouth