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

December 31, 2017

Manchester Community Church

December 31, 2017 10:00 a.m.

            First Sunday after Christmas              


Prelude                                                                    Annabell Curtis



                                                                  Senior Deacon Arlene Gagnon


Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir



Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

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



Responsive Reading  #664          Unity              Deacon Gagnon

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                                  Pastor Don


Anthem                  “The Christmas Prayer”              MCC Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don


Choral Amen



Offertory              “Here I Am Lord”                           Don Sweeney

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn   (Seated)         Page 152  “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

                                                                        (Verses 1, 3, 5)



Scripture Lesson      Page 30             Mark 1:14-45   


Sermon                “The Ministry of Jesus”           Pastor Don



*Hymn            Page 137         “What Child Is This”

*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 School

                        tonight                                      New Year’s Eve

January               1                                            Blessed New Year

  2018                 3                     6:15 p.m.         Choir

                          3                    7:00 p.m.          Deacons

                        11                     12 Noon            Ladies Group

                        13                     Church              Service of Lillian Ballard



Please check the Christmas Card table in Johnson Hall for any remaining cards and take as many other cards as possible to deliver.



Ladies Group will meet January 11th at 12 noon at the church.  Please bring a bag lunch.









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, Erik Bates (Sue Bourne’s nephew), 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,  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