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

May 6, 2018

       Manchester Community Church

              May 6, 2018 10:00 a.m.

                          Sixth Sunday of Easter                  

                                 He Is Risen        


Prelude                               Annabell Curtis



      Deacon Rose Benner

Introit                              MCC Senior Choir



Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn               Page 16          “We Praise Thee, O God, Our Redeemer”



Responsive Reading    #664            “Unity”             Deacon Benner

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Small Talk                                                      S. S. Supt Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                           “My Savior”                                    MCC Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don


Choral Amen




Offertory                                                                    Joan Morgan   

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn (Seated)           Page 253         “Where the Spirit of the Lord Is”


Scripture Lesson      Page 67     Luke 15:1-10        Pastor Don

Sermon                         “Joy in Heaven”               Pastor Don




Service of Communion

*Hymn                        Page 259         “Breathe on Me, Breath of God”

(Vs.1 only)



*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don       

 *Postlude                                                                  Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Deacon of the Month                                         Deacon Rose Benner

Communion Servers                         Deacons John Gragg & Arlene Gagnon


Ushers for May                                      Sue Bourne & Arlene Gagnon                                 

Coffee Hour:                Margaret Harrington & Deanna Mosher Hallett




                                                                        Coming Events      

May              Today           10:15/11:30 a.m.        Sunday School/Adult Class

                          7                    6”00 p.m.          Bldg Committee

                          8                   9:30 a.m.        “Spiritual Literacy” Discussion

                          9                   6:15 p.m.          Choir

                         10                    11:15 a.m.         Ladies Group

                         23           3:30 – 6:00 p.m.         Spring Fling Sale & Cookout

                       25-26        9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  Spring Sale & Luncheon



“Spiritual Literacy”- the Sacred in everyday life discussed every Tuesday morning from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.  All are welcome.


“Bowl a Strike – Make an Impact” on Saturday, May 5th – the Youth Group will bowl as a team for “Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake”.  Pledges as a team welcome..  All money is due Sunday, April 29th.


May 10th Ladies Group met at 11:15 a.m. at the Church to car pool to the Fireside Restaurant in Waterville.


May 20th Second Annual Softball Game.  Sign-up sheet in Johnson Hall.

May 23rd Wednesday the Future’s Group will hold a cookout with early shopping from our upcoming Spring Sale from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. to go along with the Elementary School Ice Cream Social.  We furnish supper and they furnish dessert.  The best of both worlds!  Come and eat and shop early!

Spring Sale & Luncheon will be held on May 25th & 26th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  We are looking for clean and in good condition items for our sale along with clean clothes both adult and children.  Please bring them in ASAP and leave them downstairs.

Missions is asking for help to keep the food basket located across the street in the school bus shelter supplied with food items for the community.  Each month two or three items will be asked for.  This month would you please bring in cans of soup, crackers and/or boxes of mac. & cheese. You can drop them off in the Community Food Basket across the street or the basket in the back of the Sanctuary.


Anyone new or if your address, phone number or email has changed let Arlene Gagnon or Deanna Mosher Hallett know so the registers are correct.                                



Announcement Sheets for the Deacon of the Day are on the back table.

To access Sunday Services Recordings - go to the Church’s website on the bottom of the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link or click on 2017 Sermon Titles, Bulletins link; click on Manchester Community Church services link. Then click on the service you want to watch.





              “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, Asher Bragdon, Lillian Bragg, Prescott Chapman (Theresa Farrington’s dad), Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Gwen Christianson, Al Culmone, Marty Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Kim Dowling, Pat Drost, families in need of prayer, Ryan Gauthier, Raymond Gay, Anne Goldrup, John Gragg, Kevin Haley, T. Hallett, Gina Harford, Robert Hasson Jr, Bill Hawksley & family, Jackie Heath (Dylan & Jayden’s grandmother), Holly Hersey, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Dorian Jones, Bruce Keene, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Doreen MacArthur (the Plante’s sister-in-law), Faith (Beaudoin) McLaughlin, Lynn Messenger, Donna Misner, Ron Moody, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Bob Pushard, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Chuck Silsby Jr., Peggy Struck, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Dottie Turmelle, Pat VanOrman, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy Ware’s brother), Phyllis & John Wing. Members of our Armed Forces and families.

Please leave a note in the “Secretary/Clerk” mail box in Johnson Hall for any names that need to be added or taken off the Prayer Vine.  Thank you.



“Manchester Community Church”


        21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

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