Manchester Community Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Where people count and Christ is honored.

May 27, 2018




           May 27, 2018   

                          10:00 a.m.


                              First Sunday after Pentecost                

                                       Memorial Sunday


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome/Announcements                                Deacon Rose Benner

Introit                                                                          MCC Senior Choir



Call to Worship                                Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

*Hymn               Page 462               “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us””

Responsive Reading    #674   Dedicated Service   Deacon Benner

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Service of Baptism   Elena-Mae Shannon Perkins   Pastor Don

Small Talk                                                      S.S. Supt. Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                      “A Journey of Faith”                MCC Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don


Choral Amen



Offertory                    “Patriotic Medley”                   Jean, Joan & Don

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625


Hymn (Seated)           Page 215                     “Alleluia! Alleluia!”

Scripture Lesson      Page 68    Luke 15:25-32       Pastor Don

Sermon                         “Come to Life”                  Pastor Don




Lighting of Candles Ceremony

*Hymn                        Page 234         “Crown Him with Many Crowns”



*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don    


Sung Response        Back cover     “Go Now in Peace”  

 *Postlude                                                                  Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the Month                                         Deacon Rose Benner


Ushers for May                                      Sue Bourne & Arlene Gagnon                                 

Coffee Hour:                                                  Jean Davenport



                                                                        Coming Events   

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

                         28                                            Memorial Day Observed

                         29                   9:30 a.m.        “Spiritual Literacy” Discussion


                         30                   6:15 p.m.          Choir                         

June                    4                   6:00 p.m.          Bldg Committee


   5                   5:00 p.m.          Finance Committee       


Today we joyfully Baptize Elena-Mae Shannon Perkins born April 3, 2018, daughter of Kevin Russell Perkins & Natalie Nicole Perkins; Grandparents: Howard & Linda Perkins and John & Donna MacDonald; God Parents: Tyler & Shannon Crowley.

Today is Memorial Sunday; we light candles for our loved ones who have gone on before.  You will be invited to come forth and light a candle as you speak the name(s) of your lost love ones.                         

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

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.  For June would you please bring in peanut butter and jelly or jams. You can drop them off in the Community Food Basket across the street or the basket in the back of the Sanctuary.

Manchester Housing for the Elderly Annual Meeting will meet at the church on June 12th at 2 p.m.

Summer Sale & Luncheon has been set for June 22nd & 23rd.  If you have any items for this sale please bring them in as soon as possible, as the only way this sale can benefit the church is if we can get good clean items to sell.


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.




Announcement:  The Building Committee will not meet this week due to Memorial Day. They are scheduled to meet next Monday Night.



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, Teddy Ware, 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