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Sept 8, 2019 Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

     Manchester Community Church                 


                                                September 8, 2019  

                                                       10:00 a.m.

                                    Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

                                                  Grandparents Day

                                                The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport


Prelude                                                                     Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Jean Davenport


Introit                                                                          MCC Choir

Call to Worship                                                        Deacon Davenport

*Opening Hymn        Pg. 461                “He Leadeth Me”


Responsive Reading #632       Forgiveness           Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

Small Talk                                      S.S. Superintendent Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem          “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”          MCC Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                              Deacon Davenport

Choral Amen                                                             MCC Choir     



0ffertory                                                                     Dick Cutliffe

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                Deacon Davenport


 Hymn   (Seated)        Pg. 433            “Sweet Hour of Prayer”

Scripture Reading    Pg.68       Luke 15:11-32


Sermon                      “Alive Again”                        Pastor Don


*Hymn            Pg. 439            “Cleanse Me”

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Sung Response                    “Alleluia”

                        Alleluia, He’s my savior, He is worthy, I will praise Him,

                        I will praise Him, He is worthy, He’s my savior, Alleluia.


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Deacon of the Month                                      Deacon Jean Davenport                                             

Ushers for the Month            Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber

Coffee Hour:                                  Jean Davenport & Cathy Boudreau                  

Coming Event

Sept               11                     6:15 p.m.                      Choir

12                     12 Noon                       Ladies Group


Ladies Group Sept. 12th at noon at the church.  Bring a bag lunch.


We are sorry but we cannot accept yard sale donations at this time.  There is no room downstairs! 


Ladies group knitting project open to everyone: Directions on the back table in the sanctuary & yarn and needles are in Johnson Hall.  

“Manchester Day” October 5th The festival is being held behind the school, the church is going to have two tables.  We will be selling pulled pork, chili, corn bread, hamburgers, hot dogs and fudge puppies.  At the Grange we will be selling cooked food.  If anyone would like to donate any of the needed items there will be a signup list in Johnson Hall.  Many thanks.


Anyone new or if your address, phone number or email has changed let Deanna in the office know, so the registers are correct.    


 Grandparents Day is always celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Take the time to honor your grandparents

Grandparents Day quotes


“If I would have known that grandchildren were going to be so much fun I would have had them first.”


“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.”


“One of the most powerful handclasps is that of a new grandbaby around the finger of a grandfather.”


“When it seems the world can’t understand, your grandmother’s there to hold your hand.”

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”


 Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Lillian Bragg, Maxine Buxton (Donna Misner’s sister), Prescott Chapman (Teresa Farrington’s dad), Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Al Culmond, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Bill & Kim Dowling, Ryan Gauthier, Vern Gettig, the family of Karen Guillemette, Anne Goldrup, John Gragg, T. Hallett, Ed Harrington, (Deanna’s cousin), Bill Hawksley & family, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Ruby Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Donna Michaud, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Lionel Pelletier, (Donna Misner’s brother-in-law), Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Phyllis, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Leon Strout, Peggy Struck,  Rosemary & Christine Towne, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Addie & Norman Weymouth, Jesse Whitman, Norman Whitman (Teddy’s brother). Members of our Armed Forces and families.


Please let Deanna know of any names that should be added or if God has answered their prayers any names that can be taken off. 



                           “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

                    Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

                                              Annabell Curtis, Organist