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Nov. 3, 2019 Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

                          Manchester Community Church                 

                                                     

                                                                                         November 3 , 2019  

                                                                                                   10:00 a.m.

              Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

                                                                                          The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport

 

Prelude                                                                                             Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                            Deacon Randy Burnham

 

Introit                                                                                                 MCC Choir

Call to Worship                                                                             Deacon Burnham     

*Opening Hymn        Pg. 274            “Break Thou the Bread of Life”

 

Responsive Reading  #674    Dedicated Service            Deacon Burnham

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

Small Talk                                              S.S. Superintendent Cheryl Cutliffe

 

Anthem            “Hymn of Thanks and Praise”                     MCC Choir

 

Pastor’s Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                         Pastor Don     

Choral Amen                                                                              MCC Choir     

 

Offering                                                                     

0ffertory         “Let Us Break Bread Together”          Don & Pastor Don

*Doxology & Prayer       Page 625                                Pastor Don

           

 Hymn   (Seated)     Pg. 293  “Rise Up, O Church of God” (Vss. 1 & 4)

Scripture Reading Pg. 51       Luke 2:41-52              Pastor Don   

 

Sermon               “Searching for Jesus”                    Pastor Don

Holy Communion                                                            Pastor Don

 

*Hymn         Pg.286    “Bless Be the Tie That Binds”  (Vs. 1)      

*Benediction                                                       Pastor Don    

 

*Postlude                                                                               Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible

 

Deacon of the Month:                                   Deacon Randy Burnham   

Communion Servers Deacons:                   Cindy & Randy Burnham                    

Ushers:                             Deanna Mosher Hallett & Margaret Harrington

Coffee Hour:                                                                              Cathy Boudreau       

Coming Event

Nov.                today             10:15/11:30 a.m.           SS/Adult S.S.

                        today             11:20 a.m.                           Membership Meeting

                        6                       9:30 a.m.                           Discussion Group

                        6                       6:15 p.m.                           Choir

                        6                      7:00 p.m.                          Deacons

                  15 & 16         9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.            Christmas Fair

                       

Special Membership Meeting  today at 11:20 to vote on roof replacement on church & Johnson Hall & improvements to parking lot

 

Futures Group will meet Nov. 4th, 5th, & 12th at 5 p.m. to work on the fair and Nov. 11th at 10 a.m. to work on the fair.

 

Adult Sunday School topics and assignments:

11/3 – Money (Part I) – Read James 5

11/10 – Money (Part II) – Read I Timothy 6

 

Jesus: A new vision by Marcus Borg will be the fall “focus” for the Discussion Group held on Wednesdays.  All are welcome. 

 

Nov. 9th Augusta/Manchester Food Bank Dinner & Auction.  Lets fill a table.  See Annette for tickets or to buy a kid’s pack for $10.00.

 

November 15th & 16th “Touch of Christmas Fair”. No further items can be accepted until we can organize all the items that have come in.

Food items needed for luncheon for fair are posted on the bulletin board in Johnson Hall.   Any donations are much appreciated.

 

Raffle tickets for five “A Touch of Christmas Fair Raffles” are available.  (Italian Basket or Kitchen Basket or Christmas Basket or Afghan or Quilt)

Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00.  See Deanna or Joan

 

Future’s Group under Samaritan’s Purse is sponsoring “Christmas Shoe Box Program” for children in 3rd world counties.  Boxes are in the back of the sanctuary.. Nov 17th is the deadline for returning the filled boxes.  Shipping costs see Deanna or Joan, or there is a box labeled “Shipping Costs, if you would like to donate.

 

Ladies group knitting project open to everyone:

To access Sunday Services Recordings - go to the Church’s website www.manchestercommunitychurch.com 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”

 

Roger Bachelder & family, 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), Denise Cerrell, 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, Anne Goldrup, John Gragg, Terry Hallett & family, Bill Hawksley & family, Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Ruby Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Scott Lyon & family, 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,  Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, 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 when God has answered prayers, any names that can come off. 

 

 

                           “Manchester Community Church”   

       21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

 

     Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor  don.s.davenport@gmail.com

Church office 207-622-0738 manchester.community.church1833@gmail.com     

           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:  www.manchestercommunitychurch.com

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

          Mary Cloutier, Webmaster mncltr@gmail.com

                     Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

                                                Annabell Curtis, Organist