Manchester Community Church
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Dec. 8, 2019 Second Sunday in Advent

           Manchester Community Church                 


                                                   December 8, 2019  

                                                          10:00 a.m

                                             Second Sunday in Advent

                               The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                         Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                      Deacon Jean Davenport


Introit                                                                            MCC Choir

Call to Worship                                                            Deacon Davenport  

*Opening Hymn   Pg.  136       “The First Noel”    (Vss: 1, 2 & 6)


Respensiveding  #632          Forgiveness                Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Lighting of the Advent Candles                         Roger & Alanna Bachelder

Small Talk                                                        S.S. Superintendent Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem               “Song of the Shepherds”               MCC Choir


Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                                 Deacon Davenport    

Choral Amen                                                                 MCC Choir     



0ffertory                                                                        Pastor Don

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                     Pastor Don


 Hymn   (Seated)   Pg. 141  “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Vss:1 & 4)


Scripture Reading  Pg 82         John 4:7-21               Pastor Don   


Sermon                     “God is Love”                            Pastor Don


*Hymn         Pg.125              “Joy to the World”  

*Benediction                                                                Pastor Don   

            (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 week:                                                  Deacon Jean Davenport                  

Ushers:                                                                        Bud Ware & Karen Guillemette  



Coming Event

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

                      Today                11:15 a.m.                Deacons

                        10                     9:30 a.m.                Discussion Group

                        11                     6:15 p.m.                Choir

                        12                    12 Noon                  Ladies Christmas Dinner

                        24                    6:00 p.m.                 Christmas Eve Service


Adult Sunday School Assignments:

12/8                 Vices/Virtues                    Galatians 5

12/15               God’s Armor                      Ephesians 6

12/22               God’s Faithfulness          1 Thessalonians 5



Jesus: A new vision by Marcus Borg is the “focus” for the Discussion Group. Back on Tuesdays.   All are welcome. 



Dec. 12th at noon downstairs the Ladies Group will hold their annual Christmas Dinner Meeting.  Please bring a $5 wrapped gift to swap after Bingo!



December 15th Johnson Hall will be available for tables for Christmas cards to share with church friends.



Dec. 22nd Poinsettias on Altar – To put put poinsettias on the altar for Christmas Sunday please see Teddy Ware, Diane Welch, Sue Bourne or call the office (Deanna Hallett 441-6011).  The church will be open on Sat, Dec. 21st for drop off.



“Blessings Food Basket” in the Sanctuary & across the street in the school bus shelter.  Please remember this very important & much needed mission.  Food items that will not freeze.



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”


Roger Bachelder & family, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Maxine Buxton (Donna Misner’s sister), Denise Cerrell, Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Al Culmond, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Bill & Kim Dowling, Pat Drost, Ryan Gauthier, Vern Gettig, Marjorie Hall (Barbara’s mother), T. Hallett, Bill Hawksley & family, Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Ruby Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Scott Lyon & family, Family of Loryn McCollett, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Donna Michaud, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Family of Lionel Pelletier, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Louise Perkins, Phyllis, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Ralph Sargent (Sandy Jackson’s uncle), Julia Scheirer (Pastor Don & Jean’s granddaughter), Leon Strout, Peggy Struck,  Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, 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

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