Manchester Community Church
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Where people count and Christ is honored.

Dec. 15, 2019 Third Sunday in Advent

Manchester Community Church                 

                                                     

                              December 15, 2019  

                                      10:00 a.m.

                          Third Sunday in Advent

                  The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

 

Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                        Deacon Debbie Maddox

 

Introit                                                                          MCC Choir

Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don 

*Opening Hymn   Pg.  133    “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”

 

Responsive Reading  #635   Christ’s Incarnation    Deacon Maddox

*Gloria Patri   Page 623

 

Lighting of the Advent Candles               

Small Talk                                     S.S. Superintendent Cheryl Cutliffe

 

Anthem      “Angels, from the Realms of Glory”       MCC Choir

 

Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                               Pastor Don  

Choral Amen                                                             MCC Choir     

 

Offering                                                                     

0ffertory                                                                     Jean & Joan

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                 Pastor Don

           

 Hymn   (Seated)   Pg.132   “Angels We Have Heard on High”

                                                                        (Vss.1 & 3)

Scripture Reading  Pg 95         John 14:8-11           Pastor Don   

 

Sermon                     “Love the Unlovely”             Pastor Don

 

*Hymn         Pg.125              “Joy to the World”  

*Benediction 

                                                            Pastor Don   

*Hymn          Pg.143    “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly”    (Vs. 1)

 

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible

Deacon of the week:                                      Deacon Debbie Maddox                 

Ushers:                                                 Bud Ware & Karen Guillemette  

 

Coming Event

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

                        17                     9:30 a.m.                Discussion Group

                        18                     6:15 p.m.                Choir

                        24                    6:00 p.m.             Christmas Eve Service

 

Adult Sunday School Assignments:

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. on Tuesdays.   All are welcome. 

 

Christmas Food Baskets will be made on Dec. 21st & distributed after church the following day.  A signup sheet is in Johnson Hall if you wish to contribute.  Food items should be at the church before 10 am on that day.  Monetary donations will be used to purchase hams.  Thank you all who contribute.

 

Dec. 22nd Poinsettias on Altar – To put poinsettias on the altar & names in the Memorial Bulletin 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 Dec. 21st for drop off.

 

Old Fashioned Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

December 24th at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome.  Come celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

 

“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.

 

Thanks to all who participated in the scarf project.  Sixty-six scarves were made and distributed to the downtown area during the tree lighting, the Warming Shelter and the Linc Club which is a wellness mental health clinic in Augusta.

 

 

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, 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,  Gladys Keene, Ruby Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Scott Lyon & family, Priscilla Lyonais, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Donna Michaud, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Louise Perkins, 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  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