Manchester Community Church
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Where people count and Christ is honored.

March 8, 2020 Second Sunday in Lent

 Manchester Community Church                 

                                       March 8, 2020           10:00 a.m.

                                             Second Sunday in Lent         

                            The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                     Deacon Teresa Farrington

Introit                                                                          MCC Choir


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don 

*Opening Hymn   Pg. 435     “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

Reading  #670            Christ’s Priesthood                 Deacon Farrington

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Anthem            “Beneath the Cross of Jesus”           MCC Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don  

Choral Amen                                                             MCC Choir     



0ffertory                                                                     Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                 Pastor Don


 Hymn   (Seated)  Pg.463      “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”

Scripture Reading  Pg 638       Isaiah 49:1-6           Pastor Don   

Sermon                       “Shine On”                          Pastor Don


*Hymn     Pg. 381       “Open My Eyes, That I May See”

*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 Teresa Farrington          

Ushers:                            Karen Guillemette & Deanna Mosher Hallett


Coffee Hour                                                                         Sue Chilton

Coming Event

March           today                 10:15 a.m.           Sunday School

                      today                 11:30 a.m.           Adult Sunday School

                        10                       9:30 a.m.           Discussion Group

                        11                      6:15 p.m.           Choir

                        12                      12 Noon             Ladied Group

                        28                 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.     Baked Bean Supper   

Daylight Saving Time begins today


Adult Sunday School class is held upstairs at11:30 after church.  Feel free to join in.


Ladies Group meets March 12th at noon.  Bring a bag lunch and enjoy Bingo together.


Our first Baked Bean Supper in the new Johnson Hall Addition is March 28th.  Hope to see you all.  Watch for Supper Sign=up sheets.


The office is working on the “MCC Birthday Book”.  During coffee hour please look at the draft copy on the table and either add your info, make changes, or mark “OK” by your name.


Knitters who may want to continue making scarves, a basket of yarn is full, help yourself.  Finished scarves could be placed in the basket and will be stored for this fall.  Questions, see Arlene.


Youth Group schedule will be out soon.  They are still collecting bottles and will be helping with church events.


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


New addresses or if your address, phone number or email has changed let Deanna know, so the registers are correct.


Our “Prayer Vine” is very important and much needed. To keep it updated, please let Deanna know of names that need to go on and “when God has answered your prayer” names that can come off.

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, Terry Blake (DeeDee & Harry’s daughter), Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Randy Burnham, Denise Cerrell, Prescott & Richardyne Chapman (Teresa’s parents), Nina Conklin (Regina Conley’s mother), Al Culmond, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Pat Drost, Ryan Gauthier, family of Marjorie Hall, T. Hallett, Bill Hawksley & family, Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Gladys Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Bill Laubenstein, Scott Lyon & family, Priscilla Lyonais, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Louise Perkins, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, Ralph Sargent (Sandy Jackson’s uncle),  Bev Savage, Julia Scheirer (Pastor Don & Jean’s granddaughter), Leon Strout, Peggy Struck,  Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Ed Tilson, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy Ware’s Great Grandson), Dottie Turmelle, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, Norman Whitman (Teddy’s brother). Members of our Armed Forces and families.




  1.               Manchester Community Church      
  2.      21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351
  3.      Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor
  4. Church office 207-622-0738     
  5.            Pastor’s hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  6.           Pastor Don is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838.
  7. Church web site:
  8. Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011
  9. Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536
  10. Mary Cloutier, Webmaster
  11.                                      Rose Benner, Senior Deacon
  12.      Annabell Curtis, Organist