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July 26, 2020

     Manchester Community                                                        


                          July 26, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                     Eighth Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                 Deacon Margaret Harrington


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don           

*Opening Hymn           “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”


Old Testament Reading          Psalm 95            Deacon Harrington


Special Music                    “Precious Lord”               Jean & Don


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading               John 4:5-15                  Pastor Don     


Hymn                               “Amazing Grace”      


Sermon                           “Living Waters”               Pastor Don


*Hymn                          “Because He Lives”    


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis





*Please stand if possible



Deacon of the Month:                             Deacon Margaret Harrington 

Ushers:                                            Annette Peabody & Dick Godbout

No Coffee Hour           


“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

What a fel-low-ship, what a joy di-vine,  Lean-ing on the ev-er-last-ing arms;  What a bless-ed-ness, what a peace is mine,

Lean-ing on the ev-er-last-ing arms.   (Refrain)


What have I to dread, what have I to fear, Lean-ing on the ev-er-last-ing arms?  I have bless-ed peace with my Lord so near,

Lean-ing on the ev-er-last-ing arms.   (Refrain)


(Refrain):  Leaning, leaning,  Safe and secure from all alarms; Leaning, leaning, Leaning on the everlasting arms.


“Amazine Grace”

A-maz-ing grace! how sweet the sound—That saved a wretch like me!  I once was lost but now am found, Was blind but now I see.


T’was grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears

re-lieved;  How pre-cious did that grace ap-pear  The hour I first



When we’ve been there ten thou-sand years, Bright shin-ing as the sun, We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise Than when we’d first begun.


“Because He Lives”

God sent His Son, they called Him Je-sus,  He came to love, heal, and for-give;  He lived and died to buy my par-don, An emp-ty grave is there to prove my Sav-ior lives.   (Refrain)


And then one day I’ll cross the riv-er,  I’ll fight life’s fi-nal war with pain;  And then as death gives way to vic-tory, I’ll see the lights of glo-ry and I’ll

know He lives.    (Refrain)


(Refrain):  Be-cause He lives I can face to-mor-row,   Be-cause He lives all fear is gone;  Be-cause I know He holds the fu-ture,  And life is worth the

 liv-ing  just be-cause He lives.



Pastor Don will be in his study following the service.



Building Fund Capital Campaign will end on August 31stAnyone considering an initial donation or an additional gift, please forward your contribution by this date.  Thank you for your tremendous support & interest in this project.

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 in blue.




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.



                        “Prayer Vine”


Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Randy Burnham, Denise Cerrell, Prescott & Richardyne Chapman (Teresa’s parents), Al Culmond, Addie Cumler, 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, Scott Lyon & family, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Dave Poulin, Dallas Price, 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), Lou Turmelle, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, Members of our Armed Forces and families.





              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











     Manchester Community Church      

           Established 1833

               The Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport



               “Where people count and Christ is honored”