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August 2, 2020

                 Manchester Community                                                        


                                          August 2, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                                           Ninth Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Cynthia Burnham


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don           

*Opening Hymn               “For the Beauty of the Earth”


Old Testament Reading             Psalm 90              Deacon Burnham


Special Music                                    Don Sweeney & Jean Davenport


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading               Romans 8:31-39          Pastor Don     


Hymn                         “Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”  


Sermon                             “Why Me”                       Pastor Don


*Hymn                     “In My Heart There Rings a Melody” 


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis





*Please stand if possible



Deacon of the Month:                                 Deacon Cynthia Burnham

Ushers:                                                               Don & Lynn Sweeney

No Coffee Hour           


“For the Beauty of the Earth”

For the beau-ty of the earth, For the glo-ry of the skies. 

For the love which from our birth O-ver, and a-round us lies;

Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grate-ful praise.


For Thy-self, best gift di-vine, To our race so free-ly given;

For that great, great love of Thine, Pease on earth and joy in

heaven; Lord of all, to Thee we raise

This our hymn of grate-ful praise.    A-men


“Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name”

Sav-ior, a-gain to Thy dear name we raise  With one ac-cord our

part-ing hymn of praise;  Once more we bless Thee ere our wor-

ship cease;  With ea-ger hearts we wait, Thy word of peace.


Grant us Thy peace up-on our home-ward way;  With Thee be-gan,

with Thee shall end the day;  Guard Thou the lips from sin, the

hearts from shame, That in this house have called up-on Thy name             



“In My Heart There Rings a Melody”

I have a song that Je-sus gave me,  It was sent from heav’n

a-bove;  There nev-er was a sweet-er mel-o-dy,

“Tis a mel-o-dy of love.  (Refrain)


“Twill be my end-less theme in glo-ry,  With the an-gels

I will sing;  “Twill be a song with glo-rious har-mo-ny,

When the courts of heav-en ring.  (Refrain)


(Refrain)  In my heart there rings a mel-o-dy, There rings a

mel-o-dy with heav-en’s har-mo-ny; 

In my heart there rings a mel-o-dy, There rings a mel-o-dy of love.




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”