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August 9, 2020

                  Manchester Community                                                        


                                            August 9, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                                           Tenth Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Cynthia Burnham


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don           

*Opening Hymn               “He Leadeth Me”


Old Testament Reading         Psalm 118              Deacon Burnham


Special Music                                                            Tina Marie


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading               Matthew 9:9-13            Pastor Don     


Hymn                     “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”  


Sermon                             “Desire Mercy”              Pastor Don


*Hymn                  “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” 


*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible



Deacon of the Month:                                 Deacon Cynthia Burnham

Ushers:                                                               Don & Lynn Sweeney


Flowers on the Altar today are given by John Gragg in loving memory of his parents: Coris and Mary Gragg.


No Coffee Hour           

“He Leadeth Me”

He Lead-eth me!  O bless-ed thought!  O words with heav’n-ly

comfort fraught!  What-e’er I do, wher-e’er I be,

Still ‘tis God’s hand that Lead-eth me!  (Refrain)


And when my task on earth is done, When, by Thy grace,

the vic-t’ry’s won, E;en death’s cold wave I will not flee,

Since God thru Jor-dan Leadeth me!  (Refrain)


(Refrain) He Lead-eth me, He Lead-eth me, By His own hand He Lead-eth me:  His faith-ful fol-l’wer I would be, For by His hand He Lead-eth me


“What a Friend We Have in Jesus”

What a Friend we have in Je-sus, All our sins and griefs to bear!  What a priv-i-lege to car-ry Ev-ery-thing to God in prayer!  O what peace we of-ten for-feit, O what need-less pain we bear, All be-cause we do not car-ry Ev-ery-thing to God in prayer!


Are we weak and heav-y la-den, Cum-bered with a load of care? 

Pre-cious Sav-ior, still our Ref-uge--- Take it to the Lord in prayer. 

Do thy friends de-spise, for-sake thee?  Take it to the Lord in prayer;  In His arms He’ll take and shield thee, Thou wilt find a sol-ace there.


“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):  Lean-ing, lean-ing,  Safe and se-cure from all a-larms; Lean-ing, lean-ing, Lean-ing on the ev-er-last-ing arms.






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”