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

August 16, 2020

          Manchester Community                                                        


                                            August 16, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                                         Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Cynthia Burnham


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don           

*Opening Hymn             “The Wonder of It All”


Old Testament Reading            Psalm 46              Deacon Burnham


Special Music                                                           


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading                    John 14                   Pastor Don     


Hymn                        “Come, Thou Almighty King”  


Sermon                             “Spirit Life                      Pastor Don


*Hymn                     “Just a Closer Walk with Thee” 


*Benediction                                              Pastor Don


*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible



Deacon of the Month:                                 Deacon Cynthia Burnham

Ushers:                                                               Don & Lynn Sweeney



No Coffee Hour           


Pastor Don will be his study following the service.

“The Wonder of It All”

There’s the won-der of sun-set at evening.  The won-der as sun-rise I see;  But the won-der of won-ders that thrills my soul Is the won-der that God loves me.  (Refrain)


There’s the won-der of spring-time and har-vest,   The sky, the stars, the sun;  But the won-der of won-ders that thrills my soul Is a won-der that’s on-ly be-gun.  (Refrain)


(Refrain) O, the won-der of it all!  The won-der of it all!  Just to think that God loves me.  O, the won-der of it all!  The won-der of it all!  Just to think that God loves me.


“Come, Thou Almighty King”

Come, Thou Al-might-y King, Help us thy name to sing, Help us to praise;  Fa-ther! All glo-ri-ous, O’er all vic-to-ri-ous, Come, and reign o-ver us, An-cient of Days.


To Thee, great One in Three, E-ter-nal prais-es be, Hence ev-er-more; Thy sov-’reign maj-es-ty May we in glo-ry see, And to e-ter-ni-ty Love and a-dore.    A-men.


“Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

I am weak but Thou art strong; Je-sus, keep me from all wrong;

I’ll be sat-is-fied as long  As I walk, let me walk close to Thee.  (Refrain)


When my fee-ble life is o’er, Time for me will be no more,

Guide me gent-ly safe-ly o’er  To Thy king-dom shore, to Thy shore.  (Refrain)


(Refrain) Just a clos-er walk with Thee, Grant it, Jesus, is my plea.  Dai-ly walk-ing close to Thee, Let it be, dear Lord, Let it be.



Lawn Sale & Outside Lunch August 29th - 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m.  Items

brought in please put in “New Kitchen” (Not downstairs).  Items already downstairs need to come up into “New Kitchen”. If anybody could help bring items up it would be very much appreciated.  Signup sheet for lunch in Sanctuary hallway.  All donated items help bring down the cost of event.


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”