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August 23, 2020

            Manchester Community                                                                                 Church                

                                                  August 23, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                                                 Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      Deacon Cynthia Burnham


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don           

*Opening Hymn          “O Jesus, I Have Promised”


Old Testament Reading            Psalm 90              Deacon Burnham


Special Music                                                            Jean & Joan   


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading       Matthew 8:1–4a, 14-17        Pastor Don     


Hymn                                “Trust and Obey” 


Sermon                       “Reaching Out”                   Pastor Don


*Hymn                               “Rock of Ages”


*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.




“O Jesus, I Have Promised”

O Je-sus, I have prom-ised To serve Thee to the end; Be Thou

for-ev-er near me, My Mas-ter and my Friend: I shall not fear

the bat-tle If Thou art by my side, Nor wan-der from the path-way

If Thou wilt be my guide.


O Je-sus, Thou hast prom-ised To all who fol-low Thee, That where Thou art in glo-ry, There shall Thy ser-vant be; And, Je-sus I have prom-ised To serve Thee to the End; O give me grace to fol-low,

My Mas-ter and my Frined.


“Trust and Obey”

When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glo-ry He sheds on our way!  While we do His good will  He a-bides with us still, And with all who will trust and o-bey.   (Refrain)


Then in fel-low-ship sweet we will sit at His feet, Or we’ll walk by His side in the way; What He says we will do, where He sends we will go—Nev-er fear, on-ly trust and o-bey.    (Refrain)


(Refrain): Trust and o-bey, for there’s no oth-er way To be hap-py in Je-sus, But to trust and o-bey.


“Rock of Ages”

Rock of A-ges, cleft for me,  Let me hide my-felf in Thee; Let the

wa-ter and the blood, From Thy riv-en side which flowed, Be of sin

the dou-ble cure, Cleanse me from its guilt and pow’r.


While I draw this fleet-ing breath, When my eyes shall close in death, When I soar to worlds un-known, See Thee on Thy judg-ment throne, Rock of A-ges, cleft for me, Let me hide my-self in Thee.   A-men







Lawn Sale & Outside Lunch Aug. 29, - 9:00 am – 2:00 p.m.  Please put items in the “New room” (Not downstairs).  If anybody could help bring downstairs items up after church it would be helpful. Signup sheet available.




Building Fund Capital Campaign will end on Aug. 31stDonations or additional gifts, please forward by this date.  Thank you for your support.



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”