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Sept 6, 2020

     Manchester Community                                                        


                     September 6, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                   Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                               Deacon Dick Cutliffe


Call to Worship                                                          Pastor Don           

*Opening Hymn            “We Gather Together”


Old Testament Reading           Isaiah 2:2 & 4           Deacon Cutliffe


Special Music                  “It Took a Miracle”             John Gragg


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading              Titus 3:1-7                      Pastor Don     


Hymn                                    “He Lives” 


Sermon                                 “He Lives”                    Pastor Don


Service of Holy Communion                                    Pastor Don


The Service Moves to:     “Jan’s Garden”


*Hymn                                ”Amazing Grace”

            Opening Remarks by Pastor Don

            Comments and thanks by Moderator Don Sweeney

            Words of Rededication


*Benediction                                              Pastor Don


*Please stand if possible


Deacon of the Month:                                           Deacon Dick Cutliffe

Ushers:                         Deanna Mosher Hallett & Margaret Harrington


No Coffee Hour           

“We Gather Together”

We gath-er to-geth-er to ask the Lord’s bless-ing. 

He chas-tens and has-tens His will to make known;

The wick-ed op-press-ing now ceases from dis-tress-ing. 

Sing prais-es to His name;  He for-gets not His own. 


We all do ex-tol Thee, Thou Lead-er tri-um-phant,

And pray that Thou still our De-fend-er wilt be. 

Let Thy con-ge-ga-tion es-cape Trib-u-la-tion: 

Thy name be ev-er praised!  O Lord, make us free!  A-men


“He Lives”

I serve a ris-en Sav-ior, He’s in the world to-day; I know that He is liv-ing, What-ev-er men may say, I see His hand of mer-cy, I hear His voice of cheer, And just the time I need Him He’s al-ways near.  (Refrain)


Re-joice, re-joice, O Chris-tian, lift up your voice and sing E-ter-nal hal-le-lu-jahs to Je-sus Christ the King!  The Hope of all who seek Him, the Help of all who find, None oth-er is so lov-ing, so good and kind. (Refrain)


(Refrain) He lives, (He lives), He lives, (He lives), Christ Jesus lives to-day! He walks with me and talks with me a-ong life’s nar-row way.  He lives, (He lives), He lives, (He lives), sal-va-tion to im-part!  You ask me how I know He lives?  He lives with-in my heart.


“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



Thru man-y dan-gers, toils and snares, I have al-read-y come; Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home.

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.


            Pastor Don will be in his study following the service.

The Lawn Sale & Outside Lunch is scheduled for September 25 & 26.  


Building Fund Capital Campaign has been extended.  A generous donor has offered to match money that comes in starting September 1st.     


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, 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, Isabelle Rollins & family, 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

           Rev. Ernest B. and Jan Johnson