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Sept 27, 2020

     Manchester Community                                                        


                    September 27, 2020        10:00 a.m.

                  Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost            


                                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis


Welcome & Announcements                               Deacon Dick Cutliffe


Call to Worship                                                          Pastor Don    


*Opening Hymn          “In My Heart There Rings a Melody”


Old Testament Reading            Psalm 84                 Deacon Cutliffe


Special Music                                    Don Sweeney & Garrett Whitten


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Don     


Scripture Reading               Luke 5:17-26                 Pastor Don     


Hymn                    “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”


Sermon                         “Strange Things”                Pastor Don


*Hymn                “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”


*Benediction                                                 Pastor Don



*Please stand if possible





Deacon of the Month:                                           Deacon Dick Cutliffe

Ushers:                                   Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber


No Coffee Hour  

  • “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.
  • “Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus”
  • Stand up, stand up for Je-sus, Ye sol-diers of the cross, Lift high His roy-al ban-ner, it must not suf-fer loss; From vic-tory un-to vic-tory His ar-my shall He lead, Till ev-ery foe is van-quished And Christ is Lord in-deed.
  • Stand up, stand up for Je-sus, The strife will not be-long; This day the noise of bat-tle, The next, the vic-tor’s song; To him who o-ver com-eth A crown of life shall be; He with the King of glo-ry Shall reign e-ter-nal-ly.
  • “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.


Food Basket Donations:  Some food Item suggestions: Protein foods like tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, jelly, cold cereal and oatmeal


Building Fund Capital Campaign has been extended.  All donations will be  matched by a generous donor 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), Elly Decker, Pat Drost, Ryan Gauthier, T. Hallett, Bill Hawksley & family, Angie & Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s daughter/son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Katie/ Alison/ Eliva (Bob Landry’s granddaughters), Gladys Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Bob Landry, Scott Lyon & family, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Family of Louise Perkins,  Dave Poulin, Dallas Price, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Family of Isabelle Rollins, 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, 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


                    Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport




                 “Where people count and Christ is honored”