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October 25, 2020

        Manchester Community Church                

                                                      October 25, 2020   10:00 a.m.

                                              Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost            


                                        The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor



Prelude                                                                                         Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                                  Deacon Randy Burnham


Call to Worship                                                                           Pastor Don

*Opening Hymn             “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”

Old Testament Reading               Psalm 33                            Deacon Burnham


Special Music                                                                              Pastor Don


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                                Pastor Don     

New Testament Reading          Luke 18:9-14                          Pastor Don     

Hymn                     “The Old Rugged Cross”


Sermon                          “Be Merciful”                                        Pastor Don


*Hymn                   “I Love to Tell, The Story”

*Benediction                                                              Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis



Offering Plates will be available on your way out of the Sanctuary.


*Please stand if possible




Deacon of the Month:                                       Deacon Randy Burnham

Ushers:                                               Debbie Maddox & Cindy Burnham        


Pastor Don will be in his study following the service, if you wish to speak with him.


No Coffee

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee, God of glory, Lord of love;

Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee, Opening to the sun above,

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness, Drive the dark of doubt away;

Giver of immortal gladness, Fill us with the light of day


Mortals, join the happy chorus Which the morning stars began;

Father love is reigning o’er us, Brother love binds man to man.

Ever singing, march we onward, Victors in the midst of strife,

Joyful music leads us sunward In the triumph song of life.  A-men


The Old Rugged Cross

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,

The emblem of suffering and shame;

And I love that old cross where the dearest and best

For a world of lost sinners was slain.   Refrain


To the old rugged cross I will ever be true,

Its shame and reproach gladly bear;

Then He’ll call me someday to my home far away,

Where His glory forever I’ll share,   Refrain


Refrain:  So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross,

Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the

old rugged cross, And exchange it someday for a crown.


I Love to Tell the Story

I love to tell the story of unseen things above, Of Jesus

and His glory, of Jesus and His love;  I love to tell the story

because I know ‘tis true, It satisfies my longings

as nothing else can do.   Refrain


I love to tell the story, for those who know it best  Seem

hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest;   And when

in scenes of glory I sing the new, new song, “Twill be the old,

old story that I have loved so long.   Refrain


Refrain:  I love to tell the story: “Twill be my theme in glory…

To tell the old, old story  Of Jesus and His love.


We want to thank everyone for abiding by the safety precautions of 6-foot separation and wearing of masks during the service.

Food Basket Donations needed:  Like tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, jelly, cold cereal and oatmeal .


Building Fund Capital Campaign 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, Bouchard, Maxine, 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, Dudley Hall’s Family, T. Hallett, Bill Hawksley & family, Angie & Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s daughter/son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Joshua, Katie/ Alison/ Alana (Bob Landry’s granddaughters), Gladys Keene, Cindy Keller, 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), 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, 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”