Manchester Community Church
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November 15, 2020

     Manchester Community                                                        


                                  November 15, 2020   10:00 a.m.

                           Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost            


                       The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                             Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                     Rev. Warren Benner, Deacon


Call to Worship                                                              Pastor Don

*Opening Hymn                    “He Leadeth Me”

Old Testament Reading         Isaiah 61:1-4               Rev. Benner     


Special Music“                                                               Don Sweeney


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                  Pastor Don     

New Testament Reading      Matthew 6:1-13           Pastor Don     

Hymn                                        “Rock of Ages”


Sermon                        “Pray Like This”                   Pastor Don


*Hymn                   “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”


*Benediction                                                Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                     Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible



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


Deacon of the Month:                               Deacon Rev. Warren Benner

Ushers:                                       Diane Welch & Deanna Mosher Hallett


No Coffee


Pastor Don will be in his study following the service.


Food Basket:  Tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, oatmeal .

Building Fund Campaign donations will be matched by a generous donor.



“He Leadeth Me”

He Lead-eth me!  O bless-ed thought!  O words with

heav’n-ly comfort fraught!  What-e’er I do, wher-e’er I be,

Still ‘tis God’s hand that Lead-eth me!  (Refrain)


And when my task on earth is done, When, by Thy grace,

the vic-t’ry’s won, E;en death’s cold wave I will not flee,

Since God thru Jor-dan Leadeth me!  (Refrain)


(Refrain) He Lead-eth me, He Lead-eth me, By His own hand He Lead-eth me:  His faith-ful fol-l’wer I would be, For by His hand He Lead-eth me



“Rock of Ages”

Rock of A-ges, cleft for me, Let me hide my-self 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



“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.



Let John Gragg know of families in need of a food basket for Thanksgiving.  Monetary donations can be given to him.  The Youth will help put the baskets together for pick up on Nov. 22nd. Thank you for your consideration.


Calling our "knitters".  Baskets of yarn are available to anyone to make scarves for us to donate.  Because of COVID, the scarves will be given to

area organizations where they will be able to help.   Thank you one & all.


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, Maxine Bouchard, 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, Arlene Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, 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”