Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

December 13, 2020

Manchester Community Church                                                    

                                   December 13, 2020   10:00 a.m.

                                    The Third Sunday of Advent

                                           Hanging of the Greens


                    The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                                            Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                                     Rose Benner, Senior Deacon


Call to Worship                                                                              Jean Davenport

*Opening Hymn                      “This Is the Day”

Old Testament Reading                   Psalm 121                          Deacon. Benner     


Lighting of the Advent Candles                                                 Joan Morgan & Jean Davenport


Congregation Sings:        Light one candle to watch for Messiah, let the light banish darkness.  He shall bring salvation to Israel, God fulfills the promise.  


Special Music                       “He Is Here”                                      Jean, Joan & Don

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                           

New Testament Reading         I Corinthians 13                          Jean Davenport

Hymn                                  “We Gather Together”


Sermon                        “Got To Have It”                                      Jean Davenport


*Hymn                                      “Jesus Loves Me”


*Benediction                                                              Jean Davenport

*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis


*Please stand if possible


Offering Plates are available in the back of the Sanctuary.



Deacon of the Month:                           Senior Deacon Rose Benner

Ushers:                                               Bud Ware & Karen Guillemette               


No Coffee .


“This Is the Day”

This is the day, this is the day that the Lord hath made, that the

 Lord hath made.  We will re-joice, we will re-joice and be glad

in it, and be glad in it.  This is the day that the Lord hath made;

We will re-joice and be glad in it.  This is the day, this is the day

that the Lord hath made.


“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 cease 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-gre-ga-tion es-cape

Trib-u-la-tion:  Thy name be ev-er praised! 

O Lord, make us free!    A-men



“Jesus Loves Me”

Jesus loves me! This I know, For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong, They are weak but He is strong.  Refrain.


Jesus loves me! He will stay Close beside me all the way; He’s prepared a home for me, And some day His face I”ll see. Refrain.


Refrain: Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! The Bible tells me so.



Sign up sheet on board outback to donate food items needed for 18+ baskets for Christmas. Monetary donations can be given to John Gragg. Youth will help put the baskets together. Thank you for your consideration.


Angel tree decorated by the Youth Group  All angels on the tree are for sale for $5.00 with $1.00 going to the Augusta Food Bank.  Fill out form on the counter and put money in an envelope in the basket with name and ornament number on envelope.


Youth Group is still collecting cans and bottles for community outreach

"knitters".  Baskets of yarn are available to make scarves to donate .to

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


To access Sunday Services Recordings on 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”

Brin Amberlee, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Wanita Baker, 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

     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”