Manchester Community Church
Friday, January 15, 2021
Where people count and Christ is honored.

December 20, 2020

    

 

Manchester Community Church                                                    

                                                        December 20, 2020   10:00 a.m.

                                                        The Fourth Sunday of Advent

                                                                 Christmas Sunday

     

                             The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

 

Prelude                                                                                                     Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                                            Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

 

Call to Worship                                                                                        Pastor Don

*Opening Hymn             “Joy to the World!”

Old Testament Reading           Isaiah 42:1-9                                     Deacon Benner

 

Hymn                      “Hark! the Herald Angels Sing”      

Lighting of the Advent Candles                                                      Annette Peabody

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                                                                                     Jean & Joan

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                                        Deacon Benner            

Hymn                     “O Little Town of Bethlehem”            

 

New Testament Reading        Luke 2:1-14                                   Pastor Don

Hymn                        “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

 

Sermon                        “Glory To God”                                        Pastor Don   

Special Music                    “O Holy Night”                                      Don Sweeney

*Hymn                       “Silent Night!, Holy Night!”

 

*Announcement & Benediction                               Pastor Don

*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.

The Minister and staff wish you and your family a Blessed and Healthy Christmas and New Year!

 

 

After careful consideration by the Pastor and the Diaconate and using an abundance of caution, it has been decided to not have a Christmas Eve Service this year.  We will celebrate the Birth of our Savior this Sunday, December 20th.

 

 

With the virus at its peak in Maine it may not be a good thing to have to turn people away who fail to wear a mask or abide by the 6-foot rule.  If we can get through the next month or two with everyone staying healthy and receiving a vaccination shot, we may be able to get back to normal!

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

 

 

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

 

Sign up sheet on board outback to donate food items needed for 18+ baskets for Christmas. Food items & monetary donations need to go to John Gragg by Monday. 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

 

Food donations (like tuna, canned chicken. jelly, cereal, peanut butter, oatmeal, mac. & cheese) are still needed for the ongoing “Community Food Baskets” in the back of the Sanctuary and across the street.

 

"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. 

.

Envelopes are available for donations to the “Salvation Army” if you would like to give.

*********************                                              

To access Sunday Services Recordings on Church’s website www.manchestercommunitychurch.com 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, 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, 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  don.s.davenport@gmail.com

     Office 207-622-0738 manchester.community.church1833@gmail.com     

           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:  www.manchestercommunitychurch.com

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Mary Cloutier, Webmaster mncltr@gmail.com

                                     Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

     Annabell Curtis, Organist

  

 

          Manchester Community Church      

                  Established 1833

 

 

           Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport

 

 

         

           “Where people count and Christ is honored”