Manchester Community Church
Sunday, November 19, 2017
Where people count and Christ is honored.

October 16, 2011 Bulletin

The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                                   Annabell Curtis
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                        Dea. Teddy Ware
INTROIT                         Hear Us, Heavenly Father         MCC  Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP                                  Lay Leader, Joan Morgan                
Lay Leader:  Here we are Lord, gathered together to praise and 
  worship  you.
People:  This is Your day and we thank You for giving this day
 to all of us.
All:  Be with us in our midst as Your presence fills this place.    
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION   God Is So Good                       #41  
  FIRST READING            Joy        #680                  Dea. Teddy Ware
*GLORIA PATRI
ANTHEM           God’s Hand Holds Each Tomorrow    MCC  Choir
SMALL TALK                                                     Darlene Hawksley        
Children leave for Sunday School
CALL TO PRAYER                                                   Joan Morgan                
Minister:  Let us pray.  O Lord be with us.
People:   And with our spirits.
Minister:  O Lord, show Thy mercy upon us.
People:   And grant us Thy salvation.
Minister:  O God, make clean our hearts within us.
People:   And take not Thy Holy Spirit from us.
Minister:  O Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
People:   Grant us Thy peace.
SILENT PRAYER AND PASTORAL PRAYER                   Joan
LORD’S PRAYER (debts)
PRAYER RESPONSE (Sung in Unison)
    Hear our prayer, Oh Lord,
    Hear our prayer, Oh Lord,
    Incline Thine ear to us,
    And grant us Thy peace.
OFFERING                                                                     
OFFERTORY                                                              Annabell Curtis
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION                     Joan
 *HYMN OF DEVOTION   Count Your Blessings                      #563
SCRIPTURE  LESSON          Psalm 100
SERMON             “Happiness Is A Choice”                              Joan
*HYMN OF HOPE               Peace Like A River                       #498
*CLOSING PRAYER                                                                Joan
*SUNG RESPONSE               God Be With You                        #602
*POSTLUDE                                                                Annabell Curtis
*We stand to praise God.
 
We welcome to the pulpit today, Joan Morgan.  Joan has been an active church worker all of her life and was a Deacon of the Lutheran church for many years.  Joan has come to our church for the past two years and is a valued member of our choir.  She brings joy to her preaching and love of the Lord to her singing.
 
Ushers:  Harry & DeeDee Black
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Elaine Bridge & Diane Welch
 
Coming Events
Wednesday     October 19      6:15 p.m.         Choir rehearsal
Sunday            October 23      4:00-6:00 p.m.   Youth Halloween Party
Tuesday          October 25      6:00 p.m.         Futures Group
 
 
The Augusta/Manchester Food Bank is in need of cans of soup.  The area food banks are particularly in need right now of any support you could give them.  Monetary donations are also very welcome.
 
Pastor Don is in the church office on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-12:00 and Fridays from 12:00-3:00 unless there is an emergency.  He can be reached anytime at 215-6838.
 
Our Prayer Vine
Lee Adams, Julie Anctil, Barbara Anderson, Craig Attix, Lisa Attix,  Nancy Bates, Jackie Bennett, Len Bettis, Barbara Bond, Allison Brann, David Bridge II, Erica Brown, Betty Clark, Charlene Clark, Linda Cookson, Colton, Sally Curran, Judy Dawson, Gladys Flagg, Ray Gay, Troy Hallett, Ricky Lane, Rose Leighton, Helen Oliver, Jonathan Root, Everett Strout, Robert & Alice Tweedie, Cassie Walker, Connie Webber, Deborah White, Bertha Wood, Phyllis Segars, our armed forces in Afghanistan, Iraq, and wherever they are stationed throughout the world
 
If you or your friends are standing in need of prayer, please call our coordinator, Debbie Violette, 547-4228 or 624-6652 or Pastor Don   207-215-6838  “Where prayer goes, God follows.”
 
Church Staff
Rev. Donald Davenport, Pastor
Annabell Curtis, Organist
Annette Peabody, Choir Director
Eileen Tweedie, Sunday School Superintendent
Anne Whitman, Secretary
Mary Cloutier, Web Site
Church office   622-0738