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

November 27, 2011 Bulletin

The First Sunday in Advent
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                                   Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                      Dea. Deanna Hallett
HANGING OF THE GREENS
 
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION    O Come, O Come, Emmanuel     #123
INTROIT          Love Came Down At Christmas                 MCC  Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP                                                           Pastor Don                
Pastor:  Come ye thankful people come.
People: We come to the Lord with hope and faith!
Pastor:  We look backwards with thanks and forwards with hope.
People:  From the darkness we look to the everlasting light.
Pastor:  Once again we begin our journey of faith.
All:  Yes, let us speak of our faith and act on his word.     Amen!
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Psalm 100  #709 Dea. Deanna Hallett
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                                    Pastor Don
ANTHEM        Come Thou Long Expected Jesus             MCC  Choir
Children leave for Sunday School
INSTALLATION OF  A NEW MEMBER
CALL TO PRAYER                                                          Pastor Don
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          
Pastor Don 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               Emmanuel     Pastor  Don
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION               Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF FAITH             We Come, O Christ, To You              #117
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON     Luke 21:25-36                 Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                     “Waiting and Watching”                 Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF HOPE      Love Devine, All Loves Excelling               #92        
BENEDICTION                                                                     Pastor Don
*SUNG RESPONSE               Go Now In Peace                 MCC Choir *A MOMENT OF SILENCE
 
WE GO AND SERVE THE LORD
*POSTLUDE                                                                Annabell Curtis
*We stand to praise God.
 
The beautiful poinsettia on the altar is given by Rev. J in loving memory of his wife, Jan Johnson
 
Ushers:  Deanna Hallett & Karen Michaud
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Fred & Pat VanOrman
Coming Events
Wednesday      November 30    6:15 p.m.          Choir rehearsal
Wednesday      December 7      7:00 p.m.          Deacon’s meeting
Thursday          December 8      12:00 p.m.        Ladies Group
Friday               December 9      6:00 p.m.          Christmas potluck supper
 
Bible Study continues tomorrow evening at the church at 6:00. The fall study is on the book of Job.  Everyone is invited to study this provocative book which deals with the often asked question, “Why Me?”
Ladies Group will have a catered Christmas dinner.  Bring a food gift to swap.  Price of dinner to be announced.
Christmas potluck supper – A fun time for all!  Please bring a casserole or a salad as well as a place setting.  We will have music by P. Don, Jean & Joan
 
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, Warren Benner, 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, Everett Strout, Gloria Sylvester,  Robert & Alice Tweedie, Cassie Walker, Connie Webber, Deborah White, Bertha Wood, Phyllis Segars, our armed forces wherever they are
 
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.”