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

November 13, 2012 Bulletin

The Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                                   Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION    No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus #528          
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS            Dea. Norman Weymouth
INTROIT                         For All The Blessings               MCC  Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Pastor Don                
PASTOR:  O God, Thank You for this season of beauty and
                   thankfulness.
People: Teach us to be Your people and help us to love one
   Another and to worship without fear.
Pastor:  Lead us to know Your will for us and the meaning of true
             grace in our lives.
All:  Lord, now let Your glory and presence fill this place as we
        renew our commitment to You and Your church.     Amen!
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
OLD TESTAMENT LESSON  Psalm 40 #700 Dea. Norman Weymouth
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                     Dea. Linda Cookson
ANTHEM                  Harvest Song of Praise                    MCC  Choir
Children leave for Sunday School
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                                                                    Annabell Curtis   
OFFERTORY                                      
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION               Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF FAITH              Jesus Loves Even Me                      #357
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON     Matthew 6:1-8                 Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                     “How Not To Pray”                         Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF HOPE                It Is Well With My Soul                   #493         
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.
 
Ushers:  Deanna Hallett & Karen Michaud
Coffee Hour Hosts:    DeeDee Black & Jackie Herber
 
Coming Events
Wednesday     November 16  6:15 p.m.         Choir rehearsal
Thursday         November 17  12:00 p.m.       Ladies Group
Thursday         November 17   7:00 p.m.        Nominating Committee
 
 
Bible Study will continue 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 meet at the church.  Please bring a lunch.  Dessert and beverages will be provided  Arlene Gagnon will help us make center pieces to be auctioned at the town Christmas gathering to benefit the heating fund.
Upper Room for November/December are on the shelf in the rear of the Sanctuary.  Please take a copy. 
Augusta/Manchester Food Bank is in need of cans of soup.  The area food banks are particularly in need of any support you could give them.  Monetary donations are always 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, 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, Jonathan Root, 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.”