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

November 6, 2011

The Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                                   Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION    Come, We that Love The Lord     #18          
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                   Dea. Linda Cookson
INTROIT                         For All The Blessings               MCC Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Pastor Don                
PASTOR: O God, Thank You for this day and this opportunity to
                   worship You.
People: Teach us to be Your people and help us to love one
   Another and to worship without fear.
Pastor: Help 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 46 #702 Dea. Linda Cookson
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                            Lynn Sweeney
ANTHEM                       Simple Thanks                         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    In My Heart There Rings A Melody            #514
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON    Matthew 5:13-16             Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                     “The Salt of the Earth”                    Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF HOPE                Abide With Me                                #419
HOLY COMMUNION         
*SUNG RESPONSE               Blessed Be The Tie
BENEDICTION                                                                     Pastor Don
 *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
Communion Preparer: Lynn Sweeney & Lynn Mace
Communion Servers: Deanna Hallett & Bob Tweedie
 
Coming Events
Wednesday     November 9    6:15 p.m.         Choir rehearsal
Friday/Saturday     November 11 & 12   Touch of Christmas Fair
(We need help moving things upstairs Monday. Please see one of the committee members if you can help.)
 
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 meeting has been postponed to November 17th.
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, HelenOliver, 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.”