Manchester Community Church
Sunday, November 19, 2017
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December 4, 2011 Bulletin

The Second Sunday in Advent
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                                   Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                     Dea. Robert Tweedie
 
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION         O Come All Ye Faithful            #145
INTROIT          Love Came Down At Christmas                 MCC  Choir
CALL TO WORSHIP                                                           Pastor Don                
Pastor:  Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of the Lord.
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 1  #690 Dea. Robert Tweedie
*GLORIA PATRI
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT CANDLE
Deanna, Teah and Teanna Hallett
Children leave for Sunday SchoolANTHEM                    Candles of Advent                         MCC  Choir
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                                                                Annabell Curtis
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION               Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF FAITH               His Name Is Wonderful                   #101
NEW TESTAMENT LESSON           Luke 3:1-6                 Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                     “Make The Way Smooth”                Pastor Don
 *HYMN OF HOPE  How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds        #94        
HOLY COMMUNION
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 rose on the altar is given for Hailey Olivia Jones, daughter of Tanya Violette, granddaughter of Mike & Debbie Violette, gr.granddaughter of Kaye Mooers.
 
Communion preparer:  Deanna Hallett
Communion servers:  Lynn Sweeney & Bob Tweedie
Ushers:  Norman and Adelaide Weymouth
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Jean Davenport & Lynn Sweeney
Coming Events
Wednesday      December 7      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
Sunday             December 11    7:00 p.m.          Executive Board
 
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.  .
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.
The Missions Committee is preparing boxes for Winthrop Rehabilitation and Capital City Manor,  The personal care products, Tooth brushes and tooth paste, puzzles, games, word search books, socks, gloves, writing paper.
 
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.”