Manchester Community Church
Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Where people count and Christ is honored.

January 15, 2012 Bulletin

The third Sunday in Christmastide
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT          Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is            MCC  Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                  Dea. Pat VanOrman
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION               This Is The Day              #590
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                   Joan Morgan                
Lay Leader:  May the God of new beginnings be with you.
People:  And also with you.
Lay Leader:  People of God, lift up your hearts.
People:  We lift them to the One who makes all things, including
   us, new.All:  We praise the One who continues to surprise us with hope
               and grace.     Amen!
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
*FIRST  READING            Assurance   #672    Dea. Pat VanOrman
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                     Joan Morgan                
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHEM        Just For The Present Hour                       MCC  Choir
CALL TO PRAYER                                        
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 Morgan                
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                                      Teddy Ware & Dick Godbout
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION            
*HYMN OF FAITH              His Name Is Wonderful                   #101
SCRIPTURE  LESSON                  Psalm 95:1-7          Joan Morgan 
              
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                       “In His Presence”                   Joan Morgan                 *HYMN OF HOPE            Blessed Assurance                          #345
*BENEDICTION        
 
WE GO AND SERVE THE LORD
 
*POSTLUDE                                               Organist, Annabell Curtis
*We stand to praise God.
 
Ushers:  Nancy Getting & Darlene Hawksley
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Jean Davenport, Joan Morgan, Lynn Sweeney
 
Coming Events
 
 
Wednesday     January 17      6:00 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal
Sunday            January 29      11:30 a.m.       Annual Meeting
 
Bible Class will resume in late January and will be on the Apostle Paul’s letter to Rome.
 
The Annual Meeting of the church members will be held January 29 after church.  There will be a light lunch served instead of coffee hour.  All members are encouraged to attend.
 
Note:  Pastor Don has had to postpone the operation on his hand because he is dealing with a flu virus.  
 
 
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, Dottie Choate, Betty Clark, Charlene Clark, Colton, Sally Curran, Judy Dawson, Gladys Flagg, Ray Gay, Troy Hallett, Ricky Lane, Rose Leighton,  Helen Oliver, Everett Strout, David & Muriel Tschamler, Robert & Alice Tweedie, Cassie Walker, Connie Webber, Deborah White, Bertha Wood, Phyllis Segars, our armed forces 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.”