Manchester Community Church
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Where people count and Christ is honored.

March 4, 2012

The Second Sunday in Lent
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                         MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                       Dea. Lynn Mace
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION  God, Our Father, We Adore Thee #268
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                  Rev. Donald Davenport                
Pastor:  Bless us, O Lord, as we worship You during Lent.
People:  Help us to look past this season to your glorious
   resurrection.
Pastor:  As we face the future with assurance because of Your
            promises,
People:  Let us look forward with hope, O Lord.     
Pastor:  As we learn to love all people,friend and foe alike,
All:  Teach us to face the future without fear and with trust in
            Thee.     Amen!
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
*FIRST  READING      Assurance    #672               Dea. Lynn Mace *GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                                   Pastor Don
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHEM                  We Come Together                         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            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                                           Organist, Annabell Curtis *DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION            
*HYMN OF FAITH            More Love To Thee                       #363      
GOSPEL  LESSON          Luke 15:1-3, 11-32               Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON               “The God Who Hurries”                   Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE       Let Us Break Bread Together              #323
HOLY COMMUNION
            Blest Be The Tie That Binds
*BENEDICTION                                                                Pastor Don
*A MOMENT OF SILENCE
 
WE GO AND SERVE THE LORD
*POSTLUDE                                               Organist, Annabell Curtis
*We stand to praise God.
Ushers:  Buddy Ware and Nancy Gettig
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Kerry & Linda Cookson
Communion Servers:  Lynn Sweeney & Bob Tweedie
Coming Events
Monday           March 5           6:00 p.m.         Bible Study Group
Wednesday     March 7           6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal
Monday           March 12         6:00 p.m.         Bread, Broth & Bible
            The new Upper Rooms are on the back shelf.  Please take one.
Bible study continues Monday at 6:00 p.m.  and will be on the Apostle Paul’s letter to Rome.  All are welcome..
We will be having Bread & Broth & Bible Lenten supper on Monday March 12th and March 26th.
The committee for the spring sale has need of furniture, linens, dishes, etc.   If you have items that you no longer want and need to have picked up, please give DeeDee Black (623-3964) or Dick Godbout (622-8981) a call.
 
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
The family of Cynthia MacColl
Lee Adams, Julie Anctil,  Nancy Bates, Jackie Bennett, Len Bettis, Chris Bettis, Carolyn Bickford,Barbara Bond, Allison Brann, David Bridge II, Betty Clark,Colton,Sally Curran, Judy Dawson,Tina Ellis,Ray Gay, Troy Hallett, Nancy Lamontagne, Kristen Landry,Ricky Lane,Cindy MacColl,  Doris Mills, Kaye Mooers, RolandMorgan, HelenOliver, Everett Strout, Robert & Alice Tweedie, Cassie Walker, Connie Webber, Carl Whitman, Jr.,Bertha Wood,Richard Newbegin, our armed forces (and their family members) 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.”