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

March 11, 2012

The Third Sunday in Lent
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                     Dea. Linda Cookson
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION  O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee #451
*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      Glorification    #677       Dea. Linda Cookson
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                    Dea. Linda Cookson
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHE          I Believe in a Hill Called Mt. Calvary        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         O Magnify the Lord                  Joan and Jean                                 
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION            
*HYMN OF FAITH           Have Thine Own Way Lord             #371      
GOSPEL  LESSON              John 12:1-8       pg. 92     Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                    “Why Me Lord”                           Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE                    Freely, Freely                          #447
*BENEDICTION                                                                Pastor Don
*CHORAL RESPONSE                                                   MCC Choir
*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
Coming Events
Wednesday     March 14         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.
Our first Lenten “Bread, Broth and Bible” supper is tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. downstairs.  Come, relax and share this special event as we look forward to the resurrection of our Lord
Due to Pastor illness there will be no regular bible study until next Monday evening at 7 p.m.
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 (623-3968) 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, Harry & DeeDee Black, 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,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.”