Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

March 18, 2012

The Fourth Sunday in Lent
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                     Dea. Pat VanOrman
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION  O God, Our Help in Ages Past       #52
                                                Verses 1, 2, 3 & 6 only
*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                 Faith   #662       Dea. Pat VanOrman
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                                 Pastor Don
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHE                       Once Upon A Tree                     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         Ten Thousand Angels        The Ladies Chorus
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION            
*HYMN OF FAITH       What a Friend We Have In Jesus       #435      
GOSPEL  LESSON              Luke 19:1-10       pg. 71     Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON               “Accepted At the Table”                  Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE            It Is Well With My Soul                    #493
*BENEDICTION                                                                Pastor Don
*CHORAL RESPONSE              Go In Peace                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
Monday           March 19         6:00 p.m.         Bible study class
Tuesday          March 20         6:00 p.m.         Future’s Committee
Wednesday     March 21         6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal
Sunday            March 25         3:00-6:00         Youth night
                                                6:30 p.m.         Executive Committee
Saturday          March 31        Public Supper
Remember Your Lenten Offering
            The executive committee will meet next Sunday at 6:30 p.m.
If you are the chairman of a committee, please plan to attend.
Bible study on “Romans” resumes tomorrow evening at 6:p.m.
Our next “Bread, Broth and Bible” supper is Monday, March 26th at 6:00 p.m. in the downstairs dining room.  Y’all come!
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
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.”