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

March 25, 2012

The Fifth Sunday in Lent
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                    Dea. Deanna Hallett
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION    We Come, O Christ, To You       #117
*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       Reconciliation   #681      Dea. Deanna Hallett
*GLORIA PATRI
Children leave for Sunday School                                      
ANTHEM  That Wondrous Cross  MCC  Choir; Keyboard, Pastor Don
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         Wonderful, Merciful Savior             Jean & Joan
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION            
*HYMN OF FAITH       In My Heart There Rings A Melody      #514      
GOSPEL  LESSON         Matthew 20:29-34   pg. 19     Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                        “Love’s Answer”                      Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE           Lord Speak to Me                            #450
*BENEDICTION                                                                Pastor Don
*CHORAL RESPONSE              Go In Peace                MCC Choir
The words for “Go In Peace” are on the inside of the hymnal back cover.
*A MOMENT OF SILENCE
 
WE GO AND SERVE THE LORD
*POSTLUDE                                               Organist, Annabell Curtis
*We stand to praise God.
 
The beautiful daffodils this morning are given by Annette Peabody in memory of her husband, Jerry, and in honor of all those whose lives have been touched by cancer.
 
Ushers:  Buddy Ware and Nancy Gettig
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Pat VanOrman and Diane Brann
 
Coming Events
Sunday            March 25         Emergency meeting of church members
                        Right after church.  Re:  Furnace
                        6:30     Executive board
Monday’s Bread, Broth, & Bible cancelled
Bible Study on Romans cancelled
Wednesday     March 28         6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal
Saturday          March 31        Public Supper
Remember Your Lenten Offering
            The executive committee will meet tonight at 6:30 p.m.
If you are the chairman of a committee, please plan to attend.
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, Jay & Eleanor Hardcastle, Nancy Lamontagne, Kristen Landry,Ricky Lane,Doris Mills, 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