Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

April 1, 2012

Palm Sunday
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                        Dea. Bob Tweedie
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION        All Glory, Laud and Honor       #173
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                    Rev. Donald Davenport                
Pastor:  We sing loud hosannas as we enter this sanctuary.
People:  May we sing Your praises throughout this holy week.
Pastor:  Lord, help us to see past the darkness and then face to face.
People:  Bring us to a new awareness of Your presence in our daily lives.
Pastor  Once again we begin anew our journey of faith,
All:  Let us speak of our faith and act on Your word.     Amen!
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
“Palm Sunday Live”    A play put on by our Sunday School.
                                   
ANTHEM                He Comes Triumphant                 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                       The Palms                         MCC Choir
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF DEDICATION            
GOSPEL  LESSON         Luke 19:28-40   pg. 72           Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                 “Promises, Promises”                   Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE           Hosanna, Loud Hosanna                 #174
*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.
 
Ushers:  Don and Lynn Sweeney
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Nancy Gettig & Darlene Hawksley
 
Coming Events
Monday           April 2     6:00 p.m.      Bible Study - Romans            
Wednesday     April 4     6:15 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal
Thursday         April 5     7:00 p.m.      Maundy Thursday Service
Thursday         April 12   11:00 a.m.    Ladies Group
 
Plan to attend our Maundy Thursday Service. 
This very moving service reminds us that our Lord Jesus forgives even us.
Please Remember Your Lenten Offering
 
            Bible study on “Romans” tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.
 
            If you are planning to put an Easter plant on the altar for next Sunday, please call either Teddy Ware (622-5256) or Diane Welch (622-2863) by Wednesday, April 4th.  Plants may be taken to Johnson Hall by Saturday, April 7th the church will be open from 10 – 2:00.
            The Ladies Group will meet April 12th at church at 11:00 a.m. to carpool to The Lobster Trap in Winslow.  We always have a good time lunching out.  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   207-215-6838
“Where prayer goes, God follows.”