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

May 20, 2012

 
The Sixth Sunday After Easter
 
4MUSICAL PRELUDE                                           Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                     Dea. Lynn Sweeney
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION     Lead On, O King Eternal            #483
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Pastor Don                 Pastor:  Bless us, O Lord, as we worship You and say thank you for this beautiful day.
People:  Help us to recognize You in this Holy Place and speak of the love we have received.
Pastor:  As we face the future 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 Christ’s Incarnation   #635 Dea. Lynn Sweeney
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                                  Pastor Don
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHEM                         Friends In Christ                     MCC  Choir
CALL TO PRAYER                                        
Pastor:  Let us pray.  O Lord be with us.
People:   And with our spirits.
Pastor:  O Lord, show Thy mercy upon us.
People:   And grant us Thy salvation.
Pastor:  O God, make clean our hearts within us.
People:   And take not Thy Holy Spirit from us.
Pastor:  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                                                           Annabell Curtis
*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF THANKS         
*HYMN OF FAITH        Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus         #477
GOSPEL  LESSON   Luke 18:9-14        pg.70            Pastor Don                
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                        “Merciful Living”                     Pastor Don                
*HYMN OF HOPE      O Jesus, I Have Promised                   #369*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:  Debbie Violette & Debbie Johnson
Coffee Hour Hosts:    DeeDee Black & Jackie Herber
 
Coming Events
Sunday           May 20            7:00 p.m.        Executive Board
Monday           May 21            6:00 p.m.         Bible Study
Wednesday     May 23            6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal
 
Bible study tomorrow evening on the book of Romans.
 
The executive Board will meet on Sunday evening, May 20th.
Please plan to attend if you are the chairman of a committee.
The Upper Room for May and June are on the back shelf in the sanctuary.  Please feel free to take one.