Manchester Community Church
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Where people count and Christ is honored.

April 29, 2012

The Third Sunday After Easter
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                           Jean Davenport
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION            Jesus Calls Us                    #375
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                    Rev. Donald Davenport                
Pastor: Bless us, O Lord, as we worship You during Easter Season.
People: Help us to recognize You in this holy place.
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   God’s Goodness  #678        Jean Davenport
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                             Jean Davenport
 
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHEM                      O Gentle Savior                        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.
MOMENT OF MIRTH
OFFERING                                                                     
OFFERTORY All Because of God’s Amazing Grace Ladies Chorus
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKS         
*HYMN OF FAITH       God Will Take Care of You                  #47
GOSPEL LESSON        John 3:16-21     Pg. 81          Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                 “Carrying Your Cross-Part 2”         Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us             #462
*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:    Darlene Hawksley, Kirk and Sherri Gettig
 
Coming Events
Monday           April 30               6:00 p.m.      Bible Study - Romans
Wednesday     May 2                 6:15 p.m.      Choir Rehearsal
                                                   7:00 p.m.      Deacons meeting
Friday & Saturday     May 4 & 5       Spring Sale
 
            Bible study on “Romans” tomorrow evening at 6 p.m.
            Our spring sale will be held Friday and Saturday. If you would like to volunteer in some capacity please call DeeDee, or Dick, or anyone on the committee. 
The Upper Room for May and June are on the back shelf in the sanctuary. Please feel free to take one.
 
 
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,  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.”