Manchester Community Church
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June 3, 2012 Bulletin

First Sunday After Pentecost
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                 Organist, Annabell Curtis
INTROIT                                                                             MCC Choir
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                       Dea. Bob Tweedie
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION       Sweet, Sweet Spirit                  #252
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                                         Pastor Don                 Pastor:  O God, on this Sunday after Pentecost we come to You in this holy place ever mindful of Your resurrected presence and Your grace.
People:  Make us into Your people and teach us to love one another.
Pastor:  Help us to focus on the good news rather than the bad and to speak Your words of compassion, justice and peace.
All:  Lord, now let Your glory and presence fill this place as we celebrate Your spirit in our midst.     Amen!
*FIRST  READING        Spiritual Gifts   #684       Dea. Bob Tweedie
SMALL TALK                                                                Pastor Don
Children leave for Sunday School
ANTHEM            Here Before Thy Table Bending          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.
MOMENT OF MIRTHOFFERING                                                                     
OFFERTORY                                           Organist, Annabell Curtis*DOXOLOGY AND  PRAYER OF THANKS                 Pastor Don
*HYMN OF FAITH                  Blessed Assurance                   #345
GOSPEL  LESSON   John 15:9-17        pg.96               Pastor Don                
SERMON                        “Lets Be Friends”                     Pastor Don                
*HYMN OF HOPE     Let Us Break Bread Together                 #323
HOLY COMMUNION*BENEDICTION                                                              Pastor Don                
*CHORAL BENEDICTION     Blest Be The Tie That Binds      
POSTLUDE                                                Organist, Annabell Curtis
*We stand to praise God.
Ushers:  Jackie Herber & Deanna Hallett
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Leon and Everett Strout
Communion Preparer:  Sue Bourne
Communion Servers:  Sue Bourne & Pat VanOrman
Coming Events
Monday           June 4             6:00 p.m.         Bible Study - Romans
Tuesday          June 5             Chicken Barbecue
Wednesday     June 6             6:15 p.m.         Choir Rehearsal
Sunday            June 10           Children’s Sunday
Thursday         June 14           Ladies Group to LeGarage, Wiscasset
Bible study tomorrow evening on the book of Romans.
Children’s Sunday, June 10th,  the children will participate in the service and after church have a barbecue and swimming at Arlene Gagnon’s home.
The Ladies Group will carpool at the church at 11:15 a.m. on June 14th for a trip to LaGarage in Wiscasset.  DeeDee and Linda will be the hostesses.
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, Barbara Bond, Allison Brann, David Bridge II, Harold Brundage, Brian Burke, Betty Clark, Colton, Linda Cookson, Audrey Connoly, Judy Dawson, Tina Ellis, Ray Gay, Troy Hallett, Jay & Eleanor Hardcastle, Jean Johnson, Nancy Lamontagne, Kristen Landry, Ricky Lane, Doris Mills, Helen Oliver, Everett Strout, Robert & Alice Tweedie, 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.”