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

August 26, 2012 Bulletin

The Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost 
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                            Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
 
`WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                               Dea .Leon Strout
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION God Of Grace And God Of Glory #292     
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         The Reverend Jack Daniel
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 may we worship without fear and learn to love our neighbor.
Pastor: Help us to focus on the good news rather than the bad and to speak Your words of compassion, justice and peace.
 
             Amen.All: Lord, now let Your glory and presence fill this place as we celebrate Your spirit in our midst.
 
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
FIRST READING           The Vine and the Branches   #649
 Dea. Leon Strout
*GLORIA PATRI
Children leave for nursery.
SPECIAL MUSIC           Just A Closer Walk                      Annette and Teddy
CALL TO PRAYER                                                             Rev. Daniel
Pastor: Let us pray. O Lord be with us.
   And with our spirits.People:
Pastor: O Lord, show Thy mercy upon us.
People:   And grant us Thy salvation.
Pastor: O God, make clean our hearts within us.
   And take not Thy Holy Spirit from us.People:
Pastor: O Lamb of God, Who taketh away the sins of the world,
   Grant us Thy peace.People:
SILENT PRAYER
PASTORAL PRAYER                                                 Rev. Daniel
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              Ivory Palaces                            Annette and Teddy 
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKS                 Rev. Daniel                 
*HYMN OF FAITH                 Fairest Lord Jesus                       #88
GOSPEL LESSON            John 15:1-17 pg. 95-96     Rev. Daniel                 
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                  “Source and Resource”                Rev. Daniel                 
*HYMN OF DEDICATION Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing #2
*BENEDICTION                                                                         Rev. Daniel                 
*CHORAL BENEDICTION          Go In Peace                 
The words are on the inside of the hymnal back cover.
 *MOMENT OF SILENCE
*PASTOR       “GO AND SERVE THE LORD!”
POSTLUDE                                               Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE GO AND SERVE THE LORD
*We stand to praise God.
 
Ushers:              Kirk & Sheri Gettig
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Eleanor Hardcastle & Gladys Keene
 
Thank you Annette and Teddy for the beautiful music you make.
 
We are blessed today to have as our worship leader, the Reverend Jack Daniel. Rev. Daniel has preached at Manchester Community Church for many summers and has recently retired from a full-time pastorate in Andover, Mass. He and his wife, Kathryn, have a home in Richmond, Maine.
The Upper Room for September and October is on the shelf in the back of the sanctuary. They are free to anyone who would like one. Several are in the large print edition.
                                               
Coming Events
Wednesday     August 29        6:15     Choir Rehearsal