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

September 9, 2012

The Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                            Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
INTROIT                     The Spirit Of The Lord                              Choir
`WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                             Dea. Linda Cookson
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION     Great Is Thy Faithfulness            #43     
*CALL TO WORSHIP                                         Reverend Donald Davenport
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.
All: Lord, now let Your glory and presence fill this place as we celebrate Your spirit in our midst.             Amen.
 
WE HEAR HIS WORD
 
FIRST READING    Christ Bread Of Life   #683 Dea. Linda Cookson
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                                   Pastor Don
Children leave for Sunday School.
ANTHEM                                More About Jesus                        Choir
CALL TO PRAYER                                                             Pastor Don
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
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                                           Organist, Annabell Curtis 
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKS                 Pastor Don
*HYMN OF FAITH                   He Leadeth Me                       #461
GOSPEL LESSON            Luke 14:1, 7-14   pg.67      Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                  “Praising Others”                          Pastor Don
*HYMN OF HOPE      Jesus Is All The World To Me             #510
*BENEDICTION                                                                         Pastor Don
*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:              Linda Cookson and Nancy Gettig
Coffee Hour Hosts:    Kaye Mooers and Sterling Thurston
           
Coming Events
Wednesday     September 12             6:15     Choir Rehearsal
Thursday         September 13             11:15   Ladies Group
 
            The Ladies Group will meet at 11:15 at church to carpool to Pat Van Orman’s home. Pat will serve lunch at 12:00.
 
            If you have extra plastic grocery bags, the food bank can use them. They can go in the box of food at the rear of the church.
The Upper Rooms for September and October are 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.
 
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, Len Bettis, Chris Bettis, Carolyn Bickford,Barbara Bond, Allison Brann, David Bridge II, Brian Burke, Sonny Chevarie, Betty Clark,Colton,Judy Dawson,Tina Ellis,Ray Gay, Troy Hallett, Jay & Eleanor Hardcastle, Geraldine Havey, Darlene Hawksley, Jean Johnson, Nancy Lamontagne, Kristen Landry,Ricky Lane,Doris Mills, Effie Nichols, HelenOliver, Everett Strout, Andy Struck, 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.”
 
Church Staff
Rev. Donald Davenport, Pastor
Annabell Curtis, Organist
Annette Peabody, Choir Director
Eileen Tweedie, Sunday School Superintendent
Anne Whitman, Secretary
Mary Cloutier, Web Site
Church office   622-0738
 
Mrs. Mary Cloutier mncltr@gmail.com
           
Web site: www.manchestercommunitychurch.com