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

September 16, 2012 Bulletin

The Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost
 
MUSICAL PRELUDE                                            Organist, Annabell Curtis
 
WE COME TO GOD
INTROIT                     We Have Come To Worship                    Choir
`WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS                                   Dea. Lynn Mace
*HYMN OF ANTICIPATION     I Love To Tell The Story            #297    
*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         Christian Love      #661       Dea. Lynn Mace
*GLORIA PATRI
SMALL TALK                                                                   Pastor Don
Children leave for Sunday School.
ANTHEM                         Without You                                         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,
    Incline Thine ear to us,
    And grant us Thy peace.
MOMENT OF MIRTH
OFFERING                                                                      
OFFERTORY                                           Organist, Annabell Curtis 
*DOXOLOGY AND PRAYER OF THANKS                 Pastor Don
*HYMN OF FAITH    In My Heart There Rings A Melody        #514
GOSPEL LESSON            John 2:1-11   pg.80            Pastor Don
 
WE RENEW OUR COMMITMENT
 
SERMON                  “Turning Life Around”                    Pastor Don
Blessing the marriage of Ron and Karen LaChance
Song: “Shine On Us”   by Jean and Joan
*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:    Sandy Jackson & Debbie Violette
           
Coming Events
Wednesday     September 19  6:15   Choir Rehearsal
Sunday            September 30   3:00-6:00       Youth Night
Sunday            September 30  7:00   Executive Board
 
            The executive board will meet on Sunday evening, September 30. Please put the date on your calendar if you are a member of the board.
 
            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.
An address for Effie Nichols: 270 Maine Ave. #2, Farmingdale, Me   04344
 
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
The family of Alton and Alice Hartung’s daughter, Terry.
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