Manchester Community Church
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Where people count and Christ is honored.

Dec. 29, 2019 First Sunday after Christmas

               Manchester Community Church              


                                                     December 29, 2019  

                                                             10:00 a.m.

                  First Sunday after Christmas

                                                The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


Prelude                                                                       Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                                    Deacon Debbie Maddox


Introit                                                                          MCC Choir

Call to Worship                                                           Pastor Don 

*Opening Hymn   Pg. 145     “O Come, All Ye Faithful”


Responsive Reading  #642  Christ’s Exaltation             Deacon Maddox

*Gloria Patri   Page 623


Baptisms        Charlie Bryon Hasch & Gabrielle Rose Cormier

Small Talk                                                          S.S. Superintendent, Cheryl Cutliffe


Anthem                      “Tell the Story”                            MCC Choir

Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                                  Pastor Don  

Choral Amen                                                              MCC Choir     



0ffertory                                                                     Annabell Curtis

*Doxology & Prayer Page 625                                    Pastor Don


 Hymn   (Seated)   Pg.141  “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (Vss. 1 & 4)


Scripture Reading  Pg 1       Matthew 2:1-18              Pastor Don   

Sermon                     “The True Light”                     Pastor Don


*Hymn         Pg.125              “Joy to the World”  


*Benediction                                                          Pastor Don   

*Sung Response:  (Alleluia, He’s my Savior, He is worthy,  I will praise    

                 Him. I will praise Him, He is worthy, He’s my Savior, Alleluia!)



*Postlude                                                                   Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible


Deacon of the week:                                                 Deacon Debbie Maddox                 

Ushers:                                                                      Bud Ware & Karen Guillemette

Coffee Hour:                                                               Lynn, Jean, Joan & Rose


Coming Event

Dec.              today               10:15 a.m.              Sunday School

Jan.                 1                                                  2020 New Year



                        9                      12 Noon               Ladies Group

                        14                    6:00 p.m.             Futures Group

                        26                    11:15 a.m.           Annual Meeting



There are still Christmas Cards on the table.  Please see if you or anyone that you could get the cards to have any cards on the tables.   


Ladies Group meets Jan. 9th at 12 noon at the Church.  Bring a bag lunch.  Dessert and drink will be furnished.


Officers and committee chairs please turn in your reports to Deanna for the Annual Report Book by January 8th.  Church email or Deanna’s email is


January 14th Futures Group Meeting to set dates for upcoming events in 2020.


January 26th is our Annual Church Meeting and luncheon after church.  All are welcome.. 


Missions Committee reported a balance as of the 4th quarter of $600.  The Committee met and agreed to donate $600 to the Salvation Army due to a significant decrease in their donations.


“Blessings Food Basket” in the Sanctuary & across the street in the school bus shelter.  Please remember this very important & much needed mission.  Food items that will not freeze.


New addresses or if your address, phone number or email has changed let Deanna know, so the registers are correct.

To access Sunday Services Recordings - go to the Church’s website on the bottom of the home page click on Manchester Community Church services link or click on 2017 Sermon Titles, Bulletins link; click on Manchester Community Church services link. Then click on the service you want to watch.





                        “Prayer Vine”


Roger Bachelder & family, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Maxine Buxton (Donna Misner’s sister), Denise Cerrell, Jeff Chisar, Sarah Chisar, Al Culmond, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), family of Bill Dowling, Pat Drost, Ryan Gauthier, Vern Gettig, Marjorie Hall (Barbara’s mother), T. Hallett, Bill Hawksley & family, Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Gladys Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Scott Lyon & family, Priscilla Lyonais, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Louise Perkins, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Debbie Rollins & family, Ciro Russo, Ralph Sargent (Sandy Jackson’s uncle), Julia Scheirer (Pastor Don & Jean’s granddaughter), Leon Strout, Peggy Struck,  Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, Norman Whitman (Teddy’s brother). Members of our Armed Forces and families.



              Manchester Community Church      

     21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

     Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

Church office 207-622-0738     

           Pastor’s hours are Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

          Pastor Don is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-215-6838.

Church web site:

Deanna Mosher Hallett, Secretary/Clerk 207-441-6011

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Mary Cloutier, Webmaster

                                     Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

                                                              Annabell Curtis, Organist






            Established 1833





       The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor


         Where people count and Christ is honored!