Manchester Community Church
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May 9, 2021 - Mother's Day

Manchester Community Church 

             May 9 2021   10:00 a.m.

                           Sixth Sunday in Eastertide

                                       Mother’s Day


                                             Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

                                      Alec Rogers, Pastoral Assistant


Prelude                                                                            Annabell Curtis

Welcome & Announcements                      The Rev Warren Benner


Invocation   “Surely the Presence of the Lord”      Joan, Jean, Don, Pastor Don

*Opening Hymn         “She Will Be Called Blessed:      (Bulletin)


First Reading                    I John 5:1-5             The Reverend Benner

*Gloria Patri


Special Music        “Eagle When She Flies”             Joan and Jean


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Alec

*Hymn                “Now Thank We All Our God”             (Bulletin)


Second Reading            John 15:9-17                      Pastor Don


Special Music            “Three Times a Lady”              Pastor Alec


Sermon                     “Abide In His Love”                Pastor Don      


*Hymn               “For the Beauty of the Earth”              (Bulletin)

*Benediction                                                                 Pastor Don 

*Postlude                                                        Annabell Curtis

*Please stand if possible


Deacon for the month                                 The Rev Warren Benner

Ushers:                                  Arlene Gagnon, Deanna Mosher Hallett

                                                                        & Margaret Harrington



Offering plates are available at the back of the sanctuary.  Thank you for your support of our ministry.

She Will Be Called Blessed

She will be called blessed By her sons and her daughters; Precious to the Father Are those who seek His ways.  She will be called blessed, Held above ev’ry other; Blessed is the mother Who turns to God in praise.



Now Thank We All Our God

Now thank we all our God With heart and hands and voices, Who wondrous things hath done, In whom His world rejoices; Who, from our mother’s arms, Hath blest us on our way

With countless gifts of love, And still is ours today.


All praise and thanks to God The Father now be given,

The Son, and Him who reigns With them in highest heaven,

The one eternal God, Whom earth and heav’n adore;

For thus it was, is now, And shall be evermore.  A-men.



“For the Beauty of the Earth”

For the beauty of the earth, For the glory of the skies.  For the

love which from our birth Over, and around us lies;

Lord of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.


For the joy of human love, Brother, sister, parent, child; Friends on

earth and friends above; For all gentle thoughts and mild; Lord of

all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.


For Thyself, best gift divine, To our race so freely given; For that

great, great love of Thine, Pease on earth and joy in heaven; Lord

of all, to Thee we raise This our hymn of grateful praise.    A-men



Flowers on the Altar are in memory of:

               Leonida Nadeau & Carla Strout –

                               By Terry and Leon Strout


               Margaret Mosher, Clara Turner & Edith Hallett –

                              By Deanna Mosher Hallett




Clean and good condition Items for the summer sale are needed.


To access Sunday Services Recordings on Church’s website on the bottom of the home

page click on Manchester Community Church services link in blue



Our “Prayer Vine” is very important and much needed. To keep it updated, please let Deanna know of names that need to go on and “when God has answered your prayer” names that can come off.


                        “Prayer Vine”


Brin Amberlee, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Wanita Baker, Barbara Barber, Betsy Balch Barker, Dee Dee Black, Maxine Bouchard, Catherine Bourne (Sue’s daughter), Asher Bragdon, Randy Burnham, Denise Cerrell, Prescott & Richardyne Chapman (Teresa’s parents), Al Culmond, Addie Cumler, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Theo Dubord two year old in Damariscotta,  Richard Dunlap (Margaret’s brother), Arlene Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), T. Hallett, Sue Havey, Bill Hawksley & family, Angie & Darrell Hood (Jackie Herber’s daughter/son-in-law), Jeff & Sandy Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson,  Joshua, Gladys Keene, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Scott Lyon & family, Eva McKinnon, Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Joyce Norwood, (Bud & Teddy Ware’s niece) Kerry Pepper (Nancy’s daughter), Dave Poulin, Dallas Price, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, Ralph Sargent (Sandy Jackson’s uncle),  Bev Savage, Julia Scheirer (Pastor Don & Jean’s granddaughter), Leon Strout, Peggy Struck, Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy Ware’s nephew), Ed Tilson, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy Ware’s Great Grandson), Lou Turmelle, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Spencer Walling, America and our Armed Forces and families.



                Manchester Community Church      

      21 Readfield Road, Manchester, ME. 04351

     Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

     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

                         Sixth Sunday In Eastertide   

                                                       Mother’s Day






   Manchester Community Church      

                Established 1833


         Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport

               Pastoral Assistant Alec Rogers


         “Where people count and Christ is honored”