Manchester Community Church
Friday, March 31, 2023
Where people count and Christ is honored.

January 2, 2022

“Manchester Community Church”              

             The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor           

                        Alec Rogers, Assistant Pastor

                           January 2, 2022, 10: 00 A.M.

                         Second Sunday after Christmas


Prelude                                                                       Mark Johnston

Welcome & Announcements                   Deacon Teresa Farrington


Call to Worship                                                         Pastor Don

Introit                                                                          MCC Choir

*Hymn #157               Away in a Manger”


Responsive Reading #681      Reconciliation       Deacon Farrington

Anthem           “Angels from the Realms of Glory”    MCC Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                               Pastor Don     



Offertory                                                                     Mark Johnston            

Prayer of Thanks                                                      Pastor Don


Hymn #152     “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”  (Seated)

Vss: 1,2 & 5

Gospel Reading        John 12:20-26                         Pastor Don

Sermon                       “He Must Follow”                     Pastor Don


         Installation for Pastor Alexander Rodman Rogers

Duet                                                                            Jean & Joan

Certification of New Pastor                                Moderator Sweeney

Scriptures                                                              Sr. Deacon Benner

*Words of Commitment                           Pastor Don & Congregation


Blessing of New Pastor and Prayers

Welcoming of New Pastor

Passing of the Peace


Benediction                                                               Pastor Alec

*Postlude                                                                   Mark Johnston 



*   Please stand if possible

Minister of Worship                       Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport 

Deacon of the Day                                     Deacon Teresa Farrington        

Ushers of the Day                         Nancy Gettig & Darlene Hawksley


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Deacons will meet January 5, 2022 at 7 p. m.


Officers and Committee Chairs please turn in your year reports to Deanna by next Sunday, January 9, 2022


Ladies Group will meet January 13, 2022 at noon.  Please bring a bag lunch and dessert and drinks will be provided.  We will be making cards.


Please wear a mask during worship today, our hope is to get rid of the masks as soon as possible based on the safety of our worshippers.


 There will be no Coffee after church.



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,Baker family, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Rose & Warren Benner, Pauline Gagnon Bennett & Ernest Gagnon, (Arlene’s sister & brother-in-law), Dee Dee Black,  Robin Blake, Asher Bragdon, Robert & Tonya Celeste (John’s son-in-law), Denise Cerrell, Prescott & Richardyne Chapman (Teresa’s parents), Al Culmond, Addie Cumler, Annabell Curtis, Joe Curtis, Logan Cutliffe, (Cutliffe’s grandson), Richard Dunlap (Margaret’s brother), Geraldine French, Larry French Jr. (Deb Maddox’s mother & brother), Louise Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), Barbara Hall, T. Hallett, Eddie & Dianne Harrington (Deanna’s cousins), Emily Hartung (Honky’s daughter-in-law), Darrell Hood (Jackie’s son-in-law), Rebecca Jayne, Jill, Diana Johnson, Rev. Ernie Johnson, Joshua, Kendra Kyes, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Louise, Eva McKinnon, Ron Margeson (Pastor Don’s brother), Melody (Cindy’s friend), Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Kaye Mooers, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, Leon Strout, Peggy Struck, Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy’s nephew), Ed Tilson, Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy’s Great Grandson), Lou Turmelle, Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Janye Varney, Spencer Walling, Whitehouse family,  Bud Ware,


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

                       Alec Rogers, Webmaster

                                Rose Benner, Senior Deacon

                                       Annabell Curtis, Organist



     January 2, 2022 

      “Second Sunday after




   Manchester Community Church                                                                                                                                                                                           

          Established 1833


 The Reverend Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor

        Alec Rogers Assistant Pastor



 “Where people count and Christ is honored”