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

February 27, 2022

Manchester Community Church           

     Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

    Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                                      February 27, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                            Last Sunday after the Epiphany

                                  All Are Welcome Here!


Prelude                                                                       Mark Johnston

Welcome & Announcements               Deacon Margaret Harrington


Introit                                                                          MCC Choir

Call to Worship                 Psalm 86:1-3                  Pastor Don

Opening Hymn #382    “Be Thou My Vision”


Responsive Reading #678     God’s Goodness    Deacon Harrington


Anthem          “Trust God Each Passing Day”           MCC Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Alec                


Offertory                                                                     Mark Johnston

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                      Pastor Alec                            

*Hymn #138          “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”

Gospel Reading            Matthew 14:13-21               Pastor Don


Sermon                        “And All Ate”                        Pastor Don  

Duet                            “Give Thanks”                        Joan and Jean         


Benediction                                                               Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Mark Johnston


*Please stand if you are able.




Minister of Worship                   The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport

Deacon of the Day                                 Deacon Margaret Harrington       

Ushers of the Day                         Debbie Johnson & Debbie Violette




Meeting of the Future’s Group after church.




There will not be any Ladies Group meetings until spring. Everyone will be notified when they start up.





We are continuing to require the wearing of masks in the worship service this morning, however starting next Sunday, March 6th, in light of the vastly improved public health environment, we will be going to “masks optional” for our church services moving forward. The wearing of face coverings will no longer be required and will be at each individual’s personal discretion. With the mask requirement lifted, we will be resuming Coffee Hour after our services as well! We look forward to enjoying greater freedom and peace of mind in fellowship together beginning next week. Thank you for your understanding and faithfulness during this recent period.






To access video recordings of services and sermons go to MCC’s website  - on the bottom of the homepage 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, our church secretary, know of names that need to be added and, “when God has answered your prayer” names that may be removed from the list.


                        “Prayer Vine”   


Brin Amberlee, K. J. Axell, 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), Louise Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), T. Hallett, Tabitha Hallett (Deanna’s granddaughter), Emily Hartung (Honky’s daughter-in-law), Sue Havey, 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, our nation, and our Armed Forces and their families.


Manchester Community Church

21 Readfield Road, Manchester, Maine 04351



Pastor Alec Rogers

Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport

Office 207-622-0738

Pastors’ office hours vary. Please contact pastors for appointment.

 Pastor Alec is available for pastoral emergencies at 207-441-0299.

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

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536

Rose Benner, Senior Deacon




  February 27, 2022

  “Last Sunday after the Epiphany”



    Manchester Community Church

      “Where people count and Christ is honored.”

     Established 1833



     Pastor Alec Rogers

    Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport