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

March 6, 2022

Manchester Community Church           

       Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

 Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                               March 6, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                                             First Sunday in Lent          


Prelude                                                                       Mark Johnston

Welcome & Announcements                             Deacon Leon Strout

Call to Worship                                                     Pastor Alec Rogers


*Opening Hymn #203              “And Can It Be?”


First Reading (Unison) #707     Psalm 91               Deacon Strout


Anthem                       “I Am Thine O Lord”               Choir


Second Reading        Deuteronomy 26:1-11


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer       



Offertory                                                                     Mark Johnston

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                                                         

*Hymn #556          “Now Thank We All Our God”


Gospel Reading             Luke 4:1-13                       


Sermon                 “His Famine – Our Feast”          Pastor Alec


Holy Communion


*Closing Hymn #286    “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” (1st verse)



*Postlude                                                                   Mark Johnston


*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship                                         Pastor Alec Rogers

Deacon of the Day                                           Deacon Leon Strout                

Ushers of the Day      Margaret Harrington & Deanna Mosher Hallett

Flowers on the altar are in memory of William & Nanna Ingham from Pastor Alec & Julie Rogers & family.



Special Executive Board Meeting after church today.


Finance Committee will meet March 9th at 3:00 P. M.



The Future’s Group will hold a drive thru Baked Bean Supper on March 26th from 4 to 6 P.M.  Items needed are listed in the front hall.  Please fill in your name and how many of an item that you would be willing to bring in.  All donations are welcome!



The Ladies Group will start meeting on April 14th at 12 noon.  Please bring a bag lunch and drink and dessert will be provided. We will be making cards and all ladies are invited. 






Coffee, punch & refreshments will be available after the service today.



Starting today considering the vastly improved public health environment, masks are “optional” for our church services. The wearing of face coverings will no longer be required and will be at everyone’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 today.  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


     March 6, 2022

      “First Sunday in Lent”





      Manchester Community Church

        “Where people count and Christ is honored.”

     Established 1833



     Pastor Alec Rogers

     Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport