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

March 13, 2022

Manchester Community Church           

       Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

 Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                              March 13, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                                     The Second Sunday of Lent


                    All Are Welcome Here!


Prelude                                                                       Mark Johnston

Welcome & Announcements                             Deacon Leon Strout


Call to Worship                                            MCC Choir & Pastor Don

Opening Hymn #514        “In My Heart There Rings a Melody”


Responsive Reading #709        Psalm 100              Deacon Strout


Anthem                           “Are Ye Able?”                   MCC Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Alec                


Offertory                                                                     Mark Johnston

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                      Pastor Alec                            

Hymn #379         “Take My Life and Let It Be”  (Vss. 1,2,5)

Gospel Reading              Luke 13:31-35                   Pastor Don

Trio                                  “Holy Ground’                   Joan, Jean, Don


Sermon                   “Blessed Is The One”               Pastor Don  

*Hymn #297           “I Love to Tell the Story”          


Benediction                                                               Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Mark Johnston


*Please stand if you are able.




Minister of Worship Today                              Pastor Don Davenport

Deacon of the Day                                               Deacon Leon Strout  

Ushers of the Day                          Teresa Farrington & Julie Rogers                                        



Flowers on the altar are in honor of the people of Ukraine!




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


Drive Thru Baked Bean Supper Order Forms will also be available in the front hall.  Just fill one out and drop it in the clerk’s mailbox.  We would love to cook for each one of you!




The Ladies Group will start meeting on April 14th at 12 noon.  Please bring a bag lunch, 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.





Considering the vastly improved public health environment, masks are “optional” for our church services.





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, the people of Ukraine, 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 13, 2022

  “Second Sunday of Lent”





    Manchester Community Church


     “Where people count and Christ is honored.”

     Established 1833




     Pastor Alec Rogers

    Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport