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

March 27 2022

Manchester Community Church            

          Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

 Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

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

                   The Fourth Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                                                      Rosalea Kimball

Welcome & Announcements                           Deacon Leon Strout


Call to Worship                                                   Choir & Pastor Don  

*Opening Hymn #342                        “Just as I Am” (vss. 1,3,4,5)


Unison Reading #713               Psalm 121               Deacon Strout

*The Gloria Patri


Anthem    “I Believe In a Hill Called Mt. Calvary”      Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Alec                            


Offertory                                                                    Rosalea Kimball

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                      Pastor Alec                            

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


Gospel Reading              Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32         Pastor Don

Trio                                         “He is Here”               Joan, Jean, Don                     

Sermon                                 “Alive Again”              Pastor Don


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


Benediction                                                               Pastor Don     

*Postlude                                                                  Rosalea Kimball


*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship      Pastor Emeritus Donald Stanley Davenport

Deacon of the Day                                             Deacon Leon Strout  

Ushers of the Day                        Teresa Farrington & Julie Rogers                                      

Help for Ukraine. A member of our church has generously offered a matching donation up to $1000 for every dollar donated by our church body to aid the suffering and displaced people of war-torn Ukraine. If you would like to donate, please do so by Sunday April 3rd. The funds raised will be donated by the church to “World Vision” and specifically dedicated to its ongoing work of delivering humanitarian aid to the children and families of Ukraine.


BBB (Bible Bread & Broth) Supper April 8 at 5:30 P.M. If you plan to attend sign up on the bulletin board ASAP in Johnson Hall. 


Palm Sunday April 10 commemorates the entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. It thus marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.


The Ladies Group meets on April 14 at 12 noon.  Bring a bag lunch, drink & dessert will be” provided. We will be making cards. 


Easter Sunday April 17.  Please let Deanna know if you are putting a plant on the altar in memory of a loved one.


Easter Sunday is the official day for receiving New Members into the Church.  Anyone that would like to become a member of the church please let Pastor Alec or Pastor Don know.                      


Our first dine-in Baked Bean Supper April 23 from 4 to 6 P.M.  Baked Beans, hot dogs, biscuits, coleslaw, casseroles, salads & homemade pies.  We hope to see you all there. 


Scholarship Committee is accepting High School Senior Graduates’ names of children or grandchildren of MCC Members. Give names to Arlene (207-485-4630) & a packet will be sent out.


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


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), Cirello family, 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 27, 2022

     “Fourth Sunday in Lent"



Manchester Community Church
“Where people count, and
Christ is honored."
                   Established 1833


          Pastor Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport