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

April 3, 2022


      Manchester Community Church            

          Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                               April 3, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                      The Fifth Sunday in Lent


Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Joan Morgan

Call to Worship                 Psalm 126                 Pastor Alec Rogers 


*Opening Hymn #6      “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above”


Responsive Reading #675       Perseverance          Deacon Morgan

*The Gloria Patri

Anthem                      “The Wondrous Cross”           Choir


Second Reading            Isaiah 43:16-21; Philippians 3:7-14


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer       



Offertory                           “Through It All”                  Jean & Joan

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                                                         

Hymn #363                     “More Love to Thee”


Gospel Reading                   John 12:1-8


Sermon  “Milestones, Mementos & The Marathon” Pastor Alec


*Hymn #51           “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah”



*Postlude                                                                  Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship                                            Pastor Alec Rogers

Deacon of the Day                                           Deacon John Morgan 

Ushers of the Day    Margaret Harrington & Deanna Mosher Hallett                                     

Donations for Ukraine due today. A member of our church has generously offered a matching donation up to $1000 for every dollar donated by our church to aid the suffering and displaced of people of war-torn Ukraine. 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.


Spring Clean-up is Saturday April 9th starting at 8 a.m.  If you can help, please come on down!   Many hands lighten the load”


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 “Christ Arose” 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.



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.

Masks are “optional” for our church services and events.


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, Baker family, Jeff Ballard, Kate Ballard-Murphy, Barbara Barber, Rose & Warren Benner, Pauline Gagnon Bennett (Arlene’s sister-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), Pat DiConza (Lee’s neighbor), 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, 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, Sawyer Jacobs (Readfield 5 yrs old had open heart surgery-Me. Med in serious condition), 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, 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


                                           April 3, 2022

      “Fifth Sunday in Lent”



       Manchester Community Church    

          “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”

         Established 1833


          Pastor Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport