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

April 10, 2022


         Manchester Community Church            

          Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

 Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

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

           Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday


Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Joan Morgan

Call to Worship                                          MCC Choir & Pastor Don


*Opening Hymn #173                        “All Glory, Laud and Honor”


Unison Reading #712              Psalm 118                Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri


Anthem                      “He Came Triumphant”           Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Deacon Morgan

Solo                            “I’d Rather Have Jesus”          Don Sweeney



Offertory                           “The Palms”                      Choir

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                      Pastor Don


Gospel Reading              Luke 19:28-40                   Pastor Don

Duet                                “Had it N

ot Been”                      Joan & Jean


Sermon                      “Stones That Shout”            Pastor Don


*Hymn #174            “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”



*Postlude                                                                  Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able.



Minister of Worship                 The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport

Deacon of the Day                                           Deacon Joan Morgan 

Ushers of the Day    Margaret Harrington & Deanna Mosher Hallett                                     

Please let Deanna know by Wednesday April 6th if you are placing flowers on the altar for Easter Sunday.


Easter Sunday - Receiving New Members.  If you would like to become a member, please let Pastor Alec or Pastor Don know


Palm Sunday 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.


Maundy Thursday April 14th - 7 pm Tenebrae Service with Holy Communion recalling the last Supper, betrayal, arrest & desertion.


Good Friday April 15th - 7 pm “Service of Darkness” remembering the crucifixion of Christ with special music, scripture & prayer.


Holy Saturday April 16th 8 am to 6 pm Sanctuary open for prayer.


Easter Sunday “Christ Arose” April 17th - 10 am “Celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord”!


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


Our First Public 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. 


Executive Board meets April 24th after church.


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, K. J. Axell, 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), DiConza Pat (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, Teddy 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 10, 2022

   “Sunday of the Passion”

                   Palm Sunday 





       Manchester Community Church    

          “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”

         Established 1833


          Pastor Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport