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

April 24, 2022

                           Manchester Community Church            

                    Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

           Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                                      April 24, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                             First Sunday after Easter


Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Joan Morgan


Call to Worship                                      MCC Choir and Pastor Don 

*Opening Hymn #293            “Rise Up, O Church of God”


Responsive Reading #684        Spiritual Gifts         Deacon Morgan

Anthem                      “My Jesus, I Love Thee”         Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                              Deacon Morgan



Offertory                           Selected Pieces                Lisa Harding

*Doxology #625 & Prayer of Thanks                       Pastor Don     


Old Testament Reading       Psalm 150:1-6             Pastor Don     

Hymn of Faith #428      “I Need Thee Every Hour”  (Seated)


Lesson from Acts                  Acts 5:27-32               Deacon Morgan

Gospel Lesson                      John 20:19-31             Pastor Don

Duet                            “I Have Just Seen Jesus”       Jean and Joan


Sermon                             “Have Life”                       Pastor Don


*Hymn of Salvation #462     “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”               

Benediction                                                                Pastor Don     

*Postlude                                                                  Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able.



Minister of Worship                     Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

Deacon of the Day                                           Deacon John Morgan 

Ushers of the Day              Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber                                  

A bouquet of flowers

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Executive Board today after church.


Choir Rehearsal May 4 at 6:15 P.M.


Deacons meet May 4 at 7 P.M.


Future’s Craft Day – May 5 at 1:30 P.M.  All are welcome.








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

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 (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), Sawyer Jacobs (a Readfield 5 year old with open heart surgery Me. Med in serious condition), 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,  ‘’’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 24, 2022


       “First Sunday after Easter”





Manchester Community Church


“Where people count, and Christ is honored.”

         Established 1833


          Pastor Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport