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May 1, 2022

                        Manchester Community Church            

                          Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

           Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                                              May 1, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                                     Third Sunday of Easter


Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                     Deacon Warren Benner


Call to Worship                 Psalm 30:1-4            Pastor Alec Rogers

*Opening Hymn #227    “Thine Is the Glory”


First Reading                      Acts 9:1-20                    Deacon Benner

Anthem                  “A Communion Meditation”         Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                              



Offertory                                                                     Lisa Harding

*Doxology #625 & Prayer                            


Hymn #73                “Thou Art Worthy”  (Seated)

Gospel Reading                 John 21:1-19


Sermon                     “Hands Made Humble”             Pastor Alec



Most merciful God,

we confess that we have sinned against you

in thought, word, and deed,

by what we have done,

and by what we have left undone.

We have not loved you with our whole heart;

We have not loved our neighbor as ourselves.

We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.

For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ,

Have mercy on us and forgive us;

That we may delight in your will,

And walk in your ways,

To the glory of your Name.  Amen.   



Song Offering  During Communion: “How Beautiful”  Lisa Harding


*Hymn #286           “Blest Be the Tie That Binds”  (1st verse)



*Postlude                                                                  Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship                                           Pastor Alec Rogers                     

Deacon of the Day                                       Deacon Warren Benner 

Ushers of the Day                         Arlene Gagnon & Barbara Morse

Communion Servers                       Barbara Morse & Joan Morgan 



Fun Fact!  -  The Third Sunday of Easter is the day that occurs two weeks after the Christian celebration of Easter.


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.


Ladies Group will meet May 12th for our annual birthday

Party.  Bring lunch and a small, wrapped birthday gift. 


Baked Bean Supper May 21st 4:30 – 6:00 P.M.



Considering the vastly improved 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

Lisa Harding, Keyboardist

                                  May 1, 2022


      “Third Sunday after Easter”











       Manchester Community Church


          “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”

         Established 1833


          Pastor Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport