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

May 8, 2022

                           Manchester Community Church            

                              Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

           Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                                                   May 8, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                                          Fourth Sunday of Easter


Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                     Deacon Warren Benner


Call to Worship                    Mcc Choir & Pastor Donald Davenport

*Opening Hymn #534      “She Will Be Called Blessed”


Responsive Reading #681        Reconciliation         Deacon Benner

Anthem                                   “I Feel Love”               Choir

Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                         Pastor Alec Rogers



Offertory                                                                     Lisa Harding

*Doxology #625 & Prayer                                         Pastor Alec


Hymn #504                 “He Touched Me” (Seated)

Scripture Reading               John 15:9-17                Pastor Don

Duet by Joan Morgan & Jean Davenport


Sermon                          “Complete Joy”                    Pastor Don


*Hymn #359               “Jesus Is Lord of All”



*Postlude                                                                  Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able.



Minister of Worship                            Pastor Donald Davenport                   

Deacon of the Day                                  Deacon Warren Benner 

Ushers of the Day                    Arlene Gagnon & Barbara Morse          




Fun Fact!   Fourth Sunday of Easter – Because this Gospel reading is the parable of the Good Shepherd, the Fourth Sunday of Easter is now also known as Good Shepherd Sunday (a name formerly given to the Third Sunday of Easter to which the reading was originally assigned


Youth Group will be passing out Mother’s Day gifts.


Coffee & “Mother’s Day” Cake after church



Choir Rehearsal May 11 at 6:15 P.M.


Ladies Group will meet May 12th for our annual birthday

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


Diane Welch’s Celebration of Life has been moved to May 14th

at 1:00 p.m. due to COVID in the family.


Future Group May 15 after church.


Baked Bean & Casserole Supper May 21 – 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.  (Signup sheet in hallway for food items needed)



Arnie Mackenzie - Burial May 12 -1:30 p.m. - Hallowell Cemetery/Celebration of Life May 28 - 4:00 p.m. - Lyons Club (If anyone would like to help with food let Deb Maddox know)


Considering the 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, Family of Ed Maddox (death of Arnie MacKenzie), 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


                                          May 8, 2022

       “Fourth Sunday of Easter”


Manchester Community Church    
“Where people count, and Christ is honored."
              Established 1833
             Pastor, Alec Rogers
    Pastor Emeritus, Don Davenport