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

May 15, 2022

                           Manchester Community Church            

                              Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

           Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                                               May 15, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                                        Fifth Sunday of Easter


Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                     Deacon Warren Benner


Call to Worship                                                  Pastor Alec Rogers


*Opening Hymn #9    “Praise the Lord! Ye Heavens, Adore Him”


First Reading               Revelation 21:1-6                 Deacon Benner


Anthem                      “Sometimes Alleluia”              Choir


Second Reading              Acts 11:1-18                      Pastor Alec


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                           


Offertory                                                                     Lisa Harding

*Doxology #625 & Prayer


Hymn #451     “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” (vss. 1,3,4)


Gospel Reading               John 13:31-35                  Pastor Alec


Sermon                       “Uncontainable Grace”        Pastor Alec


Song Offering                    “Captivate Us”                 Lisa Harding



*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

Coffee Hour:                                   Darlene Hawksley & Nancy Gettig


Fun Fact!  What is the meaning of the Fifth Sunday of Easter? This series is about Jesus and about us. It's a celebration of the gift of Resurrection and the new life that it brings to us and to the world.

This day is also known as Cantate Sunday due to the incipit "Cantáte Dómino" (Sing to the Lord) of the introit assigned to this day in the Roman Rite. Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year A.


What is the significance of Fifth Sunday of Easter?

The Regina Caeli of the Fifth Sunday of Easter given by Pope Benedict XVI highlights the reality of our faith in Jesus Christ – to believe in the Son of God is to believe in God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit



Future Group today after church.


Choir Rehearsal May 18 at 6:15 p.m.


Future Group Craft May 19 at 5:00 p.m.


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 – 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, Todd Ballard, 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, Debbie Rollins & family, 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



Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 15 2022 | Online Event |






       Manchester Community Church    

          “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”

         Established 1833


          Pastor, Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus, Don Davenport