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

May 22, 2022

                           Manchester Community Church            

                         Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

         Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                                          May 22, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                                  Sixth Sunday of Easter

Prelude                                                                      Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                     Deacon Warren Benner


Call to Worship                                         MCC Choir & Pastor Don


*Opening Hymn #379      “Take My Life and Let It Be” (Vss 1,2,6)

Responsive Reading #644       The Holy Spirit        Deacon Benner


Anthem                    “Then I Met Jesus”                    Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Alec

*Gloria Patri #623



Offertory        “He Looked Beyond My Fault”            Don Sweeney

*Doxology #625 & Prayer


Hymn #343                 “Be Still and Know” (Seated)


Gospel Reading               Luke 13:18-21                  Pastor Don

Trio                   “His Eye Is on the Sparrow”            Jean, Joan, Don


Sermon                       “God’s Kingdom”                 Pastor Don


Hymn #441             “Take Time to Be Holy”


Benediction                                                               Pastor Don

*Postlude                                                                   Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able


Minister of Worship                     Pastor Donald Stanley Davenport

Deacon of the Day                                       Deacon Warren Benner

Ushers of the Day                             Arlene Gagnon & Barbara Morse

Coffee Hour:                                                                Jean Davenport




Flowers on the Altar are in memory of Clyde J. Morgan given by his family.



Fun Fact!  What is the meaning of the Sixth Sunday of Easter? Jesus had set his face resolutely toward Jerusalem. He knew the authorities were out for him because they considered him a blasphemer. They accused him of making himself equivalent to God because he forgave sinners.



Choir Rehearsal May 24 at 6:15 p.m.




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, Family of Debbie Rollins, 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 22, 2022

                                          “Sixth Sunday of Easter” 



Manchester Community                           Church    
         “Where people count,
         and Christ is honored.”

         Established 1833


        Pastor, Alec Rogers

Pastor Emeritus, Don Davenport