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

Manchester Community Church            

         Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor

Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus            

                 June 5, 2022, 10:00 A.M.

                      Day of Pentecost                    

Prelude                                                                      Rosalea Kimball

Welcome & Announcements              Senior Deacon Rose Benner


Call to Worship                                                  Choir & Pastor Don


*Opening Hymn #204                 “Rock of Ages”


Responsive Reading #684       Spiritual Gifts          Deacon Benner

Anthem           “A Communion Meditation”                Choir


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                                Pastor Don

*Gloria Patri #623


Offering                                                                      Pastor Don

Offertory                                                                   Rosalea Kimball

*Doxology #625 & Prayer


Hymn #252            “Sweet, Sweet Spirit”  (Seated)

Gospel Reading        John 15:26-27; 16:4B-15        Pastor Don

Duet                                                                            Joan & Jean


Sermon                           “Spirit of Truth”                Pastor Don


Service of Holy Communion

Closing Hymn #286       “Bless Be the Tie That Binds” (1st Vs)



*Postlude                                                                  Rosalea Kimball


*Please stand if you are able


Minister of Worship                        Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport

Deacon of the Day                               Senior Deacon Rose Benner

Communion Servers       Deacons Barbara Morse & Margaret Harrington

Ushers of the Day                  Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber

Coffee Hour:                                            Rose Benner & Joan Morgan   



Fun Fact!  Pentecost is a major festival in the Christian church and is celebrated by believers on the Sunday that falls on the 50th day of Easter. Pentecost is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter and 10 days after Ascension. As the date of Whit Sunday is decided according to the date of Easter, this day is a changeable feast. The festival of Pentecost is still important to Christians today because it represents the beginning of the Christian Church. It reminds them how Jesus' promise that God would send the Holy Spirit was fulfilled.


Choir Rehearsal                                            June 8 at 6:15 p.m.

Ladies Group                                                 June 9 at 11:45 a.m.

    Ladies bring a lunch after we will visit the Art Studio nearby.


12:00 p m–June 11th Catherine (Kaye) Mooers Celebration of Life at Manchester Community Church followed by light refreshments.


11:00 a m –June 25th Debbie Rollins Celebration of Life at Manchester Community Church followed by light refreshments.




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, 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, family of 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), 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


  June 5, 2022



                                 “Day of Pentecost”



                   Manchester Community Church 

          “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”

            Established 1833


            Pastor Alec Rogers

          Pastor Emeritus Don Davenport