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

July 17, 2022


Manchester Community Church            

                 July 17, 2022, 10:00 A.M

       Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor




Welcome & Announcements              Deacon Margaret Harrington


Call to Worship                              Psalm 15


*Opening Hymn #2      “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”


Responsive Reading #632           Forgiveness

*Gloria Patri #623


Pastoral Prayer, Lord’s Prayer                     



*Doxology #625 & Prayer


Hymn #462                    “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”       


New Testament Reading         Colossians 1:15-28            


Sermon                      “Mt. Trinity Notebook: Holiness & Love”


Song Offering                                                            Pastor Alec







*Please stand if you are able


Minister of Worship                                            Pastor Alec Rogers

Deacon of the Day                               Deacon Margaret Harrington

Service Music                                                                   Lisa Harding

Ushers of the Day                                                Don & Lynn Sweeney

Coffee Hour                                                                Debbie Maddox


Executive Board                                                   Today after church

Celebration of Life of The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pastor Emeritus Don                                                          August 6 at 10 AM

Sale & Outside Lunch – has been postponed until after Labor Day


In Memory of & In Honor of

The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport &

The Rev. Ernest B. Johnson Jr. who have gone to be with the Lord

and all the ministers that have served

Manchester Community Church


Alexander Rodman Rogers (Pastor Alec)                    2022 – present

Donald Stanley Davenport (Pastor Don)                      2015 – 2022

Jack L. Daniel (Pastor Jack)                                        2013 – 2014

Donald Stanley Davenport (Pastor Don)                      2010 – 2013

Ernest B. Johnson Jr. (Rev. J)                                     1990 – 2010

Scott Dow                                                                    1988 – 1989

John V. Macneill                                                          1978 – 1987

Daniel C. Tuttle                                                            1966 – 1978

Frank Ervine Jr.                                                           1964 – 1966

Gordon Sisson                                                             1962 – 1964

Robert Aspinwall                                                         1959 – 1961

(Shared a pastor with/East Winthrop Baptist Church    1959 – 1988)

James Purington                                                         1956 – 1958

Woodrow Michell                                                         1950 – 1956

Elliot Verney                                                                1949 – 1950

Dwight Meader                                                            1947 – 1948

L. L. Dunn                                                                    1944 – 1946

Ernest Harvey                                                              1944

During the early 1900s the church fell on hard times & abandoned in 1937.  In 1944 Rev. Ernest Harvey led the way to the reopening of the church with 17 people gathered to worship God midst fallen plaster, broken laths & 58 broken panes of glass. The church was rededicated in November 1944 as the Union Church of Manchester & in 1957 the name was changed to Manchester Community Church. The Church was built in 1833 under the inspiration of Rev. Isaac Case w/early town meetings being held in the church.                                                        



Access video recordings of services and sermons go to bottom of MCC website homepage,  click on the blue Manchester Community Church services line.

Considering the improved public health environment, masks are “optional” for our church services and events.


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, Pauline Gagnon Bennett (Arlene’s sister-in-law), Dee Dee Black,  Robin Blake, Asher Bragdon, Randy Burnham, 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), family of Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport, Pat DiConza (Lee’s neighbor), Louise Gagnon, Ryan Gauthier, Adelina Gragg (John’s granddaughter), T. Hallett, Emily Hartung (Honky’s daughter-in-law), Darrell Hood (Jackie’s son-in-law), family of Sandy Jackson, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, family of Rev. Ernie Johnson, Joshua, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Louise, Eva McKinnon, Ron Margeson (Pastor Don’s brother), Melody (Cindy’s friend), Lynn Messenger, Susan Miller, Bill Moore, Richard Newbegin, Dave Poulin, Bob Pushard, Julie Rogers, Ciro Russo, family of Leon Strout, Peggy Struck, Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy’s Great Grandson), Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Joseph Underhill (Barbara Hall cousin), 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

Office 207-622-0738

Pastor’s office hours vary. Please contact pastor 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

                        July 17, 2022


        Manchester Community Church 

          “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”   

Established 1833

     Pastor Alec Rogers