Manchester Community Church
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Where people count and Christ is honored.

September 11, 2022



               Manchester Community Church            

             September 11, 2022, 10:00 A.M     

            Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor



Prelude                                                                       Lisa Harding

Welcome & Announcements                         Deacon Joan Morgan


*Opening Song                         “Stand Together”


Call to Worship                                                        


Responsive Reading #669             Maturity             Deacon Morgan

*Gloria Patri #623


Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer (debts)



Offertory         “I Know Who Holds Tomorrow”          Don Sweeney

*Doxology #625 & Prayer                                        


Hymn #379           “Take My Life and Let It Be” (vss. 1,3,5,6)


Gospel Reading                      Matthew 28:16-20


Sermon                 “Mt. Trinity Epilogue: Touching the Sky”


Song                                       “Indescribable”



*Postlude                                                               Lisa Harding


*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship                                              Pastor Alec Rogers

Deacon of the Day                                              Deacon Joan Morgan

Service Music                                                                   Lisa Harding

Ushers of the Day                Deanna Mosher Hallett & Jackie Herber                                                                        

No Coffee Hour:                                                                                                      



We celebrate Grandparents Day each September on the 1st Sunday after Labor Day, usually the 2nd Sunday of the month. Marian McQuade of West Virginia passed away in 2008, having 15 children, 43 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.  In 1970 she started promoting the idea of a grandparents day and finally on September 10, 1979, President Jimmy Carter issued a proclamation that read in part: “Grandparents are our continuing tie to the near-past, to the events and beliefs and experiences that so strongly affect our lives and the world around us.  Our senior generation also provides our society a link to our national heritage and traditions.  Grandparents can often reach out past pride and fear of failure and close the space between generations.”


Kick-off SundayToday! Join us after church with a cookout to celebrate the beginning of the Sunday School year after a brief memorial time in “Jan’s Garden” for The Rev. Ernest B. Johnson, Jr; The Rev. Donald Stanley Davenport & Sonny Chavarie.


Sing Alleluia! A new season of choir has begunIf anyone would like to join, please speak with Lisa Harding.  Practices are Wednesdays at 6:15 PM.


Sign-up sheet to help the Burnhams on Saturday, September 24th is on the board in Johnson Hall.


PALS no kill Cat shelterthe date to have items in for the shelter has been changed to September 25th.


Events to come:

October 22nd               Chicken Pie Supper                   4:30 p.m.

November 19th            Baked Bean Supper                   4:30 p.m.

December 2nd & 3rd      MCC Christmas Fair               9:00 a.m.

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


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), Pat DiConza (Lee’s neighbor), Sharon Dodge, 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), Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Kendra Kyes, 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, Peggy Struck, Tom Taylor (Bud & Teddy’s nephew), Rosemary & Christine Towne, Harrison Tribou (Bud & Teddy’s Great Grandson), Savannah Tuttle (Bill & Darlene’s granddaughter), Janye Varney, Spencer Walling, Teddy Ware, David Weiss Sr., (Bud & Teddy’s friend), 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 appointments.

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


                                                         Manchester Community Church 

         “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”            

 Established 1833

                                                                  Pastor Alec Rogers