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October 9, 2022

                              Manchester Community Church            

                                  October 9, 2022, 10:00 A.M

                           Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor



Welcome & Announcements                              Deacon Davenport

Call to Worship         “Open Our Eyes Lord”            Choir


*Opening Hymn #26    “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” (Vss 1,2,4)


First Reading                    Psalm 66:1-12            Deacon Davenport

*Gloria Patri #623


Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer


Anthem               “If My People Will Pray”                 Choir

(Children are dismissed to Sunday School)                       




*Doxology #625 & Prayer                                        


Hymn #410                 “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”


New Testament Reading      2 Timothy 2:8-15


Sermon                                 “Our True North”


Song Offering            “The Power of Your Love”      Don Sweeney





*Please stand if you are able.


Minister of Worship                                              Pastor Alec Rogers

Deacon of the Day                                         Deacon Jean Davenport

Service Music                                                                   Lisa Harding

Ushers of the Day                           Sandy Jackson & Debbie Maddox

Coffee Hour                            Margaret Harrington & Sandy Jackson



Sing Alleluia! A new season of choir has begun.  If anyone would like to join, please speak with Lisa Harding.  Practices are Wednesdays at 6:00 PM. (Please note time change)


Our Chicken Pie Supper menu: Chicken pie, gravy, potato, carrots, peas, cranberry sauce, biscuits & desserts.  A signup sheet is in the front hall if anybody would like to make a dessert.


We are making extra chicken pies to order an uncooked chicken pie to take home for the freezer, a signup sheet is in the front hall.  But don’t forget to come to the dine-in supper.


A Free Beth Moore Living Proof Ministries seminar October 15th from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at Hope Baptist Church.  Open to all ladies.  See flyer at back of sanctuary for more info.


Executive Board Meeting October 30th after church.  Written reports are due from all committee chairs. 


We are looking for rolls of different colored holiday ribbon 1½ to 3” wide with wire in them to make bows.  To donate, please drop them off in the basket in the back of the Sanctuary as soon as possible.


We are planning on selling real Christmas Wreaths at the Christmas Sale If you would like to order wreaths there are order forms on the back table in the Sanctuary.


Public 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, 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), Al Culmond, Addie Cumler, 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, Darrell Hood (Jackie’s son-in-law), Luke Hopkins, Rebecca Jayne, Diana Johnson, Kendra Kyes, Joshua, Adelaide Lake, Betty Locke, Louise, Eva McKinnon, Ron Margeson (Pastor Don’s brother), Maureen Maurile, 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

Rose Benner, Senior Deacon 207-623-4461

Lisa Harding, Music Director 207-620-4132

Linda Sweeney, Treasurer 207-622-4536



              October 9, 2022