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November 20, 2022

          Manchester Community Church            

           November 20, 2022, 10:00 A.M    

       Alexander Rodman Rogers, Pastor



Welcome & Announcements                              Deacon Harrington


Call to Worship      “He Has Made Me Glad”            Choir  


*Opening Hymn #561              “We Gather Together”


Unison Reading #709           Psalm 100              Deacon Harrington  

*Gloria Patri #623     


Pastoral Prayer & Lord’s Prayer




*Doxology #625 & Prayer                                        


Anthem                “Song of Thanksgiving”                 Choir

(Children are dismissed to Sunday School)                            


Hymn #560                 “For the Beauty of the Earth”


Gospel Reading                    Luke 1:68-79


Sermon                          “The Dayspring Comes”


Song Offering                          “El Shaddai”





*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                 Deanna Mosher Hallett & Mary Palange

Coffee Hour                              Margaret Harrington & Barbara Hall




November 24th Thanksgiving Day * Manchester Community Church wishes a very safe and happy “Thanksgiving” to our MCC family and friends!


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.


Real Christmas Wreaths for sale. If you have not ordered your wreath, please do so as soon as possible.  There are order forms on the back table in the sanctuary. Please fill them out and give it to Deanna or leave it in the Clerk’s mailbox.  We will also have extra bows available.


Women’s Advent Bible Study will meet on Wednesdays, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14 and 21 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  We will be studying the book of Luke.  Please sign-up with Patti Searle (516-658-7270), Leigh Seibert (908-377-1353) or Bette Jeanne Townsend (631-786-1543).


Sunday, Nov 27th is the first Sunday in Advent. “Hanging of the Greens” will take place during the service.  The church will be decorated Saturday, Nov 26th at 10 a.m. All are invited to attend and help with the preparations.  The Deacons and Sanctuary Committee will be present, and we welcome your help.


The choir is inviting anyone that would like to join them, please speak with Lisa Harding.  Practices are Wednesdays at 6:00 PM.

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), Richard Dunlap, 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



November 20, 2022




        Manchester Community Church 

       “Where people count, and Christ is honored.”            


                           Established 1833

                          Pastor Alec Rogers