Service Bulletin

Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Sarah Junkin Woodard

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link:, hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person. 

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Gathering Music Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements    Sharon Fowler


Opening Hymn     “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore”               Hymnal #721  

1)  Lord, you have come to the lakeshore looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones;

you only asked me to follow humbly.

Refrain: O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me, 

  and while smiling have spoken my name;

  now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me. 

  By your side I will seek other seas.

2)  You know so well my possessions; my boat carries no gold and no weapons;

you will find there my nets and labor. Refrain

3)  You need my hands, full of caring, through my labors to give others rest

and constant love that keeps on loving. Refrain

4)  You, who have fished other oceans, ever longed for by souls who are waiting,

my loving friend, as thus you call me: Refrain

Old Testament Scripture Reading Micah 6:8

New Testament Scripture Reading Matthew 22: 34-40

Sermon      “Nicaragua: Living in Peace”            Sarah Junkin Woodard

Prayers of the People         Sharon Fowler

Closing Hymn/ Offertory                   “Go Now in Peace”                     Handout

          Words by Don Besig and Nancy Price; Music by Don Besig

            1988. Harold Flammer Music.  All rights reserved.

Go now in peace. Never be afraid.

God will go with you each hour of ev’ry day.

Go now in faith, steadfast, strong and true.

Know He will guide you in all you do.

Benediction       Sarah Junkin Woodard


Shalom   (“May you be well and whole and in communion with all creation.”)

        Shalom, my friends, Shalom, my friends, Shalom, Shalom.

       Till we meet again, Till we meet again, Shalom, Shalom

 Reprinted with permission under One License #A-625711.  All rights reserved.

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Calendar of Service 

May 7 - Keith Ray; 1st Sunday Potluck Meal

May 14 - Keith Ray

May 21 - Keith Ray

May 28 - TBD


Tom Wright gives this building update: Ceiling repairs will be finished this week. Flooring installation is almost done. Thanks to the Building Committee for all their hard work!


Don’t miss out on seeing Kinky Boots at the Market Theatre April 27 – May 15. The show is co-directed by our very own Thor Raines and features Barb Barham and Bill Griffith! Tickets are available at


The next event for the Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology on April 30th will be in partnership with First Baptist Church, Greenville featuring Amanda Tyler, executive director of BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty).  She leads the organization as it upholds the historic Baptist principle of religious liberty, defending the free exercise of religion and protecting against its establishment by government.  Her presentation is entitled “How Christian Nationalism Threatens Democracy & Christianity.”  It will be held at First Baptist Church at 847 Cleveland St. in Greenville (and live-streamed) at 3 pm.  Additionally, Tyler will be preaching the worship service sermon at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson at 10:30 am on April 30th. Visit for more information.

World Labyrinth Day is May 6.  Come out to Walk as One at 1.


Save the date! May 20th at 9:30 am will be an outdoor clean-up day at the church. Bring your gloves and gardening tools. If you love to garden and play in the dirt, this one’s for you!


A kitchen table and chairs and a sofa are needed by Kristin Cascio’s daughter, Elizabeth. Please text Kristin at 607-427-7371 if you can help.


Ann Blackwood needs shoeboxes for a project with children at the New Foundations Home for Children. Please bring in any empty shoeboxes you have by late April.


Are you interested in becoming a member of NACCP?  Would you like to make this community your spiritual home?  Please contact Keith at or at 864-508-1530.


If you are interested in a class on Advanced Directives and/or the “Stop the Bleed” program, let Barb Barham know so that she and Rosie Thompson can plan accordingly for future programming.


It’s time for Undie Sundays! We are collecting socks, men’s underwear (great need for Small men’s underwear) and women’s underwear and bras of all sizes for South Main Chapel and Mercy Center.  Bring your items between now and May 28 when we have our next turn serving lunch at South Main.

Additionally, South Main is currently experiencing a bottled water shortage. Donations welcomed at the South Main facility!


Sarah Shumpert shared the Westside Community Center needs a new roof. They are asking folks to donate $40 in honor of the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day being signed into legislation as a national holiday. Donations can be made online through the United Way of Anderson County.  Use the “Donation Description” box to designate your donation for the Westside Community Center roof.


Several of the church hymnals seem to have left the building. If you took a hymnal home for a walk (since they don’t have legs of their own), don’t forget to walk it back to church!


Remember in prayer: Patti Pitts; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Jason Harding; Linda McFall; Mike Johnston; Madison Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Jackie Moore; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine; Victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria; Victims of tornadoes.

NACCP is an inclusive Faith Community that values questions

and the journey to the answers.

Ministry Leader: Dr. Keith Ray

Pianist and Choir Director: Polly Dunford

Mailing address: P.O. Box 4346, Anderson, SC 29622

Phone: 864-225-3575


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