Service Bulletin

Sunday, August 27 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dave Johnson

Last minute change of plans for Sunday — Keith has Covid and will be isolating for at least 5 days, so he will not be here Sunday.  Get well soon! 

And at the 11th hour, Dave Johnson is stepping in to lead our service.  Thanks, Dave! 

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link in the comfort of your own home or in person in the sanctuary.  Join us!

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Gathering Music                   Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements             Thor Raines        

Call to Worship 

Leader:  Here today there is love, freely available to all.

Not our human loving, fragile and intermittent,

but God’s supreme love.

All:  May a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth,

break forth into joyous songs of praise.

Leader:  Here today is love, higher than our loftiest hopes,

deeper than the immensities of time and space,

God’s inclusive love.

All:  Let the seas roar their praise,

and everything in them.

Let the rivers clap their hands

and the hills sing together their happiness.

Leader:  The joy of the living Christ Jesus be with you all.

All:  And also with you.

Opening Hymn           “Sing a Happy Alleluia”                                   Handout

         Words by Shirley Erena Murray, Tune by Robert Clatterbuck, Arranged by Jim Strathdee

Words copyright 1992. Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Music copyright 1999. Hope Publishing Co. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

1)  Sing a happy alleluia, sing it out with heart and style

We’re the echo of God’s laughter, we’re the image of God’s smile.

Refrain Alleluia, all creation, alleluia, everyone!

Alleluia, all creation, alleluia, everyone!

            Last time: Alleluia, everyone! Alleluia, everyone!

 2)  We’re the proof of God’s good humor, we’re the twinkle in God’s eye

  Made to shine, reflect the glory,  given light and space to fly. Refrain

                                                                                                                                                                           3)  Sarah laughed at God’s good timing, Mary sang and David danced,

Jesus smiled and hugged the children so is life for us enhanced.   Refrain


4)  Ev’ry day sing alleluia!  We are loved, though so absurd,

Human, foolish, chosen people, God still takes us at our word!      Refrain

Scripture Matthew 16:13-20    


Sermon          “Do You Know Who I Am?”         Dave Johnson

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory        “More of the Ways of Love”  Handout

by Scott Kearns

    Copyright 2013 R. Scott Kearns. All rights reserved.

1)  May my heart be a heart be a heart of love.

May I grow so that I may know more of the ways of love.

May our world be a world, be a world of love.

May we grow so that all may know more of the ways of love.

In heart, in words, in deeds in the world, more of the ways of love.

2)  May my words be the words be the words of love.

May I grow so that from me flows more of the ways of love.

May our world be a world, be a world of love.

May we grow so that all may know more of the ways of love.

In heart, in words, in deeds in the world, more of the ways of love.

3)  May my deeds be the deeds be the deeds of love.

May I grow so that I may show more of the ways of love.

May our world be a world, be a world of love.

May we grow so that all may know more of the ways of love.

In heart, in words, in deeds in the world, more of the ways of love.



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 

September 3 - Dr Keith Ray - Indoors; 1st Sunday Potluck meal; Session meets.
September 10 - Rev Steve Morgan - Outdoors
September 17 - Dr Keith Ray - Indoors
September 24 - Dr Keith Ray  - Outdoors

New Foundations Home for Children is seeking school supplies. Please bring your donations to the church by Sunday, August 27.


Have you seen “Oppenheimer”?  Would you like to talk to others who have seen it?  What would it be like to work in Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)?  Gloria Bennett, who worked at LANL for 31 years and who retired to Anderson SC and has been part of our NACCP congregation for several years, will be available this Sunday, August 27 immediately after church for Conversation about Oppenheimer.  If you are interested, please join us (even if you have not seen the movie) for an interesting time together.  We will provide a light lunch for those who opt to join us.

Free Campus Edge Concert at St. Andrew Catholic Church ∙ 209 Sloan Street, Clemson.

On Sunday, Aug 27 at 2:00, join Jamie Dean (piano), Mandy McAtee (cello), Desirée Werth (clarinet), and Danielle Martin (violin & viola) as they perform an hour-long concert in a variety of musical styles and ensemble arrangements.  All ages are welcome, there is no admission charge, the church is handicap accessible, and there is plenty of parking.


The Keenagers are still finalizing their upcoming schedule of activities, so stay tuned! In the meantime, mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 30, for an afternoon of games and (homemade) ice cream from 1 to 4 pm!

On Wednesday, November 8, 2023, the program will be painting gourds for the holidays with Ann Blackwood as the leader.


Bill Bailey reminds us all to sign up for church clean-up.  Clean-up days are the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am and usually take no more than 90 minutes.  The sign-up sheet is in the church and there is an empty September slot waiting for your name!  Our next clean-up day will be Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 9:30 am. 


The next Market Theatre production will be Rock of Ages – free in Carolina Wren Park starting September 14.


Vicki Wright is looking for someone to buy her ticket to “MJ The Musical” on September 20th. Let her know if you are interested. It’s a great seat!


The Autumnal Equinox labyrinth walk will be on Saturday, September 23, 2023.


We will be serving lunch at South Main Chapel and Mercy Center and joining in with their church service on Sunday, October 22, 2023.  More details will follow.


Joanne reminds us all to keep up the food donations for AIM (Anderson Interfaith Ministries)!  Bring your non-perishable items to the church.  This is an on-going need that should become part of everyone’s shopping routine.


Auditions are happening now for the GAMAC-sponsored Anderson Children’s Choir for the 2023-2024 school year. Boys and girls ages 8-10 (grades 3-5) are invited to try out.  Rehearsals will be held on Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 at St. John’s United Methodist Church and will begin this Thursday, August 24.  Call (864) 231-6147 or visit for more information.


The Concert of Hope and Remembrance will be on Saturday, October 14 at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.


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.


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.


Remember in prayer: Linda McFall; Patti Pitts; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Jason Harding; 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. 

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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