Service Bulletin

Sunday, August 6 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

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  Barb Barham        

Call to Worship  (adapted from Psalm 145)

Leader:  The Holy One is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.

People:  The Holy One is good to all, with compassion for all God’s creation.

Leader:  The Holy One upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.

People:  The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.

Leader:  You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.

People:  The Holy One is just in all ways and always kind.

Leader:  The Holy One is near to all who call on God, to all who call in truth.

People:  The Holy One fulfills the desire of all who are in fear and also hears their cry and saves them.

Leader:  The Holy One watches over all who love the Divine Presence.

All:  My mouth will speak the praise of the Holy One, and all flesh will bless God’s holy name forever and ever.

Opening Hymn   “Your Faithfulness, O Lord, Is Sure”         Hymnal #42

1) Your faithfulness, O Lord, is sure in all your words, your gracious deeds;

you gently lift all burdened souls and well provide for all our needs.

2) The eyes of all are fixed on you; by you their wants are all supplied;

your open hand is bountiful and every soul is satisfied.

3) Lord, you are just in all your ways, and kind in everything you do;

forever near you stand to hear and help all those who call on you.

4) My mouth shall speak your praise, O Lord; my soul shall bless your holy name;

let all things living join the song of praise, from age to age the same.

Scripture Genesis 32:22-31

Sermon        “A Wrestling Match” Dr. Keith Ray

Theme:  The portraits of the Divine in the Bible are varied, including the notion that to live a life of spiritual discernment includes periods of restlessness and wrestling with Truth. Here’s a question to ponder today:  What does it mean to wrestle with God?

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory     “You Shall Go Out with Joy”   Hymnal #80

You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace;

the mountains and the hills will break forth before you;

there’ll be shouts of joy, and all the trees of the field will clap,

will clap their hands.

And all the trees of the field will clap their hands;

the trees of the field will clap their hands;

the trees of the field will clap their hands while you go out with joy.



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

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Please join us after worship service for our 1st Sunday Potluck meal.  

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Calendar of Service 

August 13 - Rev. Dr. Tom Richie; Outdoor service; Communion

August 20 - Dr. Keith Ray; Indoor service

August 27 - TBD


Market Theatre’s 24 Hour Musical will be happening Friday-Saturday, August 4-5.   The chosen show - It's "Peter Pan!" -  will be announced to the cast on Friday night at 7 pm, and they have 24 hours to put the whole show together. Performance is 7 pm Saturday night, August 5, at AU’s Henderson Auditorium.  Proceeds go to the Cleo Bailey Experiment.

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. Call (864) 231-6147 or visit for more information.


The Youth Choir for the Concert of Hope and Remembrance will begin practicing on Tuesday, August 22 at 6:00 at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson. Boys and girls who are rising third graders through early teens are invited to join the choir. Boys whose voices are beginning to change are welcome to attend. There is no audition. The concert will be on Saturday, October 14 at the same location.


Our very own Thor Raines is featured in the Summer Breezin’ original rock show at Centre Stage in Greenville. You have only a couple more chances to catch the show which runs through Sunday, August 6. Visit for more info and tickets.
Congratulations to Rosie Thompson and Thomas Fellows for being cast in Market Theatre’s production of She Kills Monsters! The show will run in November, so stay tuned for more details.

Food donations continue to be needed for AIM (Anderson Interfaith Ministries). They are especially in need of peanut butter and jelly but don’t forget to keep re-filling our basket designated for the AIM pantry to cover all of their needed items.

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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