Service Bulletin

Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

Souper Bowl Sunday  

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 Laurie Gentry

Call to Worship 

One: Great is the wisdom of the Holy One, powerful and knowing.

Many: God gives us the choice to follow and to be faithful.

One: Great is the wisdom of the Holy One, powerful and knowing.

Many: God offers fire to warm us and water to quench our thirst.

One: Great is the wisdom of the Holy One, powerful and knowing.

Many: God considers us with care and knows our ways.

Opening Hymn           “Sing, Praise, and Bless the Lord”            Hymnal #635

      Words from the Taize Community; Music by Jacques Berthier

Sing, praise, and bless the Lord. Sing, praise, and bless the Lord.

Peoples!  Nations!  Alleluia!

Sing, praise, and bless the Lord.  Sing, praise, and bless the Lord.

           Peoples!  Nations!  Alleluia!

Scripture Lesson           First Corinthians 3:1-9

Sermon                “Co-workers Near and Far”                            Dr. Keith Ray

Theme:   While Paul recognizes the Corinthian church community is grumbling, he proclaims their purpose is to be “co-workers” in the vocation of representing the love of Jesus in the community and larger world.

How might we be “co-workers” as a church community?

How might we be co-workers in the larger world?

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/ Offertory               “Lift Every Voice and Sing”             Hymnal #339

  Words by James Weldon Johnson; Music by J. Rosamond Johnson

1)  Lift every voice and sing till earth and heaven ring,

ring with the harmonies of liberty.

Let our rejoicing rise high as the listening skies;

let it resound loud as the rolling sea.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us;

sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.

Facing the rising sun of our new day begun,

let us march on, till victory is won.

2)  Stony the road we trod, bitter the chastening rod,

felt in the days when hope unborn had died.

Yet, with a steady beat, have not our weary feet

come to the place for which our parents sighed?

We have come over a way that with tears has been watered;

we have come, treading our path through the  blood of the slaughtered,

out from the gloomy past,

till now we stand at last where the white gleam of our bright star is cast.

3)  God of our weary years, god of our silent tears,

thou who hast brought us thus far on the way;

thou who hast by thy might led us into the light,

keep us forever in the path, we pray.

Lest our feet stray from the places, our God, where we met thee;

lest, our hearts drunk with the wine of the world, we forget thee;

shadowed beneath thy hand may we forever stand,

true to our God, sure to our native land.



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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Calendar of Service    

February 19 - Lucy Youngblood

February 26 - Keith Ray; Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Sunday (Volunteers please wear your blue PDA shirts.)

March 5 - Keith Ray and Sarah Shumpert present SWOT analysis;

1st Sunday Potluck meal

March 12 - Keith Ray

March 19 - TBD

March 26 - Keith Ray


The love and sympathy of North Anderson Community Church is extended to Michael Little-Bell and family in the passing of Tim Little-Bell on Friday, January 13, 2023.  Tim’s memorial service will be Saturday, February 25, at 3:00 pm at North Anderson Community Church. 

There will be a potluck meal following the service.


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.


Lilliana Sanchez is in the production of “Anastasia” at Southwood Academy of the Arts.  She will portray the Empress on February 9-12.  Evening performances are at 7 pm and matinees are at 3 pm.


The next church clean-up day will be on February 11. Only four people have signed up so we need additional hands!  Please sign up if you can.


Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology is presenting a Zoom Only event on February 12, 2023, at 3:00-4:15 PM.  Rev. Traci D. Blackmon, RN, MDiv will be the speaker.  Click here to register .

Rev. Traci Blackmon, Associate General Minister of Justice and Local Church Ministries of the UCC.  She is the former senior pastor of Christ the King United Church of Christ, Florissant, Missouri and the leading voice of frontline spiritual leaders influential in leading prayer vigils and engaging in peaceful protests during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri after the murder of Michael Brown in 2014.


February 22, 2023 - Those who join our Keenager gathering in February will learn another chapter of Black history.  Marquise Drayton, community engagement assistant at Clemson University will present a program entitled Harvey Gantt at Clemson.  We will enjoy a light lunch at 11:30 and Marquise's presentation will begin at 12:00.  Cynthia Warner is coordinator. See the end of the newsletter for supplemental information.


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.


Remember in prayer: Patti Pitts; Michael Little-Bell and Family; Violet Taylor (Kristin Cascio’s granddaughter); Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Tawny Booth (friend of Vicki Conrad-Wright); Jason Harding; Linda McFall; Mike Johnston; Whitney and Taylor 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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