Service Bulletin

Sunday, February 19, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. Lucy Youngblood

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       Sarah Shumpert

Call to Worship              Psalm 139:1-6 (NRSV)

O Lord, you have searched me and known me.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up;

you discern my thoughts from far away.

You search out my path and my lying down,

and are acquainted with all my ways.

Even before a word is on my tongue,

O Lord, you know it completely.

You hem me in, behind and before,

and lay your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Opening Hymn                     “Come All You People”            Hymnal #388

Words and Music by Alexander Gondo

Come all you people, come and praise your Maker;

come all you people, come and praise your Maker;

come all you people, come and praise your Maker;

come now and worship the Lord.  

Ahom, Ahom, Ahom, Ahom, Ahom, Ahom, Ahom, Ahom, Ahom.


Scripture Lesson               Ephesians 2:11-22

Sermon            “Seeking the Stranger’s Path”             Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/ Offertory     “Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore” Hymnal #721

Words and Music by Cesareo Gabarain

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



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

March 5 - Keith Ray and Sarah Shumpert lead conversation about the church;

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.  Meats and tea will be provided.  Please bring a side dish or dessert.


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.


A group working to expand Medicaid in South Carolina will be conducting a Zoom meeting on February 21. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved in this initiative, contact Barb Barham so she can forward you the meeting invite.


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.


The GAMAC Anderson’s Got Talent event will be held on Sunday, February 26 at 3:00 pm in the Rainey Fine Arts Center at Anderson University. Tickets are available at


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; 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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