Service Bulletin

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

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. 

* * * * * * * * * * * *

Gathering Music                               Ed Yokley                

Welcome and Announcements                              Rosie Thompson

Call to Worship        

One: The ever-present Divine dwells in the sanctuary and in homes, in public spaces and our interior lives.

Many: Behold the greatness of the Holy One in the expansiveness of these sacred spaces.

One: We seek God’s face on Sunday mornings and evenings…and throughout the


Many: We live in the presence of the Holy One all the days of our lives.

One: We call out for God’s grace, strength, and guidance.

Many: Seek the face of the Holy One.  Recognize God’s greatness.

Opening Hymn           “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”          Hymnal #611

  Words by Henry van Dyke; Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

1)  Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love!

Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.

2)  All thy works with joy surround thee; earth and heaven reflect thy rays;

stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,

chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.

3)  Mortals, join the happy chorus which the morning stars began.

Love divine is reigning o’er us, joining all in heaven’s plan.

Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife.

Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life.

                                                                                                                                                                            Scripture Lesson     1 Corinthians 1:10-18

Sermon     “Unity in Uniformity and Difference”                        Dr. Keith Ray

Theme:  According to Paul, diversity and difference are strengths in the Christian community.  Our unity comes not in uniformity but in our commitment to work for justice and good will in the world as we learn from the life and teachings of Jesus.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/ Offertory     “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” Hymnal #286

          Words by Edwin Hatch; Music by Robert Jackson

1)  Breathe on me, Breath of God; fill me with life anew,

that I may love what thou dost love, and do what thou wouldst do.

2)  Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure,

until with thee I will one will, to do and to endure.

3)  Breathe on me, Breath of God, till I am wholly thine,

until this earthly part of me glows with thy fire divine.

4)  Breathe on me, Breath of God, so shall I never die,

but live with thee the perfect life of thine eternity.



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.


Calendar of Service  

January 29 - Keith Ray

February 5 - Keith Ray

February 12 - Keith Ray

February 19 - Lucy Youngblood

February 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.  More information concerning arrangements for Tim’s memorial service will be announced later.


It’s time for Undie Sundays! We will begin collecting socks, men’s and women’s underwear and bras of all sizes for South Main chapel and Mercy Center. Bring your items between now and May 28th when we have our next turn serving lunch at South Main.


Lillian Sanchez is in an upcoming production at Southwood Academy of the Arts.  She will portray the Empress in a production of Anastasia for the first two weekends in February (3rd-5th and 9th-12th).  Evening performances are at 7 pm and matinees are at 3 pm.


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.


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.


Remember in prayer: Michael Little-Bell and Family; Violet Taylor (Kristin Cascio’s granddaughter); Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Tawny Booth (friend of Vicki Conrad-Wright); Sharon Fowler; Jason Harding; Linda McFall; Mike Johnston; Whitney and Taylor Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Pat Weddle; 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 29621



Church News:

Instagram:  northandersonccp

Facebook:  NorthAndersonCommunityChurchPresbyterian