Service Bulletin

Sunday, January 28 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       Rosie Thompson

Call to Worship

When the way is difficult and dangerous,
let us still choose what is good and just.

When evil comes to break us down and break us apart,
let us still choose to carry on with each other.

When power from on high strikes fear in our hearts,
let us still choose the courage to persist.

For we know that the love and power of God, which abides in us, will not be overcome.

Opening Hymn       “Morning Has Broken”          Hymnal #664

      Words by Eleanor Farjeon; Music is a Gaelic melody

      1)  Morning has broken like the first morning; blackbird has spoken like the first bird.

          Praise for the singing! Praise for the morning! Praise for them, springing fresh

            from the Word!

    2)  Sweet the rain’s new fall sunlit from heaven, like the first dewfall on the first grass.

         Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden, sprung in completeness where God’s feet pass.

     3)  Mine is the sunlight! Mine is the morning, born of the one light Eden saw play!

          Praise with elation; praise every morning, God’s recreation of the new day!

Tending Creation                           Cynthia Warner

Scripture Lesson                Mark 1:21-28

Sermon               “The Healing Service”                Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts: Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is portrayed as a healer.

What do these narratives have to say to us?  The whole idea of healing can put us in mind of a religious huckster, but is there something to learn from the healing ministry of Jesus?  Perhaps.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory    “We Come to You for Healing, Lord”         Hymnal #796

1)  We come to you for healing, Lord, of body, mind, and soul,

and pray that by your Spirit’s touch we may again be whole.

2)  As once you walked through ancient streets and reached toward those in pain,

we know you come among us still with power to heal again.

3)  You touch us through physicians’ skills, through nurses’ gifts of care,

and through the love of faithful friends who lift our lives in prayer.

4)  Through nights of pain and wakefulness, through days when strength runs low,

grant us your gift of patience, Lord, your calming peace to know.

5)  We come to you, O loving Lord, in our distress and pain,

in trust that through our nights and days your grace will heal, sustain.



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 -

February 4 - Dr. Keith Ray, 1st Sunday Potluck meal
February 11 - Dr. Keith Ray
February 18 - Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore
February 25 - Dr. Keith Ray


Choir practice will start again on Sunday, January 28 at 9:25 AM in the choir room. Please come a little early to put your music in a folder and make notes. See you all then! Polly (864) 940-0640


February 4 - Potluck Hymn Sunday - Pick a hymn, write its name and number on the paper provided, and put your completed paper in the basket on the Communion table.


Remember our Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, February 7, from 2-7 pm.  Schedule your appointment today!  1-800-RED CROSS |


Reminder that PFLAG meets the second Thursday of the month at NACCP at 7 pm.

The next Keenagers event will be crochet lessons and a Valentine’s Day celebration on Wednesday, February 14 at 11 am at NACCP.
PAWS is currently in need of blankets.  Please bring them to church if you have donations.


The Bible Study Group (BSG) meets Mondays at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Dave Johnson is guiding us through the book of Exodus. If you’d like to be added to the Zoom invite list then contact Cynthia at We’d love to have newcomers!


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.


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.


Remember in prayer:  Linda McFall; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Jackie Moore; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Jason Harding; Madison Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine; People of Israel and Palestine.

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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