Service Bulletin

Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 10:!5 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. 

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Gathering Music                         Polly Dunford

 Welcome and Announcements                           Bonnie Marsden

Prelude “Simple Gifts”           Linda Forrest

      Shaker Song attributed to Joseph Brackett; Arranged by Mary Jackson       Mary Jackson


      Irish folk tune of indefinite origins, sometimes referred as The South Wind;

      Arranged by Mary Jackson

Call to Worship  (inspired by Psalm 15)

One: Holy One, who may abide in your sanctuary? Who may dwell in your sacred creation?

Many: Those who do justice. Those who confront inequities and uplift the oppressed.

One: Holy One, who may abide in your sanctuary? Who may dwell in your sacred creation?

Many: Those who love kindness. Those who love neighbor, friend and foe.

One: Holy One, who may abide in your sanctuary? Who may dwell in your sacred creation?

Many: Those who walk humbly with you. Those who follow your lead and answer your call.

Opening Hymn           “What Does the Lord Require of You?”          Hymnal #70

    Words and Music by Jim Strathdee

What does the Lord require of you?  What does the Lord require of you?

Justice, kindness, walk humbly with your God.

To seek justice and love kindness and walk humbly with your God.

Scripture Lesson     1 Corinthians 1:18-31

Sermon     “The Community of Radical Inclusion”                      Dr. Keith Ray

Theme: As we continue exploring Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, we are invited to consider the radicality of Paul’s vision for the Beloved Community of the church. We are invited to expand our notion of “the other” as we seek to practice what Paul calls the “foolishness” of the Christian faith.

Special Music   “The Gift of Love”       Linda Forrest

          Arranged by Hal Hobson             Mary Jackson

  Arranged for hammered dulcimer by Mary Jackson

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/ Offertory                   “O for a World”             Hymnal #372

                             Words by Miriam Therese Winter; Music by Carl Gotthelf Glaser;

  Arranged by Lowell Mason

1)  O for a world where everyone respects each other’s ways,

where love is lived and all is done with justice and with praise.

2)  O for a world where goods are shared and misery relieved,

where truth is spoken, children spared, equality achieved.

3)  We welcome one world family and struggle with each choice

that opens us to unity and gives our vision voice.

4)  The poor are rich; the weak are strong; the foolish ones are wise.

Tell all who mourn: outcasts belong, who perishes will rise.

5)  O for a world preparing for God’s glorious reign of peace,

where time and tears will be no more, and all but love will cease.




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 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.  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.


The next meeting of Anderson County Queer Support and Advocacy Group will be Thursday, February 2, at 7-8:30 PM.  This group will become the Anderson Chapter of PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) as soon as their articles of incorporation are completed.  Read more at acadvocate22@gmail.comAll are welcome.  


At the River — A Memoir of Struggle and Grace in the Segregated South by Carolyn Crowder will be screened in the Fort Hill Presbyterian Church sanctuary on Monday, Feb. 6 at 6:00 PM with a discussion following.  Light snacks will be provided at 5:30 for enjoyment in the arcade before the showing. The cost is free. Please register online or call the church office at 864-654-2061.

Fort Hill Presbyterian Church is located at 101 Edgewood Avenue, Clemson, SC.  Parking is available in the lots across from the sanctuary and handicapped parking is next to the sanctuary.

For more information about the movie and to watch a teaser, visit


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.


The next church clean-up day will be on February 11th. Only three 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.


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.

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); Sharon Fowler; 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 29621

Phone: 864-225-3575


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