Service Bulletin

Sunday, July 23 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Elaine Nocks

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link in the comfort of your own home, in person in the church sanctuary, or in person outdoors at the woods stage.  Join us!

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Gathering Music           Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements  Gloria Bennett

Call to Worship   (From Psalm 67)

One:  God be gracious to us and bless us,

All:  And make your face to shine upon us,

One:  That your way may be known upon earth,

All:  Your saving power among all nations. 

One:  Let the peoples praise you, O God;

All:  Let all the people praise you. 

Opening Hymn             “God We Praise You for the Morning”                     Handout

      Words by Jim and Jean Strathdee;  Music by Jim Strathdee

  1985.  Desert Flower Music.  All Rights Reserved.

1)  God we praise you for the morning, Hope springs forth with each new day,

New beginnings, prayer and promise, Joy in work and in play.

2)  God we praise you for creation, Mountains, seas, and desert land.

Waking souls find joy and healing, In your bountiful hand.

3)  God we praise you for compassion, All the loving that you show.

Human touching, tears and laughter help your children to grow.

4)  God we praise you for your Spirit, Comforter and daily friend,

Restless searcher, gentle teacher, Strength and courage you send.

5)  God we praise you for the Savior, Come that we may know your ways.

In his loving, dying, rising Christ is Lord of our days.

6)  Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia  Alleluia.  Alleluia, Alleluia!  Christ is Lord of our days.

                                                                                                                                                      Scripture Matthew 13: 24-30, 36-43     (The Parable of the Weeds)

Sermon        In the Weeds       Dr. Elaine Nocks

Theme: Being faithful people in the face of evil; God's faithfulness.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory               “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”              Hymnal #39

      Words by Thomas O. Chisholm; Music by William Marion Runyan

(Word Change: “Great is thy faithfulness, O God my father”  TO  “Great is thy faithfulness, O God, Creator”)

1)  Great is thy faithfulness, O God, Creator;

there is no shadow of turning with thee.

Thou changest not; thy compassions they fail not

As thou hast been thou forever wilt be.

Refrain:  Great is thy faithfulness! Great is thy faithfulness!

Morning by morning, new mercies I see.

All I have needed thy hand hath provided.

Great is thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!

2)  Summer and winter, and springtime and harvest,

sun, moon, and stars in their courses above

join with all nature in manifold witness

to thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love. Refrain

3)  Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,

thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide,

strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow:

blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside! 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 

July 30 - Dr. Keith Ray; Outdoor service

August 6 - Dr. Keith Ray; Indoor service.  1st Sunday Potluck meal

August 13 - Rev. Dr. Tom Richie; Outdoor service; Communion

August 20 - Dr. Keith Ray; Indoor service

August 27 - TBD


Auditions are happening now for the GAMAC-sponsored Anderson Children’s Choir for the 2023-2024 school year. Boys and girls ages 8-10 (grades 3-5) are invited to try out. Call (864) 231-6147 or visit for more information.


There will be a Keenagers planning meeting on July 26th at 11 am. Bring your own lunch, ideas, and willingness to be an event coordinator!


Our very own Thor Raines will be featured in the Summer Breezin’ original rock show at Centre Stage in Greenville. The show runs July 13 – August 6. Visit for more info and tickets.
Congratulations to our very own Rosie Thompson for being cast as the lead in Market Theatre’s production of She Kills Monsters! The show will run in November, so stay tuned for more details.

A TV monitor will be set up inside the sanctuary to display the Facebook Live stream on Sundays when the service is conducted at the outdoor stage. Given this change, we will be eliminating the 107.1 FM radio broadcast.


Food donations continue to be needed for AIM (Anderson Interfaith Ministries). They are especially in need of peanut butter and jelly but don’t forget to keep re-filling our basket designated for the AIM pantry to cover all of their needed items.

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.


If you are interested in a class on Advanced Directives and/or the “Stop the Bleed” program, let Barb Barham know so that she and Rosie Thompson can plan accordingly for future programming.


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: Linda McFall; Patti Pitts; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Jason Harding; Mike Johnston; Madison 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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