Service Bulletin

Sunday, July 3 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Today’s service has THREE choices.  You may view the Live Stream on Facebook at this link: , hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person inside (masking preferred). 

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Gathering Music         Sharon Fowler

Welcome and Announcements Jay Lyn Martin

Call to Worship Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Opening Hymn  “Is Not This the Land of Beulah?”        Handout

Words attributed to William Hunter; Music attributed to William B. Bradbury

1)  I am dwelling on the mountain, Where the golden sunlight gleams

O’er a land whose wondrous beauty  Far exceeds my fondest dreams;

Where the air is pure, ethereal,  Laden with the breath of flow’rs,

They are blooming by the fountain,  ‘Neath the amaranthine bow’rs.

Refrain:  Is not this the land of Beulah?  Blessed, blessed land of light,

  Where the flowers bloom forever,  And the sun is always bright!

2)  I can see far down the mountain,  Where I wandered weary years,

Often hindered in my journey  By the ghosts of doubts and fears;

Broken vows and disappointments,  Thickly sprinkled all the way,

But the Spirit led, unerring,  To the land I hold today. Refrain

3)  I am drinking at the fountain,  Where I ever would abide;

For I’ve tasted life’s pure river,  And my soul is satisfied;

There’s no thirsting for life’s pleasures,  Nor adorning, rich and gay,

For I’ve found a richer treasure,  One that fadeth not away. Refrain

4)  Tell me not of heavy crosses,  Nor of burdens hard to bear,

For I’ve found this great salvation  Makes each burden light appear;

And I love to follow Jesus,  Gladly counting all but dross,

Worldly honors all forsaking  For the glory of the cross. Refrain

5)  Oh, the cross has wondrous glory!  Oft I’ve proved this to be true;

When I’m in the way so narrow,  I can see a pathway through;

And how sweetly Jesus whispers:  “Take the cross, thou need’st not fear,

For I’ve tried the way before thee,”  And the glory lingers near. Refrain

First Scripture Reading Isaiah 62

Second Scripture Reading Matthew 26:26-30


Sermon      “Covenant and Love”       Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Re-Membering the Journey

Jack and Sybil Hehn tribute by Colin Bauer

Francis Symons and Jack Symons tribute by Barb Barham

George Walker tribute by Sharon Fowler

Prayers of the People Sharon Fowler

Closing Hymn “My Life Flows On: Hymnal #821

How Can I Keep From Singing?”

  Words and Music by Robert Lowry

1)  My life flows on in endless song, above earth’s lamentation.

I hear the clear, though far-off hymn that hails a new creation.

Refrain:  No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that Rock I’m clinging.

  Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?

2)  Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing.

It finds an echo in my soul.  How can I keep from singing? Refrain

3)  What though my joys and comforts die?  I know my Savior liveth.

What though the darkness gather round? Songs in the night he giveth.    Refrain

4)  The peace of Christ makes fresh my heart, a fountain ever springing!

All things are mine since I am his!  How can I keep from singing?              Refrain 

Benediction       Rev. Lucy Youngblood




Calendar of Service

July 10 - Dave Johnson

July 17 - Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan

July 24 - Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore

July 31 - Rev. Dr. Phuc Dai Nguyen

August 7 - Dr. Elaine Nocks

August 14 - Rev. Johnny McKinney

August  21 - Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan

August 28 - Rev. Laura Collins

1st Sunday Meals begin again on July 3.  Bring a tasty summer dish to share.


Church clean-up for July is CANCELED.  The next church clean-up will be Saturday, August 13, at 9:30 AM.


A brainstorming session for Keenagers will be held on Wed., July 13 at 11:30 AM.


Red Cross “Hands Only CPR” training is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 PM.   Please let Barb know ASAP if that works for you.  If not, we can arrange a later date.  Text her at 864-940-0429.


Summer News!  The Plis family will be in town and coming to church on July 17th! If you would like to visit with Kevin and Andrea - and meet Charlie - come to church on the 17th.


A work trip to CDCA in Nicaragua is being planned for 2023.  More details to follow.


The Church Garden is taking a different direction this summer by planting a cut flower garden.   If you have healthy viable seeds or plant starts of flowers to share, please contribute.  Thanks!


Remember in prayer: Linda McFall; Mike Johnston; Shea Marsden; Taylor Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Family and Friends of Terry Ann Hayes; Jason Harding; Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Glenn Burns; Tim and Michael Little-Bell and family; Jackie Moore; Whitney Bishop; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; Victims of COVID-19; People of Ukraine;  Victims of mass shootings