Service Bulletin

Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost 

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link in the comfort of your home or in person in the Sanctuary. Join us!

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Gathering Music                                      Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements         David Lollis  


Call to Worship   (adapted from Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15)

Leader: It is good to give thanks to the Holy One, to sing praises to your name, O Most High,

People: To declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night,

Leader: To the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre.

People: For you, O God, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy.

Leader: The righteous flourish like the palm tree and grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

People: They are planted in the house of the Holy One; they flourish in the courts of our God.

Leader: In old age they still produce fruit; they are always green and full of nectar,

All: Showing that the Divine One is upright; God is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in the Holy One.

Opening Hymn            “Sing a Happy Alleluia”          Handout

Words by Shirley Erena Murray; Music by Robert Clatterbuck; Arranged by Jim Strathdee

Words: 1992. Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Music: 1999. Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Verse 1 Sing a happy alleluia, sing it out with heart and style

We’re the echo of God’s laughter,  we’re the image of God’s smile.


Refrain Alleluia, all creation, alleluia, everyone!

Alleluia, all creation, alleluia, everyone!

            Last time              Alleluia, everyone! Alleluia, everyone!

Verse 2 We’re the proof of God’s good humor,  we’re the twinkle in God’s eye Made to shine, reflect the glory,  given light and space to fly.       Refrain

Verse 3 Sarah laughed at God’s good timing, Mary sang and David danced,

Jesus smiled and hugged the children so is life for us enhanced.   Refrain


Verse 4 Ev’ry day sing alleluia!  We are loved, though so absurd,

Human, foolish, chosen people, God still takes us at our word!      Refrain


Scripture Lesson  Mark 4:26-34


Message       “Let it Be: Finding Peace in a Chaotic World” Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts to Ponder (from theologian Wendy Farley): Jesus is calling us to a very different way of being with ourselves, with one another, with the divine, by asking us to recognize that spiritual growth and intimacy with God arises as naturally as seeds growing. The harvest will come without us having to work for it, because God adores us and it is this love that is the power of growth. It is this love that transforms the tiniest and most impotent-looking seed into a lush bush that gives rest and shade to the singing birds, just as it transforms our tiny, distorted awareness of God into a magnificent luminosity in which we ourselves and all the creatures we meet can rest.


Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory              “Rain Down”                     Hymnal #48


Rain down; rain down; rain down your love on your people.

Rain down; rain down; rain down your love, God of life.




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.


Reprinted with permission under One License #A-625711.  All rights reserved.


Calendar of Service -

June 23 - Rev. Laura Collins

June 30 - Dr. Keith Ray


We received this message from Jackie Moore's "bonus daughter" Michelle early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2024:

"Thank you for your prayers. A few minutes before 4 am, Jackie ascended to reunite with family, friends, and pups. When her house sells, we will all come together for a celebration of life picnic dubbed "Cashmere, Cardigans, and Canine.”


We will continue our special offering through the month of June for Leadership Anderson 39’s project to help build transitional housing for The LOT Project. If you would like to contribute, write “The LOT Project” on the memo line of your check made out to NACCP.


If you would like to donate to the family of Eric Childs, who was tragically killed in a car accident, please use this link:  Eric’s wife Jessicka Spearman heads the PFLAG group that meets at NACCP.


New NACCP Website is to be implemented soon. If you experience issues, please email Manella at


The Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk will be on June 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Don’t forget: Three Nights of Nature program to be held on July 23, 24, 25 at 7 p.m.


You may have noticed the new glass “tip jar” on the piano at church that serendipitously came about when someone didn’t claim a flower vase. Feel free to drop in a dollar or five when you like the music during the service. Dave and Polly will donate the “tips” to a cause related to music, such as bringing music to schools.
Women’s clothing is needed for women coming out of incarceration. Good, gently used items please. All sizes.
The Bible Study Group (BSG) meets Mondays at 6:30 pm via Zoom. If you’d like to be added to the Zoom invite list then contact Cynthia at We’d love to have newcomers!


Doug Booth encourages everyone to volunteer at PAWS – there is something for everyone, from socializing with the dogs on-site to taking a dog to lunch to hosting weekend visits. There are many dogs at the facility who crave human interaction.  Additionally, don’t forget to bring in any donations of blankets to the church.
Karen highlighted that the Prayer Tree has been moved into the sanctuary. If you have a prayer request to add to the tree, write it on one of the provided tags and hang it on a branch.
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 can easily 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:  Michael Little’s friend Becky; Shea Marsden; Linda McFall; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; 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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