Service Bulletin

Sunday, June 30, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

 Sixth 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!

The Worship Committee has decided to suspend outdoor services through August due to the heat, humidity, and air quality. 

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Gathering Music                                          Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements                Cynthia Warner                                                    

Call to Worship   (adapted from Psalm 130)

Leader:  Out of the depths we cry to you, O Holy One.  God, hear our voices!  Let your ears be attentive to the voice of our supplications!

People:  If you, O God, should mark iniquities, who could stand?  But there is forgiveness with you, so that you may be revered.

Leader:  We wait for the Divine One; our soul waits, and in the Word we hope; our soul waits for the Holy One more than those who watch for the morning.

People:  O creation, hope in the Creator!  For with the Holy One there is steadfast love, and with God there is great power to redeem.

ALL: It is the Creator who will redeem creation from all brokenness.

Opening Hymn                 “For You, My God, I Wait”              Hymnal #791


1)  For you, my God, I wait with hope born of the Word.

Like sleepless ones who long to dream I wait and call my Lord.

2)  Lord, hear my pleading voice, and let me know you hear!

As sleepless ones feel rest approach, I know my God is near.

3)  If you should list my faults, the sins of heart and hand,

like sleepless ones who groan at dawn I know I could not stand!

4)  For even from the deep I know you hear my cries.

Like sleepless ones who dream at last, I ease my weary eyes.

5)  And once my soul is still, in you I find my rest,

at peace as though a child upon a gentle mother’s breast.

6)  O God, you are my hope; I know that you forgive.

Your love redeems me from the depths so I may rise and live.

Scripture Lesson Mark 5:21-43


Sermon           “Mixed Up Stories and Mixed Up People” Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts to Ponder:  It’s true; we all tend to flock together with those who are similar.  And yet, if we take seriously the movements of Jesus in and out of so-called “clean” and “unclean” places, we are challenged to rethink the communities where we live, work, and thrive.  It’s a topic that can be touchy, even for those of us who claim progressive ideals,

but let’s consider it together.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory            “Weave Us Together“       Handout

by Rosemary Crow

Refrain:  Weave, weave, weave us together.  Weave us together in unity and love.

Weave, weave, weave us together.  Weave us together, together in love.

1)  We are many textures, we are many colors, each one different from the other.

But we are entwined with one another in one great tapestry.Refrain


2)  We are different instruments playing our own melodies, each one tuning to a different key.

But we are all playing in harmony, in one great symphony.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 7 - Rev. Laura Collins

July 14 - Dr. Keith Ray

July 21 - Dr. Keith Ray

July 28 - Dr. Keith Ray


Bible Study will not meet on Monday, July 1, but will gather again on Monday, July 8, to conclude the study of the book of Numbers.  There will be a “multi-week pause” for the rest of July and the first part of August.  When the Bible Study resumes, Deuteronomy will be the book of study.


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 now live. If you experience issues or would like to access the password-protected online church directory, please email Manella at


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.

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.
The Prayer Tree is in the sanctuary.  If you have a prayer request, 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; 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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