Service Bulletin

Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

Third 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 at the woods stage. Bring your chair and  Join us!

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Gathering Music                                          Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements             Autumn Donnelly    


Call to Worship        

Leader: Because the daily pressure of life weighs heavy on our minds, on our bodies, and on our spirits.

All: We need a time of sabbath rest.

Leader: Because the stresses of our culture often leave us feeling burdened and looking for hope.

All: We need a time of sabbath rest.

Leader: Because rest, fun, leisure, and naps help us cope and feel refreshed.

All: We need a time of sabbath rest.

Leader: Because we think more clearly, love more freely, and share more joyfully when we are well rested.

All: We need a time of sabbath rest.

All: Giver of Life, help us recognize when we need to stop and care for ourselves. Allow us to enjoy a sabbath as often as we need one.  Allow us to rest without guilt so that we may work with more joy.  We are thankful for the gift of sabbath rest.  Amen.

Opening Hymn          “Love the Lord Your God”    Hymnal #62           Words and Music by Jim and Jean Strathdee

Love the Lord your God with all your heart.

Love the Lord your God with all your soul.

Love the Lord your God with all your mind.

Love the Lord your God with all that you are.


Scripture Lesson Mark 2:23—3:6


Message        “What to do With the Sabbath” Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts to ponder: I grew up in a community where work on Sunday was frowned upon. Jesus gets in trouble in today’s scripture lesson for breaking Sabbath.

What are we to make of the ancient Sabbath laws in our day and time, where we are in constant communication via iPhones and such?

Let’s consider if and how the Sabbath is a gift for us.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory        “Come and Find the Quiet Center”            Handout

Words by Shirley Erena Murray; Music attributed to B.F. White;   Harmony by Ronald A. Nelson; Descant by Charles H. Webb.

Words: 1992. Hope Publishing Co.; Harmony: 1978. Lutheran Book of Worship; 

Descant: 1993. The Copyright Co., Nashville, TN.   All rights reserved.

1)  Come and find the quiet center in the crowded life we lead,

find the room for hope to enter, find the frame where we are freed:

Clear the chaos and the clutter, clear our eyes that we can see

all the things that really matter, be at peace, and simply be.

2)  Silence is a friend who claims us, cools the heat and slows the pace,

God it is who speaks and names us, knows our being, touches base,

making space within our thinking, lifting shades to show the sun,

raising courage when we’re shrinking, finding scope for faith begun.

3)  In the Spirit let us travel, open to each other’s pain,

let our loves and fears unravel, celebrate the space we gain:

There’s a place for deepest dreaming, there’s a time for heart to care,

in the Spirit’s lively scheming there is always room to spare.                      



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 -

June 16 - Dr. Keith Ray

June 23 - Rev. Laura Collins

June 30 - Dr. Keith Ray


There are primaries in SC on June 11. Early voting has begun. Go to and/or to find out which races are on your ballot and to get information on those candidates.

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.


Jackie Moore has moved to the Terra Bella Marchbanks senior living facility. She is in room 201 and would love to have visitors.
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:  Jackie Moore; 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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