Service Bulletin

Sunday, March 3 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

3rd Sunday in Lent

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Gathering Music               Polly Dunford                

Welcome and Announcements   Barb Barham   

My Story   Rob Gentry  

                                                                                                                                                                                Anthem      “How Can I Keep From Singing?”           Quaker hymn

 Words and Music by Robert Lowry;  Arranged by Michael Burkhardt

Call to Worship

Into the house of God we are called to enter,

to worship and receive the gift of grace.

As we step towards this sacred space,

we acknowledge all that can distract or exploit.

God calls upon us to cleanse our houses of all that does not find its source in God’s love.

Together we give ourselves in worship and right relations with our neighbor.     Let us worship God.

Opening Hymn             Potluck Hymns

Scripture Lesson   John 12:13-22

Sermon                       “Prophetic Jesus”                                  Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts to ponder: Today we read the story of Jesus driving people out of the place of worship. Often called the “Cleansing of the Temple,” it is sometimes a favorite story because it gives us an image of an angry Jesus driving out injustice.  And yet, it invites us to ask what news to be driven out of our own lives and institutions. One commentator says: “Tempting as it might be to offer up a sermon on this text in which we take up our own whip of cords and overturn the tables of our favorite injustices, the text pushes us to imagine Jesus entering our own sanctuaries, overturning our own cherished rationalizations and driving us out in the name of God.  Surely we can be honest enough to acknowledge that often enough we put ourselves and our institutions at the service of powers that are decidedly less than God” (Paul Shupe, Feasting on the Word, Year B. Volume 2).

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory           Potluck Hymns



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.


Please join us for our 1st Sunday Potluck meal.


Calendar of Service -

March 10 - Dr. Keith Ray

March 17 - Rev. Nancy Blakely; Communion; Session meeting

March 24 - Dr. Keith Ray - Palm Sunday

March 31 - Dr. Keith Ray - Easter


Choir practice will meet every Sunday at 9:25 AM in the choir room. The remaining choir practice dates for this season are  3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/24.

We will sing during services on 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/24.
Please come a little early so that you are ready to start on time.  See you all then!  Polly 864- 940-0640


Sharon reminds us that the “One Great Hour of Sharing” special collections continue through Lent season.  You may write “OGHS” on the memo line of your check or use the designated envelopes for cash donations.


We are looking for people willing to snack packs at Golden Harvest on March 15, 9-11 am. Please text Vicki at 585-781-4620 if you can help.


The Junior League of Anderson will hold its annual Oyster Roast fundraiser on March 16 at 6:00 pm.  Visit for tickets.


If you are interested in volunteering at the Anderson Soiree children’s games on April 26-27, please let Vicki know.  585-781-4620


The Kudzu Krew is now the “Kudzu Killers” who are set to take out the kudzu that has invaded our labyrinth.  New members are welcome!  If you have the energy and/or interest in joining, please let Cynthia know via email (


Check out the FREE concert by the Astralis Chamber Ensemble at St. Andrew Catholic Church in Clemson on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 pm.  The church acoustics are great!  Parking is easy!  So mark your calendars!


Market Theatre presents “Jersey Boys” opening March 8.  Drew Whitley is directing, Thor Raines is choreographing the show, and Rosie Thompson is understudying the role that Joe Pesci had in the movie.
The group from church will see the show on Sunday, March 24, with lunch before the show.  More details to follow.

“Is it I, Lord?” a Maundy Thursday Tableau is coming back to NACCP on Thursday March 28. This is a short drama that tells the story of the disciples and Jesus during the last supper.  Please consult the chart in the church hallway for rehearsal dates and times.  See you there!

PAWS is currently in need of blankets.  Please bring them to church if you have donations.


The Bible Study Group (BSG) meets Mondays at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Dave Johnson is guiding us through the book of Exodus. If you’d like to be added to the Zoom invite list then contact Cynthia at We’d love to have newcomers!


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 should 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; Jackie Moore; 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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