Service Bulletin

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. Lucy Youngblood

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         Sharon Fowler                                                               

Call to Worship    (from )

As we gather together in this place,

let us strain our ears to hear the rush of wind, the crackle pop of fire.

We listen for your call, God of spirit and flame.

We take our place in your unfolding Creation.

Rejoice, for God’s spirit flows among us!

Rejoice, for today the church embraces transformation.

In the midst of rebirth, we join our voices in praise!

Let us worship God.


Opening Hymn           “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say” Hymnal #182

1)  I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Come unto me and rest;

lay down, O weary one, lay down your head upon my breast.”

I came to Jesus as I was, so weary, worn, and sad;

I found in him a resting place, and he has made me glad.

2)  I heard the voice of Jesus say, “Behold, I freely give

the living water, thirsty one; stoop down and drink and live.”

I came to Jesus, and I drank of that life-giving stream;

my thirst was quenched, my soul revived, and now I live in him.

3)  I heard the voice of Jesus say, “I am this dark world’s light;

look unto me, your morn shall rise, and all your day be bright.”

I looked to Jesus, and I found in him my star, my sun; and

in that light of life I’ll walk till traveling days are done.

Scripture Lesson Acts 2:1-21

Message             “Happy Birthday” Rev. Lucy Youngblood

Thoughts to ponder:  Pentecost Sunday is sometimes called the birthday of the Church.

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn and Offertory             “As the Wind Song”           Hymnal #292

1)  As the wind song through the trees,

as the stirring of the breeze,

so it is with the Spirit of God,

as the heart made strangely warm, as the voice within the storm,

so it is with the Spirit of God.

Never seen, ever known where this wind has blown bringing life,

bringing power to the world, as the dancing tongues of fire,

as the soul’s most deep desire, so it is with the Spirit of God.

2)  As the rainbow after rain, as the hope that’s born again,

so it is with the Spirit of God.

as the green in the spring, as a kite on a string,

so it is with the Spirit of God,

making worlds that are new, making peace come true, bringing gifts,

bringing love to the world, as the rising of the yeast,

as the wine at the feast, so it is with the Spirit of God.




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.


Calendar of Service -

May 26 - Service and Lunch at South Main Chapel and Mercy Center;

NO service at NACCP

June 2 - Dr. Keith Ray

June 9 - Dr. Keith Ray

June 16 - Dr. Keith Ray

June 23 - Rev. Laura Collins

June 30 - Dr. Keith Ray


Jackie Moore has moved to the Terra Bella Marchbanks senior living facility. She is in room 201 and would love to have visitors.
The next Keenager event will be a visit to the Lake Hartwell Wildlife Safari and the Hart County Botanical Gardens on May 22. Plan to leave from the church at 10 am.
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.
The Undie Sunday campaign is ongoing as the lead-up to our next visit to the South Main Chapel and Mercy Center on May 26.  Please bring new men’s and women’s underwear.

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 in 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 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:  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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