Service Bulletin

Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Rev. David Lytle

Today’s service has THREE choices.  You may view the Live Stream on Facebook at this link: , hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person either at the woods stage or inside (masking preferred). 

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Gathering Music                            Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements                Bonnie Marsden                                  

Call to Worship Rev. David Lytle

God gives us wisdom and revelation,

That we may know the hope of God speaking to us.

God gives to us immeasurable power,

To those who follow and receive.

God gave this power to Jesus Christ,

Raised from the dead and seated at the right hand of God.

Let us worship with thanksgiving and praise.

Scripture Reading  Luke 24: 44-53

Opening Hymn “Open My Eyes, That I May See” Hymnal #451

    Words and Music by Clara H. Scott

1)  Open my eyes, that I may see glimpses of truth thou hast for me.

Place in my hands the wonderful key that shall unclasp and set me free.

Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see.

Open my eyes; illumine me, Spirit divine!

2)  Open my ears, that I may hear voices of truth thou sendest clear.

And while the wave notes fall on my ear, everything false will disappear.

Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see.

Open my ears; illumine me, Spirit divine!

3)  Open my mouth, and let me bear gladly the warm truth everywhere.

Open my heart, and let me prepare love with thy children thus to share.

Silently now I wait for thee, ready, my God, thy will to see.

Open my heart; illumine me, Spirit divine!

Sermon     “He Left Us!”                                 Rev. David Lytle

Prayers of the People                           Bonnie Marsden


Closing Hymn     “You, Lord, Are Both Lamb and Shepherd”         Hymnal #274

  Words by Sylvia G. Dunstan; Music is a French melody

1)  You, Lord, are both Lamb and Shepherd.  You, Lord, are both prince and slave.

You, peacemaker and sword bringer of the way you took and gave.

You, the everlasting instant; you, whom we both scorn and crave.

2)  Clothed in light upon the mountain, stripped of might upon the cross,

shining in eternal glory, beggared by a soldier’s toss,

you, the everlasting instant; you who are both gift and cost.

3)  You, who walk each day beside us, sit in power at God’s side.

You, who preach a way that’s narrow, have a love that reaches wide.

You, the everlasting instant; you, who are our pilgrim guide.

4)  Worthy is our earthly Jesus!  Worthy is our cosmic Christ!

Worthy your defeat and victory; worthy still your peace and strife.

You, the everlasting instant; you, who are our death and life.

Benediction                      Rev. David Lytle




Calendar of Services June 5 — Michael Cleton

June 12 — Rev. Phuc Dai Nguyen

June 19 — Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan

June 26 — Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan

A work trip to CDCA in Nicaragua is being planned for 2023.  More details to follow.


The memorial service for Terry Ann Hayes will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at North Anderson Community Church, Presbyterian.  Mike Johnston will lead the service and allow time for folks to share their memories of Terry Ann.  Afterward, we will have a potluck meal which was one of Terry Ann’s favorite church activities.   


The Church Garden needs some folks to plant and tend to its growing veggies which are then sent to AIM or the Soup Kitchen.  Those who have taken care of the plants in past years are very busy with other responsibilities right now and cannot get to the garden.  We would not want to see that garden go to waste. Volunteers needed for Dirt Therapy!


Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology will be hosting their next event on June 11 at 4:00 PM and June 12 at 2:00 PM.  Hal Taussig will present three lectures at this In-Person event (with possible live stream) at Grace Episcopal Church, 711 S. McDuffie Street, Anderson, SC.   The three lectures are about HarperOne’s recent book, After Jesus Before Christianity: A Historical Exploration of the First Two Centuries of Jesus Movements.  Authors are Erin Vearncombe, Brandon Scott, and Hal Taussig, in collaboration with the Westar Christianity Seminar.

Remember in prayer: Bill Bailey; DuPre Calhoun; Jerry (Jay Lyn’s friend); Taylor Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Family and Friends of Terry Ann Hayes; Jason Harding; Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Glenn Burns; Tim and Michael Little-Bell and family; Jackie Moore; Linda McFall; Whitney Bishop; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; Victims of coronavirus COVID-19; People of Ukraine who are struggling and fighting for their country’s democracy.