Service Bulletin

Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

Daylight Saving Time Ends - Turn clocks back 1 hour.

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link:, hear it in the church parking lot at 107.1 FM, or join us in person inside (masking voluntary). 

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Gathering Music                     Polly Dunford

Welcome and Announcements         Jay Lyn Martin      

Call to Worship  


One: Come, a great cloud of witnesses surrounds us as we gather.

Many: May the lingering echo of saints resound in our songs.

One: May their stories open a space for the Spirit to enter us anew.

Many: In remembering them, may we find ourselves re-membered.

One: May the God of every generation form us anew for this generation.

Many: And may a new joy rise in our lives and in the life of the world.

Opening Hymn “God Is Here Today” Hymnal #411

  Words and Music by Javier Gacias

God is here today; as certain as the air I breathe,

as certain as the morning sun that rises,

as certain when I sing you’ll hear my song.

Scripture               Luke 6: 20-31

Sermon     “Following Their Imperfect Examples”      Dr. Keith Ray

Remembering Our Beloved Saints

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory     “I Sing a Song of the Saints of God ”            Hymnal #730

Words by Lesbia Scott; Music by John Henry Hopkins

1)  I sing a song of the saints of God, patient and brave and true,

who toiled and fought and lived and died for the Lord they loved and knew.

And one was a doctor, and one was a queen, and one was a shepherdess on the green:

they were all of them saints of God, and I mean, God helping, to be one too.

2)  They loved their Lord so dear, so dear, and God’s love made them strong;

and they followed the right, for Jesus’ sake, the whole of their good lives long.

And one was a soldier, and one was a priest, and one was slain by a fierce wild beast:

and there’s not any reason, no, not the least, why I shouldn’t be one too.

3)  They lived not only in ages past; there are hundreds of thousands still;

the world is bright with the joyous saints who love to do Jesus’ will.

You can meet them in school, or in lanes, or at sea, in church, or in trains, or in shops, or at tea;

for the saints of God are just folk like me, and I mean to be one too.

Benediction                           Dr. Keith Ray


Shalom (Song of Peace)

Before we sing, we reflect, what does “Shalom” mean?  “Shalom” is taken from the root Hebrew word shalam*, which means to be safe in mind, body or estate.  It refers to an inward sense of completeness, fullness or a type of wholeness that encourages one to give generously, lavishly.  When we say or sing “Shalom”, we are literally saying, “I sincerely wish and hope you will abound in well-being and flourish in peace and all good things good and true.

*Related to Arabic salima  “was safe”, aslama “surrendered, submitted.”

Shalom, my friends, Shalom, my friends. Shalom, Shalom.

Till we meet again, till we meet again, Shalom, Shalom.


Please join us for 1st Sunday Potluck meal following worship service.  


Calendar of Service  

November 13 - Keith Ray; My Story; Woods stage, weather permitting

November 20 - Keith Ray; Celebration of the Spirit Through the Arts;

Congregational Meeting;  Sanctuary

  Session meeting following worship

November 27 - Steve Morgan; Woods stage, weather permitting

Service locations are in the sanctuary on 1st and 3rd Sundays, and at our woods stage on 2nd, 4th and 5th Sundays as long as the weather permits. Please bring a chair if you have one.  Transportation available into the woods area for anyone who feels unsteady on the path.


The congregation of NACCP extends its love and sympathy to the family and friends of Doug Vaughan who passed away on Friday, October 7.  He was the founding Pastor of NACCP and led the church from 1971-76.  His service will be at Foothills Presbytery home on November 20, 2022, at 3:30.


Market Theatre presents “Rent” through November 14.  Drew Whitley plays Tom Collins, Thor Raines is in the ensemble, and Rosie Thompson is Assistant Stage Manager. Go to and click on Tickets.   Seats are selling out fast!

A group of NACCP folks is gathering for the “Rent” performance on Sunday, November 13 at 3:00 PM.  Please text Diane Lee at 864-940-1002 or email her at if you’re interested in signing up to see this show.  


GAMAC concert on Sunday, November 13, at 3:00 pm!   “An American Season” featuring the Anderson Symphony Orchestra with Howard Kim on piano and Andrew Pettus conducting.  This concert is at Rainey Fine Arts Center at Anderson University.  Tickets can be purchased at or call 864-231-6147.


A New Church Directory is in the making!  Thanks to Manella Calhoun for leading this project!   Ed Yokley will be taking photos of everyone who is “camera ready” for several Sundays.  See the weekly newsletter for information to be included with your photo.  Bring that smile!!


Andi Nelson will host her Thanksgiving potluck dinner in the barn at Rabbit Hill Farm, 423 Sargent Road, Pendleton, on November 24, 2022, at 11:00 AM.  Bring a dish to share.


Bible Study Update  —  You are invited to join our exploration of the Bible on Mondays at 6:30 PM (returning to original time). If interested, contact David Johnson ( or Cynthia Warner ( to be added to the email list.


Remember in prayer: Tawny Booth (friend of Vicki Conrad-Wright); Sharon Fowler; Jason Harding; Friends and Family of Doug Vaughan; Bruce Kalley and family; Bonnie Marsden and family; Tim and Michael Little-Bell and family; Linda McFall; Mike Johnston; Shea Marsden; Taylor Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Glenn Burns; Jackie Moore; Whitney Bishop; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine.