Service Bulletin

Sunday, October 1 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray and Rev. Nancy Blakely

Today’s service may be viewed on Facebook Live Stream at this link in the comfort of your own home or in person in the sanctuary.  Join us!

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Gathering Music                   Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements         David Sanders


Call to Worship 

One: We gather as God’s people to celebrate the beauty of our diversity.

All: Let us love each other as God loves us beautifully and wonderfully made in God’s image.

One: We give thanks for who we are, Beloved of God.

All: Let us open our hearts to God’s spirit of love and unity.

One: We celebrate the gifts of all gathered here today.

All: Let us worship God with all we are and celebrate the beauty of all God’s creation.

Opening Hymn                              1st Sunday Potluck Hymn

Scripture      Luke 24:13-35


Sermon         “The Table of the Beloved Community”

Rev. Nancy Blakely, Moderator; Rev. Keith Ray, Ministry Leader

Theme: Today we will explore the significance of the ritual act of Communion as we explore the story of Jesus appearing on the road to Emmaus.

Prayers of the People

Invitation to Communion

Communion Hymn     “Come to the Table of Grace”  Hymnal #507

1)  Come to the table of grace.

Come to the table of grace.

This is God’s table; it’s not yours or mine.

Come to the table of grace.

2)  Come to the table of peace . . .

3)  Come to the table of love . . .

4)  Come to the table of hope . . .

5)  Come to the table of joy . . .

Celebrating the Table of Mercy and Love

Prayer after Communion

Closing Hymn/Offertory     1st Sunday Potluck Hymn



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

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Calendar of Service 

October 8 - Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore (Outdoors) - Congregational Meeting (Elder Nominating Committee); Session meeting
October 15 - Dr. Keith Ray (Indoors); Pack treat bags for South Main lunch.
October 22 - Service/Lunch at S. Main Chapel and Mercy Center; NO service at NACCP; Collection for Undie Sunday
October 29 - Dr. Keith Ray (Outdoors) - Blessing of the Animals


Choir practice for current and new members will be on Sunday, October 1 at 9:25 am in the choir room. Choir practice will be held on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of October and November.  Questions? Call Polly Dunford at 864-940-0640.

You're invited to Hats Off to Women, AIM's Annual Luncheon. AIM's Decorated Table Event to benefit the Women and Children Succeeding Program. Join us on Thursday, October 12 from 11 am to 2 pm at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center for guest speakers, decorated table contest, great food and shopping! Preview Party: Come shop before the event and vote on your favorite table on Wednesday, October 11 from 5 to 7 pm. For more information about the event go to  Please contact Susan Anderson at or 864-965-9082 for further questions about vendor opportunities at the event, making a donation, or having a table at the luncheon.

We will be serving lunch at South Main Chapel and Mercy Center and joining in with their church service on Sunday, October 22, 2023.  Sign up to bring a dish.  Everyone may bring a dessert; no sign-up necessary.


The next Keenager event will be a trip to Hagood Mills for a storytelling festival on Saturday, October 21. The event is 10 am until 4 pm and admission is $5. They have limited food vendors, or you can bring your own lunch. Bring your own chair. If you’d like to carpool, then meet at the church at 9 am.


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!


Bill Bailey reminds us all to sign up for church clean-up.  Clean-up days are the 2nd Saturday of the month at 9:30 am and usually take no more than 90 minutes.  The sign-up sheet is in the church.  Our next clean-up day will be Saturday, October 14, 2023, at 9:30 am. 


The Concert of Hope and Remembrance will be on Saturday, October 14 at 7:00 pm at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson. Tickets can be purchased by calling Roger at (864) 222-3500 or emailing him at


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: Keith Ray; Linda McFall; Bonnie Marsden and son Michael; Glennie Burns; Mary Alice Mundy; Jason Harding; Mike Johnston; Madison Bishop (Whitney’s niece); Jackie Moore; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; People of Ukraine. 

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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