Service Bulletin

Sunday, October 30, 2022 at 10;15 a.m. Church Gathering with David Johnson

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     Sarah Shumpert      

 Call to Worship “It Matters What We Believe” by Sophia Lyon Fahs

One: Some beliefs are like walled gardens. They encourage exclusiveness and the feeling of being especially privileged.

Many: Other beliefs are expansive and lead the way into wider and deeper sympathies.

One: Some beliefs are like shadows, clouding children’s days with fears of unknown calamities.

Many: Other beliefs are like sunshine, blessing children with the warmth of happiness.

One: Some beliefs are divisive, separating the saved from the unsaved, friends from enemies.

Many: Other beliefs are bonds in a world community, where sincere differences beautify the pattern.

One: Some beliefs are like blinders, shutting off the power to choose one’s own direction.

Many: Other beliefs are like gateways opening wide vistas for exploration.

One: Some beliefs weaken a person’s selfhood. They blight the growth of resourcefulness.

Many: Other beliefs nurture self-confidence and enrich the feeling of personal worth.

One: Some beliefs are rigid, like the body of death, impotent in a changing world.

Many: Other beliefs are pliable, like the young sapling, ever growing with the upward thrust of life.

Opening Hymn “Sing a Happy Alleluia”       Handout

Words by Shirley Erena Murray; Music by Robert Clatterbuck; Arranged by Jim Strathdee

Verse 1 Sing a happy alleluia, sing it out with heart and style We’re the echo of God’s laughter,  we’re the image of God’s smile.

Refrain Alleluia, all creation, alleluia, everyone!

Alleluia, all creation, alleluia, everyone!

            Last time   Alleluia, everyone! Alleluia, everyone!

Verse 2 We’re the proof of God’s good humor,  we’re the twinkle in God’s eye                    Made to shine, reflect the glory,  given light and space to fly.       Refrain

  Verse 3 Sarah laughed at God’s good timing, Mary sang and David danced, Jesus smiled and hugged the children so is life for us enhanced.   Refrain

Verse 4 Ev’ry day sing alleluia!  We are loved, though so absurd, Human, foolish, chosen people, God still takes us at our word!      Refrain

Scripture Isaiah 1:11-17 (later)

Scripture Hebrews 9:11-22

Message            Honk if You Love Cheeses!         David Johnson

Prayers of the People       Sarah Shumpert

Closing Hymn/Offertory     “The Lord Now Sends Us Forth”                Hymnal #747

Words by Jose Aguiar; Music by Pedro Infante

The Lord now sends us forth with hands to serve and give,

to make of all the earth a better place to live.

The Lord now sends us forth with hands to serve and give,

to make of all the earth a better place to live.

The angels are not sent into our world of pain

To do what we were meant to do in Jesus’ name;

That falls to you and me and all who are made free.

Help us, Lord we pray, to do your will today.

The angels are not sent into our world of pain

To do what we were meant to do in Jesus’ name;

That falls to you and me and all who are made free.

Help us, Lord we pray, to do your will today.

Benediction                       David Johnson


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.


Calendar of Service  

November 6 - Keith Ray; Potluck meal following worship; Sanctuary

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.


The next event for Anderson Forum For Progressive Theology will be held on Sunday, October 30, 2022, at 3:00 PM at North Anderson Community Church.  The speaker is Bryan Bibb who will be in person with possible online stream.  Click here to register.


Market Theatre —  October 27- November 14    “Rent”   

Drew Whitley plays Tom Collins, Thor Raines is part of the ensemble, and Rosie Thompson is the Assistant Stage Manager.  Go to and click on Tickets.  These seats will sell out quickly!


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: 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); Jason Harding; Steve Hallowell; Pat Weddle; Glenn Burns; Jackie Moore; Whitney Bishop; Latha and Cheryl Semones; Immigrant families; Victims of all violence, oppression, and injustice; Victims of COVID-19; People of Ukraine; Victims of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.