Service Bulletin

Sunday, September 24 at 10:15 am. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

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

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Gathering Music           Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements    Joanne Batten              

Call to Worship 

One: Bless the name of the Holy One forever and ever!

Many: Great is our God and greatly to be praised.

One: Bless the name of the Holy One forever and ever!

Many: This generation will tell the next generation so they may tell the next generation of the Holy One’s magnificent and mighty acts.

One: Bless the name of the Holy One forever and ever!

Many: We declare the abundant goodness, graciousness, and holy love of our God. Praise the Holy One!

Opening Hymn              “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee”               Hymnal #611

    Words by Henry van Dyke; Music by Ludwig van Beethoven

1)  Joyful, joyful, we adore thee, God of glory, Lord of love!

Hearts unfold like flowers before thee, opening to the sun above.

Melt the clouds of sin and sadness; drive the dark of doubt away.

Giver of immortal gladness, fill us with the light of day.

2)  All thy works with joy surround thee; earth and heaven reflect thy rays;

stars and angels sing around thee, center of unbroken praise.

Field and forest, vale and mountain, flowery meadow, flashing sea,

chanting bird and flowing fountain, call us to rejoice in thee.

3)  Mortals, join the happy chorus which the morning stars began.

Love divine is reigning o’er us, joining all in heaven’s plan.

Ever singing, march we onward, victors in the midst of strife.

Joyful music leads us sunward in the triumph song of life.

Scripture Matthew 20:1-16         

 Sermon           “The God Market”           Dr. Keith Ray

Something to ponder:  In the midst of growing economic inequality, what do we do with a parable of Jesus that pictures laborers getting the same wage,

whether they worked all day or for one hour?

What does this mean?

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory        “For the Fruit of All Creation” Hymnal #36

          Words by Fred Pratt Green; Music is a Welsh melody

1)  For the fruit of all creation, thanks be to God.

For the gifts to every nation, thanks be to God.

For the plowing, sowing, reaping, silent growth while we are

sleeping, future needs in earth’s safekeeping, thanks be to God.

2)  In the just reward of labor, God’s will be done.

In the help we give our neighbor, God’s will be done.

In our worldwide task of caring for the hungry and despairing,

in the harvests we are sharing, God’s will be done.

3)  For the harvests of the Spirit, thanks be to God.

For the good we all inherit, thanks be to God.

For the wonders that astound us, for the truths that still confound us,

most of all that love has found us, thanks be to 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

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Calendar of Service 

October 1 - Dr. Keith Ray/Rev. Nancy Blakely (Indoors) - Communion dialogue service; Potluck meal
October 8 - Rev. Deb Richardson-Moore (Outdoors) - Congregational Meeting (Elder Nominating Committee); Session meeting
October 15 - Dr. Keith Ray (Indoors)
October 22 - Service/Lunch at S. Main Chapel and Mercy Center; NO service at NACCP
October 29 - Dr. Keith Ray (Outdoors) - Blessing of the Animals

Market Theatre presents “Rock of Ages” in Carolina Wren Park September 21-25 at 7:30 pm. It’s free!  Come early and get a good place to sit in the park.  Bring your own chair.  Drew Whitley is the director, Thor Raines and Claude Newsome are in the cast.


The Autumnal Equinox labyrinth walk will be on Saturday, September 23, 2023.  Due to anticipated heavy traffic for weekend sports events, come and walk the labyrinth when you can.  


On Saturday, September 30 at 7:00 pm, Jamie Dean will present organ music at Saint Andrew Catholic (SAC) Church in Clemson. Her presentation will span a wide variety of music:  Alain Litanies, Hailstork Black Spiritual arrangements, Barber Adagio for Strings, Bach, Elgar and more. The concert is part of SAC’s Campus-Edge Concert (CEC) series and is free.  Parking at SAC is easy - unlike most parking in Clemson! The address is 209 Sloan Street.


Choir practice for current and new members will be on Sunday, October 1 at 9:25 am in the choir room. 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.

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 Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.


We will be serving lunch at South Main Chapel and Mercy Center and joining in with their church service on Sunday, October 22, 2023.  More details will follow.


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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