Service Bulletin

Sunday, September 3 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with D.r. 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 in the sanctuary.  Join us!

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Gathering Music                   Polly Dunford          

Welcome and Announcements           Karen Manley        

Call to Worship 

One: Give thanks to the Holy One!

Many: The God of our ancestors is with us!

One: Give thanks to the Holy One!

Many: We call upon the name of our God, and our God responds.

One: Give thanks to the Holy One!

Many: The steadfast and faithful love of our God lasts forever!

Opening Hymn              “Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty ”                   Hymnal #1

1)  Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!

Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee.

Holy, holy, holy!  merciful and mighty!

God in three persons, blessed Trinity!

2)  Holy, holy, holy! all the saints adore thee,

casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;

cherubim and seraphim falling down before thee,

who wert, and art, and evermore shalt be.

3)  Holy, holy, holy!  though the darkness hide thee,

though the eye of sinfulness thy glory may not see,

only thou art holy; there is none beside thee,

perfect in power, in love and purity.

4)  Holy, holy, holy!  Lord God Almighty!

All thy works shall praise thy name, in earth and sky and sea.

Holy, holy, holy!  merciful and mighty!

Good in three persons, blessed Trinity!

Scripture    Romans 12:9-21


Sermon          “The Real Calling of Humility”         Dr. Keith Ray

Thoughts to Ponder: We often think of humility as being passive or weak.

But what if the work of humility comes from a place of strength,

knowing that we are all created in the image of the Divine?

Prayers of the People

Closing Hymn/Offertory        “Spirit, Open My Heart”  Hymnal #692

Refrain  —  Spirit, open my heart to the joy and pain of living. 

      As you love may I love, in receiving and in giving.

              Spirit, open my heart.

1)  God, replace my stony heart with a heart that’s kind and tender.

All my coldness and fear to your grace I now surrender.      Refrain

2)  Write your love upon my heart as my law, my goal, my story.

In each thought, word, and deed, may my living bring you glory, Refrain

3)  May I weep with those who weep; share the joy of sister, brother.

in the welcome of Christ, may we welcome one another. Refrain



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 

September 10 - Rev. Dr. Steve Morgan - Outdoors
September 17 - Dr. Keith Ray - Indoors
September 24 - Dr. Keith Ray  - Outdoors

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 and there is an empty September slot waiting for your name!  Our next clean-up day will be Saturday, September 9, 2023, at 9:30 am. 


The next Market Theatre production will be Rock of Ages – free in Carolina Wren Park starting September 14.


Vicki Wright is looking for someone to buy her ticket to “MJ The Musical” on September 20th. Let her know if you are interested. It’s a great seat!


The Autumnal Equinox labyrinth walk will be on Saturday, September 23, 2023.


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.


The Concert of Hope and Remembrance will be on Saturday, October 14 at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson.


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.


Sarah Shumpert shared the Westside Community Center needs a new roof. They are asking folks to donate $40 in honor of the 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day being signed into legislation as a national holiday. Donations can be made online through the United Way of Anderson County.  Use the “Donation Description” box to designate your donation for the Westside Community Center roof.


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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