Service Bulletin

Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10:15 a.m. Church Gathering with Dr. Keith Ray

Maundy Thursday   

Tonight’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. 

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Gathering Music         Polly Dunford

Words of Greeting

Call to Worship

Christ’s love is poured out for us

like water poured into a basin.

Christ’s love washes us clean.

Christ’s love shows us who we are to be,

and what we are to do.

How blessed we are to know such love!

Opening hymn               “Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love” Hymnal #203

                        Text by Tom Colvin; Music: Ghanaian folk melody

Refrain:  Jesu, Jesu, fill us with your love; 

        show us how to serve the neighbors we have from you.

1)    Kneels at the feet of his friends, silently washes their feet,

       Master who acts as a slave to them. Refrain

2)    Neighbors are wealthy and poor, varied in color and race;

       neighbors are near us and far away. Refrain

3)    These are the ones we should serve; these are the ones we should love;

all these are neighbors to us and you. Refrain

4)    Loving puts us on our knees, willing to wash others’ feet                                         this is the way we should live like you. Refrain

Opening prayer

Jesus, you who walked among us and lived so radically that in the end, even your friends betrayed you – give us Courage. Gift us with breath that fills our bellies and soothes the panicked fluttering of our hearts.

Jesus, you who wept as we weep, who ate and drank, who prayed loudly and alone, who spent a lifetime filled with doubt, but didn’t allow that to stop you from speaking up and acting out – grant us Strength. Move not only our mouths to prayers of justice, but our bodies to action.

Jesus, you who brought sight and life, who calmed storms and fed the masses, you who welcomed all who were excluded – gift us Rest. Guide us to those who will share the load so that when the pain becomes too much to bear, we may lay down knowing the good work will go on. Amen.

Taize Meditation Song  “Stay with Me” Hymnal #204

Stay with me; remain here with me; watch and pray.  Watch and pray.

Scripture lesson     John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Sermon Dr. Keith Ray

A Symbolic Washing of Feet

Unison Prayer

Spirit of Christ, we pause to extend to you what feels most vulnerable in each of us.  We ask you to pour out compassion over us as you did water over the feet of your disciples.  We may be prideful, uncomfortable, anxious, depressed.  We may be grieving or overwhelmed, but we ask for your help attuning ourselves with your guidance, strength, and hope.  Amen

Closing Hymn  “Wait for the Lord” Hymnal #90

Depart in Silence

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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