The Following is in Memory of
Rev. Dr. William F. (Chip) Summers, Pastor

Dr. William (Chip) F. Summers went to be with his Lord Sunday, May 10, 2020.  We are reminded of a story that Chip told from the pulpit about a woman with advanced illness who said she was assured that God would heal her, she just didn't know if it would be on this side or the other side.  We know that Chip is now healed, just not on the side we wanted.   Please join us in praying for his entire family. 
Chip was a wonderful Pastor at YPPC and is missed very much by our church family.


Click on the link on the next line to view the May 24th Sermon

Additional information on the May 24th worship service follows:

Dear Yeamans Park Church Family,

Many of you have said that there are parts of our worship service that have great meaning to you, in addition to the message each week. For some it is the Prayer of Confession, for others the words of the hymns or the Affirmation of Faith. Below you will find these parts to go along with the video on Facebook and our website each Sunday.  Thank you to our guest ministers/speakers who have graciously offered to support us during this time, to our musicians and to those who make the videos possible. 

Love, Joy and Peace,

Martha Trussell

Scripture - John 14:15-27


Holy God, remind us that we are loved when we find ourselves unlovable.  Remind us that there is hope when all we see around us makes us despair.  Remind us that you send the Prince of Peace when war and violence overwhelm.  Remind us that you are the merciful judge when injustice seems to prevail. Remind us that you give us all we need to do your work in the world.  Remind us that you give us grace so that we can be your people.  We confess our doubt, and trust in your love. Amen.


Anyone who is in Christ is a new creation. The old life has gone, a new life has begun. Know that you are forgiven and be at peace. Amen.

 HYMN: I Will Come to You

 I will come to you in the silence; I will lift you from all your fear.

You will hear my voice, I claim you as my choice.

Be still and know I am here.


I am hope for all who are hopeless; I am eyes for all who long to see.

In the shadows of the night, I will be your light,

Come and rest in me.



Do not be afraid, I am with you.  I have called you each by name.

Come and follow me, I will bring you home;

I love you and you are mine.


I am strength for all the despairing, Healing for the ones who dwell in shame.

All the blind will see; the lame will all run free,

And all will know my name.


 I am the Word that leads all to freedom; I am the peace the world cannot give.

I will call your name, embracing all your pain.

Stand up, now walk and live!


 AFFIRMATION OF FAITH – The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholic church; the communion of the saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.


Gracious God,
On this Memorial Day, we pray for those who courageously laid down their lives for the cause of freedom. May the examples of their sacrifice inspire in us the selfless love of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Bless the families of our fallen troops and fill their homes and their lives with Your strength and peace. In union with people of goodwill of every nation, embolden us to answer the call to work for peace and justice, and thus, seek an end to violence and conflict around the globe. We ask this through your name. Amen.                                                                        - Author Unknown

 HYMN:   Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm has bound the restless wave,

who bade the might ocean deep its own appointed limits keep;

O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea.

 O Savior, whose almighty word the winds and waves submissive heard,

who walked upon the foaming deep, and calm amid its rage did sleep;

O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea.


O Holy Spirit, who did brood upon the chaos wild and rude,

and bade its angry tumult cease, and gave, for fierce confusion, peace;

O hear us when we cry to thee for those in peril on the sea.


O Trinity of love and power, all travelers guard in danger’s hour;

from rock and tempest, fire and foe, protect them where so e’er they go;

thus evermore shall rise to thee glad praise from air and land and sea.



God bless America, land that I love,

Stand beside her and guide her

Through the night with a light from above.

From the mountains, to the prairies,

To the oceans white with foam, 

God bless America, My home sweet home.

God bless America, My home sweet home.



                     For We Too Are His Offspring

For in him we live and move and have our being; as even some
of your own poets have said, “For we too are his offspring.”
               ACTS 17:28  

Over the years, I have found it useful to tell the truth as often
as possible. The simple truth today is that this is by far the strangest
time in  my life and ministry. Everything seems backwards. Not
visiting the sick is better than visiting the sick. An empty church on
Sunday morning  is better than a full church, and committee
meetings are forbidden, hey, nothing is all bad!

Nevertheless, we are still the church, and we are still called
to announce  the victory of God over the world in Jesus Christ.
However chaotic life may feel, we still live in the presence of the
living God in whom “we live and move and have our being.” We
don’t have to understand, we just have to stand firm in our
confidence that God, the one who has brought us this far, will
continue to lead us into his future day by day. 

I was fishing on a small lake some years ago when a sudden Spring
thunderstorm broke. A pair of geese with about ten little ones was
grazing in an open area on the shore. A bolt of lightning
landed nearby frightening all of us. Mother goose headed quickly
for the water while father goose herded stragglers. They swam in a
line toward  some low shrubs that offered shelter. There they
gathered the little ones and kept them safe. 

That memory is for me a parable of God’s love in troubled times.
Our job is to be obedient and paddle like crazy, “For we too are his
                                             I miss you all,
                                                 Dr. Chip


Easter Sunday Worship Service

("A Children's Story" is on the Worship Page)


Care of the Congregation:

The Shepherding teams are mobilized to stay in contact with  members.  Notify your shepherd if you have needs.  Emails and correspondence will be sent to members, as needed.  Voicemail on the church telephone will be checked  regularly. Another source of YPPC information is Facebook.

 Church Employees:  Will be working from home.

 Building Facilities:  Are closed until further notice including the Sanctuary.

 Meetings:  All meetings at the church have been suspended until further notice. 

 Food Pantry:   if food is needed call the church telephone number and leave a voice mail message.


Methods of Giving
By Mail:
You can mail your checks directly to the Pledge Secretary (Preferred) or directly to the church.

Through your bank:
If you have online banking, you can make Yeamans Park Presbyterian Church
the Payee and a check will be sent to the church. Contact your bank for more

Online giving:
YPPC now has a new option for giving.  We have been piloting an online giving
program powered by the Presbyterian Foundation for the last several months. 
The process is as simple as installing the Giveplus+ app, selecting the church,
and then entering your information.  You can donate to YPPC using a debit or
credit card. It is important to note that there is a 2% fee charged to the church
for using Giveplus+ and they give you the option to absorb that fee.  Contact the Session Secretary if you have questions.



Dear YPPC,

Last year, the session began looking into ways to modernize our church financial
system. We now have members who prefer to give by bank draft or credit card instead of mailing their gift or putting it in the plate. The budget and finance committee have finished their work and are ready to offer these options to the church. Please see below for the details.

The committee’s work now seems providential in light of the current pandemic. It may be several months before we are able to again worship together the way we always have. In the meantime, it is vital that we continue to support the church financially. I know there are some of our members who are going to struggle economically to get through this hard time. That makes it all the more important for those of us less affected to keep our pledges up to date. These new gift-giving options will help in that regard.

Sometimes God calls us to live up to the faith we proclaim. I believe this is one of those times. When the normal comforts and protections are removed, then we must act on those beliefs that are most firmly held. These are the days when we are called to live bravely in the midst of trouble, confident that God will not desert us. The One who has always been our shield and defender will see us through.

May the Lord bless you and keep you...

Dr. Chip


Welcome to YPPC!
5931 North Murray Dr.
Hanahan, SC  29410
Telephone # (843) 744-2268
Email: YPPC456@gmail.com


ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS - Meets at 9:45am each Sunday. 
(Sunday School temporarily cancelled)  


Three new members have joined YPPC in 2020.