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September 5, 2019

Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Rev. Steve Clark preaching

Mark 1:40-44
A regular criticism of Jesus was that he hung around with 'the wrong people.'
He was obviously willing to not only be near those considered 'unclean' - he was fine with touching them and risk being 'stained' by them. Which makes me wonder: if I'm actually following Jesus, shouldn't I expect to hang out with some of 'the wrong people'? 


Homecoming Picnic
this Sunday following worship
Fellowship Hall & Parking Lot

Casual dress/Serious fun!
Please join us for our annual gathering marking the return to our normal schedule of church activities.
This is a great time to reconnect with other church members and friends
while enjoying great food, music, and fun activities for the kids.
Fried/grilled chicken, hot dogs,and drinks will be provided.
Please plan to bring a salad, dessert, or side dish to feed 8-10.
Contact the Church Office for info or to make your reservation!

(, 302/654-9652)


  Mission Committee "Living Waters"

News from the DuPont Environmental Educational Center:

Water Warriors Celebrate After Taking a Stand
Against Landfill Height Increase

The “mountain” you see across from DuPont Environmental Educational Center along the Jack A. Markell Trail isn’t just a mountain – it’s the DRPI Landfill, which recently applied for a permit to increase from 130 feet to 190 feet in height. Water Warriors throughout Delaware stood together to oppose this increase, largely because of the unknown health and environmental impacts such as the risk of liquid waste seeping into a drinking water source or into the neighboring Christina River. Thanks to the advocacy of our Water Warriors, New Castle County Council passed an ordinance that would limit all landfills in the county to 140 feet tall – a huge win! But there are still steps to be taken. Despite the height limit, the health and environmental impacts are still of major concern. Join us in contacting Governor Carney and DNREC Secretary Shawn Garvin to ask them to increase technical monitoring around the landfill to keep community members living, working and recreating nearby safe from harm.

Source: The Tide August 2019 newsletter, DuPont Environmental Education Center

The Concord Courier for September 2019 is now available on our website
(click here or on
"NEWS & EVENTS" on Concord's home page). 
There's a lot happening here at Concord - don't miss a thing!



Fantastic Fish
Saturday, September 21

Meet the many fish of the Christina River and the marsh at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. Study fish anatomy and use body parts to predict what fish eat, how fast they swim, and if they are a hunter or the hunted. Use a spinning cast net, reel in fish traps, and dip with nets to try your luck catching fish.


Open to all ages. Fee to participate – $3.50 (50% discount). Please contact Christina Pressley for more details or to sign-up.



KidStuff Coupon Books

The Preschool will again be offering the KidStuff coupon books for sale September 16-27. The books sell for $25 and a coupon app is included. Offers include Acme, Barnes & Noble, as well as various food vendors – McDonald’s, Subway, and Texas Roadhouse, to name a few. Our profit for each book is $12.50. Please support the Preschool – purchase a book! Just stop by during office hours or call 302/654-9629.



 Mark Your Calendars:
Clothing Bank of Delaware Van

The Clothing Bank of Delaware (CBD) van will be at Concord Church on Sat., Oct. 19, 10:00am-2:00pm, and on Sun., Oct. 20, 9:00am-12:00 noon. Please give your closets a fall cleaning, bring your donations to the van, and receive a tax-deductible receipt.


Coming up at Concord!
here for our
monthly calendar. 

Thurday, Sept. 5
Hugs 'n Stitches (JR)
6:30pm: Choir Potluck & Rehearsal (Pressleys')

Sunday, Sept. 8
Homecoming Picnic, Communion; Rev. Steve Clark preaching
9:30am: Adult CE (JR)
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
11:30am: Homecoming Picnic
Deacon-in-Charge: Dick Carter
Liturgist: Jan Moore
Communion Servers: Jenny Godowsky, Cynthia Miller, Carol Schlegel
Ushers: Peggy & Dick Carter
Flower Delivery: Sally Coulson

Monday, Sept. 9
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer
1:00pm: Mary Circle (Peggy Carter)

Tuesday, Sept. 10
11:30am: Staff mtg. (A102)
7:00pm: Worship & Music (JR)

Wednesday, Sept. 11
9:30am: Mug & Muffin  w/ Nona Holy (SL)

Thursday, Sept. 12
11:30am: Thaddeus Arc (Lib)
7:00pm: Finance & Stewardship (JR)
7:30pm: Chancel Choir (Chapel)

Sunday, Sept. 15
Sunday School Commissioning, Seamen's Center Minute for Mission
Guest preacher - Rev. Nona Holy

9:30am: Adult CE (JR)
9:45am: Book Club (SL)
10:00am: Youth Choir/Bells (F204)
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
10:50am: Children/Youth Sunday School
5:00pm: Youth Group Kick-off (FH)
Deacon-in-Charge: Jim Silvius
Liturgist: Cynthia Miller
Ushers: Connie Polleck, Holly Reuther
Flower Delivery: Gayle Hazel

Monday, Sept. 16
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer
1:00pm: Faith in Literature (Joyce Johnson)

The LORD is near to all those who call on God,
to all that call on the Holy One 
in truth.

Psalm 145:18

Prayers for:
People impacted by Hurricane Dorian - those in the Bahamas and others still in its path (including Chris Hazel in Morehead City, NC)
Families of those killed in CA dive boat fire.
People of Hong Kong - for a peaceful resolution to the social & political crisis as weeks of protests continue.
Those around the world endangered by poor water, sanitation, & hygiene.

Prayers of condolence:
Our hearts go out to Dottie, Libby, & Anne following the untimely death of Richard Harding. No calls or visits, please - notes & cards welcome.

Prayers of support & strength for: 

Ken Persak & family - Ken is under hospice care at Kendal and is progressively weakening.
Concord member Mary Beyer - in the last stages of life.
Prayers of healing for:

Leslie Swanson, Priscilla's daughter & caregiver - fall resulting in broken shoulder. Priscilla needs rides to medical appointments; contact Carol Schlegel if you can help.
Joanne, friend of Gerry Crock - shattered elbow in a fall; insurance issues.
Buzz Buswell- coping w/ side effects of radiation treatments.
Joyce Maitha (Kathie's cousin) - new stent for pancreatic cancer. 
Phil LInd - on new medication & feeling better.

A Diaspora Prayer Group  prays on Mondays at 9:00am for those on the church prayer list (of which this is just a part). If you would like to add names/needs to this list and this ministry of prayer, click here:



Adult Education
Embracing the Prophets
with Walter Brueggemann

Suns., Sept. 8 - Oct. 13
9:30-10:20am, Jessie's Room

Walter Brueggemann, arguably America's leading Old Testament scholar and theologian, takes us through the poetic prophecy of the Hebrew Scripture. What was the message of these prophets in their own time and place? What is their message for us today? Who are today's prophetic voices?  Come join us for lively discussion.

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