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July 25, 2019

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

Sunday, July 28, 2019
Rev. Jessie MacMillan preaching
"Saints with Watering Cans"

1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Join us this Sunday as we welcome Rev. Jessica MacMillan,
Connectional Presbyter for New Castle Presbytery, to our pulpit.


Mission Committee "Living Waters"
Providing and looking for opportunities
to preserve and protect our watershed.


Pledge to Keep Your July Plastic Free
As we welcome the month of barbecues & hot weather, take a moment to think about all the plastic items you use every day. Understanding your consumption is the first step to reducing plastic use! Commit to changing your habits for the month of July & share the alternative you choose with friends using the Coalition for the Delaware River Watershed hashtag #PlasticFree Watershed. For more info, check out the bipartisan federal effort to reduce waste in marine environments “Save Our Seas (SOS) 2.0.”


Youth Group Service Project - Thursday, July 18



Members of Concord Youth Group spent part of their morning on July 18 volunteering at Hanover Food Pantry. They helped serve breakfast, and handed out fresh produce and eggs, non-perishable items, and even Italian ices (perfect for a heat wave!).

Concord VBS
July 29-August 2, 9:00am-noon
Children ages 3-9

If you would like to donate to snacks for VBS, please write your check to Concord Church, memo: 'VBS snacks' & place in the offering this Sunday, July 28.


Epiphany House
Service Opportunity!

Epiphany House is a transitional housing program run by Friendship House. The program provides a secure, home-like environment for women ready to work hard on their issues through a rigorous & holistic program. The goal is to help the women re-establish themselves as independent, self-supporting members of our society able to assume their responsibilities to their families, co-workers, & friends.
Concord members Judy Hayes & Torill Drury have made & shared meals with Epiphany House residents on the 4th Friday of each month for a number of years. Now they have stepped down & we are hopeful there is someone in the congregation who will feel called to step up & continue this outreach. This can be as simple as picking up pizzas to share when time is short! If you are interested in this activity, please contact Dottie Harding.


Worship Music & Arts Fund

Concord is blessed to have a wonderful music program that enhances our worship experience. Most of this is provided by our Chancel Choir, Youth Choir, member instrumentalists, & organist/accompanist Jeff DeVault, all under the leadership of Matthew Pressley. However, we also benefit from the strategic use of professional musicians. The brass at Easter, the contemporary ensemble for Gospel Sunday, & Barbara Prugh’s contribution to our Veterans Day service are all examples. Support for these additional musicians that enhance our worship life comes from the Music & Arts Fund. (The Concord Concert Fund is used exclusively for the Concert Series.) If we want to continue to experience these enhancements to our worship, the Music & Arts Fund needs to be replenished. Please consider making a contribution to keep this ministry vibrant.


Dear Members of Concord,

Thank you for all the prayers you said for Chuck while he was hospitalized - it meant a lot to our family. Also thank you for the love and support since his death. The flowers and the prayer shawl were truly appreciated. I was never alone in prayer as I had all of you!!

Love, Pat, Chip, Katie &
Carrie Armbruster


Coming up at Concord!
here for our
monthly calendar 

Friday, July 26
Church Office closed
9:30am: EDR East
5:30pm: Epiphany House dinner

Sunday, July 28
Rev. Jessica MacMillan, Connectional Presbyter, preaching. Chancel Choir tenors & basses.
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
Deacon-in-Charge: Steve Studer
Liturgist: Carol Haas
Ushers: Cynthia & Jim Miller

Flower Delivery: Gerry Crock

Monday, July 29
VBS, Church Office closed
9:00am: Vacation Bible School (FH)
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer

Tuesday, July 30
9:00am: Vacation Bible School (FH)

Wednesday, July 31
9:00am: Vacation Bible School (FH)
9:30am: Mug & Muffin (SL)

Thursday, Aug. 1
9:00am: Vacation Bible School (FH)
2:00pm: Hugs 'n Stitches (JR)

Friday, Aug. 2
9:00am: Vacation Bible School (FH)

Sunday, Aug. 4
Communion, Deacons' Fund Offering - Rev. Sara Holben preaching
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
Deacon-in-Charge: Al Lund
Liturgist: Jim Silvius
Ushers: Marj Johnson, Nancy Tucker

Flower Delivery: 

Monday, Aug. 5
Church Office closed
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer


Pacem in Terris Summer Film & Discussion Series
Tues., July 30 - 6:30pm

St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
1301 N. Broom St.
Wilmington, DE 19806

For every flaw in our politics - dark money, voter suppression, gerrymandering - grassroots reformers are putting solutions to work at the state level. This film takes a look at grassroots heroes in action, mobilizing to make our democracy fairer, more transparent, & more inclusive. Discussant: Dr. Judith Butler. 

Free and open to the public.
For info, visit

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 of condolence for:
Preschool teacher Jen Halligan - death of her sister.
Marj Johnson's friend Joanne - son died in climbing accident in CO.
Colleague of Nancy Tucker - death of his wife, recently moved to hospice.

Prayers of support & strength for: 

Manor Care staff & residents who witnessed shooting there on Sat., as well as prayers for family of couple who died.
Elizabeth Lyman - waiting to hear where God is calling her to go next.
Steve Clark - transitioning from West Chester to his new position here (starting Aug. 12)
David Lockart, former choir director at Aldersgate - cancer has spread further. Prayers for wise decisions & comfort.
Preschool teacher Monica Brennan & family, especially her son Ricky.
Prayers of healing for:

Betty Bates - in Kentmere following hospital stay; suffering from serious infection. Also for son Rob Bates who would appreciate rides to visit her (302-478-3971).
Former member Faith Kelley - recovering at home following hospitalization (no aneurysm).
Carol Lind - will be fitted with a brace to improve her "dropped" foot. Has caused several falls.
Marc Housley, Elizabeth's nephew - non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
Mary Hunter - two recent strokes & seizures in May. Recovery not going well. Prayers also for Jim.


Prayers of rejoicing for:
Vacation Bible School -
beginning July 29.
Paul & Maria Persak - celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary this week.
Barbara Wise - 7th great grandchild born last week.
Cynthia Miller - doing well with PT for broken arm; traveling to Africa soon with daughter Robin.
Heloise Osborn - recently retired & will be celebrating 50th wedding anniversary later this summer.


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:


Tues. - Thurs., 10am-3pm
Closed Mon. & Fri.

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