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August 1, 2019

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Rev. Sara Holben preaching
Luke 12:13-21

In Luke 12:13-21 … Jesus tells another one of his challenging parables.
A farmer has a good year and brings in a larger-than-usual crop. What should he do with it?
What would you do with a bumper crop?


Join us this Sunday at 10:30am as we welcome Rev. Sara Holben, recently-retired pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Chestertown, MD, to our pulpit. We will celebrate the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper and receive the offering for the Deacons' Fund.


Concord Vacation Bible School
July 29 - August 2, 2019


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


It’s HOT outside, so here are some suggestions for indoor water conservation:

Install a low flow or trickle valve shower head.
Take a five minute (or less) shower.
Turn off water while lathering your hands in the sink.
In the shower, turn water on to get wet; turn off to lather up; then turn back on to rinse off.
Place a large bucket in the shower to catch excess water and use this to water plants.
Turn water off while brushing teeth or shaving.
Plug the sink instead of running water to rinse your razor
Install a high-efficiency toilet.
Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers.


Our outstanding Chancel Choir sings regularly in Sunday services September - May. During the summer, they receive a well-deserved respite. We traditionally use this time to foster our own talented musicians with solo and small ensemble opportunities, while also welcoming some highly accomplished professional and aspiring young guest artists. It is our hope and belief that this enhances our ministry and worship experience. The Chancel Choir will resume weekly rehearsals and their regular role as worship music leaders in early September. Until then, enjoy our featured artists!

August 4 - Jeff DeVault, organ/piano; Bettye Shirar, mezzo-soprano


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.


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

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

With the end of apartheid in South Africa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (Forest Whitaker) visits ex-security police officer Piet Blomfield (Eric Bana) in prison to assess his candidacy for amnesty. What the Archbishop hears from Blomfield causes him to ask of himself: are there some crimes that a "forgiving man of peace" cannot forgive? This tense and disturbing drama based on actual events poses very important questions for people today.

Free and open to the public.
For info, visit

Coming up at Concord!
here for our
monthly calendar 

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
Communion Set Up: Felleng Kalema
Communion Servers: Gayle Hazel, Al Lund, Barbara Wise
Ushers: Marj Johnson, Nancy Tucker

Flower Delivery: Alan Jewett

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

Tuesday, Aug. 6
Church Office closed
9:30am: Emmanuel Dining Room South

Wednesday, Aug. 7
Church Office closed
9:30am: Mug & Muffin (SL)

Thursday, Aug. 8
Church Office closed

Sunday, Aug. 11
Rev. Kathie Pownall preaching
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
Deacon-in-Charge: Don Potter
Liturgist: Carol Haas
Ushers: John Barineau, Jenny Godowsky

Flower Delivery: Peggy Carter

Monday, Aug. 12
Rev. Steve Clark's First Day
Church Office closed

9:00am: Diaspora Prayer



First-known minister of
Gun Violence Prevention ordained July 7

The Rev. Deana Hollas will work for Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. Click here to read article.

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 support & strength for: 
Elizabeth Lyman - doing well following knee replacement; driving, no cane. Prayers for a place where her many gifts will be appreciated.
Steve Clark - starting at Concord on Aug. 12; preaching Aug. 18.
David Lockart, former choir director at Aldersgate - trying lower dose chemotherapy for palliative reasons.
Alice Klippel - doing well in healthcare section of Foulk Manor North. Visitors welcome.
Preschool teacher Monica Brennan & family, especially her son Ricky.
Prayers of healing for:

Lesley Swanson, Priscilla's daughter & caregiver - fall resulting in broken elbow.
Betty Bates - in Kentmere following hospital stay; gaining strength & infection free. Also for son Rob Bates who would appreciate rides to visit her (302-478-3971).
Carol Lind - will be fitted with a brace to improve her "dropped" foot which has caused several falls. Problems with swollen legs & feet.
Dallas Kroon - no further treatment required for medical condition; able to travel to Europe for business.


Prayers of rejoicing for:
Vacation Bible School -
all those attending & helping.
Abigail Quandt & Don Potter - celebrating 33rd wedding anniversary, visit from Daniel Potter & his friend April
Visit from Lynn Johnson Travis (in town from OR to help with VBS)
Paul & Maria Persak - celebrated 30th wedding anniversary last week.
Carol Schlegel - niece expecting child this week.
Cynthia Miller - traveling to Africa soon with daughter Robin.


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.

*The Church Office will be closed the week of Aug. 5-9 due to vacation. There will be no issue of Concord Connects on Aug. 8.

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