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Subject:                                         Concord Connects - January 16, 2020


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Hidden History
 January 19, 2020 - 10:30am
Rev. Edee Fenimore preaching
Galatians 3:23-28




Pastor Steve will be gone until next month, recovering from double knee replacement surgery. He will return to the office on February 3 and to worship on February 9.

In his absence, Parish Associate Rev. Kathie Pownall will be providing pastoral care to our Concord family and can be reached by email or at 302/373-7127. Kathie will also be preaching on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, and Rev. Edee Fenimore will join us this Sunday.




Concord Presbyterian Church


Join us for a morning of service - cleaning up and organizing the church library,
Deacons' Closet and Food Donation Closet, as well as freshening up the Fellowship Hall tables!

RSVP to Christina Pressley by Saturday, January 18.

~ Can be used as volunteer hours for NHS, school programs, Boy/Girl Scouts, etc. ~


February 6 Fundraiser for Friendship House

As our loving, supportive community, we invite you to an evening with Friendship House! Learn how we create a way home for those facing homelessness. The event is at Hagley Soda House, 298 Buck Road. Wilmington, DE 19807, and will include heavy hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer, provided by Caffe Gelato. The event starts at 6:00pm and a short program will highlight our impact throughout New Castle County.

Tickets can be purchased online at  An Evening With Friendship House  or send a check for $90 per person payable to Friendship House to PO Box 1517, Wilmington DE 19899, indicating the names of the people attending. 

Ministry through SocksPLUS Campaign

Concord and Friendship House have launched our SocksPLUS initiative to help collect socks and other essential items needed by the homeless. Socks are the item most requested by anyone living outside. We have a collection bin in the Narthex. Some items we are collecting include: new socks, gloves, hats, scarves, coats, blankets, towels & washcloths, back packs, gym bags, water bottles, toiletries, and hand sanitzer.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact John Barineau.




Coming up at Concord!
Click here for our monthly calendar  

Thursday, Jan. 16
Preschool Conferences
7:30pm: Chancel Choir (Chapel)

Friday, Jan. 17
Preschool Conferences

Sunday, Jan. 19

Guest Preacher - Rev. Edee Fenimore
9:30am: Adult CE (Jessie's Room)
9:45am: Book Club (SL)
9:50am: Youth Choir/Bells (F204)
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
10:50am: Children/Youth Sunday School
Deacon-in-Charge: Don Potter
Liturgist: Carol Haas
Ushers: Jim Miller, Gerry Crock
Flower Delivery: Connie Polleck

Monday, Jan. 20
MLK, Jr. Birthday - Preschool & Church Office closed
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer
9:00am: Concord's MLK, Jr. Day of Service
1:00pm: Faith in Literature - hosted by Joyce Johnson

Tuesday, Jan. 21
Courier Deadline
Preschool In-House Registration

11:30am: Staff meeting (A102)

Wednesday, Jan. 22

9:30am: Mug & Muffin Bible Study w/ Kathie Pownall (Sanctuary Lounge)
7:00pm: Session (Jessie's Room)
Thursday, Jan. 23
7:30pm: Chancel Choir (Chapel)

Sunday, Jan. 26
Ordination & Installation; Kathie Pownall preaching. 
Annual Meeting following worship

9:30am: Adult CE (Jessie's Room)
9:50am: Youth Choir/Bells (F204)
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
10:50am: Children/Youth Sunday School
11:30am: Annual Meeting in the Sanctuary
Deacon-in-Charge: Alan Jewett
Liturgist: Raven Studer
Ushers: Dottie Lund, Terry Lynch
Flower Delivery: Gerry Crock

Monday, Jan. 27
Preschool Open Registration
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer



Annual Meeting

By action of the Session of Concord Presbyterian Church, there will be a meeting of the congregation on Sunday, January 26, immediately following worship to receive the budget and handle any other business that may rightly come before it. Copies of the 2019 Annual Report, including the proposed 2020 Budget, will be available following worship this Sunday for review before the Annual Meeting.


Prayers for Concord Preschool student Natalie (age 3) - just diagnosed with large malignant mass behind her eyes/nose/cheek. Prognosis is good; targeted outpatient chemotherapy has begun. Prayers also for her parents & younger brother.
Prayers of comfort for Preschool family, the Hannahs, following the recent death of an infant daughter.
Birthday prayers for Christina, Teyton & Dan Pressley, Pastor Steve, & Margaret O'Boyle.
Pastor Steve - successful double knee replacement surgery last Monday; at Bryn Mawr Rehab at least until Saturday. Therapy going well - progress but also still pain. Prayers for healing & comfort.
Prayers of healing for Dallas Kroon as doctors seek right medicine to clear up his pneumonia.
Jim Moore's cousin Kathy -
needs surgery for brain tumor that has not responded to treatment.
Safe travels for Marj Johnson's grandson as he returns to school in Spain.
Leah Berl - in church & feeling better, still working with her doctors.
Stan Lamar - back home following surgery Friday at Christiana.
Betty Shirar's brother Jim Lowden (from TX) - lung tumor; will have radiation treatments.
Steve Tucker (Nancy's brother) - inoperable brain tumor.
Prayers for Jane Marks & family as she is nearing the end of her life. 
Prayers for Mary & Jim Hunter
Members Audrey & Bill Horner - unable to get to church these days.
Gerry Crock's friend, 93-year-old Marguerite, remains at Shipley Manor & is still very confused.
Carol Lind to have another "go" at back surgery (spinal fusion) on Feb. 20
Cynthia Miller's sister Nancy has lost the use of her hands & is having balance issues.

Kay Jewett's friend Paul, who had surgery for an aneurysm, is doing very well.
Kay's friend Ken, who was not doing well in rehab has returned to the hospital. Prayers for him & for his wife, Mary Lou.

Prayers for those who do not wish to be named but are dealing with issues of aging.
Prayers for people & wildlife in Australia.
Prayers for the people in Puerto Rico as they deal with the aftermath of several soon after Hurricane Maria in Sept. 2017.


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:





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