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 January 26, 2020 - 10:30am
Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching
Matthew 4:12-23

And he said to them, " Follow me, and I will make you fish for people."

     In advertisements for retreats this line often accompanies a poster of a solitary place: "Sometimes you have to withdraw from the world to find your place in it." Jesus' life took interesting turns and he often turned to solitary places to be restored and listen to God's call. 
     Once, while doing this along the shoreline of Galilee, he found fishermen and called them to ministry. The idea of casting nets for people may have come to Jesus' mind while he was on his walk. 
     This Sunday I encourage you find a way to balance the busyness of the world while you listen for God's call in its midst.   




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.



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. 23
7:30pm: Chancel Choir (Chapel)

Sunday, Jan. 26

Ordination & Installation of Officers, Annual Meeting -
Rev. Kathie Pownall preaching

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: Congregational Mtg (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

Tuesday, Jan. 28
9:30am: EDR East (food delivery)
11:30am: Staff meeting (A102)

Wednesday, Jan. 29

9:30am: Mug & Muffin Bible Study w/ Kathie Pownall (Sanctuary Lounge)
Thursday, Jan. 30
7:30pm: Chancel Choir (Chapel) 

Friday, Jan. 31
Youth Group Lock-in 

Sunday, Feb. 2
Communion/Deacons' Fund; Kathie Pownall preaching. 
Souper Bowl of Caring

9:30am: Adult CE (Jessie's Room)
9:50am: Youth Choir/Bells (F204)
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
Noon: Youth Group (Hanover Food Pantry)

Deacon-in-Charge: Paul Pringle
Liturgist: Dottie Lund
Ushers: Godowsky Family
Flower Delivery: Alan Jewett

Monday, Feb. 3
Pastor Steve returns!
FH Breakfast Closet delivery

9:00am: Diaspora Prayer 
1:00pm: Mary Circle


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, vote on the pastor's terms of call, and handle any other business that may rightly come before it. Copies of the 2019 Annual Report, including the proposed 2020 Budget, are available outside the Church Office for review before the Annual Meeting.


Prayers for Concord Preschool student Natalie (age 3) - diagnosed with large malignant mass behind her eyes/nose/cheek. Prognosis is good but recent setback & hospitalization.
Prayers of comfort for Preschool family, the Hannahs, following the recent death of an infant daughter.
Pastor Steve - for continued decrease of pain, improvement of mobility, and increase of patience. Also, gratitude for the many prayers and expressions of support.
Kay Jewett's friend Kenny, who we have been praying for, passed away Wed. morning. Please keep up prayers for his wife Mary Lou & family.

Jim Moore's cousin Kathy - recent surgery for brain tumor, now in rehab facility near her home in MD.
Leah Berl - in church & feeling better, still working with her doctors.
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. 
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.

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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