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Subject:                                         Concord Connects - February 26, 2020


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Worship Service with Imposition of Ashes
February 26
 - 9:30am & 7:00pm
in the Sanctuary

 On Ash Wednesday we enter the Christian season of Lent, a time of remembering, a time of repenting, a time of renewal and recommitment. We will spend the coming weeks journeying with Jesus toward the cross; toward the dying that ultimately brings resurrection life. This day, we come together to mark the beginning of this Lenten journey, to acknowledge our sin, to acknowledge our mortality, to encounter the Christ who offers forgiveness and everlasting life.





Lent 1 - Gospel Music Sunday, Communion
Sunday, March 1
- 10:30am 
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
Gospel Music Sunday - Join us as we fill Sunday worship with the uplifting, energizing sounds of gospel music. With professional contemporary ensemble, a well-rehearsed choir, soloists, and lots of congregational participation, it will be a very stirring day.

For Sunday, read Matthew 4:1-11. Reflect:
 Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness right after his baptism, where God’s voice from heaven identifies him as “my Son, the Beloved.” Why do you think God would immediately send Jesus to this temptation encounter? How would you describe the temptations he faces? Are they similar in any way to temptations we face in our lives? If so, what lessons do Jesus’ responses give us for our own experience?



Soup/Chili Cook-Off & Chocolate Challenge
Sunday, March 1 - following Gospel Sunday worship
Fellowship Hall


Enjoy a delicious hot lunch and decadent desserts – all while supporting
the youth attending Massanetta Springs’ Middle School Youth Conference!

Want to just dine? Simply show up and contribute $1/sample of chili, soup, or a chocolate dessert!
Ready to compete for the coveted crown? Fill out an entry form for either the Cook-Off or Challenge and return it to Christina Pressley, along with your $5.00 entry fee, by Wed., February 26.  (Forms are available in the back of the Sanctuary or outside the Church Office.)




Blanket Sunday Offering
will be received Sunday, March 8
during the Children's Sermon

You can help to “Blanket the World with Love” and provide blankets to people in need in this country and around the globe. Every year, Church World Service gives away many blankets, and they need your help to make this possible. For only $10, you can immediately provide a blanket for someone in need and help bring them warmth, shelter, and security. Concord has a long history of contributing to this cause and, with so many refugees around the world today, it is more vital than ever. Please give generously. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of children and families the world over.
Envelopes are available in the pews (make checks payable to Concord Church, memo: Blankets). Please bring your Blanket Offering to worship next Sunday, March 8, when we will collect it during the Children's Sermon.




Coming up at Concord!
Click here for our monthly calendar  


Wednesday, Feb. 26
Ash Wednesday
9:30am: Worship service w/ Imposition of Ashes (Sanctuary)
7:00pm: Worship service w/ Imposition of Ashes (Sanctuary)
8:00pm: Chancel Choir/Gospel Sunday practice (Sanctuary) 

Thursday, Feb. 27
7:00pm: Mission Commitee (Jessie's Room) 

Friday, Feb. 28
9:30am: Emmanuel Dining Room East (food delivery)

Saturday, Feb. 29
10:30am: Jane Marks Memorial Service (McCrery & Harra Funeral Home)

Sunday, March 1
Lent I - Gospel Music Sunday, Communion 
Chili/Soup Cook-off & Chocolate Challenge

9:30am: Adult CE (Jessie's Room)
9:50am: Youth Choir/Bells (F204)
10:30am: Worship in the Sanctuary
No Children/Youth Sunday School
11:30am: Chili/Soup Cook-off & Chocolate Challenge (Fellowship Hall)

Deacon-in-Charge: Al Lund
Liturgist: Rick Rudolph
Ushers: Godowsky family
Communion Servers: Gerry Crock, Gail Greene, Barbara Wise
Home Communion: Marj Johnson, Carol Haas, John Barineau
Flower Delivery: Ron McKinney

Monday, March 2
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer  
1:00pm: Mary Circle (hosted by Susan Hofmann)
7:00pm: "Voices in the Wilderness" Adult CE (Jessie's Room)

Tuesday, March 3
9:30am: Emmanuel Dining Room South
11:30am: Staff meeting (A102) 

Wednesday, March 4

9:30am: Mug & Muffin Bible Study (Sanctuary Lounge)
7:00pm: Joint Board meeting (Jessie's Room)
7:30pm: Session (Jessie's Room)
7:30pm: Deacons (Sanctuary Lounge) 
Thursday, March 5

Church Office closed
2:00pm: Hugs 'n Stitches (Jessie's Room)
7:30pm: Chancel Choir (Chapel) 

Friday, March 6
Church Office closed, Presbytery Beach Retreat
9:30am: Emmanuel Dining Room East (food delivery) 

Sunday, March 8
Lent II - Blanket Sunday, DST begins.
Pastor Steve Clark 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
12:00pm: Worship & Music (Jessie's Room)

Deacon-in-Charge: Ron McKinney
Liturgist: Cynthia Miller
Ushers: Melanie Slezak, Marcie Jorgensen
Flower Delivery: Sally Coulson

Monday, March 9
Church Office closed
9:00am: Diaspora Prayer 
1:00pm: Prayer Shawls (Jessie's Room)
7:00pm: "Voices in the Wilderness" Adult CE (Jessie's Room)


For bereavement, the family of Concord member Jane Marks who died Feb. 13 following a long illness (obit). Memorial service Feb. 29 @ 10:30am, McCrery & Harra on Concord Pike.
Prayers of comfort & sympathy for Rick Rudolph & family following the death of his mother.
Carol Lind - spinal fusion surgery Feb. 20; going home from hospital today. Still in pain, but results are promising. (If you can help provide post-surgery meals or rides, please contact Carol Schlegel.)
Prayers for Jennie Clark's parents Claire & David - Claire has now moved into memory care unit.
Nancy Tucker's brother Steve - started aggressive treatments for his brain tumor.

Leah Berl - cataract surgery today.
Heloise Osborn's friend Elliott, lost his wife unexpectedly last week.
 Joy from Kay Jewett - her mother celebrated 100th birthday last week & is doing well.
Joy also for Cynthia Miller's 85th birthday celebration on Sat.
Buzz Buswell - extreme fatigue, hospitalized briefly.
Preschool student Natalie - cancer responding well to treatment but will be undergoing 28 days of out-patient chemo. 


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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