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April 23, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, April 26
Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching

This week we will take a walk with two ordinary people who make a miraculous discovery. In this time when we are all dealing with the trauma around us due to the virus, it is good to know that in the midst of it all God provides us with surprises and comfort.  

Jesus is Walking With Me 
I've been thru the valley, I've been through the fire; 
I've walked thru deep water, I've bowed in the mire;
I've fought in the battled with courage all gone,
But this is the reason I always go on. 

Jesus is with me - my shepherd and guide, 
All that I need He is there to provide;
That makes the difference - this friend by my side; 
Jesus is walking with me. 

[Words and music by John Peterson]



DOING MISSION in the Wilderness - May 3
"I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you welcomed me. . ." (Matthew 25:35)

In this unsettled time, we’re all very aware of what we aren’t able to do. We also know there’s a lot of need in our community and world. So a lot of us are asking, How can I help?
Here’s one answer: Concord’s Mission Committee has re-imagined our planned May 3 SERVICE SUNDAY as a day to bring donations of needed goods to the Concord parking lot from 12:00-2:00pm. There will be strict protocols regarding drop-off to ensure everyone’s safety! Donations will go to Hanover Food Pantry, Seamen’s Center, and members of our church family and Fairfax community with identifiable needs.


Click on this link and open "Service Sunday Letter" to see what is needed



we are the church, together

Participating in OGHS Amidst a Pandemic

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. From initial disaster response to ongoing community development, their work fits together to provide people with safety, sustenance, and hope.

Each gift to One Great Hour of Sharing supports efforts to relieve hunger through the Presbyterian Hunger Program, promote development through the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, and assist in areas of disaster through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance. Your donations are especially needed during this time of crisis as PC(USA) works to respond to the pandemic and reach out to the most vulnerable.

To Give:

  • This link ( takes you to our website, where you can click on the “Donate” button to pay by PayPal or credit card. Please send an email to Treasurer Ron McKinney ( indicating that donation is for One Great Hour of Sharing.
  • Use your personal banking app (utilizing Zelle®) to send a cash donation to Note that gift is for OGHS.
  • Mail your check (payable to Concord, memo: OGHS) to Concord Presbyterian Church, 1800 Fairfax Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19803.

Join with Presbyterians worldwide in sharing God's love with
neighbors-in-need around the globe - through April 30.




Concord Photo Gallery

If you have photos you'd be willing to share with your Concord family, please send them to Margaret. Show us how you're coping with social distancing and working from home, how you're worshiping, hobbies and activities you're involved with, interesting hairdos you're sporting in these days of no barbers/stylists...! We'll try to share a few photos in each issue of Concord Connects and include others in a photo gallery we're setting up on our website.


A couple of things Jan Moore is doing at home during the quarantine: gardening and driveway art therapy with sidewalk chalk!


From the Rowes: A little tough to read but we spelled out “Be Well Brandywood” for all the friends and neighbors who pass by.



Prayer Requests
Margaret O'Boyle's father died Wed. following a valiant battle with complications of Covid-19. Prayers for Margaret's family, especially her mother who is under quarantine at her retirement home.
Kay Jewett's nephew's mother-in-law died last week. Prayers for the Christiansen family.
Allene Goodfellow feels better but is still in pain & can't walk after a fall several weeks ago. She has help now but hasn't been X-rayed & doesn't want to go to the hospital.
A seminary classmate of Steve's - Bill Anderson - recently retired from his ministry in Florida. His wife suffered a massive stroke & died suddenly. Prayers for him & his family.

 Jan Moore's friend Tina is having no success with the treatment for her advanced breast cancer. She was to start a new treatment this last week. Prayers for her and her family.
 Kathie's Pownall's daughter Gabby Pownall-Johnson as she prepares for the birth of her second child in early May. Has childcare arrangements for two-year-old Eden finalized but is understandably concerned about entering hospital at this time.
 Marie Lower, now at home with home healthcare aides.
 Anna, friend of Jan Moore, in Christiana Hospital with pneumonia. Her cancer has returned and spread, even in her brain, which is causing some confusion. Her prognosis isn't good.
Carol Lind - her back is feeling better but still issues with foot & balance. Apprehensive about follow-up office visit with surgeon.

Prayers of sympathy for the family of The Rev. Dr. John Dean, retired pastor of Westminster Presbyterian (Rehoboth), who died on Easter Sunday. Click here to read obituary.
Birthday blessings for Connie Polleck, celebrating this Friday.

Prayers for all whose lives have been changed by this terrible virus - from contracting the illness, losing someone to it, working in the medical field...
For those who still go to work every day so that others can be fed or transported or get their mail...
For all those who have lost their jobs & their livelihood & have trouble getting food for themselves & their families...
For those who have had to postpone important surgeries & treatments...

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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