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April 30, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

May 3, 2020

Rev. Steve Clark preaching

For this Sunday, READ Hebrews 12:1-3 and REFLECT: The writer uses "a great cloud of witnesses" to refer to faithful disciples who have died but are "cheering on" the readers who are following Christ now. Who can you imagine watching your life and cheering for you as you walk this journey of faith? How does it make you feel as you imagine that? The writer also reminds us of the obstacles Christ himself endured as he lived out his calling, inviting us to let his example inspire us as we face our own challenges. What about Christ's own experience can be helpful for us as you face the difficulties in your current situation?




The Concord Courier for May 2020 is now available online:
(Copy and paste the link in your browser window.)
If the above link does not work, the Courier can be accessed from our website
(Click on “NEWS & EVENTS,” then on the Courier pictured under “Monthly Newsletter.”)



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



Prayer Requests
Margaret O'Boyle's father died last week following a valiant battle with Covid-19. Prayers for Margaret's family, especially her mother who is under quarantine at her retirement home.
Sally Coulson had the joy of being able to hold her first great-grandchild, Charlotte, who is now a month old.

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.
 Jan Moore's friend Tina, ill with advanced breast cancer & another friend Anne, awaiting laser surgery to alleviate discomfort before admission to hospice.
 Kathie's Pownall's daughter Gabby as she prepares for the birth of her second child in early May. 
 Marie Lower, now at home with home healthcare aides.
Carol Lind - her back is feeling better but still issues with foot & balance. Follow-up office visit with surgeon postponed.
Buzz Buswell getting along at Cadia but frustrated that he cannot sing.
Sue Steeves, a friend of Kathie Pownall from Hanover, is in the hospital with the virus.
Younger members of our Concord family who are weathering social "distancing" far from home... Kai Moore, Willie Kalema, Brian Rowe, Alex Greene & others. Alex just moved to Portland, OR & is especially alone.

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...

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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