From: Concord Presbyterian Church <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2020 9:13 AM
Subject: Concord Connect & Courier - April 30, 2020
May 3, 2020
Rev. Steve Clark
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?
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. . ."
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
Click on this link and open
"Service Sunday Letter" to see what is needed
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
Sally Coulson had the joy of being able
to hold her first great-grandchild, Charlotte, who is now a month
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.