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Sent:                                               Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:14 AM


Subject:                                         Concord Connects - May 14, 2020


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May 14, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Step into the Swell (Peter Sinks in the Water) – by Lisle Gwynn Garrity © A Sanctified Art 


For THIS SUNDAY - READ Matthew 14:22-33 and REFLECT: Why do you think Jesus made the disciples "go on ahead" without him? How might you have felt about that if you were one of the disciples? What kind of reasons can you think of for Peter's request of Jesus in v28? Can you imagine yourself making such a request? What might it mean for you today to "get out of the boat" and climb into rough, wind-whipped water?
FROM THE ARTIST: "What I find in Peter’s response is not a challenge or a profession of doubt, but a willingness to step into the swell, like a trust fall into the unknown. Perhaps in seasons when our sense of certainty and security unravels, our desperation is more likely to convert into courage. Is there something about unraveling that makes us a bit less risk-averse, a bit more willing to try what we wouldn’t have dared when everything felt predictable and sure? Imagine this same scene with no storm, no raging seas, no ghostly glimpse of Jesus skimming the surface. Would Peter have stepped in then? Would he have expanded his definition of what’s possible? Would you step in?"  Lisle Gwynn Garrity



From Hanover Food Pantry
Thank You for Service Sunday Donations
Your generosity at work! Your donations last Sunday made at least 40 families happy today. Thank you so much for supporting us like you do!



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 your photos in Concord Connects as space permits. 


Conrad Gehret and catch - Lum's Pond



Prayer Requests
Healing prayers for Buzz Buswell who had a fall & was briefly hospitalized. His eyes are swollen shut & because of the hospital visit, he is in total isolation at Cadia.
Prayer of comfort for Alex Greene, health issues following recent move to Portland, OR.

Prayers of joy for the birth of Jonah Gabriel Johnson to Kathie Pownall's daughter Gabby and husband Steve Johnson early last Tuesday morning.   
Prayers of healing for Carol Lind who pulled a muscle in her back & is in a great deal of pain. 
Sarah Goodrich, former Concord member living at Country House, following brain surgery to remove tumor. Facing chemotherapy & long recovery.
Prayers of healing for Nancy Tucker's mother Jackie, who has tested positive for Covid-19 but is feeling okay so far.
Prayers for Gail Greene, recovering from another bout of severe gout, that the cause will be discovered & recurrence prevented.
Gerry Crock, who went to the ER last weekend with vertigo & high blood pressure. Feeling a bit better with new medication.
Prayers for all those graduating from college & high school in these difficult times - very limited job opportunities, missing out on important societal rituals like graduation, prom, etc.
Prayer of thanks for all the mothers in this world...give them strength & patience.

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:



"Voices from the Wilderness: The Life and Writings of
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and C. S. Lewis"

This six-week series, led by Pastor Steve, continues this evening (May 14). The sessions will be 7:00-8:00pm each Thursday evening via Zoom. In addition to Steve's presentation of the material, there will be time for questions and feedback. To join the meeting ONLINE, click on the picture below:


(1) call 646-558-8656
(2) you will be asked to enter the meeting number; enter 879-780-5150 (without the dashes) followed by the # sign
(3) when asked to enter your participant ID, just press the # sign
(4) when asked for meeting password, enter 489133 followed by the # sign

If you missed last week's class, click here to view online.



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday, May 20 from 10:00-11:00am. To join the Zoom gathering, follow the instructions below.

To join ONLINE, click on this link.

To join by CALLING IN:
(1) dial 646-558-8656
(2) If asked, enter the meeting number 879-780-5150 (no dashes)
(3) When asked for participant ID, just press the # sign
(4) When asked for meeting password, enter 489133, followed by the # sign


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