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July 16, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, July 19, 2020 -
Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching

For this Sunday, READ Matthew 25:31-46 [The Message translation if you can]. Consider if you are "baahing or bleating" - goat/sheep comparison. This parable summarizes the point of Jesus' ministries and is quite important for us to receive and consider mindfully. Administer justice? How do we do that? What issues in our world require our attention paid to "justice"? 
IDEA: Consider the words that others say and whether you keep silent or if you say something. The sermon will contain two stories upon which to reflect. Imagining and helping create a society where justice and mercy meet and enrich each other may be the hardest, most essential, and at times the most uncomfortable work we are called to by the Gospel of Jesus.



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, special events, children or pets being adorable...! We'll try to share your photos in Concord Connects as space permits. 


Holly Reuther & family celebrating her birthday - guess which one!


Gayle & Chip Hazel on a ride-by with the Kroon family.


Longwood Garden's rare & extremely stinky titan arum (corpse flower) finally bloomed on Monday night. Photo courtesy of Lauren Jenkins, the Millers' daughter & a horticulturist in Longwood's Conservatory. By the time you read this, it will be too late to visit but you can view online here.



Wanted: Mask Makers & Material

   Concord Mission Committee has just completed a project to provide Ministry of Caring with about 130 masks for a youth event and is now contemplating a second Fairfax community mask giveaway. The first was very well-received, with 100 masks distributed in less than 24 hours.
   We are always anxious to recruit more mask makers and would also appreciate donations of suitable fabric for our masks. (Men's dress and sports shirts are an excellent source of fabric, and old sheets provide great lining.) If you can assist with either of these needs, please call or email Marj Johnson



Prayer Requests
Prayers of healing for Gail Greene - back home from the hospital & continuing to recuperate with tests, rest & medicine. She is dealing with heart issues caused by kidney problems & colitis.
Prayers of sympathy & caring for Nancy Tucker & family following the death of Nancy's mother Jackie Tucker on July 6. (obit)
Continued prayers for the family of Jeff Leary (friend of the Pressleys) who died suddenly on June 21 while jogging with friends. (obit)
Prayers of continued progress for Preschool student Natalie, undergoing treatment for a malignant growth behind her face. Prognosis is hopeful.
Cynthia Miller, undergoing additional cancer surgery on Aug. 3. 
Prayers of healing for Allene Goodfellow, recovering at Kentmere from a fall & in excellent spirits. No visitors or calls, but cards & notes welcome.

Continued prayers for Jan Moore's friend, Samantha and the young man she took in when his family rejected him after he came out as gay. There has been rapprochement with at least one family member who is willing to listen & help.
Prayers for George Pendergast, father-in-law of Karl Fuller. He is in hospice care. Prayers also for the family.
Traveling mercies for John & Susan Greene, driving back across the country after being with Alex while he recuperated.
Prayers of comfort for Carol Lind's Uncle Bob, whose esophageal tumor has metastasized. He will be receiving chemotherapy.
Continued prayers for Dan & Nancy Pressley and family.
Prayers of rejoicing for Dottie & Al Lund
who had the opportunity to visit with Tim & MaryBeth. Prayers of thanks also that Dottie's niece in Atlanta has recovered from the virus after 3 weeks & did not pass it along to her family.
Prayers for Kathie Pownall's daughter Rachelle, exposed to Covid-19 but tested negative so far. She is now working on procedures to keep her workplace safe. Also prayers for daughter Gabby, back in D.C. after trip to Wilmington & Assateague, MD & trying to work from home with two young children.
Prayers for all those suffering from loneliness & isolation as they continue to live "apart," especially for those who do not fully understand the reason why.
Prayers for the safety & well-being of all the healthcare workers who go "above & beyond" in caring for us.

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:



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday, July 22 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




   If you are worried about sending your child to public school in the fall, we have the solution for you. Concord Kindergarten has been operating a quality program at Concord Preschool for over 60 years.
   We offer a small class size (max. 15), with lots of individual student attention from our qualified kindergarten teacher and our experienced aide. 
   Now more than ever we might suit your needs for a smaller group setting where your child is exposed to fewer individuals. While we have always used professional cleaners, a small classroom size enables us to ensure our classroom is sanitized to the new Covid-19 guidelines.
   Visit our website for details on the curriculum and activities we offer your child. Our kindergarten hours are 9:00am-3:00pm, but your child is eligible for FREE childcare whenever we are open (7:30am-5:30pm). 

As we all try to adjust to changes in our plans that we did not expect, please consider kindergarten at Concord for your child and share our offering with friends and neighbors.



Delaware School Board Elections

School Board elections in Delaware will be held July 21. There are contested races in Brandywine, Red Clay, and Appoquinimink. To find information on the candidates running in your district, go to To locate your polling place, click here.


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