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Subject:                                         Concord Connects - July 30, 2020


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

Grieving Thomas (Thomas Meets the Risen Christ) by Lauren Wright Pittman © A Sanctified Art

"Don't Forget to Breathe" -
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
Sunday, August 2, 2020

For this Sunday, READ John 20:19-29 and REFLECT: For centuries, Thomas has been tagged with the title "Doubting." But the word Jesus uses (v. 27) is not "doubt," but "unbelieving." Do you see any difference in these terms? Do either of them describe your own faith at times in your life - or even now? In the first part of this text, Jesus tells the disciples that he is now sending them just as the Father sent him. Then he breathes on them, giving them the Holy Spirit. What does it mean to you that Jesus has "breathed on" you and "sent you" just as he was sent by God? How does that image help or confuse your understanding of what it means to follow Jesus?


TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, August 2, CLICK ON THE PICTURE above to go to the home page of our Concord website. Near the bottom left on the home page, click on that same picture to connect with the worship video. The worship video will be accessible after 9:00am each Sunday morning.



Concord Worship Video Access on TV

Both Xfinity (Comcast) and Fios (Verizon) have YouTube apps on TV as part of their offering. Since Concord's worship videos are now searchable on YouTube, folks can access our videos on their TV without using an interconnected laptop, tablet, or smart phone.

·        For Xfinity cable users, simply say “Concord Presbyterian Church on YouTube” into your voice-activated remote control. There is more than one Concord Presbyterian Church on YouTube, and our videos will appear among those. Our latest video was among the first three that showed up on my screen last Sunday morning; it indicates Wilmington DE in the description underneath the icon. 

·        For Verizon FIOS users, you may or may not have voice activation, but should be able to search YouTube on your TV for “Concord Presbyterian Church." 

 Watching the service on the larger TV screen is very enjoyable, and for some, the sound quality will be higher also.

Ron McKinney,
Technology Committee




Blessing Bags

Concord's Youth Group and Mission Team got together last weekend to collect donations from the church and community, then assemble Blessing Bags for distribution to our homeless neighbors. They put together 55 bags, each containing water, snacks, and personal hygiene items that can be kept in your car to be given out when you see someone in need. If you would like a bag or two, please call or email the Church Office (, 302/654-9652, ) to arrange for a contactless pick-up.



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday, August 5 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



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. 


Jan Moore & JoAnn Marsh enjoying a socially-distanced, outdoor visit. [If you would like to accompany Rev. Kathie Pownall on a visit, please call her on 302/373-7127.] 


How the tables have turned! Liz Rowe rides by...the Hazels.


Bonus photo: JoAnn Marsh's cat Peter striking a majestic pose.



Prayer Requests
Prayers of continued healing for Phil Lind, hoping to be released from Christiana Hospital this Friday following successful treatment for fluid retention. Will be carefully monitored at home.
Prayers also for Carol Lind's uncle Bob Scott (in palliative care for esophageal tumor) & brother Robert Hall (home from hospital after TIA). 
Prayers of sympathy & caring for Elizabeth Lyman & family following the death of her brother Mel several weeks ago.
Prayers also for the family of Rev. Julius Scheidel, honorably retired member of New Castle Presbytery, who passed away recently at the age of 101 at Heron Point Retirement Community.
Prayers for continued recovery of Christina Pressley's cousin Cecilia, home from hospital following heart attack but still undergoing tests.
Cynthia Miller, scheduled for surgery next week. Grateful for recent visit by daughter Robin.
Prayers of comfort & healing for Melanie Slezak's mother - painful back issues; scheduled for corrective procedure this week.
Also for Gail Greene, continuing to deal with several health issues including a pinched nerve in her neck & search for effective blood pressure medication.
Prayers of rest, relaxation & fun for the Pressley family during their upcoming vacation.
Sally Coulson's grandson Matthew, recovering from corrective oral surgery & suffering from discomfort while healing.
Prayers for scientists & researchers seeking new medicines, treatments & vaccines for Covid-19 - may their efforts lead to ways to control & eliminate the disease's spread.  

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:



The 224th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) was held completely online from June 20-27, 2020. For a summary of the proceedings and actions, click here to view an article from The Presbyterian Outlook.




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