Sunday Worship - August 30, 2020
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
For this Sunday, READ Romans 12:9-21 and REFLECT: In the original language of these verses, verses 9-13
start with a command ("let love be genuine") followed by
a list of what such love looks like ("hating what is evil,
holding fast to what is good" etc). How are you living out any
of these characteristics? Do any seem especially difficult to you?
Why? Do any seem easy? Why? Where in your life are you currently
rejoicing with those who rejoice and/or weeping with those who weep
(v. 15)? Why do you think the writer sees this as important for
followers of Christ?
TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, August 30, CLICK ON THE PICTURE above to go
to our Concord website. Near the bottom of the home page,
click on the graphic that reads "Welcome to worship at Concord
Presbyterian - August 30, 2020" to connect with the worship
video. The worship video will be accessible
after 9:00am each Sunday morning.
Tailgate – September 13 @ noon!
a long, long time that we’ve been apart. Here’s an opportunity to
come together safely to welcome a new church season. While we won’t
be worshiping together, we can still gather outside for a Tailgate
Just bring your own food to eat and a chair, pop your trunk, and
enjoy. If you want to decorate your trunk – that’s fine, too. We’ll
plan some individual activities for the kids such as:
- Jump rope
- Bubbles to wave
- Chalk drawing
- Hula hoops
NEW!! Bring food for Hanover Food Pantry to
Homecoming. We’ll have bins where you can put donations of
We’ll do our best to keep everyone as safe as
possible. We will:
- Use every other
- Require people to
wear masks except when they are eating/drinking
- Keep appropriate
- And probably more
Mark this in your calendar. Space will be limited so
this is one time when
we REALLY need people to SIGN UP IN ADVANCE – first come, first
Please respond to Nancy Tucker – firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Session has called a special
Congregational Meeting for 12:00pm on Sunday, September 13.
The meeting will be held in the parking lot of Concord Presbyterian
Church. Business to be conducted at the meeting will be limited to
the following items:
ELECTION of three at-large members to Nominating
Committee. Names being presented for these positions are Jan Moore,
Marj Johnson, and Ryan Moffett. Per meeting requirements,
nominations from the floor may be offered.
CORPORATION BY-LAWS to
allow for electronic meetings of the congregation/corporation. The
amendment, to be inserted as paragraph 5 in the bylaws with all
following sections renumbered to reflect the change, shall read as
The corporation may meet by
electronic means if all members have reasonable notice of the
electronic meeting and the ability to discuss and vote on business
items. The quorum for such a meeting shall be the same as for all
Corporation meetings: one-tenth (1/10) of the Active Membership
Roll of the church.
A reminder that this meeting shall be held during the
Homecoming Tailgate gathering on September 13, so join us for the
fellowship and fun as well!
Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN
study meets again next Wednesday, Sept. 2 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
(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
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.
Fun was had by all at the
Pop-Up Fellowship event last Friday evening!
Kitten & Annie
enjoying the sun in Kathie Pownall's chair.
Raja, Ryan O'Boyle's cat,
practicing his best gargoyle impression.
Prayers of sympathy & caring for
Mary Helen & family following the death of Tom Murphy, former Concord pastor (1977-1986), on Aug.
Prayers of comfort & condolence for Cristen Whittaker
& family following the sudden death of
Cristen's father George Robert Wisner on Aug. 22. (obit)
Healing prayers for Kathie Pownall's son-in-law
Steve - briefly hospitalized w/ high
blood pressure. Now at home with meds; family history of
Prayers for friends of Gerry Crock - Ed,
who is having procedure Friday to clear carotid artery &
George, who has gone into hospice care.
Prayers for Dottie Lund's sister Marianne's
husband Richard, in the hospital with
Prayers of joy for Kay Jewett who was
able to visit her grandsons in NJ.
Prayers of healing for Jan Moore's
friend Tina, as she continues
her struggle with breast cancer treatments & surgery.
Prayers of relief for Troy Gehret, still suffering back pain following surgery this
Prayers for those dealing with continuing health issues, including
Gail Greene, JoAnn Marsh, Carol Lind & Audrey Horner.
Prayers of continued healing for Phil Lind, recovering
& building strength at Cadia; able to enjoy
"distanced" visits with Carol.
Prayers of thanks that Cynthia Miller will not need
radiation treatments following her recent surgery.
Prayers of patience for Jenny & Dean Godowsky
as they seek effective treatment for daughter diagnosed with ADHD.
Prayers for the safety of those in the path of Hurricane
Laura, predicted to make landfall in TX &
LA with powerful winds & storm surge.
Prayers for students & teachers as the
new school year begins.
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: email@example.com.
Donations for Hanover
Food Pantry - Sunday, September 13
"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 many of us are asking, How
can I help?
Here’s one answer: Concord’s Mission Committee will be
collecting canned goods and staples for Hanover Food Pantry at our Homecoming
Tailgate on Sept.13. Please
bring along non-perishable food donations and place in one of the