to Leave (Jesus Heals Legion, a Man Possessed by Demons) by
Hannah Garrity © A Sanctified Art
Pastor Steve Clark preaching -
Sunday, August 23, 2020
For this Sunday, READ Mark 5:1-20 and REFLECT: This story comes immediately after Jesus has
stilled a storm as he and the disciples are crossing the Sea of
Galilee. That story ends with the disciples asking, "Who then
is this . . .?" (4:41) What kind of answer(s) does this
story give to the disciples' question? Thinking about the different
descriptions of the man before the healing (vs. 3-5) and after (v.
15), what can you imagine the man telling his neighbors about
"how much the Lord has done" for him, and "what
mercy [God] has shown" him?
TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, August 23, 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.
REPORT FROM SESSION
At our August 5 meeting, after much
discussion, Session voted unanimously to sign the New Castle
Presbytery Statement on Racism. To learn more, you can find the
full text of the statement here, and a video of some of the
elders discussing their decision by clicking on the picture above.
in the Concord Church parking lot
~All are welcome!!~
You are invited to
bring a chair or blanket, as well as outside games and toys!
Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines.
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
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 follows:
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,
August 26 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.
The Pressleys enjoying
a sunset last week from a rooftop deck in Ocean City, NJ.
Eden & Jonah, Kathie
Pownall's grandchildren, doing what they do best -
Prayers of sympathy & caring
for Mary Helen & family following the death of Tom Murphy, former Concord
pastor (1977-1986), on Sunday at his home in Rodanthe, NC.
Prayers of thanks for the life of William Brown &
condolences to the family he left behind. (He was the
uncle of Kathie Pownall's daughters & had been ill with
cancer & glaucoma.)
Prayers also for Elizabeth Lyman & family - she
lost her cousin Barb earlier this week.
Prayers of healing for Jan Moore's friend Tina,
as she continues her struggle with breast cancer treatments &
surgery. She has now been hospitalized with pneumonia.
Prayers of thanks that Kathie
Pownall is feeling better following her week of tests &
procedures. She is taking it easy for a few days.
Prayers of relief for Troy Gehret, still
suffering back pain following surgery this spring.
Prayers of safety for Willie Kalema,
living with Felleng & commuting daily to NYC by train.
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 comfort for Allene Goodfellow, home
following a stay at Kentmere.
Also for Priscilla Swanson, continuing
bi-weekly PT to improve walking.
Prayers of patience for Jenny & Dean Godowsky
as they seek effective treatment for daughter diagnosed with ADHD.
Prayers of rejoicing for Joyce Johnson & family as
granddaughter Rachel & fiance Tyler marry this
weekend in OR. (Joyce will participate via Zoom.)
Sally Coulson had a joy - a visit from
grandson on his way to school at Purdue & a concern -
recent death of a distant cousin Gretchen. Prayers for family &
Healing prayers requested by Heloise Osborne for Charles
& Anita Wilson, family of her sister-in-law.
Both are hospitalized with Covid-19.
Prayers for the safety of firefighters battling
wildfires across the country, including the Cameron
Peak fire in CO which is near cabin owned by the Greenes'
Prayers for Iowans still struggling to recover from
the derecho that caused widespread devastation last week.
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.
Homecoming Tailgate –
September 13 @ noon!
It’s been 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
We’ll do our best to keep everyone as safe
as possible. We will:
- Use every other parking space
- Require people to wear masks except when they are
- Keep appropriate social distances
- 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.
Email and text
"scamming" seems to be on the rise yet again, and
religious organizations are not immune. The Church Office has
received several reports of texts and emails purporting to be from
Pastor Steve Clark that he did not send.
If you receive a questionable communication,
take the time to look at it carefully. In the case of an email,
check the originating email address and in the case of texts, the
cell number, to determine that it is actually from a church staff
exercise caution and, if in doubt, contact the Church Office
(302/654-9652, email@example.com) before