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Subject:                                     Concord Connects - September 24, 2020


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September 24, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday Worship - September 27, 2020
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Matthew 21:23-32  and REFLECT: What do you think about Jesus' reply to the leaders' question? Do you think he was avoiding the subject (as modern leaders often do), or was something else going on? Thinking about the leaders' response to Jesus, have you ever avoided a question or topic because you were afraid of what people would think about what you think? What do you hear Jesus saying to the leaders in the parable he tells (vs. 28-30)? Who can you imagine Jesus telling this parable to in our time?

     TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, September 27, CLICK ON THE PICTURE above to go to our Concord website. Near the bottom of the home page, click on the same picture to connect with the worship video. The worship video will be accessible after 9:00am each Sunday morning.






Evening Prayer Service
Sunday, October 4, 5:00pm
(lawn near church office)


Our Sunday evening worship services got off to a great start this past weekend! Join us at one of the future gatherings, always at 5:00pm on the church lawn near the office entrance: October 4 and 11, November 1 and 15. Bring your own chair, wear a mask, and be a part of a brief service of scripture, prayer, and song.




Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday, Sept. 30 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



Peace & Global Witness Offering
May the God of peace give you peace at all times in all ways. 
~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16

     On October 4 we will receive the Peace & Global Witness Offering, which encourages the church to cast off anxiety and fear, discord and division, and embrace God's mission of reconciliation to those around the corner and around the world.
     We will direct 25% of all funds received to the Seamen’s Center of Wilmington, with which we have been connected for many years. To learn more about the work of the Center, click on the picture above for a brief message fr0m the Executive Director and from Concord member Dick Carter who volunteers there.

The Peace & Global Witness Offering will be received through World Communion Sunday, Oct. 4.
Checks can be made payable to Concord, memo: Peacemaking. Click here to donate online. 



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. 


Sally Coulson's granddogs Bodie (left) and Luna, ready to play.
Great-granddaughter Charlotte seems to be interested! 


Ella, excited about her first day of kindergarten at Mt. Pleasant Elementary.
A happy member of the Class of 2033.


Maeve, Eric, and Emma Janas getting some sunshine & exercise during lunch/ recess!



Prayers of sympathy and condolence for Nancy Tucker and family following the death of her brother Steve yesterday in NJ. Steve has been battling brain cancer since early this year.
Prayers for Phil and Carol Lind. Phil is back in the hospital with fluid retention and an infection.
Prayers for Cynthia Miller’s friend Andy and his wife Blanca. Blanca has had a prolonged hospitalization for cancer. She is home now, but the family has a long road to go.

Prayers for the Pressley family as Dan adjusts to his new living situation.
Jo Ann Cipolla's longtime home care aide M.J. is retiring - prayers for both as they deal with this change.
Prayers of continued healing for Carol Lind's son Dennis, released from the hospital following serious riding accident in NM involving multiple rib fractures, a punctured lung, and broken arm.
Prayers for the people effected by the fires on the West Coast, and for the firefighters and first responders. Joyce Johnson has family there and Pastor Steve has friends in the area.
Prayers of sorrow and comfort for the family, friends, and colleagues of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her passing on Friday. She was an indefatigable champion of fundamental human rights on the Supreme Court and throughout her career.
Prayers for our country as the death toll from Covid-19 exceeds 200,000. Help people check the spread by avoiding needless travel, wearing masks, and practicing social distancing.
Prayers for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators as they adjust to the new normal.

During this harsh hurricane season, prayers for people around the world who have been impacted by the storms, as well as those in the path of hurricanes yet to come.
Prayers for the citizens of Yemen where foreign aid cuts have led to devastating malnutrition
and lack of medical care.

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:



Your Nominating Committee Needs Your Input


As we undertake the task of presenting for your approval Concord members to serve in the offices of Elder and Deacon for the next three years, we invite you to suggest names for our consideration. In your suggestions, we ask that you tell us for what office (elder, deacon, both) you are suggesting each name, and that you give consideration to the characteristics of each office—they are summarized in the September Courier from our PCUSA constitution, the Book of Order. To submit names, send to Rick Rudolph ( Names should be submitted by Sunday, September 27.



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