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September 3, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday Worship - September 6, 2020
Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan, guest preacher


     For this Sunday, our guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan, Missional Presbyter of our New Castle Presbytery. For her sermon, "A Word to Your Angel," Tracy is reading selected verses from the New Testament book of Revelation, chapters 1 through 3. Reading those chapters ahead of time will give important context for the sermon.

     TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, September 6, 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 - September 6, 2020" to connect with the worship video. The worship video will be accessible after 9:00am each Sunday morning.



Reminder: Deacons' Fund Offering

     As part of its ministry, Concord provides financial aid to members of our community who are in distress arising from sickness, job loss, a fire, or other acute circumstances, with a maximum of $200 per individual. Our monthly contribution to Friendship House, which administers the Deacons’ Fund, is now $1,000. Friendship House works with the clients referred to understand their needs and develop a plan to address them, utilizing Concord’s Deacons’ Fund and other resources to help. Most assistance is to pay overdue utility bills and rent, with an emphasis on preventing eviction and possible homelessness.
     We receive the offering for the Deacons’ Fund on the first Sunday of each month. Even though we are now holding a “virtual” worship service, the needs are all too real. Please prayerfully consider a contribution to the Fund. Checks should be payable to Concord Church (memo: Deacons’ Fund) and mailed to the office. Contributions can also be made through our website (click here) or using Zelle. If you give electronically, please send an email to to let him know the donation is for the Deacons’ Fund.





We also need volunteers to help with set up and clean up. If you are willing to arrive 30 minutes early or stick around for a bit after the picnic to assist, please contact Nancy Tucker –




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)

How can I help? 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,

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 designated containers.




Congregational Meeting

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.

·        AMENDMENT OF 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, Sept. 9 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. 


Maeve & Emma Janas welcoming Christina for a socially-distanced visit.


The Leeson-Fuchs family during a recent visit.


The Diemers' cat Winston doing his part for the environment,
napping in a reusable tote bag.



Prayer Requests
Prayers of comfort & condolence for Cristen Whittaker & family following the sudden death of Cristen's father George Robert Wisner on Aug. 22. (obit)
Prayers of healing for Jan Moore's friend Tina, as she continues her struggle with breast cancer. She is at home but cancer has spread & she faces radiation treatments. 
Fernando Rodriguez, our guest preacher while Lynn Horan was on maternity leave, has just taken a new position as Associate Presbyter for Mission in Denver Presbytery. Prayers for Fernando & family as they embark on this new adventure.

Prayers of comfort & healing for Margaret O'Boyle's Aunt Lois - hospitalized with kidney failure; beginning dialysis treatments.
Healing prayers for Kathie Pownall's son-in-law Steve - briefly hospitalized w/ high blood pressure. Now at home with meds; family history of hypertension.
Prayers for friends of Gerry Crock - Ed, who had a 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 health issues. 

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. They are celebrating their 40th anniversary this week.
Prayers for students & teachers everywhere as the new school year begins. Special prayers for Concord Preschool staff & students, who begin a new school year on Tuesday.
Continued prayers for those suffering from Covid-19 & additional prayers for those who have recovered but may suffer lifelong effects.

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 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 member. 

Please exercise caution and, if in doubt, contact the Church Office
(302/654-9652, before you act. 


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