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Subject:                                     Concord Connects - October 1, 2020

 

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concordconnects
  
October 1, 2020
  
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

World Communion Sunday
October 4, 2020

Pastor Steve Clark preaching



 

     For this Sunday, READ Isaiah 5:1-7 and Matthew 21:33-46  and REFLECT: Isaiah says that what we're about to read is a "love song" from God to God's "beloved." How do you respond to the idea of God singing a love song to God's people? In the story from Matthew, Jesus also uses the image of a vineyard to speak of God's people. What similarities do you see between the message of Jesus' story and the message in Isaiah? What differences? What do you think could be the message(s) for us today in each or both of these texts?

     TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, October 4,  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.

 

 


OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHT
Concord Church Parking Lot
This Saturday, October 3
7:30pm show time


Join us for an outdoor movie viewed on a 20-foot screen in the church parking lot! 
Bring lawn chairs and snacks, and dress for cool weather.

Social distancing of 6 feet or more between family groups is required.
Masks are required for times when social distancing is not possible.

 
Please note: the church building is closed due to Covid-19, so bathrooms will NOT be available for use.

 

 


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


 

Our Sunday evening worship services got off to a great start last month! 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, Oct. 7 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 from the Executive Director and from Concord member Dick Carter who volunteers there.

The Peace & Global Witness Offering will be received 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. 

 

Carly & Kaitlyn Twilley delivering one of Kaitlyn's original artworks commissioned by Kathie Pownall. (If interested, contact Carly for details.)

 

Here, for your viewing pleasure, is a picture of the Godowskys' adopted bunnies - black & white Toodles (adopted May 2020) and grey & white Theodore (adopted September 2016).

 

 


Prayers of sympathy and condolence for Nancy Tucker and family following the death of her brother Steve last week in NJ. (Obit)
Healing prayers for Phil Lind, still in Christiana with fluid retention and cellulitis in his legs, and prayers of strength for Carol as she deals with stress and fatigue.
Prayers for Kathie Pownall as she continues to struggle with health issues.
Prayers of protection for Buzz Buswell as Cadia is experiencing a rise in Covid-19 cases among staff and patients.
Prayers for the safety and health of all who live and work in long-term care and rehab facilities as they face a possible uptick in flu and Covid-19 cases.
Continued prayers for Jan Moore's friend Tina, doing well and finished radiation treatments. Hopes to be part of clinical trial soon.
Healing prayers for Bldg. Engineer Duane Jessup's daughter Megan who suffered a painful broken hand and wrist in a sports accident.
Prayers for Bettye Shirar's brother and his wife, Jim and Betty Lowder.

Joyful prayers for Joyce Johnson's son Mark on his retirement this week. (A visit to Joyce is imminent!)
Prayers for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators as they adjust to the new normal this school year.

Prayers of wisdom and guidance for our country's leaders, lawmakers, and judges - may they act with impartiality, honesty, and integrity as they work for the benefit of all people.
*** 
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: info@concordpc.org.

 

 


(For information and a list of events, click on the picture.)

 

 

Virtual Bingo Night
Friday, October 23 @ 7:30pm


 

Let’s get together online and have some fun – on Bingo Night! It’s a great game for the young and not so young. We’ll have some special prizes, so be sure to save the date on your calendar. Watch the weekly Concord Connects in coming weeks for more information and instructions.
 
If you would like to donate a prize (gift cards are great) or if you have any questions, contact Nancy Tucker at ntuckerde@gmail.com.

 

 

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