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October 15, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, October 18, 2020
Pastor Steve Clark preaching


     For this Sunday, READ Matthew 22:15-22  and REFLECT: Given that the Pharisees and Herodians fiercely disagreed with each other on both theology and politics, what do you see going on in this scene? What is behind their question to Jesus - i.e., what do you understand as the "trap" they're setting for Jesus (v. 15)? Think about Jesus' answer: HOW do you/we decide what "things" belong to the emperor and what belongs to God?

     TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, October 18,  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
This Sunday, October 18 - 5:00pm
led by Rev. Edee Fenimore


Our Sunday evening worship services have gotten off to a great start! Join us at one of the future gatherings, always at 5:00pm on the church lawn near the office entrance: October 18, November 1 and 15. Bring your own chair*, wear a mask, and be a part of a brief service of scripture, prayer, and song.

* We'll set up a few extra chairs for those who don't have their own.



(For additional information about Christmas at Sea and a link to knitting instructions
for hat and scarf, please click on the flyer above.)





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. Look in next Thursday's Concord Connects for specific information and instructions on how to join us.
If you would like to donate a prize (gift cards are great) or if you have any questions, contact Nancy Tucker at




Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 10:00-11:00am (led by Parish Associate Kathie Pownall who will be preaching on Oct. 25). 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



A Note from Pastor Steve:

     The next few weeks, I will experience a change of practice and a change of location. The change in practice is that starting Saturday, October 9, I began a two-week quarantine in preparation for an upcoming trip (more on that in a moment). That means I will slip into the sanctuary on Thursdays as usual to record video for various portions of worship, including the sermon, for the upcoming Sunday. But I will not be coming in to the office any other time during those two weeks - though I will still be "on the job" and reachable by phone/email/text/Zoom/ ESP (worth a try!). The change in location, and reason for the quarantine, is that I will be out of town October 22 through November 4 spending time with our daughter and her family in New Orleans so we can be on hand to greet the birth of a new grandson on or around October 26.
     During the time I'm away, Kathie Pownall will be preaching and leading worship on October 25 and November 8 (as well as Mug & Muffin on Oct. 21 and Nov. 4). For our November 1 worship, we will again be invited to join online worship at Trinity Presbyterian Church in North Wilmington. Details on how/when to connect with their service will be provided the week prior.
     My quarantine and travel also means I will not be able to participate in our Sunday evening prayer services, which have been well-received through our two gatherings so far. But not to worry: along with Matthew's usual skilled music leadership, Edee Fenimore will lead the October 18 service, while Emily Schwenker will be on hand for November 1. I will rejoin you for the final gathering on November 15.



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 in Halloween costumes...! We'll try to share your photos in Concord Connects as space permits. 


Building Manager Duane Jessup has done a bit of Halloween decorating near the Preschool entrance. Looks as though it would make an excellent backdrop for a Halloween photo session!



Prayers for the family of Concord choir member Winthrop "Buzz" Buswell, who died last week after being hospitalized following a fall and contracting pneumonia. Services tentatively planned for the spring.
Healing prayers for Phil Lind, moved to Cadia Rehab on Sunday. Under quarantine and receiving PT in his room. Prayers of strength also for Carol who has been unable to visit and has issues with her own health.
Prayers of healing for Ron McKinney's mother Shirley following a recent fall. She suffered a broken knee cap and nose, as well as facial abrasions. Her knee is clean break and she will be able to receive at-home PT.
Prayers for Kay Jewett's mother who had a fall recently. Concerns that she is becoming more frail.
Prayers of comfort and healing for Sally Coulson's daughter-in-law Jen following major abdominal surgery. Recovery will be long and painful but she is progressing.
Prayers for Rob Bates - has lost vision in right eye and is having procedures done at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia in hopes of saving vision in his left.
Continued prayers for Margaret's aunt Lois Wieder, undergoing outpatient dialysis 3X/week. Her condition is much-improved since she began treatments.
Prayers for Bettye Shirar's brother and his wife, Jim and Betty Lowder.

Prayers for those suffering from Alzheimer's - grant them peace, dignity, patient helpers, and willingness to accept help. Prayers of strength and patience for their families and caregivers.
Prayers for those suffering from covid-19. Also prayers that all will be mindful and follow proper protocols and best practices to stem a recent upsurge in cases locally and nationally.
Prayers for all those touched by the widening conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan -
hopes for a cease fire and de-escalation leading to peaceful negotiations.
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:



Unfortunately, due to limitations caused by Covid, Concord Youth Group
will NOT be selling Christmas greens this year (wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, etc.). 
We hope to be able to resume selling them next year!




(For all the election information you need, click on the picture.)


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