This Sunday, November 1,
join Trinity Presbyterian Church
for online worship @ 9:30am
This Sunday, November
1, Pastor Steve Clark will still be away, spending time with
family. Once again, co-pastors Brad Martin and Barbara Price-Martin
and the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church on Darley Road
have invited us to join them in their live-streamed worship
To join Trinity in worship this Sunday, November
1 at 9:30am, CLICK HERE OR ON THE
PICTURE ABOVE to go to the
"Livestreamed Worship" page on Trinity's website. You
will be taken to a page with a video screen on the right-hand
side. Before 9:20am, the video just shows a picture of the
church with a little countdown. Around 9:20am, the stream goes
"live" with some quiet prelude music. Around 9:30am,
the service begins and everyone at home should see inside of
No bulletin is needed - everything is posted in the video stream.
There is also a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page there on
the website if anyone runs into problems. When the service is over,
the video remains available on the website for a week... so folks
can watch it at a later time as well.
this Sunday, November
1 - 4:30pm
led by Rev. Emily Schwenker
There will be two more opportunities to
join us for socially-distanced worship on the church lawn near the
office: November 1 and 15 at 4:30pm. (Please
note earlier time.) Bring your own chair*, wear a
mask, and be a part of a brief service of scripture, prayer,
and song. (Emily Schwenker will lead us on Nov. 1; Pastor Steve
Clark will be back for the Nov. 15 service.)
* We'll set up a few extra chairs for those
who don't have their own.
CHRISTMAS AT SEA
to benefit the Seamen’s
Center of Wilmington
Sunday, November 1
in the Concord Church parking lot
DONATION DROP-OFF from noon-1:00pm
(click on picture for item
Unwanted Halloween candy is a great addition to the
BOX ASSEMBLY from 1:00-1:30pm
Youth Group, Sunday School and Parents invited to help!
Arrive at Concord Church at or before 1:00pm with donations and/or
Help fill boxes assembly-line style, maintaining 6 ft.
distance from others.
Masks required. Gloves provided.
Contact Christina Pressley at email@example.com
Savings Time ends
@ 2:00am on Sunday, November 1
Set your clocks back
one hour before you go to bed on Saturday night
(and change the
batteries in your smoke/carbon monoxide detectors).
Our weekly MUG
& MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday,
Nov. 4 from 10:00-11:00am (led by Parish
Associate Kathie Pownall, who will be preaching on Nov. 8).
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
A Letter from the
Finance and Stewardship Committee
To the faithful and
generous stewards of Concord Presbyterian Church,
In a year full of unimaginable events, one of the special comforts
of 2020 has been the way that our Concord family has ‘imagined’
staying connected. Through virtual worship, online meetings, Zoom
gatherings, and even socially distanced in-person experiences, we
have seen what God’s love has made possible. As Steve referenced in
his letter, although we have spent time apart, it has provided us
with time to reflect on what has been and imagine
what wonderful things are yet to come for Concord.
Through all of the disruption, Concord’s staff has demonstrated
resilience and creativity to sustain our joyous music, generous
mission, and inspiring worship experiences. This stewardship
season, as we look toward the future, we are asking you to consider
increasing your pledge for 2021 by at least 1% to enable collection
of $310,000 in pledges. Pledges represent the
largest portion of our annual income and are particularly important
when other resource streams are less certain due to the pandemic. Imagine
if we were all able to meet that challenge!
We hope you have seen the video testimonials featured in our
virtual worship services and special email messages. They
illuminate the many missions and organizations we support and
provide a glimpse into how your generous donations contribute to
them. They also highlight the ways that you might imagine
supporting Concord by volunteering your time and talents as well.
Using the enclosed pledge card, we welcome your pledges sent by
mail. However, if possible, we encourage you to take advantage of
the online tools for giving that are available on the Concord
Presbyterian Church website. Go to concordpc.org/give/ and click on
the “Pledge” button for an online pledge form or on the “Financial
Resources” button for an auto-debit authorization form which can be
filled out and sent to the Financial Secretary (Alan Jewett) via
email or mailing to the church office. Our pledge dedication is
Sunday, November 22nd.
The falling leaves are such a distinctive sign of the changing seasons.
If we can imagine that the trees are showing us how lovely it is to
“let go” of things, let us also imagine that the future holds a
time when we’ll be able to let go of what has been, and celebrate
being back together in worship and living out the mission and
ministries we hold so dear. Imagine that!
With gratitude and sincere thanks for your generosity,
The Finance and Stewardship Committee
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.
From Al Lund:
Steve & Jennie Clark's new grandson came home from the hospital
yesterday, along with his mother Ashley. When asked the baby's
name, Steve replied, "Rex (for the king of Mardi Gras), Luis
(for San Luis, maiden name of the father’s grandmother, who
immigrated from the Philippines) Comegys." Prayers for
Concord's first family and all in the path of hurricane Zeta. Storm
is moving fast so may not be as bad in Louisiana as the previous
Kathie Pownall's cat
Kitten following recent routine surgery.
Cat and owner are both recovering nicely.
Some local wildlife
photographed during Duane Jessup's recent Florida vacation.
Apparently large iguanas are plentiful, showing no fear
of humans in their quest for handouts.
Kind of makes one appreciate squirrels...
Prayers of rejoicing for Steve
& Jenny Clark's daughter Ashley, her husband Kris, and big
brother Byler as they welcome a new baby into the family (see Photo
Gallery above). Prayers of safety also
for the entire family there in New Orleans, which is being
threatened by yet another hurricane.
Prayers of happiness for Ray Ciabattoni & fiance
Ashley Chase, who will be holding their postponed
wedding here at Concord around the Christmas holidays.
Prayers for other couples (including Sally Coulson's
granddaughter) whose wedding plans have been disrupted due
to the pandemic.
Prayers of sympathy for Nancy Tucker's sister Roberta
and her adult children Nicholas, Samantha, and Caitlin following
the death of Roberta's husband Steve yesterday.
Prayers of condolence for Jan
Moore's co-worker Ellen, who lost her adult daughter a few
Prayers of thanks for Al & Dottie Lund, who
coordinated Mug & Muffin yesterday. Kathie
Pownall will lead next week.
Prayers for Cullen, 2-year-old recently diagnosed with
juvenile diabetes. He is grandson of a friend of
Healing prayers for Phil Lind, still at
Cadia Rehab with cellulitis in both legs. Hopes that PT will
eventually be helpful. Prayers of strength also for Carol
Lind, who is under much stress dealing with Phil's
and her own health issues.
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.
Prayers for Gail Greene - continuing
health issues, search for a new doctor to assist with recovery.
Prayers for our country during this election season. Help
us focus on what we have in common and not just our differences.
Grant us peace with the outcome and the ability to work together
towards a brighter future for all.
Prayers for the folks in California
and Colorado whose homes and lives are threatened by continuing
wildfires. Also prayers for the safety of
firefighters who work so long and so hard to contain the threat.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- WORSHIP VIDEO EDITING: The worship video editing team welcomes Soren
Sundleaf! Soren, currently a senior at Brandywine High
School, brings technical skills to the art of editing videos.
Soren has already edited several of the worship videos,
providing new variations in aesthetics and presentation. We
welcome his fresh viewpoint. If anyone else is interested in
joining this team of editors in producing worship videos,
please contact Pastor Steve.
- VETERANS DAY: In Concord Connects
on November 12, we will
honor and remember members of our Concord Church
family who have served our country in wartime and in
peacetime. We have a list from previous years, but if you have
family or friends you would like to add, please contact the Church Office.
- FOOD DRIVE: The Preschool will be holding its annual holiday
food drive for the needy from November 2-19. The children are
encouraged to bring in a canned good to put in our
collection box. (The canned goods will go to
Hanover Food Pantry, and church members are welcome to
participate. Drop off donations at the Church Office M-F,
- FALL BOOK FAIR: We will be having our book fair online this year.
The dates are November 9-22. Maybe you can do some early
Christmas shopping for your family...? Here are some of the
- Access to over 6,000 products
- Orders are shipped directly to your home
- Free shipping on orders over $25
- All purchases support the Preschool
Visit our Book Fair
home page to learn more and get started with online shopping -
(For all the election
information you need, click on the picture.)