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November 19, 2020
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 
Concord Presbyterian Church!

Pledge Dedication Sunday - November 22 
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Matthew 25:31-46  and REFLECT: What thoughts or feelings do you have after reading this text? What questions(s) would you want to ask Jesus after hearing him say these words? In Matthew's telling, this is the last major teaching Jesus gives before the Last Supper and his arrest and crucifixion. Why do you think Matthew put this text in this place? How does it affect the possible meaning(s) of the story Jesus tells? What challenge or encouragement do you take from this story?  
     TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, November 22,  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.
      Also, we have invited the congregation of First Presbyterian Church of Milford to worship online with us so that Pastor Dianne Deming can enjoy a brief respite. We welcome this opportunity to connect with another congregation in our presbytery.



Imagine That! -
Concord Presbyterian in Mission to our Neighbors

The Food Pantry at Hanover Presbyterian Church is one of the ministry efforts supported by the giving of Concord members and friends. To learn more about this important program, click on the picture above.



Concord 2021 Stewardship
Update for Pledge Dedication Sunday

Thank you to all who have made pledge commitments for supporting Concord’s mission. We hope that all those who have not yet made pledges for 2021 would prayerfully consider their commitment and submit a pledge this week (in time for Pledge Dedication Sunday) so that we can plan Concord’s budget for the coming year.

To summarize 2021 pledges received through Monday, November 16:

  • A total of 25 pledges for $180,066 with an average 2.1% increase per unit over 2020
  • Two new pledges
  • 45 pledging units representing $119,429 in 2020 pledges have not yet pledged

 Alan Jewett, Financial Secretary




Sunday, December 6
11:30am via Zoom

The purpose of the meeting will be to receive the report of the Nominating Committee and elect elders and deacons for the coming term. As with all current gatherings, the meeting will be held online via Zoom.

Instructions for participating in the meeting—which can be done on a computer, tablet, smartphone or landline phone—are provided 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



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wednesday, Nov. 25 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 Preschool Online Book Fair
November 9-22, 2020

To get a head start on your Christmas shopping AND benefit Concord Preschool, CLICK ON THE PHOTO to visit Concord's Book Fair home page. Features:

  1. Access to over 6,000 products
  2. Orders are shipped directly to your home
  3. Free shipping on orders over $25
  4. All purchases support the Preschool

Visit the Concord Preschool Book Fair home page and get started with your online shopping!



Concord in the Fall

Please send us a photo of you (and/or your family) with something that you really enjoy about the fall  - a tree in full color, nice fall decorations, making soup or other comfort food, or whatever strikes your fancy. We'll share this with our Concord family. If will be so good to 'see' you in this way.

Nancy Tucker, Chair
Congregational Life


Ella and Isabel Fuchs and Conrad Gehret, enjoying the fall beauty.


Jan Moore reports that she's spent some quality time looking at the autumn sky,
finding hope in the beauty of Creation! 


Jo Ann Cipolla celebrated a fall birthday (her 90th),
with a little socially-distanced help from her friends and neighbors.



Prayers of happiness for Priscilla Swanson, celebrating her 98th birthday this week. Cards are welcome!
Prayers for Nancy Tucker's husband Fran Ciabattoni - scheduled for hip replacement surgery Nov. 23.
Prayers for friend & co-worker of Liz Rowe whose husband is hospitalized after complications during surgery; coming home this week with some ongoing needs. 

Prayers for Gail Greene, that her doctors can work together to find the combination of medications that will keep her health on an even keel.
Prayers of relief and continued recovery for Phil Lind, who came home from rehab Friday. Had a fall and paramedics were called, but he was able to stay home. Prayers for Carol, who also had a fall at home.
Prayers for the recovery of Gerry Crock's friend Carol, back at Forwood Manor for PT & speech therapy following a stroke.
Prayers of healing for Kathie Pownall's niece Karlyn, recovering from Covid-19 but still suffering fatigue and dizziness.
Prayers also for Marj Johnson's son-in-law Scott's brother, hospitalized with Covid.
Prayers of protection for the Lunds' nephew who is a pediatric nurse in Vienna and recently transferred to a Covid unit. Prayers also for medical staff around the world who are stressed and overworked due to staff and supply shortages during pandemic. 
Prayers for patients in memory care unit at Cokesbury suffering from Covid and for any staff who might feel responsible for unknowingly spreading the virus. 

Prayers of guidance and patience for all parents who must balance work from home/child care/helping with online education. Also for teachers who are pulled in many directions and must find new solutions during the pandemic.
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:



Job Openings at UrbanPromise Wilmington

     UrbanPromise Wilmington is dedicated to equipping children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, personal growth, and leadership. In a given year, we serve over 700 of Wilmington's most under-resourced children through our schools, after-school programs, summers camps, and StreetLeader job training program.
     We currently have openings in both schools, our after-school programming, and administration. For more details visit our website at


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