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Subject:                                     Concord Connects - March 18, 2021

 

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concordconnects
  
March 18, 2021
  
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!
 

 



Fifth Sunday of Lent
March 21
Blanket Sunday
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Luke 18:31 - 19:10 and REFLECT: This text describes two encounters Jesus has, the first while he's entering Jericho and the second as he's passing through the town (or leaving it; the text isn't clear). What similarities do you see in Jesus' action in those two encounters? What differences?  Pick one of those scenes and imagine yourself present in that moment: What question(s) would you want to ask Jesus after that moment? What question(s) or comment(s) do you imagine Jesus might ask you?
    TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, March 21, 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. 
 

 

 

Blanket Sunday
March 21, 2021
And don't forget to do good and share with those in need. ~ Hebrews 13:16
 


     On the evening of Memorial Day 2019, a group of 15 tornadoes touched down in western Ohio. Sweeping through with winds as powerful as 165 miles per hour, the tornadoes smashed homes, blowing out windows and peeling away roofs. They caused extensive destruction in the area around Dayton, knocking houses off their foundations and damaging apartment buildings, displacing many people. Officials reported that two people were killed and about 90 were injured.
     The following morning, the Rev. Terry Kukuk, Executive Presbyter of the Presbytery of the Miami Valley, knew the churches in the area needed to help respond. “Immediately we knew that we had to mobilize and do something because our neighbors were in need. Not only did we call in our Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Team, then we were also encouraged [to contact] Church World Service–and that’s when the bell went off. Oh, my gosh! All of the years of packing the kits and the blankets and the buckets, now they can come to us,” said Rev. Kukuk.
     To learn how Church World Service was able to help with blankets, hygiene kits, and cleanup buckets, click on the picture to watch a brief video. CWS can provide this assistance in times of need through the generosity of its donor congregations. Each $10 gift provides a blanket and enables someone to feel God's love in their life. Hope is powerful, especially in times like these. Why not give some hope today? 

Checks can be made payable to Concord, memo: Blankets.
Donations can also be made online through Concord's website.
 

 

 



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wed., March 24 from 10:00-11:00am, led by Pastor Steve Clark. 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

 

 



Prayers of condolence for Jo Ann Cipolla, whose longtime neighbor Barb died suddenly and Gerry Crock, who lost a friend Marguerite Coleman, as well.
Prayers of comfort for the Lunds who are remembering Wesley, who passed away at this time two years ago.
Prayers for Kathie Pownall's friend Suzanne, whose husband died recently after a long illness.
Continued healing prayers for Jan Moore's friend's husband Alan, who is not having a good recovery from his recent toe amputation. Several side issues, including a bad reaction to the antibiotics that are necessary.

Prayers of celebration that Dottie Lund's sister Marianne & husband Richard have successfully settled in following their move to IN.
Traveling mercies for Carol Haas, leaving soon for FL. 
Prayers of comfort & healing for Steve's six-year-old granddaughter Hadley - suffered a broken collar bone in a skiing accident; will be wearing a brace for weeks.

Prayers for residents of Valley Run Apartments who lost their homes in a recent fire.
Prayers for the safety of all those threatened by the outbreak of tornados across the South.

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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.

 

 

Adult Christian Education Series
Tuesdays through March 30, 2021
7:00pm via Zoom

     Much of the racial turmoil in our country today can be traced directly to elements of our history, even before the founding of the United States. Many of the racial stereotypes we hear - or hold - are a direct consequence of intentional economic and public policy and beliefs that have no grounding in genetics. Understanding this history gives us a foundation for action to address the profound inequities that exist in our society today.

     Each session will include a presentation by Sue Linderman, followed by times for Q&A and discussion. No preparation is needed. (Sessions are recorded and previous classes are available on Concord's website.)
 

For a course summary, biography of presenter Sue Linderman, and online registration form, please visit the homepage of Concord’s website (www.concordpc.org). After you register, we will send you a link.
[Please note: This is not the same link as Mug & Muffin, so you must register to attend.]



 

 



Concord Preschool Spring Book Fair
Online March 22-April 4

Our Book Fair is online once again. Visit Concord Preschool's Scholastic home page and start shopping anytime after
March 22. Your purchases help our students discover new books, favorite characters, and more! Every purchase earns Concord Preschool rewards for much needed resources. Plus, shipping is free on book-only purchases over $25.

Give the Easter Bunny (and our Preschool) a hand!
Books make wonderful Easter gifts!

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

For information about where and how to register, visit the Delaware COVID response website.

 

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