Fifth Sunday of Lent
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?
US in worship this Sunday, March 21, CLICK ON
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video will be accessible after 9:00am each Sunday morning.
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
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
(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
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.
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
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.
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: email@example.com.
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.)
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.]
Spring Book Fair
Online March 22-April
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.
the Easter Bunny (and our Preschool) a hand!
Books make wonderful Easter gifts!