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April 8, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

Second Sunday of Easter
April 11
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
One Great Hour of Sharing

     For this Sunday, READ Luke 24:13-35 and REFLECT: Imagine yourself walking with the two disciples and listening to them "discussing these things" (verse 15). What do you hear them saying? What feelings do you sense in their voices or body language as they walk? In verse 19 the disciples refer to Jesus as "a prophet," in verse 21 they speak of their now-shattered hope that Jesus "would redeem Israel." How do you understand these two descriptions of Jesus? How do they resonate with, or conflict with, your own understanding of Jesus? The disciples finally recognized Jesus when "he took the bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them." When/where/how have you recognized Jesus' presence in your life?
    TO JOIN US in worship this Sunday, April 11, 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. 



Easter Flowers
 The plants/bulbs that decorated Concord's chancel during the Easter service are looking for a home. If you are interested, please stop by the church and pick up a pot from the front steps of the Sanctuary. (Available now; first come, first served.) Plant them in your garden, deliver them to a friend... They serve as a silent reminder of God's love and healing power.



Trinity White Plume just turned 13. Like the gardens she has newly learned to plant and tend, she is growing in extraordinary ways. Where Trinity lives on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota — roughly the size of the state of Connecticut — there is but one grocery store. Moreover, Oglala Lakota County, where the reservation is located, has the lowest per capita income in the country and consistently ranks as the poorest county in the nation.

During the pandemic, what was already a food desert has become even more so, heightening the challenge of food accessibility for Trinity’s family and all the families living in Pine Ridge. Thanks to gifts from One Great Hour of Sharing, the garden projects of Owe Aku are making a difference.

The three programs supported by One Great Hour of Sharing - Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, the Presbyterian Hunger Program, and Self-Development of People - all work in different ways to serve individuals and communities in need. You can join in restoring hope, feeding the hungry, and empowering the oppressed through your contribution to One Great House of Sharing during April 

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



     At our meeting this week, Session approved returning to in-person worship beginning May 23, Pentecost Sunday. Worshipers will be required to follow safety protocols which at a minimum will observe state mandates and guidelines, and CDC guidelines. These will include mask-wearing and social distancing; details for all protocols are still being worked out and will be communicated as we get closer to May 23. That service, and all that follow, will be livestreamed so they can be joined online as they're happening and recorded so they can be watched at any later time or day.
      TAKE NOTE: The worship staff and livestreaming team are planning to begin actual live "broadcast" of worship from the sanctuary beginning May 9, without worshipers present in the sanctuary. That means services on the 9th and 16th will be available online each of those Sundays beginning at 10:30am, when they are actually taking place at Concord. As with all livestreamed services, each service will also be recorded and can be accessed at any later time/day.
     Information on how to access live-streamed recordings will be provided in the next few weeks.



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN study meets again next Wed., April 14 from 10:00-11:00am, led by Parish Associate Kathie Pownall. 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




Deacons Meeting
Wed., April 21 - 7:00pm (online)

To join this Zoom meeting, 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 for Marie Lower - having difficulty getting her COVID vaccination scheduled.
Healing prayers for Jo Ann Cipolla, suffering from knee problems.
Marj Johnson's grandson has a disagreement with his college regarding quarantine & his COVID status. Prayers for a successful appeal.
Prayers of happiness for Kathie Pownall, who will be celebrating granddaughter Eden's third birthday this weekend with her family.
Prayers of rejoicing also for Nancy Tucker & Fran Ciabattoni, who will be traveling to TX to visit Dan & Kelly around Mother's Day.
Prayers for Carol Lind, suffering left ear pain from an undetermined cause.
Prayers of comfort for Denise Becker, suffering pain from a recent fall & additional pandemic stress.
Healing prayers for Gerry Crock's friend Anita, who underwent surgery last week & is still hospitalized. 
Prayers also for Jan Moore's friend Teri who had major surgery yesterday.
Continued prayers of comfort & caring for the family of Concord's mail carrier, whose wife is suffering from cancer. She will be undergoing treatments to help alleviate pain.

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:



Karla Koll - Presbyterian World Mission Co-Worker Letter

Our mission co-worker Karla Koll has posted an update from Costa Rica.
Catch up on how God is at work in this part of the world!



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 COVID, how you're worshiping, special occasions, children or pets being adorable...! We'll try to share your photos in Concord Connects as space permits. 


Ella added a stone to the Fuchs family prayer space.


Bentley enjoying spring break camp while the Pressleys are away  - dining al fresco, catching some rays, making new friends.


Bldg. Manager Duane Jessup was surprised to find that a mourning dove family has taken up residence in one of
Concord's gas grills. Guess any picnics will need to be postponed for a while...



  • All persons 16+ may now sign up for the state waitlist or through a pharmacy site.
  • Though you are eligible now, it may still take a few weeks to make a vaccination appointment based on the size of this group.
  • Persons 16 & 17 years old are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine – check the vaccine being offered at each site closely.
  • If you have difficulty accessing a computer or need accommodations because of a disability, contact the DPH Vaccine Call Center at 1-833-643-1715


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