"Veni Sancti Spiritus," mosaic in Roman Catholic Church of St Aloysius,
from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of
the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville TN
Day of Pentecost
May 23 - 10:00am (note
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
For this Sunday, READ Acts
2:1-21 and REFLECT: As you read this story, what details stand
out for you? If you've read it before (maybe many times), are
there details you hadn't noticed before or that you forgot?
How do those details affect your understanding of the story?
Imagine yourself in the crowd, one of the "devout Jews from
every nation under heaven" (v5); what message are you
hearing from Peter's words in verses 14-21? What message is there
for you today or for us as a congregation in this place
US in worship online this Sunday, May 23, 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
service will be available LIVE AT 10:00AM Sunday
morning or later in the day to view at your convenience.
CONCORD’S RETURN TO
THIS SUNDAY @ 10:00AM
(Doors open at
After more than
fourteen months of worshipping at a distance, connected only electronically via the
internet, our Concord family will resume
in-person worship this Sunday, May 23 at 10:00am.
Some of us are no doubt more than ready to resume worshiping
together in our sanctuary, and some of us, for a variety of reasons,
are not yet ready or able to attend in person. Recognizing that the
threat of the virus is still present, Session has worked to develop
protocols and procedures that will provide the safest environment
we can for all who gather in the sanctuary to worship. Please read and follow these procedures if
you plan to join us in person this Sunday.
IMPORTANT WORSHIP UPDATES: (1)
The recent announcement from the CDC about masking guidelines is
great news, confirming that the vaccines are working as well, or
even better, than hoped. HOWEVER, as we continue to do our Concord
best to care for one another in this time, MASKS will be required
to be worn by all who attend worship with us in the sanctuary. (2)
Session agreed to amend the initial protocols announced last week,
to remove the requirement for temperatures being taken as people
arrive for worship. (3) So that children may have the opportunity
to better see Christina as she presents the Children's Sermon,
families with children may request to be seated in a section of
reserved pews at the front of sanctuary.
We will continue to provide an opportunity to worship on-line using our livestreaming equipment. You
can participate in the livestream at our new worship hour of
10:00am or view the recording later that day or at a future date.
These protocols and procedures will
be updated as guidance from the CDC and the state are
revised. We all look forward to the day when COVID protocols are no
longer needed. We also encourage all in our
Concord family to get vaccinated when you are eligible. Contact
your medical provider if you are unsure about whether to do so.
Saturday, June 5, 2021 ~ 10:00am
Church has been a long-time friend and supporter of Friendship
House. As in previous years, we have formed a team to raise funds
for Friendship House in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy
Community. All the money we raise goes to the programs at
Friendship House, programs that serve the homeless in New Castle
In 2020 we had a virtual walk, but in 2021 we
will walk together or virtually, as you feel
comfortable. Join us June 5 in Concord's parking lot at
10:00am to walk a 5K course through our Fairfax neighborhood. (A
shorter course will also be available.) We hope to recruit our
neighbors in Fairfax and Deerhurst to walk with us. Enjoy getting
out for a good cause with Friendship House.
We hope you will join our Concord
team or donate to support the team or your favorite
walker. A generous friend of Friendship House will donate
another $1,000 for every team that raises $2,000 and recruits 20
walkers. We hope we are fortunate enough to reach those goals.
Please know that each walker and each donation is important. To
sign up, visit Highmark Walk for a Healthy
Community – Wilmington.
Captain. John Barineau (email@example.com)
MUG & MUFFIN
LIVE AND IN PERSON!
Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN gathering will meet in Jessie's
Room next Wednesday, May 26, at our usual 10:00am
meeting time. You can still connect via Zoom (same info as always,
shown below) if you would prefer to join the conversation that
For those attending in person, there are still required protocols
- Bring your mask. Unless all of those present are vaccinated and
agree to go without masks, we will wear masks and practice
social distancing during the gathering.
- Bring your iPad, smartphone, laptop - whatever you generally use to connect from home.
This will allow those joining via Zoom to see all the other
- No food or drink will be provided or allowed.
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 comfort
& caring for Kay Jewett's mother, who has taken a turn for the worse and is
now under hospice care.
Prayers for Cynthia Miller, scheduled
for complicated oral surgery today.
Housewarming prayers for Neta Pringle & John Potter
who have sold their house & recently moved to Cokesbury.
Prayers of relief that Kay Jewett's friend's niece
Mindy has recovered from COVID & been
released from the hospital. She is able to visit with her newborn,
still in the NICU.
Continued healing prayers for JoAnn Cipolla, happy
to be home from the hospital & managing well despite her broken
Prayers of thanks that Alan Jewett will
need no treatment for blood disorder at this time, just monitoring.
Prayers of joy from Joyce Johnson,
having a visit from her daughter Lynn.
Joys also from Nancy Tucker: she was
able to spend Mother's Day with Dan & Kelly in TX and was also
finally able to gather with family to inter her mother's ashes
& mourn her passing.
Prayers for those in
Texas, Louisiana, and neighboring states impacted by torrential
rains & flash flooding.
Prayers for a de-escalation of the current violent
conflict between the Israelis & Palestinians
that has spread throughout the countries, with both sides launching
rockets & airstrikes.
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.
Date - Chancel Flowers
Donating the flower arrangement for the
front of the sanctuary is a lovely way to honor or remember a
family member or commemorate a special occasion. Sunday, May 30 is currently open -
please contact Margaret O'Boyle in the Church Office
if you are interested. The cost for a standard arrangement is $35
and the dedication will appear in the bulletin, as well as during
the live stream of the service.
We hope that soon the Flower Guild
will resume scheduling donations on a monthly basis.
next week's Concord Connects for more information about donating
the flowers for a future service.