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May 27, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

Trinity Sunday, May 30
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Acts 10:1-48 (yep, the whole chapter) and REFLECT: This is one of the longest stories in the New Testament, and THE longest story in Acts - and it's repeated in summary form in the very next chapter! What do you see happening in the story that might make it so important to the author of Acts? What do you see as the main message of the story? How does that message apply to your life? To our life as a congregation?
    TO JOIN US in worship online this Sunday, May 30, 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. 



(Doors open at 9:40am)

     After more than fourteen months of worshipping at a distance, connected only electronically via the internet, our Concord family has resumed in-person worship. Some of us are more than ready to resume worshiping together in our sanctuary, and some of us 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 newest guidance from the CDC about masking 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) We will keep track of all those in attending via Connection/Prayer Request cards. This will facilitate contact tracing should we learn that anyone in attendance has tested positive for COVID-19. (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
Concord Church parking lot

     Concord Presbyterian 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 County, Delaware.

      In 2020 we had a virtual walk, but in 2021 we will walk together. 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.

Team Captain. John Barineau (




Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN gathering will meet in Jessie's Room next Wednesday, June 2, 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 way. 

For those attending in person, there are still required protocols to follow:

  • 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 participants.
  • If all those present are vaccinated and agree, participants may consume beverages they bring

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



Prayer List
Prayers of condolence for Elaine Darling & family following the death of her husband Tom from cancer earlier this week. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to Elaine via email or at 1 Newberry Court, Farmington, CT 06032. 
Prayers of comfort & caring for Priscilla Swanson,
remembering the loss of her husband & her son ten years ago. 
Continued prayer for Kay Jewett's mother, 
now under hospice care.
Prayers of relief for Jan Moore's friend's mother Nancy who has been in & out of the hospital multiple times, still having breathing difficulties along with additional complications.
Prayers for Denise Becker who continues to deal with a very difficult personnel issue at work while managing the additional stress of chronic pain.
Prayers of joy that Marie Lower has finally been able to receive her COVID vaccine.
Prayers of rejoicing for Allene Goodfellow whose grandson & family will welcome a fourth child in November.
Prayers of thankfulness & hope that a ceasefire has been reached in the Israel-Palestine conflict.
This Memorial Day, we offer prayers of gratitude and remembrance for the many heroes that have served & sacrificed for our country. 
Not all perished in battle. Many had their lives changed through service and through their wounds (physical, moral, and spiritual) met their death. These are heroes to be remembered as well.
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:



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



Nana Kathie Pownall entertains grandchildren Eden & Jonah in their new playroom (previously Kathie's side porch). 




Chancel Flowers for June

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. The Flower Guild has begun scheduling donations for the month of June. If you are interested, please email Dottie Harding or contact Margaret O'Boyle in the Church Office (302/654-9652). 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.



Location - Brandywine Town Center Community Center, Rt. 202
[Domed building, across from the playground & behind Target]
Click on the flyer for additional info or to volunteer.


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