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Subject:                                     Concord Connects - June 25, 2021

 

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concordconnects
  
June 25, 2021
  
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!
 


Sunday, June 27 @ 10:00am
"Voices from the Psalms: In Community" - Psalm 79
Rev. Kathie Pownall preaching

     This Sunday we will consider the “lament” of a community. Last Sunday we examined Personal Lament. Psalm 79 is a Communal Psalm of Lament which expresses the anguish and all the feelings of people calling out to God - anger, grief, frustration - and even in the depths of despair, a belief that God is listening. The Psalms of Lament often express the question, “How long, God? How long will this last?” Each of us have things in our lives that we would like God to fix - right now. Circumstances have caused us to feel great loss and a sense of confusion, and we want “reasons” and “solutions.” How can the Communal Psalms of Lament help us deal with OUR anguish and that of our neighbors, our country, our world? What issues do we share with others that could be lifted up in a Communal Psalm of Lament? In these Psalms we are not crying out for ourselves, but for all humanity.  
     Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP on Sunday at 10:00am; doors open at 9:40am. We have developed guidelines for your safety, including social distancing, mask wearing, hand sanitizing, and collecting contact tracing information. Click here to read a complete list of these guidelines if you plan to attend.
     For those who are not yet ready or able to attend our service in person, a live-streamed/recorded option is available on our website. To join us in WORSHIP ONLINE this Sunday, June 27, 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. 

 

 

 

WANTED:

 We have all been apart far longer than anyone predicted in March 2020. It’s only been a few brief weeks of being in the sanctuary together, and my single greatest joy is seeing and welcoming worshipers back to Concord! If you are able to attend worship in person, please help Welcome and Assist others by serving as a Greeter and/or Usher. You arrive at 9:30am, and by about ten minutes after worship ends are out the door. Follow the web link below or call the Church Office and Margaret will help you find a morning that suits your schedule. 

www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0b4da9ab2ea2f94-greeterusher

You’ll be amazed by the amount of joy it brings you and others!

Raven Studer, Worship Committee

 

 

 


MUG & MUFFIN
LIVE AND IN PERSON!

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN gathering will meet in Jessie's Room next Wednesday, June 30, at our usual 10:00am meeting time, led by Pastor Steve Clark. 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 rejoicing & blessing for Carolou (Schlegel) & Mike Convertito who are celebrating a renewal of their wedding this Sunday, June 27, 2:30pm, in our sanctuary. They invite their Concord family to attend the service or greet them outside afterwards.
Prayers of continued healing for Wayne Stahl, improving and released from the hospital to Manor Care for PT and rehab.
Prayers of comfort for Kay Jewett's mother, under hospice care and not doing well. Prayers also for Kay and her siblings who are helping to care for her.

Prayers for Kathie Pownall, undergoing dental surgery on Monday.
Traveling mercies for Pastor Steve's daughter & family - attending a wedding in MD this weekend before heading back to LA.
Prayers for Phil Lind, health & mobility issues. Prayers also for Carol.
Prayers for John & Susan Greene,
driving to OR to visit their sons & grandchildren. Traveling mercies, as well as success with arrangements to make a permanent move to the area.
Rejoicing for Nancy Tucker, who was visited by both her sons this month.
Also for Denise Becker, whose difficult work situation has been resolved.

Carol Lind's Aunt Martha has been diagnosed with dementia. Prayers for her and the family.
Rick Rudolph's friend Janice has entered hospice care after deciding to stop all treatments for the cancer she has been fighting for so long. Prayers of comfort for her and her loved ones.
Melanie Slezak's cousin Mark has died. He was very close to her parents and her as they grew up, and they are all grieving his loss - prayers of comfort for the entire family.
Prayers for the victims of the building collapse in Surfside, FL and for all those involved in the ongoing rescue efforts.

*** 
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.

 

 


Sally Coulson
Celebration of Life
Sat., July 10 - 10:30am

"Sally Coulson's family invites you to join us for a Celebration of Life service on Sat, July 10th at 10:30am at
Concord Presbyterian Church. We will be having a picnic lunch at the Pavilion at Brandywine Creek State Park,
41 Adams Dam Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807 at noon, which is a 10-minute drive from the church. 

We hope you will be able to attemd, and if you plan to join us for the picnic lunch, email sjcrawford317@gmail.com 
by July 5th, so that we can plan accordingly. There are picnic tables and benches, and feel free to bring your favorite lawn chair."

 

 


BLOOD BANK OF DELMARVA
ANNOUNCES A BLOOD EMERGENCY

Due in large part to the pandemic, the BBD currently has only a 2-3 day supply of blood,
well below what is required. Hospitalizations are going up and far outpacing the
number of donations we are receiving. Your help is urgently needed.

Please click here or call 1-888-825-6638 to make an appointment to donate!

 

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