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July 1, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, July 4 @ 10:00am
"Voices from the Psalms: Remembering Whose We Are" - Psalms 105 & 106
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Psalms 105 and 106 and REFLECT:  Both of these psalms come under the category of "historical" psalms, where the focus is God's people remembering their past. As you read them, what difference(s) do you see between the two psalms? What are your thoughts or feelings as you read each one? What difference would it make in our understanding of God, and of our past, if we read only Psalm 105? What if we read only Psalm 106? How does Israel's way(s) of remembering its past compare with how we remember the past of our own nation?
     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, July 4, 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. 





 Donations Needed for Youth Group’s Mission Week at Home

Concord Youth Group will be volunteering at several Friendship House sites July 13-15 as part of a “Mission Week at Home” event. We will be packing up lunches and bringing them with us, and could use donations of the following:

  • Individual snack/chip bags
  • Individual cookie packs
  • Fruit cups (fruit packed in fruit juice)
  • Bags of apples
  • Juice boxes
  • Gatorade

Donations may be dropped off to the church office by Thursday, July 8 (10:30am-2:30pm) or in the narthex on Sundays, July 4 & 11. Thank you!




Concord Youth Group will be transporting clothing donations to the Clothing Bank of Delaware and sorting clothes at the facility as part of their “Mission Week at Home.” If you have clean used clothing you would like to donate, please drop off to the church office by Thursday, July 8 or in the narthex Sundays, July 4 or July 11. 

We also ask that if you have any of the following items to donate, please put them in a separate bag marked “School Uniforms.” New or gently-used uniform items in children’s sizes 3T – 20:

  • Pants & Shorts: khaki & navy
  • Polo shirts & cardigans: white, navy & light blue
  • Dresses & skirts: khaki & navy

Click on link for more information about the Friendship House School Uniform Initiative.




Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN gathering will meet in Jessie's Room next Wednesday, July 7, 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.



SUNDAY, JULY 11 - 7:00PM

JOIN US at Concord NEXT SUNDAY EVENING, July 11, for the first in a series of evening prayer services this summer. The 30-minute service of prayers, scripture, and music begins at 7:00pm on the church lawn near the office entrance. Bring your own chair and plan on social distancing (currently 3 feet). Masks not required but wear one if you prefer.

Spiritual Formation activities for children and youth will be offered at the far end of the parking lot during worship.  Come join us for a Bible story and activity or craft with friends.

Services will be held every twice a month through the summer: July 11 & 25, August 15 & 29.



Prayer List
Prayers of sympathy & caring for Jennie Clark and family following the death of her mother Claire Byler last Friday following a long illness. (obit)
Concord Preschool offers prayers of thanks for Dottie & Al Lund who spent much time and effort beautifying the church and preschool grounds. The flowers are beautiful and the mulch looks great. Much appreciated!
Continued prayers for Bldg. Mgr. Duane Jessup's brother Ron - still undergoing chemo and in pain from an inoperable tumor.
Prayers of comfort for Fran Ciabattoni's friend - recent rotator cuff surgery, pain and slow improvement.
Prayers of rejoicing & blessing for Carolou (Schlegel) and Mike Convertito who celebrated a renewal of their wedding vows last Sunday, June 27 in our sanctuary. 

Prayers of healing & comfort for Connie Polleck's daughter-in-law Patti, recovering from a severely sprained ankle.
Prayers of continued healing for Wayne Stahl, now in 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 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.
Prayers of joy that the Lunds recently enjoyed a visit with Tim & MaryBeth and that the Millers will soon visit with a niece who serves as a missionary.

Prayers for those in U.S. and Canada suffering through the heat wave in the Pacific Northwest.
Prayers for the victims of the building collapse in Surfside, FL, their families, and 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:



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 
by July 5th, so that we can plan accordingly. There are picnic tables and benches, and feel free to bring your favorite lawn chair."





 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.

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

Raven Studer, Worship Committee


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