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?
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
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!
CLOTHING BANK DONATIONS
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 &
- Dresses & skirts: khaki & navy
on link for more information about the Friendship House
School Uniform Initiative.
MUG & MUFFIN
LIVE AND IN
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
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
- 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
(3) When asked for participant ID, just press the # sign
(4) When asked for meeting password, enter 489133, followed by
the # sign.
EVENING PRAYER SERVICE
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.
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
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
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
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebration of Life
Sat., July 10 - 10:30am
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 email@example.com
by July 5th, so that we can plan accordingly. There
are picnic tables and benches, and feel free to bring your favorite
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!
Studer, Worship Committee