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August 19, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, August 22 @ 10:00am
Ephesians 6:10-20
Pastor Steve Clark preaching 

      For this Sunday, READ Ephesians 6:10-20 and REFLECT: This section begins with the word "finally."  As you read through these verses, why do you think the writer chose to conclude the letter with these particular ideas or instructions? As you read the descriptions of the different parts of the "armor" the writer commends (vs.14-17), which one(s) seem most important to you, or have been helpful in your own life? Are there any that seem unimportant or unnecessary? Why?
     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, 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, August 22, 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. 



And after the earthquake … a sound of sheer silence.
Then there came a voice … that said, "What are you doing here?"

(1 Kings 19:12-13)

     The scale of the disaster facing Haiti after the Aug. 14 earthquake is becoming clearer. The quake and its aftershocks have left over 1,500 people dead, thousands more injured, and an unknown number of people are still missing. At least 13,000 homes were destroyed and roads, bridges and communication systems have been severely damaged. This catastrophe comes on top of Haiti’s ongoing struggles with endemic hunger and poverty, COVID-19 and continuing civil unrest, and as Tropical Storm Grace bears down on the region.
     Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is providing emergency relief and short-term recovery in the impacted areas through our established local partners and in collaboration with ACT Alliance and its members. The PC(USA), through PDA and together with regional World Mission colleagues, will remain active throughout the entire recovery process, accompanying our partners in the area as they determine long-term program needs and providing financial support for rebuilding and resilience.

To contribute towards PDA's relief work, make your check payable to "Concord Church," memo: "Haiti" and send to the Church Office. Or donate online and include a note or email Ron McKinney with explanation.




Deacons Meeting
Thurs., August 19 - 7:00pm (via Zoom)

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.



Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets again next Wed., August 25 from 10:00-11:00am, led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering, follow the instructions below.

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





Join us at Concord SUNDAY EVENING, AUGUST 29, for the final evening prayer service of the 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.



Prayer List
Healing prayers for Terry Lynch - still recovering from pneumonia & COVID. Fever gone but still very weak.
Continued prayers for Bldg. Mgr. Duane Jessup's brother Ron -
home from the hospital & recovering from surgery;
greatly weakened by cancer treatments.

Prayers of strength & healing for Darien, a server at Country House, who was struck by a drunk driver & badly injured. Both legs broken - facing surgery & long recovery. 
Prayers for Wayne Stahl, moved to Kutz Home for long-term care.
Healing prayers for Gerry Crock's sister Ernestine, who broke her right arm last week.
Prayers also for Gerry's friend Eileen who is hospitalized with a broken ankle. Difficulty finding a rehab bed in local facility.
Prayers of comfort for Margaret O'Boyle's mother, now under hospice care.
Traveling mercies for Pastor Steve, making a quick trip to AZ to celebrate his mother's birthday.
Prayers of respite & relief for those impacted by the wildfires raging in the West.
Prayers for Haiti
, devastated by an earthquake that killed over 1,400 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
Prayers for the people of Afghanistan in this time of strife & uncertainty, including U.S. government personnel still in the country, aid workers, journalists, Afghan citizens who assisted coalition forces, and refugees who have fled. 

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. 


Rob Bates tried his hand a catching catfish in Conowingo Reservoir, including this 2 lb. channel cat.
He was accompanied on his fishing trip by Dottie & Al Lund.


Deacons A.T. Moffett & Gerry Crock paid a visit to Anna Mae Landt, accompanied by Parish Associate Kathie Pownall.
A good time was had by all.


Charlotte, Sally Coulson's great-granddaughter at picnic following Sally's memorial service in July.




Show your "radical hospitality" to others by serving as a Greeter on Sunday mornings on one or more dates between this Sunday and October 31. No meetings, no long-term commitment, and no special skills required! All you need is to arrive at 9:30am with your smiling eyes (since the mask will cover your beautiful smile), gather contact information, and distribute bulletins and masks as needed. Please help welcome and assist others; sign up at the web link below, or call the Church Office and Margaret will help you find a morning that suits your schedule.

It's really great to see old friends and welcome new ones!

Raven Studer, Music & Worship Committee


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