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September 16, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

The Good Samaritan Parable by Thomas Bertram Poole

Sunday, September 19 @ 10:00am
Reception of New Members, Sacrament of Baptism
Luke 10:25-37 - "Centered in Christ, Welcoming All"
Pastor Steve Clark preaching 

     For this Sunday, READ Luke 10:25-37 and REFLECT: Imagine yourself as a bystander hearing Jesus tell the story we call "The Parable of the Good Samaritan" (vs. 30-35). Before Jesus asks the legal scholar for his thoughts (v. 36), what question(s) would you want to ask Jesus when he finished the story? What question(s) or comment(s) would you have for the legal scholar after Jesus delivers the "punch line" (v. 37)? Given that this is one of the most familiar parables of Jesus, and that you may have heard it many times before, is there anything new that you noticed when reading it this time? What lesson do you take from this story for your life? For our shared life as a congregation?
     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, September 19, 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. 





Photos from Friendship House Clothing/School Uniform Drive
September 12, 2021

Thanks to all who donated and helped fill the van for the FH Clothing Bank Clothing/School Uniform Drive.
 Your generosity is greatly appreciated!








Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets again next Wed., September 22 from 10:00-11:00am, led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.



The Color of Compromise:
The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism

7:00-8:00pm Mondays (Zoom and recorded)
September 20 – November 15

     Drawing on Jemar Tisby’s book of the same name, this video-based nine-session series provides a unique survey of American Christianity’s racial past, revealing the ways people of faith have worked against racial justice, as well as the complicit silence of racial moderates. We will look at tragic and often-ignored aspects of our past and suggests ways to foster a more just future among God’s people.
     Participants are encouraged to get a copy of the book, The Color of Compromise, to read during with the 9-week series (available on Amazon and other bookseller sites). But everyone is welcome to join any or all sessions, even if you don’t have the book. Every session will be recorded and posted on our Concord website for those not able to connect with the live Zoom conversations.

Jamar Tisby (BA, University of Notre Dame; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is a Christian, historian, writer,
and speaker. He is the president of The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, where he writes about race,
religion, politics, and culture.



Prayer List
Healing prayers for Wayne Stahl, in Wilmington Hospital for medication adjustment. Doing alright & heading back to Kutz Home shortly.
Prayers of comfort & concern for Elinor Weaver, doing well in Manor Care but no visitors allowed due to COVID.
Prayers for former church secretary Elaine Darling, scheduled for a medical procedure today.
 Prayers for Ellin Foote, just moved to Maris Grove and for Gerry Crock, moving soon to Forwood Manor.
Prayers of celebration for Joyce Johnson's granddaughter Leah & fiance John, getting married soon. Travel mercies for Joyce, heading to Maine for the wedding.
Continued prayers of comfort for Duane Jessup's brother Ron, returned to Penn for testing. Still losing weight & suffering from after-effects of chemo.
Prayers of sympathy for the family of Concord member Dottie Baker who died on Sept. 2. Her memorial service will be held at Country House Chapel on Oct. 2. (obit)
Prayers of rejoicing that the Rev. Kai Moore successfully defended their PhD thesis with no revisions needed!
Prayers for Haiti - for the families of those who died in the Aug. 14 earthquake, all those who were injured, and those displaced. Prayers for Afghanistan - for the refugees who have fled and for all those now living under Taliban rule. Help us participate in God's effort to repair the world in whatever way we can.

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:







Sunday, October 10

will be our next outdoor worship service in the parking lot. We'll worship at our usual 10:00am time, followed by a Mission Fair featuring displays about ministries at Concord and some of our local mission partners. More info to come! (As we did for
September 12, we will record the service and post it online that afternoon for those who aren't able to join us in person.)



The Peace & Global Witness Offering will be received through World Communion Sunday, October 3.
Concord's portion of the offering will benefit the Seamen's Center of Wilmington, helping meet the needs of seafarers from around the world who visit the Port of Wilmington and offering a respite from the loneliness, isolation, and hazards of the sea.


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