The Good Samaritan Parable by
Thomas Bertram Poole
Sunday, September 19 @ 10:00am
Reception of New Members, Sacrament
Luke 10:25-37 - "Centered in Christ, Welcoming
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.
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.
from Friendship House Clothing/School Uniform Drive
September 12, 2021
to all who donated and helped fill the van for the FH Clothing
Bank Clothing/School Uniform Drive.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated!
MUG & MUFFIN
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.
Color of Compromise:
The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in
Mondays (Zoom and recorded)
September 20 – November 15
JOIN VIA ZOOM, USE THIS LINK.
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
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
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.
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
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: email@example.com.
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.