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September 2, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sunday, September 5 @ 10:00am
Mark 7:24-30 - "Yelping Puppies"
Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching 

     This Labor Day Sunday we read about Jesus being ready to rest from his labors, but it’s just not happening. By the time we get to this story in Mark, Jesus seems to have been seeking quiet time for a while. He is seeking respite from the crowds outside by going inside. But because of his divine identity and power, he cannot escape. In this story a woman approaches Jesus, not for her own sake, but for the sake of her child. What if Jesus had only healed her child but not engaged in conversation with her? What if he had only engaged her in conversation but not healed her child? How would we approach Jesus in our house and what would the story be?  
     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 5, 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. 



Our annual Homecoming Sunday celebration is coming, with some new twists:

  • WORSHIP at 11:00am in the parking lot. (note TIME change--just for that week)
  • FOOD, FELLOWSHIP & FUN for all ages immediately following worship. 
  • It’s BYOC&F for everyone: Bring Your Own Chair(s) & Food. As we did last September, we’ll commit to keeping each other safe by not having our usual potluck—and by marking off spaces in the parking lot to maintain safe distance.
  • NO LIVESTREAM of worship that day, BUT we will record the service and it will be posted online in the afternoon. We’ll provide info on how/where to access the recording before that Sunday. (We'll resume our usual 10:00am worship with livestream the following Sunday.)





Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets again next Wed., September 8 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



Prayer List
Healing prayers for Chris Hazel, recovering from COVID at home.
Prayers for Elinor Weaver, in Manor Care following probable stroke.
Prayers of sympathy for Margaret O'Boyle & her family following the death of her mother Peggy McConemy. (obit)
Prayers of comfort & healing for Nancy Tucker, suffering from chronic gastritis.

Prayers for Carol Lind, home from the hospital but still very weak.

Continued prayers of strength & healing for Darien, a server at Country House, who was struck by a drunk driver & badly injured. Facing a long, difficult recovery.
Prayers for Dottie Lund's nephew Todd, going through a difficult divorce.

Prayers of safety for pupils & teachers as school begins again.
Prayers for all the people in New Orleans and other areas in the path of Hurricane Ida, including the McKinneys' granddaughter and other students from schools in LA who have been sent home until some of the results of the hurricane are resolved. 

Prayers for the people of Afghanistan and all the 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:




to benefit Friendship House Clothing Bank   

  • Saturday, September 11 from 9:00am-noon
  • Sunday, September 12 (after Homecoming worship)

in the Concord Church parking lot.
All clothing will be accepted with a special request for school uniforms (see below):

Friendship House goal
For the upcoming school year, we want to provide uniforms for 2,000 students in 5 target schools
in Red Clay Consolidated School District.

New or gently-used uniform items in children’s
sizes 3T – 20

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

 For more information about Friendship House Clothing Bank and the School Uniform Initiative:
School Uniform Initiative – Friendship House (

 For more information contact:



Homecoming Sunday - September 12
following 11:00am worship in the parking lot

Session has called a meeting of the congregation for the purpose of filling an unexpired term on the Board of Deacons. 




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.


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