Sunday, September 5 @ 10:00am
Mark 7:24-30 - "Yelping
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.
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.
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.)
US FOR THIS SPECIAL GATHERING!
MUG & MUFFIN
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
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
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
Prayers of comfort & healing for Nancy Tucker,
suffering from chronic gastritis.
Prayers for Carol
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLOTHING/SCHOOL UNIFORM DRIVE
to benefit Friendship
House Clothing Bank
- Saturday, September 11 from
- Sunday, September 12 (after Homecoming worship)
in the Concord Church parking lot.
will be accepted with a special request for school uniforms (see below):
For the upcoming school year, we want to provide
uniforms for 2,000 students in 5 target schools
in Red Clay Consolidated School District.
WHAT WE NEED:
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 &
For more information about
Friendship House Clothing Bank and the School Uniform Initiative:
School Uniform Initiative –
Friendship House (friendshiphousede.org)
For more information contact: email@example.com
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.
Color of Compromise:
The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in
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
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.