The Good Samaritan by He Qi,
Sunday, September 26 @ 10:00am
Luke 10:25-37 - "Centered in
Christ, Welcoming All"
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
For this Sunday, READ Luke
10:25-37 (again!) and REFLECT: In our
sermon series exploring our four-point Vision Statement, this
week we will consider our commitment to "serve the world
around us, sharing in the concerns and struggles of its
people." As you read the parable Jesus tells (vs. 30-35), how
do you see his story connecting to our commitment? How do you
understand the connection between serving people
and sharing in their concerns and struggles? What
difference does it make that we include the statement about
"sharing"? What difference would it make if we left it
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 26, 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 Last
Week's J.A.M. Session
MUG & MUFFIN
Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom
Our weekly MUG &
MUFFIN Bible study meets again next Wed.,
September 29 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
Zoom conversations. (Click here to view past
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.
Johan Gonzalez-Lim (whose baptism had to be postponed due to
exposure to Covid) is doing well, with no signs of the disease.
Prayers of rejoicing
that the Blessing Box, a
project spearheaded by Kaitlyn Twilley & her Girl Scout
troop, has been installed
and will soon be ready to accept donations.
Prayers for Gerry Crock's friend, having
a heart ablation today.
Prayers of thanks for the dedicated staff of Concord
Preschool & Childcare, including Administrator
Lori Bigalow who just celebrated 20 yrs. of service.
Prayers of comfort
& concern for Elinor Weaver, doing well in Manor Care but no
visitors allowed due to COVID.
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
Prayers of strength for all the medical workers
who are feeling overwhelmed again by Covid in all parts of the
Prayers for all those
displaced & seeking refuge in the world. May they find food, safety, and a welcoming
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.
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.
Make checks payable to Concord Presbyterian Church,
memo: Peacemaking or donate online at concordpc.org/give/missions-benevolence/.