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September 23, 2021
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

The Good Samaritan by He Qi, China 

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 out? 
     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 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





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.



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. (Click here to view past sessions.)

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
 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 wedding.

Prayers of strength for all the medical workers who are feeling overwhelmed again by Covid in all parts of the world.

Prayers for all those displaced & seeking refuge in the world. May they find food, safety, and a welcoming home.
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.

Make checks payable to Concord Presbyterian Church, memo: Peacemaking or donate online at



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