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January 13, 2022
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

January 16 @ 10:00am
"Cana Continues" - John 2:1-11
Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching 

     This week’s scripture lesson, found in John 2:1-11, takes place at a village wedding feast, which in Palestine was a really notable occasion. The wedding festivities lasted for more than one day. The newly wed couple was treated like king and queen and, in a life of much poverty and constant hard work, the days of festivity and joy were those of supreme occasion. Jesus gladly came to share in this celebration but was unexpectedly invited to “fix” a serious problem. He brought five unexpected guests with him and the wine was running low. What Jesus did allowed him to first show his glory, and it was there that his disciples caught another dazzling glimpse of what Jesus was.
     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, January 16, 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. 



J.A.M. Update

Due to the surge in Covid cases, J.A.M. will not gather on January 16. (The MLK Service Sunday at the Clothing Bank of Delaware has been rescheduled for Sunday, February 20.) Concord’s Spiritual Formation Team will reconvene to assess the situation after the MLK holiday and will provide an update then.
Thank you for your support!  Stay well and be safe.
Christina Pressley
Dir. Of Children’s and Youth Ministries



COVID-19 Update

     As we are all aware, the omicron variant of the coronavirus has thwarted our hopes that the virus was finally behind us. In Delaware, cases are at their highest level of the pandemic, as are hospital admissions. Members of our own congregation as well as our friends and neighbors have become infected. Many of those cases have been in fully vaccinated and boosted individuals. So once more our Session’s COVID Task Force is trying to understand what we should be doing as a congregation to act faithfully over the next few weeks as this variant surges in our region.
      We are not suspending in-person worship, but do recommend that each of you consider your own health situation in deciding whether to attend in person or join us in worship through our live-stream offering. If you do attend in person we suggest that, if you haven’t already, you upgrade to a surgical, N95, or KN95 mask. We also remind you that all socialization before or after worship should be done OUTSIDE rather than gathering in small groups within the sanctuary. Gathering in those small groups to chat before or after worship is probably the most likely place where transmission of the virus can occur during our worship experience. 
      Our choir has taken a temporary pause in rehearsing and participating in worship to eliminate this possible place of transmission.
      We hope that this surge will abate as quickly as it has started. We pray for those on the healthcare front lines and in other essential roles.  We pray that you and your loved ones remain safe and, if infected, have a mild case and recover quickly.

Session COVID Task Force



at Concord Preschool
opens January 19

We would love for your child to experience kindergarten here at Concord Preschool. Listed below are some of the advantages:

  • Concord kindergarten has been operating a quality program at Concord Preschool for over 60 years.
  • We have always offered a small class size of never more than 15, with lots of individual student attention from our qualified kindergarten teacher and our experienced aide.
  • Because our kindergarten teacher is joined by an assistant, all children, whether advanced and working on challenging studies or needing a little help, may have one-on-one instruction time. 
  • We are a certified kindergarten, and your child will be prepared to move onto first grade after completing our program. 
  • Our kindergarten hours are from 9:00am-3:00pm, but your child is eligible for FREE childcare whenever we are open (7:15am-5:30pm).
  • Now more than ever, Concord might suit your needs for a smaller group setting where your child is exposed to fewer individuals. And, while we have always used professional cleaners, a small classroom size ensures sanitation according to new COVID guidelines.

Our website at details the curriculum and activities we offer your child. Please also feel free to share this information with friends and neighbors.



Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets again next Wed., January 19 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.



Chancel Flowers
Donating the flower arrangement for the front of the sanctuary is a lovely way to honor or remember a
family member or commemorate a special occasion. Several Sundays in February are still available.
If you are interested, please contact the Church Office (302-654-9652,



Deacons Meeting
Thurs., January 20 - 7:00pm (via Zoom)

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.



Prayer List
Prayers of consolation for the family of Lois Weaver, Margaret O'Boyle's aunt, who passed away peacefully Wed. following a long illness. Her four daughters were able to be with her before she died. 
Prayers of support & thanksgiving for our new officers as they assume their responsibilities in the coming weeks.
Prayers of continued healing for Pastor Steve Clark who is doing well following his recent surgery & expects to be back early next week.
Prayers for Kay Jewett's niece Ashley whose two-month-old son Sam
was born with a condition where his skull fuses together too quickly. He will have surgery on Monday to try & make more room for his growth.
Healing prayers for Dan Pressley.
Continued prayers for Phil Lind
- discharged from the hospital & now in rehab. He is not able to stand or walk at this time.
Healing prayers for members of our church family who continue to test positive for COVID. Rejoicing that Kay Jewett has recovered & tested negative.

Prayers also for Elinor Weaver in the Alzheimer's wing at ManorCare. She has tested positive & is asymptomatic, however no visitors since Christmas. Cards are welcome: Manor Care Health Services, 700 Foulk Rd., Wilmington, DE 19803
Prayers of comfort for Ron Jessup, Preschool teacher Kathleen Nelson, and Wayne Stahl - all have ongoing medical issues.
Prayers for Meg Greene for good results from recent MRI.

Chip Miller's (Meg's husband) heart procedure delayed because of the resurge of the virus. He is in a lot of pain & has difficulty walking. Prayers that the procedure will be performed soon. 
Prayers for those in Philadelphia & NYC who lost their lives in recent fires and for those who survive them. 

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:



Click on the graphic to visit the State of Delaware COVID-19 vaccine page for information on where to get vaccinated, who should get vaccinated, boosters, how to get a copy of your vaccination record, and more.


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