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May 19, 2022
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!

Sixth Sunday of Easter - Exodus 14:21-31
May 22 @ 10:00am
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Exodus 14:21-31 and REFLECT:  This story may be very familiar to you - either through the Bible or thanks to Cecil B. DeMille and Disney :-) Familiar or not, in both the Old Testament and New Testament this story is central to how the people understood who they were and how they became a people. What message do you see in the story for your own identity as a member of God’s people?
     Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP on Sundays at 10:00am; doors open at 9:40am. 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 May 22, 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. 



This Sunday We Celebrate Our Graduates!

Michael Carcani - Brandywine High School
Teyton Pressley - Brandywine High School

Join us as we bless our new high school graduates during worship, then celebrate with them after church during a time for fellowship & refreshments. (We're talking CAKE!!!)  



Sit with your family in worship @ 10:00am,
then join us in the Art Room (F205)
after the Children's Sermon.

Bible stories & fun activities for children.
[Parents may attend or remain in the worship service.]



July 11-14


Dear Youth and Parents,
     This summer Concord Church is again offering youth entering grade 6 and up the opportunity to serve our local community during a Mission-At-Home Week, July 11-14! We will be volunteering with Friendship House at the Delaware Clothing Bank, as well as one of their transitional housing sites. The youth and adult helpers will be sorting clothing donations and helping with yard work, as well as assisting with a variety of tasks. (Covid safety protocols are in place at each site, and we are required to abide by them.) Our friends at FH are excited to have us back and are looking forward to being with our group again after such a great experience last summer!
     See below for a general schedule of the week:
Monday morning (10am-12:00pm):  Getting to know each other, team building, preparation for the week, setting our focus and intent on serving God by helping others
Tuesday -Thursday

  • Morning: Volunteer together at one of the sites listed above
  • Have lunch together (snacks and drinks provided by Concord Church) and debrief the experience at Concord Church, a park (such as Bellevue or Talley Day), or a pool
  • Afternoon options:  enjoy a movie, amenities at a park or pool, go tubing again??? 😉

     On our work days (Tues-Thurs) we will meet at Concord at 8:30am then drive to our worksite together. We will volunteer from 9:00am-noon, then head to our afternoon destination for lunch and activities until 3:00pm.
     We will need a commitment from those interested in participating by Friday, June 10. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have. Friends are welcome!

Please RSVP to Christina at





Don’t miss this special outdoor Memorial Day weekend event on Sunday, May 29, 7:00pm in the Concord Presbyterian Church parking lot. 
Join together with your community in honoring those lost to war and violence, and to contemplate our role in building a more "peace-full" world. We’ll hear beautiful music, sing and reflect, and close with a community candle lighting. 
Hope to see you there! 
Matthew Pressley,
Minister of Music



Saturday, June 11, 2022

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park

     Concord Presbyterian Church has been a long-time friend and supporter of Friendship House. Building on successful Concord teams in previous years, we have formed the Concord Trekkers team in support of Friendship House in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. All the money we raise goes to the programs at Friendship House - programs that serve the homeless in New Castle County.
     This year, the walk will return to in-person on Saturday, June 11th at Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park. It will be great fun to have thousands of walkers in colorful shirts walking around the Riverfront in support of their organizations and our community. Children and friendly dogs on leashes are welcome, too.
     To join the fun please contact John Barineau at, or use the Friendship House HMW home page: If you are unable or unavailable to walk yourself but would still like to support Friendship House programs, please consider sponsoring one of the Concord Trekkers - John Barineau, Steve Clark, Judy Hayes, Marj Johnson, Nancy Tucker, or Barbara Wise - through the Friendship House HMW home page.

7:45am – Registration opens
8:30am – Opening ceremonies begin
9:00am – Walk begins. The full course is 5k/ 3 miles, but there are shorter routes for families with small children. 



 Prayer List
Continued prayers for the Linds. Carol is now home from the hospital, but requires dialysis 3X/week & needs transportation. Please contact Renee Leeson-Fuchs if you can help. Prayers also for Phil, who remains on hospice, & for Tom who is caring for them.
Healing prayers for Helen Sproul who is at Shipley Manor after a fall that resulted in a broken femur.
Prayers for Margot Lamar & Pastor Steve's son Chris - both recently tested positive for COVID. Prayers also for healthcare workers who have been working so diligently during this pandemic.
Prayers for Jo Ann Cipolla - having a heart test today.
Prayers for Kathie Pownall's daughter's father-in-law, who is in Christiana following a stroke. Also for her daughter's husband, suffering from high blood pressure exacerbated by worry about his father.
Don Greene fell Tuesday night & injured his head. After a trip to the hospital, he has been checked out & appears to be on the road to recovery. Prayers that there will be no complications & he will be able to travel this weekend as planned.
Prayers for safe travel for Don & Gail Greene, along with Meg, as they leave for a visit to family on the west coast.
Prayers for Teyton Pressley & Michael Carcani & all graduates. May they continue learning & find the path God has planned for them.
Prayers of thanks that Margaret O'Boyle's eye seems to have fully recovered (although her typing has not improved).
Prayers of celebration that Ellin Foote will soon be celebrating her 90th birthday. Cards are welcome! (301 Meadowlark Terrace; Maris Grove; Glen Mills, PA 19342)

Continued prayers for the people of Ukraine - for the families of those who have died & those who are injured, for the people who are now displaced & refugees, for all who bring aid & support, and for those in authority on all sides, that a way may be found to bring about peace.
Prayers for the community of Buffalo, NY in the wake of a mass shooting at a local supermarket & for the families of the 10 victims of that shooting incident.

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:

If you have prayers of joy or concern for yourself or others that you would like included in Prayers of the People during worship, call or email Pastor Steve (, 302/654-9557) prior to Sunday morning. For reasons of privacy and confidentiality, Steve will mention only first names in the service and may exclude some details as seems appropriate.



Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets May 25 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.



Baby Shower for Our Afghan Family
Sunday, June 5 after worship

     On Sunday, June 5 after church we will have a little "baby shower" celebration for our Afghan family. Although our family will not be with us, it will give us a chance to celebrate their upcoming joy. Below is a SignUpGenius link that includes items the family will need. All the items are available at Target.  
     We are asking that you click on the check box on SignUpGenius if you wish to purchase an item so that we know and others know it is being purchased. You can then purchase it, and bring it UNWRAPPED to church on or before June 5. Or you can order it online through the baby registry and have it delivered to the church.  
     There are additional items for infants that might be nice, but we ask that you remember the family's storage space is very limited. We are, in fact, looking for a small dresser to use for baby clothes, if anyone has one they would like to donate. 
     There will be ongoing needs as this infant grows. If you wish to donate to a fund to purchase larger clothes or age-appropriate toys as she grows, please send your donation to the church with the memo "Baby Shower."  We will then help them purchase things at the appropriate time.  
This is the link for the Sign-up Genius:

This is the link for 
First Name: Concord Church, Last Name: Concord Church






As new COVID variants continue to spread, the CDC assessment of New Castle County has moved from "Low" to "Medium." That will not change any of our current protocols at Concord. But for your safety and those around you, note CDC guidelines for the Medium level:

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms


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