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June 16, 2022
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!


“We Are One in Jesus Christ” by Soichi Watanabe
Sunday, June 19 - Galatians 3:23-29
Worship In Person & Online @ 10:00am
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Galatians 3:23-29 and REFLECT: As usual with the apostle Paul, there's a LOT going on in these few verses. Focusing on verses 27-29, what message(s) do you hear for your own life today? What message(s) do you hear for our life as a congregation? How do you understand the idea that we "belong to Christ"? Is that part of how you understand yourself? If so, what does that mean for you?
     Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP on Sundays at 10:00am; doors open at 9:40am. We have developed guidelines for your safety, including mask wearing and social distancing. 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 June 19, 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. 



Summer Worship for Children 
Children are always welcome in worship here at Concord.
Children's Sermons will continue during the summer, and there will be quiet activities
available in the back of the sanctuary that children may take to the pews during the service.
J.A.M. Session will resume in September.



For those who missed Trinity Sunday or would like to read more about ways to imagine the Trinity (the three in one…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), please see the link below that I drew from for my Children’s Sermon, including a free printable of the Celtic Trinity Knot.😊

Christina Pressley
Dir. Of Children’s and Youth Ministries





 Prayer List
Prayers of comfort & consolation for Carol Lind & family. Phil passed away last week & the memorial service was held here at Concord Sat., June 11. (obit)
Continued prayers for Carol as she mourns Phil's death & continues to battle health problems of her own.
Marj Johnson's daughter Cara had serious neck surgery in Philadelphia yesterday. Prayers for healing & a good outcome.
Prayers for the recovery of Gerry Crock's sister Ernestine, who had a brain bleed a week or so ago. Things are looking better after some treatment & she has been released to rehab. 

Prayers of continued improvement for Lucy Dunn in Evergreen Point at Maris Grove. She is working hard in therapy to "learn to walk again" & has made a brief trip back to her apartment.
Prayers for Priscilla Swanson who is having continued problems with mobility. Also prayers for her daughter Leslie, who is her primary caregiver.
A joy that Jo Ann Cipolla is doing well & probably will not need heart surgery.
Prayers for our Afghan family - the father has received both a 6-month driver's license & approval from TSA to start the next stage of his flight training. Paperwork to extend visas for the family has been submitted - prayers that it will be processed expeditiously.

Prayers for the safety & wellbeing of those impacted by the flooding in Yellowstone National Park and in nearby parts of Montana & Wyoming.
Prayers for those around the world suffering from hunger & famine - in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, Syria, Haiti, Honduras...
Prayers for an end to gun violence - for the souls of those who were killed, for the care of those who were injured, for consolation for family & friends, for strength for first responders & medical professionals, for will & wisdom for those in power to enact meaningful change.
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 soldiers running critically short on ammunition, for all who bring aid & support, and for those in authority on all sides, that a way may be found to bring about peace.

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.



Concord Photo Gallery

If you have photos you'd be willing to share with your Concord family, please send them to Margaret. Show us how you're worshiping, special occasions, children or pets being adorable...! We'll try to share your photos in Concord Connects as space permits.


The Concord Trekkers at this year's Highmark Walk at the Wilmington Riverfront last Saturday.
All funds raised by the team will support the homeless ministries of Friendship House.


Here is a thank you note from the Afghan family for the wonderful support from Concord for their soon-to-be born daughter. They so appreciate ALL that the church has done to support them. People were really great about including items for the soon-to-be ‘big sister,’ too:

To our friends (Concord Presbyterian Church),

We are sincerely thankful for your thoughtful gifts and all of your love and supports! Without your help we were unable to buy all those items for our baby. Thank you for supporting us during this new and exciting time in our lives at U.S.! Thank you for your generous gifts! We are forever grateful.



Your Help Is Needed...

Fellowship & Refreshments following Worship

As you may know, we have resumed fellowship on the lawn after church for the summer. We need folks to volunteer to "host" for a Sunday.

What do you need to do? Bring your smile and a simple snack - nothing fancy or homemade required! Supplies for the fellowship can be found in the narthex kitchenette. Set out cups, napkins, trash can, cold beverages (provided by the church), and your snack. The Deacon in Charge will set up two tables on the lawn - in case of bad weather, there will be not indoor fellowship to minimize the potential for spread of COVID-19. 

To sign up to host, click on the following link:
Please be sure to scroll down to the bottom and hit "SUBMIT" - you'll get a confirmation right away and a reminder on the Friday before you are hosting. Thanks to those who have already served or signed up. Worshipers are enjoying having a chance to "reconnect" and join in fellowship! 
Your consideration and hospitality for this ministry is truly appreciated, 
Raven Studer



Due to persistent problems with our Concord email provider, the Church and Preschool staff are switching to new email addresses (see list below).

Please update your contacts list and use these addresses for ALL future messages. (Our old email addresses will still be active for several weeks.) Thank you.



Click on this link to see Nancy Tucker give an update on our work
with the Afghan refugee family we are supporting.



Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets June 22 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.



Daniel Potter will be performing with the Bucks County Gilbert & Sullivan Society in the witty and colorful musical comedy The Gondoliers. Many of you may remember Daniel's performances at Wilmington Friends School. This production is in Doylestown on the campus of Delaware Valley University's Life Sciences Theater.
Daniel is performing the part of Luiz. As with many of Gilbert & Sullivan's shows, all is not what it seems. Stay to the end to see which gondolier gets Casilda. It may surprise you!
The performances are Friday, June 17 at 8:00pm; Saturday, June 18, 2:00pm and 8:00pm; and the last show on Sunday at 2:00pm [correction]. Click here to order tickets online.


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