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June 2, 2022
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!


Day of Pentecost
 - Acts 2:1-21
Communion*, Deacons' Fund Offering

June 5 @ 10:00am
Rev. Kathie S. Pownall preaching

     According to Genesis, the Babylonians wanted to make a name for themselves by building a mighty city and a tower “with its top in the heavens.” God disrupted the work by so confusing the language of the workers that they could no longer understand one another. The city was never completed, and the people were dispersed over the face of the earth. In truth, the scripture today - Acts 2: 1 - 21, the story of Pentecost - is kind of a reversal of Babel. We still can’t understand each other; we routinely miscommunicate; we gather and we gripe, betraying the unity Christ has called us to as his Body. But the good news of the Acts 2 story, the good news of all our gathering “together in one place,” is not that the Church has a mission, but that God’s mission has a Church. That is US! Join us in worship or online to celebrate the birth/rebirth of our Community of the church.  
     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 5, 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 will celebrate the Lord's Supper as part of the service.
If joining us online, please have something ready for eating and something ready for drinking.



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


     This Sunday, June 5 after church we will have a "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 all know it is being purchased. You can then purchase it, and bring it UNWRAPPED to church on or before June 5. 
     There are additional items for infants that might be nice, but we ask that you remember the family's storage space is very limited. There will be ongoing needs as their baby girl grows. If you wish to donate to a fund to purchase larger clothes or age-appropriate toys, 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



Sit with your family in worship @ 10:00am,
then join us in the Chapel
after the Children's Sermon.
Bible stories & fun activities for children.
[Parents may attend or remain in the worship service.]


This will be the last J.A.M. Session until September. 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 worship.  



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. 





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



 Prayer List
Healing prayers for Priscilla Swanson, home from Shipley Manor but seen at the ER this weekend due to trouble moving her legs. Will now be receiving PT at home with hopes this will improve.
Continued prayers for the Linds. Phil is on hospice & meds are keeping him reasonably comfortable. Carol is receiving dialysis 3X/week. Problems with appliances in their apartment causing additional stress. 
Prayers of celebration for Wayne Stahl,
who had a birthday on Sunday. He is weak but in good spirits.
Prayers of continued healing for Jan Moore's friend Cynthia, released from the hospital Sunday following a severe bout of COVID & a heart catheterization.
Prayers of sympathy for the family of former member George Tunis, who passed away May 18 in MD. (obit)
Prayers also for the family of former member Lucy Bannister who died in February. (obit)
Prayers of celebration for A.T. Moffett, recently graduated from the University of Delaware's Biden School of Public Policy & Administration with an M.A. in Urban Affairs & Public Policy and a certificate of Community Engagement. 

The Lunds recently had a picnic with Rick & Rob Bates. Rob has a new lens & his vision has improved.
Prayers of joy that the peace vigil in the church parking lot on Sunday evening was meaningful & well-attended by the congregation & community.
Prayers of thanks also that the performances of The Lies Love Tells by the students of UrbanPromise Academy in our sanctuary last week were enjoyed by all in attendance. Special thanks to those church members who volunteered their time to assist. 

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 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.


A Vigil for Peace was held at Concord on Sunday evening featuring choir and special guest musicians. 



Your Help Is Needed...

Fellowship & Refreshments following Worship

We need folks to volunteer to take a Sunday and bring simple, easy refreshments for our fellowship time after church. Iced tea & lemonade will be supplied and the Deacon in Charge will set up two tables on the lawn* - the volunteer host need only provide a light snack to share. There is a sign-up poster in the Narthex. Please contact Judy Hayes or Raven Studer with questions.

*Fellowship will only be held weather permitting. Due to the rise in COVID cases, we cannot move inside.



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.



Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets June 8 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.


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