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
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
*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.
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
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
This is the link for the Sign-up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d45a4ae2eabfcc34-afghan
This is the link for Target.com:
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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
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
To join the fun please contact John Barineau
at email@example.com, or use the Friendship House HMW home
page: http://hcf.convio.net/friendshiphouse. 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
DAY OF WALK DETAILS:
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
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
- Morning: Volunteer together at one of the sites
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
Help Is Needed...
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.
MUG & MUFFIN
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.