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June 9, 2022
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!


Trinity Sunday
 - Romans 5:1-5
June 12 @ 10:00am
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Romans 5:1-5 and REFLECT: The apostle Paul says a LOT in just these few verses. What stands out for you as a main point he's trying to make? What question(s) would you want to ask Paul about these verses? Verse 3 says that we "rejoice" ("boast" in some translations) in our suffering. How do you understand that? Have you ever felt capable of doing that? Why or why not?
     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 12, 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.



Concord Church
invites you to join the Concord Trekkers
in support of Friendship House Ministries at the

Saturday, June 11, 2022 @

Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park

Registration for the walk is FREE!! You are encouraged to get sponsors, but if Concord Trekkers has just 20 walkers there is an anonymous donor who will make a large contribution!! So, please invite family, friends and neighbors to sign up here: Highmark Walk – Friendship House (

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, the Pressley family, Nancy Tucker, Barbara Wise, or the entire team - through same link. Questions? Please contact John Barineau.

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
Prayers of comfort & consolation for Carol Lind & family. Phil passed away last week & the memorial service will be held here at Concord this Sat., June 11 at 1:00pm. Carol continues to have medical issues of her own.
Prayers of thanks for Dottie Lund organizing the reception following Phil Lind's service & for all those lending a hand.
Prayers for safe travels for Nancy & Ashley Tieste, traveling to FL to deal with water damage to their condo during recent flooding. 
Healing prayers for Kathie Pownall - she saw an orthopedist yesterday & received injections in her knees. The injections have already had a positive effect & she will begin PT soon.
Good news for our Afghan family - the father has received both his driver's license & approval from TSA to start the next stage of his flight training.
A joy that Carol Haas will be officiating at the Curtis Cup golf tournament at Merion Golf Club this week.
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 for those impacted by Hurricane Agatha's landfall in Mexico last week.
Prayers for those around the world suffering from hunger & famine,
in Afghanistan, South Sudan, Yemen, Ethiopia, 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 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.



Memorial Service
Phillip C. Lind, Jr.
Saturday, June 11 @ 1:00pm
Concord Presbyterian Church

Phil Lind, a long-time member of Concord, died at home on June 3 following a long illness. Phil worked in the funeral business for more than 30 years, and will be remembered by many for being a helpful and encouraging presence in a difficult time. Active at Concord for many years, his smiling face and welcoming spirit greeted many visitors and "regulars" as they came to worship on Sunday mornings. Phil is survived by Carol, his wife of 42 years.

For those unable to attend in person, the service will also be livestreamed. 
[Click here to view or visit]



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.


Thanks to all who organized and participated in the baby shower for our Afghan family.
The family was excited and overwhelmed by your generosity!


Preschool classes planted tubs of flowers in early May. The flowers are flourishing and brightening the courtyard and playground.


Elizabeth Kelly and students from UrbanPromise Academy enjoyed the opportunity to perform their u choose opera "The Lies Love Tells" in the Sanctuary at Concord May 21 & 26. They are grateful for the assistance of Bob Brown, Steve Studer, & Jim Silvius, as well as for those who attended the performances.



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 15 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.


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