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Subject:                                         Concord Connects - July 21, 2022

 

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concordconnects
  
July 21, 2022
  
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!
 

 

 

Sunday, July 24 @ 10:00am
"Pushy and Persistent" - Genesis 18:20-33, Luke 11:1-13
Rev. Kathie Pownall preaching

     Do you remember childhood prayers? “Now I lay me down to sleep..."  “God is gracious; God is good…” Early memories often are of saying grace or bedtime prayers. What was your experience, if you had any? Do you have a definition of prayer?
     This week’s scriptures are both about prayer: Genesis 18:20-33 and Luke 11:1-13. The OT story is about Abraham bargaining with God over an issue he considered very important. Have you ever bargained with God in a prayer, asking for a certain thing to be done and promising some kind of action on your part as thanks? The Gospel story is Jesus’ response to a disciple asking to be taught to pray. Jesus answered him with examples as he usually does. Main point: Pray without ceasing. How does prayer fit into your life?  

 
     Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP on Sundays at 10:00am; doors open at 9:40am. We have developed guidelines for your safety, including encouraging (but not requiring) 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 July 24, 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. 

 

 


Vacation Bible School Snack Donations

We are looking forward to resuming VBS next week and creating fun and delicious snacks based on the theme of the day! (Look for photos in next week’s Concord Connects.) If you would like to make a monetary donation toward snacks, please donate online at concordpc.org/give/donate/ or make out a check to Concord Church, memo: VBS snacks. Checks can be mailed to Concord or placed in the offering basket on Sunday.

 

 


 

 

Now that the 2022 General Assembly has ended (June 18-July 9) – the first-ever hybrid assembly – the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will try to live into the commitments made and the work ahead. Ruth Santana-Grace and Shavon Starling-Louis, the new co-moderators, stood for election using the theme “Unbounded We Thrive,” and the assembly spoke its mind on issues affecting the church and the world.
To view a round-up of GA 225 activities, with links to in-depth articles, please click
here.

 

 

 Prayer List
Healing prayers for Gayle & Chip Hazel - Gayle is recovering from second bout of COVID & Chip has just tested positive.
Prayers that Dan Voelker's eye sight will continue to improve following successful surgery last week.
Prayers for Marcie Jorgensen's parents as they transition to a new living arrangement & for Marcie as she assists them with their move. 
Prayers of healing & strength for Don Greene, now back at Country House following stay in the hospital with severe elbow pain. Currently in Health Center receiving OT & PT but hopes to return to apartment soon. 
Prayers for the children attending & the adults helping at Vacation Bible School next week.
Prayers of healing & recovery for June Tshudy, now in rehab at Shipley Manor.
Prayers of strength for Wayne Stahl, hoping to resume PT soon for stenosis effecting his right arm & leg.
Prayers of rejoicing & travel mercies for Joyce Johnson as she flies to the west coast with her son & his wife to attend granddaughter's wedding.

Prayers for Edee & Bob Fenimore - both have tested positive for COVID.
Continued healing prayers for Ginnie Mayforth, still in Health Center at Cokesbury & unable to walk.

Travel mercies for Steve & Jennie Clark in France and Felleng Kalema, soon going to Kenya.
 Prayers for the world this week: for those in Europe suffering from scorching temperatures & raging wildfires; for the people of Japan following the assassination of former prime minister Shinzo Abe; for the citizens of Sri Lanka as they seek to form a new government amid shortages & mass protests; for the safety of the people of Ukraine as Russian bombing of civilian targets continues. 

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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: info@concordpc.org.

 

 

Chancel Flowers



Donating the flower arrangement for the front of the sanctuary is a lovely way to honor or remember a family member or commemorate a special occasion. Following the service, you may choose to take the flowers home or leave them for delivery to one of our homebound members. August 21, 28, and the month of September are still available. If you are interested, please contact the Church Office.

 

 


MUG & MUFFIN
Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom

Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets July 27 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Parish Associate Kathie Pownall. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.

 

 

 

Through the end of August, the Church Office will be closed on Mondays
and open Tuesday-Friday, 10:30am-2:30pm.

 

Pastor Steve Clark will be out of the office for vacation and study leave July 15 - August 6.
We are grateful that Parish Associate Rev. Kathie Pownall will be available to preach,
lead Mug & Muffin Bible Study, and handle any pastoral emergencies that may arise.
Kathie can be reached on 302/373-7127 or kspownallkathie@aol.com.

 

 

Submitted by Nancy Tucker from Presbyterians Today, May/June 2022.

 

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