Sunday, July 10 @ 10:00am
Pastor Steve Clark preaching
For this Sunday, READ
Colossians 1:1-14 and REFLECT: In verse 2, the letter's readers
are identified as both "in Christ" and "in
Colossae." What do you think that double identification
means? Have you ever thought of yourself as "in
Christ" and "in ________" (your city/neighborhood)?
What does that mean to you? In verse 3, Paul says that he and
Timothy "thank God" for how the Colossians are living
faithfully. He doesn't say "Thanks" to the Colossians,
but to God. If you were a member of the Colossian church hearing
this, what would you think or feel about how the authors'
gratitude is expressed? Who do you thank God for? Have you ever
told them that?
Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP on Sundays
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 10, 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
The Spiritual Formation Team is requesting
snack donations for the Youth Mission at Home Week.
- Individual snack/chip bags
- Individual cookie packs
- Granola bars
- Bottles of Gatorade
- Juice boxes
Donations may be dropped off in the Church
Office July 7 or 8 (10:30am-2:30pm) or in the narthex on Sunday
morning, July 10. Thank you!
to benefit Friendship House Clothing
Sunday, July 10 from 11:00am-12:30pm (after worship)
in the Concord Church parking lot
Clothing should be clean, gently used, and
up to date, with the size label still attached. (Only new socks
and underwear will be accepted.) Suits and dressy clothing, toys,
books, etc. are not accepted at this location and should be taken
to places such as Goodwill or Green Drop.
Questions about the
Clothing Drive? Email Christina Pressley (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is also a special request for school uniforms
School Uniform Drive
For many families in the Wilmington area,
purchasing clothing that adheres to the school dress code is a
hardship. There are few resources for school uniform items
like polo shirts and khaki/navy pants when families can’t afford
to buy them, but many schools in Delaware require them. Any help
that we can offer to ease this one burden for these students and
families will make a huge difference and provides students with
the confidence needed to excel in academics. For the
upcoming school year, FH's goal is to provide uniforms for
2,000 students in five target schools in Red Clay
Consolidated School District.
Needed: New or gently-used uniform items in children’s sizes
3T – 20
- Pants & Shorts: khaki & navy
- Polo shirts and cardigans: white, navy &
- Dresses & skirts: khaki & navy
School uniform donations (new and used)
can be dropped off at Concord's Clothing Drive on July 10. Click here for more information about
Friendship House Clothing Bank School Uniform Initiative, to
purchase uniforms from the FH Target registry, or to donate.
Dan Voelker underwent
eye surgery on Wed. - prayers for a successful outcome.
Prayers for Pastor Steve's mother Jacci - having
difficulties due to arthritis & waiting to see a doctor who she
hopes will help with discomfort.
Healing prayers for Ginnie Mayforth,
still in Health Center at Cokesbury & unable to walk.
Prayers for all those suffering from mobility issues - may
they find strength & relief from pain.
Prayers of confidence & assurance for Kathie
Pownall's daughter Rachelle who is taking on
new responsibilities at work.
Prayers of comfort & relief for
those challenged by serious and chronic mental & emotional
Prayers in the wake
of recent gun violence incidents: for the souls of those who were killed,
for the care of those who were injured, for the consolation of
families of those who died or were wounded, for the strength of
rescue workers, medical professionals, & caregivers.
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.
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. Most Sundays in July and August 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 13
led by Parish Associate Kathie Pownall. To join the Zoom
gathering ONLINE, click on this link.
in our SEVEN DAYS OF PRAYER!
Using the Seven Marks of Vital
Congregations, we're asking you to be part of this summer-long
(1) thank the Lord for the many ways the Spirit is leading
us into faithful work at Concord, and
(2) ask the Spirit to guide and strengthen us for what the
Lord is leading us to do in the days ahead.
Click on the picture above to open
(and download/ print if you want) a card to use for including
this in your personal prayer discipline in the days ahead.
And THANKS for being part of this effort to faithfully "seek
the Lord" (Isaiah 55:6)!
Your Companion on the Journey,
My sincere thanks to my church family
for the love and support shown me during Phil’s long illness and
recent passing. The cards, phone calls, food, visits, flowers,
and rides (for me), as well as the reception after the service,
have been very meaningful to me and my family. The
service was thoughtful, inspiring, appropriate, and gratifying.
My thanks to Steve and Matthew for planning the service, Margaret
for the service bulletin which was so well done, Duane who set up
the Fellowship Hall for the reception, Bob Brown for the sound,
Ron McKinney for managing the live-stream, Dick Carter who
coordinated the sanctuary, Mary Circle for coordinating the
reception, Concord’s Chancel Choir, along with CoroAllegro, who
sang a beautiful anthem as the benediction, and others who made
this time meaningful for me and my family. My most humble appreciation
for making Phil’s service one I will remember and cherish.
Carol Lind and family