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Subject:                                         Concord Connects - July 7, 2022

 

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concordconnects
  
July 7, 2022
  
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!
 

 


Sunday, July 10 @ 10:00am
Colossians 1:1-14
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 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 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 your convenience. 

 

 


Snack Donations Needed! 

The Spiritual Formation Team is requesting snack donations for the Youth Mission at Home Week. Items needed:

  • 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!

 

 

CLOTHING/SCHOOL UNIFORM DRIVE
to benefit Friendship House Clothing Bank   
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 (concord.christinap@gmail.com).
There is also a special request for school uniforms (see below).

 

 


Friendship House 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 & light blue
  • 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.

 

 

 

 

 Prayer List
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 illnesses.

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: info@concordpc.org.

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 (concord.stevec@gmail.com, 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.

 

 

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. 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 from 10:00-11:00am,
led by Parish Associate Kathie Pownall. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.

 

 

JOIN in our SEVEN DAYS OF PRAYER!
 

Using the Seven Marks of Vital Congregations, we're asking you to be part of this summer-long effort to
(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,
Pastor Steve

 

 

 

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

 

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