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August 4, 2022
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!



Sunday, August 7 @ 10:00am
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 - Communion*, Deacons' Fund Offering
Pastor Steve Clark preaching

     For this Sunday, READ Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 and REFLECT: Why do you think the editor of Isaiah felt it important to identify the kings who reigned during the time when Isaiah prophesied (v1)? What are your thoughts and feelings as you read the Lord's harsh indictment of the people's religious practices (vv10-15)? Do you think the Lord has ever felt that way about our worship? Why or why not? Putting the accusations of vv10-15 alongside the instructions of vv16-17, how do you understand the relationship between our worship and our daily living?
     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 August 7, 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. 

*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.



This Sunday (and the first Sunday of every month), we receive the offering for the Deacons' Fund. Your contributions provide immediate assistance to individuals in our community in financial crisis - real people, real needs, real help. Any loose offering and designated checks go toward this fund, administered for us by Friendship House. Let us give with grateful hearts.



EFFECTIVE Friday, July 29, 2022


The Session has adopted a policy of following the CDC guidelines for all building use based on the risk level for New Castle County.

This includes when the risk level is:

  • High:         Masks are required, and social distancing is encouraged.
  • Medium:   Masks are encouraged but not required, and social distancing is encouraged.
  • Low:          Masks are not required.

It is important that those who are showing symptoms—whether COVID or not—stay home no matter what the risk level so that we minimize the spread. If you have tested positive, please inform anyone with whom who have been in close contact so that they can take appropriate action. If you have tested positive or have had close contact, please review the CDC guidelines using this link for the Quarantine and Isolation Calculator.

Thanks for your understanding and cooperation;

we all need to do our part to avoid spreading this virus.



Concord's Vacation Bible School - July 25-29, 2022

     Many thanks to ALL who made Concord’s first VBS since 2019 such a great week! We heard the parables of the Good Shepherd and the Lost Sheep, The Sower, The Good Samaritan, The Mustard Seed, and The Great Pearl, then responded to them through art, song, and activities. It was a special time of fellowship and spiritual growth not only for the campers, but also for our youth and adults!
     I would like to thank our youth volunteers Abby, Alexa, Elliott, Hobie, Izzy, Jacob, Nora, and Tyler, as well as our adult leaders Brenda Kidder, Dottie Lund, Matthew Pressley, Nancy Tucker, and Carly Twilley for all their energy, creativity, and hard work. I also especially want to thank our awesome Snack Team: Marj Johnson, Jan Moore, Judy Hayes, Gail Dill, and Betty Shirar for the creative, fun, and delicious snacks each day! It took a village to pull this off, and I’m so thankful that Concord has such great people willing to volunteer and provide this ministry to the children of our community.

With peace, love and gratitude,
Christina Pressley




Mission at Home Week

We invite you to click on the image above to view the Mission Week at Home video edited by Evan Jerista. Evan is a senior communications major at the College of New Jersey, with a specialization in radio, TV, and film. He will also have two minors, one in Interactive Multimedia and one in Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism. We are very grateful to him for his time and expertise in making this video.



 Prayer List
Prayers of comfort & healing for Gerry Crock's son Karl as he undergoes shoulder replacement surgery today.
Healing prayers for Carol Lind - being treated for an eye condition.
 Prayer of thanks that Pastor Steve is home from vacation & has tested negative for COVID.
Prayers of rejoicing & thanks for all the children, helpers, & teachers who took part in last week's Vacation Bible School.
 Prayers of strength & healing for Jo Ann Cipolla's aide Marva, being treated for uterine cancer.
Continued prayers of healing for June Tshudy, Wayne Stahl, Ginnie Mayforth, Helen Sproul, Don Greene & others struggling with mobility issues.
 Prayers for the world this week: for peace & safety amid unrest, for those impacted by flooding or wildfires & the emergency responders assisting, for those living in poverty & hunger, for those in need of hope & strength.

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.



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. Dates in September are still available. If you are interested, please contact the Church Office.



Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study will be on hiatus until September. Please watch Concord Connects and the Sunday bulletin for the resumption of our weekly gatherings.




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



Your Help Is Needed...

Fellowship & Refreshments following Worship
August 21 & September 4

Only two more Sundays are in need of a "host" for our after-church fellowship on the lawn. Just bring your smile and a simple snack - nothing fancy or homemade required! The Deacon in Charge will set up two tables on the lawn (weather permitting). Supplies for the fellowship time are kept in the narthex kitchenette. Set out cups, napkins, trash can, cold beverages (all provided by the church), your snack...and there you have it! 

To sign up to host, click on the following link:
Please be sure to scroll down to the bottom and hit "SUBMIT" - you'll get a confirmation right away and a reminder on the Friday before you are hosting. 


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