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Subject:                                         Concord Connects - February 2, 2023


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February 2, 2023
Keeping you connected to the life and ministry of 

Concord Presbyterian Church!


Sunday, February 5 @ 10:00am
Communion*, Deacons' Fund Offering
The Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan preaching

    This Sunday we are pleased to welcome The Rev. Dr. Tracy Keenan, Missional Presbyter - New Castle Presbytery to our pulpit. She will also join us for the congregational meeting following the service to answer questions regarding the transition process before and after Pastor Steve's retirement. 
     Join us for IN-PERSON WORSHIP Sunday mornings at 10:00am; doors open at 9:40am. Masking is currently encouraged, but not required.
     To join us in WORSHIP ONLINE February 5, 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 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.


By action of the Session of Concord Presbyterian Church, there will be a meeting of the congregation this Sunday, February 5, immediately following worship (in person and via Zoom) to:

  • approve the pastor’s terms of call,
  • review the 2022 financial report,
  • receive the 2023 budget,
  • elect congregation at-large members to the Nominating Committee, and
  • handle any other business that may rightly come before it.

Please click on the picture or use this link to join the meeting online via Zoom.
If you would like to preview the 2023 budget before the meeting or look at Concord's year in review, the 2023 Annual Report is now available on our website.



This week is a Communion Sunday, so we will not be meeting for J.A.M. Session. Children (& parents) are invited to come forward for Wondering Time. After Wondering Time, children will stay in worship with their families and take part in communion after the sermon. There are quiet activities in the back of the Sanctuary that children may take to the pews.



Weds. @ 10:00am via Zoom
Our weekly MUG & MUFFIN Bible study meets again February 8 from 10:00-11:00am, led by Pastor Steve Clark. To join the Zoom gathering ONLINE, click on this link.



February 12, 2023

Join Concord’s children and youth in supporting Hanover Food Pantry during the 2023 Souper Bowl of Caring by donating non-perishable food items from February 1-12. Bring your donations to the narthex on Sundays or the Church Office during the week. The items will be taken to Hanover Church, brought downstairs to the pantry, and shelved by the children and youth after worship February 12.



Movement and Meditation
…an experience for women of all ages and abilities…

led by Laura Mulrenin

Sunday, February 19
from 4:30-5:30pm
in the sanctuary at Concord


RSVP to Jen Kroon (jenmackert@yahoo.comor
Christina Pressley
( by February 12 required 

"For many people yoga, Shavasana, and meditation are interchangeable. Meditation is, of course, the practice of quieting the mind and focusing on the present moment. Though yoga and meditation are different, yoga is often described as “moving meditation” — calming the mind and creating awareness through simple body movements. Shavasana is sometimes described as the bridge between the two — the pose at the end of a yoga practice that quiets the mind and body, helping to bring you into a peaceful, meditative state." (



Prayer List 
Healing prayers for Kathie Pownall, who fell Monday & hit her head. She needed a few stitches, but fortunately did not break any bones or suffer a concussion.
Dottie Harding requests prayers for the family of Andrea Grant, a victim of gun violence. Andrea’s daughter Hannah & Dottie’s nephew Nick are close friends.
Prayers of rejoicing for Steve's niece Leslie who had a baby girl this morning.

Facility Manager Duane Jessup suffered a serious brain bleed last month. He has not regained consciousness & remains hospitalized. Prayers for the best outcome for Duane & his family.
Prayers for Bonnie Twilley's nephew's 9-mo. old son Hudson
diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare eye cancer found in children. He has responded well to first chemo treatment & there is a good chance his right eye will be saved. Prayers for him & his family as he continues treatment.
The Lunds' daughter-in-law's father Al Forester, fell & fractured his knee cap. Prayers for patience as he recovers from surgery & now faces months of healing.
Prayers for Meg Green, awaiting further treatment for kidney stones.

Prayers for a speedy recovery for Barbara Wise, recently diagnosed with COVID & quarantined in her apartment at Maris Grove.
Continued prayers Gretchen, Rita & Dawn
as they deal with serious disease & painful treatments.

Safe travels for Carol Haas, soon heading to vacation in Florida. 
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. 



Here is the piece of art mentioned last Sunday in Kathie Pownall's sermon
"The Foolishness of the Cross" on 1 Corinthians 1:18-31:

The Hospitality of Abraham

By Andrei Rublev

     This depicts the visit of the three angels to Abraham and Sarah in Genesis 18. These angels have come with the foolish news that Sarah is to have a child, even though she is old. Their news causes Sarah to laugh.
     In this image of the Trinity, we see a community surrounding a table, with a chalice holding the center, with no one grasping for control or power, but offering each other expressions of grace, mercy, love and service to each other. Here is power. Here is wisdom.



Theme: "On Your Marks. Get Set. Go!"
This year’s event is earmarked for everyone!
Yes, that means church folks, elders, deacons, and clergy alike.
For information about the retreat, cost, and registration,
please visit the
New Castle Presbytery website.


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