Weekly Announcements for the Week of AUGUST 1-7, 2021

The 10th Sunday after Pentecost

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  • We will gather inside for the Divine Service this Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.
  • SINGING ALOUD has been so comforting!  Hymnals available if you enjoy holding the book.
  • Masks are still optional.  
  • Livestreaming of the service begins around 9:15 a.m. on our homepage, concordiade.com.
  • Holy Communion will be served in the 9:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary. We are no longer serving Communion in the Narthex.

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Readings for this Sunday (Click HERE for all 4 readings in one place):

  • Exodus 16: 2-15
  • Psalm 145: 10-21
  • Ephesians 4: 1-16
  • John 6: 22-35

IF you need to leave the service in the sanctuary for any reason, the service can now be heard in the Mueller room (the former library, next to the sanctuary, to the right as you enter church). Hymnals and Bibles are available as well as more comfortable seating. 

Hymnals are still available above the coat rack, outside the office.

Stay Connected – No excuses not to stay connected.  We not only livestream our service on Sunday but also Bible Study on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  

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 Weekly Happenings 

Sunday at 9:30 a.m.–The Divine Service in the building with The Lord’s Supper. (Livestreamed at 9:15 a.m. on our homepage: concordiade.com).                                                                                                

Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.– Bible Study of 2nd Timothy; meeting in-person and in Mueller Rm with Zoom for those who are not attending in person      (Meeting ID: 856 5714 631  Passcode: 300321)

Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.–Prayer Shawl group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mueller Room at 10:00 AM.

Thursday at 8:00 a.m. – Men’s Breakfast Bible Study.  The group meets on Thursday via Zoom at 8:00 a.m. to study the Lectionary for the coming Sunday.  For more information email Dan Good.   

Worship

Livestreaming –The Divine Service begins livestreaming at 9:15 a.m. on our homepage: concordiade.com 

The Lord's Supper–We receive Jesus in the Divine Service at 9:30  

Fellowship

From Julie (Hartman) Shepps  – Dick has his cell phone and email for contact. They are expected to move to their new place in Va. sometime in August. 

Update from Pat Dorler – Now in Assisted Living at Country House, Apt 3703 , (cell 302-584-6199) I rest easy knowing my precious Christmas ornaments (collected over the years) are going to good Christiana homes. Would love to see any of you Concordians.  Please call me, I'll set up an appointment for a visit.   dorlerpa@aol.com

Summer Schedule – Pastor Dave's summer days off are Monday and Thursday.  All other days he'll be at church, visiting people, or available by phone.  Always call if there is an emergency.

Sunday morning announcements are rolling on the screens! If you need to 'get the word out'  ask pastor to add your message.

Youth Group – Attention!!!  Aug 20 retreat is in Tobyhanna, Pa in the Poconos. Parental permission slip is available here. Print, fill out, and return to Pastor Dave or Kathy Curtis, or download, use a PDF editor to fill out, and then email back to Pastor Dave. Please discuss any medical issues/ concerns about your youth with KC. Final head count is due August 7; don't get left behind!

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group – We are still meeting at 9AM at the home of Denny Barrowclough, 2611 Deepwood Drive in Chalfonte. All are welcome. Bring a Friend!  

New Fellowship Group – meets at THE Well coffee shop in Hockessin at 4:30 every other Friday (Aug 5 & 19). Bring a friend or neighbor! Talk about Jesus over coffee. Questions? call  K C  302 530-3414.

The Next Deacon Meeting – Aug. 22, 2021 in the Mueller Library directly after church with Zoom for those who cannot attend in person.

Many Concordians are in Assisted Living. Let's make an efffort to visit, call, write to those who can no longer join us in person.   

  • Harbor Chase   2004 Shipley Rd  (Jackie Scheetz) No appt necessary; bring record of vaccination.
  • Sunrise   2215 Shipley Rd  302.358-2225  (Linda Blancett) Call for appt, show proof of vaccination.
  • Shipley Manor  2723 Shipley Rd  302.475-7293 (Lois Jenkins) No appt, wear mask; prove vaccination.
  • Foulk Manor North  1212 Foulk Rd (Tracy Clarke) front entrance for brief screening.
  • Pat Dorler in assisted living at Methodist Country House (426-8008) call for appt to visit.
  • Parkview Nursing Home 2801 W 6th St   302.655-6135 (Gen Nied).

Pray for:

  • Anna Gottschaldt continues in treatment.
  • Allison Bacher is halfway through prep for bone marrow transplant Sunday August 1. No visitors since she is in strict protective isolation.  Address: 117 S  11th St    Rm 1408   Philadelphia, Pa. 19107.   She will let us know when she is ready for virtual visits.
  • Doreen Clarke now carrying an oxygen tank to enhance breathing.  Her brother Donald is now in rehab in Tucson.
  • Karen Blach's sees the rheumatologist this week  in Michigan. address: 7801 Glacier Club Dr. Washington, Michigan 48094
  • Sandy McKnight still dealing with pain after surgery; please continue to pray for recovery.
  • Susan Fuesler also dealing with multiple health issues.
  • Dick Hartman with daughter Julie recovering from lower extremity issue.
  • That each of us will shine the saving love of Jesus for all to see.
  • That we worship freely in a country where many are not aware of that preciousness of that privilege .
  • For our government leaders that they will govern as God would have them do.

Education

Sunday School – Junior High, I.M.P.A.C.T. (High School)  & Confirmation All resume in the fall.

Bible Study – Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave.  We are studying Titus in the Mueller Room WITH Zoom for those who are not able to attend in person. (Meeting ID: 856 5714 631  Passcode: 300321)

The Men's Breakfast Bible Study – The group meets on Thursday via Zoom at 8:00 A.M. to study the Lectionary for the coming Sunday.  For more information  Email the church office or contact Dan Good.  

Concordia Preschool – Contact Helen Spillan (click), Preschool Director, at 302-478-3876, or visit the website, concordiapreschool.org.   No summer session this year due to elevator construction.

Education and Edification – Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL and hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken.  This week’s topics include: Envy, Lutheran Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, 16th Century Lutheran Martyr Robert Barnes, Old Testament Prophet Isaiah and more.  You can listen at your convenience at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Altar Flowers – If you would like to commemorate a person or event with altar flowers please sign up on the bulletin board outside the Mueller Library. August 8 & 15 are still available.  Altar flowers today are given to the Glory of God and in Thanksgiving for our 50 years of marriage on   August 7 from Kathee and George Butler.

Altar Guild is seeking former and new members interested in preparing the alter before and after church. Please contact Sharon Cornell or email the church office if you are interested in helping.   

Service

Emmanuel Dining Room – George Butler and Dale Nebe co-coordinate this ministry. We serve on the 27th of every month and need 18 casseroles and brownies plus Volunteers to serve. Please email Dale Nebe, George Butler, or the church office, if you are preparing a meal or would like to help serve. During the pandemic, we are still providing the food, filling 'TO GO' boxes for pick up. If you want to Fill Take Out boxes, on Aug. 27, please contact George Butler or Dale Nebe directly. Thanks for those who helped July 27th to feed 128 hungry folk! Casseroles needed for AUGUST.

"A special thanks to all who provided casseroles and brownies this month. We had the privilege of serving 125 fine people of Wilmington at the Emmanuel Dining Room today.  And thank you Kathee Butler and Don Kummer for helping to serve.  It is truly a joyous experience on the 27th of each month.  And we’d love to share that experience with others.  Just let Dale or I know if you’d like to serve.

I have enclosed a photo taken just this morning while our casseroles were in the oven.  Please take note of all the smiling faces and to the sign to the left and behind Don Kummer-a “thank you to Concordia for providing our meal.” Present for the photo were we Concordians, some of the staff from the Ministry of Caring which included two nuns (one from India and one from Texas), and a married couple serving a Mormon mission from Idaho through October.

Once again, thanks for all you do in your continuing support of this ministry.  ~George Butler

Orphan Grain Train –   Help us bring Christ's name and character to suffering people around the world by donating new or gently used clothing in good condition. Our Mid-Atlantic Branch, in conjunction with thirty other locations around the US, fulfills this mission by shipping material aid wherever it is needed. Everyone is welcome to volunteer with us at our Jennersville warehouse (8 Federal Rd, West Grove, PA, 19390) to sort and pack donations. Masks are no longer required, but we invite you to wear them at your own discretion. Please click HERE to visit our web page for hours of operation, to see photos, and to review the full list of materials our recipients need most. If you have questions, please contact Tom Fuesler.           

Meals on Wheels is still serving our community. Concordia volunteers deliver meals Monday-Friday (July 26-July 30) with pick-up at Silverside Church (across the street from Concordia). The time commitment is usually 1 ½ hours (11:00 AM-12:30 PM). Please contact Susan Fuesler. You will bless others and be greatly blessed as well!    Volunteers Still Needed!

Handmade Prayers Prayer Shawl Ministry  meets on the 2nd Wed of each month at 10:00 AM in the library. This is a working meeting so bring your yarn projects!  We welcome anyone that is interested in crocheting or knitting to join us. If you know someone that is in need of a gift from us, please let us know. For more details, contact Lynn Good.

LCMS Missionaries in Africa – Leanne Bier, VP of Administrators, is collecting Bibles for all age groups in the bin outside Pastor’s office. Monetary donations are needed to pay shipping which is extremely costly. Please use your missions envelopes and label them for LCMS African missions. Visit www.guineamission.com for more information and photos of ongoing projects. 

Stewardship

Online Giving is Available–on our website. Click HERE. Let us thank Jesus that He continues to provide for us! 

Weekly Announcements–If you have information that you would like included, please email Pastor Dave (click)directly.

 

 BACK to CHURCH??  Haven't we been BACK in CHURCH for months?    YES,  but. . . many of US are still missing.  Time to REACH OUT!   Call or send a note to someone you miss.

Clark Kummer, Luke Robinson, Sara Schneider, Evi Tai, Will Yelldell, & Ally Zweier

Will be confirmed on Sept 19 

Back to Church Sunday!!!

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