Weekly Announcements for the Week of May 2 - May 8, 2021

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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  • We will gather inside for the Divine Service this Sunday, May 2, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.
  • THERE IS STILL NO SINGING OUT LOUD
  • Livestreaming of the service begins around 9:15 a.m. on our home page, concordiade.com.
  • Holy Communion will be served both in the 9:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary and outside at 10:45 at the front entrance in accordance with all Delaware Department of Health suggestions for safety.

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

  • Acts 8: 26-40
  • Psalm 150
  • 1 John 4: 1-11
  • John 15: 1-8

Stay Connected – Stay connected with us in person and through our online platforms: Zoom Bible Studies, Live-streamed Sunday Divine Service, and this website.  We may be physically distant from one another, but we are not socially distant.  A lot is still going on at the church.  

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This Week

Sunday

8:00 a.m.–Zoom Bible Study will resume in the fall after summer break.                                           

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

10:00 a.m. NEW!!! childrens' activities during the sermon headed by Sue Fuesler, Pam Kazaba and Rachael Pindar in the fellowship hall.  This Sunday May 2 will be a PLANTING event!! always a hit with the younger ones!

10:45 a.m.–We gather at the front of the church to receive The Lord's Supper outside. 

I M P A C T @ 12:00 Noon– On Summer break;  may possibly resume in July.                         Meeting ID: 865 0040 0319 Passcode: 300320.  

Tuesday

1:00 p.m.– Bible Study continues with the study of 1Thessalonians led by George Butler.  NOTE  change in codes (Meeting ID: 816 8102 5254 and Passcode:  174115)

Thursday

8:00 a.m.–Men's Bible Study (formally Bible Breakfast-before COVID-19).  Contact Dan Good for details.

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 both the inside Divine Service at 9:30 and the outside Communion-only service at the front door of the church building. COVID-19 safety protocols are strictly obeyed.  

Fellowship

Stay connected–Reach out to other Christian friends in the congregation via this website, Zoom Bible Studies, phone calls, texts, emails and snail mail.

Youth Group Movie Night - May 14, 2021 at 7PM in the youth room!!!! New WallMount TV set up by Pastor Dave with 'screen mirroring'. For the less techie..this means that anything on a smart phone can be projected and enjoyed on the big screen.  Check out the new YOUTH presence on Concordia's website for communication and planning!!! Sign in and send in your choice for the movie.  bring your friends, blankies, snacks.

Saturday morning Fellowship group- still meeting at 10AM at the home of Denny Barrowclough, 2611 Deepwood Drive in Chalfonte. Anyone else interested in Hosting?

New Fellowship group-meeting at THE Well coffee shop in Hockessin at 4:30 every other Friday. May 7, and 21 @ 4:30.  Great coffee and super tasty goodies available. Plenty of Outdoor seating. Be one of the IN-Crowd!   contact Kathy Curtis  302 530-3414 or Denny Barroughclough 302. 893-9931 with questions/ suggestions.   

Pray for - Praising our Lord for Pastor's successful surgery.   Concordians in medical care for illness Anna Gottschaldt, Allison Bacher, Doreen Clarke, Karen Blach.  That all leaders would govern as Christ would have them do. *For those who need our Savior; that they will be brought to faith in HIM. 

Education

Sunday School–  to resume in the fall.

I.M.P.A.C.T. (High School)–on summer break.***IMPACT may resume in July.***                                      Meeting ID: 865 0040 0319; Passcode: 300320). 

Confirmation–on summer break will resume in the fall.

Bible Study–Tuesday at 1:00 PM–with George Butler, beginning a study of 1Thessalonians. ******NEW CODES******(Meeting ID:816 8102 5254–Passcode: 174115)

Bible Breakfast–Thursday at 8:00 a.m.–Men’s Bible Breakfast - Sunday Readings.   Email the church office or contact Dan Good for Zoom Meeting information.  

Concordia Preschool–Contact Helen Spillan (click), Preschool Director, at 302-478-3876, or visit their website, concordiapreschool.org. If you're wondering about the orange netting on the front lawn, it's there to protect our preschoolers from running onto Silverside Road, while playing soccer. The virtual fundraiser "Dessert Night' was a great success.  

Lutheran Public Radio and Issues Etc.–'The Word of the Lord Endures forever' has just begun a study of 1Corinthians, with Pastor Weedon.                                                                                   Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL This week’s teachings include: 'Roman Catholic Mariology, The Godly Practice of Leisure, The Word “Glory” in the Bible, Facebook’s New Prayer Post Feature and more.  You can listen on-demand at  issuesetc.org , the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.  

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. Anyone who wants to help to prepare “meals to go” at EDR on the 27th, please contact George Butler or Dale Nebe directly. Thanks for those who helped this past month when 135 hungry folks were fed!  

Orphan Grain Train–If you have clothes and/or small household items in good condition that you no longer need or want, please consider giving them to Orphan Grain Train. The Mid-Atlantic Branch ships primarily to former republics of The Soviet Union.  Everyone is welcome to come and volunteer. We follow Covid safety rules. We wear masks and practice physical distancing. Masks available if needed. Come join us to sort and pack clothing for our next shipment. Click HERE for details.  Check out photos on this website about recent shipments to help people in need.

Meals on Wheels–is still serving our community. Concordia volunteers deliver meals Monday-Friday during the last week each month,(May 24-28) 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!


Handmade Prayers–Prayer Shawl Ministry  meets this Wednesday May 12 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 (bin outside Pastor’s office). To donate monetarily, please use your missions envelopes and label them for LCMS African missions. Visit www.guineamission.com for more information.

COVID Vaccination - If you are still searching for your Covid vaccination please contact Kathy Curtis, or Leanne Bier. Several Concordians have received their vaccination at the office of Dr. Tracy Estes' office on Silverside Rd. She will have another Moderna clinic this coming Friday May 7, 2021.

Stewardship

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

Weekly Announcements
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Gardening Alert

Please be on the alert for the Lanternfly soon to be hatching. Check news on USDept of Agriculture for De. Md and Pa. 


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