Weekly Announcements for the Week of June 28- July 2, 2021

5th Sunday after Pentecost

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  • We will gather inside for the Divine Service this Sunday, June 28, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.
  • WE ARE SINGING ALOUD AGAIN!!!  Hymnals available if you enjoy holding the book.
  • Masks are 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):

  • Lam 3:22-33
  • Psalm 30
  • 2 Cor. 8:1-9, 13-15
  • Mark 5: 21-43

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

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 Weekly Happenings 

Sunday

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

10:30 a.m.–Congregational Meeting (check your email for Zoom Codes)

Tuesday

1:00 p.m.– Bible Study is now in 1st Timothy; meeting in Mueller Rm with Zoom for those who are not attending in person      Meeting ID  856 5714 6312        Passcode  300321

Wednesday

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

Thursday

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 the church office or 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  

Cleaning–To those of you who are cleaning up after church, please, for your own health and well being, do not pick up the used communion cups with your bare hands. Use gloves. Collect the provided container that is lined with a plastic bag from the sacristy and place the cups in it, then tie and dispose of it in the larger trash can in the sacristy.” This is for your own protection. Thanks you the Altar Guild

Fellowship

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.

Youth Group – Movie night in youth room is planned for June 25th. Ice Cream Social June 19, 2021 was well attended. Plans formed for upcoming events. Stay tuned to Youth section on our website.

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group–We are still meeting at 10AM 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 meets June 25 @ 4:30.  Enjoyable gathering for chatting and catching up with fellow Concordians. The coffee is good; specialty drinks brewed to order.   Bring a friend or neighbor! Sharing Christ can easily start over coffee. Questions? call  K C  302 530-3414 or Shawn Grossman 302.743-9637

Many Assisted Living facilities are now allowing visitors (with some rules). Let's visit fellow Concordians who may not be able to get out.  

  • 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.

Thank You–please check the FaceBook page for pictures from the 50th anniversary celebration of Pastor Mueller's ordination.  ~Kristin Baronio

Pray for:

  • Anna Gottschaldt and Allison Bacher continuing treatment. Doreen Clarke, 2 steps forward and 1 step back; still with chest tubes.  Karen Blach, still trying to gain weight; traveling to Michigan for further treatment.                      Sue Fuesler
  • For the return of all Concordians to worship and participate in fellowship with our Lord and each other.
  • For those still grieving the loss of loved ones from Covid or other causes.
  • For families in the midst of conflict; that they will reach resolution.
  • For the deliverance from despotic rulers whose evil ruling sends their citizens to seek assylum elsewhere.

New Portals of Prayer available in the Narthex.

Education

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

Bible Study–Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave.  We are studying 1 Timothy. 

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. We bid farewell to the joyful noise of pre schoolers on May 28th. We wait for them to return September 13th. No summer session this year; elevator construction.

Your Comprehensive Source for News, Information and Truth–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 teachings include: What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Knew about the Word of God, The Nativity of John the Baptist, The Movie “Cruella,” LGBTQ+ Pride Month and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

ALTAR FLOWERS ARE BACK–If you would like to give flowers for the Divine Service on Sunday to commemorate a special person or event in your life, please signup on the church bulletin board just outside the Mueller Room in the hallway.

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 JUNE 27, please contact George Butler or Dale Nebe directly. Thanks for those who helped May 27th to feed 128 hungry folk!  Casseroles needed for June 27.

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, wearing masks and practicing 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 (June 28-July 2) 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 Needed!

Handmade Prayers–Prayer Shawl Ministry  meets  Wednesday July 14 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.

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Bring YOUR Church Community Back Together this September!         

Please get your Coat/Jacket if you left it on the coat rack by the church office. If not claimed by June 30 they will be donated to Orphan Grain Train! 

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