Weekly Announcements for the Week of Sept. 26th - Oct 2, 2021

18th Sunday after Pentecost

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  • We will gather inside for the Divine Service this Sunday, September 26, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.
  • We enjoy SINGING ALOUD!  Hymnals available if you enjoy holding the book.
  • Masks now suggested–not required.  (increasing viral  infection across Delaware.)
  • Livestreaming of the service begins around 10:15 a.m. on our homepage, concordiade.com.
  • Holy Communion will be served in the 10:30 a.m. service in the sanctuary. Maintain spacing at the rail.

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Readings for this Sunday, Sept. 26  (Click HERE for all 4 readings in one place):

  • Jer. 11: 18-20
  • Psalm 54
  • James 3: 13-James 4: 10
  • Mark 9: 30-37

Hymnals are available above the coat rack, outside the office, and in the library.

Stay Connected – COVID has kept us apart Long Enough! Now we MUST work to return to 'the Old Days'!!  Stay connected in the sanctuary and online.  We livestream our service on Sunday and Bible Study on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 

The service may now be heard in the Mueller Room, the room to the right as you enter church. Hymnals and Bibles located on shelving.  Check the Blue tote for older children' books and art activities. Clipboards and activities for younger children are located on the table in narthex.

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 Weekly Happenings 

Sunday at 10:30 a.m.–The Divine Service. (Livestreamed at 10:15 a.m. on our homepage: concordiade.com).                                                                                                

Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.–  We are studying Hebrews.  We are meeting in-person in the Mueller Roomm 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 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mueller Library at 10:00 AM. Next meeting - October 13.

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 10:15 a.m. on our homepage: concordiade.com 

The Lord's Supper–We receive Jesus in the Divine Service at 10:30  

Altar Flowers –  If you would like to remember a special person or date with altar flowers, please sign up on bulletin board outside the Mueller Library.  October 3, 10 & 17 are available; arrangements are $20 each.    


Fellowship

Youth Group – All high schoolers and their families are invited to a luncheon on October 10 after the service to talk about what we want for a Youth Group.  This is OUR group and this biggest factor is parental commitment to it.  Food and drink will be provided.  Look for an invitation to come.  

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group – Saturday fellowship is moving to the Narthex.  So B Y O C offee!! Why not bring a friend or neighbor?  

Friday Fellowship Group – meets at THE Well coffee shop in Hockessin October 1, 15, & 29th at 4:30. Come join us for a snack and hearty conversation.  Anyone want to bring a game?  Invite someone you have not seen in awhile & offer them a ride.   Questions?   K C  302 530-3414

Deacon Meeting -If you have any thoughts regarding worship, service or anything we do at Concordia please share with your deacon directly; so it can be discussed in meeting.

Many Concordians are in Assisted Living.  Some of our assisted living folks have no family locally and would love a short visit.  No need to spend an entire afternoon. It was so good to see Pat Dorler in church last Sunday because someone picked her up.    

  • Jackie Scheetz   Harbor Chase – lives  at 2004 Shipley Rd.  No appt necessary; bring record of vaccination.
  • Linda Blancett  Sunrise – lives at  2215 Shipley Rd  302.358-2225.Call for appt, show proof of vaccination.
  • Lois Jenkins   Shipley Manor – lives at 2723 Shipley Rd  302.475-7293.  No appt, wear mask; prove vaccination.
  • Tracy Clarke  Foulk Manor North – lives 1212 Foulk Rd.  front entrance for brief screening.
  • Pat Dorler   Methodist Country House – 4830 Kennett Pike 426-8008.Mask,  call for appt to visit. dorlerpa@aol.com
  • Gen Nied   Parkview Nursing Home – 2801 W 6th St   call for appt. 302.655-6135. temp check, sign in procedure

Pray:

  • Anna Gottschaldt – still doing chemo; but staying busy with online learning.
  • Allison Bacher –  for continuing recovery. No visitors/strict protective isolation.  2103 Valley Ave, Wilmington, De 19810.
  • Doreen Clarke –  still short of breath but actively involved in TV sports!  5850 Limestone  Rd. Wilmington, De. 19707
  • Karen Blach – hoping we will see her Sunday in church.
  • Darlys Harting – Darlys is leaving for Arizona for her son Jim's memorial service and family gathering.
  • Help me close my mouth and open my ears to hear what THEY have to say.  Help me agree to disagree rather than fight and denigrate THEM.
  • Help me to realize that life consists not in the abundance of things which I possess, but rather what I Do with what I possess, whether much or little.
  • Come unto me you (Covid) weary and I will give you rest (renewal).  Our hearts were filled with sadness (and Isolation) and we had lost our way. But you are bringing us back to Concordia, to fellowship with Thee that strengthens us again!
  • Youth Group - please pray for attendance and participation that our youth may increase in faith and love for our Father, our Neighbors and each other.
  • For those who suffer pain and trauma silently and we are unaware.

Education

Confirmation – Begins Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 p.m.  It will be in-person and on Zoom.  

Sunday School – Begins at 9:15 a.m. for all ages.  

Bible Study – Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave.  We are studying Hebrews 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.  Email Dan Good for more information.  

Concordia Preschool – First holiday Oct 11.     Contact Helen Spillan (click), Preschool Director, at 302-478-3876, or visit the website, concordiapreschool.org.   

Confessional Lutherans, We've Got Your Back – 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 subjects include: Being a Lutheran Vicar During the Cuban Revolution, Responding to Today’s Woke Worldview, Caring for Caregivers, Congregational Singing and more.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the LPR mobile app and your favorite podcast provider.

Questions & Answers: Do you ever wonder? Why we light that candle that hangs from the ceiling in the sanctuary? This is the eternal light candle, reminding us of our Triune God's eternal nature.  It never goes out.  It is sometimes called the Sanctuary Lamp or Lamp of the Presence.  Are there church rules about lighting candles on the altar?  Why do we have only two? According to The Altar Guild Manuel: Lutheran Serive Book Edition, "The practice of placing candlesticks directly on the altar appears to have arisen in the twelfth century.  One of the primary uses of lights, until the invention of the light bulb, as practical:  so that people could see in the dark.  But the symbolic use of lights, a symbolism that has its roots in the Old Testament (already in Genesis 1:3), is also important.  The most basic Christian Symbolism attached to the use of lights is derived from the statement of Jesus:  "I am the Light of the world" (John 8:12). ... The use of candles on the altar, as mentioned above, is of medieval origin.  Today most church buildings have at least two candles on the altar.  These candles are called eucharistic lights because they usually only burn for the service of the Eucharist or Holy Communion." What about that single candle that appears in the middle between the pair of candles.

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 help fill boxes, please contact George Butler or Dale Nebe directly.  Volunteers, Casseroles and Brownies are needed for September and October 27th.

WANTED -           SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHERS            Is it    I     LORD????

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.   

Support Orphan Grain Train Mid-Atlantic Branch. Donate $5 and receive a 25% off shopping pass for all day shopping at Boscov's on October 20. See Sharon Weaver for passes.  There are a few passes left.  Act quickly so you are not left out!    Really.... 25% off all purchases, ALL DAY! Oct 20 for a $5 pass.  What a DEAL!


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Meals on Wheels serving our community meals during the last full week of each month (Sept 27- Oct 1). The time commitment is usually 1 ½ hours (11:00 AM-12:30 PM). Please contact Susan Fuesler. Meals are picked up at Silverside Church with directions for delivery route. Please consider volunteering; you will bless others and be greatly blessed as well!    contact Sue Fuesler.

Handmade Prayers Prayer Shawl Ministry  meets (Oct 13) 2nd Wednesday   each month at 10:00 A M in the Mueller 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! Donations can be set up through your bank or your credit car

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

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