Weekly Announcements for the Week of Sept. 25 - Oct 1, 2022

The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and 

the Divine Service is at 10:30 a.m.

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✛We gather for the Divine Service Sunday, September  25, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion.

✛Livestreaming of the service begins around 10:15 a.m. on our homepage, concordiade.com.

Readings for Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Sept. 25, 2022:

Amos 6:1–7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6–19; Luke 16:19–31 | ESV.org

The service may be heard in the Mueller Room, the room to the right as you enter church.  Clipboards and activities for younger children are located on the table in narthex. 

Church attendance Sept 18: 83 


In Focus – Things Coming Up 

Special time with Pastor:  have you ever wanted to sit down with Pastor Dave for coffee (or tea or ?) just casually? for a chitchat?  Well now you can. He will be in the office on Monday mornings from 9-11 for drop in casual (or formal) conversation.

Preschool Fund Raiser – this coming Tuesday, Sept 27 at the Ice Cream Shop on Philadelphia Pike. Mention 'Concordia PreSchool' at time of  purchase  to earn a percentage % of your purchase for our preschool.


 ✛THIS WEEK✛ 

Altar Flowers - Today's altar flowers are presented by Mary Moore in honor of Avery.  If you want to dedicate altar flowers to a loved one, October 2, 16 and & 23 have not been signed for.

Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. – We are back.  Bring your children to learn about  Jesus. Adults are reading John in The Mueller Room and watching the videos from Everyone HIs Witness.  

Tuesday Bible Study – We are reading Romans!

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

Thursdays 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 readings for the coming Sunday.  For more information email Dan Good.   


✛God Thought✛

The Lord's Prayer – ““In the case of the early fathers, they consistently saw the Lord’s Prayer as an integral part of the Christian’s preparation to receive Communion, not only on the rather obvious basis of the petition for daily bread (Fourth Petition) but also because of the prayer for forgiveness (Fifth Petition). All of the petitions, however, support and encourage a faithful eucharistic praying at this point in the service. God’s name, for example, is hallowed precisely in the Church’s faithful observance of the Sacrament as Christ’s death is shown forth to the world (First Petition). As for the plea that God’s kingdom would come among us, our Lord gives His sure promise that with His body and blood we receive forgiveness, life, and salvation—all gifts of the Holy Spirit (Second Petition). The will of God is accomplished in us when the devil’s evil schemes are thwarted as God strengthens and keeps us firm in the faith (Third Petition). When we pray for protection against temptation and deliverance from evil, we have the promise of God that the Sacrament is given us for this very purpose (Sixth and Seventh Petitions). As Luther writes in the Large Catechism … .”

Excerpt From
Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Services
Concordia Publishing House
https://books.apple.com/us/book/lutheran-service-book-companion-to-the-services/id6443006306
This material may be protected by copyright.”


✛FELLOWSHIP✛   

Disaster Relief – Do you want to serve to help in disaster relief?  Click HERE to volunteer or give financially.

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group – Saturday fellowship gathers at 9 a.m. in the Narthex. BYOB (beverage). Friends, neighbors, family all welcome! Coffee corner has a new ceiling and freshly cleaned floors with rearranged seating.  No fellowship on Sat  Sept 17 since there will be BIG fellowship at the Walk/Run!!!

Deacon Meeting – Deacons meet monthly. Everyone is welcome to bring any concerns to your deacon (or any deacon) for discussion at monthly meeting. 

Many MEMBERS make their home in Assisted Living Facilities – Some of these members have no family locally and would love a short visit.  Fifteen minutes is a nice visit; most cannot handle a lengthy visit. Phone calls and cards have special meaning, bringing the outside world in to them. 

-Gen Nied – Parkview Nursing Home – 2801 W 6th St., Wilmington De  19805

-Jackie Scheetz – Harbor Chase – lives at 2004 Shipley Rd.

-Linda Blancett – Sunrise – 2215 Shipley Rd  302.358-2225.Call for appt, show proof of vaccination.

-Tracy Clarke – Foulk Manor North – 1212 Foulk Rd.  front entrance for brief screening.

Prayers (You must login to read personal prayers HERE).  Unfortunately, in our world today, personal info printed here can be hacked and/or used inappropriately.  

Paul does not advocate overthrow of those who now rule among us; But instead, he encourages praying for them, so that their rule might  allow us to live in an orderly society.

-Pray that Christ will bless us all with the peace that passes all human understanding.

-Pray for the return of those missing from our midst. Pray that they return to commune with us in the sacrament   of Holy Communion; to receive forgiveness of sins together with us. "where 2 or 3 are gathered together......"

-Pray for HIS guidance that we may 'rightly understand Your Word, and more than that; DO IT!'


✛EDUCATION✛

Sunday School – begins at 9:15 for all children, preschool through 12th grade.  

Confirmation:  This Sunday Sept 25, and every other week in Mueller Room after the Divine Service--to the right of the narthex/lobby.  

Sunday Adult Bible: in the Mueller Room at 9:15.we are reading John and starting Everyone His Witness 2.0. 

Weekday Bible Study – We meet this week on Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastor Dave.  We are reading Romans.

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

What I Wish My Non-Lutheran Family Knew About –  Are you looking for a way to explain Biblical Lutheran teachings like Baptism, Closed Communion, The Lord’s Supper, The End Times, Funerals and Worship to non-Lutherans?  Issues, Etc., a radio-talk show and podcast produced by Lutheran Public Radio in Collinsville, IL, interviewed Pastor Bryan Wolfmueller about these topics and more.  You can listen to the entire series at your convenience at issuesetc.org/whatiwish/.


✛SERVICE✛ 

Emmanuel Dining Room – Help feed the hungry by making a casserole or brownies!  Recipe (Click).  On Saturday, August 27th, Concordia Lutheran Church again had the privilege of serving 49 food platters to the good people of Wilmington at the Emmanuel Dining Room of the Ministry of Caring.  Another group was giving away food and free merchandise just down the street, so we had a much lighter serving group.  What we provided will be used at EDR over the next couple of days.

In John 3:34-35, Jesus says, “Love each other just as I have loved you.  Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”

Thank you once again for obediently following Jesus and showing that love of Jesus to those in need of a nourishing meal.  Your casseroles and brownies are always well received.

Orphan Grain Train Orphan Grain Train – Help us bring Christ's name and character to suffering people around the world and donate new or gently used clothing in good condition. Our Mid-Atlantic Branch, in conjunction with thirty other locations around the US, ships material aid wherever it is needed. Everyone is welcome to volunteer with us at the West Grove warehouse on Wednesdays and on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month to sort and pack donations (8 Federal Rd, West Grove, PA, 19390). Read all about OGT on the bulletin board by the library, or visit our webpage for hours of operation, the latest updates, and to review the full list of materials our recipients need most. If you have questions, please contact Tom Fuesler or Carla Niesen. Donated items may be placed in the closet in All Saints' Hall (to the right as you enter the room). 

Meals on Wheels Serving our community meals during the last full week of each month (Sept.22 -26 This Monday thru Friday). 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 the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 A.M.  (Oct. 12) 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 collects Bibles for all age groups in the bin outside Pastor’s office. Monetary donations are needed to pay for 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. Note March newsletter hanging above Bible tote outside Pastor's office.


✛STEWARDSHIP✛

Online Giving is Available – Click HERE. Let us thank Jesus that He continues to provide for us! Offerings can be set up through your bank or your credit card. Questions related to financial giving can be addressed to Karen Blach via email – financialsec@concordiade.com.  

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


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