Weekly Announcements for the Week of Sept. 19-25th, 2021

17th Sunday after Pentecost

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  • We will gather inside for the Divine Service this Sunday, September 19, 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. 19 (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 still available above the coat rack, outside the office, and in the library.

Stay Connected – COVID MUST NOT separate us!!  Stay connected in the sanctuary and online.  We livestream our service on Sunday and Bible Study on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. 

The service is now available the Mueller 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 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 2nd Wednesday of each month in the Mueller Library at 10:00 AM. Next meeting - 

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.   

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY–----RALLY DAY----–BACK-TO-CURCH SUNDAY! – Get 3-for-1 this Sunday, September 19, 2021 (Church service will be at 10:30 with Sunday school for all ages at 9:15 a.m.).Sunday school will meet (adults & children) in sanctuary and proceed to All Saints Hall (or outside, weather permitting). Children will be able to meet their teachers and take part in a small craft. Adults will proceed to Bible class.

WECOME to Confirmation of the following young people on September 19 at 10:30.  Each will renew their baptismal vows, making their personal confession of faith and loyalty to Christ through their lifetime.    

Clark Kummer    Luke Robinson    Sara Schneider    Evie Tai    Will Yeldell    Ally Zweier


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 – Sunday's flowers are placed by Tom and Susan Fuesler in thanksgiving to God for our 6 confirmands and all of our youth, as we celebrate the eternal and joyful hope that we have with Jesus as our Savior. If you would like to remember a special person or date with altar flowers, please sign up on bulletin board outside the Mueller Library.  September 19 & 26 are available; arrangements are $20 each.    


Fellowship

Thank You – Allison and I would like to express our thankfulness for the flowers we have received from the congregation.  Yet it is for far more than the flowers for which we are grateful, as we both feel that you have been with us and supported us with love throughout this entire journey.  It is by God’s hand that you have all been there for us and it is so much appreciated.  You are all in our hearts.  All thanks be to God!

Youth Group – We hope that if you have returned to school this past week or will be going back in the upcoming week that you are ready for a fun year of school.  Just think:  Martin Luther loved to go to school!  

Saturday Morning Fellowship Group – Meets on Saturday morning at 9 AM at the home of Denny Barrowclough, 2911 Deepwood Dr. in Chalfonte.  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 have a milkshake or some pastry if coffee is not 'your thang'.  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. Let's make an effort to visit, call, or write to those who can no longer join us in person.   

  • 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. her vision has returned to normal, praise God.  She is the artist for the new bulletin board outside the library. Thank you ANNA!!
  • Allison Bacher –  now residing at home; still exhausted, longing for return to 'feeling good'. Please keep praying for her  recovery.  No visitors / strict protective isolation.  2103 Valley Ave, Wilmington, De 19810.
  • Doreen Clarke – Please keep praying for diagnosis and cure. She is most grateful for cards, letters, emails, txts and PRAYERS.  continues to grieve the loss of her brother Donald. 5850 Limestone  Rd. Wilmington, De. 19707
  • Karen Blach – guess who has a ticket for return flight to Delaware??  801 Glacier Club Dr. Washington, Michigan 48094
  • Darlys Harting – Darlys is grieving the loss of her son Jim this past week. She will travel to Az. with local son and daughter-in-law when arrangements are completed.
  • In my dealings with others help me to love them as I love myself and to do for them as I would have them do for me.
  • 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.
  • Take my life and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee. Take my lips and let them be filled with messages from Thee!
  • 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 grieve the loss of homes and loved ones in the recent weather disasters.

Education

Confirmation begins next week, September 20th, at 6:30 p.m. in The Mueller Room and via Zoom.   Meeting ID: 705 650 5384;    Passcode: 300321

Sunday School – Junior High, I.M.P.A.C.T. (High School)  & Confirmation All resume September 19 at 9:15 a.m.

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 – the munchkins returned September 13, 2021.  Watching and listening to them is pure joy. Contact Helen Spillan (click), Preschool Director, at 302-478-3876, or visit the website, concordiapreschool.org.   Welcome back to the Office Volunteers who secure the front door maintaining safety for the little ones.

Top Podcast in Religion and Spirituality –  Issues, Etc. features expert guests in theology, Biblical interpretation, apologetics, ethics, philosophy, law and culture.  Issues, Etc. is hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and consistently ranks among the Top Podcasts in Religion & Spirituality with Apple Podcasts.  You can listen on-demand at issuesetc.org, the Lutheran Public Radio 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? Are there church rules about lighting candles on the altar?  Why do we have only two? 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 27th.

WANTED - Christian adults (young or older) to teach Sunday School / Bible class.  Students of all ages!!  Is the Lord calling YOU????

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 2nd Wednesday each month at 10:00 AM. 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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