E-Arkive The Electronic Newsletter for Ark and Dove 

This year Presbyterians celebrate the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses. The theses , which criticized the sale of indulgences by church officials, are considered the opening salvo in the Protestant Reformation-a movement that emphasized individual relationships with God and salvation through faith alone. All are invited to commemorate 500 years of reformation, this Sunday, at both the 9:30 Traditional and 11:00 Contemporary Worship Services.

Dear Friends,  
My grateful thanks to Ray Bussey, chair, and the 25th Anniversary team:  Donna Anderson, Kelly Burnett, Marcia Bussey, Paula Griggs, Claire Henderson, Linda Lewis, Jon Nelson, Amy Stavely, Rob Yeager and Kim Young for planning and hosting a wonderful evening.  Special thanks to Betsy Baer, Caitlyn Bussey, Adell Gaurin, Corinne Baker, Steve Debus, Debbie Arey, Jon Nelson, Brian Boudreau and Jack  Burnett for their remembrances, and awesome music from Rebecca, Mark, the band and choir.  Thank you to all of you for 25 years of partnership!  I very much appreciate the gifts of the stole, the mug and the walnut cheeseboard with the Presbyterian symbol!

And we have another anniversary.  This Sunday is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Come find out what that means.  Hint, hint, 95 Theses and A Mighty Fortress Is Our God!

Peace of Christ,
Pastor Tim


For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed-a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[a] just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith."  -
Romans 1:16-17 
Morning Prayer  
Heavenly Father, I know that beginning well means little unless one perseveres. So, I ask you to be my guide, not only today but for all my life. Increase your grace in me each day, until you have brought me into full union with your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who is the true Sun of our souls, shining day and night forever. Amen.
Evening Prayer
Lord God, you have made the night for us to rest, and you have created the day for us to work. I ask you to give my body a restful night, and to grant that my soul may be lifted up to you and my heart always filled with your love. Amen. 
- John Calvin 

Many opportunities await you!


This week, we celebrate Reformation Sunday, and we will sing "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."
Nearly five hundred years have passed since Martin Luther penned the words to "A Mighty  Fortress is Our God." But time has neither diminished the hymn's popularity nor dulled its message. Today, in fact, the hymn ranks among the world's best-known, having been translated into almost every known language. It has appeared in hymnals the world over. Early in its history, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God" served as a rallying cry for the Reformation movement. So powerful was the song's message that the reformers drew strength from it in even the darkest times  
On "All Saint's" Sunday, we will be hearing beautiful music from soprano, Annie Gill.
Praised for "astounding technical vocal ability, solid song interpretation and stage presence," soprano Annie Gill continues to gain recognition as a distinctive and versatile emerging artist.  Particularly excelling in the repertoire of Mozart and Puccini, Ms. Gill has been commended for "a glorious voice - opulent from top to bottom," and possesses an extensive variety of vocal colors in her expressive full lyric soprano.  We are fortunate to have Annie Gill as one of our music teachers at Ark and Dove.   

Ark and Dove's 25th Silver Anniversary Dinner! 


PICK YOUR PRELUDE As we begin our next 25 years of Ark and Dove, we hope everyone will participate in the Fall Stewardship Campaign. While financial pledges are needed, and appreciated  this is not the only way you can participate.  To give people ideas, we have created the Prelude board in the lobby with ideas both financial and otherwise of what you can do as a personal Prelude. Please take a card to help remind you of your commitment, and if you don't see one you like, fill out a blank one with your own idea. Remember Dedication Sunday is November 19th. Steve Debus, steven.debus89@gmail.com.
Silver Anniversary

SILVER ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENTS The Ark and Dove 25th Anniversary ornaments will be arriving very soon for those friends and members who pre-ordered.  We will also have a small supply of ornaments available to those who were unable to order, so please let me know right away if you would like to reserve your ornament. These are very high quality, commemorative pieces. To learn more, please visit http://timbergreenforestry.com Peace, Ray Bussey, 1safe1111@gmail.com
Outreach and Connection

NEW MEMBERS INQUIRERS CLASS Please join us for the  New Members Inquirer's Class tomorrow, Saturday, October 28 from 8:30 am to noon where you can meet other people who have been visiting Ark and Dove and enjoy breakfast and fellowship. This "no obligation" class is just for you if want to learn more about Ark and Dove and what it means to be a member.  We'll provide breakfast and childcare.  Hope to see you there!  Please sign up in the lobby signup or by contacting Donna Anderson at donna.anderson30@aol.com, so we can plan for breakfast and childcare.  
MEN'S GROUP TO TOUR ANNAPOLIS The Voyagers will go on a walking tour of Annapolis on November 18 led by costumed guides from Watermark Tours. We will start with breakfast at 9:00 in Annapolis!! The walking tour comes highly recommended, and covers 400 years of Annapolis history. We will need to have an accurate count of who plans to attend (spouses and other family members are welcome to join us). If we have 25, the tour will be led by 2 costumed guides. If you want to come, or need more information, please contact Ed Barrett ( ejbarrett13@verizon.net).
Our Community and Our World

RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE EDUCATION Robin DiAngelo is speaking on "Swimming in the Water: Addressing Implicit Bias" at this Sunday from 2-5pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Dubois Rd in Annapolis.  Join Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of "What it Means to be White" and renowned trainer who specializes in racial and social justice education as she explores: white culture; institutionalized racism and the struggle for diversity in the 21st century. All Are Welcome! Childcare will be available if requested via pre-registration. Tickets: $15/presale at  https://tinyurl.com/uucadiangelo  and $20/at door. Includes light refreshments.  
APPLY TO ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN AT THE U.N. The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters on March 12-23, 2018.  Presbyterians will have the opportunity to join the church's ecumenical women partners to advocate on social justice issues at the U.N.  You could be one of them!  But hurry! The application dead line is November 3rd.  

Ryan Smith, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the U.N., says "[the Commission on the Status of Women] is the global gender norm setting body.  The outcome document produced at the commission sets the standard for the world as it relates to gender equality, especially the priority theme of rural women and girls."

For more information and to download an application, go to https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/un/united-nations-commission-status-women/.


HARPIST JOSH LAYNE MASTERCLASS AND CONCERT Canadian "harp genius" Josh Layne will present an exciting evening of virtuosic harp solos on Monday, November 6, at 7:00 p.m. He will also conduct a 4:30 p.m. masterclass prior to the concert. Please email anpike16@yahoo.com for ticket information.     

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" -Isaiah 6:8  
WINTER RELIEF Winter Relief could not have gone smoother. Cheryl, Christine, and I feel very blessed by the overwhelming support for this ministry and the men who stayed with us for a week. You all answered the call and really made our guest feel at home. Thank you to all the Team Leaders and volunteers! Can't wait until next year. In the peace of Christ, Cheryl Schafer (csscas@verizon.net) and Debbie Saylor (debsaylor1@aol.com)      
CAP WEST COUNTY FOOD PANTRY Featured item for October is CANNED VEGETABLES (sweet potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, etc.). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!          
Prayer Concerns

PRAYER CONCERNS Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: 
PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Marie Shorter; Karen Dodson; Debbie Saylor's aunt, Gail, cousin, Ed, and friend, Tina Frost; Donna Anderson's brother-in-law, Tom; Nicole Howe's aunt, Linda; Bob Johns; Marie Shorter; Frances Keyes; Chip Burnett; Dot Forloines and her brother Jack; Henry Duncan; Helene Marchand-Stancil and Helene's mother, Mimi; Judy Cooper's sister, Barb Eardley; Ellen Makar's father, Don Erickson; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Amy Stavely's aunt; Steve and Brandi Downs; Janet Dabbs's sister, Diane Maloy; Mary Stum's sister-in-law, Sandy; Sarita Barrow's brother, Rashad; Sue Hanburger's sister-in-law, Evelyn Hanburger; Kelly and Tim Stern's nephew, Hunter Field; Julie Kirby's mother, Margaret Floyd; Amy Carskadon's nephew; Zach Rosenthal; Ken and Jacqueline Sievers; Logan and Luke Sievers; Debbie Saylor's friend, Brenda Figueroa; Ann Hirschy's friend; James Kirkpatrick; and Dick and Carol Baily.
PRAYERS OF STRENGTH AND SUPPORT for all of the refugees around the world.
PRAYERS OF PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING from Christy Hipchen and Matt Schmit on the birth of their daughter, Maren Abigail Schmit, on October 25,  at 5 lbs 10 oz. 
If you have prayer concerns or blessings that you would like to share, please contact Deacon Sue Hanburger at avongypsygal@gmail.com, and she will add your concern to the prayer partners email chain.   

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