Communion Sunday!
The Arkive: Ark and Dove's Newsletter
All are invited to celebrate the 6th Sunday after Pentecost with communion, as we continue our preaching series on the Lord's Prayer--9:30 am (choir led worship) and 11:00 am (band led worship)!
Message from Pastor Tim
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

I just got off the phone with Pastor Jon, and our youth at the Gen-On Summit have had a great week. Please keep them in your prayers, as they get ready to journey home.

Thank you all to the faithful friends who have been attending the County Council hearings in support of ACT: as ACT advocates for affordable housing in our County. A bill with ACT support (bill 54-19) that works toward establishing workforce housing has been passed and is now law. A Fair Housing bill (bill 55-19) will be voted on at the September 3 meeting of the County Council, and testimony on the bill to empower the Human Relations Commission of our county (bill 57-19) and to enforce the new Fair Housing law will be heard at the same meeting. Ark and Dove has had well over 10 members and friends join with 40 other people in ACT to show support for safe and affordable housing in our county.

We are grateful for a strong financial showing in June. Unpledged income is ahead and households who pledge did some catch up. Thank you for your generosity and support of our mission.

In the wake of the hate-filled chants we saw on TV this week at a rally in North Carolina, many of our members have expressed sorrow for our nation. Please join me in praying for an end to racism in our culture. And maybe, as an act of prayer, you can look up the word microaggressions on the web. The more educated we become about systemic racism in our nation, the more helpful we can become towards working for the beloved community that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King urged us to create: https://thekingcenter.org/king-philosophy/

In Christ's love,

Pastor Tim
timsstern@gmail.com
Verse and Prayer
Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Beloved, since God loved us so much, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.
- I John 4:7-12
Yes, Jesus,
I want to be on your right side
or your left side,
not for any selfish reason.
I want to be on your right or your best side,
not in terms of some political kingdom or ambition,
but I just want to be there
in love and in justice and in truth
and in commitment to others,
so we can make of this old world a new world. Amen.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The prelude for this morning's service is Fairest Lord Jesus, an arrangement by American composer Ruth Elaine Schram. The tune for this hymn is called the Crusader's Hymn and is based on a Silesian folksong, but no evidence can be found of its existence prior to 1842, when it appeared in the Schlesische Volkslieder. The choir continues with our introit series based on the tune Vater Unser with text reflecting on the Lord's Prayer. We look forward to hearing Hollis Butterworth as soloist this week, singing a different setting of the Lord's Prayer by Alfred Hay Malotte.

Peace,

Margaret
Director of Music
margaret.mcgillivray@gmail.com
There is still a call to help build our audio group for the band led service. A regular rotating schedule will begin this September with the start of the new school year. Please keep an ear out for a class that I am going to offer this August for those interested in learning how to work the audio board so that any volunteers feel comfortable to assist the band during service.

God bless,

Pat
Director of Contemporary Music
psise11@gmail.com
Generosity

DONATE ONLINE ! Per capita, pledged and un-pledged, one-time and recurring! Click HERE to donate online today!
TEXTING YOUR DONATIONS to 410-983-3481. You can text one-time or recurring donations to this number. Text Give to get started. Text Commands for more options. Questions? Please contact Alta Paronto, church treasurer, alparonto@gmail.com; or Wendy Wellington, swt520@verizon.net
June Financial Update
Year to date budget on pledging: 

Year to date actual pledged giving:   

Shortfall as of June 30, 2019:
    
$231,280.00

$221,892.00

$9,388.00

Mission
The Center
This coming week, our middle schoolers will help put on a reading camp in Annapolis. They will learn about the many justice issues Annapolitans face. Particularly, they will develop friendships with kids who don't always get the attention they deserve. Last year, it was amazing to see how our youth quickly became mentors and leaders. The participants are: Amy Benson, Caleb Benson, Cayden Devers, Erin Fox, Jon Nelson, Chloe Sahai, Gabriela Sands, Amy Tardiff, Meghan Tardiff, and Charlotte Yeager.
Children's Book Drive through July 31
Thank you so much for your generous response to the Book Drive for Children of Women incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women and their Corrections Officers. You have donated over 200 new or like-new books, which will be cherished by the children and will help build bonds between moms and their kids. We'll be continuing with the book drive through the end of July. There is a box in the lobby for your donations. Thank you, again for your caring and love. Caroline Price-Gibson (308-380-4699, cpricegibson@msn.com).
Featured item for July—CANNED FISH (tuna, salmon, etc). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin.  Thank you for your donations
Antiracism and Social Equity
Lights for Liberty
Our Dismantle Racism banners were removed when the support rope broke. We took advantage of having them available last Friday, when Linnie Girdner, Jan Hof and Laura Willoughby Perry attended the Lights for Liberty vigil in Annapolis to support efforts to end the inhumane treatment of asylum seekers at our border. The banners will appear again at Ark and Dove.
Outreach and Connection
Book Club
This July we are reading Why Religion? by Elaine Pagels. Please pick up the book wherever you get them and join us July 28th for a bagged lunch discussion.
Prayer Requests
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Stan Houck and Ann Hirschy; Ardeth Johns; Edie and Richard Budd; Chip Burnett; Dot Forloines; John Mikeska; Kim Young's sister-in-law, Ruth Young; Anne-Marie Rosenthal’s mother; Wendy Wellington’s mother, Janet Morgan; Walt Kelly; Declan Steward’s father, Daryl; Lewis and James Shorter; Bruce and Karen Sanders’ granddaughter, Hannah Algoet; Judy Cooper’s sister, Barb Eardley; Janet Dabbs’ sister, Diane Maloy; Archer and Honor Bauman’s grandfather, Larry; Lori Kronser’s father Cliff Corn; Chris Wilkens; Pat Sise’s grandfather, Ed Sise, uncle, Rob Sise, aunt, Shannon McCumber-Sise, and cousins, Packy, Dean and Rachael; Amy Tardiff’s father-in-law, Richard Tardiff; Margaret McGillivary’s friend, Kim Nolet; James Franklin’s father, Homer; Kameron and Kamarii Miller; Cheryl Walcutt’s mother and sister, Judy Walsh; Amanda Wehage’s family; Jon Nelson’s aunt, Linda, and grandmother, Peggy; Laura Doughty's aunt, Marie; Ylonda Fauntleroy's aunt, Bernice Taylor and friend Jawahn Clark; Brooks Emrick and her sister, Susan; Vaughn Brown; Frances Keyes; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Julia Kirby's mother, Margaret Floyd; Steven Kirby; Greg and Diane Makar's cousin, Michael Makar; Amy Carskadon's nephew; Erika Sealing's son, Trip, and grandmother, Margaret Schade; Sue Hanburger and Sue's grandson, Enzo; Dotty Kaufmann's grandson, Nathan; Amy Benson's family and Amy’s friend, Brian Shriner; Lisa Mezaache’s friend, Pearl McNamara; Denise Grassel’s friends; the Winter family; Thomas and Judy Kochis; Sally Schoener; Amanda Crose’s friends, Patty and Mike Hester; Clarence Duffy; Nancy Burke; Jason Moyer; and Doug Mattingly’s mother.

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE for the birth of Paul and Hillary’s daughter, and Charlotte Ferrell’s sister, Cora Rose, who was born on July 12.

If you have prayer concerns or blessings that you would like to share, please contact Deacon Patriceo Green at patriceobgreen@gmail.com and he will add your concern to the prayer partners email chain.
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