E-Arkive The Electronic Newsletter for Ark and Dove 

All are welcome! This Sunday is the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost!
Come rejoice at both the 9:30 am and 11:00 am worship services! 

For the past month you have been hearing from our Session about the hopes and dreams for their Ministries through Minutes for Prelude, our Stewardship campaign to start the next 25 years of Ark and Dove.  For those who missed a service, or for those who want to refresh their understanding of the ministries supported here at Ark and Dove, we have also mailed out a brochure on Prelude to the household of every member and friend of Ark and Dove this week. We hope that you prayerfully review what is contained in this brochure and show your support for the church by returning the pledge card that was included on Dedication Sunday, November 19th.  
We also need to note an error. In the brochure's final printing, the report from the Facilities Ministry was accidentally deleted, while the report from the Administrator Ministry was repeated.  Our apologies for any confusion this may have caused! Below, please find Elder Rob Yeager's plans for Facilities Ministry. Thank you!    
Steve Debus 


FACILITIES MINISTRY                                  
Ark and Dove is a hub of activity for both our congregation and the community.  Our building hosts a wide range of events including Logos, choir and band practices, private music lessons, Boy and Girl Scout Troops, community association meetings, Alcoholics Anonymous, Al Anon and world class recitals. In order to host such activities, it takes a lot of work to maintain our building and our property.  While much of the minor repair and maintenance work is done by volunteers from the congregation, we pay for services such as weekly building cleaning, trash removal and mowing.  Your support of the Facilities Ministry pays for such things as: mortgages, electricity and water, HVAC maintenance and repair, grass mowing and snow removal, floor waxing and carpet cleaning, trash and recycling removal and weekly building cleaning
As Ark and Dove moves into the future, with more groups requesting use of our facility, we hope to continue sharing our resources with our community. In order to do that, the Facilities Ministry not only needs continued support to repair and replace aging infrastructure, but additional support to tackle larger dreams such as part time maintenance staff, year-round grounds maintenance and landscaping, or even a new parking lot. The time, talents and money that you are able to share with the Facilities Ministry will enable us to continue offering a welcoming home to our community.    
Rob Yeager  


 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have died. - I Thessalonians 4:14
Household Prayer: Morning
Creator of all, I awake to the day you have made
with praise on my lips,
for your Spirit gives me breath.
May I live this day for the sake of Jesus,
the light of the world,
the apple of my eye,
my beginning and end. Amen.
Household Prayer: Evening
Creator of all, you make the night
for peace and rest.
In the moon and stars we see the reflection
of your eternal light,
so whether we live or whether we die,
we know that we belong to you.
Keep watch over those who work through the night;
give peace to those who cannot sleep.
Let me surrender all anxiety and fear
to your loving embrace,
that I may awake to serve you with joy. Amen.

Many opportunities await you!



Join us this Sunday as our Adult Choir and Joyful Noise youth choir lead us in our offertory at 9:30. The next time you hear the kids sing in worship will be December 17th at 11:00 for their Christmas Pageant, The Grumpy Shepherd. You will not want to miss it! It's not too late to have your child be a part of the chorus. If they are interested in being a part of it, please let me know!   

Adult Education

WEEKLY BIBLE STUDY Are you interested in delving a bit deeper into the Bible? Are you looking for some companions on your journey of faith? Come as you are, there are no prerequisites. We discern and discuss new Bible passages every Wednesday, 10:00 am. Questions? Please contact Pastor Jon, jgnelson1985@gmail.com.   
Making Our Earth Home Happy!


READY TO COMPOST YOUR PUMPKINS? Just drop them into Ark and Dove's compost pile, give it a whirl, and voila!  Just another great way to give back!      
Light to All!

No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. -Matthew 5:15 
In these stressful times, there's nothing more crucial than sharing the light--with each other and with our community! And there's no means more effective than pictures. Help us share the light of our church home, and in the process brighten everyone's path, by becoming Ark and Dove's church photographer! Like to learn more? Please contact admin@arkanddove.org.

CHRISTIAN ASSISTANCE PROGRAM HOLIDAY MEALS The CAP Food Pantry is gearing up for its Holiday Sharing program where we provide 200 households with food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.   All events will take place at the Church at Severn Run, 8187 Telegraph Rd. in Severn.  For more information please contact CAP representative Greg Makar ( GLMakar@juno.com , 301-483-8255)
  • Thanksgiving
    • Thursday, Nov 16
      • 8:30-11 am:  5-7 strong people to meet at the Church at Severn Run and travel together to Walmart and Aldi's to pick up the food and bring it back to the church
      • 11 am-12:30 pm: volunteers to help unload trucks and then pack the food into 200 bags
    • Friday, Nov 17
      • 3-4 pm, 4-6 people to help bag turkeys
      • 4-7 pm, volunteers to assist with the food give-away
  • Christmas
    • Monday, Dec 18
      • 8:30-11 am:   5-7 strong people to meet at the church at Severn Run and travel together to Walmart and Aldi's to pick up the food and bring it back to the church
      • 11 am-12:30 pm: volunteers to help unload trucks and then pack the food into 200 bags
    • Tuesday, Dec 19
      • 3-4 pm, 4-6 people to help bag turkeys
      • 4-7 pm, volunteers to assist with the food give-away
C AP WEST COUNTY FOOD PANTRY Featured item for November 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 Jan Hof; Kathy Miller; Deborah Saliby; Marie Shorter; Karen Dodson; Debbie Saylor's aunt, Gail, and cousin, Ed; 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; Ann Hirschy's friend; Linnie Girdner's and Jan Hof's friend, Skip Dorrell; Jason Ziegler; Jon Nelson's aunt, Linda; and Dick and Carol Baily.
THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Ziegler, Fedorko, Appod, Beall and Rice families on the death of Don's uncle, William Fedorko, Don's cousin, Jack Appod, Don's cousin, Roy Beall, and Peggi's aunt, Eva Rice.
THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the loved ones of those who were killed or injured in Texas.
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.   

8424 Piney Orchard Parkway  
Odenton, MD  21113
Phone: (410) 674-6400 
Fax: (410) 674-6481 
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