Modern Prophet Sermon Series: James Cone
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Celebrate the 2nd Sunday of Epiphany at both the 9:30 am (choir led)
and 11:00 am (band led) worship services.

This Sunday the focus of the Modern Prophets sermon series will be James Cone.

Sunday, January 27, 5:15 potluck, meeting 6:00 pm. Plan to attend!

Message from Pastor Jon
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

This Sunday we kick off a sermon series entitled, "Modern Prophets." For the next seven weeks, we are focusing on eight figures who have challenged and changed the Church for the better. These prophets have tried to keep the Church in the way of Christ. They were and are innovative and provocative thinkers who interpreted the Bible for modern times. They, also, were and are confident and courageous people who did what was necessary when it was needed. At times, they all comforted the people of God. Many times, they convicted.

Pastor Tim will begin the series on Sunday by proclaiming the good news according to James Cone. Following that, we will learn the gospel from Oscar Romero, William Sloane Coffin Jr., Sister Helen Prejean, Wendell Berry, Simone Weil, and Howard Thurman. Mark your calendars for February 3rd, when we will have guest preacher Melva Lowry speak to us about Katie Cannon, an influential Presbyterian preacher and leader who only just died.

I invite you to join us as we wrestle with these important prophets of our times. Pastor Tim and I are putting a lot of sweat into these sermons because we have been changed by these prophets and want to do justice to their work. Our directors of music are also working hard to bring us music to amplify the message. Stay tuned for adult education opportunities to dig deeper.

It is our belief that if we open our minds and hearts to the proclamation of these prophets, minds will be transformed and hearts will be expanded.

See you Sunday!
Verse and Prayer
God chose what is low and despised in the world, things that are not, to reduce to nothing things that are, so that no one might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification and redemption,  in order that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
- 1 Corinthians 1:28-31
Walk with me, my Lord, walk with me
Walk with me, my Lord, walk with me
While I'm on this tedious journey
I want Jesus to walk with me.

- Walk with Me, performed by Mahalia Jackson quoted by James Cone

We are fortunate this week that Brittany Wellington can join us again to present prelude and postlude music on cello that she was going to play on January 13th! Our introit on Sunday is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite hymn, Precious Lord, by Rev. Thomas Dorsey. Dorsey wrote the words to Precious Lord in in 1932 in response to the death of his wife and infant son in childbirth. The choir will be joined by members of the Joyful Noise choir in presenting Moses Hogan's I'll Make the Difference. I heard this piece at a choral festival some months ago where my daughter was singing. The impact of 300+ kids singing about how they could work for a better future was incredibly uplifting. Our version, while somewhat smaller, is a wonderful way to incorporate an intergenerational choir into worship.


Director of Music
This Sunday marks the beginning of our Modern Prophet series. This week Pastor Tim will be talking about James Cone during his sermon and African-American liberation. There are some other wonderful people that we will cover during the series and we invite everyone to come to service and learn about the prophets that pushed society and the church to become better. God Bless!

God bless,

Director of Contemporary Music
Generosity Opportunities

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EFT Giving
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Sunday, February 3, 9:30 am and 11:00 am.

This year, we challenge you to bring in one can of soup for every meal that you eat between now and Super Bowl Sunday. Help line the stairs of our sanctuary with soup cans! Be on the winning team: bring in your cans for our local food pantry, CAP, between now and February 3rd.

Pockets of Hope
The Guatemala Experience
Please join Wendy Wellington and Cheryl Schafer for a discussion of their mission trip to Guatemala! Two dates: January 22, 7:00 pm and January 24, 10:00 am.
For more information please read their reflections of the trip.
Featured item for January, PASTA AND PASTA SAUCES (semolina pasta, brown rice pasta, whole wheat, etc. / Bertolli jarred sauce, Classico jarred sauce, etc.). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!    
Outreach and Connection
Let's Lunch and Plan
Friendly Seniors will hold a planning session for 2019, as we eat at Romano's in Glen Burnie on Sunday, January 27, at 1:30 p.m. Come with your ideas to enjoy each others' company. If you're coming, please let Joan Berry, or 410-672-5237, know by Wednesday, January 23 so reservations can be made. See you then!
Sunday Fellowship and Hospitality
Each week our church family experiences fellowship and connection in our lobby before and after worship as we welcome new visitors, connect with old and new friends and listen to and share joys and concerns. These connections are important and are complemented by the chance to share a cup of coffee and nibble on snacks. Chris Wilkens has been our Sunday fellowship coordinator for many years (thank you!). Currently, after the 11 am service, we need volunteers to help clean up the snacks and coffee. It's a small amount of time, but it's vitally important to ensure our church is a welcoming place for all. Please contact Donna Anderson, Outreach and Connections Elder,
Anti-racism and Social Equity
Justice and the Beloved Community 2019
The Anti-racism and Social Equity Team will be holding a meeting (between services, 10:35 am) this Sunday, January 20th in the Marshall room. We will discuss our plans for 2019. All are invited. If you would like to be part of the pre-meeting email communications and/or have suggestions (e.g. forum topics and speakers, films), please contact Linnie Girdner at or text 410-999-7892. If you would like to join the Ark and Dove Anti-racism and Social Justice Facebook Group, please contact Paula Sparks at or 443-623-1169.
Confronting the Truth About History, for Recovery, Reconciliation and Justice for All
Thursday February 7, 2019 7:00-9:30 p.m. Remembrance, Reconciliation and Healing: The Family Tree Revealed: Film Screening and Panel Discussion at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD . There will be a screening of the documentary films An Outrag e and BURN: The Lynching of George Armwood (see film here ) and then a panel discussion, featuring Will Schwarz, President of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and creator of the Armwood film; Chris Haley, Director of Research for the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives; Karen Branan, author of The Family Tree, the Story of a Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Family Secrets, and Her Search for the Truth (see more on Karen and her book here ). The theme of this event is “Confronting the truth about history for recovery, reconciliation and justice for all.” Facebook event
here . Be sure to reserve your FREE tickets here . Maryland Hall website here .
Christian Education
Lending a Hand
Did you know that Ark and Dove runs six Sunday School and Godly Play classes every Sunday to help educate the youngest members of Ark and Dove? We have a bunch of dedicated leaders running our outstanding programs, but many of them are leading every single Sunday. Our program is amazing, but we need help. Please consider lending a hand, even if it is just a few times a year. No experience needed, and all training provided. Contact Laura Rockwell for more information
Prayer Requests
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Keno’e Mullings; Jonah Murray; Chris Wilkens; Amy Tardiff’s father-in-law, Richard Tardiff; Declan Steward; Declan Steward’s father, Daryl; Joan Berry’s son, Bryan Flom; James Franklin’s father, Homer; Jay Olson; Kameron and Kamarii Miller; Karen Dodson; Cheryl Walcutt’s sister, Judy Walsh; Amanda Wehage’s family; Jon Nelson’s aunt, Linda, and grandmother, Peggy; Chip Burnett; Laura Doughty's aunt, Marie; Ylonda Fauntleroy's aunt, Bernice Taylor; Diane Johnson's aunt; Brooks Emrick and her sister, Susan; Vaughn Brown and his sister, Kathie, and brother, Jim; Ann Hirschy; Frances Keyes; Dot Forloines; Helene Marchand-Stancil; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Julia Kirby's mother, Margaret Floyd; Amy Carskadon's nephew; Erika Sealing's son, Trip, and grandmother, Margaret Schade; Sue Hanburger's grandson, Enzo; Laura Rockwell's friend, Adam Hurst; Edie and Richard Budd; Dotty Kaufmann's grandson, Nathan; Amy Benson's family; Lisa Mezaache’s friend, Pearl McNamara; Annetta Fenstermacher’s sister, Margaret; Dorene Chen’s grandfather, Tian Tao Li; David Michels; Laurie Barrow’s uncle, George Slater; Dakota Miller; Clarence Scott; Marlene and Doug DeHaven; Scott Howe’s friend, Mike Stefanick; Jerri Webb’s friend, Mary Van Orten; Thomas Kochis; the family of Stephen Carlisle; Nikki Barrow; Damien Sergeant; for a friend whose baby has died; Cynthia Knott’s mother, Madeline; Matthew Hagemann’s friend, Michael Prosperi; Sage Worrell; and Doug Mattingly’s mother.

THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Wellington family on the death of Cliff’s father, Roy.

PRAYERS OF SUPPORT go out to the guests and churches involved with Winter Relief this week: Ferndale UMC. Our Lady of the Chesapeake and Broadneck Baptist Church.

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