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The Arkive: Ark and Dove's Newsletter

LOGOS begins this Tuesday, September 25 !
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Message from Pastor Jon
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

Is there a character in the Bible with whom you identify? Are you like Moses, burdened with great responsibility and unsure of your capability to answer the call? Do you aspire to be like Ruth, dedicated to loved ones despite the cost? Are you akin to Zacchaeus, curious about Jesus but not quite ready to commit? Do you do as Martha, work, work, work without rest to recognize others?

This year at LOGOS, our Tuesday evening children and youth program, we are focusing on characters of the Bible. Each week, we will study one person of the Bible not only in an effort to know Bible stories, but also the people who animate them. Our hope is for our children, youth, and adult leaders to see themselves in a biblical person. In doing so, they gain an example of how faith is lived.

If you have children, I hope you join LOGOS this year. It is a fantastic experience each night. If you don't, I ask that you come to LOGOS too. You will grow in faith and love as we worship, study, eat, and play together. Talk to Amy Tardiff ( and Rachael Tisdale (, they will tell you the wonders of LOGOS. We begin this Tuesday, September 25, 5:30-7:30 pm.

Verse and Prayer

Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.
- Mark 9:35
God of all: you give us this difficult truth. You know that in our world the early bird gets the worm, the reward goes to those who earn it, the award is given to the one in first place. Yet in your world, those who have lost out, missed the mark, and gotten last place are held high. Help us understand how this is so! Grant us a new understanding of what it means to be your children. Give us the courage to honor the shamed in our world. Amen.
Notes for you!
The choir did a wonderful job last Sunday. We are looking forward to sharing with you some more beautiful music this weekend, as we welcome our new members to the church. Many thanks to the warm welcomes and compliments from our last service, I am very honored to serve. See you all on Sunday!

Dorene Chen
Interim Music Director
Generosity Opportunities

DONATE ONLINE ! Peace and Global Witness Offering for IAF , Pledged Giving , Capital Savings Fund and more! Many opportunities await you!
Healing through Grief
Healing through Grief
The next meeting of the Healing through Grief small group will be on Thursday, September 27, 7 - 8:15 pm in the Ark and Dove Room. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a beloved family member or dear friend, no matter how recent or long ago, is invited to attend. No sign up needed, though it is appreciated. Drinks will be provided. The group is facilitated by Pastor Tim and Linnie Girdner. For more information, please contact Linnie Girdner at 410-999-7892 or
Plan on Attending!
Equipping the Saints
Conflict Resolution and Forgiveness
In our daily lives, as well as in our teams and ministries at church, conflicts are inevitable – some minor, some, perhaps, not so minor. Being better equipped to deal with these conflicts in a forgiving manner is a tool each of us can use. Join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 6:30 as Pastors Tim and Jon lead a discussion on conflict resolution and forgiveness. We will start with dinner at 6:30 followed by lessons from 7-8:30. Contact Steve Debus ( or Bruce Sanders ( for more information.
Mission Ministry
Peace and Global Witness Special Offering
Now may the Lord of peace...give you peace at all times in all ways.    
 -2 Thessalonians 3:16
Shaping a foundation for peace starts with honest conversations and shared experiences. When we share, we carry each other’s burdens, advocate for one another, and share each other’s hopes. That is what we have done with our IAF listening sessions and relational meetings. Faith groups around Anne Arundel County have come together to share what is important to residents of Anne Arundel County. The Peace and Global Witness Offering unites our church with other faith groups and partnerships as we reach out to people who long for peace and reconciliation. All of this offering will go directly to Arundel IAF. Blessed are the peace makers.   Please give generously as we promote peace in Anne Arundel County.
Winter Relief: October 15 through October 22
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

Please answer God's call! We need: overnight team members; people to show radical hospitality all week, and especially Sunday the 21st; morning and night drivers; setup help on the 14th and on the 23rd, after the carpets have been cleaned; intake team members; laundry team lead; a helper for Wednesday the 17th; and supplies/food. Signups are in the lobby. If you have any questions please contact Ylonda Fauntleroy (, Debbie Saylor (, co-team leaders, or Cheryl Schafer (, Mission Elder.
Message from Dr. Karla Ann Koll
Dear Sisters and Brothers at Ark and Dove,

I have been back in Costa Rica for a little over two weeks now. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to share briefly in the lives of congregations across the United States during my recent mission interpretation assignment. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to meet with several of you very briefly last month. Thank you for the conversation ad the opportunity to answer people's questions about our work at the Latin American Biblical University and about what is happening in Central America.

CAP featured food item for September
Featured item for September is PEANUT BUTTER and PRESERVES. Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!  
Christian 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, beginning September 19 . Questions? Please contact Pastor Jon,
Outreach and Connection
A Longwood Christmas for Everyone!
Last call! This is the last Sunday ( September 23) to make your reservation and pay to join the carpool to see the Christmas show at Longwood Gardens on Saturday, December 8. To date we have 10 people. Discounts start at 15 paying guests (everyone 5 years old and older counts!) Payment for the trip can be made after either service (62+=$27, Adult=$30, Youth=$16). If we qualify, discounts will be returned in October. Questions? Ask Joan Berry 410-672-5237, or .
New Members/Inquirers Class
All are welcome to join the New Members/Inquirer’s Class on Saturday, October 27, 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! Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby or contact Donna Anderson at, so we can plan for breakfast and childcare.
Ark & Dove Women’s Night Out
The next gathering of the Ark and Dove women’s group is coming up, and we hope you will join us! We will be meeting Friday, September 28th at 6:00 pm at Chuy’s in Annapolis for a Tex Mex dinner and fellowship. Please RSVP to Amy Tardiff, by September 26, if you would like to join us this month. If you cannot attend, but wish to participate in future events with the women’s group please contact Amy, and she will add you to the email mailing list. 
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Flowers for Worship Service
Blow upon my garden that its fragrance may be wafted abroad.
-Song of Solomon 4:16
The Ark and Dove flower team takes donations not only for Easter and Christmas but year-round. You may add to the Sunday worship, anytime, with flowers. You may bring your own (made by yourself or a florist) or donate, and have the flower team create an arrangement in your name/cause. These donations could be for a graduation, birthday, anniversary or maybe just an arrangement to say, I love you. Also, if you like to do arrangements (or just like flowers) the Flower Team can always use fresh ideas and contributions. Please contact Paula Griggs at 443-510-6687 or or feel free to fill out the flower contribution form on the bulletin board. 
Lost, but Hoping to Be Found
Our resident hermit
A mendicant? Hermit? Spiritual teacher? Or perhaps one in need?

Wednesday morning, after Logos, Pastor Tim found this visitor at the threshold of our church door.

Please contact, if you know from whence our new friend came.
The Deacons Care
Do Not Suffer Alone
We are aware that survivors of sexual harassment and/or sexual misconduct may be triggered by recent national news. Do not suffer alone. Reach out to your Deacon. If you do not know who your Deacon is, you will find their name and contact on the Ark and Dove website . Please follow this link .
Prayer Requests
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Joan Berry’s son, Bryan Flom; J Perry and his family; Donna Hahn; Al Furlow; Christa Kronser; Charlotte Davie; Jay Olson; Mary Beckwith; Colette Efiom; Kameron and Kamarii Miller; Karen Dodson; Cliff Wellington’s father, Roy; Cheryl Walcutt’s sister, Judy Walsh; Amanda Wehage’s family; Jon Nelson’s aunt, Linda; 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; Arlyce Lohr; Ann Hirschy; Carol and Dick Baily; Christy Yeager's father, Leon Jordan; Donna Anderson's brother-in-law, Tom; Frances Keyes; Dot Forloines; Helene Marchand-Stancil; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Mary Stum's sister-in-law, Sandy; Julia Kirby's mother, Margaret Floyd; Amy Carskadon's nephew; Jason Ziegler; Erika Sealing's son, Trip, and grandmother, Margaret Schade; Sue Hanburger's grandson, Enzo; Laura Rockwell's friend, Adam Hurst; Edie, Richard and Jennifer Budd; Dotty Kaufmann's grandson, Nathan; Amy Benson's family; Lisa Mezaache’s friend, Pearl McNamara; Abbey Boudreau’s cousin, Ross Walker; Greg and Diane Makar’s aunt, Adeline; Adell Gaurin’s midshipman, Jordan Sun; Annetta Fenstermacher’s sister, Margaret; Dorene Chen’s grandfather, Tian Tao Li; Christy Hipchen’s cousin, Corey; David Michels; Dakota Miller; Clarence Scott; Marlene and Doug DeHaven; Mike Stefanick; Matthew Hagemann’s friend, Michael Prosperi; and Matthew Fellows.
THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Boudreau family on the death of Brian’s mother, Joyce.

THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Stum family, Kotche family, and Tom and Judy Kotche, who lost their daughter Renee to cancer Sept. 14.

PRAYERS OF JOY AND THANKSGIVING on the birth of Stephen Everett Herman, born to Lauren and Stephen on September 19.

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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