E-Arkive The Electronic Newsletter for Ark and Dove 

   HOLY WEEK     
 Passion/Palm Sunday 
April 9, 9:30 am and 11:00 am

Maundy Thursday 
April 13, 7:30 pm 
Good Friday 
April 14, 7:30 pm 
Easter/Resurrection of the Lord 
April 16, 9:30 am and 11:00 am 
Joy and Laughter Sunday 
April 23, 9:30 am and 11:00 am


Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

We have word today that the Solano family of Communidad La Trinidad will be renting a small home in Annapolis starting in May.  This is the first refugee family that our church is sponsoring.  98% of the time our church cannot take, does not have the room to store, and is not interested in old furnishings.  We refer people to the Habitat Restore in Pasadena, they take things in good shape.  Okay, we are now approaching 2% time.  If you have some decent things your are replacing, or your are downsizing, we may need furnishings in May.  We will keep you posted.

The Five Minute Rule is an old tradition at Ark and Dove.  In the first five minutes after worship talk to people about their faith,  their lives and their families.  No church business for five minutes.

The Twenty Minute Rule  New tradition?  Maybe. Don't talk to Tim and Jon about church business for the 20 minutes after worship.  Allow our Pastors to connect with people during the fellowship time?  What do you think?

No palms on Palm Sunday?  No, don't worry. Paula Griggs has ordered the palms, they are at church.  But did you know that the Gospel of Matthew does not mention Palms?  See scripture below.  Come wave your leafy branches at Ark and Dove on Sunday!

Holy Week is an eight-day week.  We begin on Palm Sunday and end on the Eighth day of Creation, which is Easter.  During Holy week we offer six services.  Huge crowds show for the services of Easter.  The two services of Palm Sunday are also usually very well-attended.  Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, as they say, not so much.  You just might be missing out.  Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services are at 7:30 PM. Fill in the gaps and round out your week with new perspectives for your faith.

Peace of Christ, 
Pastor Tim

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!" - Matthew 21:6-9

Like splendid palm branches, we are strewn in the Lord's path. - Latin antiphon   

Ground Me in Your Grace

Eternal One,  
from whom my words come;  
from whom my questions arise;  
of whom all my loves are hints;  
in whom alone I find my rest;  
in whose depths I find healing and myself;

enfold me now in your presence;  
restore to me your peace;  
renew me through your power;  
and ground me in your grace.


Please join us this Palm/Passion Sunday for beautiful music! Our Joyful Noise youth choir will sing at the start of the 9:30 service, and will be accompanied by percussion, flute, piano, and some of our Dove Choir youth will be helping with percussion instruments as well.  You will hear tow anthems by the Adult Choir. "Hosanna in the Streets" is a bright and lively piece accompanied by piano and percussion, while "Man of Sorrows," accompanied by piano and violin, is a touching 
                                                        and powerful piece.

If your child is interested in being a part of our musical, it is not too late! Please talk to me as soon as possible if they'd like to join. We'd love to have them!



Many opportunities await you!



The Flower Team is accepting donations for Holy week flowers and palms.  Suggested donation amount is 5-10 dollars.  Forms are available in the church bulletin and in the lobby.  If you have any questions, please contact Paula Griggs at paulagriggs32@gmail.com or 443-510-6687.   
Youth Fundraiser


DINNER FOR YOUTH GROUP Kelly Burnett will be hosting youth group at her house this Sunday night from 5 to 8 pm. There will be dinner and fun! Friends are invited. It's always always a blast there! If you plan to come or need to figure out rides, please contact Kelly at kellyb327@aol.com
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER Looking for something fun to do? Mark your calendars and buy your tickets for the April 28th Youth Group Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! It's gonna be an awesome night for all ages! Our current 5th grade through college-age youth are raising funds for summer mission trips and have a wonderful night planned for you! The event will include a spaghetti and meatball dinner, live music, a craft sale, a services silent auction, an Ark and Dove Trivia game, video booth, and more! Reservations are required and tickets can be purchased in advance at Sunday services or by emailing nicolehowe123@gmail.com. Cost is $10 per adult, $7 for ages 3-11, while ages 3 and under are free. Seating times will be 5:30 or 7:00. It really is going to be "sauce-some" and "noodles" of fun! We hope you will join us!

YARD SALE Saturday, May 6 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm It's time for the annual church yard sale! Proceeds will go toward youth summer mission trips. We welcome your gently used clothing & shoes, various household items, books, dvd's, toys, games, and working electronic items. Donations may be brought to the Calvin Room one week prior to the sale beginning on Sunday, April 30 after the 11:00 service. Please contact Amy Tardiff itsmemim@gmail.com with questions about the sale.

And the Winners are -- FIRST FOLK SERVICE!
THE PENNY WARS Thank you to everyone who participated in the Penny Wars! The First Service Folk and 11:00 Later Lads duked it out for a few weeks, and we have a winner... our Finalists are the First Service Folk! Congratulations, you early birds! We raised $264.15! All of that money will help to lower the cost for youth group summer mission trips. Thanks for playing along in our friendly competition and helping out! 


This summer, June 25-30, the Older Youth (16 years and older) and Young Adult Habitat Trip will be with the Salem County Habit for Humanity in New Jersey. Please contact me to register for this opportunity in mission. Pastor Tim, timsstern@gmail.com.   

CAP WEST COUNTY'S FOOD PANTRY Featured item for April is CEREAL (raisin bran, grape nuts, muesli, kashi, etc.) Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING When we contribute to the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) offering during Lent, about a third of our contribution goes to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). The other two thirds of the OGHS offering supports the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Self-Development of People.  Supporting PDA through OGHS means helping victims of Hurricane Matthew, Gulf Coast flooding, Tennessee wildfires, lead contamination in Flint drinking water, war in Syria, mass shootings, and many other disasters.  PDA will probably be helping victims of last week's flooding in Colombia and Peru very soon.
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is the emergency and refugee program of the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.  As they put it on the PDA website, PDA enables congregations and mission partners of the PCUSA to witness to the healing love of Christ through caring for communities adversely affected by crisis and catastrophic events.  PDA appreciates donations at any time, but the core budget, including staff and administrative costs, is funded through OGHS.  Christine Caufield-Noll, Mission Elder, ccnmission@outlook.com
IMMIGRATION & MISSION FORUM TONIGHT! The President's Executive Order on Immigration and refugees changed, overnight, the reality of life in the USA for immigrants -- both documented and undocumented. Please join Comunidad Presbiteriana la Trinidad for a special forum -- in English and designed for church members -- on immigration changes with lawyer Waleska Casiano. Waleska has been the volunteer at our monthly free immigration clinics for the local Hispanic community. A local immigration attorney, Waleska has witnessed first-hand the immediate changes that have come.  She will cover the long-reaching implications of the order's changes and how it has already impacted the immigrant  community, with an eye for how the Presbyterian congregation's mission committee and members might be able to help. The Immigration Session will be held TONIGHT, Friday, April 7, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at Harundale Presbyterian Church. Questions? Please contact Laura Willoughby, 410-507-7129, laura@laurajanewilloughby.com. Thank you!   
ANTIRACISM AND SOCIAL EQUITY:  Where are we fifty years later? Fifty years ago on April 4, 1967, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his speech " Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence" at the Riverside Church in New York. He was highly criticized for speaking out about the war and making connections among racism, materialism, and militarism. Exactly a year later he was murdered. His speech can be heard HERE. Or the text is available HERE.
This past Sunday, April 2, at the same Riverside Church, the Reverend William Barber II preached a sermon entitled " When Silence is Not an Option," building on the lectionary of the "dry bones." He spoke of how the themes that MLK raised have continued, and that what we see happening now is not an exception, but a continuation of patterns of oppression against the poor, and especially poor people of color. His inspiring sermon is available HERE.  We cannot be silent, but must speak out to " loose the bonds of injustice, let the oppressed go free" (Isaiah 58:6).
Linnie Girdner  
Co-Leader, Antiracism and Social Equity Team
Spring Cleanup and Updates

SPRING INTO ACTION! Spring means time for Spring cleaning and the refreshing of our facilities. There are always things that need to be done to keep our building and property looking the best it can for ourselves and our visitors-my list grows bigger every day. In order to accomplish this list, I am asking that you consider giving some of your time to Ark and Dove. Nearly all the maintenance and upkeep of our building happens through volunteers. Even if you only have an hour to give at an odd time in the week, your contribution will be welcome. Whether you prefer to paint a wall inside, mulch a garden outside, do heavy manual labor, or methodically organize a closet- I have jobs for you. If you are willing and able to help enhance the appearance and operations of our facility, please contact me, Rob Yeager, Facilities Elder, facilities@arkanddove.org. 
FACILITIES MINISTRY - RECYCLING UPDATE The ABITIBI paper recycling dumpster was removed from our parking lot because that program no longer raised donations for our youth activities.  If you were bringing in paper to Ark & Dove, please recycle it at home or some other location.  Facilities Elder Rob Yeager, the Sunday evening AA Group, and I continue to support mixed recycling for activities in our building.  Please remember to use the blue and yellow baskets and bins throughout our building for paper, cardboard, plastic, aluminum, steel and tableware that are empty and not heavily soiled.  The best place to recycle clean plastic bags is at your grocery store. Thank you! Mike Davie at davie1020m@aol.com 
Prayer Concerns

PRAYER CONCERNS Please keep the following people in your prayers this week: 

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Colin and Christian Connally; Frances Keyes; Joan Berry's son; Adrienne and Zach Murray who are experiencing a very difficult pregnancy; Doug Walcutt's aunt, Vicky Goodnough and friend, John Mazone; Lori Kronser; Lori Kronser's father, Cliff Corn; Donna Anderson's mother, Martha; Adell Gaurin; Joshua Anthis; Rob Yeager's mother, Rebekah Jennings; Christy Yeager's mother, Linda Jordan; Barbara Reynolds mother, Ruth Campbell; Chip Burnett; David Chidlow's mother, Betty Jayne Chidlow; Dot Forloines; Henry Duncan; Helene Marchand-Stancil's parents, Paul and Mimi Marchand; Judy Cooper's sister, Barb Eardley; Mary Benson; Mary Stum's sister, Barbara Kendig; Ellen Makar's father, Don Erickson; Janet Dabbs' sister, Diane Maloy; Scott Howe's father, Ron; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Laura Doughty's cousin; Cindy and Dave Oquist's son, Chris; Grant Kirby; Lindsey Hoxie and family; Jason Ziegler; Alex Hansen; Kristy Walcutt; Sara Chambers; Pat Stanton's Aunt Evelyn, niece, Susan and friend, Debbie; Charlotte and Mike Davies' friends, Carol Scholl and Ramie Sakel; Katie; Emma Maxwell; Ardeth Johns' friend, Ann; the Solano family; Sue Hanburger's friend, Kim; and Dick and Carol Baily.

PRAYERS OF JOY AND THANKSGIVING for a wonderful Logos year!

THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Timlin family on the death of Tim, husband and father.

THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to Hollis Butterworth's children upon the death of their stepmother.
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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