Prayers for educators, support staff and students!
The Arkive: Ark and Dove's Newsletter
All are welcome! Come celebrate the 15th Sunday after Pentecost with communion at both the 9:30 (choir led) and 11:00 (band led) worship services!

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

The school year has arrived and, on Tuesday, Anne Arundel County public schools officially begin. Presbyterians in the United States have historically supported public schools and PTA's and shied away from private schools because we believe an educated citizenry is essential to democracy and the well being of the community. This stance is partially rooted in the notion of John Calvin that Christians can and should love God with their minds as well as their hearts. There do seem to be many places in the country where large swaths of private schools lead to the decline of public education. Due to inadequate funding of public schools some parents choose private schools to meet the needs of their children. I do not fault parents for making these tough decisions, but I do wish that our public schools were so spectacular that every parent would want their children there. 

This Sunday we will offer prayers for educators, support staff and students in the morning prayer. And next Sunday we launch Sunday School. We have some great teachers lined up, but Elder Laura Rockwell tells me we still need a few more. Perhaps you feel called to lead children closer to God using both heart and mind. 

Hold the date. Arundel IAF launches on October 4 at 7:00 pm at First Christian Church in Annapolis. We may well be officially named AACT, Anne Arundel Coming Together. We will keep you posted.

Peace of Christ,
Verse and Prayer
What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill’, and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.
- James 2:14-17
We pray to you, O God:
be our helper and protector:
Save the afflicted,
have mercy on the lowly,
raise up the fallen,
help the needy,
humble the proud,
return the lost,
feed the hungry,
release the captive,
heal the sick,
revive the weak,
and comfort those in fear.
All this we ask
for the sake of the world you love,
and in the name of the one
you sent to save us:
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
(based on a prayer of Clement of Rome, 1st century)

- from the Book of Common Worship
Notes for you!
The coming of the school year brings us into an exciting time. LOGOS is on the horizon and also band and choir rehearsals begin. The first band rehearsal will take place on September 4th at 7 pm in the sanctuary and will continue every Tuesday at that same time. The band has some very nice anthems planned, and we welcome any volunteers who have an interest in singing or playing an instrument. Don’t know how to sing or play an instrument? No problem because you can learn with us! Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

God bless!

Patrick Sise
Interim Director of Contemporary Music
Generosity Opportunities

DONATE ONLINE ! Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, Peace and Global Witness Offering , Capital Savings Fund and more! Many opportunities await you!
Christian Education
Save the Dates!
September 9
Sunday School kick-off!

September 18
Parents' Night: Logos informational meeting

September 25
Logos kick-off!
“Understanding the New Testament” Course
Professor Michael Gorman of St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, and a member of Community United Methodist Church in Crofton, will be offering a free course called “Understanding the New Testament” on Monday evenings this fall. Several area churches will be participating. The class will meet at First Baptist Church of Crofton, 1690 Crofton Parkway, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. September 17 to November 12, 2018. The class will be a combination of presentation and discussion. It will focus on the historical context of the New Testament and on the unique message about Jesus and discipleship found in each New Testament writing. There is an optional text to purchase: Mark Alan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey, 2 nd edition. Michael Gorman is the author of a dozen books, and he has lectured and taught throughout the country and abroad. For further information or to register:
Worship Ministry
Come one come all!
If you're interested in serving as a greeter for either the 9:30 or 11:00 service, please reach out to Scott Howe at 410-868-3676 or email at scottspe1@comcast. No experience is needed! Thank you for considering!
Mission Ministry
Winter Relief: October 15 through October 22
If any of your kin fall into difficulty and become dependent on you, you shall support them; they shall live with you as though resident aliens. Do not take interest in advance or otherwise make a profit from them, let them live with you. - Leviticus 25:35-36

God calls us to take care of each other. We will be hosting Winter Relief October 15th - 22nd. What is Winter Relief? Through an all-volunteer effort, Winter Relief has operated as a seasonal Emergency Temporary Shelter since 1992. Hosted at different Anne Arundel County religious facilities each week, from late October through April, the shelter is a safe and comfortable refuge for those experiencing homelessness throughout the coldest months of the year. Each facility provides services, meals and spiritual guidance to the guests during their designated week. It is a unique opportunity for people in the community to reach out and share their blessings with those less fortunate. There will be many opportunities to help. Sign-ups will be in the lobby starting September 2nd. Please consider signing up to show these 25 men hospitality and the love of God!

For questions please contact Ylonda Fauntleroy, Debbie Saylor co-directors this year or Cheryl Schafer Mission Elder.
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!  
Deacons' Corner
Deacons' Meals
The Board of Deacons provides care and assistance to members and friends of Ark and Dove. One of our ministry areas is the coordination of meals for households going through a physically or emotionally difficult time. To learn more about the deacon meals or volunteer to provide them, please contact Judy Cooper ( You can also contact Greg Makar, the current moderator, for more information about any deacon topic (, 301-483-8255)
Prayer Requests
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Alta Paronto’s father, Bob Haight; Donna Hahn; Al Furlow; Charlotte Davie; Jay Olson; Mary Beckwith; Colette Efiom; Josh Ederheimer's father, Stanley; Kameron and Kamarii Miller; Karen Dodson; Cliff Wellington’s father, Roy; Rob Yeager’s mother, Rebekah Jennings, stepfather, Bill Jennings and grandmother, Peggy Jones; Cheryl Walcutt’s sister, Judy Walsh; Amanda Wehage’s family; Debbie Arey’s sister, Denise Dostoler; Julie Devers' cousin, Blane; 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; Joy Dabbs; Ann Hirschy; Carol and Dick Baily; Christy Yeager's father, Leon Jordan; Donna Anderson's brother-in-law, Tom; Frances Keyes; Dot Forloines and her friend Doris Weber; 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; David Michels; Bill Jennings; Lisa Mezaache’s friend, Pearl McNamara; Abbey Boudreau’s cousin, Ross Walker; Dakota Miller; Clarence Scott; Marlene and Doug DeHaven; Matthew Fellows; Mike Stefanick; and Diane Makar’s friend.  

PRAYERS OF THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE for the completed cancer treatment and unexpected tumor shrinkage for Jan Sheets, stepmother of Amy Benson and grandmother to Dillon and Kaleb.

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.

The Ark and Dove church offices will be closed this Monday, September 3, for Labor Day.
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