Sharing Food and Prayer
The Arkive: Ark and Dove's Newsletter
You're invited to take part in some essential rest, retreat and prayer this Sunday at both the 9:30 (choir led) and 11:00 (band led) worship services!
Message from Pastor Tim
Dear Friends,

I hope you are finding time for rest, prayer and sabbath this summer. We have 26 people at the Logos Gen-On summit this week, and they have been engaged in Bible study, prayer, recreation and worship all week.  Tomorrow they will be journeying home. All news is that they are having a great and meaningful time. Please offer prayers for journeys mercies.

On the music front, our search teams for interim and permanent directors are highly active and making progress.  You could offer prayers for their continued work.

Thinking about mission, there is still a lot of excitement and hope in knowing that 489 local people attended the Anne Arundel IAF Internal Action last week. Thank you to Steve Debus for speaking so effectively about transportation at the action. Over 240 people signed up to serve on Research Action Teams (20 from Ark and Dove) and each of the six teams will have met by next Thursday. Our goal is to be ready with some positions by the October 4 launch and official naming of IAF.

These are the Six RATS (research action teams)







The purpose of Anne Arundel IAF is to advocate for fairness and justice in our county and to hold business and political leaders accountable to the community. IAF is non-partisan and faith-based, with Christians, Muslims and Jews at our center. Nationally the IAF believes that families are one of, if not the the most important, institution(s) in our nation. Families are essential to our nation's well-being and our democracy--and families are under pressure. By working together to strengthen families, we can strengthen our congregations, our county and our country.

Also on mission: if you can find your box of offering envelopes, you will find an August envelope for Habitat For Humanity. Ark and Dove has worked with Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and its predecessors for over 22 years.  Habitat builds and or renovates homes and sells them interest free to working lower income families. The goal of Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate sub-standard housing everywhere. 

Peace of Christ,
Verse and Prayers
Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. And all ate and were filled; and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.

- Mark 6:41-45
Graces for Family Meals
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, ruler of the universe for you give us food to sustain our lives and make our hearts glad.  Amen.

Blessed are you, Lord. You have fed us from our earliest days; you give food to every living creature. Fill our hearts with joy and delight. Give us what we need and enough to spare for works of mercy in honor of Christ Jesus, our Lord. Through him may glory, honor and power be yours for ever. Amen.

Creator of the universe, you give us this gift of food to nourish us and give us life. Bless this food that you have made and human hands have prepared. May it satisfy our hunger, and in sharing it together may we come closer to one another. Amen.

Come, Lord Jesus, be our guest, and let these gifts to us be blessed. Amen.

All good gifts around us are sent from heaven above, then thank the Lord, O thank the Lord, for all God's love. Amen.

For health and strength and daily food, we praise your name, O Lord.  Amen.

The eyes of all wait upon you, O Lord, and you give them their food in due season.You open wide your hand, and satisfy the needs of every living thing. Thanks be to you. Amen.

God of grace, sustain our bodies with this food, our hearts with true friendship, and our souls with your truth, for Christ's sake.  Amen.

Give us grateful hearts, O God, for all your mercies, and make us mindful of the needs of others;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Thank You Reception for Vaughn Brown, Jr.
You are invited to a reception for Elder Vaughn Brown, this Monday, July 23, 7:00 pm in the Marshall room. We are gathering to thank Vaughn for his many years of church leadership. Vaughn joined Ark and Dove on February 28, 1999 and was ordained an elder in 2005. If you would like to get involved, please contact Wendy Wellington, Admin Elder, Looking forward to celebrating with you! RSVP
Generosity Opportunities

DONATE ONLINE ! Peace and Global Witness Offering , Capital Savings Fund , Per Capita , and more! Many opportunities await you!
Giving Statements
Coming soon! Look for your "giving statement" in your inbox!
Ark and Dove will begin providing giving statements via e-mail this July.  The reports will contain the same information as the paper copies, but will look slightly different. Each person who has made a contribution during the specified period will receive an email. If you prefer to continue to receive a paper copy, please drop us a line ( Or feel free to contact Wendy Wellington, Administration Elder ( or Steve Debus, Stewardship-Discipleship Elder, ( if you have any questions. Thank you! Stan Houck, stewardship team,
Outreach and Connection
July Book Club
For the month of July, we are reading Brené Brown's Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone. Brown is a social scientist made famous for her TED Talk, "The Power of Vulnerability." In Braving the Wilderness, her newest book, Brown explores what it means to belong and be connected in an age of division and isolation. Please pick up the book wherever you find books and join us this Sunday, July 22, after worship for lunch. Please contact Pastor Jon for any questions (
Women's Night Out
Calling Ark and Dove women. If you would like to share dinner and fellowship with other Ark and Dove women, we are planning a Women's Night Out, Friday, July 27 at 6 pm. We will go to a local restaurant -- likely Lures in Crownsville-- for dinner. We will try and host one women's night out each month with a different woman coordinating each month. Please rsvp to Donna Anderson at if you would like to attend this month. If you can't attend but want to be added to the email mailing list for future nights out, please contact Donna. 
Mission Ministry
Red Cross Blood Drive
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Monday, July 23, 2:00-7:30 . To schedule your lifesaving donation, please visit and enter Sponsor Code: odentonstjosephcatholicchurch or call 1-800-733-2767. Questions: contact Karen Zajdek at Without A, B and O, we can't save anybody. You are the #MissingType we need.
CAP West County Food of the Month
Featured item for July is CANNED FISH (tuna, salmon, etc.). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!      
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Al Furlow; Charlotte Davie; LillianTalbert; Lori Kronser; Emily Crose; Mary Beckwith; Colette Efiom; Kameron and Kamarii Miller; Karen Dodson; Don Ziegler; 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; Jay Olson; Chip Burnett; Kim Champagne; 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; Erin Morrison's husband, Les; Arlyce Lohr; Joy Dabbs; Ann Hirschy; Carol and Dick Baily; Christy Yeager's father, Leon Jordan; Donna Anderson's brother-in-law, Tom; Josh Ederheimer's father, Stanley; Frances Keyes; Dot Forloines; Helene Marchand-Stancil; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Steve and Brandi Downs; 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 and Richard Budd; Dotty Kaufmann's grandson, Nathan; Amy Benson's family; David Michels; Joel Davie's father-in-law Richard Mensi; Bill Jennings; Ashton Milcalski; Patrie Conroy; Don Griffis; Lori Reed and Antonio; Lisa Mezaache’s friend, Pearl McNamara; Dakota Miller; Dillon and Kaleb Benson’s grandmother, Jan Sheets; Clarence Scott; Doug DeHaven; John Ricciuti; the DeCroix family; Sarah Wilson’s professor, Katie Cannon; and Jerri Webb's best friend, Jodi and her best friend's mother, MaryAnn Van Orten.  

THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Stanton family on the death of Ron Stanton’s mother.

THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Crose and Davis families on the death of the Davis family’s mother and grandmother.

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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