E-Arkive The Electronic Newsletter for Ark and Dove 

Single Service this Sunday at 10:30 am!
With a special spring cantata,
Resurrection Alleluias, presented by the choir and orchestra.  You will not want to miss this!    

Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

This Sunday we will celebrate worship together at 10:30 in a Single Service.  We will enjoy an Easter Cantata, Resurrection Alleluias, presented by the choir and orchestra.   They have been preparing for weeks,  I am very much looking forward to worship.

Tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM, we will be hosting the Rev. Carol Howard Merritt Bay Area Disciples event. She recently has released her new book called Healing Spiritual Wounds. We will join members of other churches in the Presbytery of Baltimore in a discussion entitled "How Are We to Be the Church Today?" A continental breakfast will be offered.  I think you would enjoy the discussion. 

Peace of Christ,
Pastor Tim    

After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, 'Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, "He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him." This is my message for you.' 
-Matthew 28:1-7

Gracious God, you have prepared for those who love you good things, which no eye can see, and which surpass our understanding. Pour into our hearts such longing for you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire. Through Jesus Christ, who is alive with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

May God bless you with discomfort at easy answers, 
half-truths, superficial relationships, 
so that you will live deep within your heart.
May God bless you with anger at injustice, 
oppression and exploitation of people, 
so that you will work for justice, equity, and peace.
May God bless you with tears to shed 
for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, and war 
so that you will reach out your hand to comfort them and change their pain to joy.
And may God bless you with the foolishness to think 
that you can make a difference in the world, 
so that you will do the things which others tell you cannot be done.

- from Celtic Daily Prayer, Book Two

Transformations: The Capital Savings Fund Campaign
TRANSFORMATIONS  Not just on Sundays!  Ark and Dove's building is vibrant and alive just about every day of the week.  From music rehearsals and lessons to small groups, Logos, AA, Scouts, Mom's club, Confirmation classes, Resisting Racism events, Winter Relief, yoga for stress relief and even our own monthly quilting guild -- our facilities are used in many ways, every day, to change lives for the better! Through our Transformations Capital Savings Fund, we will now be able to accomplish even more with our improved building.  Our Minutes for Transformation, each week in church, are an opportunity to give a clear view of some of the many positive things we've achieved. We hope that you will help us save towards our goals with a pledge on Dedication Sunday, June 11th. Questions? Please contact Steve Debus, steven.debus89@gmail.com. 


This Sunday is the big day!! Please join our amazing choir and orchestra at the 10:30 Single Service to hear our presentation of Benjamin Harlan's Resurrection Alleluias. You do NOT want to miss this beautiful work!


The band is starting work on our last big project of the school year and so, over the next few weeks, I wanted to introduce you to a few of the pieces that we are going to include in our special presentation in June.  This week, I would like to share one of our songs "Never Walk Alone" by Rend Collective.  Here are some of the lyrics, to brighten the start of your weekend:
I will never, ever, ever walk alone
You are with us, for us
Always holding on
Thought I wander, Your love goes further
You are my hope and future
I will never walk alone

God bless,


Many opportunities await you!

Christian Education

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017 The theme for this year's VBS is Renew! God is in the business of renewal and so are we! More on this to come. Join us July 9-13 for fun-filled week for children preK through 5th grade. Invite your friends and neighbors! Interest meeting June 4, following 11am worship. Contact, Pastor Jon (jgnelson1985@gmail.com).

WORSHIP EQUIPPING TEAM Do you have 30 minutes available once every month or two?  That's all it takes to be a member of the Worship Equipping Team!  Team members prepare the Bible, Banners, and Bulletins before worship (at a time of your choosing, usually Friday evening or Saturday) to help make sure that we are prepared for worship on Sunday morning.  A brief training/team meeting will be held on Monday, 6/5 at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary.  If you are interested, or if you are interested in helping to make worship happen in other ways (lay reading, communion preparation, etc), please contact Ryan Stavely (ryan@stavely.org, 410-980-2307). 
Outreach and Connections

FRIENDLY SENIORS invites members and interested seniors to "LET'S HAVE LUNCH and Talk" at The Hideaway, this Sunday, May 21, at 1:00 p.m. Please sign up on the sheet in the lobby or let Joan Berry (berry962@verizon.net) or Frances Keyes (frkeyes1005@gmail.com) know so we can make the appropriate number of reservations.   We hope to see you then to socialize and see what you might want to do, and when, this summer. 
VOYAGER'S MEN FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST You are invited to a hearty breakfast for the next Men's Group meeting at the Crofton Nautilus Diner at 8 a.m. on June 3rd.  Ed Barrett will give a short talk about his involvement (and fortunate survival) in the War in Afghanistan, which has become America's longest war in history. Ed and I got together last week and floated some ideas on activities for the Voyagers in the future. We'd like to share some of those ideas at the meeting and get your input. And if anyone wants to join us as a co-leader, we would welcome you! Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd! R.S.V.P. Paul Doughty (padough@verizon.net)   
Stephen Minister Training

STEPHEN MINISTRY Please join us at one of these THREE Information Meeting Opportunities: Wednesday, May 31st @ 7pm in the Marshall Room and Sunday, June 4th after each service in the Marshall Room. If one of these three sessions does not work in your schedule, but you're still interested in getting more information, please reach out to one of your Stephen Leaders to set up a time to meet one-on-one. In God's love, Stephen Leaders, Laurie Barrow, barrowfl@aol.com, 443-306-1149 and Kelly Burnett, kellyb327@aol.com, 410-320-7845. 


Giving blood doesn't require much time. About one hour should do it. Please give blood. St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday, May 22, 2:00pm to 7:30pm. To schedule your lifesaving donation please visit redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: odentonstjosephcatholicchurch or call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Questions? Please contact Karen Zajdek, kznurse@verizon.net.

CAP WEST COUNTY'S FOOD PANTRY Featured item for May is DRIED FRUIT (prunes, raisins, craisins, pineapple rings, etc.) Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!     
Prayer Concerns

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

for Vaughn Brown; Hilary and Paul Ferrell's daughter, Lila; Bob Johns; Josh Ederheimer's father, Stanley; John Boswell; Frances Keyes; Joan Berry's son, Brian Flom; Doug Walcutt's aunt, Vicky Goodnough; Donna Anderson's mother, Martha; Joshua Anthis; Christy Yeager's mother, Linda Jordan; Barbara Reynolds mother, Ruth Campbell; Chip Burnett; Dot Forloines and her brother Jack; Henry Duncan; Helene Marchand-Stancil's mother, Mimi; Judy Cooper's sister, Barb Eardley; Mary Benson; Mary Stum's sister, Barbara Kendig; Ellen Makar's father, Don Erickson; Scott Howe's father, Ron; Laura Willoughby's father, Norman; Cindy and Dave Oquist's son, Chris; Pat Stanton's Aunt Evelyn; the Solano family; Patty Tucker's father, John; Robert Schultz; Janet Maloy's sister, Diane; Amy Stavely's aunt; the Hoxie family; and Dick and Carol Baily.
THE LOVE AND PRAYERS OF THE CONGREGATION go out to the Skidmore family on the death of Bob Skidmore.
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.    
8424 Piney Orchard Parkway  
Odenton, MD  21113
Phone: (410) 674-6400 
Fax: (410) 674-6481 
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