Shane and Shane! This Sunday!
The Arkive: Ark and Dove's Newsletter
You're invited to be inspired this Sunday! Faure's Libera Me from Requiem at the 9:30 (choir led) worship service and Psalms Live by Shane and Shane at the 11:00 (band led) service.
Message from Pastor Tim
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove Church,

I want to say thank you to Rebecca Bell Echols, Mark Edwards, David Degge and Eric Echols for the beautiful and inspiring palate of music they shared at both services last week. It was a wonderful gift to our worship.

Steve Debus and I led a four week discussion on stewardship with about eight members of the Ark and Dove Community in May. One of the things the group said to Steve and I, was that they felt there was not enough communication with the congregation about stewardship topics. We mentioned that the 2018 budget was a modest step backwards from 2017, and they wanted that shared. In that spirit, there is also a stewardship article below about the state of this year's giving.

On a very positive note, congregational giving to One Great Hour of Sharing was a whopping $4000.00, or so, in March/April. Thank you for your generosity.  One Great Hour of Sharing accomplishes so much good work thanks to you.

This Sunday there will be special music by the band at 11:00, see Mark's letter below. I am looking forward to their interpretation of the Psalms of Shane and Shane.

May Christ's peace grant you rest and re-creation this weekend,
Tim
timsstern@gmail.com
Verse and Prayer
God saw everything that he had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished the work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all the work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that he had done in creation. - Genesis 1:31-2:3
A Sunday Evening Prayer
As you have made this day, O God,
you also make the night.
Give light for our comfort.
Come upon us with quietness and still our souls,
that we may listen for the whisper of your Spirit
and be attentive to your nearness in our dreams.
Empower us to rise again in new life
to proclaim your praise,
and show Christ to the world,
for he reigns forever and ever. Amen.

~from the new Book of Common Worship

FAREWELL LUNCHEON!
FAREWELL LUNCHEON! We hope you will join us as we honor Rebecca with a farewell luncheon on Sunday, June 17th. Rebecca has shared her leadership and gifts with us for 10 wonderful years, and we want to send her off in style. Please  RSVP or speak with Amy Tardiff, in person, between Sunday services. Questions? Amy Tardiff, itsmemim@gmail.com.
Notes for you!
This Sunday at the 9:30 service, the choir will sing an excerpt from one of the movements of Faure’s “Requiem.” Next week, June 10th, we will have a single service at 10:00 to present our children’s musical, “Oh, Jonah!" On June 17, the adult choir and orchestra will present Faure’s “Requiem” at the 9:30 service. This will be my final Sunday with Ark and Dove and there will be a luncheon following the 11:00 service. I hope that you can be there to help celebrate our many wonderful years together.

Love,
Rebecca
rebeccaebell@gmail.com
This Sunday, June 3, at the 11:00 service, the music extravaganza continues with the band presentation of Shane and Shane's setting of 13 psalms. Each of these fantastic settings either brings new melodies to these iconic texts, or has a fresh new take on a well-known melody. The four settings we chose for this week are:


We hope you will join us this Sunday!
Mark
mark.edwards.guitarist@hotmail.com
Pledging
Financial Planning for the Ministry Year
Each year the session of Ark and Dove creates a financial plan for the ministry year. Before the session does this, it asks every household to fill out a pledge card.  A majority of our households pledge and even more give by EFT. So the session has some solid numbers, but they always have to make educated predictions about what the silent givers will give.

As of April 30, the session was expecting to receive about: $165,000
As of April 30, the church has received about: $155,000


Your giving is both needed and deeply appreciated,
Discipleship Ministry
Donation Opportunities

DONATE ONLINE ! Peace and Global Witness Offering , Capital Savings Fund , Per Capita , and more! Many opportunities await you!
Outreach and Connection
Parents Potluck
A fellowship opportunity for all who are in a parenting role. June 8th, 6 to 8 pm. This time we can grill, so bring a side dish or dessert. See you then! Contact Pastor Jon for any questions (jgnelson1985@gmail.com).
Worship Ministry
Children's Musical and Single Service
Mark your calendars! On June 10 you will be treated to the children's musical O Jonah! at SINGLE SERVICE, 10:00 am! Questions? Ryan Stavely, ryan@stavely.org.
Mission Ministry
La Trinidad Garden Project Dedication
Please join Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad this Sunday, June 3 at 5 pm, for the dedication of the worshipping community’s garden project. This year the garden expanded to more additional land, and participants plan to donate extra produce to area food banks, as well as sell at local farmers markets. The 5 pm ceremony, in Spanish and English, will include the dedication, prayers, songs and readings. The gardens are at Hollywood Farms in St. Margaret’s, 1922 Weems Farm Road. Questions? Laura Willoughby Perry, jwilloughby@gmail.com.
Immigration Forum: REGISTRATION DEADLINE June 4
CAP West County Food of the Month
Featured item for June is MACARONI AND CHEESE. Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!      
Christian Education
Sunday School Appreciation Lunch
Calling all Sunday School and Godly Play teachers! Come join us for an appreciation lunch this Sunday, June 3rd at 12:15 in the Marshall Room. Please contact Laura Rockwell for more details. 253-312-1656 or Laura.a.rockwell@gmail.com
Vacation Bible School 2018
God's Good Creation, Monday July 9th through Friday, July 13th, 6:00-8:05 pm

Registration is now open! Children in Pre-K (age 4-5) through grade 5 are invited to journey with us as we celebrate the gifts that God has created--gifts that can help build a world where all people are fed. Register online here!
Volunteer for VBS!
Volunteers needed! Please consider joining the team as we teach children about hunger, hope, and the work to which God calls us in the world. Adult and youth volunteers are needed to assist in four different rotation activities (craft; games; snack/story time; simulation station--learn about hunger, poverty and our response) as well as team members to help with decorating, supply organization, and sign-in and sign-out on the nights of the program. Contact Christina Nelson, christinajoy87@gmail.com, or Laura Rockwell, laura.a.rockwell@gmail.com, to get involved.
All Graduates!
The Deacons want to celebrate all those who have achieved educational milestones this year! If you or a family member recently graduated from high school, undergrad or grad school, let us know admin@arkanddove.org! Please include the graduate's name, school and, if applicable, his/her major. Graduates will be included in the prayer list and formally acknowledged in an upcoming church bulletin.
Prayer Concerns: Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:

PRAYERS OF HEALING AND SUPPORT for Mary Beckwith; Colette Efiom: Carol Baily; 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; Emily Burnett; Kim Champagne; Laura Doughty's aunt, Marie; Ylonda Fauntleroy's aunt, Bernice Taylor; Diane Johnson's aunt; Brooks Emrick's sister, Susan; Vaughn Brown's sister, Kathie, and brother, Jim; Erin Morrison's husband, Les; Arlyce Lohr; Joy Dabbs; Ann Hirschy; Carol and Dick Baily; Hollis Butterworth; Christy Yeager's father, Leon Jordan; Donna Anderson's brother-in-law, Tom; Josh Ederheimer's father, Stanley; Frances Keyes; Dot Forloines and her brother Jack; 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; Tawes Dewyngaert; Archer and Honor Bauman's grandmother, Jackie; 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; Mike and Charlotte Davie’s friend, Richard Mensi; Bill Jennings; Ashton Milcalski; Patrie Conroy; Kelly Stern’s friend, Bill Paul; Don Griffis; Lori Reed and Antonio; Pearl McNamara; Dillon and Kaleb Benson’s grandmother, Jan Sheets; Clarence Scott: 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 Makar and Erickson families on the death of Ellen’s father, Don Erickson.

PRAYERS OF UNDERSTANDING AND LOVE for a friend who lost her daughter from an overdose.

If you have prayer concerns or blessings that you would like to share, please contact Deacon Patriceo Green at patriceobgreen@gmail.com and he will add your concern to the prayer partners email chain.
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