Message from Pastor Tim

  Message from Pastor Tim  
 
MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TIM
 
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

Thank you to Christa Kronser, Paula Sparks, Adell Gaurin and Rebecca Bell Echols  and their team and cast of children for a wonderful children's musical on Sunday.  Great music, spirited acting and a nice message; we appreciate your work.  That was at 11:00.

 
At 9:30, we had the pleasure of welcoming our 14th confirmation class into membership.  Hiley Green, Tory Saylor, Jennifer Taylor,  and Ashtyn Rosenthal are now full adult members of our church.  Lydia Doughty was unable to join our class because she  was recovering from heart surgery.  However, Lydia is doing so well, she was released from the hospital early, and we will receive her into membership on Sunday at 9:30.
 
Thank you  to the 29 individuals and families who pledged to the Transformations: Capital Savings Fund Account last Sunday.  That is a terrific start.  We appreciate your commitment to the vision of our congregation.

Next Sunday, June 25th, is a Single Service Sunday. Worship will begin at 10:30 am, and our theme is, "United We Stand: As Family We Go." Our band will present songs of unity.

 
This Sunday is field day during Sunday School.  Children and youth, don't forget to wear sneakers and play clothes!
 
Peace of Christ,
Pastor Tim 
timsstern@gmail.com
 
 
 
MESSAGE FROM PASTOR TIM
 
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,

This Sunday, June 11, we will receive the fourteenth confirmation class of Ark and Dove into membership at 9:30, we will enjoy the children's musical Plane Ol' Mission Trip at 11:00, and we will dedicate our pledges to Transformations, our Capital Funds Saving Account at both services.

On the liturgical calendar this Sunday is known at Trinity Sunday, and so we will be singing Holy Holy Holy  (hymn number 1 in Glory to God) at both services.  The words to this hymn were written in the early 1800's by an Episcopal priest by the name of Reginald Heber.  Rev. Heber found his inspiration in two Biblical texts, Revelation 4:2-11, which was based on Isaiah's vision of heaven found in Isaiah 6:1-8.  You might want to read these texts on Saturday just to help you understand and appreciate one of Christianity's favorite hymns.

In keeping with our Trinitarian theme I am sharing two old, maybe ancient, Scottish prayers below.  These are part of  a  collection gathered by Alexander Carmichael in the 1800's.  He went into the countryside speaking with regular Christians and writing down the family prayers that people had passed down, by memory, for generations.  Many Celtic poems and prayers follow Trinitarian paths.


 
Peace of Christ,
Pastor Tim 
timsstern@gmail.com