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, June 3, 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