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Archive: June 24, 2022

Last week, I talked about this Sunday being a day of new beginnings and endings for our church. I'm choosing to focus on the new beginnings this week. New beginnings for the Nelson Family. New beginnings for our church as we step into a new phase without the Nelsons. New beginnings for our band, playing for the first time this Sunday. This week will be a celebration that we were blessed with seven years with Jon and Christina and excitement for their family as they begin a wonderful new adventure.  
We will have a special guest musician for the services and the celebration for Jon - Pat Sise! For the services, we will sing "Hold On To Me" by Lauren Daigle, and we will send the Nelsons forward with "The Blessing" by Elevation Worship. Pat and I have some special music planned for the celebration afterwards as well, but we will keep that as a surprise.  
I look forward to celebrating the new beginnings with you this Sunday. Jon, Christina, Emery and Elias- you will be missed more than I can express. Here are some photos of our adventures throughout the years. My favorite might be the one from this year, when my son asked if he could be in your family Easter photo. :-)
With love,
Director of Music
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Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7
Bulletin - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
2022 Graduates
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9
Olivia Connally, Bowie High School
Joseph Morrison, Arundel High School, joining the Navy
Nyla Everett, Ft. Meade High School
Abby Nicole Musican, Arundel High School
Savannah Howe, Arundel High School
Alexis Yeager, Arundel High School
Jack Burnett, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Alex Beaudry, Salisbury University, BS
Single Service Sunday
Single service Sunday will be on July 3rd. We will have the service at 10:30am.
How Close Can You Get?
Share the joy of knowing Christine on Saturday, June 25 from 12:00 - 4:00pm at Boone Station Hall Severna Park Community Center, 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd, Severna Park, MD 21146. Lunch and a semi-structured program will be held from 12:00 until about 1:30 pm with socializing and sharing afterwards. Please RSVP below. The RSVP link can also be used to share a memory, if you are unable to attend. Thanks.
Anti-Racism and Social Equity
Once again Ark and Dove proclaims God's love for all people with newly installed Black Lives Matter and Pride banners. Many thanks to the banner experts - Jan Hof, Bruce Arey, Amy and Keith Tardiff!
Ukranian Relief Aid Special Offering
?You can help people in Ukraine with special offerings to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). To donate for Ukraine help, visit our online donation page, text amount followed by Ukraine, to 410-983-3481, or simply notate on your check 'Ukraine'.
The Stewardship Team would like to extend our thanks to all of the congregation for the sharing of your time, talents and resources. Your dedication and generosity encourages others simply by setting the example. Many of us congregants have chosen to ease the process of providing our financial resources by utilizing regularly recurring Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Giving via EFT provides convenience for the giver and consistency for the church. However, you may find that during church services you miss having the opportunity to place your gift in the offering plate. It is important for us to participate in the act of giving as part of our worship. If you have chosen to give via EFT, please consider dropping an “I donate via EFT “ slip located in the seat-back pocket in front of you into the offering plate during the Sunday offering. By doing this, not only will you have a tactile reminder of God’s blessing to you to ponder and be grateful for, but we pray that this will also allow others to see how many of Ark and Dove’s members give of their financial resources and encourage new offerings whether they are from new visitors or members still considering whether or not to donate. In utilizing this card, a symbolic representation of your gift is placed with the gifts of others and blessed together through prayer. In gratitude for your continued generosity of your time, talents, and resources, have a wonderful summer.
The Stewardship Team.   
Children's Christian Education
The Nursery is OPEN for Business
Cara Moody, our new Nursery Coordinator is super excited to welcome all of our nursery age children, (birth to 3 years of age) during both our 9 AM and 10:30 AM worship services.
We NEED volunteers to assist in the nursery during these services. Please consider helping out. Teenagers are welcome to sign up and can have service hours signed for by Sara Fox, Christian Education elder upon request. Please use link below for sign up to volunteer.
Please sign up HERE.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will run July 18-22, 2022 from 6-8pm. Our theme this year is Passport to Peace. Children PreK-Grade 5 are invited to learn that there are many opportunities and ways to live as peacemakers. Passport to Peace invites children to see every person as part of God’s family and every interaction as an opportunity for peacemaking. Registration for VBS can be found below.
Opportunities for middle and high school children to help are available. We still NEED adult volunteers as well to assist with this amazing summer program. Please contact Sara Fox, if interested.
If you'd like to make a supply donation, check out our Amazon wish list. Items ordered from this list will be delivered directly to the church. Please arrange for supply donations to be received by June 24th. Contact Christina Nelson with questions:
Summer Sunday School is Coming!
This summer Sunday School classes for rising K-5 graders will be held during the 10:30 service. This is for the months of July and August only. We ARE in need of adult leaders and helpers for this program. Please contact Sara Fox, at if you can lend a hand with this program, even for one week!