Ark and Dove Currents
Arkive April 19, 2019

Good Friday's service will utilize musical from Estonia, England and America. The service begins with Arvo Pärt's "Spiegel im Spiegel", a minimalist piece of music written in tintinnambular style, or where one part uses slow moving variations on a single scale, while the other part collaborates with broken chords or triads. The title means "mirror in the mirror" and refers to infinity mirrors, which produce an infinity of images reflected by parallel plane mirrors. Nicole Rumeau will sing Samuel Barber's "The Crucifixion", a powerful expression of Mary's rational to the sight of Christ on the Cross. The service music will conclude with the choir's rendition of John Stainer's "God So Loved the World", which we used in service a few weeks ago, but is especially apt on Good Friday.
On Easter Sunday, the choir is joined by several instrumentalists in the joyous celebration of Christ's resurrection. Prelude music includes works by Bach and Natalie Sleeth, as well as an arrangement of Marty Sampson et al's worship tune, "Praise the Name" (Anastásis). We continue with Molly Ijames' setting of "When Morning Gilds the Skies." The creative accompaniment and slowly blooming of this arrangement helps us to visualise the sunrise. Philip Stopford's joyful setting of "Christ the Lord is Risen Again" abounds with energetic alleluias. The singable nature of this anthem may mean that you walk away with this tune in your ear for the week! We close with Händel's "Hallelujah Chorus" from the Messiah. Those gathered in worship who would like to sing this stalwart of the choral repertory should join the adult choir on the last verse of the preceding hymn.
Director of Music
This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord! The band has three new anthems that we are going to share. We hope to see many of you there as we celebrate the love of Jesus!
God bless,
Director of Contemporary Music
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Please join the ACT Gun Violence Reduction and Violence RAT to learn about:
The national Metro IAF campaign that
addresses the public health issue of gun
violence and can make all our communities safer.
Sunday May 5, 2019
3:00-4:30 p.m.
Childcare available.
Mount Olive Community Life Center 2 Hicks Ave, Annapolis, MD
Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, Temple Shaaray Tefila, NY and Metro IAF organizer/co-chair of Do Not Stand Idly By campaign Bishop Charles Carroll, New Deliverance Creations Ministries, ACT member and Chair, Anne Arundel County Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
Join other ACT members to find out how ACT, and our local elected leaders and police organizations can join together with gun manufacturers and dealers to commit to gun safety technologies and foolproof distribution practices. Learn what Metro IAF and affiliates are doing to prevent illegal gun sales and lower gun violence and increase safety for our children.
PLEASE RSVP TO Cheryl Walcutt,
Our Church Home
Help Needed!
The Facilities ministry is desperate for team leaders and volunteers. It takes many hands to keep our facilities and property in adequate condition to host the many Ark and Dove , and outside group events every week. 
  • Do you enjoy working outdoors? We need a Grounds Team leader to coordinate the mowing schedule, and work with volunteers to do regular maintenance for our flower beds and rain garden.
  • Do you have an interest in Security? The newly formed Safety and Security Team needs a leader to help coordinate an analysis of the property and create a structure for the team. 
  • Do you want to help but don’t know where? All of the facilities teams could use more members.
If any of these opportunities interest you, or you would simply like more information, please contact Rob Yeager
Fellowship Snacks Clean-up
If you attend the 11:00 service on Sundays and are willing to help clean up our fellowship snack table around 12:30, please contact Nicole Howe ( We'd really appreciate your discipleship!
Christian Education
Parents Night Out!
On Friday, April 26th from 6:00 to 9:30 pm, your children can receive loving care, enjoy a yummy dinner (that you do not have to prepare!), and participate in fun activities! You can enjoy a night out and have good feeling inside for helping to support our youth group summer mission trips! Register online via
Vacation Bible School
Save the date! Vacation Bible School! July 8 to July 12!
Youth & Young Adult Mission
Salem County Habitat for Humanity
The older youth (16 and above) and young adult mission trip is scheduled for August 4-9, 2019. This year we are traveling to Salem County Habitat for Humanity in southern New Jersey. Please register with Pastor Tim or Don Zielger
Adult Christian Education
Pub Theology
Join us for another round of Pub Theology, May 1, 7 pm at Frisco Tap House. The night's question: is there a place for politics in church? Please contact Pastor Jon,
Bible Basics: Revelation
The Bible is a library. It is hard to know what to read and how to read it. Join us for Bible study. For five weeks this spring, we will focus on the book of Revelation in an effort to learn skills and practices for Bible reading. We will meet Tuesdays at 7-8:30 pm, April 30 to May 28. Need childcare? Let us know. Pastor Jon ( and Kim Champagne ( are organizing. Please RSVP.
Book Club: The Great Divorce
Interested in reading popular fiction and nonfiction that engages Christian faith? Join Ark and Dove's book club. April's book is The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis. We will meet for lunch on Sunday, May 5. RSVP: Pastor Jon (
One Great Hour of Sharing
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Featured item for March--CEREAL (raisin bran, Grape-Nus, muesli, shredded wheat etc.). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations! Thank you for your donations!  
Antiracism and Social Equity
Parenting Forum on Raising Race Conscious Children
Save the date! Sunday May 19th 2-4pm. Learn to talk to your kids about race and racism. We are currently arranging a speaker. Childcare will be provided. Please contact Jen Roman at if you’re interested so we can determine the number of parents and the ages of children who might be attending.
First National Antiracist Book Fair
Saturday April 27 2019 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM First National Antiracist Book Fair at The American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. This event is being hosted by the Antiracist Research and Policy Center founded by Ibram X. Kendi, author of Stamped from the Beginning. "This free community book festival brings nationally renowned authors to engage in panel discussions on topics ranging from how to improve racial diversity in children's literature to what it means to be an antiracist public intellectual. The festival also features children’s activities and readings, poetry slams, refreshments and book sales courtesy of Politics & Prose.” More info here. Tickets need to be purchased for some of the main stage events here.
Anne & Emmitt: A One-Act Play
Some of us plan to attend the performance of Janet Langhart Cohen's Anne & Emmett on Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm at the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University in Baltimore. The one-act play involves an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till. Perhaps you would like to join us. Linnie Girdner, or text/call 410-999-7892.