Ark and Dove Currents
Arkive October 18, 2019
This week's music includes Keith Getty and Stuart Townend's hymn, Speak, O Lord, arranged by Mary McDonald. The text for this hymn includes these words:
Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds;
Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us -
Truths unchanged from the dawn of time,
That will echo down through eternity.
The choir presents an introit out of the Presbyterian Church in Canada's hymn book, Christ, You Call Us All to Service, with words by by Joy E. Patterson set to a lovely Dutch melody. The musical offering for this week is Allen Pote's Many Gifts, One Spirit, is a classic anthem of the 20th century with words of a prayer for intercession for unity.
Children's choir continues to meet at 12:15 on Sundays. This week we'll meet in the Sheppard Room. Join us in our journey Around the World!
Director of Music
Inter-generational Worship has been rescheduled for November 10! The middle school LOGOS youth will be an important component of the anthem at the 11:00 am service! All middle school youth--please meet in Ms. Margaret's office at 10:00 am sharp on November 10! This is will be a spirit-filled opportunity to Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! Thank you very much!
God bless,
Director of Contemporary Music
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Adult Christian Education
World Religions Study Group
Beginning this Sunday, October 20, at 12:30! Are you curious about other world religions, but intimidated by foreign words and concepts? Stephen Price-Gibson will introduce six of the world's religions through the use of popular film clips and stimulating discussion. We will focus on one concept, for each religion, that will help give insight into that belief system, The first class will focus on Confucianism and its core concept "Li." Subsequent Sundays will delve into Taoism, then Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Islam in a similar manner. Bring a bagged lunch! Questions? Please contact Stephen Price-Gibson at
Pub Theology
Pub Theology is an informal gathering over beer and other beverages that engages difficult questions of faith in a lighthearted manner. We meet 7 pm, at Frisco Tap House, Crofton.
  • November 6 What happens to my body in death? And other questions biology can’t answer.
  • December 5 Virgin Mary? And other questions to address at Christmas dinner.
Questions? Pastor Jon,
Mid-week Bible Study
This is a “come as you are” discussion group that meets most Wednesdays, 10 am. To learn more, please contact Pastor Jon,
Outreach and Connection
Friendly Seniors Fellowship!
Friendly Seniors (open to all who choose to call themselves a 'senior') is starting the fall season with a meal and camaraderie at Mezeh, a new Middle Eastern restaurant in the Village at Waugh Chapel (by the clock). So, come and join us on Sunday, October 27, 1:30 p.m. If you plan to attend (or have to cancel), please let Joan Berry (410-672-5237 or know by this Thursday, October 24, so she can make reservations. See you then!
Forum dates and times: October 27th, November 3rd, 10th, and 17th all from 2:30-4:30pm, in the sanctuary at Ark and Dove. 
Facilitators: Paula Sparks and Lori Kronser
When They See Us
The Ark and Dove Anti-Racism and Social Justice team invites you to join us at four important forums to view and discuss the Netflix four-part series When They See Us.” The program is difficult to watch, but it is necessary viewing in the work that we do toward dismantling racism in our communities. “When They See Us” is the true story of five fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen-year-old black and brown boys who were wrongfully charged and convicted of attacking and raping a white woman in Central Park in New York City in 1989. We encourage adults to join us as we come to terms with the ways in which black and brown youth must move through their lives, aware at all times of the reality of not knowing who can be trusted and how the very system that they have been told was designed to serve and protect them does not always do so. You will be moved to action by this experience.
Equipping the Saints
Presbyterian 101! Who are we? And what do we believe? With the great diversity of faiths and churches abounding in society today, what is unique or foundational about what we believe as Presbyterians, and how can we explain this to others? If this is something you wish to learn more about, join Pastor Tim and Pastor Jon as they lead the next Equipping the Saints class on October 30. Fellowship and dinner start at 6:30 with lessons from 7:00-8:30. Childcare and special meals can be provided upon request. Please see Bruce Sanders ( or Steve Debus ( with any questions.
Cap Featured Food Item for October
Featured item for October—CANNED VEGETABLES (sweet potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, etc). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!
Outreach and Connection
New Member's Class!
A new member's information class is scheduled for Saturday, November 2, 8:30 am. Please contact Nicole Howe, if you are interested in attending. Sign-up in the lobby! Breakfast and childcare provided.