Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,
 
We have been exploring the Lord's Prayer this summer and this Sunday, July 28, will be the last sermon in a series of six. Pastor Jon and I are working on our edits and footnotes and we will get the whole series on line. At the same time we have asked all Ark and Dove children to memorize the Lord's Prayer at home. I want to encourage all of you who are parents to work with your children on this prayer.  Pastor Jon and I confess that we have not been consistent with what we have told the children we expect in terms of a date. Here is our final conclusion - Sunday September 8. When your child has the Lord's Prayer memorized, drop us an e-mail and we will send a thank you note to your child hand signed by both pastors. September 8 is our goal.
 
You may have noticed that work is being done to repair our storm water systems, which helps keep the Chesapeake Bay clean. Thank you for your previous giving to Capital campaigns and our current Mission and Ministry Fund. Your generosity powers this work and help us to be good stewards of God's green earth.
 
May God bless you on your summer adventures. And thank you to our middle school youth, their advisors and pastor Jon for working this week with The Center and First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis to teach children in Eastport to read and or improve their reading skills. Nice work!
 
In Christ's love,
 
Pastor Tim
timsstern@gmail.com