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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, October 21, will be our next visit to Apostles by Bishop Sumner.
He will celebrate baptism, confirmation & reception for youth and adults (including new members), and reaffirmation of baptismal vows. Adult candidates for Baptism & Confirmation will be meeting with Father Tim after the service for two Sundays, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 (in addition to private conversations). For information or questions, please contact Father Tim at email@example.com
Parish Hall Kitchen Gifts
THANK YOU to everyone for the wonderful gifts last weekend for our new parish hall kitchen!
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Daughters of the King, Lydia Chapter, is launching it’s annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox campaign! There will be pre-printed OCC boxes in the lobby THIS Sunday, with instructions on how to pack them. There will be just 100 of these boxes, so please don’t take more boxes than you will fill. Many people have chosen to take advantage of the online box ordering which debuted last year. Either way, if every family does just one box, it will be a great blessing to needy children around the world. For information or questions about OCC, contact DOK members Patti Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or Cathey Kilmer email@example.com And, as always, thank you for your generosity!
New Altar – Almost Complete!
Men’s Bible Study (First Thursday)
The next Men’s First Thursday Bible Study will be held at the church on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30 PM. The Bible study is open to all men over 16 years of age. For questions about the group, contact Kevin Williamson or Collin McAvoy at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Evening Prayers & Intercessions (First Tuesday)
This month’s Evening Prayers & Intercessions will take place. Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for a light meal before the service! Prayer requests can be submitted via email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We are investigating a ride-sharing service for Sunday morning pick-ups of parishioners who cannot drive safely to Apostles. Please contact the church office by phone (972)462-0234 or email@example.com if you know of someone who might be interested!
Small Group Dinner Socials
We are kicking off the return of our small group dinner socials! The purpose is to give our church family the opportunity to get better acquainted with members in a small group setting over dinner in a parishioner’s home. The adult small group dinner parties consist of 6-8 individuals gathering in a host home. The host home will be asked to provide only the home, beverage, and bread for the meal. Guests will be asked to bring the main course, appetizer, salad, sides, and dessert.Babysitting will be provided at the church. If you would like to participate, there is a sign up sheet in the Church Lobby. Once we have our number of participants, you will be contacted with your assigned host home; your host will contact you to discuss what food item you can bring that evening. Questions? Contact Debbie Fruithandler at 972-745-7131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AYM Apostles Youth Ministry
Daughters of the King 2018-2019 Program
Church of the Apostles’ Lydia Chapter of Daughters of the King is kicking off its 2018-2019 Program Year with a program centered on “Prayer Changes Me.” The DOK is made up of women who desire a closer walk with the Lord, as supported through the companionship of its sisters. If this is of interest to you, please text Barbara Maley at 214-675-2953.
Letters to College Students – Daughters of the King
Each school year, Daughters of the King reaches out to college students by sending them letters of encouragement while they are in school. If you have a college student in your family and would like them to benefit from this ministry of DOK, please email the student’s best address to Marilyn Marsh at email@example.com
Daughters of the King is an Episcopal women’s order that allows members to assist parish priests and take a vow of prayer, service, and evangelism. Training for participation is required in developing their personal rule of life, and there will be a new training class held soon! If you’re interested in attending training and would like more information, please contact Marilyn Marsh at firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-563-2998.
Daughters of the King Bottled Water Drive
During the hot summer months, Daughters of the King is supplying water to SoupMobile Ministries. You can sponsor cases of water by check (please specify “water” in the memo) or by donating online. One case of water is $4.50, five cases is $22.50, ten cases is $45.00, etc. The water price includes delivery to the SoupMobile office. To donate online, go to churchoftheapostles.net, click on “Apostles Giving,” scroll to “Push to Pay” and enter your donation amount. Select “Designation – Other” and in the comments, add “water.” Thank you for supporting this ministry to needy homeless in the downtown Dallas area!
Seventh Day Adventists
Our resident Seventh Day Adventist congregation shares space at Apostles on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The arrangement includes significant rent, as well as specific guidelines for space usage. We appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we work through practicalities! Please contact the Rector or Wardens or the church office with any feedback or concerns.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
We are renewing our focus on Lay Eucharistic Visitors who take communion to parishioners who are sick or shut-in, in hospital or rehab, or home settings. Bobbi Henson now coordinates this as part of our healing/visitation ministry. If you or anyone you know has been absent from church due to illness or similar circumstances, please contact Jane Elterman at elterman1@ msn.com to request a visit with Holy Communion.
Adult Sunday Morning Session:
Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session — “NT Wright book study on the Psalms” with Father Tim
Riverchase Elementary Volunteer Orientation
We are in our fourth year of supplying volunteers and Riverchase Elementary looks forward to volunteering with us again this year! Please give this opportunity some serious thought and contact Debbie Moss with how you can be involved: 972-978-2649 or email@example.com.
All volunteers must complete a background check, including those who are returning as volunteers. Please copy and paste the link https://cfb.tx01.teams360.net/volunteer/
EntryPointHomeAction.doc to complete the background check or use the following instructions:
If you’re interested in volunteering, need assistance with your background check, or have any questions about this wonderful, worthwhile opportunity, please contact Debbie Moss at 972-978-2649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The 20s and 30s Group
For information/questions on the group, or events above, please contact Margarett Muncy at email@example.com
The Sisterhood Bible Study
is for women and we meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 23. For the location, if you need a book, or you have questions, please contact Susan Deems at 214-415-6323 or susanRdeems@gmail.com.
Ministry Oversight Method (“MOM”)
Have you ever looked up on a Sunday morning at church to see a burned out light bulb and thought, “I wonder who’s in charge of that?” Or do you have an idea for a really neat ministry project but wonder whom to tell?
Each Vestry member (except Wardens) serves as a liaison to leaders of various church ministries. Members and newcomers alike are encouraged to bring their ideas, concerns, and questions to the Vestry liaison/Lay Ministry leaders by emailing them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apostles Montessori Academy School Year 2018-2019
The Apostles Day School is now … Apostles Montessori Academy.
A fundraising dinner to benefit Apostles Montessori Academy will be held on Monday, October 8 from 5-10 p.m. at J. Macklin’s Grill at 130 N. Denton Tap Road in Coppell. A portion of the proceeds that evening will benefit the school.
There are still openings available, so enroll now! Call Director Vicki Byam for more information or to schedule a tour: 972-393-0655 or email (note NEW email address) Director@apostlesmontessori.net
A fundraising dinner October 8 from 5-10 p.m. at J. Macklin’s Grill at 130 N. Denton Tap Road in Coppell.
CONTACTING OFFICE STAFF
If you need to reach office staff — feel free to PUT OFFICE PHONE NUMBERS (Phone:972.462.0234 FAX: 972.393.9102) IN YOUR PHONE. Email and voicemail will be checked regularly. For urgent items, please call the office first. Then if needed, call/text the rector at 214-918-4928. The office email address is Office@ChurchoftheApostles.net.
Father Tim’s Email Address
Please use: email@example.com and delete the outdated
On the first Sunday of each month, a standing invitation exists for visitors and members to enjoy lunch with the Band!
Lunch will be at 12:30 p.m. at a nearby restaurant—location determined during “head count” after church. Join us for lunch on first Sundays. Questions? Contact Ben Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apostles STEWARDSHIP and online giving for 2018
The STEWARDSHIP of God’s blessings continues to be a significant focus of your Vestry as it continues to manage church funds wisely. If you have not renewed your pledge for 2018 (even if continuing your giving level from last year), OR if you are relatively new to Apostles and are contributing for the first time, we appreciate ALL gifts and support this calendar year. You can fill out a hard copy pledge card (available at the church or watch your snail mail), or simply send a private email to email@example.com. PLEASE also consider joining a growing number of parishioners making reoccurring donations online. Simply go tohttps://secure.paperlesstrans.com/ChurchoftheApostles
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