Planned Events

 

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Pentecost Sunday — remember to wear red! 
  • Picnic after church this Sunday – burgers and dogs provided. Bring your favorite sides!
  • Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session
  • Sunday School and Tween Classes — 10:30 a.m.

 

Apostles Friends & Family Picnic

Come to church dressed for a picnic THIS Sunday, May 20! Burgers and dogs will be provided; bring your favorite sides, drinks, chairs, yard games, portable grills….bring your family and friends, too! All are welcome and we will have plenty of food for everyone!

 

Vacation Bible School

Mark your calendar now for the annual Vacation Bible School at Church of the Apostles. This year’s VBS will be held July 23 – 27 from 9 a.m. until Noon. Ages 4 up to 5th grade are invited to attend! Register by emailing Sarah Moreno at youth@churchoftheapostles.net and put “VBS Registration” in the subject line. Volunteers and contributions of supplies are always needed to make VBS a success every year. Stay tuned for details in the coming weeks on how you can participate.

NEW Men’s Bible Study

The NEW Men’s First Thursday Bible Study will be held June 7, at 7:30 p.m. Initially, the group is meeting at the church. All men over 16 years old are encouraged to attend! For questions about the group, please contact Kevin Williamson or Collin McAvoy at: men@churchoftheapostles.net

2018 Graduates

Each year in JuneDaughters of the King (DOK) recognizes and celebrates those graduating from high school, college, and graduate school. Please send the names and details of your graduates to Marilyn Marsh at marnimarsh@gmail.com

Spiritual Gifts Survey (from Daughters of the King)

1 Corinthians 12:4-6 “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”

Have you ever wondered just exactly what spiritual gifts God has granted you?  DOK is offering a Survey to determine what your gifts may be. We would encourage you to take a survey and pray about its findings.  Then think about where you would best serve Apostles in all of its ministries. The survey can be found on the credenza in the lobby.  It is totally for your personal use, so don’t hesitate to take it! We believe you will find the results enlightening. If you have questions or would like to discuss it, contact a member of DOK and we’d be happy to talk with you about it.

Final Weekend to bring items for Guatemala

The Guatemala Mission Team is still collecting flip-flops and travel size bars of soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and toothbrushes to take with them to Guatemala. If you can donate items, please put them in the collection basket in the lobby. For flip-flops, all kids sizes are needed, as well as small/medium adult sizes. If you need more information about donating or are interested in participating in the mission trip this year (there are still openings on the team!), please contact Susan Deems at susanRdeems@gmail.com.

Coat Drive

Daughters of the King Lydia Chapter is sponsoring their annual Coat & Blanket Drive for the homeless and needy in the DFW area. If you can contribute, please drop your new or gently used coats and blankets in the collection bin in the lobby. Thank you!

Ride Sharing 

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 office@churchoftheapostles.net if you know of someone who might be interested!

New Faces At Apostles

We have been blessed by over a dozen new faces recently at Apostles!  You now may see a green dot on name tags for those newest to the parish — SO — if you see someone with a green dot, please introduce yourself and share a warm welcome!

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Pledge Cards for 2018

With the busy lives we lead, sometimes it’s easy to forget even routine things…thank you for remembering to complete and return your 2018 Pledge Card!  If you did not receive a pledge card or need another, there are extra cards and envelopes on the table in the lobby. 

Little Dresses for Guatemala – THANK YOU!

Thank you to all the ladies who donated their time, talent, and materials to the ministry project of sewing little dresses for Guatemala girls! The sewing collaboration at the church was a great success. The completed dresses will be sent with the Guatemala Mission Team on their trip this year, July 28 – August 4.

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Scout Troop 840

Scout Troop 840 holds their regular weekly Troop meetings at Church of the Apostles on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m.  The leaders of the Troop are very interested in being partners with us and willing to help with all kinds of church activities.  Please think of them when you plan activities. We can work with the Scout leaders to coordinate their assistance with set up/clean up for events, moving tables/chairs, etc. If you would like to volunteer to assist with our Troop liaison duties, contact Kevin Stone at 214-636-6877 or kevin.stone@aa.com.

Questions or Comments on Capital Campaign and Building Plans or Progress?

As soon as the rain stops, we are ready to pour concrete for the new Parish Hall foundation — thank you for your prayers and support! 

If you have concerns and/or suggestions or advice at this stage of construction, please send them to building@churchoftheapostles.net. We appreciate all recent feedback.

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Recent Arrivals 

(Please contact the office to share names of newly born)

  • Congratulations to Edwin and Edith Namenge on the birth of their daughter, Nadia Kimberley Namenge,
  • We welcome newly baptized baby Rafael Kull Benitez, son of Karin (Kull) and Pablo Benitez!
  • We welcome new baby Rush Moreno, born recently to Sarah and Nate Moreno. Congratulations to the Moreno family!
& Memorials 

(Please contact the Church office to share names of the departed and keep in prayer those who have lost family members.)

  • Keep the family of Ron Cutler in your prayers after his recent death.
  • Please keep Angela Kircher and her family in your prayers after the death of her mother Caroline in Nebraska last week.
  • A memorial service for parishioner Ron Cutler will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, May 15, at 11:30 a.m. Your prayers or presence are both invited. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the following: Community Hospice of Texas
    1314 W. Mockingbird Lane #201
    Dallas, Texas 75247. Please memo “Arlington Memorial Hospital.” 
Patrick’s Place Guild

The Patrick’s Place Guild at Apostles was established with a purpose of long-range maintenance and improvement for Patrick’s Place.   For more information about the Patrick’s Place Guild, contact Bree Russell at 972-768-2445.

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AYM Apostles Youth Ministry

Contact Sarah Moreno for details and information: 214-493-7370 or youth@churchoftheapostles.net

Altar Flowers for 2018

The new sign-up sheet for 2018 Altar Flowers has been posted on the bulletin board next to the church office door, with available dates through the end of this year. If you’d like to purchase flowers for either side of the Altar (or both), the amount is $50 per side.  Altar Flowers are a wonderful way to honor a loved one or mark a special occasion; sign up now to be sure and get the date you want!

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Letters to College Students – Daughters of the King

Each year, the Daughters of the King reach out to college students by sending them letters of encouragement while they attend school. If you have a college student in your family and would like them to benefit from this DOK ministry, please send the student’s best address via email to marnimarsh@gmail.com.

Training

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 marnimarsh@yahoo.com or 214-563-2998.

Bottled Water Drive

Thank you for your continued response to the Bottled Water Drive by Daughters of the King in connection with SoupMobile Ministries. The drive is now fully operational and water is being delivered to the needy on a weekly basisCOA members can sponsor cases/bottles of water by going to the church website and donating online. One case of water is $4.50, five cases of water are $22.50, ten cases is $45.00, etc.  The water price includes delivery to the SoupMobile office and helps us avoid storing the water. Additionally, the DOK members avoid back strain by lifting and delivering the cases of water.  To donate water, go to churchoftheapostles.net and click on “Apostles Giving.”  Scroll to “Push to Pay” and enter your donation amount.  Select “Designation — Other” and in the comments, add “SoupMobile Water Donation.”  Thank you!

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 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.

Ushers Needed

Sending out a call for ushers! Ushers are often the first face seen when walking through the door at Apostles! Ushers welcome attendees and also assist with practical needs during the service. If you’re interested in this ministry, please contact Barbara Cervantes at barbcervantes@yahoo.com or 972-539-8890.

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Sunday school is a place for your kids to come together,

make friends and grow in their faith together! We study lessons in the Bible, learn them in unique ways, and find ways that they apply to us in our day to day life. With arts and crafts, plays, and games, there is always something fun for your kids at our Sunday school and tween classes!” Sunday School and Tween Classes, Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. 

Adult Sunday Morning Session:

Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session — first in weekly Lenten series: “Ultimate Questions and Gentle Reminders” with Fr. Tim.

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Riverchase Elementary Volunteers Needed

We have provided volunteers from Church of the Apostles for two years now!  Some jobs available are reading with students, helping with math facts, working in the library, being a lunch buddy and helping with the Readathon.  The counselor at Riverchase is looking forward to working with us and is eager to have some helpers! 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.do  to complete the background check or use the following instructions:

  • Go to CFBISD.edu.
  • Click on “About Us”
  • Scroll down on the drop-down to “Community Involvement”
  • Click on the picture on the far right (volunteer page)
  • On the Volunteer Page click on one of the blue links that say “Online background check” or “Volunteer Background Check” (If you are a returning volunteer, sign in).

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 debbiemoss67@gmail.com

The 20s and 30s Group 

The 20’s and 30’s Group is for young adults looking for fellowship, outreach, and service opportunities with other adults in the community. We meet for lunch after service on the third Sunday of the month (unless holidays conflict) and hold one event per month, such as game nights, clean up day at church, bowling, and laser tag. Childcare is available in the nursery during our lunches and events. For more information, please contact Margarett Muncy at margarett.will@gmail.com

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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, April 24.  For the location, if you need a book, or you have questions, please contact Susan Deems at 214-415-6323 or susanRdeems@gmail.com

Cursillistas Reunion Meetings

As a reminder, all Church of the Apostles Cursillistas are invited to meet every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor (to accommodate those attending Sisterhood Bible Study on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays). To be mindful of each other’s precious time, we will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and are usually finished by 6:15 PM.  Please join us when you can for this very important part of your Fourth Day journey!  Contact Patti Smith at 972-393-9717 for more information.

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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 at vestry@churchoftheapostles.net.

Apostles Day School

The Apostles Day School is now … Apostles Montessori Academy. Summer and Fall Programs are enrolling now! Call for more information or to schedule a tour: 972- 393-0655.

Donations of snacks are needed and much appreciated by both Apostles Day School and Riverchase Elementary.  If you can contribute, healthy snacks of pre-packaged foods such as goldfish, fruit roll-ups, juice boxes, etc. can be placed in the container in the lobby for distribution.  Please, no items with peanut butter or nuts. Thank you for contributing!

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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: fathertim@churchoftheapostles.net and delete the outdated revtcherry@juno.com from your contact list. Thank you!

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 musicben@churchoftheapostles.net.

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Prayer Requests in Weekly Bulletin

We are refreshing the parish prayer list as we begin 2018.  To include a name, please email your request to office@churchoftheapostles.net or fill out the request form and place it in the offering plate.  Names will remain on the list for eight weeks unless otherwise requested.  Please indicate whether you want the request to be listed in the weekly bulletin prayer list — or kept private. As always, confidential requests can be emailed to prayers@churchoftheapostles.netIf nothing is indicated, your request will be sent to only the Confidential Intercessors.

Saint Martha’s Guild Seeking Food Ministry Helpers

St. Martha’s Guild is looking for women within the parish to help parish families, amid illness or crisis, joyful arrivals of new babies, etc.  You don’t need to cook a five-course meal! Sometimes we use donated gift cards to pick up and deliver take-out food!  For more information, please call or text Stephanie Clifton at 469-878-1003. Donations of gift cards for food are always welcome and much appreciated!

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Community 12-step group now meets on Monday evenings at Apostles.

You might see their members enter the building on Monday evenings. (The group normally now meets and remains in the sanctuary without any effect on activities on the parish hall side.) If you see them enter or exit the building, please respect their privacy. We welcome them to Apostles, give thanks for their godly work, and keep them in our ongoing prayers.

COME ONE, COME ALL!

Months ago, your Vestry began a process of discernment looking into the future. We began and based the journey on a simple question (“What is our mission?”) and a short list of our responses:

  • Bring people to Christ.
  • Express the Word of God to as many as possible.
  • Evangelize and spread the Good News.
  • Provide a place where people feel the Holy Spirit.
  • Feed the souls of the people in the name of the Trinity.
  • Provide the Lord’s Word to the community.

Request to all ministry heads: As we continue our office transition and review of all procedures, please contact us with any information you may require —weekly, monthly, or before Christmas/Easter, etc. We want to provide support to all parish ministries; so, please let us know of any special or reoccurring items that should be on our “to do” list. If you have any questions, please ask Father Tim, Jonna, or Janice. Thank you!!!

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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 office@churchoftheapostles.net.  PLEASE also consider joining a growing number of parishioners making reoccurring donations online.  Simply go to https://secure.paperlesstrans.com/ChurchoftheApostles

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.

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General comments or questions?

Please send to office@churchoftheapostles.net or vestry@churchoftheapostles.net.