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Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
  • October Birthday Blessings!
  • Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session continues — “NT Wright book study on the Psalms” with Father Tim
  • Sunday School and Tween Classes – 10:30 a.m.
  • Sunday after Church – Adult Baptism & Confirmation meeting with Fr. Tim
  • Lections for this weekend can be found at
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

  • Saturday, October 6: Blessing of the Animals
  • Monday, October 8: Apostles Montessori Academy Fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. at J. Macklin’s Grill
  • Sunday, October 21: Bishop Visit (Baptisms & Confirmations)
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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 or Cathey Kilmer   And, as always, thank you for your generosity!


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New Parish Hall Update

We are now seeing some interior renovation to our existing building, with final stages of our new building begun! On the financial side, we have two years remaining on an “interest only” period, covered by a generous pledge in the next 24 months to allow ALL other donations to go toward principal debt reduction.  One minor correction: the previously announced 90 day window is, in fact, 24 months. Thank you for your support!

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:

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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 or

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 if you know of someone who might be interested!

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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

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.)

  • We are saddened to report the death of parishioner Tim DeWeese, husband of Allison DeWeese. Please keep Allison and their family in your prayers. A Memorial Service at Apostles will be held on Saturday, September 29, at 3 p.m.
  • We are saddened to report the deaths of Patricia Rehling and Annette Tebo, both after long illnesses. Please keep their families in your prayers. There will be no local service for Patricia. The memorial service for Annette will be at St. Joseph’s Village on Saturday, August 25, at 2 p.m.
  • 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.”






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AYM Apostles Youth Ministry

Contact Sarah Moreno for details and information: 214-493-7370 or

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.

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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


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 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, 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@ to request a visit with Holy Communion.

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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 — “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

All volunteers must complete a background check, including those who are returning as volunteers. Please copy and paste the link

EntryPointHomeAction.doc to complete the background check or use the following instructions:

  • Go to
  • 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

The 20s and 30s Group

For information/questions on the group, or events above, please contact Margarett Muncy at


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

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

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.

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)



A fundraising dinner October 8 from 5-10 p.m. at J. Macklin’s Grill at 130 N. Denton Tap Road in Coppell.



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

Father Tim’s Email Address

Please use: and delete the outdated 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


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!!!

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 PLEASE also consider joining a growing number of parishioners making reoccurring donations online. Simply go to

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Quick Notes - Planned Events
  • The sign-up sheet for 2018 Altar Flowers is posted on the bulletin board next to the church office door, with available dates through the end of this year. The amount is $50 per side.
  • To honor the sacrament of marriage amid new sensitivities, anniversary blessings may be requested privately from Father Tim. Birthday blessings will continue during the service once a month, as usual.
  • Scout Troop 840 holds their regular weekly meetings on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. To volunteer with our Troop liaison duties, contact Kevin Stone at 214-636-6877 or
  • Patrick’s Place Guild oversees maintenance and improvement for Patrick’s Place. Contact Bree Russell at 972-768-2445.
  • Sending out a call for Ushers — often the first face seen when walking through the door at Apostles. Contact Barbara Cervantes at or 972-539-8890.
  • Questions/Comments on Capital Campaign & Building? Send to
  • Cursillistas Reunion Meetings: Apostles Cursillistas are invited to the reunion every 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor. We begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and are usually finished by 6:15 p.m. Contact Patti Smith at 972-393-9171.

  • Saint Martha’s Guild: Seeking volunteers 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, which are always appreciated, to pick up and deliver take-out food! Call or text Stephanie Clifton at 469-878-1003Donations of gift cards for food are always welcome and appreciated!
  • Prayer Requests may be submitted in the “So Glad You’re Here” notebooks or by emailing Please indicate if you want the request listed in the weekly bulletin prayer list — or kept private. If nothing is indicated, your request will be sent only to the Confidential Intercessors. Names placed on the weekly prayer list normally will remain for eight weeks.
General comments or questions?

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