Planned Events

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Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
  • Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session
  • Sunday School and Tween classes — 10:30 a.m.
  • Youth Group – 6 p.m.
Save the Date! Groundbreaking for New Parish Hall on
September 9!

Please join us for a formal groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, September 9, at 4 p.m. with Bishop Sumner. Bishop Sumner will be staying after the ceremony to preach and celebrate at the 5:30 Holy Eucharist. All are welcome!

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Scout Troop 840

Scout Troop 840 has begun 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 and 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?

Send them to building@churchoftheapostles.net! We appreciate all recent feedback!

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Pledges

It’s that time of year when vacations are about to be taken and summer activities are on our minds.  It can be easy to forget about our pledge to the Church!  Please help us continue to operate during the coming summer months without financial worries. It’s easy to give online using this link: churchoftheapostles.net/give.

Second Quarter Giving Statements

Contribution Statements from the beginning of 2017 through the second quarter (June 30) have now been mailed. Please check your statement and if you have any concerns, please contact Jonna at the office: 972-462-0234 or office@churchoftheapostles.net

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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, on Sunday, February 19!
  • Congratulations to Nwakaego and Kelechi Eke on the birth of their daughter, Chimuanya Angel, on Tuesday, February 14!
  • Welcome to Declan River Moreno, 6 pound baby boy born to our Youth Leaders Sarah and Nate Moreno on Thursday,
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& Memorials 

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

  • Keep Doug and Kathy Reinhart and their extended family in your prayers following the death of longtime parishioner Renee Reinhart.
  • Please keep Barbara and Sam Maley in prayer, following the death of her Mother (Jean Cox) at St. Joseph’s Village last week.
  • Dina Gould, daughter-in-law of parishioner Roberta Gould. Please keep Roberta Gould, her son, David, and Greg (Dina’s husband) and their extended family in your prayers. 
  • Nancy Kleefisch, a long time parishioner.
  • Grayson and Alex Vanover and their families after the death on March 9  of their father, Bob Vanover, a long time parishioner.
  • Kendra Sanders after the death of her father in the U.K.
  • John Lowell after the death of his father J.L. Lowell in Massachusetts.
  • De Dee Riddle after the loss of her daughter-in-law’s father, Billy Odle.
  • Eric Emerson after the death of his sister Annabelle (Tina) Brown.
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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Youth Group – 6 pm.

Altar Flowers

The sign up sheet for altar flowers is located on the church bulletin board outside the church office, with available dates through the end of this year.  If you would like to purchase flowers for either side (or both sides) of the Altar, the amount is $50 per side.  Please sign up early to be sure and get the date you want!  Altar flowers are a wonderful way to bring the beauty of God’s creation to our sanctuary during worship, and at the same time, honoring a loved one or a special occasion.

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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 basis. Our goal is to supply bottled water weekly throughout the summer. COA 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 is $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

After careful consideration, our Rector and Vestry have agreed to provide worship space to a local Seventh Day Adventist congregation on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The arrangement includes significant rent, as well as specific guidelines for space usage. We will begin THIS Saturday (August 5) with a 90 day trial. 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.



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Riverchase Elementary

Riverchase Elementary needs volunteers.   Please note that if you are not currently volunteering this year, you do need to have a background check completed; so, if you’d like to volunteer, it would need to be completed ASAP. For information, please email Debbie Moss at  debbiemoss67@gmail.com.

20s & 30s 

The 20s and 30s Group at Apostles is for young adults looking for fellowship, outreach, and service opportunities with other young adults in our 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.

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Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible Study meetings are held on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in a local home. For more information, please contact Judy Ferris via phone or text at 469-951-7406.

Cursillistas Reunion Meetings Held on Tuesday Evenings Every Week

As a reminder, all Church of the Apostles Cursillistas are invited to reunion on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 p.m. in the parlor.  To be mindful of each other’s precious time, we begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. and are usually finished by 6:15 p.m.  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 summer program at Apostles Day School has begun but there are still a few slots available. If you would like information about enrolling your child, please contact Director Vicki Byam at 972-393-0655.

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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, visitors and members all are invited to have 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

When asking for prayer requests, you may submit a request either by filling out the request form in the “So Glad You’re Here” notebook or by emailing Apostles at prayers@churchoftheapostles.net Please indicate whether you want the request to be listed in the weekly bulletin prayer list — or kept private. If nothing is indicated, your request will be sent to our Confidential Intercessors only.

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 2017

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 2017 (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 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.