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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. More details will follow, including preparation time for everyone who may be considering any of these “spiritual milestone” rites! Please contact Father Tim with any question.

  • Sunday, September 16: Riverchase Elementary Principal
  • Saturday, September 22: Small Group Socials
  • Saturday, October 6: Blessing of the Animals
  • Sunday, October 21: Bishop Visit (Baptisms & Confirmations)
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Riverchase Elementary Principal Visits

THIS Sunday, September 16, the principal of Riverchase Elementary, Pam Henderson, will be joining us at the 10:30 a.m. service. She will speak briefly for a “meet and greet” after church about our partnership with the school and how to get involved. Hopefully, by that time we can report that we have lots of volunteers on board!  Church of the Apostles finished the 2017-2018 year with six active volunteers and now that school has started, we are looking for volunteers again. Remember, if you are interested, a background check must be completed annual and the application is found at https://cfbisd.edu/  For more information about opportunities at Riverchase, please contact Debbie Moss at 972-978-2649 debbiemoss67@gmail.com

Boxed Snacks Needed

Daughters of the King is sponsoring the collection of boxed snack items for Apostles Montessori Academy. First-of-the-year snacks are needed and very much appreciated right now! Boxed snacks can be placed in the container in the lobby. Please, no items with nuts of any kind. Thank you!

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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!

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Men’s Bible Study (First Thursday)

The next Men’s First Thursday Bible Study will be held at the church on Thursday, October 4, 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: men@churchoftheapostles.net.

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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 office@churchoftheapostles.net or prayers@churchoftheapostles.net

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!

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Small Group Dinner Socials

On Saturday, September 22 at 7 p.m., we will kick 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 fruithandlerd@gmail.com

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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AYMApostles Youth Ministry

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

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 on Monday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m., 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 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.

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!

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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.

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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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 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 linkhttps://cfb.tx01.teams360.net/volunteer/
EntryPointHomeAction.doc 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

On Sunday, September 23, the 20’s & 30’s Group will be going to lunch at Whiskey Cake (3225 Regent Blvd., Irving) following the service. Kids are invited!

On Saturday, September 29, the group will be having a game night at the Williamson’s at 7 p.m. Ellen Williamson has graciously offered to provide the main course. Please plan to bring a side, a dessert or drinks, and any games you would like to play. Kids are invited!

For information/questions on the group, or events above, 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, September 18. 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 atvestry@churchoftheapostles.net.

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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.

Apostles Montessori Academy School Year 2018-2019

The Apostles Day School is now … Apostles Montessori Academy.

The school year at Apostles Montessori Academy begins THIS Tuesday, September 4. 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

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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 at12:30 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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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!!!

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 tohttps://secure.paperlesstrans.com/ChurchoftheApostles

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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 kevin.stone@aa.com
  • 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 barbcervantes@yahoo.com or 972-539-8890.
  • Questions/Comments on Capital Campaign & Building? Send to building@churchoftheapostles.net.
  • 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 prayers@churchoftheapostles.net. 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.
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General comments or questions?

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