Planned Events

Second Sunday of Advent
  • Sunday Morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session 
  • Sunday School —Rehearsal for Apostles Christmas Pageant
  • Youth Group SUNDAY NIIGHT at 6 p.m. — Bring a friend!
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Pledge Cards for 2018

Pledge cards for this coming year have been placed in the church bulletins. Also watch for a pledge card to arrive soon by “snail mail” with additional information.  With the busy lives we lead, sometimes it’s easy to forget even routine things… thank you for remembering your 2017 pledge as we finish out this year.  Remember: all contributions to Apostles that you would like credited to 2017 need to be dated and received no later than December 31, 2017 (per IRS).

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!

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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!

Christmas Eve Schedule of Services, Sunday, Dec. 24

5 p.m. Children’s Service
7 p.m.  Evening Service
11 p.m.  Midnight Mass

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Apostles Christmas Pageant, Sunday, Dec. 17

The annual Apostles Christmas Pageant will be held during the service NEXT Sunday, December 17. Rehearsals will be held during Sunday School time THIS Sunday and ALSO for 30 minutes after church. If your kids plan on participating, thank you for bringing them so they can rehearse : )  We need volunteers to help with drama, music, costumes, and kids and would greatly appreciate your help! For volunteer information or questions, please contact Sarah Moreno at 214-493-7370 or Ben Ryan at 214-450-2247

Poinsettias

The symbol of a poinsettia can both adorn our church and both honor and represent the memory of loved ones during this season.  An order form is included in the Announcements in the bulletin (you can return the form in the offering plate during the service or drop by the church office). You may also email the office at office@churchoftheapostles.net.

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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!

Staff Purse

Each year at this time, we offer the congregation at Apostles an opportunity to thank our church staff for their many good works throughout the year on our behalf.  If you would like to join in a corporate “holiday purse” to be shared among our church staff, please simply mark your check or envelope “Staff Gift” and mail to the office or drop in the collection plate.

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Breakfast with Santa

Santa is coming to Apostles for THIS Saturday, December 9, from 9 – 11 a.m. This is a free event and open to the community! 

Volunteers and contributions are needed! If you can volunteer, we would love to have your help from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Saturday. If you can contribute with a donation, please use the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094faaa928a57-breakfast1  or contact Sarah Moreno:  youth@churchoftheapostles.net or 214-493-7370.

Pillow Case Dress Project for Guatemala Girls
A few parish members have become interested in making “Pillow Case Dresses” for the children in Guatemala. The dresses are made from colorful, cotton fabric suitable for young girls. If you are interested in participating in this project, we need people who would like to make dresses (very, very simple — patterns and instructions provided) and we would love donations of colorful, cotton little-girl dress fabric. If you sew, you just might have a pretty yard of fabric left from a project that would make a great size 4 or 5 dress! We will be working toward having lots of pretty little dresses to send to Guatemala next summer — if you are interested in getting involved in this project, please contact Debbie Moss at 972-978-2649 or debbiemoss67@gmail.com.
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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 or Progress?

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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Pledge Online

With our busy lives, it can be easy to forget about our pledge to the Church!  Please help us continue to operate without financial worries. It’s easy to give online using this link:    churchoftheapostles.net/give.

Quarterly Statements

FYI quarterly giving statements from January 1, 2017, through Sept. 30, 2017, have now been sent. As always, 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,
& Memorials 

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

  • A memorial service for parishioner Jody Wynkoop (mother of parishioner Ruth Ann Carroll) will be held at Apostles on Thursday, November 30, at 2 p.m. Your prayers and/or presence are both invited.
  • We are saddened to report the death this morning of Jean Ferree (long time parishioner and mother of Alan Ferree) after a lengthy decline. Please keep Alan and Lisa Ferree and their family in your prayers. A Memorial Service may be conducted later, with details shared when known.
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

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 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 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

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.

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Riverchase Elementary Volunteers Needed

Now that school has begun, it’s time for us to think about our partnership with Riverchase Elementary. 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 http://cfb.tx01.teams360.net/volunteer/
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  • 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 says  “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.

20s and 30s Group 

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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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, December 12.  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 Held on Tuesday Evenings Every Week

As a reminder, all Church of the Apostles Cursillistas are invited to reunion 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 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.

Snacks for Apostles Day School & Riverchase Elementary

Donations of snacks are needed and much appreciated for 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!

If you would like information about enrolling your child in Apostles Day School, 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 only our 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 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.