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Last Sunday after Epiphany (Transfiguration Sunday)
  • Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session
  • Sunday School and Tween Classes — 10:30 a.m

 

Yearly Contribution Statements

Yearly contribution statements (for 2017) are now in the process of being mailed out. If you would to receive an earlier copy of your statement by email, rather than “snail mail” please call the office at 972-462-0234 or email the office at   office@churchoftheapostles.net. If you have questions or problems with your statement, please don’t hesitate to call Jonna, as always.  

Altar Guild Openings

Due to some recent attrition, the Altar Guild has several openings that need to be filled as soon as possible. The Altar Guild is responsible for setting and maintaining the Altar for all services and is an essential behind-the-scenes ministry at Apostles. There are four teams – one for each weekend of the month. New members would be assigned to a team with more experienced members who “mentor” the new members, following their initial training.  If you feel called to serve at our Lord’s table, or if you have questions about Altar Guild service, please contact Patti Smith at olddogcop@msn.com or 214-707-3737. There is also a sign-up sheet on the credenza in the Lobby. Anticipated dates for training are Saturday, February 24, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 25, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Fundraising Dinner for Apostles Day School

Please join us on Wednesday, February 28, from 5-9 p.m. at J. Macklin’s Grill, located at 130 N. Denton Tap Road in Coppell. 10% of the evening’s sales will be donated to the Apostles Day School! For information about ADS, please contact Director Vicky Byam at director@apostlesdayschool.com or office phone: 972-393-0655

NEW Men’s Bible Study

A new men’s First Thursday Bible study will begin on Thursday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the church and will initially meet monthly.  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

Guatemala Trip Informational Meeting

Please join us for a Guatemala Mission Trip Informational Meeting on Sunday, February 25, immediately following the service. We will be meeting at Salata, located at 150 S. Denton Tap Road, in Coppell.  We will have information for those interested in going on the trip and for those interested in supporting us here at home.  The Mission Trip dates for this year are July 28 – August 4.  For additional information, please contact Susan Deems at susanRdeems@gmail.com

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Church of the Apostles Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner will be held Tuesday, February 13, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church. The dinner will be hosted by the Apostles Youth and Troop 840. Donations and volunteers are needed! Please use this link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094faaa928a57-shrove. You can also contact Sarah Moreno at youth@churchoftheapostles.net or 214-493-7370

Imposition of Ashes

Ash Wednesday falls on February 14 this year. Holy Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes is at 12 noon and at 7 p.m.

Troop 840 Scouting For Food

This weekend is the annual “Scouting For Food” service projects where Scouts collect food donations from the community for local food banks. Troop 840 and many other troops will be in neighborhoods around town; however, if Apostles members do not have a chance to donate directly to a Scout, they can bring donations to the Church on Sunday, February 11, and they will be combined with the items that the troop collects.

Prayer Bead Workshop

Daughters of the King is sponsoring a Prayer Bead Workshop on Monday, February 19, from 7 until 9 p.m. at the church. Two guest speakers will be teaching, speaking, and guiding the workshop through the Stations of the Cross using prayer beads. The is a free workshop and you are welcome to bring your own beads (beads will also be provided). For information about the workshop and/or for child care arrangements, please contact Marilyn Marsh at marnimarsh@gmail.com or 214-563-2998.

Flower Arranging Workshop / Date Correction!

The Flower Guild at Apostles is sponsoring a FREE flower arranging workshop on Saturday, March 10, at 2 p.m. A professional floral designer will be leading the workshop — come find out how easy it can be to becoe an important part of beautifying our Altar each week! Whether a professional or novice, your skills are needed! For more information about the workshop or volunteering on the Flower Guild, please contact Connie Bertram at haletimes9@me.com or
214-784-7254.

 

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 it’s findings.  Then think about where you would best serve Apostles in all of it’s 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.

Annual Parish Meeting

The 2018 Annual Parish Meeting will be held immediately following the service on Sunday, February 18.  Lunch will be provided and nursery care will be available. Please contact rector or warden if you have a particular question (or interest in Vestry or other leadership) as we prepare for 2018. Mark your calendar and plan to attend!

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!

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. 

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 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. 

 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,
  • We welcome newly baptized baby Rafael Kull Benitez, son of Karin (Kull) and Pablo Benitez!
& 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.
  • Memorial service for parishioner Jean Ferree (mother of Alan Ferree) will be January 6, at 2:30 PM. Your prayers or presence are both invited. 
  • Please keep Chris Wallace and her family in prayer, after the death of her mother Nancy Hertler, with a memorial service in Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 57 N. Franklin Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701.
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 for January 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 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

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/
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 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 

On Saturday, February 17, the 20’s and 30’s Group will be having a Mardi Gras party at the home of Ellen and Daniel Williamson. Childcare is provided and donations for a King Cake are appreciated! Please RSVP by February 11 to accommodate childcare requests. Also, please plan to bring an appetizer. For information on the event, please contact Margarett Muncy at margarett.will@gmail.com

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, February 13.  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 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 in the “So Glad You’re Here” notebook 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. If 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 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.