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Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com if you know of someone who might be interested!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
AYMApostles Youth Ministry
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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.
Adult Sunday Morning Session:
Sunday morning 9:30 a.m. Adult Session.
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/
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org and delete the outdated
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE also consider joining a growing number of parishioners making reoccurring donations online. Simply go tohttps://secure.paperlesstrans.com/ChurchoftheApostles
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