Planned Events

Planned Events

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
Potluck THIS Sunday

Join us THIS Sunday, August 18, for a potluck lunch in the Parish Hall at 11:45 a.m. after morning worship. All are welcome!

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Newcomer Coffee

New to Apostles? Join Father Tim in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 AM service NEXT Sunday, August 25, for coffee! This is a great opportunity to meet other newcomers and members and find out more about Church of the Apostles…please join us!

Families With Babies & Toddlers

Join Father Tim for “Having Babies Without Losing Your Religion” (new fellowship for families with babies & young children) after the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, September 22! Extended nursery care will be provided. 

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Surviving Parenthood Seminar

“What Were You Thinking?”: Surviving Parenthood Seminar with renowned family coach JoAnn Schauf will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. This is a community event – all are welcome!

Plasma Donations

Due to a current plasma shortage (a blood product used to treat those with Primary Immune Deficiencies) donations of plasma are needed. Nearby locations where you can donate include the following: Immunotek at 8989 Forest Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, 75243 (214-306-5885) and  Biomat USA at 1235 S. Josey Lane, Suite 520, Carrollton, 75006 (214-390-0836)

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New Alarm System

We have installed our new building security system. It is similar to the previous system, with four new keypads on premises. However, the new system does have a few small changes. Parishioners needing regular after-hours access will receive a new four digit code with instructions. If you previously had an alarm code or need one for regular access, please contact the office as we are compiling a new user list now.

Video Monitors

To handle church overflow and special events, we are preparing to install two or three video monitors in the new parish hall. This will allow us to share a live feed from the Sanctuary to the Parish Hall. We are grateful for a recent special gift to make this possible, as well as our in-house subject matter experts. For any questions, please contact Senior Warden Kevin Stone.

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Church & Parish Hall Use

To handle the increased number of requests to use our Church & Parish Hall for meetings, events, etc., De Dee Riddle will now be coordinating all requests for facility use and managing a master calendar of reservations. Request forms are available through the Parish office. For questions or reservations, please contact De Dee at:
or call 972-489-8837.

Bishop’s Visit — Save the date!

The next Bishop’s visit, with the new Assisting Bishop, the Rt. Reverend Michael Smith, will be Sunday, October 27.

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Austin Street Shelter

The next Austin Street Shelter Ministry will be on Saturday, September 21.  Donations of food are much appreciated (hard boiled eggs, fruit (specifically oranges and bananas), and sandwiches (ham, turkey, tuna salad, chicken salad, etc. — please, no additions of condiments  on sandwiches, except for the tuna and chicken salad). Sandwiches should be individually wrapped and placed back into bread sleeve. Food can be delivered to the church on Saturday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. You can also join us for a sandwich making party at the church at 2 p.m.! We will caravan to the shelter at 4:30 p.m. to hand out food. If you are interested in donating food, your time, or both, watch for the sign-up sheet in the lobby! For more information, please contact Lynette Yates: 214-437-5875.

THIS Sunday, Aug.  — Potluck lunch in the Parish Hall after the 10:30 AM service
NEXT Sunday, Aug. 25 — Newcomer Coffee with Father Tim after the 10:30 AM service
Saturday, Sept. 21 — Austin Street Shelter Ministry
Sunday, Sept. 22 —“Having Babies & Toddlers Without Losing Your Religion”  (new fellowship for families with babies & young children) with Father Tim after the 10:30 AM service. Extended nursery care will be provided.
Tuesday, Sept. 24 — “What Were You Thinking?”: Surviving Parenthood Seminar with renowned family coach JoAnn Schauff 7:00-8:30 PM Community Event
Saturday, Oct. 5 — Chili ‘N Dogs Community Event with Blessing of the Animals  Community Event
Sunday, Oct. 27 — Bishop’s visit with Assisting Bishop, the Rt. Reverend Michael Smith
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Scout Troop 840

Scout Troop 840 has begun its 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

Flag Retirement Box

As you enter the back parking lot, you now see a “Flag Retirement Box” which was a recent Eagle Scout project by one of our Boy Scouts. The box is designed to provide easy and respectful disposal of worn or frayed or “retired” U.S. or other flags. Please feel free to use it for this distinguished purpose.

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Flower Guild Volunteers 

The Flower Guild at Church of the Apostles, under the direction of Connie Bertram, is responsible for arranging the beautiful Altar flowers that beautify the church each week. Volunteers are needed for this ministry and professional floral arranging skills are not necessary! For more details about volunteering, please contact Connie: 214-784-7254 

There are still some weekends available on the calendar for this year, if you would like to donate flowers to honor or celebrate loved ones, please sign up on the flower calendar, located on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall across from the restrooms. ($50 per side or $100 for both). 

Chili ‘N Dogs

The annual Chili ‘N Dogs with Blessing of the Animals will be held at Church of the Apostles on Saturday, October 5. This is a community event – all are welcome!

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Please see the Vision 2020 and FAQs below as a general update on parish life as we complete our new building and look into 2019 – and beyond!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How much have we raised for the new Parish Hall? A: We exceeded our initial $1 million dollar goal, with a total nearing $1.2 million – THANK YOU! Q: Why are we continuing with this campaign so soon after the last one? A: Even with a successful seven-figure result, we always expected to incur some debt. It is important for the church to sustain God’s grace to stay on solid financial footing by keeping this long term debt to a manageable level.  Initial estimates from 2014 reflected a desire to carry a long term note between $500,000 and $600,000. Even with careful planning and reduction in project scope, we now expect debt upon completion near $889,000. This is below what both the bank and Diocese approved, but it still is more than we want to carry. Instead of a drawn-out solicitation over a decade, we instead seek to raise an additional $400,000 over the next three years. This will allow us to service debt and focus on a thriving parish without reducing programs. Q: Why are we trying to do this in three years if our loan is written for a longer term? A: We were extraordinarily blessed to find a bank that offered us a three year “interest only” period. We now have 22 months remaining on this reduced monthly payment due.  In the meantime, we have received a generous multi-year pledge of $40,000 annually to cover interest payments and allow the rest of the congregation to quickly pay down our principal amount. With these donations combined, a second phase campaign can reduce our debt far more efficiently than a long, lingering effort.  If we raise more than $400,000, we will pay down our loan even more quickly! Q: How does my three-year capital commitment affect my regular giving to Apostles? A: As with our original capital asking, your gift should reflect commitment and love in addition to what you regularly give.  (We ask everyone to consider increasing  2019  giving by just 1% of their income.) Q: Will everybody in our church be expected to give to this program? A: We ask everyone to prayerfully consider participating. We remain grateful for gifts that were pledged previously but lagged due to unexpected circumstances. We also appreciate gifts from newer members who were not yet at Apostles when first building pledges were made!  And to those who completed an initial building donation and now add to it, we appreciate your faithfulness and continued support. Each gift will be different – large and small, cash and in-kind gifts, and possibly planned or estate bequests –working together to do something incredible at Apostles! Q: What should I do if my original commitment has not been completed? A: Most people will choose to “roll over” any remaining balance into a new commitment. This helps people fulfill what they felt God wanted them to do when they made their original commitment, even if circumstances have delayed their best intentions. Q: When will giving begin for the new campaign? A: December, 2018 represents the first month of the new three-year commitments. Q: When will we be asked to return our new commitment card? A: First Commitment weekend is December 1st & 2nd, 2018. This will be the opening week for returning pledges (whether by hardcopy or email or online).  Pledges will be received throughout December! Q: Can I donate assets other than cash? A: Yes. Securities, real estate, life insurance and any asset which can be sold readily are welcome. We also will share more information soon regarding planned giving at Apostles. For more information, please contact the church office. Q: Will I be able to change my commitment? A: Yes, your commitment is not a contract. It is a good faith estimate of what you can give, in your “regular” tithes and offerings, as well as to our new Parish Hall.

Thank you for your prayerful support

Men’s Bible Study (First Thursday)

The next Men’s First Thursday Bible Study will be held at the church on Thursday, September 5, at 7:30 p.m. 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

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Evening Prayers & Intercessions (First Tuesday)

The next First Tuesday Evening Prayer and Intercession will be held on Tuesday, September 3, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, beginning with a light meal. Please join us! Prayer requests can be submitted by email to:  or

Need a Ride?

If you cannot safely drive to Apostles for our 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, or if you need transportation for a medical appointment, please contact the church office: 972-462-0234

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Small Group Dinner Socials

We are kicking 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 by 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

Milestones & Memorials
Recent Arrivals

Congratulations to RIck & Carol Kull, who welcomed their second grandbaby, Leonel Benitez, on Dec. 30. Baby Leo and mom Karin are doing great. Prayers of thanksgiving for a healthy pregnancy and delivery
→Congratulations to the Cervantes Family, who welcomed grandson Everett August Weller on April 30. Baby and parents, Danielle and Aaron Weller, are doing great.
Please contact the office to share names of newly born)

& Memorials

Please keep Liia Harmon and her family in your prayers after the death of her step-mother, Darla Ruth Harmon.
Please keep Cathy Goram and the Goram Family in your prayers after the death of parishioner Steve Goram
→Please keep the Williamson Family in your prayers after the death of Kevin’s mother, Essie Williamson, last week in Keller. Her memorial service will be at Apostles THIS Saturday, May 25, at 3 p.m.
Please keep the Simmons family in your prayers after the death of Lee Simmons’ mother, Agnes Simmons, this past week in Dallas. Her funeral will be at Apostles tomorrow. May 19, at 2 p.m.
→Please keep the Melcher Family in your prayers after the death of Dick Melcher’s father, Alton Melcher, last week in California.
We are saddened to report the death this past weekend of Eddie Henson, husband of parishioner Bobbi Henson. Please keep Bobbi and their family in your prayers. All arrangements are pending. 

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AYM Apostles Youth Ministry

Contact Sarah Moreno for details and information: 214-493-7370 or

Stewardship Packets

Thank you for returning your 2019 Stewardship Pledge!  If you did not receive a 2019 Stewardship Packet or need another copy, please contact the office: 972-462-0234

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Daughters of the King 2019 Program

The Order of the Daughters of the King (DOK) was founded in the Episcopal Church in 1885. The founder, Margaret J. Franklin, envisioned a mission that extended Christ’s Kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. If being a part of Apostles’ Chapter of DOK sounds of interest, please contact Barbara Maley for additional information: 214-675-2953. The Chapter’s year runs from September 2019 to May 2020 with its 6:30 to 7:30 PM meetings held on the third Monday of each month in Apostles’ Parlor.

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


 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 or 214-563-2998.

Daughters of the King Bottled Water Drive

For the third summer in a row, DOK is sponsoring a Bottled Water Drive in cooperation with SoupMobile, a mobile soup kitchen that feeds and shelters the homeless in Dallas. COA members can sponsor cases/bottles of water by check (please specify “water” in the memo) or by donating online. One case of water is $4.50, five cases of water is $22.50, ten cases is $45.00, etc.) This price also includes delivery to the SoupMobile office for distribution. You can also donate online. Go to, click on “Apostles Giving” and scroll to “Push to Pay” to enter your donation amount. Then select “Designation-Other” and in the comments, add “water.” 

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@ 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:

Adult Session at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday

Riverchase Elementary

The Riverchase Elementary School Mission is a part of the One Church/One School initiative of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas, which promotes partnership between our church and our neighborhood school. Our goal is to provide support and to enhance the quality of education by reading to students, tutoring, mentoring, teacher appreciation, providing for the special needs of identified students, and providing other needs as they arise. As we provide salt, light, and leaven in our community, we also provide opportunities for our members to serve others. If you can help in any way, or would like to become a volunteer, please contact Debbie Moss: All volunteers must complete a background check, including those who are returning as volunteers. Please copy and paste the link EntryPointHomeAction.doc to complete the background check or use the following instructions:

  • Go to
  • 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

The 20s and 30s Group

For information/questions on the group, or events above, please contact Margarett Muncy at

The Sisterhood Bible Study 

The Sisterhood Bible Study is for women and we meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. If you need a book, or you have questions, please contact Susan Deems at 214-415-6323 or

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

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.

New Bulletin Board

There is a new bulletin board located in the Parish Hall, in the hallway where the restrooms are located. The Altar Flower sign-up board is located there, as well. Check out the bulletin board for the latest announcements about events and happenings at Apostles! To post an item on the board, please bring it by the Parish office, or contact De Dee Riddle:

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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

Father Tim’s Email Address

Please use: and delete the outdated 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 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

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Apostles STEWARDSHIP and online giving for 2019

Thank you for returning your 2019 Stewardship Pledge!  If you did not receive a 2019 Stewardship Packet or need another copy, please contact the office: 972-462-0234 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 2019 (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 PLEASE also consider joining a growing number of parishioners making reoccurring donations online. Simply go to ChurchoftheApostles

Quick Notes - Planned Events
  • 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 p.m.. To volunteer with our Troop liaison duties, contact Kevin Stone at 214-636-6877 or
  • 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 or 972-539-8890.
  • Questions/Comments on Capital Campaign & Building? Send to
  • 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 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.
General comments or questions?

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