Planned Events

Please come to church this weekend and pick up your 2020 “Count Me In” packet!

Planned Events

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Thanksgiving Week Eucharist

Church of the Apostles Thanksgiving Week Eucharist will be held on Tuesday, November 26, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Please plan to join us!

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Breakfast With Santa

Santa is coming to Church of the Apostles for breakfast on Saturday, December 7 from 9-11 a.m.! This is a free event and open to the community, so tell your friends and neighbors! For information on volunteering or donating, please contact Sarah Moreno:
214-493-7370  youth@churchoftheapostles.net

Coat & Blanket Drive

Daughters of the King Lydia Chapter is now sponsoring their annual coat drive. Your donation of new or gently used coats and/or blankets for the homeless in DFW is greatly appreciated. If you can contribute, there is a collection bin in the church lobby. Thank you!

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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.

All Parish Christmas Party

Apostles’ All Parish Christmas Party will be held on Friday, December 6, at 6:30 p.m., with a catered prime rib dinner, door prizes, great music, and lots of fun! Nursery care will be available. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased from De Dee Riddle: dhriddle58@gmail.com
972-489-8837

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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: space@churchoftheapostles.net
or call 972-489-8837.

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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Snacks for Riverchase Elementary

Riverchase Elementary has an after school tutorial program, which generally serves 100 students. Many of the parents cannot afford to buy snacks on a regular basis, so the donations of pre-packaged snacks such as Goldfish, cheese crackers (no peanut butter), pretzels, and fruit snacks are greatly appreciated!  Donations can be placed in the container in the lobby for distribution.  Please, no items with peanut butter or nuts. Thank you for contributing!  For information on volunteering at Riverchase, contact Debbie Moss: debbiemoss67@gmail.com

THIS Saturday, Nov. 16 — Austin Street Shelter Ministry
Thursday, Nov. 21 — Grief & Faith Workshop with Regina Hunt  Community Event
Tuesday, Nov. 26 — Thanksgiving Week Eucharist
Thursday, Dec. 5 — Grief & Faith Workshop with Regina Hunt   Community Event
Friday, Dec. 6 — All Parish Christmas Party
Saturday, Dec. 7 — Breakfast with Santa  Community Event
Thursday, Dec. 12 — Men’s Chili Cook-Off

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Austin Street Shelter THIS Saturday

Austin Street Shelter Ministry is TOMORROW – Saturday, Nov. 16. There are several ways to volunteer; by donating food such as hard boiled eggs, fruit — specifically oranges and bananas, and sandwiches (ham, turkey, tuna salad, chicken salad, etc. — no condiments, please) individually wrapped and placed back in the bread sleeve. Food can be delivered to the church on Saturday between 1-4 p.m. You can also join the sandwich-making party in the Parish Hall at 2 PM. We will caravan to the shelter at 4:30 p.m. to deliver and pass out food. If you are interested in donating food, your time, or both, please contact Lynette Yates: 214-437-5875  lyates001@yahoo.com

Men’s Chili Cook-Off

All men are invited to bring their best chili on Thursday, Dec. 12, for a chili cook-off in the Parish Hall from 7-9 p.m. Fixings and soft drinks/water will be provided and first & second place prizes will be given! For more information, contact Collin McAvoy: men@churchoftheapostles.net

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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  haletimes9@me.com 

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). 

Poinsettias

The symbol of a poinsettia can both adorn our church and represent the memory of loved ones during this season. To order, simply complete the form in the Sunday bulletin and return in the offering plate during the service or drop it by the church office. $10 donation per plant is optional. Deadline to order is Sunday, December 8.

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Dear Apostles, 

It’s the time of year when Church of the Apostles – like most parishes – considers our upcoming annual budget and asks for your support.  This year, however, we will approach things a little differently.  More details will follow, but we want to share a few subtle but important changes.  Most importantly, we believe you will like the new direction enough to join with us and say,

 Count Me In!                                    

1. Even as we carefully watch our budget, we invite you to participate beyond just financial support.  To that end, our first commitment together will be asking everyone to get personally involved in at least one ministry area in 2020. (Yes, intercessory prayer while homebound or traveling counts!).  We will offer our first commitments of service during the last two weekends of November, prior to the Advent season.

2. When you receive a “2020 Pledge Card,” you will see that we are NOT asking for a specific pledge amount. Instead, we are seeking your commitment to financially support the ministries of Church of the Apostles in 2020 — but with no specific dollar amount indicated.  We will gladly begin receiving these cards as early as the first weekend of December.

As parish leaders, our personal hope is for everyone to embrace some form of service and giving – with 100% participation, at whatever level you feel called. 

Scripture reminds us that, just like a human body, our congregation is made of many individual parts. Each part is important, with its own unique function:

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ”  (1 Corinthians 12:12).

When we all share our gifts, then we not only make possible our Ministries in Action at Apostles, we glorify God and join our lives to His loving care and purposes.

For 2020, please join us first by simply saying,

Count Me In!                                                  

Father Tim
Kevin Stone, Senior Warden
Jane Elterman, Junior Warden
Connie Bertram
Zach Grooms
Liia Harmon
David Koepke
Bree Russell
Lynn Smith
Dave Waters
Shelly Wilson
Lynette Yates

Men’s Bible Study (First Thursday)

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

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First Tuesday — Evening Prayer & Intercession

Evening Prayer & Intercession will be held Tuesday, December 3. A light meal served at 6:30 p.m. Please join us! For prayer requests, please use the prayer request cards or email the office at office@churchoftheapostles.net

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   office@churchoftheapostles.net

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Grief & Faith Workshop

Join Regina Hunt from Faith & Grief Ministries on the evening of Thursday, November 21 and December 5, for two sessions of a grief support workshop. It is open to all and there is no charge. Materials are provided, but please be sure to contact the church office via phone or email to register in advance. Parishioners are invited to register before the workshop will be advertised to the local community.

Milestones & Memorials
Recent Arrivals

Congratulations to Theresa and Zach Grooms, who recently welcomed baby Zachariah Matthew Grooms, Jr.!
Please contact the office to share names of newly born)

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  • Please keep the McAvoy Family in your prayers after the death of Amber’s mother, Joni Peterson. A brief memorial service will be held at Apostles on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m.  Condolences can be left for the family using the following link:  https://brownmem.com/book-of-memories/3971318/Peterson-Joni/index.php
  • →A memorial service for Doris Hunter will be held at Church of the Apostles on Thursday, October 24, at 1 p.m.
  • →A memorial service for Wally Gulley will be held at Church of the Apostles on Friday, October 25, at 1 p.m.
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AYM Apostles Youth Ministry

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

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 kevin.stone@aa.com

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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 p.m. 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 marnimarsh@gmail.com

Training

 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

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 churchoftheapostles.net, 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.” 

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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:

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

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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: debbiemoss67@gmail.com All volunteers must complete a background check, including those who are returning as volunteers. Please copy and paste the link https://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

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 

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 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.

Shared Work Space

Some of you saw a recent D Magazine article about a Methodist church in Dallas making its space available to the local community for shared workspace during the week.  We actually have been looking at a similar option, even before that article appeared.  The possibility is still very much in the “what if” stage.  The concept does appear promising, although there are important questions to ask and answer. If you would like to help us examine this building use concept, please contact the office to be included! All ideas and feedback are always welcome!

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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 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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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 office@churchoftheapostles.net 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 office@churchoftheapostles.net. PLEASE also consider joining a growing number of parishioners making reoccurring donations online. Simply go to https://secure.paperlesstrans.com/ 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 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.