Planned Events

 

Planned Events

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Summer Computer & Coding Camp for Kids

We are pleased to announce a new STEAM Summer Activity!  Two week-long classes now are being offered:

June 24 – 28 &  July 8 – 12

Classes require minimum enrollment to hold.  So register NOW!  Contact the office for more information, or register at wizeacademy.com/summer and 469-471-8180.

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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.

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.

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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.

Guatemala Mission Team

Please keep the Guatemala Mission Team in your prayers as they travel to and from Guatemala, June 15-22. For info. on the Guatemala Mission Trip, contact Liia Harmon: liiapatra7@gmail.com  972-966-9063.

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Apostles Montessori Academy

After an extended period of work and prayer by the school board and the vestry, we regret to share news that our Apostles Montessori Academy will end operation (at least in its current form). Please keep all our families and staff in your prayers during this transition.

Sat. – Sat. June 15 – 22  Guatemala Mission Trip
Sunday, June 16  Father’s Day
Mon. – Fri. June 24 – 28 – Summer Computer & Coding Camp for Kids
Mon. – Fri. July 8 – 12 – Summer Computer & Coding Camp for Kids
Sunday, July 21—All Parish Cookout — Hotdogs & Hamburgers
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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 kevin.stone@aa.com

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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Vacation Bible School

THANK YOU to all of our Vacation Bible School volunteers! In spite of the challenges of limited electricity at the beginning of the week, it was a great VBS at Church of the Apostles! Kids learned about the Bible, played at an “Imagination Station,” ate lunch and snacks each day, had fun with arts and crafts, sang and even played on drums. For more information about getting involved with Apostles Youth, contact Sarah Moreno: 214-493-7370 youth@churchoftheapostles.net.

2018 Contribution Statements

Statements for contributions made in the first three months of this year are now being mailed. Please review your statement and if you have any questions, please call the office at 972-462-0234.

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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, July 11, 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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Evening Prayers & Intercessions (First Tuesday)

The next First Tuesday Evening Prayer and Intercession will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 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: office@churchoftheapostles.net  or  prayers@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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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 fruithandlerd@gmail.com

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 (Please contact the office to share names of newly born)
→Congratulations to the Cervantes Family, who welcomed grandson Everett August Weller on April 30. Baby and parents, Danielle and Aaron Weller, are doing great.

& 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.

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AYM Apostles Youth Ministry

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

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 office@churchoftheapostles.net

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Daughters of the King 2019 Program

Church of the Apostles’ Lydia Chapter of Daughters of the King is kicking off its 2018-2019 Program Year 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 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.

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 at 9:30 am this Sunday

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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.

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: space@churchoftheapostles.net

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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

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  • 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.