April 20, 2017
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PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
Please join your church in praying for the following requests for the life and mission of the church:
 
 
+ Please pray for the visitors who joined us for the Great Egg Hunt and on Easter  Sunday for worship, that they would return for worship again, and begin to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. 

+ Pray for our high school students who will participate in the Theology of the Body class for the next four Sundays at  10am, that they will gain God's perspective on the goodness of how they're made, on taking care of their bodies, and on the call to holy lives, just as he is holy. 

+ Pray for any Community Hope students who are struggling academically, that the Lord will encourage them through their mentors, program directors, teachers and families. Pray that they will look to the Lord for his help in all things. 


THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES

Scripture:  1 John 3:19-24 | John 12:37-50
Message: Guilty as Charged, but God is Greater  ~ Rev. Eric Bolash

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES


Leadership Council nominations are currently being taken until April 30.  If there is someone that you would like to nominate for Leadership Council please use the link below.



Considering membership at Church of the Apostles?

Just want to learn more about who we are?
Join us for the next Discovering Apostles Class on Saturday, April 29 from 9am-12pm to learn about the mission and ministry of Apostles.  

Contact Marsha Whyte for details and to sign up:
{marsha@apostles-raleigh.org | 919-782-0550}

Childcare is available upon request.


Single adults of all stages of life - unmarried, divorced, widowed - are invited to take part in a discussion about what it is like to be single in the church.  This will be an informal gathering (with desserts, of course) where people can meet and share with one another.  Contact Laura Witter {laura@apostles-raleigh.org} for more information.

MEN'S MINISTRY
The Men's Ministry is hosting their annual National Day of Prayer gathering on Thursday, May 4th at the church.  This is a great community prayer opportunity, all men are welcome.  We will gather at 6:30am, commence prayer at 6:45am, and be finished before 8:00am.


Men of Apostles!  You are invited to join us for this evening of food and fellowship.  Please RSVP to Frank Andrassy | frankandrassy@gmail.com .


CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for April 23
> Nursery:  The Empty Tomb  {Matthew 28}
> Kid's Time:  Jesus Lives ~ Resurrection Story

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2017
Sunday, June 25 ~ 5:30 - 8:00pm
Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29 ~ 9:00am - 12:00pm 

STUDENT MINISTRY
APRIL
23rd ~ The Deal + Small Groups: 5:30-7pm
30th ~ NINE1NINE: Bigger and Better

Senior Night ~ Friday, May 5th from 6:30-8pm.  This is an evening where we will honor and pray for our Senior Class. Parents and students of all grades are invited to attend this night. Traditionally, it has been a very special night for all families and we would love for you all to be there.   Please RSVP HERE.

Theology of the Body ~ Beginning Sunday, April 23, the high school students will begin a 4-week study on sexuality and theology of the body during the 10 Hour {Sunday School}. Sue Koehler will lead the girls and Farr Curlin and Chris Hendricks will lead the boys. Questions? Contact Chris {chris@apostles-raleigh.org}.

SUMMER 2017 
MS Great Escape ~ June 11-16 | SIGN UP
HS Mission Trip ~ July 9-15 | SIGN UP
MS IMPACT Week (local) ~ July 31 - August 4

OUR MISSIONARIES
COTA Missionary Updates
Terri Shell {InterVarsity}  
Brian & Lauren Mann {Greek InterVarsity}
John & Janie Farwell {Athletes in Action} 
Robin Bolash {InterVarsity at Meredith College}

John Farwell's Athletes in Action basketball team in Israel wearing gear purchased with Freedom For Missions funds.

CHURCH STAFF
Patrick Dominguez   - Senior Pastor
Eric Bolash - Associate Pastor
Curt Solomon - Associate Pastor 
Jonathan Noel - Director of Music
Chris Hendricks - Director of Student Ministries
Nikki Greytock - Student Ministry Administrator
Emily Gebbie - Student Ministry Intern 
Stacey Wiley  - Director of Children's Ministry   
Ashley Crutchfield  - Raleigh Fellows Director
Lee Hilts - Executive Director
Laynette Rustin - Financial Administrator
Laura Witter- Communications and Building Administrator
Marsha Whyte  - Administrative Assistant

Contact Us
333 Church at North Hills Street . Raleigh, NC . 27609
Office: (919) 782-0550 | Pastoral Care Emergencies: (919) 283-2682