April 19, 2018
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Welcome to The Pulse!  Please take a minute to check out what's happening at Church of the Apostles.
 
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
Please join your church in praying for the following requests for the life and mission of the church:
 
+ Please pray for our pastors, who will take time next Tuesday and Wednesday to plan the Scripture passages and sermon series for the 2018-2019 calendar. Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide and direct according the the plans of the Lord for our church.

+ Please continue to pray for Christine Warner and her husband Cliff (Anglican pastor in Austin), who Patrick mentioned in his sermon. Pray that the Lord will relieve her suffering and give her healing and peace as she heals from being struck by a car. Pray for the Lord to continue his miraculous work.

+ Pray for the people of Syria, that the Lord will bring a swift end to the conflict there, and that the cruelty of their government's actions will be put to an end so that the people are protected, by the Lord's powerful care for them.

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES
Sermon Series: Because It's Empty ... 
1 Peter 1:3-9 | John 20:24-29
The Thing About Doubt ~ Rev. Patrick Dominguez


S U P P L Y  D R I V E
This month, we are collecting items for one of our Mission Partners, House of Hope NC.  House of Hope is a Christian therapeutic school, home, and counseling center for hurting and troubled girls, ages 12-17 and their families.

CURRENT NEEDS
healthy snacks
breakfast cereal and bars
disinfecting spray
dusting/multi-surface spray
35 or 50 watt halogen
indoor floodlight bulbs
20x20x1 air filters
stamps
GIFT CARDS
gas cards
Staples gift cards
(for printer ink and office supplies)
Amazon gift cards
(for counseling and school materials)

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES
Pardon Our Mess! 
Our upstairs restrooms are currently closed for remodel.  Downstairs facilities are open and available.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may case.  Please be in prayer for the work being done and for the work crews coming in and out of our building each day.  Thank you for your patience as we make these improvements!
                   
Women's Prison Ministry Training ~ April 22
On Sunday, April 22 at 1pm, there will be a training  session for those interested in volunteering with our Women's Prison Ministry. This training and certification is required for all volunteers. Please contact Linda Simpson-Gist {mzd2u@bellsouth.net} if you have questions or are interested in attending. Training will be held in upstairs classrooms.
                   
Friday, April 27 | 7:00pm
Church of the Apostles
Tickets: $15 Advance | $20 Door

This will be an extraordinary and once in a lifetime night of music you don't want to miss!


                   
April 29, 2018
*ONE SERVICE* at 10:00am
{no Sunday School}

Followed by Church-Wide Picnic!
Hamburgers + Hot Dogs Provided.  Please bring a dessert or side to share.

RSVP + SIDE SIGN UP

 
WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Would you like to share faith, love, hopes, challenges and LIFE with an Apostles sister believer?
 
The Women's Mentoring Ministry of Church of the Apostles seeks to create a welcoming environment, meeting women wherever they find themselves on their spiritual journey and equipping them to invest in one another's spiritual growth as disciples of Jesus Christ.
 
This mentoring program is an opportunity to connect women at Apostles and to encourage them to walk through life together with a sister believer and share life's experiences while growing in their own faith. It is not intended to take the place of needed or desired counseling.
 
Connection Forms are now available for those interested in being paired as either a Mentor or Mentee for the 2018-2019 Mentoring Program. Forms must be submitted by April 27.
 
C O N N E C T I O N  F O R M S:
 
Ruth Brooks {919-264-5808}
Cissie Cargill {817-233-1510}
Brenda Bateman {919-280-5562}


MEN'S MINISTRY

Men of Apostles ... bring your sons, your neighbors, your friends but most of all yourself to our annual spring dinner!  Whether you attended a Men's Bible Study, or are new to the church this is a great time to meet other men who love to eat, who love to talk, who love to serve God, who love to gather together and build relationships with each other.


Please let Frank know if you are able to help with cooking, set up, clean up.

STUDENT MINISTRY

WHAT'S COMING UP
APRIL
20 ~ Middle School Event | 7- 11 pm | Rock The Night!  We will go rock climbing at Triangle Rock Club and then head back to church for pizza and games. SIGN UP HERE
22~ The Deal | 6-8pm
29 ~ Confirmation Sunday {10am Service} |  *NO* Deal


We want to invite our high school seniors and their families and friends to join us for an evening of dessert and prayer as we celebrate our Seniors. 

RSVP HERE: SENIOR NIGHT 2018

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for April 22, 2018
> Nursery:  Paul Tells About Jesus {Acts 16:9-15}
> Kids Time:  When Life Gets Tough {1 Samuel 30:1-20}

VBS 2018
Sunday, June 24 | 5-8pm 
June 25 - 28 | 9am-12pm

This week we will venture onto an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus!  They will be anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life.  They'll learn to hold onto God's promises when they are lonely, they worry, they struggle, do wrong, and feel powerless.  Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.

NOTE for NON-MEMBERS:
To inquire about registering a child ages 4 and under who do not regularly attend worship at the Church of the Apostles, please contact Stacey Wiley {919-782-0550 x 22} to request registration information.

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}
Marion Dewar {Cru @NC State}

CHURCH STAFF
Patrick Dominguez   - Senior Pastor
Eric Bolash - Associate Pastor
Jay Traylor - Church Planter in Residence
Jonathan Noel - Director of Worship Arts
Paul Morales - Director of Student Ministry
Emily Gebbie  - Student Ministry Assistant
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
Ann Dotson - Director of Women's Ministry
Doug Brogdon - Volunteer Coordinator

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