February 23, 2017
In This Issue
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Welcome to The Pulse!  Please take a minute to check out what's happening in the life of COTA.
 
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 women as they travel to the coast this weekend for the Women's Retreat, that the Lord will speak to them of his love and strength in the face of fears, trials and anxiousness.

+ Pray also for Brian Mann and his staff as they follow up from last week's InterVarsity Greek (fraternity/sorority) Conference, helping students who accepted Christ to continue in him, and helping student leaders to follow and serve Christ.

+ Please pray also for the poor, the refugee, the widow, the orphan and all who suffer or are in any kind of trouble, that the Lord will be their help, and that he will engage us in his work to care for them as a church body. 

STORIES OF APOSTLES
Baptism Story ~ Stephen Sumrall, Raleigh Fellow
I sat completely alone in the church pew. All ninety pounds and five-and-a-half-ish feet of my skinny frame hunched over trying to be even smaller than I already was. Eyes closed and head resting on my forearms. Forearms firmly crossed over my knees. I desperately wanted to disappear.  READ MORE


THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES


February 26, 2017 Bulletin
Services: 8:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: Micah 3:6-12 | Matthew 6:24-33
Message:  Developing a Plan  Rev. Patrick Dominguez


>> NO SUNDAY SCHOOL {CHILDREN, YOUTH & ADULTS} THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26 <<

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT APOSTLES
 
Drop in between 5-7pm for music, fun and fellowship ... and pancakes!
 
What is Shrove Tuesday?   Shrove Tuesday occurs the first Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.  I t officially ends the season of Epiphany  and is the vigil for the starting of Lent. Traditionally viewed as a day of repentance, Shrove Tuesday has become the last day for celebration and feasting before the period of fasting during the Lenten season.
 
Ash Wednesday Service ~ March 1, 6:30pm

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Unlike the blinding, deafening excess to which we are accustomed, the Ash Wednesday service leads us into a quiet, dimly-lit sanctuary. The Scriptures plainly testify to our depravity. Crooked, dead and twisted branches replace the typically bright floral arrangements, reminding us that crooked sin leads to death. 

We confess the frequent ugliness of our thoughts, words and deeds. We remember that no one is righteous, not even one of us. And as a cross of dark ashes paints our foreheads, the room resounds with some of the most important words we will hear all year: Remember that you are dust. And to dust you shall return.

Discovering Apostles Class ~ March 4
If you are considering membership at Church of the Apostles, or just want to learn more about who we are, plan to come to the next Discovering Apostles  Class  on  Saturday, March 4 , from  9am-12pm .  Childcare will be available upon request.  To sign up, contact Marsha Whyte  {marsha@apostles-raleigh.org} .

Does your hobby or profession include any of the following? basket making, ceramics, drawing, glassblowing, graphic design, hand-lettering & calligraphy, leather crafting, metalsmithing, painting, photography, poster design, pottery, textile arts (appliqué, crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing), sculpture, stained glass, woodworking?

In his book, Don't Waste Your Life, John Piper said "If you are God, your work is to create out of  nothing. If you are not God, but like God-that is, if you are human-your work is to take what God has made and shape it and use it to make Him look great." What better way to bring glory to the Lord than to offer Him the creative gifts he has bestowed upon us! To find out more please join us! 

Apostles Visual Worship Arts Lunch Gathering
Sunday, March 19 | Fellowship Hall
Immediately after 11:00 service

If you would like to attend, please contact Jonathan Noël {jonathan@apostles-raleigh.org | 919-782-0550}.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY


Women's Mentoring Ministry applications for the Fall 2017 mentoring session will be available soon!
 
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for February 26
> Nursery: Jesus Loves Children {Matthew 19:13-15}
> Kid's Time: Jesus and His Friends in Emmaus {Luke 24: 13-25}

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

STUDENT MINISTRY
 
> February 26 ~ The Deal & Small Groups: 5:30-7pm
> March 5 ~ The Deal & Small Groups: 5:30-7pm
> March 12 ~ *NO DEAL* (High School Retreat) 
> March 26 ~ NINE1NINE: SK80's Night! 

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

OUR MISSIONARIES
Missionary Updates
Please click on the links below for updates from the missionaries of Apostles.
Terri Shell {InterVarsity}  
Brian & Lauren Mann {Greek InterVarsity}
John & Janie Farwell {Athletes in Action} 
Robin Bolash {InterVarsity at Meredith College}

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