March 16, 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 those who have recently lost beloved family members in our church, that they would find hope in Christ's promise of resurrection. Pray especially for Nancy Vincent this week, in the loss of her fiancé, Howard Beasley.

+ Pray that during this season of Lent, the Lord would continue to quiet our appetites for the things of this world and give us undivided hearts that seek him and his kingdom above all else.

+ Pray for our local, state and national government leaders, that they would act justly and exercise leadership for the good of all people. 
"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth." 1 Timothy 2:1-4  


THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES

March 19, 2017 Bulletin
Services: 8:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: 1 John 2:18-27 | John 5:31-47
Message:  Remain, Remain, Remain  Rev. Eric Bolash

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT APOSTLES

Please join on Wednesday nights for Compline services during the season of Lent.   These evening services begin at 8:45pm and will last about 20 minutes.

The Lord's Prayer at Noon
During Lent, you are invited to join us in saying The Lord's Prayer each day at 12:00pm.  Wherever we are, whatever we are doing, let's commit to take a moment and intentionally pray "together".

The Lord's Prayer {Matthew 6:9-13}

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}.


Fresh Produce for Carroll Teachers
March 27-31 is Teacher Appreciation Week at Carroll Magnet Middle School. The theme for Monday the 27th is  Farmer's Market
and teachers will be invited to come "shop" fresh produce for free. Church of the Apostles {and locally based, The Produce Box} will be providing fresh produce for this event. Please help show love for these teachers by bringing a bag of fresh produce with you to church on  Sunday, March 26 . There will be a drop-off in the lobby. Carroll loves Church of the Apostles and appreciates your generosity!  If you have questions, please contact Mary Jane Swecker: thesweckers@earthlink.net .

Chris Armstrong Lecture - Monday, April 17
Professor Chris Armstrong will join us to share a lecture,  In Praise of Ordinary Work , which promotes the richness of "ordinary work" and builds appreciation for those who toil in what we would call "ordinary labor." The talk also offers a message for all of us who find ourselves in humdrum periods of work, even the daily small tasks of exciting start-ups can feel ordinary. Dr. Armstrong directs Opus: The Art of Work at Wheaton College, where he also serves on the biblical and theological studies faculty.

Baptism Sunday ~ April 23*
{*date change} 
Our next baptism will be on  April 23, 2017. We ask that least one parent of the child being baptized be a member at Apostles. If you are interested in having your child baptized, please email Marsha.  { marsha@apostles-raleigh.org}

WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Applications or the 2017-2018 Women's Mentoring Ministry are available now! A new online version can be found  HERE  or hard copies available in the church lobby. There is a drop-off box upstairs for completed paper forms.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, April 7.



 For questions  regarding the mentoring program, please contact Ruth Brooks {ruthbrooks@mac.com}.



Ladies Meet and Treat
Have you ever wished you could meet more women at Apostles, but do not have the time to make a big commitment? Well, now is your chance! Make a new connection each month and get to know some of the amazing women at this church. Here is how it works: you are given the name of someone new to meet with each month. The two of you connect and come up with a time to meet. It could be a meal, coffee, a play date - whatever works for the two of you!  Contact:  Janet Whited {janetwhited@outlook.com}

To the Women of Apostles:   
An Invitation to a Weekend of Reviving Your Heart
May 5-6, 2017, Providence Baptist Church is hosting author  Jen Wilkin  for their women's conference with special guest, Leslie Bennett from  Revive our Hearts . Focused on the theme of From Generation to Generation, they hope to equip women to make eternal investments in this generation and the next.  Registration and more information can be found here: Generation to Generation Women's Conference.

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for March 19
> Nursery: A Sick Boy is Made Well
> Kid's Time: Jesus Encourages Peter
> Big Time: Remain, Remain, Remain

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

STUDENT MINISTRY
> March 12 ~ *NO DEAL* (High School Retreat) 
> March 26 ~ NINE1NINE: SK80's Night! 


This month our NINE1NINE event is an 80's-themed skate night at United Skates of America! We are encouraging students and leaders to come dressed in their totally radical 80's attire. There will be prizes for students with the best costumes! This should be a really fun night, so encourage your students to come and invite their friends ... for sure!  {no sign up, $6 will include admission and skate rental}
 
> March 31-April 1 ~ Middle School Lock In @ Defy Gravity
{ SIGN UP HERE}  Can you help with transport { click here}?  

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
Rwanda Mission Team Support
Help support the Apostles/Redeemer team as we visit our sister Church of Gikomero, the Mother's Union, Embrace Rwanda Project, pray for one another, share life, have Bible Study with the Diocese of Shyogwe and spend time learning from our brothers and sisters as we strengthen our partnership in the gospel.  Click HERE to commit to praying for the team or to support monetarily.

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