March 30, 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 children in our church, that the Lord would help them understand and live out his word for them this week: This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.  {1 John 3:16-18}

+ Pray also for our Missions Team as they prayerfully consider applications from Mission Partners, that the Lord would lead our church to partner well with these local and international ministries of service and evangelism.

+ Pray for our pastors, that they would be full of the Holy Spirit, and that they would: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.  {2 Timothy 4:2}

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES

April 2, 2017 Bulletin
Services: 8:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: 1 John 3:11-18| John 13:33-38
Message:  The Test of Love  Rev. Patrick Dominguez

HOLY WEEK @ APOSTLES
Easter Lily Dedications

We will be decorating the Sanctuary with Easter Lilies this Easter Season. If you would like to give one in honor or in memory of someone, please fill out the form hereThe list of dedications will be in the Easter Sunday bulletin. 

A $15 minimum donation, which supports the flower ministry, is suggested.

Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 9
8:30am & 11:00am Services
We will gather outside (weather permitting) before
services for a processional into the sanctuary.

Maundy Thursday Service 
Thursday, April 13 | 6:00pm
{nursery provided for 0-3 years old}

Good Friday Service {@ COTA}
Friday, April 14 | 12:00pm
{nursery provided for 0-3 years old}

The Great Egg Hunt
Community Outreach Event
Saturday, April 15 |10am-12pm | Eastgate Park

Easter Sunday
Sunday, April 16
*9:00am* & 11:00am Services
Fellowship hour in between services with coffee and donuts. 


WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES
We are in need of several volunteers for the egg hunt. If you are able to help, please sign up HERE.   This would be a great service opportunity for Community Groups!

Leadership Council nominations are currently being taken until April 30. 

ONLINE NOMINATION FORM
 

STUDENT MINISTRY
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

SIGN UP HERE to help with The Great Egg Hunt on April 15!

APRIL
2nd ~ The Deal + Small Groups: 5:30-7pm
9th ~ The Deal + Small Groups: 5:30-7pm
16th ~ NO DEAL {Easter}
23rd ~ The Deal + Small Groups: 5:30-7pm
30th ~ NINE1NINE: Bigger and Better

Senior Night is Friday, May 5th!  More details to come!

>> We had such a radical time at SK80's Night <<



CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for April 2
> Nursery: One Man Thanks Jesus
{Luke 17:11-19}
> Kid's Time: Jesus Forgives Zaccheus {Luke 19:1-10}
> Big Time: The Test of Love {1 John 3:11-18}

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

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}.

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