March 9, 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 high school students as they go to the mountains this weekend for a retreat, that the Lord would speak to them about his love and his call for them to follow him as disciples. 

+ Pray for our church, that we would be humbled and sanctified during this season of Lent.

+ Pray for the women in our church in their current and new mentoring relationships, that they will build one another up in Christ. 


STORIES OF APOSTLES
Jesus in My Place
As we loaded up the minivan this weekend to head to the beach, I'm not sure any of us could have imagined what the Lord had planned for the COTA Women's Retreat. Sure, we may get to stare out at the ocean from our hotel room on a dreary February day. Yes, we would hopefully meet some new women from Apostles. We would probably enjoy our speaker, Kathy. And we had heard there might be a pretty fun dance party one night.   But the Lord had abundantly more for us.  READ MORE

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES


March 12, 2017 Bulletin
Services: 8:30 & 11:00am
Scripture: 1 John 2:7-17 | John 13:34-35
Message:  New Command  Rev. Curt Solomon

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} 

Abiding Prayer ~ Wednesday, March 15
Join  us for a time of "Abiding Prayer" on  Wednesday, March 15 from  7-8:30pm  in the youth room.  This is a time to rest in the Lord's presence and be refreshed.  There will be live instrumental guitar music by Taylor Leonhardt.  Some prayer team members will be on hand to pray for those present.  Come join us for a time of refreshing, contemplative prayer together.

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}.

Baptism Sunday ~ April 2
Our next baptism will be on  April 2, 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}

IN OUR COMMUNITY



WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Applications (mentors and mentees) for 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.



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

To the Women of Apostles:   
An Invitation to a Weekend of Reviving Your Heart
Ma y 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 12
> Nursery:  The Poor Woman's Gift
{Mark 12:41-44}

> Kid's Time:  Jesus Heals Two Blind Men {Matt 20:29-34}

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!
 
> 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