May 11, 2017
In This Issue


Quick Links
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:
 
 
+ Give thanks for Mom! As we approach Mother's Day, give thanks to the Lord for the way your mother has been or was a blessing to you. Pray for God's strength for those who have lost their mothers. Pray for wisdom and strength for new moms! And pray for older mothers, that they will help younger women around them grow up in Christ. 

+ Please pray for our students as they prepare to lead us in worship  this Sunday, that they would know the joy of the Lord as they serve him and his church!

+ Pray for our mission partner Gateway Ministry as they show Christ's love to people responding to unexpected pregnancies by providing information and spiritual counsel, with love and without judgment.

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES

Scripture:  1 John 4:13-21 | Luke 19:11-27
Message:  No Fear in Love  ~ Rev. Patrick Dominguez

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES
We are collecting supplies for an Embrace Rwanda preschool program in Gikomero.  Items can be dropped off in the church lobby. 


Finger puppets
Hand puppets
Crayons
Coloring books
Cardboard puzzles
Onesies
 
This is a great way to partner with our
sister church in Rwanda!  Thank you!


Join us on Sunday, June 4 as we send off the Solomon Family and celebrate the Christ Our Hope church plant in Wilmington!  More details coming soon.




FROM OUR DIOCESE


FINANCIAL UPDATE
Budgeted general contributions  (7/1/15-4/30/17)     $1,401,000
        Actual contributions                $1,417,223
Budgeted operating expenses  (7/1/15-4/30/17)        $1,386,018
        Actual expenses                       $1,332,517
 

Praise God!  We have completed seventeen months of the three year Freedom for Mission pledge journey.  
We have received $753,594 toward the $1,276,214 pledge total.  Our loan balance is now $256,992!  Once the loan is paid, every dollar for Freedom for Mission will be going straight toward the mission of the church.
 
Please pray that we will finish well the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2017.

MEN'S MINISTRY

Men of Apostles!  You are invited to join us for this evening of food and fellowship.  Invite your neighbors, sons and friends!  Please RSVP to Frank Andrassy | frankandrassy@gmail.com .  Volunteer help is needed.

STUDENT MINISTRY


PUSH THE ENVELOPE contributions may be returned in the offering basket during morning worship on Sunday.  Thank you!

MAY
14th ~ Student Sunday | *NO* Deal {Mother's Day}
21st ~ LAST Deal + Small Groups before the summer!  LAST day of Sunday School!

Durham Bull Game ~ Thursday, June 22, 6pm: $12, plus all hot dogs, drinks and popcorn are $1 all night.  We do need more parent drivers!   SIGN UP + MORE INFO
SUMMER 2017 
MS Great Escape ~ June 11-16 | FULL!
HS Mission Trip ~ July 9-15 | SIGN UP
MS IMPACT Week (local) ~ July 31 - August 4

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for May 14
> Nursery:  Singing In Jail {Acts 16:16-34}
> Kid's Time: Jesus' Friends Work Together {Acts 11:20-26}

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

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}


Freshman Small Group ~ 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