May 4, 2017
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Welcome to The Pulse!  Please take a minute to check out what's happening in the life of COTA.
Please join your church in praying for the following requests for the life and mission of the church:
+ Please pray for our Fellows as they conclude their year of learning and ministry, that the Lord would speak powerfully to them about what he has taught them, and about how he has matured and worked through them.

+ Please keep praying for the Lord to guide our search for a new Student Ministry Director and Church Planter.

+ Pray also for outreach and fellowship among people in their 20s and 30s in our church, that the Lord would strengthen their community and increase their number.  

Diocesan Prayers for May 2017

Please pray for:
Those in the ordination in the process; for God to raise up faithful men and women to Gospel ministry and to affirm his calling on those who will count it all joy to spend and be spent for the sake of Christ.

St. Johns (Southampton, PA) moving into a new facility; for God to use this move to bless their mission and to expand Gods kingdom in that community.

Bryan Wandel and those planting a new church in Buffalo, NY; for God to call co-laborers to this work from the 100 who attended their Easter Vigil and for divine favor as they establish a new congregation.

Curt Solomon and those planting a new church in Wilmington, NC; for Curt and his family moving to Wilmington, for unity and clarity of vision for the launch team.

All Saints Church (Durham, NC) as they seek a new rector; for vision, wisdom, and discernment; for blessings on Art Going as he serves in the interim; for Thomas Kortus and his family and Gods abundance in a new season of life and ministry.

Church of the Apostles (Hope Mills, NC) and their new rector, Elijah Lovejoy; for God to bless this relationship as a testimony to the power of Christs resurrection, all for his glory through his Church.

Churches needing to hire new staff: Church of the Advent (DC), Church of the Resurrection (DC), St Francis (Sanford, NC).


Scripture:  1 John 4:7-13 | John 13:34-35
Message:  Love  ~ Rev. Patrick Dominguez


Join us  May 7 at 10:00am (between services) in the courtyard for another informal gathering of coffee and fellowship as we continue to build connections and plan exciting upcoming events. 

Whether you just swing by or stay the entire hour, all are welcome.
Childcare available in the nursery. 

Have ideas for future events? Want to stay in the loop for what's next? 
Contact Emily Smith:


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 | .  Volunteer help is needed.

5th ~ {Friday} Senior Night RSVP HERE
7th ~ The Deal + Small Groups
14th ~ Student Sunday | *NO* Deal {Mother's Day}
21st ~ LAST Deal + Small Groups before the summer!  LAST day of Sunday School!

Theology of the Body ~ This Sunday, during the 10:00 Hour, we are continuing our series on Theology of the Body for high school students.  If you missed last week, that is okay, you can jump in this week!  Girls will meet in HS Room and guys will meet in Patrick's office.

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 | SIGN UP
HS Mission Trip ~ July 9-15 | SIGN UP
MS IMPACT Week (local) ~ July 31 - August 4

PUSH THE ENVELOPE continues this Sunday!  This is a great way to support Student Ministry summer trip scholarships, including the Rwanda Team in July. Be on the lookout for the envelope boards in the lobby!  
*Envelopes may be returned in the offering basket.*

Lessons for May 7
> Nursery: Paul Tells About Jesus {Acts 16:9-15}
> Kid's Time: Families Can Help Us Know Jesus {Acts 16:1-5}
> Big Time: Love {1 John 4:7-12}

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

COTA Missionary Updates
Terri Shell {InterVarsity}  
Brian & Lauren Mann {Greek InterVarsity}
John & Janie Farwell {Athletes in Action} 
Robin Bolash {InterVarsity at Meredith College}

John Farwell's Athletes in Action basketball team in Israel wearing gear purchased with Freedom For Missions funds.

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