October 19, 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 middle and high school students who are heading away on the Fall Retreat this weekend! Pray for Paul Morales, our Director of Student Ministry, that the Lord will speak mightily through his four talks, and that the students will be drawn to love and follow Jesus.

+ Pray for marriages in our church, for protection from attack, for healing and restoration in conflict, and for the angels of the Lord to surround and protect every couple. Pray for the Lord's strength to love each other "for better or worse, in sickness and in health, for richer, for poorer, till death parts" them, in Jesus' name.

+ Pray for the Lord to bring his justice where there is violence and genocide in Bangladesh between Buddhists and Muslims. Pray for the Lord's Church to be a source of healing, pointing to the saving mercy of Christ, and defending the vulnerable.

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES

October 22, 2017 Bulletin
Scripture: Luke 8:22-25
Message: In the Time of Testing ~ Rev. Patrick Dominguez

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES

Ukraine Mission Trip ~ Summer 2018, Apostles will send a mission team to Ukraine to work with local partners running English language camps for college students.  Tentative dates are June 27-July 8, and the trip is open to anyone age 17 and up.  Participants should be prepared to lead Bible studies, practice conversational English, and share their faith.  There will be an interest meeting on Sunday, October 22 at 12:30 in Room 208 or contact Julie Tisdale { jmgtisdale@gmail.com } .
 
Guatemala Mission Trip ~ Apostles will return to Guatemala City, June 16-23, 2018 working with Potter's House Association.   This trip is primarily about learning and formation.  We will  complete several work projects paid for by our trip expenses as well as have opportunities to interact with children and families in the PHA programs.   There will be an interest meeting on Sunday, October 29 at 12:30 in the Youth Room or contact Kimberly Curlin {kimberlycurlin@yahoo.com}.
 
Marvin Olasky Presentation ~ October 23
Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of WORLD and the author of 20 books, will speak at COTA on Monday, October 23 at 7:30pm. The speech, on speaking Christianty in a skeptical and cynical culture, is free and open to the public. Olasky's books include The Tragedy of American Compassion and Compassionate Conservatism. He is Dean of the World Journalism Institute and holder of the Distinguished Chair in Journalism and Public Policy at Patrick Henry College.

The Enneagram Workship ~ October 27
The Enneagram is an effective tool for transforming our relationships with ourselves and others. The Enneagram is a personality system that provides insight into the nine strategies people use to cope with the demands of life and fulfill important needs. This powerful workshop is facilitated by Anissa Ferris, LCSW on October 27 from 9am-1:15pm in the sanctuary.  Workshop is hosted by the Raleigh Fellows.

REGISTRATION: ferriscconline.com and click on the Enneagram tab. $40, includes refreshments and materials.



Thursday, November 2 | 6:30-8:30pm
The  TELL THE STORY spoken word production will provide attendees with an experience that complements the mission of the YMCA of the Triangle Darkness to Light Initiative. Our desire is to craft a production that sparks meaningful conversation, promotes awareness and gives appropriate weight to the importance of child sexual abuse prevention. This event will feature four professional spoken word artist who highlight important aspects of the conversation.

Please register here:
{this event is free and open to the public}




Discovering Apostles Class ~ November 11
If you are considering membership at Church of the Apostles, or just want to learn more about who we are, plan to come to the next Discovering Apostles Class on Saturday, November 11, from 9am-12pm. Child care will be available upon request. To sign up, contact Marsha { marsha@apostles-raleigh.org}.

IN OUR COMMUNITY


JourneyMates invites you to an
Autumn Morning Apart
Be Still My Soul: Why Soul Care?
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9am-12pm
Location: TBA

Fee for the morning $25. Please note fees are non-refundable. Scholarships are available. Please inquire by writing triangle.journeymates@gmail.com.


Carolina Ballet is offering a 20% discount to COTA family and friend for their production of Handel's Messiah on any date from November 22-26.

To purchase tickets call the box office at 919-719-0900 and mention the code:  CTA20 . This discount is valid for any performance of Messiah and is applicable in all price levels. The box office is open Monday thru Friday, 10am-5pm.

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

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


STUDENT MINISTRY

Please be in prayer for our students and leaders as they prepare for Fall Retreat at New Life Camp this weekend!

10/22 ~ NO DEAL {Fall Retreat}
10/29 ~ NINE1NINE: Scavenger Hunt!

The NINE1NINE {based on 1 Corinthians 9:19 and our area code} is an outreach event once a month - on non-Deal nights - designed for students to invite their friends outside of Apostles and possibly outside of a church home of their own.  Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. ~ 1 Corinthians 9:19



CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for October 22
> Nursery: Elisha's New Room {2 Kings 48-10}
> Kids Time: God Keeps All His Promises {Genesis 18:1-16}





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}
Marion Dewar {Cru @NC State}

CHURCH STAFF
Patrick Dominguez   - Senior Pastor
Eric Bolash - Associate Pastor
Jay Traylor - Church Planter in Residence
Jonathan Noel - Director of Music
Paul Morales - Director of Student Ministry
Emily Gebbie  - Student Ministry Assistant
Nikki Greytock - Student Ministry Administrator
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