June 14, 2018
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JUNE 20, 2018

20's + 30's Fellowship
S T A Y  C O N N E C T E D
C O N T A C T  U S

Missionary Updates
Terri Shell
{InterVarsity}
Brian & Lauren Mann
{Greek InterVarsity}
John & Janie Farwell
{Athletes in Action}
Robin Bolash
{InterVarsity at Meredith}
Marion Dewar
{Cru @NC Stat e }
Quick Links
Welcome to The Pulse!  Please take a minute to check out what's happening at Church of the Apostles.
 
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 church's Guatemala Team, comprised of students and adults who will leave this Saturday to serve alongside Potter's House in Guatemala City. Pray that they can be a spiritual encouragement to the Guatemalan people they will get to know. Pray for team unity and endurance. And pray also for the people 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City who were affected by the recent volcanic eruption.

+ Give thanks and pray for every father in our congregation, and pray for the Lord to equip them with the fruits of the Spirit, that they would serve their families with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

+ Pray for our Mission Partner, Hope Reins, as they pair up kids with horses for equine therapy, helping them heal from trauma by the power of knowing the love of Jesus for each of them.



THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES
June 17, 2018 Bulletin
The Upside Down: Sermon on the Mount
Genesis 9:1-6| Matthew 5:21-26
 Morons and Fools ~ Rev. Jay Traylor

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES



We are in the fifth week of our hospitality campaign ... have you found ways to show Xenophilia?
 

 >>CHURCH-WIDE<< You are invited to participate in the Apostles Students Service Day!  We will serve at Hope Reins on June 21 from 9:00am-12:00pm.

Please RSVP by June 15 to Emily Gebbie {emily@apostles-raleigh.org}.

VBS Kick Off Covered Dish Supper
Sunday, June 24 @ 5pm ~   All   are invited to celebrate Shipwrecked VBS! Sign up below to bring "taco fixins" or to help with clean up:  


Questions? Contact Stacey: stacey@apostles-raleigh.org .
 

 
IN OUR COMMUNITY
 
FINANCIAL UPDATE
Please be in prayer that we would finish our fiscal year on June 30, 2018 with excellence!
 
Budgeted general contributions (7/1/17-5/31/18)     $1,587,000
       Actual contributions                     $1,535,405
 
Budgeted operating expenses (7/1/17-5/31/18)       $1,568,937
       Actual/committed expenses$1,500,369
 
While we remain behind in revenues, we are truly thankful for God allowing us to manage ourexpenses thus far this fiscal year without impacting ministry. Please pray for our congregation to grow both in attendance and in stewardship as we move into a new fiscal year on July 1.
 
 
We have completed thirty-two months of the three year Freedom for Mission pledge journey. We have received $1,100,252 toward the $1,276,214 pledge total (86%). Our loan balance is ZERO, and every dollar for Freedom for Mission is now going straight toward Freedom for Mission grants. Thank you for continuing to fulfill your Freedom for Mission pledges!
 

The recent eruption of the Fuego volcano has brought utter devastation to the people of Escuintla, Guatemala.  Potter's House, the mission partner hosting our Guatemala Mission Team, is in close communication with the Mayor and others of Escuintla who are organizing disaster relief and ongoing support.  Through our Benevolence Fund, Church of the Apostles gave $4,000 to Potter's House to assist in the volcano relief efforts there.  For more information on Potter's House, please visit:  pottershouse.org.gt.



STUDENT MINISTRY


IMPACT SUMMER >> All students (rising 6th-graduates) *and their families* to join us in a service day at Hope Reigns on Thursday, June 21. We will serve at Hope Reigns in the morning and be done in time for our students to head over to North Hills for our hang out that afternoon.

Please RSVP by June 15 to Emily Gebbie (emily@apostles-raleigh.org) If your student needs a ride, please mention that in the RSVP.

Bring a few dollars for ice cream/milkshake/coffee.  Stay for as little or long as you'd like! 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for June 17, 2018
> Nursery:  God Loves Adam and Eve {Genesis 2:16-17; 3}
> Kids Time:  God Blesses Those Who Are Poor {Matt 5:3}

VBS 2018
Sunday, June 24 | 5-8pm 
June 25 - 28 | 9am-12pm

We will venture onto an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus!  They will be anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through every storm in life.  They'll learn to hold onto God's promises when they are lonely, they worry, they struggle, do wrong, and feel powerless.  Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids travel through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.

NOTE for NON-MEMBERS:
To inquire about registering a child ages 4 and under who do not regularly attend worship at the Church of the Apostles, please contact Stacey Wiley {919-782-0550 x 22} to request registration information.

CHURCH STAFF
Patrick Dominguez   - Senior Pastor
Eric Bolash - Associate Pastor
Jay Traylor - Church Planter in Residence
Jonathan Noel - Director of Worship Arts
Paul Morales - Director of Student Ministry
Emily Gebbie  - Student Ministry Assistant
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
Ann Dotson - Director of Women's Ministry
Doug Brogdon - Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Us
333 Church at North Hills Street . Raleigh, NC . 27609
Office: (919) 782-0550 | Pastoral Care Emergencies: (919) 283-2682