December 13, 2018
In This Issue


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DECEMBER 30
ONE 10am SERVICE
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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:
 
+ Pray for our neighbors, that some would be open to coming to church on Christmas Eve, and to hearing about Christ's coming into the world to save us.

+ Pray for our children as they portray Jesus' birth in the Christmas Pageant this Sunday, that God would speak the message of God's love for the world, sending his Son to rescue us from sin and death, and give us new life.

+ Pray for those who are homeless during below-freezing nights, that they could find shelter, and see God's care and love for them.


THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES
Exodus 12:1-30 | John 1:29-34
The Destroyer and the Lamb  ~ Rev. Eric J. Bolash

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES

Invite friends and family to join us for one of our Christmas Eve Services on Monday, December 24th!  The 3pm service will be our "kid-approved" drama, will 5pm and 11pm {candlelight} are more traditional.  

Come, Let Us Adore Him!

Nursery available {up to 4 years old}

THIS IS NOT JUST AN INVITATION.  It's a simple -- yet powerful -- tool to invite someone to experience the hope + celebration of what Christmas really is: that Heaven touched earth and changed the corse of history for EVERY ONE OF US.  We hope you'll use this as an opportunity to reach a co-worker, family member, or friend with the love of Jesus.

Available in the first and second floor lobbies.


We welcome dedications of the Advent poinsettias. The dedications, In memory of or In honor of the person you choose, and who the poinsettias are given by will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin. The A $15 donation is suggested.  DEADLINE ~ Wednesday, December 19 .


You may pick up your poinsettias at the Christmas Eve Services.

BRING AND GOODIE | BUY A GOODIE
You name the price >>> all proceeds go towards the Women's Retreat {March 1-3} Scholarship Fund!

Plan to stay {or come early} for the Children's Ministry Christmas Pageant this Sunday!

MISSIONS
GUATEMALA 2019
Apostles will return to Guatemala City: June 15-22, 2019 working with  Potter's House Guatemala . Applications are due on December 20th

2019 Guatemala Application + Details
 
FINANCIAL UPDATE
2018 GIVING RECORDS
Please note that gifts of securities and mutual funds must be transferred to, and received in, the Church's brokerage account by noon on Dec. 31, 2018 to be included with 2018 giving.   Because the church offices will be closed December 25 - 28, we are requesting that you make every effort to bring any year end gifts for the general offering during the services on December 23rd, 24th, and 31st, or simply mail them. Payments mailed and postmarked by December 31, 2018 will be reflected on your 2018 Giving Record. If your bank issues your payment, please allow plenty of time for our receipt by mail. You can always check your giving records by logging into Apostles Link. Click on the Give option in the left margin; go to Schedules/ History tab where you can see your history or print a Giving Statement for you or your family.

For any questions about your giving, please contact Laynette Rustin, accounting@apostle-raleigh.org.
 
In preparation for the mailing of 2018 Giving Statements, please log into your Apostles Link account and review and make any necessary changes to your mailing address. 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Women's Bible Studies ~ Winter 2019

Women in the Word resumes January 7
Mondays | 7-8:45pm
All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians by Kelly Minter

Tuesday at Noon resumes January 8 
Tuesdays | 12-1:15pm
Continuing study in Genesis

Growing in Grace resumes January 9
Wednesday morning | 9:30-11:30am
 continuing study in Hebrews

Muffins 'n More resumes January 14
2nd and 4th Mondays | 10-11:30am
LifeChange Study on II Timothy 


>>> SAVE THE DATE <<<

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for December 16, 2018
> Nursery:  Shepherds at the Stable {Luke 2:8-20}
> Kids Time: Angels Visit the Shepherds {Luke 2:8-20}
> Big Time: Meets in Room 208


STUDENT MINISTRY





Confirmation Interest Meeting
This Sunday  at 10am in the "Skittles Room" upstairs {Room 206}. Confirmation is available for students 7th-10th grade. Confirmation class will be held on Sundays at 10am between January 13th and March 31st.
 






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