January 24, 2019
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January 23

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
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.
Please join your church in praying for the following requests for the life and mission of the church:

+ Please pray for our Mission Partner, Hope Reins, the equestrian therapy ministry that we heard from on Sunday. Pray that the Lord would provide the people, horses and other resources needed to care for young people who have been through trauma and can be healed by God through this work. 

+ Pray for our clergy and Leadership Council, gathering next week for their retreat, that they may have discernment and clarity about our church's focus and future plans for the building of your Kingdom. 

+ Pray for our current Fellows class, that they would take joy in what God is doing to transform them by the renewing of their minds, as he prepares them for a life of following Jesus in all that they undertake.

+ Pray for our Bishop, Steve, as he recovers from knee surgery. Pray that the Lord will heal him physically, and that he will be strengthened to recover and continue to serve Christ and his Kingdom by overseeing the churches in our diocese.

Sermon Series: Christians Amid Controversy
2 Samuel 11:1-17 | John 12:1-10
Sex & the Abuse of Power  ~ Rev. Eric J. Bolash

There will be Big Time this Sunday, January 27th.

Coming Soon @ Apostles

2 ~ First Serve Saturday | Wilmington, NC
3 ~ The Vine Super Bowl Party | the Boulton's
4 ~ Pub Theology | 7pm | LBC
6 ~ Potluck, Prayer + Praise | 5:30-7:30pm
7-9 ~ Southeast Regional Retreat
13 ~ Abiding Prayer | 7-8pm
Men's Trivia | 8pm | Chow 

Our 20s + 30s Fellowship will get together for a Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 3rd | 5:30pm at the Boulton's {4909 Wynneford Way}.

cotavine@gmail.com for more details!

Southeast Regional Retreat
We will be hosting the Southeast Regional Retreat,
February 7-9 for the churches in our region.  This year's Regional Retreat topic is Taking the Broader Synod Theme of Immigration and the Scriptures and Applying Them at the Regional Level with speaker Rev'd Chris Schutte of All Saints Durham.  
You are invited to join us on Friday evening and Saturday morning.
  {Thursday and Friday are rector and ministry leader meetings.}

Rev'd Chris Schutte
Friday, February 8
{child care provided up to 4 years old}
Holy Eucharist Service ~ 7-8:30pm

Saturday, February 9
{child care provided up to 4 years old}
Bishop Steve Breedlove Regional Address ~ 8:30am
Plenary Session ~ 9:15am
Breakout Sessions ~ 10:15am - Noon
Saturday Sessions:  - International Students - Church Legal Clinic -
- Ministry to Migrant Youth - ACNA Every Tribe and Nation Initiative -
- Plenary Speaker Session -

Discovering Apostles | February 23 | 9am-12pm

Considering membership at Church of the Apostles? Want to learn more about who we are? Join us for the next Discovering Apostles Class on Saturday, February 23 from 9am-12pm. Contact Marsha to sign up: {marsha@apostles-raleigh.org} Child care is available upon request.

Serve Saturdays
Beginning Saturday, February 2nd, we will take work crews to Wilmington to continue rebuilding homes damaged or  destroyed in the wake of Hurricane Florence last fall. We will be partnering with our church plant, Christ Our Hope  Wilmington. These trips will take place the first Saturday of the month ~ February thru June.  Contact Steve Zimmerman for more information: stephend54@icloud.com.

Regional Retreat Volunteers Needed!
As hosts of the Regional Retreat, we are looking for volunteers to:

1) Provide a room for an out of town guest.  Meals are not needed, but several folks attending need a place to stay.

2) Serve on the Retreat Team. We need 2-3 people willing to help with registration, directions, and setting up catered meals during the event. Needed Thursday thru Saturday.

Contact Lee { lee@apostles-raleigh.org} if you are interested. Thank you for your willingness to help!

Thank you from Gateway
Happy New Year from the team at Gateway!  We wanted to take a moment to say thank you for your prayers and generous gifts to the ministry last year.  With your help, 316 mother chose life for the babies at Gateway in 2018.  Thank you for bringing help, hope and the love of Jesus Christ to women and their partners at Gateway.

Through our partnerships in Rwanda we were able to help them take part in the Jesus Film Project which seeks to  bring the greatest story of all time to everyone, everywhere, in every language.  Last year, 4,090 people viewed the film and over 1,000 responded by being prayed for, encouraged and becoming new believers.  Praise God!  

Jesus Film viewing in Rwanda with our 2017 Apostles Mission Team.

Please be in prayer for thousands of Christian churches in Rwanda that have been closed by government authorities siting noncompliance with health, safety, and noise regulations.  Pray that these churches may open back up without issue to continue to share the gospel in their country.


2019 Women's Retreat
Registration is open for the 2019 Women's Retreat! Draw closer to the Lord as we look at stories from the Gospel of Luke together.   Led by Lauren Mann and Robin Bolash || Amanda Noël - Worship Leader.



Lessons for January 27, 2019
> Nursery: Our Father in Heaven {Matthew 6:9}
> Kids Time: John Baptizes Jesus {Matthew 3:13-17}
** Big Time will meet this Sunday, January 27th. **

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