Wednesday Connections, May 20, 2020
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Abiding Grace is continuing our outreach to GRACE Feed our Kids this summer on June 1-5. The program provides lunches to children who normally receive free lunch at school and otherwise may not have lunch during the summer. We need volunteers to help ensure these kids are not hungry.

GRACE has established new guidelines due to COVID-19. Lunches will be prepared in a brown bags in the Etheredge and Anderson homes, so they can be served "grab-and-go"  style. We would be grateful for your help in preparing veggies, baked goods, and drinks with "porch drop off" at our homes or meeting at the site to distribute lunches. To assist, please sign up at

There is more information on the program online. For questions, please contact our coordinator, Pete Etheredge, or Outreach chair, Lori Anderson.

Thank you for your commitment to helping these children. 
Adult education. Pastor Nick is offering several educational opportunities online:
  • Pastor Nick's Tuesday evening Bible study is live every Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. The handout for this week's class is posted online.
  • Pastor Nick is teaching a morning Bible study at 10:30 on his Facebook page, Monday through Thursday. Episodes are also available on his podcast, "Grace Abides: A Podcast About Jesus and Stuff."
  • Pastor Nick's "No Shortage of Questions" podcast is available for listening.
Youth group activities. Even though we can't meet in person, Gary has lots going on for our youth. Sixth graders and confirmands will meet with Gary this Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom (email Gary for Zoom details). Daily devotions are being sent to families of preschool through 5th grade students and posted on Facebook. There is no Sunday School this weekend, and Sunday School concludes next Sunday, May 31. Grades 3-5 will meet at 1:00 p.m. and Preschool, K, Grades 1-2 at 2:00 p.m. Please email Gary to get the Zoom invitation and class materials.The High School Youth Group meets via Zoom on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m.
AGLC Favorite Hymns 2020. Vanessa and James are live-streaming Abiding Grace's favorite hymns! Tune in to Vanessa's Facebook page each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 5:30 p.m. to sing along and enjoy some online fellowship. You can add your favorite hymn (from our ELW hymnal or other source) by sending an email to Vanessa (a list of hymns in the ELW is available by clicking here).
We are here to help! If you are uncomfortable leaving your house for ANY reason and would like some extra help, please email or call Pastor Nick. It doesn’t matter how old you are, if you’re high risk or not, we are willing to help anyone and everyone! We are looking for members of Abiding Grace who are well and would be willing to join the Agape Team to check in on and run errands for our members and friends who are uncomfortable leaving their homes. Please email Pastor Nick if you are willing to serve on the team.
From the Property Committee. Our lawn service has been suspended, so lawn care is up to the congregation. If you would like to be active (while practicing physical distancing), please consider spending a few hours a month maintaining our lawn—you would be such a blessing! Please sign up to mow on our SignUpGenius page (you are welcome to work days other than those on the schedule). You will need to provide your own equipment. Please remember to keep a safe distance between individuals and wear proper PPE—your safety and health are important. Thank you!
Office closed. Until further notice the office will be closed, but all staff and council members are available by phone or email. All in-person meetings are cancelled, but online meetings through Zoom can be used. Contact the office if you need assistance with scheduling a Zoom meeting.
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Sandy, Jeff, Arty, Dawn, Sarah, Tracy, Mona, Mimi, Shirley, Kaye, Davey, Mike, Arthur, Elenor, Charles, Jim, Elaine, David, Susan, Ron, Roger, Linda, Rich, Corbin, Chris, Tommy, Zach, Betty, Chris and Kim, Ken, LaRue, Dusty, Charles, Roger, Micah, Nora, Michelle, Jeanne, Ali, Melissa, Judy, Kate, Asher, Ryan, Dean Clemens family, Beth Jennifer, Debbie, Kathy Baines family, Bev, Lorraine, Joan, the Canole family, and the Duval family.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, May 20
10:30a Pr. Nick's class Facebook
5:30p Hymns with Vanessa and James on Facebook
7:00p Grades 6-8 on Zoom

Thursday, May 21
10:30a Pr. Nick's class Facebook

Friday, May 22
5:30p Hymns with Vanessa and James on Facebook

Sunday, May 24
10:00a Worship streamed on Facebook

Tuesday, May 26
10:30a Pr. Nick's class Facebook
7:00p Bible Study on Zoom
7:00p HS Youth Group on Zoom

Wednesday, May 27
10:30a Pr. Nick's class Facebook
5:30p Hymns with Vanessa and James on Facebook

Thursday, May 28
10:30a Pr. Nick's class Facebook

Friday, May 29
5:30p Hymns with Vanessa and James on Facebook

Sunday, May 31
10:00a Worship streamed on Facebook
11:00a Drive Through Communion
1:00p Grades 3-5 Su. Sch. Zoom
2:00p PreK, K, Grades 1,2 Sunday School Zoom
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Monday–Friday, June 1-5
Feed Our Kids

Monday–Friday, July 27-31
Vacation Bible School
Last Week's Videos
Last Sunday's service
Last Sunday's bulletin
Last Sunday's Holy Communion bulletin
You can listen to Pastor Nick's daily Bible studies on his new podcast: "Grace Abides: A Podcast About Jesus and Stuff."
Pastor Nick and his friend Pastor Andy Romstad ask and answer difficult questions raised while reading scripture in their "No Shortage of Questions" podcast which is available online.
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Rev. Nick Billardello, Pastor
Gary Knutson, Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Vanessa Crixell, Director of Choral Ministries and Office Manager
James Crixell, Director of Instrumental Ministries
Dr. Roger Burnell, Organist and Collaborative Pianist
Church office closed—phone messages at 817-601-7128

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Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street
Southlake, TX 76092

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