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Wednesday Connections, July 3, 2019
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Gary will be leading the Tuesday night bible study while Pastor Nick is on sabbatical. Classes will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room on July 9, July 23, and August 13—all are welcome! We will be studying Dietrich Bonhoeffer who was an anti-Nazi theologian and pastor during World War II. Best remembered for authoring the Christian classics The Cost of Discipleship and Life Together, Bonhoeffer was born in 1906 in Germany and began his journey in church leadership during the rise of the Nazi regime. Although Bonhoeffer did not grow up in a particularly religious home, he announced his plans to join the church when he was just fourteen.  After obtaining his doctorate in theology and working in churches abroad, Bonhoeffer became a priest and lecturer in Berlin at the age of twenty-five. 
Vacation Bible School registration is open! Briarwood will be holding VBS at Abiding Grace on July 15-19 for youth ages 5-10, and we want you to be there. Registration forms are available online, or can be picked up at the Fellowship kiosk in church. Please sign up this week! Older youth are encouraged to be Junior Counselors—please talk with Gary for more information.
Stephen Ministry is an important Member Care and Outreach of Abiding Grace. If you have ever thought you would like to be a Stephen Minister, a new training class will begin on September 16. There will be an information meeting after worship on July 21 to answer any questions you may have about becoming a Stephen Minister. Anyone interested is invited to this brief meeting. 
Pastor Nick begins a two-month sabbatical after worship this Sunday. Watch this video for an introduction to worship at Abiding Grace this summer during his absence.
Installation of Pastor Kathryn. The Rev. Kathryn Saunders-Allen, who was ordained at AGLC last month, will be formally installed as the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving on Sunday, July 21. The service will be held at Good Shepherd, 2620 W. Grauwyler Rd in Irving, beginning at 4:00 p.m. All are invited! A potluck dinner will follow the service.
Godspeed Taylor! Last Sunday was Taylor's last day on staff as she and Josh prepare to move up north. Your family at AGLC wish you the best. It’s not “Goodbye,” it’s “See you later!”
The annual Men's Group Dove Hunt will be September 13-15. Our men's group together with Calvary's will be meeting in Roscoe, Texas. This event is for all men 16 years old and above. We hunt four times: Friday evening, twice on Saturday, and once on Sunday. You can attend whatever fits your schedule. It is a great weekend to enjoy the outdoors and fellowship. Some men come out and do not even hunt, coming for the enjoyment and camaraderie. Please contact Mark Etheredge or Jerry Court for questions and to sign up.
Holy Land Trip. There are a few places remaining in our group trip to Israel next February 2020. Deadline for deposits is August 1 with final payments due October 22. Please contact Michael or Kathy Humen at 817-773-6527 or email to personalizedtravelllc@yahoo.com for details.
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, Elaine, Linda, Rich, Corbin, Chris, Tommy, Rachel, Lindsey, Jason, Merrye, Zach, Jordan, Sarah, Betty, Lorna, Tessa & Aaron, Jeremy, Marie, Cathy, Carl, Lorraine, and Joan.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, July 3
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Thursday, July 4
Holiday—office closed

Saturday, July 6
8:00a Men's Group breakfast

Sunday, July 7
9:00a Summer Choir rehearsal
10:00a Worship with nursery

Tuesday, July 9
7:00p Bible study with Gary

Wednesday, July 10
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Saturday, July 13
8:00a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville

Sunday, July 14
Christmas in July
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Fellowship Committee
Cafe Italia Sunday, Ira E Woods
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Monday–Friday, July 15-19
9:00a Vacation Bible School

Sunday, July 21
11:00a Stephen Ministry informational meeting
4:00p Installation of Pr. Kathryn Saunders-Allen at Good Shepherd Lutheran, Irving

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15
Men's Group Dove Hunt, Roscoe
Last Week's Videos
 
Summer Choir anthem: "I Will Give Jubilant Thanks"
Pastor Nick's sermon
The new swing set is up and being used! Thanks to all that contributed and helped with prep and installation.
Thanks!  We exceeded our goal of 225 with a whopping 231 bottles of cooking oil for the GRACE Food Pantry. Rusty at GRACE says, "Thanks for your outstanding and continuing support."
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Summer Sunday worship with nursery: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school resumes in September

Rev. Nick Billardello, Pastor
Gary Knutson, Director of Family Ministries
Vanessa Crixell, Director of Choral Ministries and Office Manager
James Crixell, Director of Instrumental Ministries
Roger Burnell, Organist and Accompanist
Church office (M/Tu/Th 9a–4p and W 11a–4p): 817-601-7128

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

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