Wednesday Connections, January 23, 2019
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Our January semi-annual congregational meeting will be held this Sunday, January 27, at 11:00 a.m. The theme will be A Day at the Movies. There will be popcorn, pictures, and music—a congregational meeting like no other! Please note that there will be only one worship service that day at 10:00 a.m. with no Sunday School.
Youth bonfire. Calling all middle and high schoolers: join us at the Harringtons' home on Sunday, January 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. for a bonfire. We'll have pizza and snacks, so come hungry and ready to have fun. Let Taylor know if you're interested.
Happy Hour "Pajama Party". Women of the church are invited to the first annual “Pajama Party” happy hour and fellowship event benefiting women residing at the Women and Children Center of Presbyterian Night Shelter. Enjoy beverages and snacks on Friday, February 8, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Kim Haggerty. Invite your friends! Admission is a new pair of pajamas. These PJs will be distributed to ladies in the shelters on the day of love, Valentine’s Day. Attach a note letting the recipients know they are loved by God. Note cards will be provided. Please contact Kim with any questions.
Superbowl briskets. The Men's Group will be smoking briskets for Super Bowl weekend again this year. Proceeds from the sale of these delicious marvels will be split between support of the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving and a Men's Group project to provide seating for the pavilion. You can order your brisket at the Fellowship kiosk now for pick-up on Sunday morning, February 3. It will be sold by the pound ($20/pound) or $100 for a complete brisket (approximately 6-7 pounds cooked weight). Men are invited to help smoke the briskets beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2.
Beginners Ballroom Dance Class. Join Bruce and Toni Holte and learn the basics of various ballroom dances. Classes start on Sunday, February 17, 1:00 p.m., at the church and run for six weeks—and they are FREE. Please sign up (couples, only) at the Fellowship kiosk. If you have questions, please contact Bruce.
Briarwood Retreat Center. Read about all that's happening in upcoming months at Briarwood in the February issue of The Vine which is available online.
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Samantha, Ron, Debbie, Alan, Jerry, LaRue, Gary, Pam, Lorraine, Buddy, Darla, Piper family, Mishoe family, Brenda and Kelly, Joan, Virginia, Lara and Gabe, Sean, Gae, Peters family, Adam, Bria, Troy, Jett, Jillian, Corbin, D, Kelli, and Roger.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, January 23
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Saturday, January 26
7:30a Emmaus staff training

Sunday, January 27
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Congregational meeting 
6:00p Middle/High School bonfire

Monday, January 28
7:00p Praise Ensemble rehearsal
7:00p Stewardship Committee

Tuesday, January 29
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, January 30
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Saturday, February 2
7:30a Emmaus staff training
8:00a Men's Group brisket cook
9:00a Estate planning workshop

Sunday, February 3
Pick up brisket
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Worship and Music Comm.
Noon Youth Committee
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Friday, February 8
6:00p Pajama Party

Saturday, February 9
6:00p Grace Café

Sunday, February 17
1:00p Beginner Ballroom Dance Class begins

Sunday, February 24
Noon First Communion class
Past Week's Videos
Special music by Roger, Vanessa, and James: "Water into Wine"
Anthem: "I Believe"
Pastor Nick's sermon
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Sunday worship with nursery: 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday school for all ages: 10:00 – 10:50 a.m.

Rev. Nick Billardello, Pastor
Taylor Perkins, 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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