Wednesday Connections, October 17, 2018
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The Brave Special Olympics Banquet. On Sunday, November 11, at 6:00 p.m. the Brave Special Olympics team will return for the 8th AGLC-sponsored Sports Banquet. This year’s theme is “Reaching for the Stars.” The Brave provides continued engagement among peers, community and nation for young adult athletes who have aged out of school programs. The Brave is is growing in numbers and sporting events (please consider sharing your skills by volunteering to assist or coach). 

Banquet volunteers. If you can assist with the banquet please sign up at the Outreach kiosk. Volunteers are needed for set up, food preparation, serving athletes and their families, and tear down. For information, please contact Kim Haggerty.
New Member Sunday, October 21. We will be welcoming new members this Sunday. The new members will meet with Pastor Nick at 10:00 a.m in the church office building to get to know each other and learn more about Abiding Grace. You can still join—simply fill out a New Member Form available online or contact the church office. Current members: please greet our newest church members after the 11:00 service when we serve a fall Michigan tradition: apple cider and cake donuts. We hope you can stay for a few moments and enjoy!
The Worship and Music Committee is in need of easels for Reformation Day. If you have an easel that we could borrow, please contact Vanessa.
Outreach bingo. Please join us for an Outreach event on Saturday, October 27, 10:30–11:30 a.m. We will be hosting Bingo at Meadowood Assisted Living, 4545 Merlot Avenue, Grapevine. It's going to be a howling fun time with lots of Halloween boos, ghouls, and goblins. We will be putting together Trick or Treat bags with prizes for the residents around 9:30 a.m. at Pat and Kenn Mingus' house, or just show up at Meadowood and enjoy helping out a resident find B-1. Please contact Karen Hurtado if you have any questions.
Celebrating the Lives of Charlie and Aloha Renwick. Please join us for the Celebration of Life service for Charlie and Aloha Renwick at Abiding Grace on Monday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow.
GRACE cooking oil holiday push. Every year before Thanksgiving and Christmas, the GRACE Food Pantry distributes over 500 food baskets which include cooking oil. October is the month for our annual holiday push. The goal is 125 (48 oz.) bottles of oil. Watch for the poster in the narthex tracking our progress, and please help us reach our goal.
Care and Connection for college students. Do you have a son or daughter who is a college student? The College Care Committee wishes to include them in our prayers, send notes, and maybe send a package or gift card (depending on funds and participation). Please contact Karen Williams to provide your student's contact information or email it to the office. Many thanks! We look forward to supporting our college students and letting them know we care.
Committee training. Please join us on Saturday, November 3, from 9 to 11 a.m. for a Committee Training discussion. Learn more about how to become involved on a committee at Abiding Grace and how to be a great committee member! We will discuss best practices, opportunities to serve, review the AGLC committee handbook, and more. No RSVP needed; meet us in the sanctuary at 9 a.m. on November 3. Come a little early and share coffee and donuts, too! 
Team Piper is stepping up again this year to honor Curtis’ memory and Wage Hope at PurpleStride, the walk to end pancreatic cancer. PurpleStride supports the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network which is making significant strides to change patient outcomes. The walk will be Saturday, November 10, 7:30 a.m., at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas. You can make an impact by donating to or joining Team Piper. 
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Samantha, Ron, Debbie, Alan, Jerry, LaRue, Gary, Pam, Lorraine, Berniece, 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, and Roger.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, October 17
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbells rehearsals
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Saturday, October 20
9:00a Church Council planning

Sunday, October 21
New Member Sunday
8:30a Outreach Committee
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
10:00a New Member class
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon New Member reception

Monday, October 22
10:00a Celebration of Life for Charlie and Aloha Renwick
7:00p Stewardship Committee

Tuesday, October 23
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, October 24
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbells rehearsals
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Saturday, October 27
10:30a Bingo at Meadowood

Sunday, October 28
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
10:00a Luther Walk
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Reformation Fest
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Saturday, November 3
9:00a Committee training

Sunday, November 4
Daylight Saving TIme ends
4:00p Blessing of the Pets service at the Pavilion

Sunday, November 11
6:00p The Brave Sports Banquet
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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-Th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.): 817-601-7128

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

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