Wednesday Connections, May 29, 2019
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Upon receiving a call from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving, Kathryn Saunders-Allen, a founding member of Abiding Grace, is all set to be ordained into the ministry! The service begins at 4:00 p.m. this Saturday, June 1, here at Abiding Grace, and all are invited. Following the service, join us for a time of fellowship, food, and celebration. The men of Abiding Grace will have the smokers going, and all who are able are invited to bring a side or dessert for a potluck. If you can't bring food, just bring yourself and celebrate with us—there will be plenty for all!
Kim Haggerty has been working many hours getting the GRACE transitional apartment ready. It looks fantastic!
Outreach is thankful for those who donated items for this apartment. The new owner will be so thrilled to be in this new home!
Summer Choir begins this Sunday, June 2, and will continue periodically throughout the summer. On Sundays the choir sings, there will be a rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. prior to worship to learn the piece. This is a great opportunity to try out choir with a one-morning commitment! Contact Vanessa if interested—or just show up on Sunday morning!
Feed Our Kids is a program of GRACE which provides lunches for area children from low-income families who qualify for free or reduced lunches at school and depend on GRACE for lunches in the summer when school is out. This year Abiding Grace will again provide more than 1,000 lunches over two weeks: next week, June 3-7, led by Pete Etheredge, and June 17-21, led by Lori Anderson. Members can help by preparing and serving lunches and/or providing baked goods for the lunches. Sign up now at the Outreach kiosk. For more information, see Lori Anderson or Pete Etheredge.
Cooking oil. The GRACE Food Pantry has expanded its coverage and now averages over 30 families per day. All families need cooking oil, and the Outreach Committee is having a cooking oil drive during the month of June to help cover this increase. Please help by donating 48 oz. bottles of any type of cooking oil—consider increasing your current donations of cooking oil, if you can. Our goal for June is 225 bottles. Watch the number of donations grow!
Swing Set Bake Sale. Have you noticed the kids enjoying themselves on that old, rickety wooden swing set? Concerned for safety, we would like to replace it with a commercial grade set with a cost of about $3,100. To help raise funds, there will be a bake sale on Sunday, June 16, at 11:00 a.m. A member has agreed to match all donations up to a total of $1,500. You can sign up to bring items for the sale at the Fellowship kiosk.
Congregational meeting. A semi-annual meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, June 23, immediately after worship. Among items on the agenda are election of new Church Council members and approval of the FY 2020 budget. Please plan to attend this important meeting.
Pool Party. Abiding Grace is having a Pool Party at the Trophy Club Community Pool and Splash Pad on Sunday, June 23, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to invite family and friends—we can accommodate 300 people! You may bring food and drinks (no alcoholic beverages). Sign up at the Fellowship kiosk for this fun night!  
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Sandy, Jeff, Arty, Dawn, Sarah, Tracy, Mona, Mimi, Shirley, Mike, Arthur, Elenor, Charles, Elaine, Linda, Rich, Martha, Terri, Kay, Davey, Jim, Corbin, Chris,Tommy, David, Hill Family, Rachel, Lindsey,  Karseno and Langsdale families, Jason, Piper family, Matthew, Lorraine, Joan, and Carl
This Week and Next

Wednesday, May 29
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Saturday, June 1
8:00a Men's Group breakfast
4:00p Ordination of Kathryn Saunders-Allen
5:00p Celebration potluck dinner

Sunday, June 2
9:00a Summer Choir rehearsal
10:00a Worship with nursery

Monday, June 3
10:30a GRACE Feed Our Kids
7:00p Property Committee
7:00p Stephen Minister Con'd Ed

Tuesday, June 4
10:30a GRACE Feed Our Kids
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, June 5
10:30a GRACE Feed Our Kids
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Thursday, June 6
10:30a GRACE Feed Our Kids

Friday, June 7
10:30a GRACE Feed Our Kids

Saturday, June 8
9:30a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville

Sunday, June 9
9:00a Summer Choir rehearsal
9:00a Finance Committee
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Fellowship Committee
Café Italia Sunday, Ira E Woods
Church Master Calendar
Fill out TIme and Talent form
Save the Date

Sunday, June 16
9:00a Donuts for Dads
11:00a Swing Set Bake Sale

Monday–Friday, June 17-21
GRACE Feed Our Kids

Sunday, June 23
11:15a Congregational Meeting
8:00p Pool Party, Trophy Club Community Pool and Splash Pad

Monday-Friday, July 15-19
Vacation Bible School
Last Week's Videos
Swing Set Bake Sale announcement
Solo by Rhonda Cook and Roger: "On Eagles' Wings"
Pastor Nick's sermon
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Last Sunday members of our choir performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City! The concert, "Immortal Invisible: The Music of Pepper Choplin and Mary McDonald," was conducted by the composers and included a solo by our Director of Music Ministries, Vanessa!
Our singers with composer Pepper Choplin
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Summer Sunday worship with nursery: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school resumes in September

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

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