Wednesday Connections, October 16, 2019
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Oktoberfest. Come and celebrate Reformation weekend with us! We'll kick it off with Trunk-or-Treat for kids of all ages on Friday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, October 27, the festivities begin at noon. There will be brisket and brats, live 70's and 80's rock by The 8tracks, a bounce house, face painting, pumpkin decorating, and more! Tickets for Sunday are a suggested donation of $20 per person or $50 per family of three or more and include a full meal. Come and have a great time!
What sets Lutherans apart? Have you ever driven past a Baptist church, or a Methodist church, or an Anglican church and asked “how are we Lutherans different from them?” This Wednesday evening, October 16, we are starting a new adult confirmation class that will explain what sets Lutherans apart, theologically, from other denominations. All are welcome, and all questions are welcome. We will be meeting at 7:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. 
Boo Bingo. We will bringing bingo to the residents of Meadowood Assisted Living Center, Grapevine, this Sunday, October 20, at 1:00 p.m. All ages are welcomed to attend, and feel free to wear costumes! Please sign up at the Outreach kiosk. For questions, please see Karen Hurtado or Lori Anderson.
Mission Freedom devotional workshop. Please join us for a devotional writing workshop this Sunday, October 20, at 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the office building. We will spend time in prayer and meditation and write devotionals together as part of our Mission Freedom campaign process. Come feel the Holy Spirit working with us. You may choose to share your devotional or keep it private.
Cooking oil for GRACE—update: as of Sunday, October 13, we have received 61 bottles of cooking oil for the GRACE Food Pantry October rush. With only two more Sundays in the month, it appears that we may fall short of our goal of 200. Please consider picking up a bottle or two of oil (48 oz. bottles, any variety) and bringing them to church this Sunday. Thanks!
Church work day. There will be a church work day on Saturday, November 2. We will begin at 2:00 p.m. and work during the afternoon. Activities potentially include staining decks; putting up Christmas lights; and cleaning exteriors, gutters, and carpets. Food and drinks will be provided. Individuals should wear personal protective equipment and clothing as deemed necessary, including gloves, eye protection, and closed-toed shoes. Please sign up online if you plan to come. Thank you for your participation!
Care and Connection for college students! Do you have a son or daughter who is a college student? The College Care Committee wishes to keep them connected by including them in our prayers and sending notes, a package, and gift card. Please contact Karen Williams with the address and contact information for your college student. We look forward to supporting our college students and letting them know that Abiding Grace cares about them!
Community breakfast. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving offers breakfast to its neighbors the fourth Saturday of each month. If you wish to help for the next breakfast (October 26) by providing food, serving, or cleaning up, please sign up online at
Holy Land trip. A few places are available for the February 2020 Abiding Grace trip to Israel. If you wish to join us on this amazing journey. please contact Kathy or Michael Humen, Personalized Travel, for more information at or 817-773-6527.
PurpleStride DFW. Team Piper is participating in PurpleStride DFW on Saturday, November 9, to support the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. This organization is making significant strides to change the course of pancreatic cancer and patient outcomes. Watching Curtis battle this horrible disease was heart wrenching. Please consider donating online to the team or joining us at the walk.
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, Linda, Rich, Corbin, Chris, Tommy, Lindsey, Zach, Betty, Chris and Kim, Ken, Amy, LaRue, Dusty, Debbie, Charles, Blake family, Jenni, Roger, Finn, Micah, Carl, Lorraine, Nolan, and Joan.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, October 16
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:30p Confirmation learning evnt.
6:30p Handbell rehearsal
7:15p Adult Confirmation
7:30p Adult choir rehearsal
8:30p Orchestra rehearsal

Sunday, October 20
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School, all ages
11:00a Worship with nursery
12:15p First Bible Class
1:00p Mission Freedom devotional writing workshop
1:00p "Boo Bingo" at Meadowood

Monday, October 21
7:00p Stephen Ministry training
7:00p Stephen Ministry suprv.

Tuesday, October 22
7:00p Bible study with Pr. Nick
7:00p High School Youth Group

Wednesday, October 23
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:30p Confirmation learning evnt.
6:30p Handbell rehearsal
7:15p Adult Confirmation
7:30p Adult choir rehearsal
8:30p Orchestra rehearsal

Thursday, October 24
10:00a Women in Stitches

Friday, October 25
6:30p Family Halloween party

Saturday, October 26
9:30a Community breakfast at Good Shepherd in Irving

Sunday, October 27
Presentation of first Bibles
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School, all ages
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Oktoberfest
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Saturday, November 2
2:00p Church work day

Saturday, November 9
8:00a PurpleStride DFW

Sunday, November 10
5:00p BRAVE 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
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 (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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