Wednesday Connections, December 19, 2018
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Worship Schedule. Please join us for worship this Christmas season (nursery provided for all services)
  • Sunday, December 23: One service at 10:00 a.m. (with Cantata)
  • Christmas Eve: Candlelight services at 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 30: Regular worship times of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Come and celebrate the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love of Christmas this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Love Came Down at Christmas by Joel Raney will be presented by the Lift Every Voice choir and Abiding Grace Orchestra. There is only one service at 10:00 this week. We hope to see you there—all are welcome!
Christmas Eve worship volunteers. If you can help by being a worship assistant for either the 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve worship service, please sign up at the Worship kiosk.
Midweek Advent worship services are held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during Advent. This Wednesday, December 19, is the final of this Advent and will be a Longest Night service. All are welcome! If you are interested in writing an Advent devotion this year which will be emailed to members during Advent, please contact Pastor Nick.
Secret Sisters. It is time to draw for Secret Sisters for 2019. A Secret Sister is someone to pray for daily for one year; celebrate her special occasions with a small gift or card; secretly let her know she is loved and prayed for. You will reveal your identity at the end of the year. Sign-up forms are available at the Fellowship kiosk. Please return your completed form to the the kiosk by January 13. For more information, please contact Dee Rose.
2020 Holy Land trip. Deposits are being accepted through the end of the year for the Holy Land trip for February 4–13, 2020. We are trying to get an accurate count of how many will be on the trip. For more information, please visit or contact Kathy Humen.
ELCA Good Gifts. Looking for a last-minute gift for someone who already has everything? Shop ELCA Good Gifts and give the gift of water, farm animals, education, or another meaningful gift to someone around the world who really needs it—all in the name of your friend or loved one.
Winter bowling. Thursday night winter bowling leagues at Main Event begin on Thursday, January 10, and run through February 28. Registration is now open to join one of the Abiding Grace teams. Please sign up either in-person at Main Event or by phone at 817-416-1111. Cost is $8 per week per person. If you have questions please contact Jim Perkins or Nick Tomlin.
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, Kelli, and Roger.
Upcoming Weeks

Wednesday, December 19
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:00p Handbell rehearsal
7:00p Advent Evening Worship
7:30p Choir/Orch. rehearsal

Sunday, December 23
10:00a Worship with Cantata (one service only)

Monday, December 24
5:00p Christmas Eve worship
7:00p Christmas Eve worship

Sunday, December 30
9:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Worship with nursery

Monday, December 31
2020 Holy Land Trip deposit due

Wednesday, January 2
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Saturday, January 5
8:00a Men's Group breakfast

Sunday, January 6
9:00a Worship with nursery
(No Sunday School today)
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Worship and Music Comm.
Noon Youth Committee meeting

Note: Wednesday Connections is a taking a week off—the next issue will be January 2.
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Sunday, January 13
4:00p Ronald McDonald House Meals from the Heart
Past Week's Videos
Sunday School Choir Christmas program: "To Bethlehem"
Small ensemble offertory: "Days of Elijah"
Pastor Nick's sermon
Caroling at The Carlyle and visiting with member Joan Wilt last Sunday
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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

Our address is (see map)
Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street
Southlake, TX 76092

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