Wednesday Connections, February 6, 2019
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Share the Love Family Fun Night at Abiding Grace. On Saturday, February 16, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., all are invited to a fun evening (bring a friend!). Events include
  • Preview dance lessons with the Holtes
  • Board games: bring your favorite games and a card table
  • Chili and soup potluck: bring a crock-pot of your family's favorite to share. We'll have chips, crackers, cornbread, cheese, and dessert.
If you have any questions, please contact Carol Court or Dee Rose.
First Communion class. All children are welcome to join us for a First Communion class on Sunday, February 24, at noon (after the 11:00 a.m. service). The First Communion celebration will be on Sunday, March 3, or whenever parents are available. Please contact Taylor with any questions.
Gatehouse is a supportive living community for women, single or with children, who are leaving a crisis such as abuse, poverty, homelessness, tragic divorce, or other reason. Located in Grapevine, Gatehouse is in need of volunteer groups to provide meals for their Tuesday and Thursday evening support groups (15-20 people). If you are interested in helping with this ministry (at least 12 years old), please sign up at the Outreach kiosk. We will be assembling teams of four to six people to provide meals on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on interest. For questions, please contact Lori Anderson.
Cowtown Brush Up. The Outreach Committee is assembling a team for the Cowtown Brush Up on Saturday, April 6. This is a program of Habitat for Humanity, and we will be painting one house in Fort Worth for a family or individual in need. Registration opens February 19, and team slots fill up quickly (we need at least 20 for a team). If you are interested, please sign up at the Outreach kiosk. Please contact Lori Anderson if you have any questions.
Youth escape room outing. On Sunday, February 24, we're planning an escape room outing! We don't have a specific room/location set yet—Taylor needs to see how many youth are interested before booking. Please let Taylor know if you're interested, so she can determine our space needs.
February worship. Throughout the month of February, several of the liturgy and hymn selections for worship will be written by African and African-American composers in celebration of Black History Month.
"Love Your Neighbor" food donation drive. The GRACE Food Pantry expects an increased need for food and other items during February. In particular need are shampoo, conditioner, canned beef stew, dry pinto beans, white rice, and spaghetti sauce. To help, please place donations in the box near the Outreach kiosk. For questions, please see Lori Anderson or Laura Hopkins.
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 this 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.
AGLC fleece. If you would like to order an Abiding Grace fleece jacket, please sign up at the Fellowship kiosk. For further information and options, please contact Pastor Nick.
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.
Holy Land Trip 2020. Deposits are still being accepted for the Holy Land trip, February 4-13, 2020. For more information please visit or contact Kathy or Michael Humen.
Last Saturday, the Men's Group smoked 30 briskets under the leadership of pitmaster Jerry Court.
Proceeds support the Fishes and Loaves Food Pantry at Good Shepherd in Irving and Men's Group projects.
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, February 6
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Friday, February 8
6:00p Pajama Party at Kim Haggerty's home

Saturday, February 9
9:30a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville
6:00p Grace Café

Sunday, February 10
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
10:00a Finance Committee
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Fellowship Committee
Noon Website/Visibility Comm.
Café Italia Sunday, Ira E Woods 

Monday, February 11
7:00p Praise Ensemble rehearsal
7:00p Church Council meeting

Tuesday, February 12
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, February 13
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Saturday, February 16
7:30a Emmaus Training
5:00p Share the Love Family Fun Night

Sunday, February 17
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
10:00a Outreach Committee
11:00a Worship with nursery
1:00p Ballroom dancing lessons 
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Sunday, February 24
Noon First Communion class
Youth escape room outing

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday
Past Week's Videos
Piano prelude by Roger
Choir anthem: "They'll Know We Are Christians"
Praise Ensemble anthem: "Joy of the Lord"
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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