Wednesday Connections, July 10, 2019
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Vacation Bible School registration is open! Briarwood will be holding VBS at Abiding Grace next week on July 15-19 for youth ages 5-10, and we want you to be there. Registration forms are available online, or can be picked up at the Fellowship kiosk in church. Please sign up this week! Older youth are encouraged to be Junior Counselors—please talk with Gary for more information.
Stephen Ministry is an important member care and outreach of Abiding Grace. If you have ever thought you would like to be a Stephen Minister, a new training class will begin on September 16. There will be an information meeting after worship on July 21 to answer any questions you may have about becoming a Stephen Minister. Anyone interested is invited to this brief meeting. 
Installation of Pastor Kathryn. The Rev. Kathryn Saunders-Allen, who was ordained at AGLC last month, will be formally installed as the pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving on Sunday, July 21. The service will be held at Good Shepherd, 2620 W. Grauwyler Rd in Irving, beginning at 4:00 p.m. All are invited! A catered dinner will follow the service.
This Sunday Gary Knutson, our new Director of Family Ministries, will deliver the message. Watch this video for an introduction.
Christmas in July. Come and celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ this Sunday, July 14, at 10 a.m.! We will be singing our favorite Christmas carols.
Member Care Committee volunteers needed. Do you love to help members feel welcomed and loved? Do you enjoy helping to create warm environments for our members? Do you like celebrations and helping new members feel our AGLC hospitality? The Member Care Committee is the place to be! Our next meeting is Sunday, August 18, after worship, and we’d love to see you there. For more information, please contact Joan Lucas. We’re excited to hear new ideas, so please join us!
The annual Men's Group Dove Hunt will be September 13-15. Our men's group together with Calvary's will be meeting in Roscoe, Texas. This event is for all men 16 years old and above. We hunt four times: Friday evening, twice on Saturday, and once on Sunday. You can attend whatever fits your schedule. It is a great weekend to enjoy the outdoors and fellowship. Some men come out and do not even hunt, coming for the enjoyment and camaraderie. Please contact Mark Etheredge or Jerry Court for questions and to sign up.
Holy Land Trip. There are a few places remaining in our group trip to Israel next February 2020. Deadline for deposits is August 1 with final payments due October 22. Please contact Michael or Kathy Humen at 817-773-6527 or email to for details.
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, Elaine, Linda, Rich, Corbin, Chris, Tommy, Rachel, Lindsey, Jason, Merrye, Zach, Jordan, Sarah, Betty, Lorna, Tessa and Aaron, Jeremy, Marie, Chris and Kim, Carl, Lorraine, and Joan.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, July 10
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Saturday, July 13
8:00a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville

Sunday, July 14
Christmas in July
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Fellowship Committee
Cafe Italia Sunday, Ira E Woods 

Monday, July 15
9:00a Vacation Bible School
7:00p Stephen Ministry Superv.

Tuesday, July 16
9:00a Vacation Bible School

Wednesday, July 17
9:00a Vacation Bible School
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Thursday, July 18
9:00a Vacation Bible School
7:00p Member Care brainstorm

Friday, July 19
9:00a Vacation Bible School

Sunday, July 21
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Stephen Ministry informational meeting
11:00a Worship and Music
4:00p Installation of Pr. Kathryn Saunders-Allen at Good Shepherd Lutheran, Irving 
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15
Men's Group Dove Hunt, Roscoe
Last Week's Videos
Summer Choir anthem: "On Holy, Holy Ground"
Pastor Nick's sermon
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Summer Sunday worship with nursery: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school resumes in September

Rev. Nick Billardello, Pastor
Gary Knutson, 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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