Wednesday Connections, January 30, 2019
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Estate planning workshop. Join us this Saturday, February 2, at 9:00 a.m. for an estate planning workshop hosted by the Stewardship Committee and Thrivent. The event is free and will educate you about wills, trusts, and planned giving. This is purely educational—there will be no pressure or obligation to purchase any products or services from Thrivent. Breakfast will be provided.
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 for 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.
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.
Superbowl briskets. Please join the Men's Group this Saturday, February 2, to smoke the briskets for our yearly fundraiser. The fire and seasoning start at 8:00 a.m. Once the briskets are in the smokers, it's fellowship time as we maintain the fires. Help is needed on Sunday morning to slice the briskets. Please contact Jerry Court if you can help.
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 on 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.
Grace Café. Support our Youth program by attending an amazing Grace Café dinner on Saturday evening, February 9. Please contact Taylor if you are interested.
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.
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, January 30
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Saturday, February 2
7:30a Emmaus staff training
8:00a Men's Group brisket cook
9:00a Estate planning workshop

Sunday, February 3
Brisket pick-up
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Worship and Music Comm.
Noon Youth Committee

Monday, February 4
7:00p Praise Ensemble rehearsal
7:00p Property Committee

Tuesday, February 5
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

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
Café Italia Sunday, Ira E Woods 
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Sunday, February 17
1:00p Beginner Ballroom Dance Class begins

Sunday, February 24
Noon First Communion class
Past Week's Videos
Anthem: "The Journey Home"
Pastor Nick's sermon
A Day at the Movies! Sunday's Congregational Meeting was informative and a lot of fun! If you missed it, the meeting material is available online for you to review.
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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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