Wednesday Connections, July 17, 2019
View this email in your browser
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 this Sunday, 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 this 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.
Hi AGLC, it’s your friendly Director of Youth and Family Ministries. I have some exciting news coming out for our fall/winter ministry year. We will be starting a new ministry called Faith Stepping Stones. I know you want to ask 'what is FSS?'.

FSS is a ministry where we celebrate each stepping stone of a youth/person’s life, from Baptism to First Communion, first Bible, first day of school, Affirmation of Baptism, starting high school, getting a driver's license, graduating, going to college, etc. We will celebrate these firsts and lasts together as a congregation.

I can’t wait to tell you about some other new ministries that will be starting here at AGLC in the future. Please continue to read our Wednesday Connections newsletter for further information. God’s Peace! Have a great and safe summer. 
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. Cost is $40. Please contact Mark Etheredge or Jerry Court for questions and to sign up (please sign up by September 1).
This Sunday Mike Masterson will deliver the message. Watch this video for an introduction.
Tuesday night bible study. Gary is leading a study of Dietrich Bonhoeffer this summer. It resumes next week on Tuesday, July 23, at 7:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Room. All are invited!
Vacation Bible School kicked off on Monday with 32 campers and 12 junior counselors. Led by counselors from the Briarwood Retreat Center, VBS continues through this Friday. Better together, transforming community!
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 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 

Monday, July 22
7:00p Stewardship Committee

Tuesday, July 23
7:00p Bible study with Gary

Wednesday, July 24
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Sunday, July 28
9:00a Summer Choir rehearsal
10:00a Worship with nursery
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15
Men's Group Dove Hunt, Roscoe
Last Week's Videos
On our YouTube channel.
Share this Newsletter
Facebook page
YouTube channel
Email us
Copyright © 2019 Abiding Grace Lutheran Church, All rights reserved.

Summer Sunday worship with nursery: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school resumes in September

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
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

Add us to your address book

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp