Wednesday Connections, February 13, 2019
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Share the Love Family Fun Night at Abiding Grace. This 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.
New Member Sunday, February 24. We will be welcoming new members on Sunday, February 24, at the 11:00 a.m. service. Pastor Nick will lead a class beforehand at 10:15 in the Fellowship Room to provide a brief history of our church, give our vision for the future, and answer any questions about Abiding Grace. Joining our church family only requires filling out a simple New Member Form which is available at church or online.
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.
The "Love Your Neighbor" donation drive to help the GRACE Food Pantry and the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth is being held during the month of February. A list of items for both organizations is located at the Outreach kiosk and includes shampoo, conditioner, canned beef stew, dry pinto beans, white rice, spaghetti sauce, towels, and pillowcases. To help, please place donations in the box near the Outreach kiosk. Please see Lori Anderson or Laura Hopkins if you have any questions.
Thank you ladies! Your generosity provides new, warm, and comfortable pajamas this Valentine's Day for 38 homeless women. —Kim Haggerty
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 this 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.
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 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 

Monday, February 18
7:00p Praise Ensemble rehearsal
7:00p Stephen Minister suprv.

Tuesday, February 19
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, February 20
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:15p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
7:00p Choir rehearsal
8:00p Orchestra rehearsal

Sunday, February 24
New Member Sunday
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
10:15a New Member class
11:00a Worship with nursery
Noon First Communion class
Noon Member Care Comm.
1:00p Ballroom dancing lessons
Youth Escape Room outing  
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Wednesday, March 6
Ash Wednesday
Past Week's Videos
Prelude by Roger Burnell
Opening hymn: "Come, We That Love the Lord"
Choir anthem: "Hark, the Voice of Jesus Calling"
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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