Wednesday Connections, September 11, 2019
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Lutheran Disaster Response is responding to aftermath of Hurricane Dorian which struck the Bahamas and southeast US. With your support, Lutheran Disaster Response can provide survivors of this hurricane with immediate relief and accompany them on the long road to recovery. Your online gifts designated for “Hurricane Response” will be used entirely (100 percent) for direct response until it is complete. Together, we can support those whose lives have been impacted.
"Here We Stand." Pastor Nick's two-part sermon series titled "Here We Stand" concludes this Sunday, September 15. Pastor Nick is re-visiting our roots as Lutherans in the modern world. Who are we? What is our purpose? Come as we unpack these intriguing questions of faith.
Rally Day 2019! Sunday School began last week with Rally Day. About 30 students in pre-K to 8th grade participated in addition to high school students and adults. If your child wasn't able to attend Rally Day and register, please come to the Education Building this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. to join in. Thanks to our 2019-2020 Sunday School teaching staff: superintendent Kristen Etheredge, Gary, Carol Court, Joan Lucas, Karen Hurtado, Lindsey Baines, Tanya Erdmann, Rhonda Lane, April Petersen, Jennifer McCliment, Linnea Wolters, and Craig Williamson (adult Sunday School).
Tribute to Jim Blood Drive. The Carter BloodCare bus will be at Abiding Grace on Sunday, October 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., for our annual blood drive. We honor the memory of member Jim Fawks by donating the life-giving gift of blood to those who depend on it. You can sign up online. For questions, please contact Lori Anderson of the Outreach Committee.
Women in Stitches. It is time to crank up the Women in Stitches craft group! We meet the second and fourth Thursday morning of each month at 10:00 in the Fellowship Room. Our first meeting will be in two weeks on September 26. You don’t have to know how to sew, knit, or crochet to be a part of this group. We have projects with ironing, cutting, or just plain, old-fashioned fellowship. There are numerous projects we'll discuss, and you can bring whatever you are working on, too: show-and-tell is how we all get new ideas. We hope to see you on Thursday, September 26, at 10:00 a.m.! If you have any questions, please contact Susie Henning.
Do you love music? Would you like to learn how to sing or play the handbells? Have a passion for praise and worship music? Played an instrument in high school and it's gathering dust? Join the music ministries at Abiding Grace! Our new music rehearsal schedule begins on Wednesday, September 11: 
  • 6:30p Grace Notes Bell Choir
  • 7:30p Lift Every Voice Choir
  • 8:30p Abiding Grace Orchestra
  • (Praise Ensemble rehearsals to be announced soon)
Organ Recital by Roger. Our organist and collaborative pianist, Dr. Roger Burnell, will be presenting a recital on Saturday, September 28, 12:00–1:30 p.m., at Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland Hills. It is part of the Celebratory Concert Series for installation of the new Redman Pipe Organ Opus 100 at Calvary. The program and reception are free and open to the public.
Hangout & Hymns. Join us and Good Shepherd Lutheran for a relaxing evening of hymns and fellowship on Sunday, September 22, at 5:00 p.m. in the AGLC sanctuary. We will sing some old favorites and learn some new hymns as well. Please bring a snack food or beverage to share.
Bowling League is starting again. Sign up is underway for the Thursday night fall bowling season. Bowling will begin on Thursday, September 26, and runs through Thursday, November 14, 7:00 p.m., at Main Event Grapevine. The cost is only $8 per person, per week for 8 weeks ($64 total which must be paid prior September 26). Bowling shoes are required and can be rented at a discounted rate of $1.50 per week. Sign up either in person or by phone at 817-416-1111. Be sure to tell them you are with Abiding Grace so they will place you on our roster. If you have any questions, please contact Jim Perkins or Nick Tomlin.
Holy Land trip. A few places have opened up for the February 2020 trip to Israel due to cancellations. If you wish to join us on this amazing journey. please contact Kathy or Michael Humen, Personalized Travel, for more information at or 817-773-6527.
Community Breakfast! Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Irving is beginning an outreach of offering breakfast to neighbors monthly, and they are inviting Abiding Grace to partner with them. On the fourth Saturday of the month, we'll gather to cook breakfast and share it with our neighbors. Help is needed to gather the food, cooking, cleaning up, and eating with our guests. You can sign up online to help with the first breakfast on Saturday, September 28, at For more information, please contact Pr. Kathryn.
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, Jim, Elaine, David, Susan, Linda, Rich, Corbin, Chris, Tommy, Lindsey, Zach, Betty, Lorna, Chris and Kim, Ken, Amy, LaRue, Dusty, Debbie, Charles, Blake family, Jenni, Carl, Lorraine, and Joan.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, September 11
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:30p Confirmation learn. event
6:30p Handbell rehearsal
7:30p Adult choir rehearsal
8:30p Orchestra rehearsal

Friday, September 13
7:00a Briarwood Golf Outing
Men's Group Dove Hunt, Roscoe

Saturday, September 14
Men's Group Dove Hunt
9:30a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville

Sunday, September 15
Men's Group Dove Hunt
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School, all ages
11:00a Worship with nursery

Monday, September 16
7:00p Stephen Ministry Suprv.

Tuesday, September 17
7:00p Bible study with Pr. Nick
7:00p High School Youth Group

Wednesday, September 18
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:30p Confirmation small group
6:30p Handbell rehearsal
7:30p Adult choir rehearsal
8:30p Orchestra rehearsal

Sunday, September 22
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School, all ages
11:00a Worship with nursery
5:00p Hangout & Hymns
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Thursday, September 26
10:00a Women in Stitches begins
7:00p Fall bowling league begins

Saturday, September 28
9:30a Community breakfast at Good Shepherd in Irving
Noon Organ recital by Roger at Calvary Lutheran, Richland Hills

Wednesday, October 2
7:00p Adult Christian Education with Pastor Nick begins

Sunday, October 6
9:00a Tribute to Jim Blood Drive
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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
Gary Knutson, Director of Youth and Family Ministries
Vanessa Crixell, Director of Choral Ministries and Office Manager
James Crixell, Director of Instrumental Ministries
Dr. Roger Burnell, Organist and Collaborative Pianist
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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