Wednesday Connections, July 11, 2018
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Tribute to Jim Blood Drive. The Carter BloodCare bus will be at Abiding Grace this Sunday, July 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You can sign up online or check for an opening at church on Sunday. Honor the memory of member Jim Fawks by donating the life-giving gift of blood. Please contact Lori Anderson if you have any questions.
Vacation Bible School. VBS is coming to Abiding Grace next week, Monday-Friday, July 16-20. Led by counselors from Briarwood, VBS is for children ages 5-10. Older children are invited to participate as junior counselors. VBS meets at the church each day from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is no charge. If your children are interested in attending, please contact Taylor to sign up.
New Member lunch Sunday. If you have recently joined Abiding Grace or would like to know more about our programs, please join us for lunch after church this Sunday, July 15. Pastor Nick and other leaders, including our Council president Tony Seris, will lead conversations on the many opportunities there are at Abiding Grace. We will meet at Café Italia on 2647 Ira E Woods Ave in Grapevine. We welcome you and any new ideas you might have about helping our church to grow and serve!
Christmas in July! Join us for worship on Sunday, July 22, for a special Christmas in July service.
Council committee liaisons. Each Church Council member is a liaison to one of the committees of the church. Below are this year's assignments. If you have a question about any committee's ministries, you can contact the committee chair or the council liaison.
GRACE Food Pantry. Please remember our ongoing commitment to the GRACE Food Pantry by bringing one or more 48 oz. bottles of cooking oil (any type) to church to help those in need. 
Trip to the Holy Land. A trip to the Holy Land is being organized for February 2020. We would like to understand who might be interested in going. Please contact Michael or Kathy Humen or sign up at church if you have any interested in joining us. More information will be forthcoming.  
ALCM Conference. Calvary Lutheran Church in Richland Hills is hosting a conference for Lutheran church musicians on Thursday and Friday, July 19-20. The conference will include worship services, sessions for choir and handbells, and a hymn festival. If you would like to participate in the conference choir or orchestra, please contact Vanessa or James Crixell.
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Samantha, Ron, Sandy, Debbie, Alan, Jerry, LaRue, Gary, Pam, Lorraine, Berniece, Buddy, Darla, Piper family, Mishoe family, Wagner/Meinen families, Brenda and Kelly, Joan, Virginia, Lara and Gabe, Sean, Gae, Peters family, Adam, Bria, Troy, Jett, Jillian, Melva, Corbin, D, and Roger.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, July 11
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Saturday, July 14
9:30a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville

Sunday, July 15
9:00a Tribute to Jim Blood Drive
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:45a Café Italia lunch for new members, Ira E Woods Av Grpvn

Monday, July 16
9:00a Vacation Bible School
7:00p Stephen Ministry superv.

Tuesday, July 17
9:00a Vacation Bible School
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, July 18
9:00a Vacation Bible School
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Thursday, July 19
Noon ALCM Conference, Calvary
9:00a Vacation Bible School

Friday, July 20
9:00a Vacation Bible School
9:00a ALCM Conf., Calvary
3:00p Youth shower for Taylor

Sunday, July 22
Christmas in July
8:00a Handbell rehearsal
9:00a Choir/orchestra rehearsal
10:00a Worship with nursery
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Sunday, September 9
Rally Day
Past Week's Videos
Anthem: "I Was Glad When They Said"
Pastor Nick's sermon
Pavilion dedication
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Summer Sunday worship with nursery: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school for all ages: resumes in September

Rev. Nick Billardello, Pastor
Taylor Skoglund, 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-Th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.): 817-601-7128

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Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street
Southlake, TX 76092

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