Wednesday Connections, August 21, 2019
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Confirmation/Middle School News
  • Confirmation registration. Registration for the 2019-2020 Confirmation year is Wednesday, August 21 or 28. It will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and end around 7:30 to 7:45. You can pick either date to register. Our new Confirmation ministry is "Here We Stand" from Augsburg Fortress.
  • Pool party. Hey middle school youth, yeah you 6-8 graders: we are having our first Confirmation/Sunday School gathering on Sunday, August 25, from 12:00–2:00 p.m. at the Etheredge home for a pool party. All parents and youth are invited to attend. I will be talking about the new Confirmation Ministry we’ll be using in the 2019-20 year. We will also get to know one another and start forming those “Incarnational Relationships". I hope to see you out at the Etheredge’s on August 25.  
Gary K (DYFM) God’s Peace!
Seeking Sunday School teachers. The new school year is upon us, starting September 15, and we are seeking Sunday School teachers for our preK-8th grade students (Gary Knutson will lead the High School class). We operate in teaching teams (provides flexible scheduling!) and the curriculum is provided (plenty of activities—you don't need to design your own lessons). Please contact Kristen Etheredge or Gary for more information. Please join us in making an impact in the lives of our youth!
Discussion session. Please join Pastor Nick for a presentation regarding the ELCA Sanctuary Church statement on Wednesday, September 4, at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Following a brief presentation, Pastor Nick will do his best to answer your questions and lead the group through a discussion.
School supply drive to benefit Lutheran World Relief. We will be collecting school supplies during the month of August to assemble kits to send to children in other countries for their education. A list of needed supplies is available online or at the Outreach kiosk.
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 Bishop Erik Gronberg will deliver the message. Watch this video for an introduction.
Summer picnic. Our neighbors at the Islamic Center of Southlake are inviting us to attend a summer picnic on Saturday, August 31, from 5:00–8:00 p.m. Southlake Mayor Laura Hill and other community leaders will be attending. There is a sign up sheet at church so that we can provide them with a count of those attending.
Church of the Damascus Road Golf Invitational. Hit the links to benefit the Church of Damascus Road, a ministry for the incarcerated led by Dan Lund. A fund-raising golf event will be held on Monday, September 9, so save the date. Please look for more information in next week's newsletter.
AFFL. Football season is here. If you're interested in being part of the AGLC Fantasy Football League, please sign up at church this Sunday. The draft will be held in the church conference room on Wednesday, September 4, at 7 p.m.
Briarwood Golf Outing. A golf day benefiting the Briarwood Retreat Center will be held on Friday, September 13, at Bridlewood Golf Club in Flower Mound. Registration and breakfast are at 7:00 a.m., golf begins at 8:30, and lunch and awards follow. Individual and company sponsorship are available. Cost is $110 and you can register online. For more information please contact Tim Draney or Pastor Nick.
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, August 21
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:30p Confirmation registration

Sunday, August 25
9:00a Summer Choir rehearsal
10:00a Worship with nursery
Noon Middle school pool party

Monday, August 26
7:00p Stewardship Committee

Wednesday, August 28
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:30p Confirmation registration

Saturday, August 31
5:00p Summer Picnic at the Islamic Center of Southlake

Sunday, September 1
SIgn-up deadline for Dove Hunt
10:00a Worship with nursery
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Wednesday, September 4
7:00p ELCA statement discussion

Sunday, September 8
10:00a Rally Day

Monday, September 9
Damascus Road Golf Invitational

Friday, September 13
7:00a Briarwood Golf Outing

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 13-15
Men's Group Dove Hunt, Roscoe
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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
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Abiding Grace Lutheran Church
1060 E Highland Street
Southlake, TX 76092

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