Wednesday Connections, December 12, 2018
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A Children's Christmas Program will be presented this Sunday, December 16, during the 11:00 a.m. worship service. Come and see as our children take us To Bethlehem for the most amazing event! It's a great Sunday to invite your neighbors and friends.
Christmas Eve worship volunteers. If you can help by being a worship assistant for either the 5:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve worship service, please sign up at the Worship kiosk.
Midweek Advent worship services are held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays during Advent. This Wednesday, December 12, will be a Taizé service. All are welcome! If you are interested in writing an Advent devotion this year which will be emailed to members during Advent, please contact Pastor Nick.
Property workday. Please help us get our property ready for Christmas at a workday this Saturday, December 15, at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome!
Angel Tree. Please return your Angel Tree presents with the white angel gift tag attached by this Sunday, December 16. Thank you.
The choir and orchestra will present Joel Raney's cantata "Love Came Down at Christmas" on Sunday, December 23. There will be a single worship service that Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Invite your family and friends!
2020 Holy Land trip. Deposits are being accepted through the end of the year for the Holy Land trip for February 4–13, 2020. We are trying to get an accurate count of how many will be on the trip. For more information, please visit or contact Kathy Humen.
Winter bowling. Thursday night winter bowling leagues at Main Event begin on Thursday, January 10, and run through February 28. Registration is now open to join one of the Abiding Grace teams. Please sign up either in-person at Main Event or by phone (Esma Rodriguez of Main Event is the coordinator).
ELCA Good Gifts. Looking for a last-minute gift for someone who already has everything? Shop ELCA Good Gifts and give the gift of water, farm animals, education, or another meaningful gift to someone around the world who really needs it—all in the name of your friend or loved one.
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Samantha, Ron, Debbie, Alan, Jerry, LaRue, Gary, Pam, Lorraine, Berniece, 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, December 12
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:00p Handbell rehearsal
6:30p Confirmation
6:30p Orchestra rehearsal
7:00p Advent Evening Worship
7:30p Choir rehearsal

Saturday, December 15
9:00a Property work day
9:30a Women's Christmas brunch

Sunday, December 16
Bring Angel Tree gifts to church
9:00a Worship with nursery
10:00a Sunday School
11:00a Worship with Children's Christmas program
12:30p Caroling at The Carlyle
6:00p High school bonfire at the Harringtons

Monday, December 17
6:30p Stephen Minister suprv.

Wednesday, December 19
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus
6:00p Handbell rehearsal
7:00p Advent Evening Worship
7:30p Choir/Orch. rehearsal

Sunday, December 23
10:00a One service only: Worship with Cantata
Church Master Calendar
Save the Date

Monday, December 24
5:00p Christmas Eve worship
7:00p Christmas Eve worship

Monday, December 31
2020 Holy Land Trip deposit due

Sunday, January 13
4:00p Ronald McDonald House Meals from the Heart
Lost-and-found items are in a box in the kitchen. Please check to see if any items are yours—all unclaimed items will be donated or discarded on February 1. Going forward, lost-and-found items will be purged regularly.
Past Week's Videos
Women's Ensemble anthem: "A Midwinter Carol"
Lisa Harrington's homily
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Endowment Corner

A planned gift is a contribution that is arranged in the present and allocated at a future date. Planned gifts have a unique power. 

A planned gift is different from regular giving and goes beyond the gifts we make throughout the year. Often, people think about planned gifts when making their will or estate plan. They can also be made as part of a financial plan at any time. 

A planned gift is ideal when you have a strong commitment to a place, cause, or a mission you love, like the church. Planned giving is a tool that everyone can use for the causes they care about most. There can be interesting benefits to planned gifts, as they can be tailored to suit your needs and goals. For instance, planned givers may receive tax benefits or even lifetime incomes.

We hope to use planned gifts at Abiding Grace Lutheran Church with our Endowment Fund, because this fund ensures that our mission continues. The Endowment Fund is designed to grow over time, and helps us to live out our mission and reach our goals. It’s an especially good resource for long-term plans and projects that may not find sufficient resources in annual budgets.

For more details, such as how you can give above-and-beyond to the Endowment Fund or how to specify the Endowment Fund in your will or estate plan, contact Ray Morrell, Pastor Nick at 817-601-7128, or the InFaith Community Foundation at 800-365-4172 (where our Endowment Fund is held).

Also, look for details about a Planned Giving Workshop coming to AGLC in early 2019!
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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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