Wednesday Connections, June 5, 2019
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Abiding Grace is having a Pool Party at the Trophy Club Community Pool and Splash Pad on Sunday, June 23, 8:00-10:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to invite family and friends—we can accommodate 300 people! You may bring food and drinks (no alcoholic beverages). Sign up at the Fellowship kiosk for this fun night!
Vacation Bible School registration is open! Briarwood will be holding VBS at Abiding Grace on July 15-19 for youth ages 5-10, and we want you to be there! Registration forms are available online, can be requested from Taylor, or can be picked up at the Fellowship kiosk in church. Older youth are encouraged to be Junior Counselors—talk to Taylor for more information.
Feed Our Kids began on Monday. Abiding Grace is providing lunches daily to about 100 children at GRACE in Grapevine for the remainder of this week, led by Pete Etheredge, and again on June 17-21. You can still volunteer to prepare, serve, or provide food and desserts. Sign up at the Outreach kiosk at church.
Summer Choir will be starting on Sunday, June 16, and continuing throughout the summer. There will be a rehearsal at 9:00 a.m. to learn the piece which will then be sung at that morning's worship service. This is a great opportunity to try out choir with a one-morning commitment! Contact Vanessa if interested—or just show up on Sunday morning, June 16!
Cooking oil. The GRACE Food Pantry has expanded its coverage and now averages over 30 families per day. All families need cooking oil, and the Outreach Committee is having a cooking oil drive during the month of June to help cover this increase. Please help by donating 48 oz. bottles of any type of cooking oil—consider increasing your current donations of cooking oil, if you can. Our goal for June is 225 bottles. Watch the number of donations grow!
Donuts for Dads. Come early on Sunday, June 16, at 9:00 a.m. as we have donuts (and muffins) for dads to celebrate all the men in our lives and all they do for Abiding Grace. Please join us and acknowledge your dads, husbands, uncles, sons, friends, neighbors—all those important guys in your life. 
Swing Set Bake Sale. Have you noticed the kids enjoying themselves on that old, rickety wooden swing set? Concerned for safety, we would like to replace it with a commercial grade set with a cost of about $3,100. To help raise funds, there will be a bake sale on Sunday, June 16, at 11:00 a.m. A member has agreed to match all donations up to a total of $1,500. You can sign up to bring items for the sale at the Fellowship kiosk.
Congregational meeting. A semi-annual meeting of the congregation will be held on Sunday, June 23, immediately after worship. Among items on the agenda are election of new Church Council members and approval of the FY 2020 budget. Please plan to attend this important meeting.
Torchy's with Taylor. The final 'Torchy's with Taylor' will be on Sunday, June 23, after the congregational meeting (about 12:15). Let's grab chips and queso one last time together, and you can also get to know Gary Knutson, our new Director of Family Ministries, a little better! Let Taylor know if you plan to be there. 
Last Saturday Pastor Kathryn Saunders-Allen was ordained here at Abiding Grace. It was a wonderful day!
Keep in prayer. Please keep the following people in your prayers: Sandy, Jeff, Arty, Dawn, Sarah, Tracy, Mona, Mimi, Shirley, Mike, Arthur, Elenor, Charles, Elaine, Linda, Rich, Martha, Terri, Kay, Davey, Jim, Corbin, Chris, Tommy, David, Hill family, Rachel, Lindsey, Karseno and Langsdale families, Jason, Piper family, Klym family, Merrye, Lorraine, Joan, and Carl.
This Week and Next

Wednesday, June 5
10:00a GRACE Feed Our Kids
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Thursday, June 6
10:00a GRACE Feed Our Kids

Friday, June 7
10:00a GRACE Feed Our Kids

Saturday, June 8
9:30a Women's Group breakfast at Black Walnut Cafe, Colleyville

Sunday, June 9
Day of Pentecost
10:00a Worship with nursery
Café Italia Sunday, Ira E Woods

Monday, June 10
7:00p Church Council meeting

Tuesday, June 11
7:00p Bible Study with Pr. Nick

Wednesday, June 12
5:45p Via de Cristo/Emmaus

Sunday, June 16
9:00a Donuts for Dads
9:00a Summer Choir rehearsal
10:00a Worship with nursery
11:00a Swing Set Bake Sale
Church Master Calendar
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Save the Date

Monday–Friday, June 17-21
10:00a GRACE Feed Our Kids

Sunday, June 23
11:15a Congregational Meeting
12:15p Torchy's with Taylor
8:00p Pool Party, Trophy Club Community Pool and Splash Pad

Monday-Friday, July 15-19
9:00a Vacation Bible School
Last Week's Videos
Anthem at Ordination of Kathryn: "I Have Felt the Hand of God"
Pastor Nick's sermon at Kathryn's Ordination
Ordination of Pastor Kathryn Saunders-Allen
Pastor Nick's sermon
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Summer Sunday worship with nursery: 10:00 a.m.
Sunday school resumes in September

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

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