Organization Sunday, June 5, 2011--what a glorious day!

posted Jun 10, 2011, 4:57 AM by AGLC Webmaster   [ updated Jun 10, 2011, 6:40 AM by Webmaster AGLC ]
It was about one year ago that a small group met with Bishop Kevin Kanouse and Rev. Steve Kanouse at Briarwood Retreat Center. At that meeting the seed was planted to start a new church. It's been an exciting twelve months, and on Sunday, June 5, Abiding Grace became the newest member congregation of the ELCA and the Northern Texas – Northern Louisiana Mission Territory.

On that day we gave thanks for what God has done and celebrated what the Holy Spirit continues to do during a Service of Organization. Bishop Kevin Kanouse presided and nearly a dozen area pastors were present to pray and worship with us. The entire $1,231 offering from the service was sent to ELCA Disaster Response for the recent storm victims in Alabama, Joplin and elsewhere throughout the country.

A celebratory dinner organized by Kim Haggerty and catered by Cafe Italia was held afterwards. It was a grand beginning! To God be given all honor and praise, through Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. Amen!

Thanks to Dwight Langsdale for taking pictures–—some are shown below.