Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
3 March 2017
Lenten Service Times
Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM
8 March - Lent 1 Midweek
15 March - Lent 2 Midweek
22 March- Lent 3 Midweek
29 March - Lent 4 Midweek
5 April - Lent 5 Midweek

From the Vicar
Life and Death
In this week's Epistle lesson, Romans 5:12-19, Paul tells us that sin came into the world through Adam, and, as a result, Adam and all his descendants, all people, are sinful. Paul tells us that death reigned from Adam to Moses. Indeed, death seems to be an unbeatable force. However, Paul also tells us that, just as death came into the world through Adam, the second Adam, Jesus Christ, brings us life through His death and resurrection. Unlike the first Adam, Christ doesn't fall into sin, bringing us more death, but rather, He brings us forgiveness of sins and life.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Genesis 3:1-21                                        
Matthew 4:1-11

Hymns: LSB  656, 766 (stanza 9), 942, 562, 561, 424, 418
One Lenten Lunch Left- Help!
Please consider providing or teaming up with a friend to provide a lunch during Lent. We still have one Wednesday, 22 March available. Lenten Lunch attendance is around 25 people and requires set-up before the noon service lets out and subsequent clean-up directly after. If you are able to help, please contact the church office at 713 782 6079.
If you have suggestions about things that you'd like to see in the Memorial Messenger, please let the office staff know. We would love to hear from you.

Sincerely,
Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Kirstyn Harvey as she recovers from surgery

For Ellen Brda as she seeks therapy

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Get Filtered, Help MLS!
Did you know you can purchase your air filters online, have them shipped direct to your home, and support our school?  For every case of 4 filters you purchase, MLS receives $10.00. Prices, including shipping, are comparable to big box stores.
Try it out and share this link with family and friends. Anyone, anywhere can use this service! 
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057