Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
2 December 2016
Sing and Give Joy With MLC Carolers!
 
Please  join us  after  second  service  on  18 December as  we go caroling to our shut-ins.  
                      All are welcome! 
We  will  meet  in  the narthex directly after second service. We will go for a quick lunch at Jason's Deli and then meet back at the church to begin the route. Music and Maps will be provided. We hope to make 4 stops.
From the Pastor
Adder's Nest
The child had wandered away. He was an active toddler. His mother was focused on washing clothes in the stream outside of town, while she chatted amiably with neighbors. Suddenly she felt a chill run up her spine, though it was a summer day; where was the boy? He had gotten farther than she thought possible, ascending a little hill downstream. She could hear a hundred fanged throats hissing a warning as the boy's hand was descending into an adders' nest. What could she do? She stifled a cry, knowing that if she startled him, it could have tragic consequences. She began to run toward him. Isaiah tells this story in Isaiah 11. Come see how it turns out on Sunday.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: LSB  354, 518 (sz 1,24,3), 344, 954, 342, 359, 349
poinsettias
Order Your Poinsettia Today!
Plants are $8.50 each. Order one in memory/honor of a loved one, as a gift for your secret pal, or even for yourself. 

Call the church office by noon, Friday 16 December
713 782 6079 or email  Tessa.
 
We are asking for the plants to remain in the church until after late service on 1 January 2017.
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 the family of Gerald Tackett

For Ellen Brda as she recovers

For Bobbi Phelps as she undergoes therapy

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
The Quempas Carol is a beautiful tradition dating back to Medieval times. The choir is stationed at the four corners of the sanctuary, symbolizing the proclamation of the Good News of Christ's birth to the four corners of the world. Part of the choir also sings the story of Christ's birth from the balcony. This is a simple, beautiful way to sing with the choir. If you are interested in singing the Quempas Carol at the 10:00 PM candlelight Service on Christmas Eve, or would like more information, please contact Cantor Muth Older children and adults are encouraged to participate!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057