Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
19 December 2014
You COULD Host Former Vicar, Chad Smith!
Concordia Theological Seminary's Kantorei, under the direction of Kantor Kevin Hildebrand, will be visiting our choir on Sunday, 4 January 2015.  Former Vicar Chad Smith is one of the choir members. Please consider hosting one or more of the visiting choir members as there are 16 young men and 3 staff members. Hosting involves picking up the choir members from MLC on the evening of Saturday, 3 January, spending one night in your home, breakfast, and bringing the choir members back to the church prior to early service on Sunday morning. It's really a rewarding experience to help these polite, young musicians while on tour. Contact Tessa Pernoud by email or call 713 782 6079 for more information or to sign up.
From the Vicar
Everything is Possible With God
Our faith can be a bit uncomfortable to subscribe to in our modern society.  Did Jonah really survive in the stomach of a fish for three days?  Could Noah and company really manage to collect two of every species and put them in a big wooden box?  These things are difficult to wrap our heads around.  But in the grand scheme of things, are they really that far-fetched?

     We believe that God himself (Jesus Christ) came down to earth as a little baby, born of a virgin, allowed himself to be put to death by creatures of his own making, so that he could pay for every single tiny sin that ever existed and grant eternal life and salvation to damned sinners!  At what point did being swallowed by a fish become unrealistic?

     God has no limits and nothing should be unrealistic when discussing the capabilities of our Lord.  "For nothing will be impossible with God." (Luke 1:37)  So let us rejoice in the inexplicable and miraculous power of our God to save even you and I. 

Sunday's Scripture Readings
Adult Instruction Winter 2015

13 January 2015 - 7 April 2015

Tuesday Nights 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Church Library

 

Why should you come to this class?

1.  To learn more about the basic teachings of the Christian religion.

2. To reaffirm your faith.

3. To join Memorial Lutheran Church as a member.

4. To learn what your children are taught at Memorial Lutheran School.


 

If you are interested in taking this class, please contact Pastor Murray at smurray@mlchouston.org.

Come and join us!

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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For Paul Lodholz, to give him strength as he recovers

For the Hunt family, for faith in this time of grief

Christian Education Night

 

Wednesdays

7 January - 

11 February

 

5:15 Dinner

6:00 Classes

 

Galatians: The Path to Christian Freedom

by Pastor Murray

 

TBD

by Pastor Campbell

 

If you would like to sign up to provide a meal for C.E.N. please contact the church office by responding to this email or calling 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057



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