Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
20 February 2015
Lenten Service Times

Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM

25 February - Lent 1 Midweek

4 March - Lent 2 Midweek

11 March - Lent 3 Midweek

18 March - Lent 4 Midweek 

25 March - Lent 5 Midweek 

From the Pastor
"Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world" (Galatians 6:14). To make sense of the suffering of the Savior, we need to recognize and believe that we need to be rescued from the depths of our depravity. It is a miracle of God's Word that we should be aware of our total and deathly sinfulness. Only those who know their need will be able to say that His suffering and death are "for me." Here is the faith which the cross both solicits and gives. Those who trust that the One who is crucified are settled in Christ's salvation.
Sunday's Scripture Readings

Genesis 22:1-18                          

Who's New?
John and Debbie Whittington are two of our newest members. They were officially welcomed at our most recent New Member Sunday. They were searching for a church that taught law and Gospel and practiced word and sacrament and found both here at Memorial Lutheran. Debbie is a middle school math teacher and John is a financial advisor. The Whittingtons have two grown daughters and two amazing grandchildren. They are happy to be part of the fellowship here at MLC and we are certainly happy they are here. Welcome!
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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, asking for strength as he recovers

For the St-Onge family as they prepare for his new call

For Walter Friend as he begins treatment

Looking to Serve at MLC?

Please consider providing or teaming up to provide a Lenten Lunch. Lenten Lunch attendance is around 20 members and requires set-up before the noon service lets out (~1:00 PM) and subsequent clean-up directly after. Dates that are available are 25 February, 4 March, and 25 March. Please help us fill this need!  If you are able to help, please contact the church office at 713 782 6079.
 

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Houston, TX 77057