Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
12 February 2016
Membership Class: It's Not Too Late!
Adult Instruction
Tuesdays 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
9 February 2016 - 10 April 2016
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. Come and join us!
From the Pastor
God Stands Behind His Word
The theme of our Lenten services (Wednesday, noon and 7:00 PM) is the Sacrament of the Altar. The Lutheran Church's teaching on the Supper is very simple. Jesus says, "This is my body." This statement means that the bread distributed at His own command from the altar of our churches is His body. How? By the power of the Word of God. Beyond that, we have no idea how. But that's really true of the main teachings of the Bible. How can Christ be God and man? How could God die? I don't know. I only know what God has said has happened in the incarnation and at the death of Christ on the cross. God said it. We believe it. God stands behind His Word.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 646, 766, 942, 708, 508, 666, 728
Lenten Service Times
Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM
24 February - Lent 2 Midweek
2 March - Lent 3 Midweek
9 March - Lent 4 Midweek
16 March - Lent 5 Midweek
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 France Stenberg asking for healing

For John Hatteberg- to bring him strength and confidence

For Leslie Roch as she finishes treatment

For Diva Pilli as she seeks treatment
 
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Egg-celent Help Needed!
The Parish Education Board is in need of one or two volunteers to coordinate and execute the Annual MLC Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday.  We would greatly appreciate your consideration of this opportunity so we can provide this wonderful event again this year to our children.  An easy to follow task list and decorated boxes for Easter Egg donations will be provided.   
If you are interested, please contact Rev. Gaub or  713 782 4022.
Thank you!
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057