Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
7 February 2014
MLC Welcomed 33 New Members
This past Sunday we welcomed 33 new members into our congregation. Our congregational membership continues to soar. When you see someone whom you don't know, please greet them and ask, "How long have you been coming here." They may answer "2 months" or "20 years." In either case, you will have met someone new to you.
From the Pastor
5th Sunday After the Epiphany

In this Sunday's reading from the Gospel of Matthew we have a portion of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount.  After establishing who we are in Christ (blessed!), Jesus explains the nature of our common Christian calling in this world.  He says we are to be both salt and light.  Christians are called to be salt in the way salt was once used a preservative for food working against decay.  We are called to be light in the way light brings knowledge and understanding to what was formerly obscured by darkness.  We are not salt and light in order to gain God's love and favor.  For Christ's sake, we already have God's love and favor.  We are blessed to be God's salt and God's light in this world praying that others will, through the means of God's grace, come to "give glory to [our] Father who is in heaven" (Mat. 5:16).  

Who's New?

Deva Fowler is originally from San Diego, CA but moved to Houston in 2006 after graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA.

 

She transferred to MLC from St. Mark Lutheran Church upon deciding to send my daughter Ferah, age 3, to Memorial Lutheran School.

 

Deva started her career in the accounting & finance field with Deloitte & Touche, LLP.  However, she now work as an Oil & Gas Accountant.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, Zumba & traveling.

 

Welcome to Deva and Ferah. We are glad you are here at MLCS!

We Need Your Help!

If you are able to help provide a CEN meal or an Adult Instruction lunch, please contact Tessa in the church office. 713 782 6079. She can provide details and expected attendance.

 

CEN Meals take place on Wednesday evenings at 5:15 PM. Available dates are 19, and 26 February.

 

Adult Instruction lunches require set up before 12:30 PM on Sunday afternoons. Available dates are 9,16,23,30 March and 6 and 13 April.

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ of Memorial Lutheran Church and School: 

 

It has been almost one month since we left Tucson, AZ and arrived here in Houston, TX.  Uprooting one's life and putting it into boxes, receiving those boxes in a new city, setting up a new home, coming to a new school, preaching the first sermon, and leading the first Service have all presented different challenges to each member of our family.  From the very first day, the people of Memorial have received us warmly and with open arms.  You have showered us with your prayers, gifts, and other means of support.  We truly appreciate all that you have done to help us. God's blessings to you all! 

 

-Pastor Pacey, Clarissa, Rachel, and Kirk Pacey

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 Pacey Family, Pastor, Clarissa, Rachel, and Kirk, as they settle into a new home and church

For Cantor Janet Muth, who has a call to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI.

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia

For John Meyer, who will undergo foot surgery

Prime Timer's Valentine's Event

Uncle Phil wants YOU to enjoy Valentine's Day  with your sweetheart and your Christian Family while eating Goose Gumbo. Please pitch in and bring a side dish or dessert or dessert to share. BYOB.

 

Where: Memorial Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

 

When: Saturday 15 February at 6:30 PM

 

R.S.V.P. to Ruth Hanson by 12 February at ruthhanson@hotmail.com

or 979 253 0380.

 

Of course dress is camouflage. Pink for the ladies! No Duck Calls required.

Ohio-Bound? 
Messiah Lutheran Church, Middletown, OH and the Rev. Dan Herb will be holding a Service of Godspeed for the St-Onge family on Sunday 16 February at 3:00 PM.  The service will be followed by a reception with light refreshments.  If you are able to come, we would love to see you!  Location information and driving directions are available at: mlcm.org.  Middletown is between Cincinnati and Dayton, about 40 minutes north of the Kentucky border on I-75 and 30 minutes south of I-70 on I-75.  
 

 

Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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