Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
4 March 2016
Lenten Service Times
Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM
9 March - Lent 4 Midweek
16 March - Lent 5 Midweek
From the Pastor
If You Are a Sinner
This Sunday's Gospel is the parable of the Lost Son in Luke 15. What a powerful story this is; illustrating and giving to us the attitude of our heavenly Father toward us. The father in the story responds to his crabbing self-righteous son that he was compelled to receive back to sonship the lost son: "It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found" (Luke 15:32). If you are a sinner, you will want to be in church on Sunday to hear this message for yourself! Your Father is rushing out to greet you.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 608, 766, 972 (printed), 571, 612, 568
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord 
Palm Sunday 20 March  8:15 AM & 11:00 AM
Holy Monday 21 March 7:00 PM
Holy Tuesday 22 March 7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday 23  March 7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday 24  March 7:00 PM
Good Friday 25  March 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil 26  March 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday 27  March 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM
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 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
Easter Eggs Needed! 
Anyone interested in donating plastic, filled eggs for the MLC Easter Egg Hunt, please leave your donations in one of the boxes located in the Commons, Nursery, or School Office by Friday, 25 March.
*Please make sure any candy is wrapped. 
*Please fill only with candy that is peanut-free and safe to eat/not a choking hazard for children under age 3 (i.e., no gobstoppers, laffy taffy, etc.) 
*Easter stickers, small crosses, etc. are other great ideas for stuffing eggs.   
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057