Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
28 March 2014
Are you handy?
Come join us next Saturday 5 April from 8:00 AM-Noon, for Trustee Work Day to do a little sprucing up of the MLCS campus.   It's not all glamorous work but it's needed. Please email Mr. Thacker if you can come help us out. jthacker@mlchouston.org   
From the Vicar
Light For a Despairing World

I have days where I despair of the world because it rejoices in sin and is blind to the truth.  This week's Gospel reading reassures me that Christ is the Light for a dark world. Jesus declares, "As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world" (John 9:5).  Jesus still remains in the world, and comes to us in strange means: words, water, bread, and wine.  These are the means by which He forgives our sin and gives light to a dark and blind world.  This is where our trust rests, not with rulers and princes, but with Jesus, the Light of the World.

Who's New? 

Pastor Heine was born and raised in Nebraska. After teaching in Lutheran schools, he decided to change direction and entered Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Since then, he has served as pastor primarily in western North America. He likes golf, swimming, diving, science fiction, and theology.

 

Melinda, his wife, was born in Minneapolis, raised in Iowa, and later moved to Colorado. She was a teacher before becoming a mother. She enjoys travel, mountains, reading, studying, hiking, swimming, sewing, and NFL football.

 

She and Pastor met on the swim team at Concordia Seward. They have 4 grown children, all living elsewhere (New York, Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii) - and 3 granddaughters.

This Week's Scriptural Lessons
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord

Palm Sunday                    13 April           8:15 AM &                                                                          11:00 AM

Holy Monday                   14 April           7:00 PM

Holy Tuesday                   15 April           7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday              16 April           7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday           17 April           7:00 PM
Good Friday                     18 April           7:00 PM
Easter Vigil                       19 April           8:00 PM
Easter Sunday                  20 April          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 B. J. Hall that the Lord would grant strength and healing
 
For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For Bud O'Bert as he fights against pneumonia.
Lenten Service Times
Wednesdays 
12:00 Noon (light lunch follows) &
7:00 PM
 
2 April - Lent 4
9 April- Lent 5

LWIM Spring Mission Meeting
Will be this Sunday 30 March at 12:30 PM. We will meet in the Commons. All MLC women are invited to attend.
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