Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
26 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
Teachable Moments
In this Sunday's Epistle, St. Paul talks about Israel as they moved from the bondage of Egypt, through the desert, and to the promised land.  While on the way, the people were sustained by God through the divine gifts of water, manna, and quail.  In spite of God's mercies, many hardened their hearts against God.  As a result, many died in the desert before entering the promised land. 
 
St. Paul then tells us that these people and these events serve as examples to us.  They teach us.  We are in a position very much like those who were in the desert.  We have been delivered from bondage (sin) and are being brought through a hostile place (the world).  Along the way, we are sustained by God's divine gifts of Word and Sacrament.  In the end, we will come to the promised land, Heaven itself, and there receive all that God has promised.  
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 614, 766, 942, 823, 607, 618, 421
Lenten Service Times
Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM
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 strength

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