Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
21 February 2014
A Give-Away on Giving
The February 2014 Lutheran Witness publication spotlights Stewardship. It covers everything from what Stewardship means and includes to what it means to give life's resources for God's purposes. Whether you are already serving the church or are looking for ways in which to serve, this is a great read. This week, members of our Stewardship board will be in the Narthex handing out this Lutheran Witness publication after each service, one per family to those that request one. "Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he has obtained with his own blood." (Acts 20:28)
From the Vicar
Temple of the Most High
1 Corinthians 3:16, "Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you?" What a great promise.  We who were unworthy and cast out of the presence of God, now have become the dwelling place of the Most High.  God's presence dwells wherever His name is placed.  After Solomon dedicates the Temple to the Lord, God says, "I have heard your prayer and your plea, which you have made before me. I have consecrated this house that you have built, by putting my name there forever. My eyes and my heart will be there for all time" (1 Kings 9:3). In Holy Baptism God has placed His name on each of us.  With the water and the Word God has consecrated us as His temple.  This changes the way we look at one another.  We see one another as the dwelling place of God who Christ has purified with His blood.   It's not just a nice thought, it's our reality.  It's who we are: the temple of the Most High.
Who's New?

Diva Pilli was born and raised in India, lived in New Zealand, and settled here in Houston, Texas. She is a retired Headmistress (principal) of a primary school. Her ancestors were Christians for two generations and worked closely with foreign missionaries in India. Diva just received her US citizenship last week. She has two sons and one daughter. Diva is member of Memorial Lutheran Church and is actively involved in MLC Telugu Ministry. Pastor Sagar Pilli is Diva's youngest son.

 

Welcome Diva!  We are glad to have you at MLC.
We Need Your Help!

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

 

Adult Instruction lunches require set up before 12:30 PM on Sunday afternoons. Available dates are 2,23,30 March and 6 and 13 April.

Lenten Service Times
2 Services each Wednesday
throughout Lent:
 
12:00 Noon (light lunch follows) &
7:00 PM
 
5 March - Ash Wednesday
12 March- Lent 1
19 March- Lent 2
26 March- Lent 3
2 April - Lent 4
9 April- Lent 5
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 Aiden Webber, who is recovering from an infection.
 
For Jessica and Matthew Webber, who remain strong for their newborn son.
 
For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia

For John Meyer, who will undergo foot surgery

Come Celebrate Mardi Gras- Lutheran Style!

The Memorial Lutheran Youth invite all members of the congregation to join us for our annual dinner fundraiser.

When: Saturday 1 March from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Where: Fellowship Hall


Cost: Suggested donation of $12.50 for singles, $25 for couples (babysitting included). 


RSVP: Aaron Poffenberger akp@hypernote.com


Come support our youth as they raise funds to go to Higher Things and Nicaragua! 

 

RSVP Soon- this even is next weekend!

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Houston, TX 77057

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