Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
5 February 2016
Membership Class Begins Tuesday!
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
Transfiguration
This coming Sunday, we will observe the Transfiguration of our Lord.  When Jesus goes up the mountain, he goes to work out the end of his earthly ministry.  That end is his death on the cross and his resurrection from the grave for the forgiveness of our sins.  From the time of his conception, Jesus has been heading in the direction of his death and resurrection.  In fact, before the creation of the heavens and the earth, the Scriptures identify Jesus as already crucified.  1 Peter 1:18-20 puts it this way: "...you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you."
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 395, 766, 413, 414, 537, 417
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New Adult Bible Class
Pastor Murray will be teaching during the Sunday School hour, between services beginning this weekend. The class will be held in the Fellowship Hall. The class will be called "Church and State: How Do They Relate?"
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
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Eat Your Heart Out!
Our Annual St. Valentine's Fellowship Dinner, sponsoring our Youth will take place NEXT Saturday, 13 February from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM . A suggested donation of $ 12.50 per person will be taken at the door. Proceeds benefit MLC youth traveling to Higher Things national youth event and other youth activities. Babysitting will also be provided with donations accepted. RSVP to Dawn Brim at 281 352 7274 or shadlelu@yahoo.com .
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057