Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
27 February 2015
Lenten Service Times

Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM

4 March - Lent 2 Midweek

11 March - Lent 3 Midweek

18 March - Lent 4 Midweek 

25 March - Lent 5 Midweek 

From the Pastor
Who is the Christ?  This is the most important question there is.  When Jesus put the question to his disciples, Peter answered for the group and declared Jesus to be the Christ.  Peter gets the name right (Jesus is the Christ), yet he gets it wrong in that he does not understand what it means.  We have this same problem today.  Many are willing to say Jesus is the Christ, but then fill in the meaning in ways that Jesus does not allow.  Thankfully, Jesus is the Christ and he knows what it means to be the Christ.  The Christ is the one who came not to abolish God's Law, but to fulfill it.  The Christ is the one who was betrayed, suffered, and died for us and for our salvation.  May this Christ alone be the one we confess in all of our thoughts, words and deeds.     
Sunday's Scripture Readings

Genesis 17:1-7,15-16                    

What's New, Telugu?
The members of the MLC Telugu community are very blessed to have an opportunity to receive God's gifts of Word and Sacraments and become members of the church family. We currently have several Telugu families attending Adult Instruction. We reached our first financial goal of $5,000. Our hearty thanks to you all for your gifts and generosity. Our second financial goal for 2015 is $10,000 by the end of the April. We also received a grant of $12,000 to attend to the humanitarian needs of our Telugu community. I humbly request your continuous prayers, support and encouragement as we progress in this vital ministry at Memorial. God's rich blessings on you and your families!
In Christ,
Pastor Sagar Pilli.
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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Walter Friend as he begins treatment

Got Eggs?

In preparation for our annual MLC Easter Egg Hunt, we are asking for donations of filled plastic eggs with wrapped treats (peanut-free and safe for children under 3). Donations can be left in one of the labeled boxes in the school office or commons area by 3 April.
 

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057