Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
20 January 2017
One Night Movie Event
Don't miss this special event: a one-time showing of the new  Martin Luther film: 

Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 7:00 PM
Edwards Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24
3839 Weslayan, Houston, TX 77027
 
IMPORTANT: All tickets must be purchased in advance, there will be no tickets sold at the box office. If, for some reason, fewer than 82 tickets are sold by 8 February, then the event is cancelled, and everything is refunded.  Tickets can be purchased at a special web site set up for the screening:  Click Here
 
Please contact Wayne Murray (713 782 6079) in the church office if you have any questions.  A portion of ticket sales are returned to our congregation for our mission and ministry. We hope to see you at the movie!
From the Pastor
Your Church Family
Families are so important to us. Our family has celebrated a number of important events over the last six weeks; a wedding, a couple of receptions (one here and one in St. Louis), and an honorific event at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne. The family delights to gather together. That's also true in our Christian lives. When Martin Luther talks about the means of grace in the Smalcald Articles he includes what he calls the mutual conversation and consolation of the brethren (SA 3.4). Worship day, then, is being gathered in the house of our Father to be encouraged by our brothers and sisters in Christ. A Christian family is also so important to us. What a great family we have here at Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Isaiah 9:1-4                                                                        

Hymns: LSB  412, 766 (stanza 3), 839, 856, 849, 825
Adult Instruction Class
10 January 2017 - 11 April 2017
Tuesday Nights 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
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 at smurray@mlchouston.org.
Come and join us!
blood drive
Give Life & Mark Your Calendar
The last few Mays, we held blood drives and MLC members had all-time record donations. We're changing it up and holding our blood drive in February.  One of our very own, Marcheta Beasely, recently went through successful heart surgery. This blood drive will be in her honor.  Let's give thanks for her health- please consider donating blood on Sunday 12 February. Mark your calendar- stay tuned for sign-up!
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 Kirstyn Harvey as she undergoes surgery

For the family of Rev. Bill Heine

For the family of John Meyer

For Ellen Brda as she seeks therapy

For Bobbi Phelps as she undergoes therapy

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
CEN Meets!

We missed this last week due to weather but don't miss this upcoming CEN!

Christian Education Night
Wednesdays
11 January- 22 February
 
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes
 
If you would like to help provide a meal, please contact our friendly fellowship chair Mike Jeffers or the  church office 713 782 6079.  

Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057