Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
22 January 2016
Join us for a Friendship BBQ honoring our new members THIS Sunday 24 January, 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM.

Delicious Texas BBQ will be provided. Please bring a side or dessert to share with your fellow members and guests. Sign-up  Online or visit the table in the Commons next Sunday to sign-up. You may drop it off in the church kitchen on the 24th before or after the services. 

We are also looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. If you can help call the church office and speak to  Wayne or  Tessa at 713 782 6079. Remember many hands make for light work! We need your help!
From the Pastor
Happy Feast Day!
This coming Sunday will be a day for celebrating, for feasting.  On Sunday, MLC will welcome over 30 new members to our congregation.  New members are always a blessing from God for which we offer our thanks.  In addition, we will also remember St. Timothy, pastor and confessor of the Faith. 
St. Timothy was not an Apostle, but one recruited by St. Paul, to continue the preaching, teaching, and administering of the sacraments in a congregation. The Apostles were an extraordinary means used by God to spread the Gospel throughout the world.  They preached the Word and worked miraculous signs indicating their origin (sent from God).  St. Timothy was not an apostle.  He was a pastor.  As a pastor, St. Timothy used the God given Word and sacraments to carry out the ministry entrusted to his care. Through these means, then and now, God continues to bring people out of sin and death to forgiveness and life.  Happy Feast Day! 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Acts 16:1-5                     
Hymns: 655, 766, 517, 682, 586, 587, 664
Lenten Lunch Volunteers Needed!
Please consider providing or teaming up with a friend to provide a light lunch during our Lenten Season. Lenten Lunch attendance is around 30 people and requires set-up before the noon service lets out and subsequent clean-up directly after. Dates that are available are  10, 17, 24 February and 2, 9, 16 March. Please help us fill one of these Wednesdays! If you are able to help, please contact the church office at 713 782 6079.
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.

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For peace for the Lodholz family

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
Eat Your Heart Out!
Our Annual St. Valentine's Fellowship Dinner, sponsoring our Youth will take place on 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