Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
18 March 2016
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord 
Palm Sunday 20 March  8:15 AM & 11:00 AM
Holy Monday 21 March 7:00 PM 
Holy Tuesday 22 March 7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday 23  March 7:00 PM
Foot Washing 24 March 6:30 PM 
Maundy Thursday 24  March  7:00 PM 
Good Friday 25  March 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil 26  March 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday 27  March 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM

Holy Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (21, 22, and 23 March) the pastor(s) will hold Individual Confession and Absolution BEFORE the services from 5:00-6:30 PM 
From the Pastor
Week of Weeks
We are on the doorstep of Holy Week. We follow Jesus from Palm Sunday to the Feast of the Resurrection. In that sacred eight day span He will institute the Supper of His presence among us, he will pray in agony in Gethsemane, give himself up to an unjust trial, be nailed to a cross, die, be buried, descend to hell, and rise again from the dead triumphant. This is the great mystery of our salvation worked out in the life of our Lord. Christians come for worship all eight days to see their salvation worked out in Christ. This is the week of weeks.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 442, 455, 343, 531, 441
Youth Easter Breakfast
Please join us and support the youth for Easter Breakfast Sunday 27 March between early and late service. Serving begins at 9:30 AM. All donations received will go toward MLC Youth events such as the Nicaragua Mission Trip and Higher Things.
If you can help provide a breakfast casserole Easter morning before early service, please contact Dawn Brim 281 352 7274 or Marsha Burmeister for more information.
Easter Lilies
Plants are $9 each. Order one in memory/honor of a loved one, as a gift for your secret pal, or even for yourself. Call the church office at 713 782 6079 or email TessaWe are asking for the plants to remain in the church until after late service Easter Sunday, 27 March 2016.
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 Leslie Roch as she finishes treatment

For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Bring Your Basket to the   Annual MLC Easter Egg Hunt! 10:30 AM
Easter Sunday 27 March 2016 on the
Memorial Lutheran School - Playground.
We will meet in the MLS gym at 10:25 AM.

Anyone interested in donating plastic, filled eggs for the MLC Easter Egg Hunt, please leave your donations in one of the boxes located in the Commons, Nursery, or School Office by Friday, 25 March.

*Please make sure any candy is wrapped. 
*Please fill only with candy that is peanut-free and safe to eat/not a choking hazard for children under age 3 (i.e., no gobstoppers, laffy taffy, etc.) 
*Easter stickers, small crosses, etc. are other great ideas for stuffing eggs.   
Memorial Lutheran Church | smurray@mlchouston.org | http://www.mlchouston.org | http://www.memoriallutheranschool.org
5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057