Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
31 January 2014
MLC Welcomes 33 New Members This Sunday
This weekend on 2 February, Memorial Lutheran will be welcoming 33 new members into our congregation. Twenty five have transferred in from another LCMS congregation since our last New Member Sunday; Two are reaffirming their Lutheran faith, Five are adult confirmations; One child was recently baptized. Please join us as we welcome these new members this Sunday. A welcome breakfast will be held from 9:45 AM- 10:45 AM in the Fellowship Hall and the reception of new members will be held during the 11:00 AM service. 
From the Pastor
Last Christmas Day!
This Sunday is the Presentation of our Lord; 40 days after Christmas when the church celebrates the occasion recorded in Luke 2:22-39. Jesus was presented in the temple at the purification of Mary after childbirth according to the law of Moses. This is last of the truly Christmas days that stretch out into Epiphany. This day marks the last of the Gospel lessons about the infancy of God's Son born of Mary. The ancient believers who greet Him that day remind us of the trial of His life and the suffering to come. The cross shadows even the last of the Christmas days. Merry Christmas, Christians!
Who's New?

The Kabele family joined MLC after moving to Houston from Southern California.  

 

Heather grew up in Katy and wanted to come back to be nearer family and friends.  Charles grew up in Connecticut and is still adjusting to Houston summers.  Both Charles and Heather are litigation attorneys.  Trevor and Sophie are in first grade at Memorial Drive Elementary, and Chase is in Pre-K.  In their free time, the family likes to swim, play and watch sports, and ride bikes. 

 

Welcome to the Kabele family. We are glad you are here at MLCS!

We Need Your Help!

If you are able to help provide a CEN meal or an Adult Instruction lunch, please contact Tessa in the church office. 713 782 6079. She can provide details and expected attendance.

 

CEN Meals take place on Wednesday evenings at 5:15 PM. Available dates are 19, and 26 February.

 

Adult Instruction lunches require set up before 12:30 PM on Sunday afternoons. Available dates are 9,16,23,30 March and 6 and 13 April.

Memorial Lutheran School Students Place First in Bible Bowl Tournament!

Congratulations to the following students who won first place medals - Aislinn Bohot, Jose Cordero, Matthew Girma, Tyler Kinchen, Ariana Kunz, Natalie Ledesma, Ruth Martin, and Reese McDermott.  They won their first games against Lutheran South Academy (teams 1 and 2) and beat St. Mark Lutheran to take the championship.  We are so proud of our MLS students and their amazing Bible knowledge! Thank you to coach Sherry Kitchell who encouraged the students to practice and study! Thank you also to the parents who helped out.

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 the Pacey Family, Pastor, Clarissa, Rachel, and Kirk, as they settle into a new home and church

For Cantor Janet Muth, who has a call to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, WI.

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia

For John Meyer, who will undergo foot surgery
LWIM is Off to a Great Start in 2014 
LWIM had a great afternoon, Sunday 26 January 2014, with 30 ladies in attendance for lunch, fellowship, and an informative presentation.  Email Lara at laraogden@sbcglobal.net to learn more about Lutheran Women In Mission.    We, the ladies of the LCMS, are all Lutheran Women in Mission.  We hope you can join us next month

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Houston, TX 77057

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