Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
4 April 2014
Call for Casseroles!
MLC Youth are hosting a breakfast to help offset the travel expenses for Higher Things and Nicaragua. If you can help by providing a breakfast casserole Easter morning before early service, please contact Dawn Brim by email at shadlelu@yahoo.com or at
281 948 9429.

From the Pastor
In this Sunday' reading from the Gospel, Jesus and the Disciples hear about the illness of their friend Lazarus (brother of Mary and Martha).  Upon hearing the news, Jesus assures the Disciples that "this illness does not lead to death."

 

Two days later Lazarus falls asleep, he dies.  What happened? Did Jesus make an error?  Did He bend the truth?  No, Jesus did not make an error.  Not only does Jesus not bend the truth, He is the truth!  When Jesus said Lazarus' illness does not lead to death, he revealed in advance the miracle that He would accomplish when he would call Lazarus from death to life. 

 

This raising of Lazarus from the dead functions as one of the seven signs found in John's Gospel which point to Jesus as the Messiah.  Yet even this great miracle, the overcoming of Lazarus' death, is overshadowed by the miracle of Jesus' own death and resurrection where he is not called by another, but calls himself from death to life.

 

With the raising of Lazarus, the one man was brought back from death to life, but died again.  Through the death and the resurrection of Jesus, death has been completely overcome.   We now have eternal life with God for Jesus' sake!
Who's New? 

Kyle Molitor is one of our newest members. He recently transfered to MLC and was officially welcomed at our 2 February New Member Sunday. Kyle was born and raised in Anderson, Texas and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.  After he found a job in Houston, Kyle moved here and found MLC through friends of his. He is a Civil Engineer at Bury, Inc. working in Land and Site Development.

 

Outside of work and church Kyle likes to play basketball and spend time hanging out with friends and his dog.

 

Welcome to MLC Kyle!

This Week's Scriptural Lessons
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord

Palm Sunday                    13 April           8:15 AM &                                                                          11:00 AM

Holy Monday                   14 April           7:00 PM

Holy Tuesday                   15 April           7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday              16 April           7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday           17 April           7:00 PM
Good Friday                     18 April           7:00 PM
Easter Vigil                       19 April           8:00 PM
Easter Sunday                  20 April          8:15 AM &                                                                          11:00 AM
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 B. J. Hall that the Lord would grant strength and healing
 
For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For the family of Don Phelps as they mourn their loss
 
For Bud Obert, that he would be blessed by God with strength and confidence
Lenten Service Times
Next Wednesday 9 April is our final midweek Lenten Service. Join us at either 12:00 Noon (light lunch follows) &
7:00 PM. 

Easter Lilies Are Available!

Plants are $9 each.

Call the church office at 713 782 6079 if you are interested in purchasing one in memory/honor of a loved one, as a gift for your secret pal, or even for yourself.

We are asking for the plants to remain in the church until after late service Easter Sunday 20 April 2014.

  

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Houston, TX 77057

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