Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
16 January 2015
Tuesday Evening Adult Instruction

13 January 2015 - 7 April 2015

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.

 

It's not too late!

Come and join us!

From the Vicar
The Power of Weakness
The confession of St. Peter can easily be turned into a "job well done" for humanity. However, this denies the Holy Spirit as the source of this great confession. We tend to ignore the magnificence of God's workings in us and in our world.
For example, in Mark 9, Jesus says that some of you will live long enough to see the Kingdom of God come with power. Is this true? The apostles are all dead and yet we still live in this veil of tears. So where is this Kingdom coming with its power? God's glory and power can be so difficult for us to grasp at times.
Yet, the truth is so simple. It is the crucifixion; where all the power of God is raised up for the salvation of the whole world. Jesus is the very Kingdom of God and he ushers in the new creation for all those believing in him on the cross in perfect weakness. There is no greater glory or power than the weakness of God.
Sunday's Scripture Readings
Telugu Ministry Update
The MLC Telugu Ministry is steadily progressing. We were very productive with the Telugu community in 2014 and nearly one hundred people attended our annual Telugu Christmas gathering. Many opportunities for receiving sound Christian teaching are now available for Telugu people. Beginning this weekend, Telugu Ministry financial updates will be published in the Sunday bulletin. Our first financial goal is to raise $5,000 by February 2015. I ask for your continuous prayers, support, and encouragement for this vital ministry at Memorial.
In Christ,
Pastor Sagar Pilli
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 Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
 
For Paul Lodholz, asking for strength as he recovers

For Ted Nelson and Samuel Phelps as they recover from Phlebitis.

For the Duffala family, for faith in their grief

Christian Education Night

 

Wednesdays

until 11 February

 

5:15 Dinner

6:00 Classes

 

Galatians: The Path to Christian Freedom

by Pastor Murray

& Vicar Stebbins

 

A Study on Suffering Servants: 
Joseph, Moses, Job, David, & Paul 

by Pastor Campbell

 

We have 3 openings for meal sponsors! Please contact the church office by responding to this email or calling 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057



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