Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
11 March 2016
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Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM

16 March - Lent 5 Midweek
From the Pastor
Because of Who He Is
In this Sunday's reading from the Gospel, we have the parable of the vineyard and the wicked tenants.  In this parable, Jesus tells the story of an owner of a vineyard, who wants collect rent from those who are working it.  The owner sends one...two...three servants in succession.  They are all treated badly and none of them receives what is due.  Finally, the owner sends his son, who gets killed.  Any reasonable person hearing this parable knows what should happen to these tenants.   They should be arrested, removed from the vineyard, and punished for their crimes.  This is obvious.  What is not so obvious is why the owner would send his own son to people, who have treated his servants in such a terrible way.  In the end, the owner sends the son not because of who the tenants are, but because of who he is.    
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 909, 406, 942, 430, 435, 426, 645
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
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
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.

Sincerely,
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
Easter Eggs Needed! 
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.   
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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