Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church Houston, Texas
24 March 2016
Come join us for the remainder of Holy Week to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord
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
From the Pastor
Where is the Body?
The great commotion begins in our gospel text when people are unable to find the body of Jesus. The missing body gradually paves the way to the great Easter joy that victory has been won over the devil and salvation has been accomplished for humanity. This reality is hard for some in our gospel story to believe! They have to hear the previous words of Jesus again in order to digest the reality of resurrection. Yes, hearing the word of God gives people the gift of faith! Proof does not produce faith. Actually, nobody has seen with his eyes what happened to the body of Jesus. The body doesn't make the resurrection but the absence! The absence of the body means that he rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God. This is what one of our chief Lutheran symbols faithfully confesses, "The resurrection of the body and the life everlasting." We rejoice and celebrate this Pascal Feast because the Paschal Lamb has been slain! God the Son rose from the dead! Just because He rose, we too will rise again on the last day! So, with ease we say, "He is risen! He is risen Indeed." Amen.
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.
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