Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
3 February 2017
Got Valentine's Plans?
The MLC Youth invite you to their Valentines Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, 11 February at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall.  There will be a salad, main course, dessert, various beverages, and musical entertainment.  Tickets will be available on Sunday, 5 February in the Commons for a suggested donation of $15/person. Tickets are also available at the door the night of the event.  Babysitting is available for a suggested donation of $5/child. Please RSVP for babysitting by e-mailing Vonda by Sunday, 5 February.  Include the number of children and their ages in the RSVP. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support youth group activities such as Higher Things and the Nicaragua Mission Trip.
From the Vicar
"For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." These are Jesus' words to the disciples in Sunday's Gospel reading (Mt. 5:13-20). The scribes and Pharisees were seen as being very righteous. There was no way that one could be more righteous than them! But, there is someone who is perfect, even more righteous than the scribes and Pharisees: Jesus Christ Himself. And He, by fulfilling the Law and dying for your sake, gives His righteousness to you, His people, guaranteeing that you will enter the kingdom of Heaven.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Isaiah 58:3-9a                                                  

Hymns: LSB 904, 766 (stanza 4), 842, 932, 622, 837
blood drive
Give Life!
The last few Mays we held blood drives and MLC members had all-time record donations. We're changing it up and holding our blood drive in February.  One of our very own, Marcheta Beasely, recently went through successful surgery for a congenital heart defect; This blood drive is in her honor.  Let's give thanks for her health and make it another record drive- please consider donating blood, in 2 weeks, on Sunday 12 February. To sign up for a time slot on the schedule, email or call Tessa 713 782 6079. Contact Tessa soon for your first choice in available times- there are still some between service times left!
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.

Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Kirstyn Harvey as she undergoes surgery

For the family of Rev. Bill Heine

For Ellen Brda as she seeks therapy

For Bobbi Phelps as she undergoes therapy

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Get Educated!
Christian Education Night
until 22 February
(15 Feb cancelled due to Luther Movie)
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes
Thank you to those of you who helped provide a meal this season. You are very much appreciated.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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