Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
24 February 2017
Lenten Service Times
Noon (with lunch following) and 7:00 PM
1 March- Ash Wednesday
8 March - Lent 1 Midweek
15 March - Lent 2 Midweek
22 March- Lent 3 Midweek
29 March - Lent 4 Midweek
5 April - Lent 5 Midweek

From the Pastor
"Rise, and have no fear."
Struck by the splendor on the mountain, Peter wanted to make three tents. Somehow Peter's idea did not materialize. Instead, he received a terrific experience of transfiguration. While Peter and the team were still in terror, they received the comforting word of Jesus, "Rise, and have no fear." When Jesus was born he tented or tabernacled in this world. When he died, he destroyed his own tent and rose from the dead. Unlike Peter and the team, we don't have any restrictions now to tell the story of Jesus to others. We can gladly and joyfully share the reality of resurrection and seek comfort in the word of our Lord. Amen. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Exodus 24:8-18                                          
Matthew 17:1-9

Hymns: LSB 395, 766 (stanza 8), 413, 415, 414, 417
Ladies' Retreat- Only a Few Spots Left!
Surfside Beach 
21-23 April 2017
$125 or $50 (for Saturday only)
Topic: Re-discovering a Biblical Understanding of Male and Female. See Nancy Geigel in the Commons between services or call 713 819 5677 for more info.
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Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Kirstyn Harvey as she recovers from surgery

For Ellen Brda as she seeks therapy

For Luke George, who is going through therapy for Leukemia
Get Filtered, Help MLS!
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Houston, TX 77057

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