Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
29 December 2017
Holiday Worship Services
The holidays are almost upon us. Please join us for our upcoming worship services:
Sunday 31 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Christmas

Saturday 6 January 7:00 PM
Epiphany Service
From the Pastor
Christmas is For Us
The incarnation is "for us," not for Jesus. The celebration is ours, not for Him. What this means, though, is that the incarnation is not able to be confined to a day or a season, no matter how long we might think that season should be celebrated. That the Word became flesh is the towering fact of our salvation. The incarnation spans both the centuries of the millennia and the days and seasons of our years, without being confined to or restrained by our rules about dates and times. Certainly, we should continue to celebrate the fact of the incarnation through the 12 days of Christmas that began on Christmas Day until the Epiphany on 6 January. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 653, 389, 384, 630, 530, 937, 897
Take a Break
The following groups will take a break during the Christmas season and resume in January:
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Class
  • Young Adults Bible Study
  • Men's Breakfast & Bible Study
  • Adult Instruction
See you in the new year!
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 the family and friends of John Hatteberg as we grieve

For Susan Bomar that she be given strength

For Michael Koutsodontis as he seeks treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Pick Me Up!
2018 Offering Envelopes are available in the Commons near the church office. Envelopes are in alphabetical order. Come pick yours up today.
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