Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
19 January 2018
10 January- 7 February
Wednesday Nights
5:15 Meal, 6:00 Class
Fellowship Hall

Chuck Hinkle is leading a class on Cold Case Christianity. Are you a Christian because of your faith - or because of your reasoning? Follow a homicide investigator's methodology as his forensic analysis of the New Testament convinces him to become a Christian.  
If you would like to help provide a meal, please contact Mike Jeffers or the church office 713 782 6079.
From the Pastor
The Kingdom Has Arrived
I love the simple summary in St. Mark of the preaching of Jesus in the gospel text for this Sunday. "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe the gospel" (Mark 1:15). The moment had come, because the ministry of the Messiah had begun. The kingdom of God had come near, because Jesus was beginning to preach. What was the content of that preaching: "Repent and believe the gospel." That kingdom still comes among when the Word of God is taught in its truth and purity.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 614, 839, 730, 620, 743, 856
New Member Sunday Already?!
Join us for a New Member Sunday BBQ honoring our new members
Sunday 11 February
12:30 PM- 2:00 PM
 Fellowship Hall.

Delicious Texas BBQ and bread will be provided. Sign-up online here to bring a side to share with our fellow members and guests.

We are looking for a few good Lutherans to help with clean-up afterward. If you can help call the church office at 713 782 6079 or get in touch with Fellowship Chair, Mike JeffersRemember many hands make for light work!

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 Susan Bomar that she be given strength

For Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Save the Date, Save a Life!
MLC will be holding a blood drive on 11 February 2018 in our gymnasium. 
Please consider donating blood before, during or after the New Member BBQ. It's perfect timing! 
Mark your calendar and sign-up soon for your preferred scheduling. 
Call 713 782 6079 or email Tessa. Look out for scheduling in the Commons, during donut hour, this and next weekends!
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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