Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
26 January 2018
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!
From the Vicar
His Words
We don't think of Jesus as a circuit preacher, but it's true. Jesus traveled from synagogue to synagogue, gathering crowds with His confident, commanding sermons. Unlike the rabbis, when Jesus preached, miracles happened. His words defeated the devil. His Word conquers because it brings God's Kingdom. However, Jesus doesn't want us focused on the fireworks but on His Words and what they bring. The devil's destruction is icing on the cake. He wants us focused on the preaching of forgiveness of sins. Jesus preaches this message from the pulpits of all faithful Christian congregations. He gives Himself to you through His teaching. His authority builds up our confidence that He suffers and dies to bring us everlasting life. In answer to "Thy kingdom come," Jesus preaches His Kingdom into and among us.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 583, 842, 394, 619, 849, 533
Save the Date to 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, later this month!
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
10 January- 7 February
Wednesday Nights
5:15 Meal, 6:00 Class
Fellowship Hall

Chuck Hinkle is leading a class on Cold Case Christianity
If you would like to help provide a meal, please contact Mike Jeffers or the church office 713 782 6079.

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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