Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
9 February 2018
New Member Sunday Already?!
Join us for a New Member Sunday BBQ on Sunday 11 February from
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.  

Interested in a delicious smoked brisket to take home? Whole briskets ($80), Half are $45. Click here to inquire with Jonathan of the BBQ team!

Can you help with clean-up afterward? Email Fellowship Chair, Mike JeffersRemember many hands make for light work!
From the Pastor
Preparation for Lent
The Transfiguration prepares us for Lent. We in the New Testament church stand on the other side of the resurrection. There are no more uncertainties like those expressed by the disciples, when they were unclear about what the resurrection from the dead meant (Mark 9:10). In the Transfiguration our heavenly Father tells us who this is that says that Son of Man will be raised from the dead. If we follow Him to Golgotha's hill to see him pierced, transfixed and dying we would fall into despair, unless our Father told us who it is that suffers and then rising confirms that He can bring defeat to death through dying. Let's hear our Father say this to us this Sunday.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 821, 413, 414, 631, 680, 417
Give Life
MLC will be holding a blood drive THIS SUNDAY 11 February 2018 in our gymnasium. 
Please consider donating blood before, during or after the services or beforre the New Member BBQ. It's perfect timing! 
You can schedule through 4:00 PM Friday (Call 713 782 6079 or email Tessa) or walk-in and check the availability on Sunday.
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
Lenten Lunches
We could use some hosts for our annual Lenten Lunches on 14, 21, 28 February, and 14 March. Lunch are served out of our Fellowship Hall after the Wednesday noon services (1:00-ish on Ash Wednesday and 12:45 on subsequent Wednesdays). If you could help facilitate one of the meals, please contact Tessa in the church office 713 782 6079.
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Houston, TX 77057

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