Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
2 March 2018
Midweek Lenten Services
Noon (with lunch following) 
and 7:00 PM on the following Wednesdays:
     
             7 March - Lent 3 Midweek
           14 March - Lent 4 Midweek
           21 March - Lent 5 Midweek
From the Vicar
No Other Reason but to Save You
Lent is the time for cleaning house, and Jesus has come to clean His house. He's removing every distraction, false opinion, off-kilter priority, and selfish motivation. Our deepest need and His suffering to meet that need confront us. The Lamb of God, the altar of the Holy Cross, and the blood poured out to cover sins wake us up to why we worship. Lent gruffly grabs us by the shoulders, turns us around, and pushes us to the foot of the cross so there can be no question why we come. Consider the dangers our Lamb faced, the fateful, inescapable death which awaited Him. He goes to the temple to offer. You go to church to receive. If you come for any other reason, then don't. He comes for no other reason but to save you.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 426, 823, 428, 847, 530, 429
Mmmm!  Easter Breakfast!
Please join us and support the MLC youth for Easter Breakfast Sunday 1 April, 2018 between early and late service. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 AM in the fellowship hall. All money received will go toward MLC Youth events such as the Nicaragua Mission Trip, Higher Things, and LCMS U conferences. 
 
If you can help provide a breakfast casserole Easter morning before early service, please contact Kim Bohot or Allison Kuhlmann for more information.

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.

Sincerely,
Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray
Senior Pastor
Memorial Lutheran Church and School
In This Issue
Let Us Pray
For Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
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Time Change Next Week
Don't forget the time changes next Sunday, 11 March at 2:00 AM. Before you go to bed on Saturday night, please set your clocks ahead one hour. Church services on Sunday will be at their regular times according to Central Daylight Saving Time.
If you don't set your clocks ahead, you will be one hour late for church and Sunday School.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057


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