Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
9 March 2018
Midweek Lenten Services
Noon (with lunch following) 
and 7:00 PM on the following Wednesdays:
           14 March - Lent 4 Midweek
           21 March - Lent 5 Midweek
From the Pastor
Dead in Sin
In this Sunday's epistle reading, St. Paul tells us that as the children of Adam and Eve, we are all dead in our sin.  Typically, when we hear the word dead, we think this means inactive like a dead battery.  Tragically, dead in sin means active in sinning.  In this state, we really have no reason to expect any good to come from it.  We are in God's hands.  We are under his judgment.  Yet, it is here in his hands and under his judgement that God does the unthinkable.   Rather than justly punishing those who have broken and continue to break the law, God takes the penalty due to sinners and he lays it on the back of another, the one who has no sin, Jesus Christ.  In our Lord's perfect life, innocent death, and glorious resurrection, the wages of sin have been paid for us and new life with God is now ours. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 544, 972, 640, 571, 918
Come join us during Holy Week to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord 
Palm Sunday 25 March 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM
Holy Monday 26 March 7:00 PM
Holy Tuesday 27 March 7:00 PM
Holy Wednesday 28 March 7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday 29 March 7:00 PM
Good Friday 30 March 7:00 PM
Easter Vigil 31 March 8:00 PM
Easter Sunday 1 April 8:15 AM & 11:00 AM 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Memorial Lutheran School playground
Easter Sunday, 1 April
10:20 AM
All children are invited, ages 2 through 5th grade.
Please meet in the school gym at 10:20 AM with your Easter basket! (during the Sunday School hour/Easter Breakfast)
6th-8th graders: If you would like to serve as a helper, please meet on the school
playground at 10:00 AM to help hide eggs.
Tell your children how Easter eggs remind us of the new life that Jesus won for us on the cross.
Easter Eggs Needed! 
Anyone interested in donating plastic, filled eggs, please leave your donations in one of the boxes located in the Commons or School Office by Sunday, 25 March. 
*Candy should be wrapped, peanut-free, and safe to eat/not a choking hazard for
children under 3 (i.e., no gobstoppers, laffy taffy, etc.). 
*Easter stickers are also a great idea for stuffing eggs.   
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 Michael Koutsodontis as he continues treatment

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
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.
Time Change Sunday
Don't forget the time changes THIS 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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