Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
6 April 2018
Christian Education Night  (CEN)
A Lutheran Understanding of the Church
and the Ministry
Wednesdays 11 April- 23 May
5:15 Dinner, 6:00 Classes
We need your help! If you or you and a friend or two are able to help provide a meal, please contact Mike Jeffers, Fellowship chair via email or the church office 713 782 6079.
From the Pastor
The Lord Jesus has, at times, this peculiar way about him, where he shows us our problem by first telling us what the solution to our problem is, and only then do we discover that we 1) have a problem in the first place, and 2) learn what our true problem really is. The Lord Jesus' ultimate response to Thomas-"Stop being unfaithful, but be faithful"-indicates that 1) Thomas has a problem of unfaithfulness to the risen Christ, and that 2) such unfaithfulness takes the form of refusing to come to terms with what the Resurrection entails: satisfaction derived from a prescribed source-the proclaimed word of the Resurrection, of victory over death.
Thank God for a risen Christ who speaks a solution that both highlights and solves the problem we never knew we had, and that brings us to confess him with a satisfaction that never ends.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: LSB 603, 406, 471, 631, 720, 920
Road Closure Info
Effective tonight, the following closures may affect our travel into the Galleria area:
  • I-610 southbound exit ramp to Post Oak Boulevard will be closed. Detour by taking the San Felipe exit, turn right on San Felipe and then right or left on Post Oak Boulevard. Alternatively, take the San Felipe exit to southbound frontage road and U-turn at San Felipe north, then U-turn again onto the northbound frontage road to Post Oak Boulevard intersection.
  • I-610 southbound auxiliary lanes between the Woodway/Memorial Drive exit and the Post Oak Boulevard exit will be closed. Four I-610 mainlanes and one frontage road lane will remain open at this location.
  • The inside lane of the I-610 southbound frontage road from Woodway Drive to Post Oak Boulevard will be closed.
These three closures will be in effect for approximately the next 8 months. 
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 LouAnn Webber as she seeks treatment

For the family of Carlos Broughton- may they find peace and understanding

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Mark Your Calendars!
Memorial Lutheran Church will hold Vacation Bible
School the week of 
23-27 July 2018. 
We hope to see
your children there!
Volunteers are needed-please see Pastor Pacey or Reverend Gaub for more information.
Replacement of Paraments
We are continuing to replace the parament sets and the last set to be replaced is the green set. This set is used for much of the year during Pentecost. We are hoping to have a new set in time for Pentecost. Please consider helping us replace this set by making your donation to the parament fund. If you have any questions please contact Martha Fredenburg
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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