Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
23 November 2018
Advent and Christmas Worship Services
Advent is almost upon us. Please join us for our upcoming worship services:
Sunday 2 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 5 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 1 Midweek

Sunday 9 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Second Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 12 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 2 Midweek 

Sunday 16 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Third Sunday in Advent

Wednesday 19 December 12:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Advent 3  Midweek (MLS Service 7:00 PM)

Sunday 23 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Fourth Sunday in Advent 

Monday 24 December Christmas Eve
Children's Service/ Lessons and Carols - 5:00 PM
Candlelight Mass - 9:00 PM

Tuesday 25 December 10:00 AM
Christmas Day Service
From the Pastor
Pastor St Onge
What are You Waiting For?
What are you waiting for? Ask that question today of a young child and you know the answer you'll hear: "Christmas!" Ask an adult the same question, and you may hear a long pause before you get an answer. The older we get, the more we find ourselves waiting for things with dread instead of child-like anticipation. Advent is about the coming of the Lord Christ - not something to be feared, but something to be hoped for, dreamed of, and desired. "Behold the days are coming," says the Lord. For a few moments, let's be children once more, and look forward with bated breath for the coming redemption of ourselves and the whole world in Jesus. 
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns
Hymns: 332, 954, 334, 621 (8:15), 353, 508
Sing and Give Joy with MLC Carolers
Please join us after late service on 16 December as we go caroling to our shut-ins.
We will meet in the Narthex directly after late service. We will eat lunch (provided by Jason's Deli) in the Fellowship Hall and then begin the route. Music and maps will be provided. We hope to make 4 stops.

RSVP to the church office (so that we have enough music, maps, and food) at 713 782 6079 or tpernoud@mlchouston.org.
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 continues treatment

For those affected by Hurricane Michael

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
Order Your Poinsettia Today!
Plants are $9.50 each. Order one in memory/ honor of a loved one, as a gift for your secret pal, or even for yourself. Call the church office at 713 782 6079 by 17 December at noon.

We are asking for the plants to remain in the church until after late service on 30 December.
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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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