Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
28 December 2018
Advent and Christmas Worship Services
Advent is almost upon us. Please join us for our upcoming worship services:

Sunday 30 December 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
First Sunday in Christmas

Monday 31 December
New Year's Eve Service - 7:00 PM

Sunday 6 January 8:15 AM and 11:00 AM
Epiphany Sunday
From the Vicar
Begin Each Week Anew
The words of Simeon in Luke 2:29-32 are preserved for us in the Nunc Dimittis, the canticle we sing after the Lord's Supper. Simeon's confession isn't limited to the appearance of Christ in the Temple some 2,000 years ago. Each Sunday we are able to begin our week anew as we depart from the Lord's altar in peace. In His Supper, we see our salvation with eyes of faith, as Christ is among us even today, giving His body for us and pouring out His blood of the new testament for the forgiveness of our sins. It is this body and blood that has enlightened the eyes of nations for generations and has born witness to the faithfulness of the God of Israel.

Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 519, 389, 954, 624, 372, 937
Don't Forget Me!
2018 Offering Envelopes are available in the Narthex. Come pick yours up today!

Take a Break
The following groups will take a break and resume on the listed date:
  • Handbell Choir Practice (3 January)
  • Adult Choir Practice (3 January)
  • Men's Bible Study (5 January)
  • Adult Instruction (6 January)
  • Catechism (6 January)
  • Bagels & Bible Study (8 January)
  • Tuesday Morning Bible Class (8 January)
  • Young Adults Bible Study (8 January)
See you in the new year!
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 Paul Kehrer as he recovers

For Florence Brimberry as she heals

For those families affected by the floods from Hurricane Harvey
2019 Flower Calendar
The 2019 Flower Calendar is now available. It's a perfect way to share and acknowledge an anniversary, birthday, or a special family occasion. The flowers are arranged for by the church office, all you have to do is tell us what you want written in the Sunday bulletin. The cost is $43 an arrangement. The Flower Calendar is located in the narthex on the wall just to the east of the main doors. Please contact Tiffanie in the church office (713 782 6079) if you have any questions.

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Houston, TX 77057

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