Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
4 January 2018
Adult Instruction Class Begins
8 January- 26 March 2019
Tuesday Night 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Church Library

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From the Pastor
Bringing the Far Near, and the Near Far 
Those farthest away from the Lord Jesus become the nearest, with hope, joy, and anticipation putting them on the move; those nearest to him are the farthest away, with status, presumption, and studied certitude locking them in place-that is, until fixation is scandalized by fluidity. All bets are off when "the Christ" emerges from the dusty prophetic scrolls and enters the local annals: He who is far becomes near-yes, painfully near-to those for whom God is, naturally, at their beck and call, those who are exponentially certain that the rug underneath their feet is the best spot on earth. He who has come near has become far-yes, excitingly and tantalizingly far-to those for whom God is, naturally, beyond their sphere.
Dear people of God: join those who move, even with so much as arthritic abandon. Not even an alternate route will produce regret.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 412, 395, 394, 399, 397
Resuming Our Regular Schedule
The following groups will resume on the listed date:
  • 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 soon!
Take a Poinsettia
If you were gifted or purchased a poinsettia- please pick one out Sunday morning in the Commons. 

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 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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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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