Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
11 January 2019
Adult Instruction Class- New Later Time!
8 January- 26 March 2019
Tuesday Night 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Church Library

Why should you come to this class?
1.  To learn more about the basic teachings of the Christian religion.
2. To reaffirm your faith.
3. To join Memorial Lutheran Church as a member.
4. To learn what your children are taught at Memorial Lutheran School. 

If you are interested in taking this class, please contact Pastor Murray or  come and join us!

Come join us!
From the Pastor
Jesus Is No Sinner
The Baptism of Jesus by John can be a source of confusion.  Baptism is for sinners.  Jesus is not a sinner.  Therefore, baptism is not for Jesus.  Nevertheless, Jesus is baptized.
In the baptism of our Lord, Jesus comes to the Jordan river and takes on the position of sinner in order that he might receive what is due to sinners.  What is due to sinners?  In the ministry of John, it is a call to repentance and baptism.  What is due to sinners?  As revealed by God at the beginning, it is the penalty of death as the just punishment for sin. 
Jesus is no sinner, but he stands in the place of sinners receiving John's baptism as well death so that we might have what we have not earned: life and peace with God.
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 401, 406, 600, 728, 594
Christian Education Night
Christian Education Night
9 January- 27 February
5:15 Dinner
6:00 Classes

Pastor Murray and Vicar will be leading a class on Ephesians.
We could use your help providing a meal, please contact our friendly fellowship chair Mike Jeffers or the church office 713 782 6079. 
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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Houston, TX 77057

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