Weekly Newsletter of Memorial Lutheran Church                                 Houston, Texas
Memorial Messenger
25 January 2019
Got Valentine's Day Weekend Plans?
The MLC Youth invite you to their Valentine's Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, 9 February at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a delicious entrée, dessert, various beverages including wine and craft beer, and music. Suggested donation is $15/person in advance or $20 at the event. Tickets will be available for pre-purchase between services in the weeks leading up to the event. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to support youth group activities such as Higher Things and LCMS U. 

Babysitting is available for a suggested donation of $5/child. Please RSVP for babysitting to Aaron Poffenberger.
Thai sweet salad-sweet corn, carrot, avocado, cherry tomato, and jicama with roasted peanut and roasted dry shrimp
Fried eggroll-clear noodle, carrot, cabbage, black ear mushroom, and ground chicken
Panang curry with grilled chicken over rice noodle
(vegetarian option: grilled tofu)
Children's entrée: Thai style pancakes (thin and flat) filled with egg, ground chicken, and sausage
Thai tea eclairs and coconut jelly
From the Pastor
Made to Be Like Him
Jesus' claims bring our fallenness to rise to the surface, with the result that we do our best (which truly is our worst) to make him to be just like one of us, to bring him to our common deathly end before any of us can think anything else of Jesus. The rub is, however, that our killing Jesus off, in the end, kills us all. His death is our death, meaning that our fallenness has sunk to rock bottom and been brought to its end, and he has done his best to make us to be just like him-without sin-before any of us can think anything else of ourselves.
Not only does the Resurrection confirm Jesus' claims concerning himself; it also confirms no other thought at our disposal concerning ourselves. We are now made to be just like him-without sin. May we join in praise!
Sunday's Scripture Readings & Hymns

Hymns: 583, 839, 849, 602, 523, 834
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!
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
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. 

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5800 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77057

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